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Everything posted by Rimmer

  1. Your 1st race

    The 1991 Captain Triathlon at Pykes Creek just outside of Ballan on the road to Ballarat. Had a panic attack and was dragged from the water. Mum and Dad were quietly pleased that this phase of my life was now over....
  2. The Expat weather thread

    I’ve done -35C for a XC ski race and there’s no messing around. It’s dangerous right from the off! Once you’re moving, you keep moving and keep feeding. Once you’re finished, you have to immediately get into dry clothing as wet clothing will freeze up and can send you into thermic shock - remembering to do that when you’re spent takes some doing...
  3. Favourite Tee Shirt

    Nuf said!
  4. What gets on my quince....

    I don't even know what to make of this .... https://www.informationliberation.com/?id=57745
  5. Bitcoin - someone explain it to me

    Bitcoin starting to tank ....
  6. What gets on my quince....

    I've only seen chicks called Bambi in films ....
  7. The Mental Health thread

    I used to hate Christmas with a passion - something about working in Family Law and seeing parents use children as pawns and weapons and then working weekends in a shop!!!! It brought out the very worst in people and I used to switch off and disengage entirely. I found the whole thing draining, so would disappear early on Christmas morning for a ride and come back just before lunch in the mid afternoon. I am now part of a family which embraces Christmas for all of the right reasons and am starting to feel like a child again at Christmas. Seeing the positive and recognising how fortunate I am. I probably wouldn't do lunch with the ex's family, as nice as it sounds that they have invited you. Could I suggest you do a Parkrun on Christmas morning as a start. You will find some other people who are in a similar situation and who knows what might happen. Otherwise, find a lake to swim, a hill to ride up or a forest trail to run. Have a safe one, though.
  8. Rugby League Keeps on Giving

    I did. And it does sound like BS and a money grab. But, it could also sound like a legitimate rape in different hands and with different eyes and ears. Whatever happens, any court case will be horrible to endure, so if it is for cash, it'd better be worth it!!!!
  9. Bitcoin - someone explain it to me

    Talking to a couple of ForEx traders over here, they left the market a week ago as they couldn't make any more money off it. It has peaked and is about to crash. These are the same guys that got out of Banks just before the bubble burst. Also, another tip .... cars. If you are looking to buy a car, just hang on for a moment. The market is so overheated with poor performing finance that the manufacturers have had to drop their trousers on price to keep the volume up. Vehicle repossession has increased, so there will soon be a flood of re-marketed, low mileage, maintained cars on the market.
  10. What gets on my quince....

    I understand and wasn't having a crack at you. Not my style - was having a crack at society. I completely agree that some people seem to get a new level of stress and tension when they get behind the wheel and there is no excuse for that. But, equally there is no excuse for not concentrating on the task at hand of managing a vehicle (road rules, speed, drink and drugs, kids, satnavs, phones, not knowing where you're going or how the car is behaving etc etc) so as to make the roads flow better and safer.
  11. Road rage...

    Gold! Obviously a set-up, but Gold!
  12. Rugby League Keeps on Giving

    Agreed, they are pond-life. But, he'll get off this one. He'll argue that they were both so pi$$ed that it was bound that they were going to end up where they did ... blah, blah, blah .... and a young girl's life will be ruined because of it.
  13. What gets on my quince....

    I disagree. Driving is a skill that everyone should master, as well as having an understanding of how they and their vehicles behave in different conditions. My opinion is that if you can't do that - and be courteous and considerate of others on the road - take the bus and leave it to those that have invested. Sorry if that sounds harsh, but having worked for the TAC in Victoria, I've seen how it all goes wrong.
  14. What gets on my quince....

    Was listening to Kevin Bloody Wilson this morning and he uses the quote "... What really gets my quince..." in the lyrics to Dicktaphone. Brilliant, very funny man!
  15. Cricket

    Got off the plane this morning to the news. Brilliant. Whatever you think of the make-up of the current team, they gave out a stack of lessons to the Poms....
  16. How did shane kelly ride this?

    Yep - the front end of the bike didn't know what the back end was doing. I also had a Hotta TT700 and it was damn quick in a straight line, but so ..... so sketchy under cornering!
  17. So froome is a drug cheat

    The only followers I want Lance to be surrounded by are lawyers .... who will hopefully bleed him dry. Amazing how his predecessor (Delgado) was found guilty and nothing was done and the legacy of doped Spanish cycling teams continues 30 years later with Movistar! Time to probably bring in a "run what you bring" rule, open the floodgates and watch the freakshow begin!
  18. So froome is a drug cheat

    This is probably the reason I would never make it as a professional athlete ... these guys have skin as thick as rhinos and don't really give a toss what the rest of society thinks of them. We have nothing - absolutely nothing - to learn from Rasmussen, Armstrong and all the other cheats once we see how conniving, duplicitous and disgusting human beings they are. They are not concerned about their legacies and will die, old, (hopefully) penniless and alone - without any true friends.
  19. What gets on my quince....

    And when you can find a decent barista, you make friends with them, buy them gifts, tip them, treat them exceptionally well .... and talk about the Ashes as they are usually Australian. Honestly, I don't know how they can ruin coffee beans as much as they do over here!
  20. The Last Jedi

    Never a fan .... think it's best covered off by this .... I think it's probably going to be the same as the previous 36!
  21. Movie Icarus 9/10

    Awesome film. Find it and watch it.
  22. What gets on my quince....

    ... If you're not out of the way, you're in the way!
  23. Taupo 70.3 swim cancelled

    That was my last "full" ... so pissed off I went to the Bony M concert in Taupo instead of the Awards Ceremony. Was in great shape that year too .....
  24. Helmets - Should we have to wear them

    Have given up debating this - I'll wear one as I've hit my head hard in the past and it f*&king hurts with a helmet on. If you don't want to wear one because you have to take a shower or brush your hair, then that's your own business. I won't go out without one.
  25. Car fuel. When empty isn't empty

    My missus always hands her car over to me with no fuel in it ... I know what H&A have been through!