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What do you do to get away from Triathlon?

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26 minutes ago, monkie said:

I work! But I am one of the blessed people for whom work is a vocation and a passion. I look after a team of 6 all of whom I would consider mates, a couple very close mates indeed and my day to day involves pootling about and talking to people about stuff I love. Sometimes it gets hard but mostly it's like a second hobby that pays for the other one :D

Lucky to be in that position Monkie, nice going :)

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On ‎30‎/‎10‎/‎2017 at 6:12 PM, KieranR said:

What do you do to get away from Triathlon?

Easy, I usually just go out for a run, a ride, or a swim... :lol:.

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Fish, surf, drink, work, socialise, golf, family, get bored. To be honest, I have realised something over the last few years that’s a concern. 

I seem to be continually doing stuff but always moving to the next thing. I am never in the moment - always thinking about what’s got to be done next. I am never settled. 

I guess it stems back to being the man of the house from age 6. Always having to make sure that things got done and people/family are looked after. 

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Depends what is classified as a triathlete.  I dont race them anymore   I also dont fit in.  I dont have deep dish wheels, aero helmet, garmin, Hokas, although have Newtons but started wearing them before Crowie so didnt jump on because of him.  

Away from swimming, cycling and running i live at the gym helping others. Watch magic, do crosswords, help old people cross the road.  Swim bike run is me time the rest is time helping others

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7 hours ago, Fitness Buddy said:

Depends what is classified as a triathlete.  I dont race them anymore   I also dont fit in.  I dont have deep dish wheels, aero helmet, garmin, Hokas, although have Newtons but started wearing them before Crowie so didnt jump on because of him.  

Away from swimming, cycling and running i live at the gym helping others. Watch magic, do crosswords, help old people cross the road.  Swim bike run is me time the rest is time helping others

The way you write that makes it sound like a choice between having hobbies and helping others, I'm pretty sure it's possible to do both.

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Im pretty happy with my weekends progress, i finished wiring up the compressor, managed to find a grommet to run the cable through form the engine bay to under the dash....seriously who would want to be an auto electrician, talk about a pain in the bum fiddling around under the dash, anyhow, it's working perfect, very happy with the job, got told by the wife i now need to clean the interior of the dash due to all my finger prints everywhere.  recovered well after my 166 km ride on Saturday .  

And yesterday i picked up a second hand engel for $500 from the old retired gentleman down the road, so i now have a second fridge specifically for my sons food to avoid cross contamination for him.  This weekend I plan on adding a snorkel to the ute, so lots of drilling holes in the side of the car.........

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2 minutes ago, KieranR said:

Im pretty happy with my weekends progress, i finished wiring up the compressor, managed to find a grommet to run the cable through form the engine bay to under the dash....seriously who would want to be an auto electrician, talk about a pain in the bum fiddling around under the dash, anyhow, it's working perfect, very happy with the job, got told by the wife i now need to clean the interior of the dash due to all my finger prints everywhere.  recovered well after my 166 km ride on Saturday .  

And yesterday i picked up a second hand engel for $500 from the old retired gentleman down the road, so i now have a second fridge specifically for my sons food to avoid cross contamination for him.  This weekend I plan on adding a snorkel to the ute, so lots of drilling holes in the side of the car.........

You're bloody brave drilling holes in your car. But I am USELESS with cars. Good work mate 

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10 minutes ago, KieranR said:

Im pretty happy with my weekends progress, i finished wiring up the compressor, managed to find a grommet to run the cable through form the engine bay to under the dash....seriously who would want to be an auto electrician, talk about a pain in the bum fiddling around under the dash, anyhow, it's working perfect, very happy with the job, got told by the wife i now need to clean the interior of the dash due to all my finger prints everywhere.  recovered well after my 166 km ride on Saturday .  

And yesterday i picked up a second hand engel for $500 from the old retired gentleman down the road, so i now have a second fridge specifically for my sons food to avoid cross contamination for him.  This weekend I plan on adding a snorkel to the ute, so lots of drilling holes in the side of the car.........

This is great! Re your stuff in the other thread, the work youve done here is a good conversation starter when you ring your Dad - he would love to hear about it

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19 minutes ago, FFF1077 said:

You're bloody brave drilling holes in your car. But I am USELESS with cars. Good work mate 

I remember doing it to my old Ute, I had told my wife the air intake was on the passenger side and when she came out i had the 109 mm hole saw and was cutting through the drivers side, she absolutely lost the plot at me.........until i told her i was joking about the intake being on the other side...

