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  1. 14 points
    I have said it in an earlier post, but want to say it again, I am very respectful of all our political leaders both State and Federal of the difficulty of the times and I think everyone should cut them all some slack. I saw the strain on Gladys face tonight, agonising over what to do if NSW cases increase. I have also admired our Premier Anna to sticking to her guns over great criticism. I see the strain on Andrews and have also seen it on Scomo. Sure they have made some mistakes, all of them, but who wouldn't in this unprecedented time where we dont even know what's coming tomorrow. No one can be sure of the correct course of Action, but we should be extremely proud of how we have kept the cases and deaths low, all while still having some type of economy. A recession is not a bad outcome and time will tell how long it may last, but we are in a lot better position than many other countries, who have massive active cases with the prospect of a much slower economic recovery.
  2. 13 points
    If yoga is going well, pat yourself on the back.
  3. 11 points
    He's a big boy and can fight his own battles. I spoke with Peter off line & he agreed he needs a spell on the sidelines. I'm all for taking the piss and having some fun. When people are posting about losing loved ones, being out of work, not being able to leave home etc some people need to apply a little bit of emapthy to the style in which they post. Sitting at home and being bored is not an excuse for being a dick. As for IJ, I agree with him pushing back on people who imply he's stupid or morally deficient. What I would argue is he posts in a manner that invites/baits ppl into replying in that manner. I would ask eveyone to think about how they post in this thread and consider how the virus has affected everyone differently.
  4. 11 points
    Update on my employment situation. I went with the new offer, the opportunity is a great, it's a senior role and the offer (and pension) is good. I feel bad for the other company. I've put in calls to v/mail and sent them emails but no response, probably be tomorrow. Won't be a pleasant convo but I only need to have it once. To anyone looking for work in these crazy times. Believe in yourself, back your experience and don't sell yourself short. 👍
  5. 9 points
    Saw this on Facebook: Chicken pox is a virus. Lots of people have had it, and probably don't think about it much once the initial illness has passed. But it stays in your body and lives there forever, and maybe when you're older, you have debilitatingly painful outbreaks of shingles. You don't just get over this virus in a few weeks, never to have another health effect. We know this because it's been around for years, and has been studied medically for years. Herpes is also a virus. And once someone has it, it stays in your body and lives there forever, and anytime they get a little run down or stressed-out they're going to have an outbreak. Maybe every time you have a big event coming up (school pictures, job interview, big date) you're going to get a cold sore. For the rest of your life. You don't just get over it in a few weeks. We know this because it's been around for years, and been studied medically for years. HIV is a virus. It attacks the immune system, and makes the carrier far more vulnerable to other illnesses. It has a list of symptoms and negative health impacts that goes on and on. It was decades before viable treatments were developed that allowed people to live with a reasonable quality of life. Once you have it, it lives in your body forever and there is no cure. Over time, that takes a toll on the body, putting people living with HIV at greater risk for health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, diabetes, bone disease, liver disease, cognitive disorders, and some types of cancer. We know this because it has been around for years, and had been studied medically for years. Now with COVID-19, we have a novel virus that spreads rapidly and easily. The full spectrum of symptoms and health effects is only just beginning to be cataloged, much less understood. So far the symptoms may include: Fever Fatigue Coughing Pneumonia Chills/Trembling Acute respiratory distress Lung damage (potentially permanent) Loss of taste (a neurological symptom) Sore throat Headaches Difficulty breathing Mental confusion Diarrhea Nausea or vomiting Loss of appetite Strokes have also been reported in some people who have COVID-19 (even in the relatively young) Swollen eyes Blood clots Seizures Liver damage Kidney damage Rash COVID toes (weird, right?) People testing positive for COVID-19 have been documented to be sick even after 60 days. Many people are sick for weeks, get better, and then experience a rapid and sudden flare up and get sick all over again. A man in Seattle was hospitalized for 62 days, and while well enough to be released, still has a long road of recovery ahead of him. Not to mention a $1.1 million medical bill. Then there is MIS-C. Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children is a condition where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs. Children with MIS-C may have a fever and various symptoms, including abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, neck pain, rash, bloodshot eyes, or feeling extra tired. While rare, it has caused deaths. This disease has not been around for years. It has basically been 6 months. No one knows yet the long-term health effects, or how it may present itself years down the road for people who have been exposed. We literally *do not know* what we do not know. For those in our society who suggest that people being cautious are cowards, for people who refuse to take even the simplest of precautions to protect themselves and those around them, I want to ask, without hyperbole and in all sincerity: How dare you? How dare you risk the lives of others so cavalierly. How dare you decide for others that they should welcome exposure as "getting it over with", when literally no one knows who will be the lucky "mild symptoms" case, and who may fall ill and die. Because while we know that some people are more susceptible to suffering a more serious case, we also know that 20 and 30 year olds have died, marathon runners and fitness nuts have died, children and infants have died. How dare you behave as though you know more than medical experts, when those same experts acknowledge that there is so much we don't yet know, but with what we DO know, are smart enough to be scared of how easily this is spread, and recommend baseline precautions such as: Frequent hand-washing Physical distancing Reduced social/public contact or interaction Mask wearing Covering your cough or sneeze Avoiding touching your face Sanitizing frequently touched surfaces The more things we can all do to mitigate our risk of exposure, the better off we all are, in my opinion. Not only does it flatten the curve and allow health care providers to maintain levels of service that aren't immediately and catastrophically overwhelmed; it also reduces unnecessary suffering and deaths, and buys time for the scientific community to study the virus in order to come to a more full understanding of the breadth of its impacts in both the short and long term. I reject the notion that it's "just a virus" and we'll all get it eventually. What a careless, lazy, heartless stance.
  6. 9 points
    She's home now. By the heater, with two of her sisters.
  7. 8 points
    If the last few months have taught me anything it’s that when you peel back the thin veneer the US is a mighty screwed up place on oh so many fronts.
  8. 8 points
    Yesterday I posted my 100th run in 100 days. All the runs were easy. Longest run: 20km, Biggest weekly mileage: 80km Now to start adding some quality.
  9. 8 points
    One of the great things about Transitions is having absolutely no f___ing idea on a subject doesn't stop you from voicing your opinion.
  10. 8 points
    I don’t know 🤷‍♀️ maybe because u have a history of being a trolling prick 😏
  11. 7 points
    Cool, a thread about our sport! My TT rig which is totally not ideal for the kinds of roads I'm on these days in Scotland (but I still love it). I tend to ride it on my indoor trainer and take my little road bike outside. Should never have sold my Zipps - they are the only thing that would make this bike better. My road bike is about 12-years old but owes me nothing and I really enjoy riding it on the Scottish hills these days. The SRAM Red derailleur fell off 1km from home last week - just worn out. So it's at the local bike shop getting repaired. I like travelling with this bike because it's so small, light and easy to pack. I'm just gonna keep riding it til it or I can go on no more! If anything happened to it, my dream bike is a Trek Madone. Bonus photo of one of my favourite places to ride - the Cairngorms! This spot is about 40km from home.
  12. 7 points
    Dan Andrews: "You cant go out after 8pm" Triathletes: "People go out after 8pm????"
