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  1. Have a look at this from Qantas today: Qantas Hi David, thanks for reaching out. The product that is sold on our Qantas Store is different to what is provided at the airports. In this case the dimensions advised are in accordance to the requirements for the bike boxes/bags, which can also be purchased at participating airport. We hope this clarifies. Kevin Me Thanks Kevin. So if I purchase one of the Qantas Store bike cases, it will be fine to use on Qantas domestic flights, even though it is bigger than the bike boxes you sell at the airport? Qantas Hi David, as this is a third party brand, we recommend that you are within the dimensions to avoid any issues at the airport. Anything excess to our provided dimensions may result in excess charges at the airport. Kevin Me Kevin, that is ridiculous. Qantas need to re-visit their bike box policy and increase the dimensions to match what they sell. How can you take money or FF points off people to purchase a bike case on the official Qantas website, then potentially have that case rejected when you try to use it on a Qantas flight? It breaches consumer laws I would say.
  2. So why then do Qantas sell Scicon bike boxes on their own website that exceed these dimensions? https://www.qantasstore.com.au/p/scicon-173479-aerocomfort-3-0-travel-bag-for-road-bikes/1003458?fbclid=IwAR1gprZRA7tuRBuEpkMUXJoAEpF4unJC1FPPitxGXSdS8dY1KLov-3cZhvY This one is 109 x 103 x 50 cm, and they sell even larger ones. Anyone got an update on flying Qantas with your own bike box which exceeds their dimensions, as we need to do to get to the Alice Springs Master Games in Oct?
  3. Quitting lots of aerobic exercise has slowly been getting easier over the years, but I keep getting glimmers of false hope, then having it dashed as I try to ramp training up even a little. I'll still swim (though a lot of pull & band now) and do gym work (maybe no legs though for a while). And I have fishing, fly-tying & building model aircraft to keep me busy. The biggest downer will not being able to cycle with my wife & the losing the endorphins of cycling/running. But 7yrs of chronic pain is too much. I'm setting myself up for permanent inflammation & pain, so need to get on top of it now. It can be reduced/cured if I'm sensible. Will try to do it drug free initially, but if that fails, will get back on the Celebrex for a few months.
  4. Triathlon. I'm done. 7yrs of trying to come back. I need to step right away from cycling & running to see if I can get these knees entirely pain-free.
  5. Think I'll have to follow the Bunnies from here....then Raiders, then Roosters.
  6. An hour of MTB single track dodging a few vagrants wandering about. Still can't consistently nail the downhill jump, but thankfully after having my forks fixed under warranty, they absorb the nose-dives, thus catering for my advanced muppetry. Left a little water for the poor magpies.
  7. Is there anything better in NRL than seeing Manly lose?
  8. Was just pondering with our youngest who works in media why TF the ref would need to go the video ref for that last Bunnies try, which was so obviously a try. I mean, WTF was possibly wrong with it? She said because they would have a deal with KFC that they have to give them at least 4 exposures via the video ref per match. Fark me ☹️
  9. One lit in town by the kids y'day, out now. The others near Glen Innes and Wards Mistake. And a huge one further north near Ebor.
  10. 1.5mm here only. Another 298.5mm over the next 2 months and we'll be sweet 😯 Smoke has gone though. The biggest problem we have in town is the black kids purposely lighting fires. 74 so far this year, and every one uses up our scarce water to put it out 🤬
  11. Watching from my office window, through a blue smoke haze, as all your Sydney fire trucks pass through town. Hope you don't get a bad fire down there, cos they are all up here! - Campbelltown, Menai.....
  12. ComfortablyNumb

    Magpies ?

    And what do we see on the 10 News coverage. A triathlete riding his bike past the magpie while looking at his phone, just to add to our loved persona 🙄
  13. More inconvenient blackfella truth. This is why they're still so far behind the 8-ball.
  14. I know how that goes. Also my appetite didn't shrink, even though I was forced to cut my exercise levels by at least 50%. And swimming is not a great weight reducer. Part of my approach was to get back into the weights (mostly upper body & core) to build muscle, which is supposed to increase your resting metabolism. Still 2-3kgs over where I'd like to be.
  15. Eels 58, Bronocs 0. Nearly makes up for it!
  16. Goodbye 2019 season already 😥
  17. Storm robbed by the touchy. What a tragedy 🤣
  18. Gym. Then gym again ferrying buckets of greywater up and down to the garden. I think the grass will have to be let go, but hoping to save most of the shrubs/trees. Damn drought. Couldn't use my usual gym room this morning as it is full of sleeping fire-fighters. It's bloody grim it is out here atm. That clear blue sky is killing us.
  19. I've only done it once (last year) in what I found to be choppy difficult conditions. I'm only an average swimmer and went sub-29? That was the 29th fastest swim out of 85 in the Family Teams category - pretty ordinary. So 30mins for zone 1 seems very generous? We were the last wave to start - the pros had finished before we started. Doubt we'll do it again, too many people. Byron much more enjoyable.
  20. We went to Coffs for skin checks, & I got a swim in, in the Coffs 50m outdoor pool while my wife had a shop. There was another triathlete in the lane next to me in a fully wettie! It was pretty damn cold in there (due to recent southerlies he told me), but the highlight was having ducks & a seagull doing laps next to me. Funny to see their little feet going like stink underwater a metre away 😄
  21. We'll be in Sydney on Jan 18th & my wife has sussed out that the Kurnell Tri is on that day & want me to swim for her as a team (the sprint I imagine). Don't know a thing about it. We'd want to stay in a motel very close to the start line - any suggestions? Will parking be a nightmare? Any other tips?
  22. The prostate drug I'm on is like a bloody truth serum, it's def changed my personality. I might have been a little too open with my boss today Unless you watched 4 Corners the other night! But then that was Broken Hill hospital, Capital City hospitals are fine. Regional hospitals are a worry (including personal experience).
  23. A lot of old farts virtue-signalling in this thread 😉 The honesty award goes to Tyno 🤣
  24. I started running a weekly detailed budget in Excel back in 1996 when I went into business for myself, as cashflow was very lumpy so needed to be careful. We are both back on wages now, but I still run the budget, which projects forward our bank balances about 6-12mths, and also projects our super & investment savings to plan for retirement. This process has been a Godsend, as we know what we can afford, and consequently splurge on some great holidays (our biggest indulgence). We have/had joint everything financially - bank a/cs, investment properties, shares, insurances.
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