I was saying to someone yesterday that about 7 years ago i had absolutely zero idea about cars and 12 volt stuff but living over here again and wanting to explore etc, I forced myself to learn, because if im out travelling and have a problem i need to know how to fix it, so i always read stuff i buy and although it can be confusing i always take my time and ask lots of questions on forums etc if i need to.

Mechanically im not very good but am getting better as time goes by, in my old Ute i did an alternator change out, starter motor change out on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere (lucky i had one) and I can do wheel bearings.

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28 minutes ago, surfer101 said:

This is great! Re your stuff in the other thread, the work youve done here is a good conversation starter when you ring your Dad - he would love to hear about it

Thanks,

Yes I am keeping Dad updated with lots of pictures of what Im doing, and hes even engaging when i got a message the other day asking how my long ride was and how i was recovering from it.  So thats been good.

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1 hour ago, FFF1077 said:

You're bloody brave drilling holes in your car. But I am USELESS with cars. Good work mate 

There is materials-science and advanced engineering involved in getting crumple-zones and safety-shells to work as intended, but at the end of the day it’s just sheet-metal and geometry.

One of my favourite YouTube vid series is:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR1nU9IJsoM

These guys are shoe-horning a Celica 2L-T 4WD engine and drive-train into an Austin-Mini chassis... which basically involves re-making a goodly part of the Mini chassis by hand. It’s a totally insane project, and an extreme example of home-made chassis mods. This project is intended to be street-legal so will presumably meet the required UK regs.

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17 minutes ago, XCOM! said:

These guys are shoe-horning a Celica 2L-T 4WD engine and drive-train into an Austin-Mini chassis... which basically involves re-making a goodly part of the Mini chassis by hand. It’s a totally insane project, and an extreme example of home-made chassis mods. This project is intended to be street-legal so will presumably meet the required UK regs.

Similarly, my dad used to do all the chassis mods to fit larger holden motors & overdrives etc into his landrovers. He even did the steelwork to turn a VW beetle into a tray-back ute, and all by the reg's to get it registered here in Qld.

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To get away from Tri, I either fly my plane or go out in my boat or take my caravan for a trip away with the wife and or kids.

But toys don't always make you happy.

I can understand how you're feeling.   I've had some serious work issues which are still ongoing, so I know how it feels to be a bit down in the dumpster so chin up, you could be a lot worse off than you are.

Good to see someone actually using the awning on their Hilux.  Seems every male over 30 has one but I've rarely actually seen them used :-)

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13 minutes ago, BC_J400 said:

 

Good to see someone actually using the awning on their Hilux.  Seems every male over 30 has one but I've rarely actually seen them used :-)

Ill set mine up in the front yard while i wash the dog or the kids play on the grass...you are right, so many on vehicles (especially up here) but not that many used.

 

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Canyoning, rock climbing, hockey (6-a-side and 11-a-side), bushwalking, camping, ocean swimming, trail running, organise and volunteer at ultra marathons, volunteer with wildlife field work (radio-tracking koalas, rock-wallaby population survey, etc), reading, concerts (prog/ hard rock/metal, classical, jazz), live theatre, travel, ongoing struggle to learn Japanese....

Pretty successful at getting away from triathlon these days.

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11 hours ago, Paul Every said:

Canyoning, rock climbing, hockey (6-a-side and 11-a-side), bushwalking, camping, ocean swimming, trail running, organise and volunteer at ultra marathons, volunteer with wildlife field work (radio-tracking koalas, rock-wallaby population survey, etc), reading, concerts (prog/ hard rock/metal, classical, jazz), live theatre, travel, ongoing struggle to learn Japanese....

Pretty successful at getting away from triathlon these days.

And sometime he even does the Bold and The beautiful swim. :)

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2 hours ago, IronmanFoz said:

Me... I go skiing.... And play Tennis.

I seriously need to get my ski's out again.  no snow in WA though.

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I drilled a few holes in the side of my Ute on Friday afternoon, so i could fit up my new snorkel........thankfully it all lined up perfectly and the new snorkel is on and the car is breathing cleaner air.

 

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7 minutes ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

Nice job.

Drill or hydraulic punch?

I've never even heard of a hydraulic punch, just and 18v cordless drill with 111 mm hole sore, and used a step drill for the 16 mm holes.

I kind of make do with what tools I have collected from various jobs over the years.

Had the wife freaking out when she came out and saw me drilling holes in the drivers side of Ute...after i had told her that it was all happening on the passenger side (as a joke)....she didnt think it was funny.

 

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Very good for doing neat holes in panelwork. The is an example of one. We used to use them to make neat holes in switchboard & panels. Does a very neat job and leaves no burs or swarf. 

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Looks like you did a great job anyway.

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