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Old 11-28-04, 08:43 PM
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531....I pm'd a seppo to give you a pm about cyclingforums.com. He is having trouble posting or even registering. Thought you might have some tips for him....I have no idea who the mods are there (or here, for that matter.....)

So stand by for a pm.....
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Old 11-28-04, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Hitchy
(no I'm not selling the 486 (sob)...

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No-one would buy it... damaged goods.
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Old 11-28-04, 08:56 PM
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Sorry I missed the ride on Saturday ... the significant other went scuba diving & I went snorkling instead. A rather tasty 2.5 lb crayfish was consumed on Saturday night ....

Decided to spoil myself and rode the roadie into work today. Just as well, given the rather speco car crash on Footscray road which spread debris in all directions resulting in me having to CARRY my bike across the intersection to avoid the glass, twisted bits of metal etc etc! Not sure I could have done the same with the hybrid!
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Old 11-28-04, 09:11 PM
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Did you hear the crash? I always seem to get a "suck it up" kinda feeling and a smile on my face whenever I hear it these days while I'm riding. One or a coupla cars off the road for a while. Heard one early last week on the Tasman Bridge, then another shortly after. Rear-enders.

Wouldn't wish it on my nearest and dearest, though.

Oh dear, it does seem to be a crash kinda weekend...
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Old 11-28-04, 09:18 PM
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Sorry I missed the ride on Saturday ... the significant other went scuba diving & I went snorkling instead
I guess we'll do it again......Wattsy was voted most likely to be bothered to post a report & the piccys.....guess we voted wrong!

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Old 11-28-04, 09:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Hitchy
I guess we'll do it again......Wattsy was voted most likely to be bothered to post a report & the piccys.....guess we voted wrong!

Hitchy


I pm'd him for pics....but he's gone AWOL.
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Old 11-28-04, 09:26 PM
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the heavy roller is out in the middle of the Adelaide Oval......at farken last!!
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Old 11-28-04, 09:27 PM
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I would have to say that I was the only fat guy there. Wattsy could probably lose a couple, but he's not exactly Jonathan Coleman. I'm telling ya, he's a dead ringer for Kyle McLachlan http://www.eonline.com/Facts/People/...8,9814,00.html

Hitchy is nothing what I expected; for some reason I thought he'd be about 6'1", but he's more like 5'9".

Thylo has reddest hair you've ever seen, and he's about 6'13"

I already knew SJP

We just plodded along down to Chelsea and back to Cafe Racer, but I think Hitchy wanted to have a bit of a grind between Mordy and Black Rock.

Oh yeah .......I was late......sorry
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Originally Posted by ed073
the heavy roller is out in the middle of the Adelaide Oval......at farken last!!
They didn't "go the tonk" boo
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Old 11-28-04, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by 531Aussie
They didn't "go the tonk" boo

WTF is up with that?
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Old 11-28-04, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by 531Aussie
They didn't "go the tonk" boo
Needs a bloody good look at I reckin. Judicial inquiry? Royal Commission even?
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Old 11-28-04, 09:35 PM
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Why did they even go back out after lunch? I rekon the fix is on here. They've all got a ton of dough in on the game ending up a draw so they were putting on a go-slow. Bloody pathetic.

[edit] Farkin. Look at the radar. They're rooted. http://mirror.bom.gov.au/products/IDR462.shtml
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Originally Posted by badsac
Why did they even go back out after lunch? I rekon the fix is on here. They've all got a ton of dough in on the game ending up a draw so they were putting on a go-slow. Bloody pathetic.

[edit] Farkin. Look at the radar. They're rooted. http://mirror.bom.gov.au/products/IDR462.shtml

Agree.
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Old 11-28-04, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by badsac
Why did they even go back out after lunch? I rekon the fix is on here. ]
I've got a ball doctoring tip for you. I used to take doctored balls to cricket training.

I superglue the whole seam (all the stitching and the middle bit), let it dry over night, then
smooth it all out with a file. If it's a newish ball, it will kick, bounce, seam and fly all over the place!!

And I also used to use greasy, clear shoe polish
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Originally Posted by 531Aussie
I've got a ball doctoring tip for you. I used to take doctored balls to cricket training.

I superglue the whole seam (all the stitching and the middle bit), let it dry over night, then
smooth it all out with a file. If it's a newish ball, it will kick, bounce, seam and fly all over the place!!

