The Thread about Nothing....

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

  1. matagi

    matagi Well-Known Member

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    Although it does look like you're going downhill at that point
     


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    To be honest i'm just a little worried about it o_O The day before races like these I usually do a few 5-10 minute efforts to keep things ticking over, plan is to head out there and do a lap or two of the circuit tomorrow and hit it hard once or twice so I know what i'm in for.
     
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  3. steve

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    I think overall the whole climb isn't too bad, it's just some sections are quite steep.

    Edit; unsure why I felt the need to tell someone who drives this road daily about the road, when I haven't event been there.

    If you're around at the start i'm number 25, stop by and say hello :)

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  4. matagi

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    Steve, is the course going in the direction shown on Strava? Because it's not really that bad. It's much worse the other way. Not that I've ridden it, but I do know where I need to change down when I'm driving - and that section between 6km and 8km is definitely not one of those places.
     
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    I'll see how I go - the Selbourne Garlic and Tomato Festival is on this weekend and I'm going with friends
     
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    It does go the same way as the strava segment shows. You're right tho, the other way would be a shit load harder, to many 13-14% gradients.
     
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    Go 25! Yay!
     
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    If tomato doesn't counteract garlic - don't try pashing your loved one. Unless, of course, your beloved is just as infused with garlic.
     
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  9. matagi

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    I am coming down with a cold, so the garlic will help I think. There will be no pashing coz I don't want to give MrM my cold.
     
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    You are so very considerate Ma.
     
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    Hey roshea, these guys are threatening to actually finish Project Binky... and then there's more garage goodness in the pipeline.

     
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    Great little known moments in history part 1.

    1975 OPEC attack.

    In 1975 a Palestinian terrorist group led by Carlos the jackal rocked up to an OPEC conference in Vienna and took a shitload of oil ministers hostage.

    During negotiations with the Austrians, Carlos thought it a good idea to get them to send up a feed. So they did. Ham sandwiches. Fucking ham sangas. For a group consisting mainly of Muslim Arabs.

    Fucking Austria. This is either the greatest troll in history or Austria is the most retarded country on the planet. Think about what Austria has brought the world. Strudel, wiener schnitzel, then it's swiftly downhill to yodelling, WW1, the sound of music and Hitler. Shit of a place.

    Another aside to this incident. Carlos and crew turned up on the tram, looking like rejects from an how to guide on dressing like a mid 70s terrorist. Trench coats, che beards, leather jackets, berets, wrap around sunglasses, duffel bags. There's a cop out front directing traffic away from the entrance. Carlos walks up and says "is the conference in session?" The cop relies "ja". So in they go, shoot a cop, an Iraqi and I think a Libyan, then take everyone hostage. When challenged about it later the cop says "it was my sole responsibility to direct traffic away from the OPEC building. I wasn't directed to perform any other job". Lolz. The old "I vas only following ze orders". Austrians are good at that. You can't make this shit up.
     
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  13. 62vette

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    Well fuck, this week has been hard to comprehend. Give any muslims you know your love
     
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    Where are you over there vette? Poor old Christchurch cops it. That massive earthquake now this.

    Mosques around Victoria have a long planned open day tomorrow.
     
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    I am in Tauranga, thankfully a long way from Christchurch in this instance.

    All schools and a number of government offices went into lockdown immediately afterwards, and my niece in Christchurch had to wait until around 6pm to be able to pick her young lad up from pre-school.

    I have to say this is really hard to process.
     
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  16. steve

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    DNF today fellas, like most victorians i'm too fat to get around the Tassie hills.

    It blew a part in the first few laps, I wasn't on a great day bit that wouldn't have helped much. I need to be 5 or 6kg lighter when I come back next year. I can get away with some beer fat in victoria or belgium, but send us on some hilly as fuck roads like this and i'm in trouble at this level.

    Ben Dyball looked unbeatable today, he'll probably win.

    https://timedresult.com/2019-oceaniaroad-em19rr/
     
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  17. Wilchemy

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    Bad luck Steve, but big props for even heading over and representing the TAN in the race! Respect.
     
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    Cheers mate!

    Tour of Mansfield next weekend.
     
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    That's where we went wrong. Steve needs a TAN racing jersey. Paul can you oblige with a design?
     
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  20. steve

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    LOL nice part of the world down here, I can see why you live here and obviously remember why we did for a few a decade ago. :cool:
     
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