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Steno last won the day on January 10 2015

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  1. Had it done in late March mate... can share any stories and answer a bunch of questions if need. I had four and a half months of bliss.... and then it shat itself again a fortnight ago. Off to the cardiologist next Friday to work out next steps....
  2. Yep.... but that ain’t a paint chip caused by a stone, etc. Something has been dropped on it and to me, it looks like something of size. The previous owner will know exactly what..... I would be arranging to have it scanned. The response to the email will be “we are more concerned by what we can’t see”. Can’t remember what it cost me to get fixed, maybe $500ish including painting.
  3. From Trannie Whodesigns. He is the godfather of carbon and carbon repair in Aus. http://luescherteknik.com.au/ Be prepared that it will be a strip of all the components and $$$ to fix. I know this from experience.
  4. I’m with IP... that ain’t no paint chip. You can see the carbon separating. Where are you based? If in Melb, $100 for a scan and will be told definitely what damage it is. My guess? You got it for a bargain
  5. Steno

    Cardinal Pell

    I probably have a bit of a unique insight into this. I was at the school when the attacks happened: in year 11 to be exact. I knew/know many exCcathedral College choir kids. I attended the masses and celebrations. I have met George numerous times. At school and at church. He is a big imposing man. My recollection is he would have to be 6'4+. Dad is 6'3 and George is definitely bigger. He would have been 110kgs+. He would have been mid 50's as well so still relatively fit. For comparison, when I was 13, I would have been lucky to be 5' and 50kgs. He towers over you. The main thing for me, was the kids where all on a catholic funded scholarship. This is a power imbalance when the very person paying / authorising your school fees is the man who is attacking you - its abhorrent. I can see very easily why kids wouldn't speak up then. Your parents would have been so pleased that you are going to good, strong, catholic school and getting the education that they potentially couldnt afford - for free and you as a 13yr old are going to destroy this? Remember 1990's, the whole catholic ring hadnt been fully exposed. Who would believe you and your claims against the man who has stated he would solve the emerging "Melbourne" problem? I can not confidently say that I would have spoken up if I had been "chosen". I really don't know; however I do vividly remember my mum asking questions along similar lines every so often to give me the opportunity to speak up - I think she had a sense that something wasn't quite right with a priest or two.
  6. Buy pedals, then cranks and then new cleats for a few pairs of shoes and well chainset based just seems easier...
  7. I kind of relate to this. I had really no issues other than an burst eardrum from a knock at a turning can, that decides to "reburst" itself every time I go too deep in a pool. And then I had a little heart incident... and now booked in for surgery in March. In the words of the doc "not uncommon for people your age, especially in elite athletes". That was my paraphrasing of a long conversation 😂
  8. Ex - pretty sure we used to work together if I am piecing things together correctly. June 20th is my code word. I got out in November, after being directly placed into a role through the October round. My team was halved and the work remained. I went from a B1 to being paid a B1 doing the work of my grad. The mental health change (in moving out of the org) has been enormous: getting away from what was a pretty dire culture and everyone waiting for the next round: some hoping to be included (old timers) and others worried about being able to pay their mortgage. I don't have any advice, other than, put yourself first. No one else will...
  9. Hi All, I am new around here. Approx 10years ago I bought a Quarq power meter off a rodent named Otter. It has worked flawlessly until a couple of weeks ago. Battery replaced, calibration failing and numbers all over the shop. It's time for a new one. What's the go these days? Looking for crankbased as 10 year old non working powermeter chainset will ruin my street cred if I leave it on the bike. Steno
  10. If they were four white skinned girls you wouldn’t have got them a car?
  11. I come back to the forums and not much as changed... Yoyo is back and CEM is back doing IM’s
  12. Alex... don’t answer on the forum.......... 🚔👮‍♂️👮‍♀️
  13. Cotton, Can Google to get a feel of the predictions for new iPhones. New Pixel is typically very end Oct, first week of Nov. If wanting cheap and overseas, have a look at Oppo
  14. Have a friend racing who has sent me a video.... rain is pelting down sideways. It looks really really ugly. I would not want a deep front wheel!!
  15. So..... I think about dying often and 6months ago I never had... I shared a recent heart health story and this journey was compounded by a CT scan of my heart picking up an unrelated abnormal mass / tumour in my back. A month of MRIs, seeing Cancer specialists and having a biopsy of a "mars bar" sized tumour resulted in a diagnosis of a benign ganglioneuroma. That was a bit scary! To finish things off.... I applied for life insurance and they promptly rejected me! Back to the heart... Mum nearly died a few years ago from Brugada syndrome (heart thingy); having not had a heart issue previously. It is disease you can inherit, so I was told to not exercise til "cleared" and had many many tests: bloods, physical, scans, ecgs, etc. I passed all with flying colours. Fast forward... and I am now looking into surgery, ablation and on heart medication at the age of 38. Rather than worry about testing, if you have no reason to believe that you have an issue, get on with living. You have no idea when a quick ride on a trainer may be your last with complete mental freedom.
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