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  1. I got released back into the care of my gp today and no longer in the care of the mental health dept at the hospital - it’s been a long road but am now seeing good progress. Can change at any time of course but for now I’m happy and hopefully stay that way
    18 points
  2. Hey everyone thanks for your good wishes. I am back at home now and prognosis is 100% recovery in 3 to 4 months. In the meantime I gotta say, I am doing it pretty tough stuck in a halo thoracic brace and on medication. It’s quite a fashion statement...... I can’t play the guitar Dave- left hand is a bit farked up but hoping to do so again in the not too distant future. once again thanks everyone- my goal is olly distance at Shep this season - wish me luck!!
    14 points
  3. I've wanted to paddle the Snowy River since I was young but the stars never aligned. Then just before Christmas a friend mentioned he and some friends were going. As I didn't know if I will go again I wanted to paddle a kayak rather than inflatable and hired one from Canoes Plus. White water kayaks sure have changed from when I owned mine in the 90's! 86km on the river, over 100 rapids and 4 nights spent camping on the way. Stunning country with only a few access points really added to the adventure!
    13 points
  4. A big thank you to who ever is paying for the Transitions website and keeping it updated. I value the information and interactions that I have on here. A huge thank you to the moderators on the site also. Being forced to read every comment on here must be time consuming and exhausting. Happy New Year. Шинэ жилийн мэнд хүргэе
    11 points
  5. Apparently the outgoing president left a letter for Biden in the Oval Office. It has since been published... PS: For those who are not sure, this is not real.
    10 points
  6. A good news update.....in process of signing a formal offer contract. The seller has verbally agreed just doing the online contract signatures. Have a fabulous conveyancer who went through it with me today and suggested one change. Still dependent on building and pest inspection and finance (not issues there). Feel like an adult moving from apartment to a house. Been here 15 years. I feel like all the stars are aligning. Yesterday we heard our strata insurance has gone from 97k to 140k. Being north there is only one option. Already pay 6200 in BC fees. We don't have enough money to c
    9 points
  7. Wow. Biden didn’t even last 1 day.
    8 points
  8. A simple one word change that respects the first nation people and encourages the unity of Australians. There are a number of proposals to change words and sentences in the anthem including "girt by sea". Many of these proposed changes would be much more controversial and divisive than changing one word. I applaud the government for not wasting money on consulting the voting public and making a simple change that reflects the unity of Australians. We elect them to govern. They should govern. Consulting the public would have cost money and created divisiveness.
    8 points
  9. Unfortunately, it seems that there are a lot of people out there whos views shouldn't receive any more oxygen but who still get those views raised up on a regular basis by click-bait media. But just because she may have views that are not necessarily shared with the majority of people doesn't mean that she shouldn't receive an award for works done. Otherwise we get to the stage where we only hand out awards to the PC crowd who demand inclusiveness in everything except for those that don't share their views.
    6 points
  10. The bike is better than you. So it won't limit you. Buy it, race it. In two years it will be worth less than 50% of what you are paying for it now. Most crit crashes will damage seat, bar tape, levers etc (you have to be unlucky to destroy the frame) I purchased a BMC SLR01 & decided to buy a cheap frame to race crits on & build it up with secondhand parts. I got a Factor frame, then I couldn't wait to ride it. Put Ultegra Di2 on it & borrowed some wheels from a friend. Loved the bike so much I went out & grabbed my own set of carbon rims, then a new saddle, t
    6 points
  11. the latest lamb ad. The last scene. pure gold
    6 points
  12. I thought this one was quite good
    6 points
  13. This was not a protest. it wasn’t even a riot. Iron Jimbo and more’s identification with reactionary white nativism is as blatant as it is predictable and deplorable. Their false equivalence making with the ordinary everyday race riots that America periodically has to deal with is truly sickening. This was an insurrection to thwart the democratic processes of the republic in the secular temple to democracy that is the United States congress. George Bush - of all people - called it for what it was. It was perpetrated by traitors who had been incited by a deranged madman seeki
    6 points
  14. Finished off my holiday training camp. 14 days. 1280km with 11000m of vert. Set a 42sec PB up the old freeway today. & 5 years sober today.
