roxii

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  1. Thanks goodness I'm being refunded my Gofundme donation for Rappstar, now I can use it to support that poor innocent girl in Colombia who thought she was importing 6kg's of headphones!!!
  2. I have the Giro air attack as my position makes it pretty hard for me to keep my head up all the time. Its a good comfy helmet and the visor works well. You can also buy cheaper aftermarket visors for it to if you break them. I leave mine in transition with the visor flipped up, then when I get on the bike I flip it round as it's pretty easy to locate. most importantly from a safety/ security point of view it feels like a well fitted proper helmet.
  3. Hey mate yeah he has one already. It does sort of work for him but there are a few issues, one is that he doesn't like to stand out. But ironically the teachers seem to allow all the kids to bring them in and use them which while being good for my boy as he doesn't stand out, having a class full of kids with them is not a good recipe long term. Anyway we can but try.
  4. Hey @Flanman not sure if this passes as good news or not, but last week my sister says, "I saw you tagged on a friends facebook page!!" She worked with your Mrs ... Andrea Moss
  5. Enjoy mate. Hope the swell is up for you.
  6. The response from Dimond: The quality and integrity of Dimond Bikes has recently been brought into question by a former ambassador facing a lawsuit for breaching a promise in his contract. I would like everyone to know that Dimond Bikes are safe, have been safe, and continue to be safe. No customer who has purchased a production bicycle has advised Dimond of any failure in a bicycle that has resulted in any safety incident. Each Dimond Bike has a 6 year warranty and continues to have a 6 year warranty. Dimond Bikes have always been safe for triathlon racing. The current bikes, after 3 years of production, are the best and safest bikes yet and the result of thousands of hours of work to constantly improve the bikes. Jordan Rapp has now made first-time-ever claims about the safety of the Dimond Bike as a reason why he asked to be released from his contract. I am just now learning of these claims. I had multiple conversations with Jordan through phone and email regarding his desire to be released from his contractual obligations, but never during these conversations did he express any dissatisfaction with the product. Only after facing legal ramifications from a lawsuit claiming Jordan breached his promise did Jordan make these belated claims about safety. He admits that he never mentioned safety problems with the frames to Dimond. If, before being sued for breach of promise, Jordan had in fact truly believed one of his Dimond bikes was unsafe, but failed to alert the manufacturer of that belief, he would prevent the manufacturer from taking steps to ensure the safety of all other purchasers of Dimond Bikes. I do not believe Jordan would show such disregard for his fellow triathletes. I believe the fact is, he did not alert the manufacturer of any safety problem because there never was such a problem. The Dimond is a safe triathlon racing bicycle. There are other important facts underlying Jordan’s conduct, but I do not wish to engage in “trial by public forum”. This is a breach of promise dispute I wish to settle privately, or fairly through the court system. Regards, TJ Tollakson, CEO Ruster Sports, LLC
  7. Just reading the last bit of it, cant be bothered with all of it. Seems a few are calling for them both to "man up" sit down and sort it out. Unfortunately I think from Dimonds point of view that thread itself has taken them past the point of no return. While Im sure Jordan would like to shake hands and move on, he could walk away recover his "career" and let his results speak for themselves and his reputation may be only slightly damaged, whereas i think Dimonds reputation will be irreparably damaged by these goings on and if they feel that is so then I assume they will go "all in" on Rappstar.
  8. Angling for a career in politics some day maybe?
  9. That was before he posted that, he may find another law suit hot on its heels
  10. When I was there I stayed in Marostica and old "walled city" where they play the human sized chess game every year. As for cycling routes, not sure I just followed Alessandro Ballan around I'm no help really just wanted to say I went to Italy and rode with Ballan....... oh and someone else paid
  11. This was an interesting response to Jordans post: Lots of folks, myself included, asked your opinions of the Dimond in very recent months, including via PM's, and you lied your ass off. You never spoke of any major issues. Now you want people to fund a defence for you. Piss off.
  12. This looks like blowing up deluxe, and I dont think either party are coming out of it smelling rosy. http://forum.slowtwitch.com/forum/Slowtwitch_Forums_C1/Triathlon_Forum_F1/Dimond_Is_Suing_Me._I'm_Asking_For_Your_Help._P6291398/ Hope none of this ends up affecting our Lachy.
  13. I had an interesting Anzac day. As much as I respect Anzac day I've never really had a connection to it, being an Irish immigrant and all, and my wifes family also have no (known) connection to the wars. My wife was talking to a neighbour over the fence (yes some people still do that ) and they were both reflecting on the fact that we all had no real connection to Anzacs even though our neighbours are both "aussie as" Fast forward an hour or so and my Dad, who is currently visiting from Ireland for his 80th gets out his phone and shows me a few old photos he has found since cleaning up a few things since mum has passed away ( he thought he was pretty clever taking photos of photos sop he could carry them on his phone) and up comes one of a grave stone. He then proceeds to tell me it was his Grand Father, my Great Grandfather who fought, died and is buried in Thessalonica He fought with the 6th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers 2 Oct 1916 ROX, Private ARTHUR 22090. Age 34 D Coy Still getting my head around it but certainly puts a whole new spin on days like these now.
  14. I get what you are saying. I have not had to contribute to this thread apart from the stresses of losing then rebuilding the house and all that went along with that, but a few months ago I was just getting really, really sad.... a lot, which for those that know me, would know it is very out of character. I put it down to a bit of a combination of things, the first anniversary of my mums death, which I don't think I dealt with fully at the time due to the Tornado stuff going on, the end of a year of manic stresses with dealing with insurance companies, councils, builders, trades, refurnishing a whole house, the financial stresses that go along with that and trying to insulate the kids from those very stresses to a great extent. My son is also struggling with his ADHD and a lot of other issues at school and I feel like we are unable to adequately help him, and coupled with the fact that he has inherited it from me makes me feel more guilty. More than anything it did open my eyes up to how quickly things can change and while I'm lucky that I have a lot to be thankful for and feel like I'm over the worst of it I can see how for those whose lives aren't great in other areas can start to get into a bit of a spiral. Look after yourselves people.