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Just perused the recent edition of BV's Ride On mag. A couple of us cop a mention. Noice pix of Bikesoiler too. exciting, huh? ;)
 
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> Just perused the recent edition of BV's Ride On mag. A couple of us cop
> a mention. Noice pix of Bikesoiler too. exciting, huh? ;)


Recent edition? What edition is that?

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TimC said:
Recent edition? What edition is that?

The newly-posted out June-July edition, with a cute piccie of young couple having a *cuddle* on front cover. (note: that's not moi & bikesoiler)
 
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"cfsmtb" wrote:
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> TimC Wrote:
>> Recent edition? What edition is that?

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> The newly-posted out June-July edition, with a cute piccie of young
> couple having a *cuddle* on front cover. (note: that's not moi &
> bikesoiler)>


Yes, just got mine. It was a surprise to see about 5 couples from MBTC
pictured in various sections, and the club referred to as performing as good
as dating agencies. Now that's a new membership line. ;-)

Which 'couple of us' were you referring to?

Cheers
Peter
 
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TimC

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On 2005-06-01, Peter Signorini (aka Bruce)
was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea:
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> "cfsmtb" wrote:
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>> TimC Wrote:
>>> Recent edition? What edition is that?

>>
>> The newly-posted out June-July edition, with a cute piccie of young
>> couple having a *cuddle* on front cover. (note: that's not moi &
>> bikesoiler)>


I read that originally as "is moi and bikesoiler", so when I got home
and looked, I thought "eh? Changed hair colour and style?! And
bikesoiler has done... something!" :)

> Yes, just got mine. It was a surprise to see about 5 couples from MBTC
> pictured in various sections, and the club referred to as performing as good
> as dating agencies. Now that's a new membership line. ;-)


Not enough people under 30 in the club yet, dagnamit! Especially
wimins.

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Peter Signorini said:
Yes, just got mine. It was a surprise to see about 5 couples from MBTC
pictured in various sections, and the club referred to as performing as good
as dating agencies. Now that's a new membership line. ;-)

Which 'couple of us' were you referring to?

Cheers
Peter

Ah, BUG-related stuff. Some bloke from BBUG, and some mutterings about steps in the Gipps Street region.
 

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TimC said:
I read that originally as "is moi and bikesoiler", so when I got home
and looked, I thought "eh? Changed hair colour and style?! And
bikesoiler has done... something!" :)

Yeah, can't be either of us, Mr Soilers much taller, and I'm much much shorter. And I'm not a blonde either.

TimC said:
Not enough people under 30 in the club yet, dagnamit! Especially
wimins.

Membership drive, a la "MBTC On-Bike Dating Service". That might pull the chicks. :p
 

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cfsmtb said:
Just perused the recent edition of BV's Ride On mag. A couple of us cop a mention. Noice pix of Bikesoiler too. exciting, huh? ;)

cool hat. no doubt after drinking his way across the NT he wont be lookin that slim now tho :D

PS we got funding for new path design approved :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
 

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flyingdutch said:
cool hat. no doubt after drinking his way across the NT he wont be lookin that slim now tho :D

PS we got funding for new path design approved :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

Was a bit dissappointed with the BV invented cycling in the 70's approach of the magazine, people did ride there bikes before that surprisingly and I would be surprised if MBTC is the oldest cycling club in Melbourne (but the older ones may be r*cing ones).

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Tamyka Bell

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cfsmtb wrote:
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> TimC Wrote:
> > Recent edition? What edition is that?

>
> The newly-posted out June-July edition, with a cute piccie of young
> couple having a *cuddle* on front cover. (note: that's not moi &
> bikesoiler)
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> cfsmtb


Just wanted to thank you, once again, for rubbing my nose in the couple
thing. *grumble grumble* Nah I'm just edgy 'cos I didn't ride to uni
today. :D

Tam
 
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Tamyka Bell

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TimC wrote:
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> On 2005-06-01, Peter Signorini (aka Bruce)

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> > Yes, just got mine. It was a surprise to see about 5 couples from MBTC
> > pictured in various sections, and the club referred to as performing as good
> > as dating agencies. Now that's a new membership line. ;-)

>
> Not enough people under 30 in the club yet, dagnamit! Especially
> wimins.


TimC, wrong state, dude. We're all hangin' out in BrisVegas.

Tam
 

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flyingdutch said:
cool hat. no doubt after drinking his way across the NT he wont be lookin that slim now tho :D

PS we got funding for new path design approved :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

If you look closely, there's a 14T on the front of ma cowboi hat. Actually Mr Soiler rode thru SA & QLD, and he's looking decidely tanned, trim & musclely after cycling 2000+km. Good work on the funding, our *little project* is going to take some major state funding to happen. Must keep up the community pressure/lobbying. :)
 

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cfsmtb said:
If you look closely, there's a 14T on the front of ma cowboi hat. Actually Mr Soiler rode thru SA & QLD, and he's looking decidely tanned, trim & musclely after cycling 2000+km. Good work on the funding, our *little project* is going to take some major state funding to happen. Must keep up the community pressure/lobbying. :)

nah, youre goin about it ALL wrong!

