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  1. There’s gym fit and then there’s Farmfit!
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    The biggest surprise of this whole “Ruby Princess virus” (or is China virus) thing, is nsw people thinking that the rest of Australia want to visit Sydney. FFS, there’s a shitload of better places in nsw to visit, than Sydney. With all the crowding and ignoring of social distancing measures going on, a night out at Bogan Bingo in the Dungog hotel is probably safer and more entertaining than SINCITY. And then there’s South Australia closing its borders to visitors. Have they stopped a lot of people crossing the border? NO! Because no one wants to go there. After all, Adelaide is just one big cure for insomnia and the rest is just vineyards and boring people talking about two football teams. The only thing to come out of SA, is the road to Western Australia. back to bunker.
  3. Did the 1998 race 11 weeks after a motorcycle accident. Still had stitches in my shin and a major crush injury on my lower leg on race day. I didn’t train from when the crash happened in early February, until two weeks before the race. Fortunately I had a huge year of training and racing in 1997 and got through the race on that. My race plan was just to beat the swim cut off, bike cutoff and then walk the whole marathon. I had a blast on the bike and run. No pressure at all and met some great people at the BOP. I even stopped at Maccas for a burger and coke near the end of the bike ride. Lucky i did, because I was out there walking for a long time on the run course. Made the finish time easily. Glad I did The race.
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    105 or Ultegra

    Great advice.
  5. Lost 6 kg since March. Simply more regular running and cycling. Got my knee sorted and running is enjoyable again. WFH is great. No wasted time sitting in a car travelling or attending endless meetings. Only downside has been no swimming.
  6. I will probably continuing to work from home and go to the office two days a week. I live close to work and so it’s no problem to duck in for a meeting or use the gym. Outside of work, life is much less busy. This has meant running and riding has been more regular. The wife and I aren’t splitting ourselves between two locations as well, which is good. We are looking forward to being able to go out for brunch or dinner when we feel like it. We have made the best of it by “doing lunch” on work days in our BBQ area which has been good fun. Our careers and family life have meant we have only had lunch together a dozen times during a work week in our married life (34 years). I definitely don’t miss flying to Canberra or Sydney for work. Won’t be in a hurry to go back to that.
  7. Love how Brunyel has now come out and said Lemond and Co are hypocrites, as they couldn't have won the tour clean, as they claim. Geez, talk about late to the party!
  8. Ever since Tom Simpson had a heart attack and fell from his bike while descending during the 68 tour (brought on by amphetimines and other drugs causing dehydration through thickening of the blood), there are questionable results in bike racing. The real upswing came in the 80’s. the battle between Hinault and Lemond probably the first time eyebrows were raised question marks over drugs and blood / plasma transfusions. You have to wonder just what help some riders received to win the tour. It’s sad really, because a great spectacle is tarnished by suspected drug use.
  9. For the first time in a very long time, I may not be a TA member.
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    Anastasia is only keeping the border closed to piss off Peter Dutton.
  11. There are a lot of self obsessed arseholes in America. Lance is their King.
  12. Zoom meeting that included the CEO, junior ministerial staff and some other members of the head shed and every time I unmuted my mike to make a comment or answer a question, there in the background are the dulcet tones of my dog snoring his head off while sleep in the sunshine coming through the window of my home office. Priceless looks on various people’s faces as to what and where the noise was coming from.
  13. It’s a good feeling isn’t it. Well done. Guess we will be seeing pics and post from the road from you two.
  14. I’ve done the ride from Melbourne to Mildura and return on my motorbike several times in the last three years. I don’t think I’d ride that road on a push bike. Too many crazy truckies and wandering caravaners.
  15. AlI depends what lifestyle you're after. Each has its merits and detractions. Give each a try and see what you think. I favour the sunny coast as I have lived there a few times, but I also like the south part of the Gold Coast and some areas in northern NSW. I have a mate who moved to Miami on th GC from Sydney. I love his attitude to how they viewed the move. They always say, "we bought the beach and it came with the 3 bedroom fibro house that we live in." Their focus was the beach lifestyle and not the house or work.
  16. This decision was probably based more on the diverse number of nations that pro's wanting to compete, come from, than international flight travel. Getting 60 male and 60 female competitors ( or however many they get on a start list for iTU races these days) from as many different countries, converging on one race destination and then have them compete alongside each other is just too risky. Better to cancel the race and wait a bit longer than leave the ITU organisation open for multiple litigation if it all went tits up. Business international travel will be back on by August. The rest of us will have to wait a bit longer.
  17. My roadie is a Trek Madone 3.1 which I picked up second hand with hardly any miles on it. I have to say, even though it's at the lower end of the model range, the frame geometry and running gear have been well thought through. It's a bike you can get on and happily ride for any distance. It doesn't "feel" the fastest bike you can ride but that's a bit deceiving. I say that because some riders like that twitchy fast feeling from the bike, not sure what you are looking for. On my first ride on the 3.1, I rode the 32 km from place to the city, made a minor adjustment to the seat height and then headed for Beach road to see what it was like on a few different surfaces and rolling hills, well rolling bumps more like it. It went great. I ended up riding to Frankston, had some lunch then road back home. 134 km in total, AV around 26kph and no problems with hands, neck or back. That's the type of bike my Madone is. If the higher end Madone models and Domane series are several levels above this model, then a young guy like you should have a great experience with them.
  18. There's more to the truck drivers involvement. That's what is being investigated by police and why they are waiting very patiently to interview him. Moving back on topic, Josh was a triathlete as is his partner. The partner is in the army. Over on the ADF FB page (closed group) there is a few very nice posts regarding Josh and his love of our sport. The ADF group along with the police fighting PTSTD group, are looking at different ways to honour these four victims much the same as the Angela Taylor fun run thing in Melbourne each April. Obviously this will be after the COVID lockdown is done and dusted.
  19. Don't sit on them too long. There's a research team at the war memorial just waiting to copy them, analyse them and return the originals to you if that's what you want.
  20. COVID19 won't be eradicated, only controlled, like all other infectious diseases. Inoculating by vaccine or curing by medication is the major control mechanism. We will see the first generation of these very shortly. They won't be perfect, but they will allow the first steps towards international travel and trade relations to resume.
  21. No harps or triangles. The only thing that belongs with a harmonica is a washboard guitar playing 12 bar blues.
  22. Always next year. In the meantime, Rememberance day, later this year, in uniform with some vets at your local nursing home would be a good substitute.
  23. I'm working full time and work from home mostly at present. We are doing the support local business thing as well. The wife is at home at present on leave which makes WFH a bit different. She keeps taking the dog for a walk which removes one of my excuses for ducking away from the computer and getting outside for 40 or so mins.
  24. Comfortably numb, We will be outside as well. First time in 40 years of regular and reserve service that I won't be at a dawn service or March. Feels a bit strange, but that's the times we live in. Did you eventually get your dads diary to the war memorial?
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