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    Local Pool entry fee

    I used to use a 25 metre pool at one of Melbourne's most luxurious hotels, but they put an end to that a while back when they started asking to see the room pass/key, lol.
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    Has anyone here lived in New York?

    If the salary good and living won't cost you a fortune and you can get away without a car and it won't unsettle your kids too much (if you have any) and you don't mind being away from your family in Australia for years and you aren't concerned about selling up and losing money (assuming you may sell up), then go for it!
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    What to do with swim caps?

    I've got one signed by Grant Hackett that I saved during a garage clean-up on the weekend. Would that be worth anything?
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    Need to replace Giant PSL0's

    My TCR something has only done 5,000 kms and I've torn the rim near where one of the spokes attaches. I know it happened the other night on the ride home from work and I have no idea how as I didn't hit anything or ride any harder than normal. These are the standard issue wheels on the Giant TCR's. What should I replace it with that won't cost a fortune.... I "think" they are $250 each. Are Mavic's possibly a bit stronger? I bought the bike for road, but I'm finding myself commuting on it regularly now which involves the Gardiner's Creek / Capital City trails and some roads, so whilst not super smooth, pretty reasonably. Whilst I need to lose a few kilos I don't think I've gone over the SWL and I always jump over any known bumps so it gets treated well. The LBS looked at my wheel before selling me a spoke spanner but didn't notice the inch long tear in the rim.
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    Regrets - Do you have any?

    My regret was that I hadn't done anything for work other than boring old IT and and I had no cool stories to tell in the caravan park when I retire. I changed careers to what I thought was the ultimate dream job, working in a very high profile Government job. It didn't work out due to a number of issues including a workplace injury. Now I'm back in IT and not loving life as I was in my new old career :-(
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    Under 1 minute. Impressive

    Mine are like that, VERY difficult to change it. I should have bought tires that fitted properly.
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    Hair Loss

    I'm just over 40. Getting fat, bald, old and grey all together.
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    Cool number plate

    Please don't post photos of my car without my permission. lol
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    Heart checks, stress test etc

    The stress test shows how well the valves are working too. Once you see it done you'll get some confidence that you've been fairly thoroughly checked. When I did the echo stress test I started walking on the treadmill, but my heartrate started to rise fairly quickly, I didn't want to look unfit so as I got faster I carefully controlled my breathing, increased my stride and relaxed. The more I relaxed and the faster I went, the lower my heartrate went (to a point). The nurse said quietly to the doctor "he must be fit." The doctor then said to me "you do a bit of running do you?" That was my finest pretend James Bond moment :-)
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    Work stuff ups.

    I got accused of lying to my employer, because I proposed a hypothetical scenario that came true. Therefore they believed that I lied to make it happen. Long story but I pretty much lost my job over it.
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    Weird cop moment

    They had nothing better to do than to get in front of you and thus annoy you. Slow day. They were just waiting for you to do something so that they have half a chance of meeting their quota.
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    Who is in the wrong?

    The pedestrian is clearly at fault for not checking that the road was clear of vehicles. No further correspondence should be entered into. Prince - technically you are not correct... the pedestrian was the required distance from the marked crossing. It is not an offence to cross a road away from a pedestrian crossing. Depending on the state laws, it could be 30 metres from the crossing for example.
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    Plantar fasciitis

    Who said that I was seeing a single health care practitioner? Have seen multiple GP's (same practice), Physio, Osteo, Specialist Surgeon & additional doctor for cortisone.
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    Plantar fasciitis

    I've had an ultrasound and an MRI and it's confirmed - low grade PF. I usually wear casual Nike's with arch orthotics plus a soft gel one on the heal. Wore my Brooks beast imports yesterday without orthotics and they were surprisingly good.
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    Plaster cast

    It's certainly not uncommon for a cast to be applied in a less than ideal manner. A second opinion is always good.