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  • Birthday 10/12/1953

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  1. I’m approx 71kg and I run Continental 28cc clincher tyres (which actually measure 30cc) at 90psi rear 80psi front. I live in Bathurst so the roads are rougher and I could probably go less psi but it seems to be a sweet spot that I’m comfortable with.
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    Part of the reason Bathurst cancelled fireworks was because they also had to keep surrounding parkland and areas wet in case of a fire. We don’t have water to spare for such an incident. Sydney is in a difficult situation as they probably have contracts, commitments and tourism to think about and can’t cancel easily. They are also part of the world stage and have to compete against other major cities around the world. Personally I don’t care about fireworks and consider them a waste of money, but that’s my opinion. This is the video taken by my daughter in law on their way from Dubbo. I hope it works OK. DAE7D506-C43C-4146-A36A-5C8E542C5CB1.mov
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    Fire works cancelled in Bathurst this year. We are on strict water restrictions with our water supply, Ben Chifley Dam at 38% and dropping with no rain forecasted. Its so dry, my son and family travelling from Dubbo on Christmas Eve witnessed a fire on the side of the road that was apparently started by a cigarette butt thrown from a window. We have had continual smoke haze for approx 3 weeks.
  4. I’ve not watched the documentary but I am pretty much the same as Go Easy in his thinking. I was a vegetarian in my late teens and early 20s and then after meeting my wife started eating fish, chicken, and red meat occasionally. Probably ate more meat when we had the kids at home (Spaghetti Bolognaise etc), but now that we are only cooking for ourselves, eat majority plant based with occasional meat products. We eat dairy - full cream milk, yoghurt and cheese and I love honey, so could not be a Vegan. We don’t eat pork or any processed meat of any kind, and if we are out for dinner and in doubt of what to eat I will go the vegetarian option. We saw a show on TV about different diets and our eating habits was classed as Flexitarian, and luckily for me my wife is a great cook. Also don’t understand the fake meat trend.
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    Trek owners

    Mine has never creaked, just a very slight play laterally. I have read quite a few article on the BB90 issues but didn’t know it was just an Emonda problem. Neither will mine.
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    Trek owners

    Hi all, I been having some issues with my bb90 bottom bracket on my 2018 Emonda roadie. The B.B. has been serviced twice in the last six months after finding a very slight lateral movement, but no grinding noise. After measuring the bearing and shell the LBS has now put a warrant claim in for the original bearing to be replaced with an oversized bearing. Has anyone had any issues with the theirs and what was the outcome?
  7. Joint accounts and been like that for 40+ years. My wife has an aunty that is given a monthly allowance by her husband. He is a retired accountant. (PS nothing against accountants)
  8. No probs, we had a pair at Hornsby Heights, they would come back every year to the same branch and make a nest and have chicks. They hunt at night.
  9. Sri Lanka (early 70s surfing) Tasmania (surfing once and other times as tourist) Guam (work trip) Norfolk Island Amsterdam to Budapest (river cruise) Fiji New Zealand (East Coast cruise) Just got back from tour from Darwin to Broome
  10. True, but hopefully in a little less luxury.
  11. As I said before. If he gets off the taxpayer will fund his retirement.
  12. Thanks Jon, a great post. Running was my strongest but not great discipline and always had to try and catch-up to everyone who overtook me on the bike leg. I don’t run anymore due to herniated disc that plays up,and just have to accept it, though the temptation to try again is still there.
  13. Sorry, forgot to mention all ends well.
  14. Sort of on subject, but this made my day. Not your average ride but you never know when your skills might be needed.
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