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  1. Derny Driver

    Kids buggin' street slang!

    "salty" .... means angry. eg Mum got salty cos my room was messy "raped" ... means to get beaten by a large margin eg We got raped in the basketball game
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    softride free to good home

    Speaking of retro TT bikes, mine is for sale. Lotus 110 (copy) running Shimano 10 speed. 1990 vintage Owes me 2 grand
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    The Mental Health thread

    Highly unlikely in my opinion. Kyan did not make a threat, it was more of an insult. Probably would have got a 5 minute talk about being nice to people. Especially since he was not the instigator, he was just responding / defending... Then the Deputy could have just said to the girls, "We have spoken to Kyan and he acknowledges that what he said was wrong. But what you have been doing is wrong also, worse in fact. If it happens again etc...."
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    The Mental Health thread

    Goughy as you know Im a teacher ..the school really has no choice in the matter, the Boss or Deputy will get the right royal boot up the backside from the Regional Director if they ignore cyber bullying. They have to take action. Dont be mad at Kyan. Just say mate, lesson learned - you made a mistake by doing things that way. Tell him the school is just following correct protocol, so he needs to cop the 10 days. Its a bummer but in the big scheme, its not going to affect anything. He will have set school work assigned to him to do in those 10 days, just get on with it and dont be too disappointed. Everyone makes mistakes. You learn from them and become a better person. And he's already becoming a good person by standing up for people who are being bullied, and making excellent choices in the classroom too. There is a lot of positives to come out of it. Tell Kyan you understand why he did what he did and that you are not mad at him. If he was an adult he could be charged with using a carriage service to harrass, menace or offend , which carries a maximum of 3 years gaol. Kids dont realise that what they say and do on their phones is monitored and kept and can be used against them. If you want to make a threat you dont type it so that it can be used as evidence against you. You say it quietly in their ear when there are no witnesses present. Its a good lesson for him about using the phone /internet correctly. Its hard to ignore nasty people, nasty comments ... most adults cant even do it ... this is the sort of crap that our kids have to deal with, that we never had to. Its difficult and they need our 100% support and love. The twins will have been told that if they go near Kyan there will be hell to pay. They will stay away. If they dont, then Kyan needs to do what the Deputy said, say nothing to them and go straight to the Deputy. Tell him the Deputy is on his side. Tell him the teachers have noticed he is concentrating better in class and is doing well. Tell him you are on his side and are happy with how he is going, how he is making good choices. Be positive mate. Unconditional love always with our kids. Let him know he's loved and its okay. Keep moving forward.
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    The Mental Health thread

    Good job Kieran !! So happy for you. Have a great holiday.
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    The Mental Health thread

    I was with my wife for 20 years. She fell out of love with me and I didnt even know - I thought she was just taking her normal hard heartedness to a new level due to outside stresses. One night she never came home and I got weird text messages saying she was at a friends house. So I rang the friend and they were interstate. Turned out she was with another bloke. As soon as she was discovered, she moved out. The 3 boys and I have been on our own for 10 years now. I would have done anything to save my marriage. I was never given a chance. You have a chance Kieran, you need to take it. Give her a hug, tell her you love her. Tell her you dont like fighting, you dont like the way you are drifting apart. Suggest going to see a marriage counsellor for some ideas. Its not a blame game, its about looking for a clear path forward for the two of you and for your kids. Dont keep going down this path mate because everyone is going to get badly hurt. Negotiate some counselling with her and make sure she knows its not an attempt to blame her for anything. Sometimes things can just slip away and its no-ones fault. I feel for you mate. Ive been there. I know what you are going through. Make a massive effort and leave no stone unturned. The relationship can be fixed and become even stronger.
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    Regrets - Do you have any?

    Its a question Ive never asked myself. I believe that every day we are faced with choices, ranging in importance. I make each decision based on the information available to me at the time. I make it, live with it, and dont regret it. I trust my own judgement. Some choices work out well for me. Others dont. But I honestly never look back. Ive had 2 failed marriages and given the same set of circumstances, Id still make the same decision to marry them. At the time, it was a good decision. Didnt work out for a number of reasons. Too bad. The 2nd one financially ruined me ... so what, I move forward. Reinvent, refocus, never look back. Regret does nothing. Looking back on poor decisions just makes you sad and bitter. Life is not fair. Its equally unfair to everyone and we shouldnt expect everything to turn out perfectly. Make your choices and move forward, always forward. Learn from mistakes but dont dwell on them. Thats how I live my life.
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    Woolongong Tri - 18 March

    The path between North Beach and the Harbour will be closed for another 12 months. You'll be doing the hill for sure.
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    What should bike Zone 1 be?

    The purpose of the session is so you dont get bored. And so you think some sort of improvement might be happening when it probably isnt. And so you pay for something that you think you need, when you actually dont. In answer to the question, does recovery at 80 watts versus recovery at 120 watts matter ? In my opinion No. Do these types or ergo sessions lead to actual improved bike times? I highly doubt it. How much better a bike rider is the person who does your 1 hour 40 intervals compared to someone else does 45 minutes of steady pedalling on the ergo while watching a movie? What measurable difference would there be? I guarantee you its about 257% less than what you think it is. If you can do 1 hour 40 on the stationary trainer you have my full respect. An Olympic champion cyclist and coach once told me that he never did more than 20 minutes on the ergo. He must have done other stuff to become a good rider. Im not knocking ergo training. It has its place. But its somewhere down the bottom of the list of ways to become a fast bike rider.
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    I’m a celebrity au. Wtf? Tomic?