  13. 7 points
    https://theoatmeal.com/comics/believe?fbclid=IwAR24J-Dpv3u5Ki916hiHNB2o46W9v47pYdfILE-nhMvcQ71EzAplmT4OGsA
  14. 7 points
    A dozen things to think about. 1. Is it too early to put up the Christmas tree yet? I have run out of things to do. 2. When this virus thing is over with, I still want some of you to stay away from me. 3. If these last months have taught us anything, it’s that stupidity travels faster than any virus on the planet. 4. People are scared of getting fined or arrested for congregating in crowds, as if catching a deadly disease and dying a horrible death wasn’t enough of a deterrent. 5. If you believe all this will end and we will get back to normal just because we reopen everything, raise your hand. Now slap yourself with it. 6. Another Saturday night in the house and I just realized the trash goes out more than me. 7. Whoever decided a liquor store is more essential than a hair salon is obviously a bald-headed alcoholic. 8. Remember when you were little and all your underwear had the days of the week on them. Those would be helpful right now. 9. The spread of Covid-19 is based on two factors: 1. How dense the population is and 2. How dense the population is. 10. Remember all those times when you wished the weekend would last forever? Well, wish granted. Happy now? 11. It may take a village to raise a child, but I swear it’s going to take a whole vineyard to home school one. 12. Did a big load of pyjamas so I would have enough clean work clothes for this week.
  15. 7 points
    I typed something long but couldn’t be fucked. Yeah, I just think your head is so far up the “left bad” , “right good” black hole that you are incapable of any sort of meaningful discourse. knock yourself out.
  16. 7 points
    It's not unwise at all. 7-9 hours a week or 1-1.5h a day, if it's spread across three sports in a week, isn't very much at all and aerobic capacity, which is such a large component of this sport, is a year on year thing, it builds over time. If doing 12-14h or so with consistency is something that fits easily into someone's life, they can recover well from it, maintain good health, make progress and add more greatly to their base than a 7-9h a week athlete then they should go for it. There is no doubt they will be better positioned come next May in most instances than someone doing 7-9h a week....I call that burning daylight. I'm 51 years old and tick over at 15-16h a week. If I'm doing 7-9h a week for the longest period leading up to even January or February next year, I should look forward to getting my arse handed to me on a plate come May, as far as I'm concerned, by those that did more work. Because I know the work I'd be doing from March-May leading into the races is going to be a lot more successful coming off a better background.
  17. 7 points
    Well....an update. Zuri is no longer a guest. She is mine. Long story short. Owners brought a puppy pug. She did a week at home when she arrived. Then we grabbed her for a holiday....As she was a little stressed with a very energetic puppy. The two won't to be able to live together. Today I grabbed a $10 snuggle ved from Kmart.....what do you think? I am in love with this little girl.
  18. 6 points
    Well ,if 34 English Channel crossings is not enough, Chloe McCardel is attempting another four crossing at the moment to bring her total to 38. If successful, she will beat the most crossings set by a male at 34 and become the second person in history to reach 35 channel swims behind Alison Streeter, who has 43. There is no way I would swim at night, let alone in open ocean for this long in bloody cold water. I am in awe of her focus and bloody- mindedness. She has commenced her first crossing. Here's hoping for good luck and four finished. FM
  19. 6 points
    I don’t get it, we’d be run by Counts? 🙃
  20. 6 points
    Parlee TTiR w. Parcours Chrono wheelset, Infocrank and Ultegra Di2 Parlee Altum Disc w. Parcours Grimpeur, SRM and Ultegra Di2
  21. 6 points
    One of the best I’ve seen.
  22. 6 points
  23. 6 points
    My wife thinks i train 20 hours a week - she doesn't know that 8 of those hours are in a coffee shop
  24. 6 points
    I've gradually been getting overwhelmed, mostly by work stuff - every little issue grinds my gears more and more. I had to pull up stumps a bit early today because it was all getting to be a very tight negative spiral. We have one guy off at the moment who did the group email full blast a few weeks ago, I don't want to get to that stage. Also a bit sensitive one of my favourite former Tigers players (Shane Tuck) took his own life this week. I have many reasons to be OK with where I'm at right now, but sometimes we (I) just need to take a bit of a breather to clear the bad juju.
