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Rimmer last won the day on October 27 2018

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  • Birthday 02/07/1973

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  1. Hey Dalai, If you are ever in the hood, let me know and we can find some trails. I am lucky enough to live and work in a City where I can take my skis and head-torch to work (if I go into the Office at all at the moment) and then be on the trails 45 minutes from the desk. Also, if you need anything sent out to Australia, let me know as there is so much more available here than there and would be happy to spend your money for you. Take care and we'll soon be free once again to ski to heart's content, Rimmer
  2. Cross Country Skiing .... Classic or Skate, it doesn't matter .... there is nothing like the quiet and still and solitude of the mountains of Norway, the plains of Sweden, valleys in Switzerland or Austria and rolling up to some random hut in the middle of nowhere and getting a kaffe and a waffler .... or a G&T after 3:00PM! The first one is taken near St Moritz in a valley I discovered where at the head of the valley was a 4 star hotel and bar/ The second one is in the hills outside of Sjusjoen, about 30 minutes into the hills from Lillehammer ..... it was -37C that afternoon and st
  3. I sent this link to an Aussie mate in the UK .... https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8603775/Shane-Warne-spruces-launch-debut-fragrance.html#comments and said I wondered what it would smell like. His response was "I reckon that would smell like stale lager, old curry, and well used sheets...."
  4. And I would listen to Prince Harry and his missus on anything? Why again?
  5. Career guidance given to me was "jockey" and "oyster farmer". I am not joking with these. I was a heavyweight rower at the time and 1,500kms from the nearest oyster farming region. Did work experience at every opportunity I could and got into law at Uni. Tried it for a while - and was successful - but hated the people. Now I do what FP does, in Switzerland, buying Professional Services for a drug company!
  6. I had a Hotta back in the day .... seriously quick bike in a straight line, but handled like a bar of soap on a wet floor on anything technical / hilly.
  7. What about Hawaii and their flag? They wear it with pride? Scotland's independence costings were on Brent NS Crude at $125 / barrel. At the moment, it's running at $62ish. They would be broke by Christmas. Scottish independence is also a diversion by one of the most hate-filled, divisive, useless politicians the world has seen in Sturgeon .... a woman presiding over schools being run from pubs because the school buildings were collapsing and hospitals having worse standards of hygiene than developing eastern European countries. Utterly useless group of people, the SNP. Am open
  8. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7247821/Hunt-horrific-grunting-gimp-man-black-rubbery-suit.html
  9. Hi All, Thought I would give you an update on things from over here .... and thanks for the suggestions sent via the site and privately. Little baby George is growing up super strong and is so chilled and relaxed; we truly are so very lucky as he doesn't complain much, sleeps like a champion and eats like a machine. Everything is well with him. However, the wife and I have battled over the last 12 months given the interference by members of her family - and there seems no sign of that abating. It has not been fun for either of us and I have only just finished doing the FIFO t
  10. I use the Lupine Betty 14 and it kicks out 5,000 lumens .... light enough to light up a small country town! I use filters on it to dull it down a bit, but it's still pretty bright. Gives 6 hours on low beam and 2.5 on high. The only thing to use when trail riding. Pricey at £800, but someone in Evans Cycles screwed up and didn't exclude these from a 60% off sale they were running in 2009 .... and I'm still using the same lights. Better to be seen by a car than under one.
  11. I remember having a beer with the mate of a mate who climbed Everest in 1996. He was still going through decompression for the frostbite on his remaining 3 fingers. I didn't see the point then and I don't now. I would never put myself into the position where someone should have to rescue me or try and save my worthless ar$e! Even more macabre that people just walk by and allow others to perish while they go on to their "goal". The photos of the summit look like they should put a handrail on it, or even a travelator! Then you hear the stories that some are so inexperienced that they don't
  12. Rimmer

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  13. Yes, he is scum and the 14 years non-parole he gets is nothing to the impact on the poor (but strong) victims. I hope he doesn't enjoy prison!
  14. I learned to drive on the farm when I was 6 and my father drilled habits into me that remain today (always looking, never get distracted, drive to the conditions, indicate your intentions, remain calm, think about what you and doing and what others might do ..... etc etc). I have driven everything from articulated trucks, motorbikes (dirt and road), go-karts, buses, ski boats, fishing boats etc etc and the same rules still apply. When I started road cycling, it is amazing how some in the bunch just aren't aware of the conditions and how to ride to them, how not to put yourself in danger
  15. I work as a contractor in the Oil & Gas sector and use of mobiles - holding them or hands-free - is a dismissable offence. Studies have shown it's more in the distraction than the use. I won't. When I get in the car, the phone goes in the boot.
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