The Thread about Nothing....

Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by Hitchy, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Hitchy

    Hitchy New Member

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    Agree with Classo....in my case it was about who could actually muster any sort of sprint effort without cramping!. I was rolling into the finish just glad it was all over. We had a group of about 15 or so, only half of whom had been pulling turns since Camperdown...get to 2km to go & all of a sudden these blokes are rolling through, said to my mate "I reckon these blokes are planning on sprinting"...me mate goes, "WTF, none of them have done a turn in about 90 clicks & all the places were decided about 2 hours ago"!....sure enough, at 1km a bloke tries to go off the front, then another, then another, then it was on. I didn't really care, but it was just the sheer cheek of sitting on the back all day & then wanting to 'roll' me in the sprint, I was having none of that!!!!....so the whole bunch is sprinting for friggin' 50th place or some such....I get out of the saddle & get the "WARNING WILL ROBINSON, WARNING...MAJOR CRAMP IMMINENT" & sit down again :D....still most of the peckerheads 'shot their load' too early & I still managed to finish in front of most of 'em.
     


  2. classic1

    classic1 Well-Known Member

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    Still had a bit of 'filling out' to do. I could do 1200km a week and would never see 69kg again.
     
  3. matagi

    matagi Well-Known Member

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    Of course you won't - not unless you want to look like a famine victim ...... you've gained a shitload of muscle mass since that time. You could lose some of the "padding" you're carrying ;) and probably make it down to somewhere in the high 70's/low 80's if you really put the effort in and do it in a healthy balanced way.

    Maybe that should be your goal for 2009? :p :D
     
  4. Geoff Vadar

    Geoff Vadar New Member

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    For those off to the Revolution gig next week keep an eye out for big grunto and little grunto in the stands.
     
  5. parawolf

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    Mid-low 70's is the goal for me by october 2009, and i'm 188cm :D
     
  6. gplama

    gplama Well-Known Member

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    I'll be aiming for 90's this year. Haven't seen that side of the ton for about 5 years i reckon.
     
  8. Thylacine

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    I just shat myself down to 93kgs, so looks like Christmas has come early.




    You pack of women.
     
  9. bbp

    bbp Well-Known Member

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    Alright Ms Matagi I reckon your Tasmanian Trial has caught the popular vote.
    There's a good BandB in Sheffield yeah?

    Fark me is that the time?
    He whose name is protected by a confidentially agreement may not be impressed with my service this morning. Sleep is probably redundant about now.
    It was definitely a very nice White Christmas party, even if I don't celebrate such things, and even if my flirtations came to naught.

    Nevertheless I managed to do my research and decide that these are the only pannier racks you will ever need to buy for whatever bike you would like to put them on, and if you ever need different sized seatstay, brake or fork clamps you can buy them locally from Pirtek.
    http://www.oldmanmountain.com/Pages/RackPages/RearRacks.html
    I've gone with front and rear Sherpas.
    Shame I didn't do it a coupe of months ago.


    Just got off the phone from poor Channing and I can say he's a bloody nice and bloody tolerant bloke. Highly recommended.

    Oh and check out his Townie.
    http://www.oldmanmountain.com/Pages/BikePages/Pages/FrequentFlyerDetail.html
    That's hot. Yours for US9k.
     
  10. Thylacine

    Thylacine Member

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    Wow *cough* that's great value for money.

    I'll call you back at lunchtime, btw.
     
  11. matagi

    matagi Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, no probs with accommodation in Sheffield - drop me a PM/give me a call/whatever and we'll see what we can arrange. :)
     
  12. stevebaby

    stevebaby New Member

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    "I can eat 50 eggs."
    :D
    Strange movie...George Kennedy's character's worship of Luke verges on the homo-erotic and it's full of symbolism (the final scene shows Luke in a crucifixion position). Along with The Hustler, one of Newman's best.
    "I think you're a hustler son, I'm gonna break both your thumbs."
     
  13. matagi

    matagi Well-Known Member

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    A lot of the movies from that era had homo-erotic subtexts (Ben Hur is notable in that regard) ...... some of the kid's cartoons did as well - just watch a couple of episodes of Roger Ramjet or Fractured Fairytales really closely, paying attention to the dialogue.
     
  14. Thylacine

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    Not to mention Lord of the Rings.
     
  15. Crankyfeet

    Crankyfeet New Member

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    Do you think that might have been because there were a lot more homosexual writers back then who were "in the closet" and writing homoerotic suggestive stuff was maybe their way of expressing themselves?

    Other weird homoerotic symbols in retrospect, that were on TV in the 60's/70's..

    Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street
    Gilligan and the Skipper
    Cisco and Poncho from The Cisco Kid
    Batman and Robin
     
  16. matagi

    matagi Well-Known Member

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    Batman and Robin were full-on high camp - I love watching the old reruns. :D

    Bert and Ernie - ya reckon? Can't say I ever watched much Sesame Street so I'll take your word for it.

    And if we're going to throw Cisco and Poncho (Pancho?) in there, how about the Lone Ranger and Tonto?
     
  17. Geoff Vadar

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    Mauro Gianetti's roster as of Tuesday consists of: Alberto Benítez, Iker Camaño, David Cañada, Eros Capecchi, Ermanno Capelli, Juanjo Cobo, David de la Fuente, Jesús Del Nero, Iván Domínguez, Arkaitz Durán, Alberto Fernández de la Puebla, Ángel Litu Gómez, Héctor González, Beñat Intxausti, Josep Jufré, Javier Megías, Daniele Nardello, Ricardo Serrano, Andrea Tonti, Davide Vigano and William Walker.

    Classic what is going on? Why has this happened? Is he desperate? What happened at Rabo? Surely he must know Gianetti is a piece of shit?

    When are we going to grow a pair and start giving our young pro's a complete career path from the state institutes right through to a Pro Tour licence tied to the AIS. I mean even Gerran's was almost left scrambling after Credit Agricole.

    Maybe Thunder knows something?
     
  18. classic1

    classic1 Well-Known Member

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    There was a report on Velonews that he is riding for Rock Racing. I dunno what is going on or which report to believe.

    I dunno

    I dunno.

    I dunno much at all.

    thunder must have got a job or Lance Armstrongs hitmen caught up with him or he's had his interweb break or something.
     
  19. classic1

    classic1 Well-Known Member

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    You seem to know a lot about ghey stuff cranky.
     
  20. oely

    oely New Member

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    Gianetti is a piece of shit, but so are Bruekink and Rabo. They are parochial and just as dirty as Saunier were/are. Foriegn riders dont get much respect there too, even Menchov barely does. For someone who has won the vuelta twice, there is still little regard for him in the lowlands.

    Sure Walker is desperate. Hasnt shown anything or got any results so its hardly surprising. Evidently took any spot he could get. Pretty simple really.

    I doubt Gerrans was left scrambling too. Not after a stage win this year, and impressive rides in general. Im sure he had quite a few offers.
     
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