    6 points
  15. First time in forever doing 2km straight in the pool. 38:47 The bench mark is set.
    5 points
  16. I had a friend take his own life after years of having to live with the constant judgement of something he had no control over. Preaching that you are a creature of sin, have no place in a sport because of how you were wired and that apartheid is good, not sure how those are the qualities we wish to recognise in a person who is by their history and achievement a figure of some influence. How do you know how many young women and people of mixed race have been impacted. The statements are firmly directed against people because of what they are not what they do, based on sexuality and ethni
    5 points
  17. 5 points
  18. I’m trying to moderate as best I can. It’s a tough gig to get right.
    5 points
  19. Just when I thought moderating was going to settle down....
    5 points
  20. I find the whole thing bizarre that allowances and exceptions are made (and in some cases support and charter flights provided) for the likes of Tom Hanks, Dannii Minogue, tennis players etc, yet there are tens of thousands of taxpayers and citizens not allowed to enter their own country! And politicians playing politics against each other .... State against State, but not Mate against Mate!
    5 points
  21. very muddy heavy going trail run. 20km, 1:48:54, 5:26 pace, 154 vert
    5 points
  22. Its amusing You’ve found a new thread to pick fights and troll people. .
    5 points
  23. If so go and get an buildings insurance quote as well - you may find it that flood damage is uninsurable and, therefore, could be a problem if you want to get a mortgage. Even if you can get cover it might be exorbitant so you need to factor that in. Remember from the point the contracts are binding the building risk is yours and not from the point of settlement.
    5 points
  24. lol As if he's not going to go straight to the seller and say 'this is what they'll pay' Call the principal at the agency and ask to deal directly with him/her because you don't want to deal with the other bloke
    5 points
  25. Fascinating stuff. Personally I’ve been all about ‘the participation medals’ since way before 2009, even though I’ve done triathlons - off and on - since 1987. Happy with my status as a has been who never was.
    5 points
  26. Just got a message from my dad in nth Ireland. He’s 83 and just had his first jab. He’s in good health (for an 83 year old) and lives on his own, not in care. So they are getting through them over there.
    5 points
  27. I'll be the first one to admit I scuffed at this product when I first heard of it, thinking it was going to be another unnecessary gadget to attach to your bike that counts how many cars overtake you on the road. It turns out the RTL515 is something I could no longer live without. It does not miss a beat, the light brightness is fantastic and it has made my riding through quieter country roads so much safer. I highly recommend this product for anyone riding solo or in small groups.
    5 points
  28. I concur. I haven't done a tri since 2011 and last run 18 months ago. But having been here since the beginning in the OzChat days (1999), I have really appreciated the info, advice and support on a variety of matters (sporting and non sporting).
    5 points
  29. Bike 23612.8km - rode either on road, track or trainer everyday this year. Run 3573.6km Swim 9.8km DWR 39hrs Walking as Exercise 1198km Strength Session 156. (3 times per week every week)
    5 points
  30. 20km easy run. 1.46.36 at 5.19 pace. -3 when I started and -2 when I finished. No wind though, so just shorts, light sleeved top and a Buff. Took a couple a pics as the morning was just beautiful.
    5 points
  31. Had a great swim on Friday. Although it’s only 25 mts, I never have any problems with crowds. 3 kms and loving my swimming. Same again this morning and handed over my lane to one other as I finished. FM IMG_3590.MOV
    4 points
  32. Lobethal Bakery. Just waiting for the start
    4 points
  33. Today's office...5 hrs / 57km of dirt...way unfit...bit a smashed crab now🤣🙈
    4 points
  34. Ahhhh back to my first tri 1988 NFI and a heap of fun still to this day my best mates I met through this sport when we were kids
    4 points
  35. Good luck with ya swimming RELAX go slow to go fast is my input Train to ya heart and head not gadgets and all the fluff have fun and as crappy said laugh at ya fark ups .. we have all had em !