  25. 6 points
    Sports physio input: Most research shows that foam roller on ITB creates a very short term increase in ITB length, probably hours or less. And a ‘long’ ITB is not less likely to cause issues. I would not advise ITB foam roller for ITB issues
  26. 6 points
    Ok so replying to my own post 😀... for those that may be interested. ordered the Speedmax on Wednesday 8th July and delivered to my door on Thursday 16th July 11:00am, pretty good service IMO. happy triathlon‘ing folks....
  27. 6 points
    I honestly don't know why any of you are arguing with Peter on all this stuff. Or Chris. Does anyone think they've made a single comment thus far that's had even the slightest effect on their stance? And do any of you actually think you'll actually say anything that would saying them so another way?
  28. 6 points
  29. 6 points
    Yes, IJ, Barry and you are correct. I was incorrect. My apologies, Jimbo, on that one. Trump was referring to H1N1 / Swine Flu. Having said that, It's not something made clear to those of us who are not fluid in Trump-speak. Nor is clear WTF he chose to talk about it all. He was twice asked about the current covid situation, (including an open invitation for Trump to explain how his government was going to address covid) and his default was an irrelevant non-sequitur about Obama and Biden from over a decade ago. Even when given a platter to showcase some leadership, he couldn't show any.
  30. 6 points
    Kieran has a whole thread on phishing http://forums.transitions.org.au/topic/75893-spear-fishing-adventures-by-kieran/
  31. 6 points
    Taylor Swift is gonna jump on stage at the primaries interrupt his speech and say Snoop Dog deserved the nomination!
  32. 6 points
    The Broncos visited an orphanage in Brisbane today. “It’s heartbreaking to see their sad little faces with no hope” said Johnny, age 6.
  33. 6 points
    One upside of this is we might start taking the flu seriously along with getting rid of the workplace culture of looking down and bullying people who actually take sick leave.
  34. 5 points
    It was about 10 years ago. The final race of a 5 race Duathlon Series and also the State Championships. Another competitor had beaten me in the previous 4 races (in my age group). I was a better cyclist, but he always got too bigger lead on the first run and I'd never see him again until after the race. Decided to ignore any idea of pacing and just go as hard as I could. Smashed my 5km PB on the first run. Was feeling pretty buggered half way through the bike leg, but then saw my competitor just ahead. Gave me the motivation to push past and then ride hard to build a gap before the last run. Didn't go stupid at the start of the last run. Figured it would probably come down to the last 500m, so ran fast but controlled. Saw my competitor after the run turn around, the gap always looks shorter on out and back courses. Gave me a scare and I picked up the pace a touch. Last 500m of the Richmond Duathlon Course is on a winding trail through the bush. Knew I needed to keep out of sight. Last 60m or so is out of the trees and across an oval to the finish line. Knowing he would be able to see me on the finishing straight, I hit full sprint just before I cleared the trees. Could hear the footsteps behind me. Have never run so hard in my life. 3 of us (all the same age group) crossed the line within 2 seconds. I held off the runner behind by 0.6 seconds. Turns out 'the competitor' crossed the line 3rd in our group. Had never seen the 'new guy' before. Obviously turned up for State Title. I ran an extra 10 steps after crossing the line to find some space to vomit (my first, but not last post race vomit). Then immediately went to the timers to confirm my State Title, only to find there was another 'new guy' that finished 30 seconds ahead of us. I may have swore at that point. This is not my fastest race, nor my best result. But it was a turning point, an eye opener to how hard I could actually go. It changed the way I race Short Course events and there is a marked difference to my results before and after this race.
  35. 5 points
    There are those of us who don't finish under 13 hours.
  36. 5 points
    Yeah i spend more of my time getting dirty these days Sold my Hardtail and put a dropper post in last week ouch...sold a bike for price of a seat post 🤷‍♂️🙊🙈
  37. 5 points
    I see some editing and deleting of posts has gone on overnight. That’s probably a good thing. I have a PM from Goughy but I can only read the title that says ‘Sorry’ ( ironically I cant read the rest because I get the ‘ something’s gone wrong’ message!) So to Goughy, BF, Horowitz and the forum, I do apologise. I mis-read and over reacted. Little One was having one of her extremely rare whiny, meltdown days and I was not in the frame of mind for rational discussion, so I should have left it. Thats on me, again, apologies.
