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Go Easy

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  1. Now that's an answer!!!
  2. Yeah, sort of... Lego pieces. Lots of them!
  3. One of my sons, who never really seemed to have that much of an interest in Lego as a kid, is now making a motza out of the current Lego craze... it's amazing what you can make money on if you have a passion and a bit of imagination.
  4. It's astounding how many satellites are up there and floating around... https://james.darpinian.com/satellites It looks like about 22 Starlink dots will be heading over the East Coast at about 5.45pm this evening. https://www.starlink.com/ Worth a look if you've got kids or are keen on this stuff. It's especially cool when you get about 60 in a row just after launch. Star gazers hate it though, too many distractions. There will be thousands of these things up there in a year or so.
  5. Kristian Blummen Fast...!
  6. Go Easy

    42km in 42 hours

    After a decent sleep, and then reading a few motivational stories from other competitors, I walked out the door at 11.am this morning under pressure to complete last 11km by midday... It was probably the easiest (and quickest) 11km of the challenge, but it was definitely not a sub 4 Marathon! The 42.2kms in 42hrs was a great iso concept in that you could get out of it whatever you wanted. Well done to the organisers and to anyone who had a crack at it!
  7. Go Easy

    42km in 42 hours

    Same, due to the rain last night I had a change of plans (soft). At 11.30 this morning I hadn't run a step so decided I'd go out and see how far I could go... Made it to 33km (very slowly) but was completely stuffed and sore. The last 11km tomorrow will be tough!
  8. Go Easy

    42km in 42 hours

    I'm not sure if I'll make the 42km's over three days, but I reckon I'll give it a crack. I've got a 5.5km lap around a lake near my place so might try and do 4 laps (22km's) on Friday night, then whatever laps I can handle over the rest of the weekend. Thanks for the link Toolish, and the race plan GregB. I'd seen it on FB a few times over the past week or so but wasn't all that motivated to give it a go... until now! Transitions comes through with the goods again!! PS - I have no interest in doing it for the Medal or the T-Shirt, but reckon that's a great concept too!
  9. Hahaha... Me neither, yet I read through the thread with much interest. Would be good to hear what you come up with .
  10. Me too, and I also can't stand Crunchie! As a kid I used to love chocolate and Chocolate Easter Eggs in particular. I used to save my favourite eggs, and invariably did such a good job that the chocolate would turn white and flaky, and invariably it would be barely edible by the time I ate them... but it was great! Now days, when asked what my favourite eggs are I'm more likely to say 'scrambled or fried'!
  11. You're a champion bloke Clappers, and are no doubt feeling this more than most others. Running and tri training is a relief that many of us need. Racing is an opportunity to catch up with others, test ourselves, let our hair down and is a welcome distraction that takes us away from the worries of the world even for just a little while. Keep training, keep positive, and one day when this whole mess settles down a bit, either at an event or not, we'll catch up for a run and a chat. See you there!
  12. Don't wreck this thread too. Not aimed at you BB or anyone in particular... I just don't want to see this thread turn into another Corona thread bombshell!
  13. Go Easy

    Coronavirus

    An update on the Penthouse Pet, it sounds like she and the rest of the group are landing back in Australia tomorrow. The not so good news is that, if you can believe the media, about 70 out of the group of 100 have tested positive for the Virus. She's young and healthy, so the stats are on her side, but it must still must be fairly scary for her. Finger's crossed for them all.
  14. Missed this thread earlier... It's looks like you've got yourself sorted, so well done, but for future reference I'd have just used WISS Snips. I spent several years working as a roofing contractor putting on sheet metal rooves so have actually cut hundreds of sheets, most of them at a 45% angle up a hip or valley just as you've done. You can actually use any of the items suggested above, but a grinder with a metal blade is by far the quickest and easiest method - but it's also the most dangerous if you don't know what you're doing. The biggest problem with a grinder or metal saw is that it puts sparks all over the sheet which burn into the colorbond coating, the other problem (as also mentioned above) is that it's leaves the cut edge very burred and sharp! My preferred method, and what I used on most jobs, were simply a pair of Aviation (WISS) Snips. They are not cheap (if you buy genuine WISS brand) and you need to buy two pairs (left & right offset) but they are well worth the money. The waste side of the snips always goes up, so depending on which way you are going you choose either the left or the right snips. As a plumber, roofing was my favourite work and I'd probably still be doing it if it wasn't for concerns regarding skin cancer etc. I wish my hands (and back) were still as strong as they were back then!
  15. Me too Nealo! I must be crazy, as I swore that I'd never do another Ironman but that video really gets the juices flowing again. I'm not even sure that I could do one now days, but I guess that makes it even more exciting... it's like the apprehension and fear of the unknown that you had before doing your first one all over again!
  16. Hahaha... thanks but it's true. There are some great people on this site... thoughtful, caring and welcoming. Luckily I've been fortunate enough to even meet a few of them! And I'd like to be around to meet a few more!!
  17. Go Easy

    Coronavirus

    I'm not going to make any comment about stats and what we should or shouldn't do as I don't want to talk crap about stuff I don't know, but I just saw this on FB and thought you guys might be interested. https://www.facebook.com/361882330830715/videos/604698233723994/ I have no idea how accurate the figures are, but it's an interesting timeline. (Hopefully it works).
  18. If fact even if your name's not on the rock, it could still be your destiny... We're a friendly and welcoming lot - despite what you might read on this forum sometimes!
  19. If you guys can get all, in fact let's make it 'most', of the names on that rock back there for another race then I guess you can count me in as well... After all, like Clappers said, if your name's on the rock then it's your destiny!!!
  20. Go Easy

    Coronavirus

    It was a great week, and very special for a lot of us! Yes, hopefully Chrissy's ok. Quarantine won't be nice, but I reckon she'll be glad when she gets there! PS - There's a few tough individuals in that photo!
  21. Go Easy

    Coronavirus

    Any updates on Chrissy yet? They are meant to be flying home today or tomorrow. Hopefully everything will work out ok, but it must be a scary time for them. She's a tough unit, but this something else.
  22. Like myself you obviously love animals. It's hard when you can't talk to them and re-assure them that things will be ok, but they know. They know that you love them and that you are doing the best for them. I'm glad there are people like you in the world who do love and care for animals. Unfortunately all creatures must pass sooner or later, and that hurts, but at least you'll know that you've done what you could to make their lives as good as they can be. We can't do everything, and there is so much pain in the world, but we do what we can. Keep up the good work Katz, we need people like you in the world. Hopefully things will go well for your Moggie, fingers crossed, but whatever happens my thoughts are with you.
  23. I have no idea what's going on... Luckily I'm friends with a few people on Facebook so hopefully somebody will fill me in later. (Although, I'm pretty useless on Facebook too so maybe I'll stay in the dark for a bit longer).
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