    Cheers Goughy. Simone is the face of Guess perfume and lives most of the time in LA doing modelling work. She gets invited to all the fancy functions and old rockers like Stephen Tyler invite her to their parties. But you are right, she's tough. Try living in LA on your own as a pretty young girl from Australia. Her family own a farm down the South Coast and she can ride motorbikes and do fencing and shes more at home in overalls and boots than she is in the model gear. She wants to win the show for her charity and she will go close I reckon.
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    I’m a celebrity au. Wtf? Tomic?

    I dont watch the show but I work with Simone's mum, we are great friends and they are a wonderful family. Simone is a really lovely girl .... if you are doing the voting thing, throw a vote her way.
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    Another one for DD

    Just found this old thread. The book I have been writing about my uncle's cycling career in Europe is finished. Its been published for about 12 months now. During the last 12 months both my dad and my uncle passed away. Im grateful that they both got to read it and see it in print. Its been getting excellent reviews. If you'd like a copy contact me at arnoldcycling@gmail.com The book is only $45 posted anywhere in Australia. Overseas costs more, a lot more due to the size and weight. Its A4 size, weighs 1.6kg and has 270 pages and 344 photos. You can read reviews on the facebook page called 'Reginald Arnold SixDayMan'. Its a biography for sure but its also a history of the golden years of cycling in the 1950s. Hopefully Ive been able to write it in such a way that anyone with an interest in sport can appreciate it. The Bicycling Australia article Simon published is available online. This article is basically a summary of the book. Its here http://www.bicyclingaustralia.com.au/news/reg-arnold-the-forgotten-champion
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    What gets on my quince....

    oops double post
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    What gets on my quince....

    Im not interested in your facts. Im only interested in my own opinion.
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    What gets on my quince....

    You know what really gets on my quince? DOGITs. Dogwalking Old Gits In Tracksuits. I used to hate those MAMIL cyclists until I realised they are nothing compared to the plagues of DOGITs I see infesting the footpaths every morning. They are out there every morning walking their mangy mutts and talking loudly while lazy sods like me are trying to sleep in. Why do they have to walk from place to place? Why cant they just walk their dog up and down a block of land somewhere away from everyone else. Im sure there there is a dog walking place somewhere where they could do that. Why do they need to clog the footpaths? I lost 10 seconds of my life the other day trying to get past an old bloke with a Border Collie. These DOGIT types love to walk side by side and talk, I actually think that its as much about socialising as it is about exercising. They will tell you that its all about being healthy but if it was they would be walking single file – which is how they should be walking. No need to chat, you can do that at the coffee shop later. Single file please. Footpaths were made for feet and just because dogs have feet doesn’t mean they should be allowed to walk on them. Just like things with small wheels shouldn’t be on roads, things with small feet like dogs and small children shouldn’t be on footpaths. I have big feet and Im entitled to be on the path and I’ll knock you over if you get in my way. And I will abuse these arrogant gits. Im a tolerant and accepting person who cares about refugees and marginalised people, I voted Yes for gay marriage and I will politely address Trans people by their preferred pronoun. But I will intimidate and abuse these fookers if I see them anywhere near me and I see no problem with that. Some of us actually have to work unlike these D heads who just seem to exercise and drink soy lattes all morning. It takes me ages to get my smoko because the café is clogged with these DOGITS. Mate I don’t need to see your arse crack poking out of your tracky dacks while Im waiting for my pie and chips thanks. Nor your fat wife in her active wear. Nobody should be subjected to seeing that at 9am in the morning. I was at the Maccas drive thru in me Ford Ranger the other morning and I saw a couple of DOGITs cross the road on the red signal. It was 6am and there was no-one on the road but eff me, if the little man is flashing red it means don’t walk. One DOGIT was wearing an AJAX Amsterdam shirt with some poofy soccer players name on it so I suspect they were imports from one of those unregulated European countries where governments are too lazy to think up rules. Apparently people can use their own judgement over there, I wouldn’t know, Ive never travelled. But this is Australia buddy and we have have rules, lots of rules and you better start keeping the rules. Id actually like to see these dog walkers registered, and before you tell me that dogs ARE registered already, well some of them aren’t registered and you cant tell which ones are and aren’t unless you carry a microchip sensor with you everywhere which is just silly. So they need some sort of large visible dog tag so they can be reported if they do something wrong. And not just the dogs but the actual walkers too need to be identified. And finally, what is it with the clothing? Logos everywhere. Saw some bloke with Puma written about 4 times all over his tracksuit and his mate was wearing a top with ‘Kathmandu’ written on the front. Mate you’re not in the Alps de France. You’re not in a race to the top of Everest, you’re just walking to the park so stop acting like a big poser and wear something normal. I don’t own a dog, Ive never owned a dog, and I don’t understand this stupid thing you do. Im a cat person. You don’t walk cats. So either get yourself a cat, or go walk your dog somewhere else. Not on my footpath. When you start paying for footpaths and registering yourself then you can walk there. Maybe. Well probably not. Not near me. Eff off.
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