  38. 5 points
    In the end this is what it comes back to...so many people blaming the government for this that and the other. If people self quarantined like they were asked to we wouldn't have needed the motels. If people had stayed in motels like asked we wouldn't have needed guards. If the guards had done what they were paid to do then the returned travellers wouldn't have gone anywhere. Same sort of issue with the hoarding of bog roll and the like. So many people complain about authorities not doing enough...and then complain when they do something. Sick of people being selfish but then not taking any responsibility for their actions.
  39. 5 points
    the issue of to mask or not has more to do with evolving research than incompetence of our political leaders. Directives can only be made when evidence supports it. Up until last week, WHO indicated that mask wearing was not required as they deemed the virus not to be airborne. 200 scientists wrote to WHO last week and saying it WAS airborne. If it is deemed to be airborne then masks "may" help slow the spread, not Stop it. In about 5 years we MAY know what is true and what is not. Until now we just need to be patient at the conflicting directives given as it is based on probabilities not absolutes.
  40. 5 points
    I am ok with the mask thing and will wear one on the few occasions I actually venture out. If I actually go outside on the bike I will wear a buff that I can pull up over my mouth when needed. I hate actually wearing a mask, the feeling of having stuff over my face is very uncomfortable. But having my Mum look me in the eye, with tears in hers and say "we have had a good life and aren't afraid of dying but we don't actually want to die" is far more uncomfortable than any mask.
  41. 5 points
    Well this morning I turned my hand to a bit of UFC against some punk who was trying to break into my house. Got a call from the wife at 0500 asking if that was me trying to get in. I was still at work, rushed home and disturbed them. I’m a better street fighter than I remembered. Think he wishes the cops got here before I did.😉
  42. 5 points
    And who doesn't want to be Australian champion and win the prestigious water bottle and swim cap??!!
  43. 5 points
    Fark, you are an in bad mood today. Well you can make a choice to not wear a mask still. For 6 weeks they are saying stay at home as thing has gone from being controlled to being uncontrolled. They saw in wave 1 that go hard early worked, if you don't get ready for Italy, UK, Spain scenario and the economy won't be opening up any time soon if we don't go hard. This is one where its not about individual choice anymore, because some people stuffed that up by asking the same type of questions you are and putting some sense of individual right above the collective good and public health. That ends up looking like the USA
  44. 5 points
    sure there is a whole thread of its own about why we don't do that. You still get a choice to: smoke, drink, eat crap food (or do you), but this is about COVID and solving that so that people who have no say in it don't get infected by self involved Victorians who couldn't social distance and wash hands. If I choose to drink myself to death that's my choice. Lets focus on COVID and not do a what about that other thing to justify letting this thing rip like the USA and Brazil
  45. 5 points
    If this pandemic has taught us anything, its that there is next to no chance that everybody will self-isolate correctly. And that it take's only 1 dips#!t to ruin it for everybody.
  46. 5 points
    Tested negative😀
  47. 5 points
  48. 5 points
    Covid thinks so too.
  49. 5 points
    Went for one last late evening run in the hills last night before the midnight deadline.
  50. 5 points
    I'm almost at the end of week 1 off my lock down. Between Michelle and the tri coach who decided to have one last drink I'm tempted to out them for being morons. Sure they did not break the law, but the broke the social compact to care about others, be a good human and care about their actions. I am sad for the Victorians who are now going back into purgatory, I will be enraged if after travelling 12,000 miles and doing QT that we all get locked down again because of people like Michelle and the tri coach. If I was their employer or customer I'd think long and hard about their values and whether I want them in my network.
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