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  1. EoinC

    Calling Stevebaby - Jarrah-fest

    G'day, SB. It's been a long time since I've visited but, as you are an appreciator of all things nautically jarrah, here's a taste of the mighty hardwood on the restoration I'm currently doing. She's getting recaulked with cotton, which is one of those jobs where you do a bit, then stand back...
  2. EoinC

    What's wrong with this microcosmic picture?

    I've been transiting through Paris quite a few times over the last 3 months, spending my time between CDG and the surrounds of Gare du Nord. Out of these multiple monocular visits, I have seen plenty of bicycles on the road, but only 1 road bike with someone wearing kit. It baffles me - every...
  3. EoinC

    RIP Boudreaux (Jim Price)

    This is not meant to be a Thread in itself. It is merely to let those who (like me) missed the Thread that told us that Jim Price (known to us as Boudreaux) lost his life recently in an accident. If you want to read more of it, go to the original Thread at ("I'm hoping we didn't just lose a...
  4. EoinC

    All Blacks Northern Tour

    The selection that Graham Henry has made for Saturday's Test against Ireland shows further blooding of young players: "New Zealand: 15 Leon MacDonald, 14 Doug Howlett, 13 Ma'a Nonu, 12 Aaron Mauger, 11 Sitiveni Sivivatu, 10 Nick Evans, 9 Piri Weepu, 8 Mose Tuiali'i, 7 Richie McCaw (captain), 6...
  5. EoinC

    I have become comfortably numb...

    Here's some late night dribblings - If it seems like the pissy rant that it is, drop it and move on. I've been busy lately (start work at 04:30 - 05:00 / finish work around 19:30 - 21:30 - 7 days / week, with a lot of pleading voices through the day). I have a lot of reference points that should...
  6. EoinC

    Gotta go, due to Space / Time equalibrium constraints

    In view of Hawkings' take on space / time points of singularity, along with work commitments, I'm gonna have to bow out for a while. As the Steady State Theory has been pretty much refuted, I cannot tell, with any degree of certainty, when and if I shall return. Thanks to all with whom I have...
  7. EoinC

    Saronni, anyone?

    I've got an old Saronni (sitting down in Australia) which I used to ride back in the 80's. I noticed it lurking in the back of my workshop when I went down there a few weeks ago and it stirred some memories. Next time I head down there, I plan on resurrecting her. She's got a Nuevo Record RD...
  8. EoinC

    Tri Nations Rugby Downunder

    Who's been following the Tri Nations? I missed the SA / Wobblies game, but did a lot of jumping and shouting during the SA / AB match last Saturday - Helluva game! I'm barracking for the AB's in the upcoming Wobblies showdown, but I expect the Aussies to come out hard. They always play well in...
  9. EoinC

    If International conflicts were to be solved in the Boxing Ring

    Because we have run out of new ideas for how to shoot each other, it is decided by majority vote that all future International conflicts will be decided by the World Leaders of the involved Nations going one-on-one in the Boxing Ring. It can be Presidents, Prime Ministers, Emporers or whatever...
  10. EoinC

    Sad, Sad Case...

    The sorry confession of allowing work to impinge upon a ride.... This tale is in 2 parts. I offer no apologies for Part 1 - it's just the way it is. My apologies to the World are for Part 2, whereby I indicate just what sort of a sorry b##tard I have become... Part 1 I start work at 5am and...
  11. EoinC

    Something wrong with this picture?

    The other day I took off from a track-stand at the traffic lights to get the hole-shot on the cars and motorbikes. Just as I was getting some speed up on the right-hand turn, I got a big jump on the chain. The chain stayed on (I ride a fixed-wheel track bike) and I figured I may have pulled the...