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    Port Photos

    A bit personal, but very happy memories - bloody miss it (apologies for the poor quality)! Two Trannys keeping each other going. Beer Mile celebrations... Party time!
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    Tour de Cure

    Playing catch-up on all things Transitions! Absolute pleasure being on tour with you again Flanman, and revisiting a few ales at old Husky was awesome! I am never riding up Cambewarra mountain again with a bust spoke! Braking up-hill does you no favours!
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    Israel Folau

    I liked this from David Marr in the Guardian: "...being decent and kind requires no legislation. You only need a religious freedom act to shelter behind when you plan to be nasty...if you are demanding rights for yourself which you won't extend to others, that's not freedom. It's privilege." https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jun/27/with-israel-folau-the-church-demands-a-kind-of-free-speech-that-keeps-gays-in-the-firing-line
  4. Cheers Willie, that's really appreciated, and will do!
  5. Never mind off-seasons it's been a season off for me. Family situation and a significant uplift in workload just meant that I had to step away from triathlon. Needless to say, those spare kilos lying around have found a new home by attaching themselves to me. This off season I'm going to work on getting my mojo back. I've had a few false starts, but I want to race again, so will start with the bike trainer to lose a few Kgs and then work my way back into running. I have to forget about "where I was", and focus on the "next little improvement". Hope to see you out there again next season!
  6. I’ve got NBN, it’s the Internet connectivity that I don’t get.
  7. NBN Internet connectivity, I just don’t get it...
  8. I was bought some Mg tablets a while ago - I'm also keen to be convinced I should take them... Tried HotShots once, a good mate's sister works for the company, and he brought them over when they were just starting out in the US. Not sure they made much difference, but the taste - wow!
  9. Cheers Peter, one for the to-watch list, Free Solo been on it for a while... Just to balance how it was done back in the early 80s. This is the first solo ascent of the Eiger's North Face by Eric Jones - he was one of my heros back in my climbing days, and I'd visit his cafe in North Wales for a cuppa just to see him. There were a few routes around there, one of which claimed the life of Jim Jewell - he was climbing a relatively straight-forward route solo (Severe, well within my own capabilities back then - but not solo) and slipped. Considering how he'd solo'd The Axe (E4), it's that one moment without a rope...
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    L’Etape 2018

    Agree with the above, super event, and lovely weather - was really great to see people in some remote locations with the cow bells supporting the riders. I’m not sure the woman with the saucepan and spoon up at Smiggins was too impressed when I asked if she played requests, as I huffed-and-puffed my way past. Was going well, moving from group to group, until I hit Beloka! Holy hell, that snuffed out my burning matches quickly. Happy to say I didn’t stop and managed to grind my way up it, but at the top I was blown and couldn’t work out how I’d get myself to the big climb, let alone get up it. I rode slow and refuelled at the next aid station and then slowly, and I mean very slowly, crawled my way up to Perisher - again no stopping, apart from the aid station 7km from the summit. I cut loose on the descent, grinning madly as gravity become more friend than foe! Glad I managed to finish it, but it was a very long day out, and certainly a reminder how unfit I’ve become.
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    L’Etape 2018

    I’m in wave 3 as well, all black Optus kit with a big yellow “Yes” on my arse. Will keep an eye out for your Marmite kit 😉 Wasn’t planning on any warm kit, but you’ve got me thinking! Nicely overweight and will be swearing my way up the hills trying to avoid cut-offs! i was struggling with accom, could only find places with multiple bedrooms. Luckily a mucker from work got me into his ski lodge in Jindi.
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    L’Etape 2018

    Awesome! Making the most of it mate! I'm just in for the 170Km. Arrive Friday, depart Sunday.
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    L’Etape 2018

