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Old 02-13-12, 05:58 PM   #1
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quick snaps with the phone on the way to work

Nice show of Australian weather , poured yesterday is hot as hell today and still flooded when i need to ride.

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the last 3 , quick check with a stick and my foot showed the water to be about 2 foot deep and moving fast enough to almost push me over . so i went around .
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I guess you've noticed that our local council has given us some lovely scenic bike paths that just about all run beside creeks.. Beautiful if it doesn't rain too much. I must admit I wimped out last night and got the wife to pick me up and left the bike at work. I'll ride it home tonight.
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Yuck!
truth me told if i was not learning to ride with new clipin shoes and pedals , i might have tried it

oh and you know turning up covered in mud would not have gone down well at work =)
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oh and you know turning up covered in mud would not have gone down well at work =)
F*** em if they can't take a joke...
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haha nooo i like my boss, i am walking around in socks and shorts/T-shirt atm =)
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haha nooo i like my boss, i am walking around in socks and shorts/T-shirt atm =)
I hope you mean shorts, and not undershorts...
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that is friday......


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I vividly remember cycling through water that was well over my hubs when I was in college. Wasn't a flood, just wa big water pool in the middle of one of the trails. It did help clean the mud off the bikes! I had cheap wheels on at that point that ended up on another bike and then sold in the yardsale...
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I vividly remember cycling through water that was well over my hubs when I was in college. Wasn't a flood, just wa big water pool in the middle of one of the trails. It did help clean the mud off the bikes! I had cheap wheels on at that point that ended up on another bike and then sold in the yardsale...
to be honest the depth didn't bother me, it was the fact it was flowing so fast .
also the path is about 2 meters wide there with a sharp drop on ether side =)
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Just to be clear, Queensland is but a part of Australia... and the weather there doesn't even remotely reflect that in other parts of the continent.
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Just to be clear, Queensland is but a part of Australia... and the weather there doesn't even remotely reflect that in other parts of the continent.

lol , no to be fair the weather all across Australia is normally lovely. it is just you only notice it when it sucks.

I think Victoria has it the worst, rain in the morning 40 degrees in the middle of the then cold as hell ( that doesn't make sense is it cold in hell ) at night , all depending on where the wind is coming in from.
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haha nooo i like my boss, i am walking around in socks and shorts/T-shirt atm =)
Must be in IT....
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Just to be clear, Queensland is but a part of Australia... and the weather there doesn't even remotely reflect that in other parts of the continent.
Also, I bet there's considerable variation in the weather across the state. American posters should keep in mind Queensland is twice as large as Texas, with room to spare for Pennsylvania and Ohio. They don't do anything small in Australia.
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lol , no to be fair the weather all across Australia is normally lovely. it is just you only notice it when it sucks.
It must be lovely with all those kangaroos flying about....
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It must be lovely with all those kangaroos flying about....

I saw one yesterday. i almost fell off my bike in shock , by the time i got my phone out to take a snap he was long gone .

QLD isn't that big, have a look a western Australian it makes QLD look small
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I saw one yesterday. i almost fell off my bike in shock , by the time i got my phone out to take a snap he was long gone .

QLD isn't that big, have a look a western Australian it makes QLD look small
Australia is on the list of places to visit one day.

BTW, one of your exports is causing problems in one of our local school districts:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-footwear.html
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Australia is on the list of places to visit one day.

BTW, one of your exports is causing problems in one of our local school districts:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-footwear.html
HAHA, that is not the fault of the boot but the person wearing them , honestly ugg boots should be banned world over i think, horrible things.

edit: on a second note, schools here have been saying what can and can't be worn in regards to shoes for a long time. would be a 3 day suspension if you wore ugg boots a few times ( after a written warning ) to my school and that was 6 or 7 years ago .
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I think Victoria has it the worst, rain in the morning 40 degrees in the middle of the then cold as hell ( that doesn't make sense is it cold in hell ) at night , all depending on where the wind is coming in from.
I miss the Victorian weather back home. Here it is either hot, humid and raining, or hot humid and about to rain.
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Yep, at least we have four seasons in Victoria. Queensland really only has two, although for quite a while there, it was only one -- a drought.

And, I have never been colder than during a winter in Herberton, on the Atherton Tableland west of Cairns. And this coming from a Tasmanian...
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HAHA, that is not the fault of the boot but the person wearing them , honestly ugg boots should be banned world over i think, horrible things.

edit: on a second note, schools here have been saying what can and can't be worn in regards to shoes for a long time. would be a 3 day suspension if you wore ugg boots a few times ( after a written warning ) to my school and that was 6 or 7 years ago .
I agree they are ugg-ly. The ban is simply a way to prevent people from texting during class. I don't think it will work.
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Yep, at least we have four seasons in Victoria. Queensland really only has two, although for quite a while there, it was only one -- a drought.

And, I have never been colder than during a winter in Herberton, on the Atherton Tableland west of Cairns. And this coming from a Tasmanian...
i think we have 3 rain , hot or rain and hot
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I agree they are ugg-ly. The ban is simply a way to prevent people from texting during class. I don't think it will work.
should just break the kids fingers if they are caught txting in class... or maybe something less extreme
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