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Riddles me this, peoples:  Last Sundee I went for a kinda leisurely ride with a few newbie/part-time riders, whoms I don't really know very well.

Two of the guys are 'normal', with demanding full-time jobs, a wife and young kids.  These 2 guys were given a 2-hour leave pass from their missuseses for the Sundee ride, 25 minutes of which we spent sitting in a coffee shop talking shit -- and most of this time they spoke about how they were struggling to get fit enough and struggling to find enough time to ride.  

Is this normal for normal people? :-)

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I've only just realized that one of the young chicks on Baywatch is the same chick who famously jumped out of the cake in Under Seige:  Erkia Eleniak.  Who could ever forget her popping out of that cake?!?!?! Wow weee!

 

 

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Originally Posted by 531Aussie View Post

Riddles me this, peoples:  Last Sundee I went for a kinda leisurely ride with a few newbie/part-time riders, whoms I don't really know very well.

Two of the guys are 'normal', with demanding full-time jobs, a wife and young kids.  These 2 guys were given a 2-hour leave pass from their missuseses for the Sundee ride, 25mins minutes of which we spent sitting in a coffee shop talking shit -- and most of this time they spoke about how they were struggling to get fit enough and struggling to find enough time to ride.  

Is this normal for normal people? :-)


Welcome to aspirational middle class suburban hell.

 

 

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Official TAN ride #638...Htchy and cs124 racing vets at Somerton.  Fun.

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Originally Posted by 531Aussie View Post

Riddles me this, peoples:  Last Sundee I went for a kinda leisurely ride with a few newbie/part-time riders, whoms I don't really know very well.

Two of the guys are 'normal', with demanding full-time jobs, a wife and young kids.  These 2 guys were given a 2-hour leave pass from their missuseses for the Sundee ride, 25mins minutes of which we spent sitting in a coffee shop talking shit -- and most of this time they spoke about how they were struggling to get fit enough and struggling to find enough time to ride.  

Is this normal for normal people? :-)


It's not wildly abnormal. In choosing between two recent job offers, I took the one further from home. Weekends are spent doing stuff with the kids, so commuting is most of the riding I do (just over 10,000 km last year).
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Originally Posted by 531Aussie View Post

Riddles me this, peoples:  Last Sundee I went for a kinda leisurely ride with a few newbie/part-time riders, whoms I don't really know very well.

Two of the guys are 'normal', with demanding full-time jobs, a wife and young kids.  These 2 guys were given a 2-hour leave pass from their missuseses for the Sundee ride, 25mins minutes of which we spent sitting in a coffee shop talking shit -- and most of this time they spoke about how they were struggling to get fit enough and struggling to find enough time to ride.  

Is this normal for normal people? :-)

 

No.  I mean yes.  Like most people - including myself - they could quite easily get fitter and find time to ride if they woke up at 4:30 instead of 6:30 every morning and rode instead of slept.

 

However, if you did that, you'd have nothing to bitch about at cafes, so what's the point?

 

I choose sleep, beer, and sitting on the couch instead of masochistically sleep depriving and smashing myself into the ground so I can do victory salutes on the Bvld.

 

Seems like a fair trade.

 

 

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Ma - once upon a time the Hokitika Wild Food Festival was mostly a celebration of "wild" foods. The sort of thing a bloke could go and hunt, fish for or gather himself. Oysters, whitebait, scallops, kina (sea urchin), wild boar, venison, tuna etc etc... Oh and Monteiths beer.

 

The more weird stuff like mountain oysters, huhu grubs (wichety grubs), sea cucumber sashimi have crept in over time, and are only a small part of the whole thing. There's an annual nationwide wild food challenge for restaurants, and has been won with dishes like a tasting plate of whitebait, scampi, rabbit and goat.

 

Most of the people lining up for the horsey hand shandy, huhu grubs and sea cucumber will be fairly trollied, and then slip out for a quiet chunder before going back for more.

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UCI Keiren.  Clearly Hoy was celebrating his win to early and should have been DQed

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rltqF-HT9iU
 

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Originally Posted by jock.c View Post

UCI Keiren.  Clearly Hoy was celebrating his win to early and should have been DQed

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rltqF-HT9iU
 


I think he rides A Grade, so its ok. :)

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Look at the video at 1:10.  That's Hoy's fault.

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$14,000 rec retail for the new Cervelo frame (only)!  What a bargain :-)

 

http://www.cervelo.com/en_us/bikes/2011/R5ca/

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I reckon that Spanish guy would crawl over his own mother for a second helping of Chorizo.

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Originally Posted by 531Aussie View Post

$14,000 rec retail for the new Cervelo frame (only)!  What a bargain :-)

 

http://www.cervelo.com/en_us/bikes/2011/R5ca/



 Athhhhh, the bike reviewers checklist is including on their promo....

 

 

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1. Low weight to help your climbing.
2. Torsional stiffness for safety and confidence while descending.
3. BB stiffness to not waste any energy.
4. Vertical compliance and vibration damping for comfort on long rides & bad roads
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I'm having trouble watching the Ch7 4:30pm news. Samantha Armytage has me hypnotised. What a woman.

 

Crikey.

 

Yes.

Yes.

Yes.

Yes.

and again.

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Originally Posted by Thylacine View Post

No.  I mean yes.  Like most people - including myself - they could quite easily get fitter and find time to ride if they woke up at 4:30 instead of 6:30 every morning and rode instead of slept.

 

However, if you did that, you'd have nothing to bitch about at cafes, so what's the point?

 

I choose sleep, beer, and sitting on the couch instead of masochistically sleep depriving and smashing myself into the ground so I can do victory salutes on the Bvld.

 

Seems like a fair trade.

 

I was more perplexed that they were struggling to find time to ride, get given 2 hrs on a Sunday to ride by there missuses, then spend 1/4 of that time sitting in a coffee shop whining about their lack of fitness. :-) 

 

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