Hire bobcat for a day (I'll volunteer for that! ultimate powertool usage)
reverse ute up to Bunnings and get enuff concrete mix and 2-be-4 to build our own! After all, that's how the goat-track got built at chandler steps.
Some wood-ducks (apologies to all mtbers) built it themselves and then ParksVic 'fixed' it

I'll bring the hammer and beer fridge :D

and the couch...

and the tranny...

someone's gotta be 'supervisor'

F"yes we can!"Dutch
:rolleyes:
 

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flyingdutch said:
nah, youre goin about it ALL wrong!

Hire bobcat for a day (I'll volunteer for that! ultimate powertool usage)
reverse ute up to Bunnings and get enuff concrete mix and 2-be-4 to build our own! After all, that's how the goat-track got built at chandler steps.
Some wood-ducks (apologies to all mtbers) built it themselves and then ParksVic 'fixed' it

I'll bring the hammer and beer fridge :D

and the couch...

and the tranny...

someone's gotta be 'supervisor'

F"yes we can!"Dutch
:rolleyes:


Um, er, FD, there at least 100 tonne of concrete down there, a unstable riverbank and a ruddy great big Peppercorn tree barely hanging on by it's tippie-toes. We also require seasoned timber for the ramps, ie: similiar design to Walmer St. Logistics, R&D?
 

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cfsmtb said:
Um, er, FD, there at least 100 tonne of concrete down there, a unstable riverbank and a ruddy great big Peppercorn tree barely hanging on by it's tippie-toes. We also require seasoned timber for the ramps, ie: similiar design to Walmer St. Logistics, R&D?

'Oh yeah, Marge! be a killjoy'

the art of DIY is the extraordinary solutions one can come up with
'on-the-fly'.

'Rome wasnt built in a day' is a phrase utilised by a person without a beerfridge!

Peppercorn tree.
Seasoned timber.
The possibilities!
 

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flyingdutch said:
'Oh yeah, Marge! be a killjoy'

the art of DIY is the extraordinary solutions one can come up with
'on-the-fly'.

'Rome wasnt built in a day' is a phrase utilised by a person without a beerfridge!

Peppercorn tree.
Seasoned timber.
The possibilities!


Yeah, yeah, yeah. But, FD, I have more than a passing interest in basic OH&S procedures. ;)
 
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Peter Signorini

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"PiledHigher" wrote:

> Was a bit dissappointed with the BV invented cycling in the 70's
> approach of the magazine, people did ride there bikes before that
> surprisingly and I would be surprised if MBTC is the oldest cycling
> club in Melbourne (but the older ones may be r*cing ones).


MBTC was founded in 1973, and as far as I'm aware it is the oldest of
Melbourne's cycle-touring clubs. There are, no doubt racing, clubs older
than this.

Cheers
Peter
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HUMBUG

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On 02/06/05 at 18:06:27 Peter Signorini somehow managed to type:

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> "PiledHigher" wrote:
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> > Was a bit dissappointed with the BV invented cycling in the 70's
> > approach of the magazine, people did ride there bikes before that
> > surprisingly and I would be surprised if MBTC is the oldest cycling
> > club in Melbourne (but the older ones may be r*cing ones).

>
> MBTC was founded in 1973, and as far as I'm aware it is the oldest of
> Melbourne's cycle-touring clubs. There are, no doubt racing, clubs
> older than this.


Slight correction. I joined in its first year when it used to meet in
the old Environment Centre ( William St. ???) and at that stage it was
Action Unlimited and wasn't a purely cycling based club. I can't
remember when it became the MBTC the old brain's faded a bit since then.

Ahhhh those were the days - even the "easy" trips were bloody hard. Ask
Cara about her first imperial century....:)

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HUMBUG said:
Slight correction. I joined in its first year when it used to meet in
the old Environment Centre ( William St. ???) and at that stage it was
Action Unlimited and wasn't a purely cycling based club. I can't
remember when it became the MBTC the old brain's faded a bit since then.

Ahhhh those were the days - even the "easy" trips were bloody hard. Ask
Cara about her first imperial century....:)

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whorrrrr! Do tell, grandpa!! (ducks backhander)

did you kill any drivers?
 
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HUMBUG

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On 02/06/05 at 20:17:05 flyingdutch somehow managed to type:

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Swings backhander low.

> whorrrrr! Do tell, grandpa!! (ducks backhander)


See, he ducked into it. Age and cunning trumps youth and talent
again...:)

I only did the metric century that day but it was HOT and hilly with a
howling northerly. Quite a few people who did the imperial century were
NOT impressed. It was my first century of any description and it was
NOT a pleasant experience....:) From memory it was around the Toolangi
area - I _may_ have the map around here SOMEwhere it's just a question
of exactly WHICH where.

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> did you kill any drivers?


Nope. No-one else did either - no energy...:) Besides drivers were
much better behaved then. Then being the mid '70's.

I'll have to try and organise a work free Thursday night and get the
Old Grey Bike to haul me down to an MBTC meeting. At least I'll get to
meet TimC...

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