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About ComfortablyNumb

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  • Birthday 27/02/1964

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    1989

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  1. ComfortablyNumb

    Kid's scooters

    Our 23yo Flipper got an electric skateboard the other day. She rides it to work meetings. When they were 7 & 8, our girls had razor scooters and rode them about in our large semicircular paved drive. I'd set up obstacle courses for them, they loved it.
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    Team Building

    Daughter had a company staff development day y'day run by a former fighter pilot. They were all given an aircraft type (she got an A10 Warthog, which is a tough as nails ground-attack jet) and they had 60mins to plan an attack. I'm proud to say she was the only A10 pilot who did not get shot down 😲
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    Cycling. Forget cars. Animals.

    My contribution.
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    Safety - There are dickheads and there are dickheads.

    This is why I ran like a Kittyhawk dealing with a Jap Zero. Get high, dive down at speed with all guns blazing & just keep heading for the deck, cos if the Zero tries to follow you at that speed, it's wings break off. But never dogfight a Zero as they can turn on a dime. i.e. stay left or I'm gonna go thru ya. Problem was, I met a brainless labrador who came screaming up out of a creek and straight into my left knee = hyperextension. I suspect that was what led to my meniscus tear and the beginning of the end.
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    Watt bike

    A Watt Bike mysteriously appeared in my gym. Gave it a whirl today, quite like the pedaling feel, even better than the new RPM bikes upstairs, but like many spin bikes, I can't get the position quite right - can't get close enough to the bars. Interestingly, my left leg which has always been the smallest/weakest is consistently doing more work than the right by about 5%.
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    What training did you do today...

    Yeah. Nah. You've completely ruined the story I was gonna tell to my wife now Katz.
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    What training did you do today...

    Makes PJ's mouth taping look tame.
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    MOVIE REVIEWS

    Yes, I'd have to agree with that, though I've not read the Freddy biography. But the music got it across the line.
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    MOVIE REVIEWS

    Saw Bohemian Rhapsody this morning. Just reinforces how shit 99% of today's music is.
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    Pete Jacobs was right all along.

    I'm used to offending people. But seriously, it works, it's a bit like meditation, but I'm rubbish at that and find 30secs of vagus breathing (I said it again) is quite relaxing and de-stressing (not that I stress so much anymore, reached that age where I don't give so many fooks).
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    Pete Jacobs was right all along.

    It's only a matter of time.
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    Pete Jacobs was right all along.

    Me too, had been doing it for years to assist with snoring/sleep apnea. Use a CPAP machine now for apena, but still tape my mouth as I find breathing through my nose when sleeping is better. Pete is also right about vagus breathing exercises. I find they help.
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    What do you do to get away from Triathlon?

    This one was really tricky - small and fiddly with lots of rigging. Anyone whose been through the arrival hall at Mascot domestic will recognise it (which is where I got the idea to build it). In the early 70's on the 50th Anniversary of Qantas, Airfix made a special 1/72 scale limited run version of this aircraft for Qantas which was handed out free to some Qantas passengers. It is now one of the rarest model kits in the world, and sells for over $10K. But I had to use the basic 1/72 Airfix Avro 504 kit , and massively modify it using resin, plastic card & bit of old drink can, as the 1920s Qantas plane had a completely different engine & nose shape. With a 20c piece to show actual size.
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    I'm not fit enough (Bullshit)

    Interpretation Goughy I've not been physically able to do a race like that for 7yrs I was welcomed back and touted as a Sub-1hour Messiah but performed nowhere near my Days of Glory I enjoyed it more than I recall because I didn't bust a pop-off valve It also helped that it was a handicap race, I was given a 5min handicap (the fastest bloke a 15min handicap), so I had no idea who was who and where, so just stuck to my intended 90% effort and tried to have fun And no-one gave a fcuk ....except for my wife's team cos I smoked those sorry muppets by 3mins despite their swimmer putting 70secs into me over 400m
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    I'm not fit enough (Bullshit)

    The science behind it (proven yesterday), is: 0.34T x 1.17A x 0.9E x 1.3W = 1.166BP Where T = training time A = age E = effort W = wind strength BP = best performance over that course i.e. on 34% of your max past weekly training time, 17% older than when you did your best time, putting in 90% effort and with a strong outward bike headwind, you will perform 16.6% slower (1:06:59) than your best ever time (57:45). The real take home message however it that sprint triathlon is far more enjoyable at 90% than 100% (ignoring when they forget to tell the groundsmen there is a race on at 9am, so don't set the sprinklers, and you return from the bike to find all your gear soaked = the blisters you finally healed open up again like ripe melons on the run).
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