    4 points
  36. Mate don't over complicate anything. Find a club, join in and learn from them. The people you meet along the way will only add value to your journey. Tell them your new to the sport and need help. People are generally pretty good. Ask lots and lots of questions. Don't worry about the 'fudge wits' that will offer shit replies. Overlook those pricks and hang onto those commenters that are helpful and supportive. Don't worry about your gear. I did a sprint in a pair of budgies and on an old Apollo MTB. I had no clue, no expectations. I rode an Apollo road bike with down tube shif
    4 points
  37. Dropped a 17:03 up Norton summit with a 316avg watts. I’m going to get that sub17
    4 points
  38. Skel, reference the disclosure of the recent notation that the house is in a possible flood zone, that should be disclosed on the section 32. As well, there should be a disclosure of cyclone activity. Where this will have the largest impact for you at this time, is house insurance. Your bank will probably try to sign you up to a house insurance package when you are doing your mortgage application. It pays to shop around a bit, especially when it comes to the cyclone and flooding coverage. When we bought on Magnetic island two years ago, we found quite disparate premiums for coverage in FNQ.
    4 points
  39. I don't know much about this history of the WHO and their past commentary but I'd hazard to guess many of the people in the 'developing' countries would be happy if they could get fresh clean water, typhoid/malaria/influenza jabs etc, you know, to avoid stuff that actually kills them at a far higher rate than covid...
    4 points
  40. Untrue. You can even win at an auction and decide to walk away. Nothing is official until you and the sellers have both signed. what rog said is spot on in both his posts. I suggest before signing you put in a clause pending building and pest and finance on the contract. Its standard So the agent will do it. im a buyers advocate and you can also call me if you want. I won’t charge you btw. p
    4 points
  41. I dont know why Im surprised by the level of delusion in this thread. The world has truly gone to shit and people - on both sides- continue to defend their cult leaders like it is some kind of suicide pact Im really concerned for the future my children (and hopefully one day, grandchildren) will inherit. No one is willing to listen or debate. They simply shout each other down and attack anyone that doesn't agree with them. Scary shit and I dont know where it will all end, but unless there is some kind of circuit breaker, its not going to end well for anyone
    4 points
  42. Of course, one point that seems to be missing attention is that the mob was directly incited and encouraged by Trump, winding them up with his conspiracies and alternative facts, telling them to march down and he'll be right there leading them, and then turning them loose while he disappeared into the shadows. Later he appears on twitter video asking them to *remain* peaceful and go home, and telling them how special they all are. Trump deserves nothing less than prosecution for sedition, and immediate removal from his position - the 25th amendment is too soft a solution to this treachery.
    4 points
  43. So entertaining. So basically having read it all, two camps, 1. its not ok to riot and destroy Washington. 2. its justified to riot and destroy Washington because it happened in Portland, and these people are white, not black.
    4 points
  44. She was trying to break through a barricaded door where police were trying to protect unarmed officals Play stupid games, win stupid prizes
    4 points
  45. Yep done it. I remember riding home & seeing my wife driving down the road with my daughter in the car & all her stuff packed as she was leaving...... My advice is as above. Complete don't compete. It's ok to miss a session to support your wife. Let her know you are going to skip a session to help her. Not to make her feel guilty but to let her know you are making family your priority. Train solo & from home as much as you can. Time driving to sessions is wasted. My wife hated that I was out spending time with mates while she was stuck at home looking after the ch
    4 points
  46. I can’t remember anything- the whole day is a complete blank. But I think my days of descending fast are over. The consequences of something going wrong are just too much to risk. And it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to predict the winner of cyclist vs car in a head-on collision! if I was a cat I’d be on my ninth life - no more risk taking for me 😬
    4 points
  47. Well, look at that. I didn't keep a track of my training again.
    4 points
  48. You will be fine. Sharks wait for whales to die before they start eating them.
    4 points
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