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Old 11-22-04, 08:32 PM
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G'day All,

Anyone who has been following the 'Aussie Thread', (we're the Seinfeld of threads...the Thread about nothing!) might be aware that there are 1/2 dozen or so of us, who have come together through contact on bikeforums who live in the city of Melbourne in Oz. This weekend, we are planning to meet up for the first time for the 'Aussie thread @ Bike Forums Ride (AT@BFR) 1.00pm on Saturday 27th. Some of us got to thinking about how cool it would be if some of you seppo's, kiwi's & Poms got together for a ride in your cities as well at the same time (well local time, anyway!).......so how about it?. Who's in your area that you haven't met who is a regular contributor to the forums?.......hanging out to see what 'so & so' is really like?...whats his names avatar is interesting, whats he gunna be like?....maybe even 53-11 might come out of the closet & show you his 'big ring'. c'mon get organised, who knows where this might lead!....probably to some interesting new threads at the very least!

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Old 11-22-04, 08:47 PM
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good idea, If theres any other perth bike forum riders, email me for a central join up point.
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Old 11-22-04, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by 531Aussie
I'm just posting so I'll get email notification of this thread's progress

Me too. I'm down for this Saturday.
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Methinks the thread title might be scaring the seppos and stuff away. Anyway, I'm 3 not out from last week so I wont be riding.
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Oi ed,

you wanna lift...seeing as you & I are travelling a zillion miles to ride with these guys!....We can put the scapin on the bike rack.......i'm gunna park at Pt.melbourne & mosey on down from there. Get there early for a cuppa, wear something totally different to what I tell 'em I'm gunna wear.......& sit back & people watch!...should be fun!

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Old 11-22-04, 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by badsac
Methinks the thread title might be scaring the seppos and stuff away. Anyway, I'm 3 not out from last week so I wont be riding.
saccy, a real bloke would do the honourable thing & go out 'hit wicket' in the 1st over & go ridin'.......I can see we've got some work to do on you yet!

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Originally Posted by Hitchy
Oi ed,

you wanna lift...seeing as you & I are travelling a zillion miles to ride with these guys!....We can put the scapin on the bike rack.......i'm gunna park at Pt.melbourne & mosey on down from there. Get there early for a cuppa, wear something totally different to what I tell 'em I'm gunna wear.......& sit back & people watch!...should be fun!

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Sounds like a plan mate. I'm awating final confirmation that Saturday is clear of any social events from "she who must be obeyed".....will advise.
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Originally Posted by badsac
Methinks the thread title might be scaring the seppos and stuff away. Anyway, I'm 3 not out from last week so I wont be riding.


Don't run out your captain, mate. Seemed to be the ionly thing I was good at...

"YES!! Nup, nup, NO!...****...."


oh....and bowling useless orthodox left arm legspin that was more predictable than an episode of Russell Coight's Outback Adventures.
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Just looked at the BOM, and it looks like there'll be a nice big high just disappearing into the pacific with very wide isobars. So if my weather reading is any good, it'll be a perfect day for riding on Saturday with very little wind and a nice temp. Bludy cricket. I'll have to get over this idea of "doing it for the team".
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I'd be all for meeting up with some other Chicagoans. My leprosy prevents me though. Actually, it's getting on the cold side here now, so I'd just be happy with sitting down and having a few beers, or 16.

So, how about it Chicago peoples???? One bar, lots of alcohol and dreaming of spring Then of course the Clark St road race at 2:00 in the morning in January, obliterated off our a$$es, dodgin' cabs. "Honest officer, I don't know who put that beer in my water bottle cage..." Of course, nobody will respond to this. Chicagoans are relatively depressed nowadays. The Bears suck, the Bulls are worse, and the Cubs are forever going to be the Cubs (the White Sox, who???).

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Originally Posted by crank'n
good idea, If theres any other perth bike forum riders, email me for a central join up point.
Are you NOR or SOR?
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Bad news....I have to pull the pin. I've got a family "do" that I thought was on Sunday.

Great.
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Anyone in Westchester County or Rockland County (NY) up for a ride on Saturday afternoon?
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I'd really rather go for a ride in Oz. Might not need my lobster-style cold-weather gloves. But, the airfare for one afternoon would really piss of the wife. So, Rockland or Westchester it is.
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Scratch one Ed!......but that obviusly means you'll be up for the Sunday morning ride with the Sunbury boys?......watta 'bout the rest of you blokes?......Tiger?, wattsy? SJP?, Cirrus?...or is it just gunna be me & some bloke on a Cervello?

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not happy jan.....
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Originally Posted by ed073
not happy jan.....
well i hope you reminded 'the boss' that we actually delayed this thing a week, while you took her on holidays, so you could come too!

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I know, I know....
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Originally Posted by ed073
I know, I know....

...still, I know all about 'family harmony'........I'm sure we'll do it again...but no excuses for Sunday 8.00am 'Pedallers West'

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I'm in training for that!! Unless a ride is pool table flat, I'll suffer like Eros Poli on the Ventoux....
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Originally Posted by ed073
I'm in training for that!! Unless a ride is pool table flat, I'll suffer like Eros Poli on the Ventoux....
ummmm......if you find a way out of Sunbury that is 'flat'...can you let me know!.....but seriously, you can do this....Sundays is pretty sedate, we've got a few '1st bike newbies' tagging along at the moment...so the pace isn't hard....(although we took 'em up the 'Razorback' (bacchus marsh, gisborne Rd) into the wind the other week....haven't seen any of those guys again!)

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ummmm......if you find a way out of Sunbury that is 'flat'...can you let me know!.....but seriously, you can do this....Sundays is pretty sedate, we've got a few '1st bike newbies' tagging along at the moment...so the pace isn't hard....(although we took 'em up the 'Razorback' (bacchus marsh, gisborne Rd) into the wind the other week....haven't seen any of those guys again!)

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Cool....not sure if I can make this week (this family gig on Sat doesn't start till about lunchtime and they have a history of running late....[read: boozing...]) but I'm a defninte starter in a week or so....Pt Douglas has not been good to my girth. I put on 3kgs in 10 days!!
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Cool....not sure if I can make this week (this family gig on Sat doesn't start till about lunchtime and they have a history of running late....[read: boozing...]) but I'm a defninte starter in a week or so....Pt Douglas has not been good to my girth. I put on 3kgs in 10 days!!

I'll see your 3kg.....& raise you the 5kg that I've put on since 'warnie'.....the 'pot' is mine !...(literally!)

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I'm still a definite maybe ... the significant other is thinking about going scuba diving however ... and I'm definitely interested in any crayfish that might be caught!
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strewth.....SCUBA diving and cycling?? How do you afford food? lol.....
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