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  1. I know a competitor and met a few more - we even had one stay in our BnB. I rode out of town with two, I love distance cycling but feel completely gutted by this, I'm not sure I'm riding this weekend. I've been "dot watching" for two weeks now and only last night was watching Mike on video. I've ridden bikes for more years than I care to remember but this has brought me to tears Vale Mike Hall.
  2. Sam Jeffries is doing it and raising funds for the women's and children's hospital in Adelaide. His go fund me page has the story. Sam's daughter Hanna had a spell there. https://www.gofundme.com/HannahWCH
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    Grant Hackett comeback

    Was it Hackett that spoke along with John McLean at IMWA in 2004? I know it was swimmer but can't remember who it was.
  4. 160km with around 2500m vertical
  5. Yep we've checked google analytics and google ad words but real people evidence is useful too. I agree that google know way too much about us...
  6. I'm now working as a mortgage broker in Adelaide. Looking at search engine optimisation (SEO) and our marketing man has suggested we ask others what they search for rather than work this out ourselves as we will have a natural bias. Lets say you either have a mortgage that you want to refinance or want a new mortgage, what will you type into google to find a broker?
  7. as a broker I'd agree with you Hellman
  8. I had a look in the shed and I've got everything I need for a number 3 road bike except a set of brake calipers. I'm trying not to go over the top as my number 2 is BMC with dura ace...I don't want it too good as I want to be able to lock it up and walk away
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    NBN Rollout

    i'm on the NBN (adelaide hills) and today some friends from Sydney dropped around and as they were leaving asked to check in on my laptop (high end Sony) and then sat and watched qantas buffer. They connected the NBN without coming up my street?
  10. Timaru would work. Not far to Wanaka. Where are you staying in Wanaka? I miss Wanaka.
  11. Still miss Wanaka and haven't found anywhere as good as sticky forest and the plantation. You're right about the views, how many places can you see a lake, snow capped mountains and a glacier.
  12. There's a thread on Adelaide cyclist discussing what appears to be a soft sentence of a car driver following multiple assaults on a cyclist. Below is the first post and link http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/forum/topics/cyclist-assaulted-at-semaphore-court-case-today?xg_source=activity&id=3086792%3ATopic%3A979948&page=4#comments Multiple charges resulting from a road rage incident that occurred along the Esplanade, Semaphore, in December 2014 were heard in the Port Adelaide court today. The victim was a solo rider, on a road bike heading back from outer harbor, and 2 separate incidents occurred, south of Semaphore. It was heard that the rider was riding into a round about when he was overtaken at high speed by a black VT commodore, which then braked heavily. The rider had to take evasive action to avoid a collision with the rear end/side of the vehicle and ended up in the middle of the road. At this time the driver abused the rider with profanities, which the rider retorted to in a similar manner. The driver then slowed his vehicle, grabbed hold of the cyclist with an out retched arm from the drivers window, and pushed him into the on-coming traffic lane. Luckily no vehicles, except for another cyclist, was travelling in the opposite direction. These events were witnessed by drivers of cars behind the offender, and was also captured on a Fly6 style, rear facing tail light camera. The driver of the commodore, continued to drive along the centre line of the road, preventing the cyclist from returning to the bicycle lane. Fearing for his safety, he informed the offending driver, and his passenger, that the incident and his behaviour was being recorded on the camera. As a consequence, the driver sped off along the esplanade. A driver following behind the incident stopped the cyclist to check on his welfare, and exchanged details, and later tendered a statement to SAPOL. The cyclist then exchanged details with several witnesses, and proceeded on his ride, continuing down the esplanade approximately 10 minutes later. When the cyclist was approximately 2 blocks south of the original incident, he was ambushed by the two men, who were hiding in the front yard of a house, waiting for the rider to pass. He was dragged off his bike from behind, landing heavily onto the ground. As the cyclist was trying to get to his feet and escape, he was punched in the head from behind, knocking him back to the ground. The offender then went to the cyclist's bike, dragged it along the road, and threw it down onto road with force. The court heard the offender yelled at the cyclist, "where is your ****ing camera?", and then proceeded to rip his garmin computer off the handlebars, thinking this was the camera device. He then threatened the cyclist, in front of witnesses not to report anything to police or "else". He and his accomplice then ran from the scene jumping fences and entering backyards of adjoining houses to make a covert escape. The offender was located a short time later hiding in a nearby house. He was charged with ONE count of assault, one count of theft, and one count of property damage. Two quotes for the damage of personal property, bike, and cost of the computer were tendered to the court. Quotes were approximately $15k and $18k. His accomplice was not charged. Full video evidence was tendered to the court. The offender today received a $1500 good behaviour bond, suspended for 18 months. I am not sure I heard correctly but I think the offender got away WITHOUT conviction. He was required to pay $400 for the replacement of the garmin computer, and $150 to cover the cyclist's insurance excess. Fair outcome?
  13. He's already got Ultegra on the Trek so really only needs a frameset plus he'll need a new stem as the old one is a 1" steerer.
  14. Its not for me - I'm helping out a friend but he's not riding much so doesn't want to spend much. How much for the Planet X?
  15. I'm looking for a 56cm or thereabouts frameset to replace a broken Trek TTX frame. Trek won't replace under warranty. So if someones got something sitting around and taking up space...
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