And I also used to use greasy, clear shoe polish

That's awesome!!!! I've heard of dubbin to get the shine going, but not superglue. That's gold.
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Originally Posted by 531Aussie
I would have to say that I was the only fat guy there. Wattsy could probably lose a couple, but he's not exactly Jonathan Coleman. I'm telling ya, he's a dead ringer for Kyle McLachlan http://www.eonline.com/Facts/People/...8,9814,00.html

Hitchy is nothing what I expected; for some reason I thought he'd be about 6'1", but he's more like 5'9".

Thylo has reddest hair you've ever seen, and he's about 6'13"

I already knew SJP

We just plodded along down to Chelsea and back to Cafe Racer, but I think Hitchy wanted to have a bit of a grind between Mordy and Black Rock.

Oh yeah .......I was late......sorry


Oh so the reviews have started sans wattsy?..........& its 5'10 & 1/4.....the 1/4 counts too!......ok, well I had already met Wattsy, Tiger is a monster......fair dinkum, he's that big & his hair is that red, if he's ever struggling for a quid he could rent himself out as a lighthouse!

531 has no ears......I got the impression he was embarrassed to be seen with us!........& has a turn of pace. Coming back into mordy he shot off & it was all I could do to pull back the 'break'....way to hot for that sort of behaviour....not nearly as fat as he might like everyone to think......good legs (he bike riders can say that without any ****sexual overtones! )....& he was late

SJP is way to little to be hanging out with the fat club...thankfully he didn't seem inclined to wanna push back into the wind

who else?....ah yeah,.....ed.......didn't turn up

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Old 11-28-04, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Hitchy
Oh so the reviews have started sans wattsy?..........& its 5'10 & 1/4.....the 1/4 counts too!......ok, well I had already met Wattsy, Tiger is a monster......fair dinkum, he's that big & his hair is that red, if he's ever struggling for a quid he could rent himself out as a lighthouse!

531 has no ears......I got the impression he was embarrassed to be seen with us!........& has a turn of pace. Coming back into mordy he shot off & it was all I could do to pull back the 'break'....way to hot for that sort of behaviour....not nearly as fat as he might like everyone to think......good legs (he bike riders can say that without any ****sexual overtones! )....& he was late

SJP is way to little to be hanging out with the fat club...thankfully he didn't seem inclined to wanna push back into the wind

who else?....ah yeah,.....ed.......didn't turn up

hitchy
I'm starting to get a picture of the group in my mind and it resembles one of the cartoons my kids watch on Saturday morning!!
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Originally Posted by rockmuncher
I'm starting to get a picture of the group in my mind and it resembles one of the cartoons my kids watch on Saturday morning!!
...wacky race's?
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Originally Posted by Hitchy
531 has no ears......I got the impression he was embarrassed to be seen with us!
y
Jeeez, why? Was it because i had Kathy Watt shorts on?
Yes, Ed, i bought some Kathy Watt shorts because they are $65. Does make me a bike shop boy? I hope not. Carey Hall seems like a good bloke


By the way, Hitchy, I was so busy saying "g'day", and checking out everybody's bikes that I forgot
to appologise for being late....
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Carey Hall is a nice bloke....memories of 1991 (?) are fully erased, methinks.

He'd make an awesome track coach.
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Originally Posted by ed073
Carey Hall is a nice bloke....memories of 1991 (?) are fully erased, methinks.

He'd make an awesome track coach.
Says he's more into teaching technique than anything else
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Originally Posted by rockmuncher
I'm starting to get a picture of the group in my mind and it resembles one of the cartoons my kids watch on Saturday morning!!
HR puffenstuff?........
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Originally Posted by 531Aussie
I've got a ball doctoring tip for you. I used to take doctored balls to cricket training.

I superglue the whole seam (all the stitching and the middle bit), let it dry over night, then
smooth it all out with a file. If it's a newish ball, it will kick, bounce, seam and fly all over the place!!

And I also used to use greasy, clear shoe polish
I don't need such tactics!!!!

lol, nah, I'll try that for sure. Usually in the two day games if we don't have a real umpire, I'll take the ball home and get some dubbin into it. Might try the superglue trick as well. I take it, it's easily noticable though?
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Originally Posted by Hitchy
HR puffenstuff?........
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Originally Posted by 531Aussie
Jeeez, why? Was it because i had Kathy Watt shorts on?
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