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Originally Posted by Jono L View Post



Everyone does, but coming from the organisers persepctive, anything crash= anything bad. The A graders wouldn't be too happy if we had to cancel their crit because some numpty dropped it and you can't move em of course till the ambo gets there.

 

and then you gotta file a report for insurance and ahhh. Too much shit. Thems the rules. Big Bro is watching.
 

 

All fair enough I reckon, keeping everyone safe and running a smooth operation means rules.  

...except the bit about A graders.  It's still a mid-week crit and they are just grown men playing dress-ups like the rest of us.

 


 

post #47987 of 67401
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Originally Posted by gplama View Post

Ricky Nixon. LOL.


what a grub

post #47988 of 67401
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Originally Posted by cs124 View Post



 

All fair enough I reckon, keeping everyone safe and running a smooth operation means rules.  

...except the bit about A graders.  It's still a mid-week crit and they are just grown men playing dress-ups like the rest of us.

 


 


That's kinda the point. THe first people to complain about how silly it is to be DQ'ed for a salute will also chuck a hissy if the race gets cancelled because of an ensuing salute stack ;-)

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well... i heard that trainer tiff abs are painted on - i mean seriously, look at the home page. they look scary and fake and if she pulled her panties down any further we woud be seeing her airstrip in tasmania

 

 

I just had to share this comment ...... gold! biggrin.gif

post #47990 of 67401
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Originally Posted by Thylacine View Post

Carpe Diem, right?  So what happens now, does someone run out and hold their hand and put training wheels on as they cross the finish line? ;)

 

Go ooonnnn......deep down I know you love the guy's sense of spectacle and irony. :D


There was one year where I did a lot of the first aid at the crits.  Almost every week there was a stack and as I mentioned, that course has a surface like a cheese grater, so the amount of skin that was coming off each time was pretty awful.  You'd think by the end of the season I would have become used to it, but the opposite happened.  And Beepers, talk about getting emotional, I had to do my utmost to supress blubbing up whenever I attended to these poor buggers.  They'd be sitting there, groaning with pain, blood and grit and rolled-up-skin smeared across their thighs and knees and shoulders.  Their prized kit shredded and their beautiful bikes invariably mangled.

 

We had the job of getting these people home or to hospital - twice that year in an ambulance.  And getting the remains of their bikes to their homes.  And then there's the paperwork.  Not that the paperwork is too onerous, but the fact you're reporting stacks makes you worry about the insurance and wether the faceless administrators will deem the course too dangerous to race on.

 

Racing is dangerous.  That is part of it's appeal (at least, it is for me).  You can't control many of the risks.  People get tired and they lose concentration.  It only takes one little mistake and there's a touch of wheels.  One little deviation in a sprint and people come down.  A tyre blows and riders behind get spat into a ditch.  Shit happens.  But some shit you can control.  Like asking people not to take both hands off their bars to salute, so this doesn't happen...

 


 

post #47991 of 67401

That's why you don't celebrate until you cross the line.

 

The best example of that was the American chick in the winter olympics that started celebrating too early in the snowboard race and crashed and lost the race.

 

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http://www.theage.com.au/national/abalone-diver-taken-by-sharks-20110217-1aye2.html

 

Getting eaten by a shark would suck.

 

Getting eaten by a shark off Perforated Island near Coffin Bay turns it into comedy gold.

 

http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2011/02/18/3142166.htm

 

Looks like the guy might have left from Point Avoid...

 

... and if that place name doesn't give you a clue I don't know what does.
 

 

post #47993 of 67401

It's OK beepers, someone somewhere feels your pain:

 

poohredshirtholdingpinkblankie.JPG

 

You could share a beer with this guy:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHmvkRoEowc

 

Classo was almost right. Led Zep IV, although Kashmir does sound tempting right now. Skip Stairway and play Black Dog and Rock and Roll over and over - that's what you need to stop the slide into being a depressing fcuk. If you've got the AC/DC boxset "Bonfire" crank the volume. Ace stuff.

 

Thylo - didn't know you had a thing for the Slipknot wannabes.

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You would have thought that with all the cash he got paid as an F1 driver, Alain Prost could at least afford two t-shirts for his entire stay in a foreign country. But since he's from a country where feminine armpit hair and colossal muff bush is all the rage, then I guess it's par for the course...

 

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post #47995 of 67401

Ha! My mum's still got my blue bunny rug, but she keeps farkin everything

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Originally Posted by swampy1970 View Post

You would have thought that with all the cash he got paid as an F1 driver, Alain Prost could at least afford two t-shirts for his entire stay in a foreign country. But since he's from a country where feminine armpit hair and colossal muff bush is all the rage, then I guess it's par for the course...

 



What kind of watch is that?  Hey, Swamp, you know about stuff -- do you know about watches?   Is my new Tissot fake? The 6 o'clock marker isn't orange, it's just some kinda reflection

 

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f62/my-prs516-fake-black-market-just-great-deal-501392.html

 

MINE:

 

tissotrobbyphoto.jpg

 

REAL ONE:

 

600-T044_417_21_051_00.jpg

 

Logo comparison (the colours are only different coz of the dim lighting on my picture):

 

TISSOTlogocomparison.jpg

post #47997 of 67401

Fark if I'd know. I don't wear a watch... Haven't since I've got more computing power in my pocket than the entire Russian space program.

 

Did you buy that at a Tissot dealer ? If not, chances are you've been had...

 

Is that really your watch?

 

Besides, none of the hands actually point at the markers they're supposed to be pointing at. El cheapo knockoff alert #1. Not sure that I'd like a watch that told me there was 6.1 seconds left in that minute. Since it's not a Rolex with the perpetual motion I'd say it's not supposed to have that feature.

 

End the shame with a Gunto sword to the gut.

 

ShortKatana.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

post #47998 of 67401
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Originally Posted by swampy1970 View Post

Thylo - didn't know you had a thing for the Slipknot wannabes.



Aside from they're kinda now nothing like Slipknot, yeah.  Sometimes.

 

They do angry better than Bungle who out-clown both of them put together.  But in a good way.  Not in a bad way, like ICP.

 

"Fucking magnets!  How do they work??"

 

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Originally Posted by swampy1970 View Post

 

ShortKatana.jpg

 

 

 

 

 


Karl Stefanovic *likes* this.

 

 

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Karl Stefanovic *likes* this.

 

 


Aziz Awang is somewhat less enthusiastic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD5UK-qt9HY

http://plixi.com/p/78659424

http://www.flickr.com/photos/trackcycling/5459823042/

http://yfrog.com/h3hqagj
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