    Using this ride as an arse kicker to get back into racing and wondering if any Trannys heading to ride...
  14. Thanks all for the support and donations, really appreciated it. Just come back from a stint on the road and playing catch up, so apologies for delay replying here. I'm locking in numbers in 30 mins for catering, we have 29 coming so far. Willie, Nealo, any chance of you making it? Will pm you both now.
  15. G'day Trannies! To help raise funds for Cancer Research, I'm riding the Tour de Cure from Foster to Sydney at the end of the month. To help with the fund raising I'm hosting a beer tasting at The Endeavour Tap Rooms at the Rocks in Sydney. The founder and head brewer will be talking about the beer we're tasting and the brewing process. Tasting paddles and food included in the price. 16th Oct, $85.00 a ticket. I hope some of you are interested in coming along. If so, PM me and I'll send a detailed invite. Cheers!
  16. You bloody legend! Great job out there FP! Makes you a little bit Welsh finishing that race!
  17. People above making sense Rimmer. That lifestyle is a challenge - I did it for a while, luckily not flying but a 3 hour train ride early Monday to London and then back on a Friday to the midlands - you are so right that it changes your friend-landscape. It seems to me you made a lifestyle choice, but tried to maintain as much from the 'old' as possible. It's time to change the 'old' fella - easy to say sitting half a world away, but with the imminent arrival of a new bundle of joy (massive congrats), that 'old' will become ever harder to maintain. If I can be blunt, I see a serious challenge ahead: partner becoming a partner and the career requirements that brings; in-laws being relied upon more and more for baby-care; you away during the full work-week; renovations inevitably falling behind. From experience, the partner will see all that travel as 'escaping' fatherly duties. I fly a lot, and got flak this morning: you're ok, you'll be in the hotel tonight, enjoying room service (I won't, I'll be in the pub), and I'll be here with baby... I made a choice to leave a good job for a new challenge to remove my international travel, and I've recently made another choice to cut down on my triathlon, I've stacked-on weight, miss the training terribly, but hey-ho, something had to give to balance new baby, 2 elder sons and a promotion bringing in significantly more workload. To me, from my 10,000 foot perspective the answer is obvious. You've made the lifestyle choice, it's time to make a brave career choice - those young years go so fast my friend, don't miss them. Explore as many options as you can to sustain the business, without the travel (e.g. could you hire someone on-the-ground in London, so you only travel once a month; shift your expertise from consulting to recruitment as you know the game and that might mean less travel - I'm obviously spit-balling without knowing the details of your business, so my apologies). Good luck with everything Rimmer. My final thoughts around this are, that it's better to make a decision, than to keep pontificating about needing to make a decision.
  18. Mae dy Nghymraig yn dod ymlaen. Cymer bwyll yfori a pob lwc hen ffrind! Go good FP, I'll speak to the Welsh weather gods and sort out that weather. Everytime I see pictures of the place, brings back memories of Sunday school trips! Take care out there fella!
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    nick kyriois

    I read the reports on what the umpire said, and immediately thought that it was out of order. That's a coach's job, not a match official's - and the evidence of the effect it has is clear: he turned the game around and went onto win. Perhaps the take-away from this, is that he needs more direct feel-good-motivation. Was he a spoilt child growing up?
  20. It's Wales! Go sit in a fridge and pour water on your head...it's all about conditioning! Go good my friend!
  21. Agreed Stikman. Was keeping an option of Busso in the back pocket as a return to the long game, because of these two things...and sharing a bunk bed again...
  22. Always enjoyed having a beer with Niseko.
  23. 2Gbps at the Mac Park trials. 16Gbps at the games. Did you visit the tent?
  24. Yep, very true. It's a new technology, so perhaps I should have said "pretty special (for us city dwellers)" 😉
  25. That was Telstra, you should have gone to the Optus demo at the Comms games. The 8K streaming over the 5G network was demo'd as people drove around in a van. Plus a whole load of other applications, with it utilising the full 5G capability (live displays of the speed being achieved) - there was even a tower constructed with the 5G units installed\, so definitely not lab-based connectivity.
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