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    Indeed, Classo. For those who have come up through the junior ranks, training and racing are very much entwined in their persona. They identify as a cyclist / athlete / swimmer / …, not as someone whose job is cycling / running / swimming etc. Our daughter ‘retired’ from cycling earlier this...
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    Better yesterday, thanks, Ma. She and others tried calling Liv when they read the Instagram post, but it was too late.
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    My daughter called me yesterday after checking her team-mate’s Instagram post… https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/new-zealand-olympic-cyclist-olivia-podmore-dies-aged-24/YQSZCDQYGMPAB7BXWDMMFUBXYU/ RIP Liv.
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    Update from the field… Over here (Malaysia), were running at about 17,000 new COVID cases per day, and are now above 160 deaths per day, on a steep hillclimb. Vaccinations are going at full speed, with queues past my place that are kilometres long.
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    It helps to be able to count. If 5 riders went off the front, and 2 riders were caught, and then another 2 riders were caught, how many riders would still be up the road? The tactics and communication were abysmal. The difference between a star team and a team of stars…...
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    May be why he was quite good at that hour thingy…
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    It is what it says on the label. A bit like when the Gubbermint decide to put a motorway through your house for the betterment of somebody else, except that many rare mineral resources seem to be located in regions where the people with the house don’t have a voice (eg Democratic Republic of...
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    If I rinse and repeat another 364 times, I shall achieve that lofty goal. 10 days today, and no planes have parked in the wrong zones at Gate C13 since I got here - That speaks volumes for my paddle-waving skills and dedication, I believe.
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    I nearly thought I had a win today - Got the documentation approved from the Govt, but Immigration turned me back again, as I have to lodge an appeal with their Director to cancel the refusal, and the office is closed. Oh, well - I can continue guiding planes into their gates, standing at the...
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    It sounds like I may get through Immigration on Tuesday, making 10 days of pre-quarantine quarantine, to be followed by 14 days of genuine quarantine in a Govt facility. There is light at the end of the runway...
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    Since receiving the first shot, I emit the Windows 95 theme each time I yawn. Getting used to it now.
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    I’ll have to shut down my new amateur air traffic controller role while I get injected...
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    I had 1st shot of Astra Zeneca in Ivory Coast. No pain or discomfort at all. 2nd one is due in August in Malaysia (if I ever get back in).
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    I’m feeling a bit like a reality TV version of “The Terminal”. After flying out of Abidjan on Saturday, I’m still stuck airside at KL on Tuesday, pending some documentation. Assuming I don’t get sent back, it’ll be one last fortnight of quarantine, and then I’ll get back to my apartment. The...
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    Selfie from 1983 in Pilbara, WA, rocking the Malvern Star ‘Bushranger’...