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Old 12-24-04, 03:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Expatriate
No rush. I just finished watching that classic Aussie legal thriller that the kids got me for Chrissy. We opened some presents today, and I had to finally watch it all the way through. Good stuff.
Don't you hate it when the Christmas present is done with and gone before Christmas Day? I can see the kids crying in the corner now. Bloody step-fathers!!!
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Old 12-24-04, 03:20 AM
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They're gonna clean up again tomorrow with their sperm donor. We opened presents today, then dropped them off. I can't believe you didn't bite and ask what movie I was referring to.

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Old 12-24-04, 03:24 AM
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It's Australian. Why should I bother (but don't let the others "out there" know I said that).
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Old 12-24-04, 03:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Expatriate
I can't believe you didn't bite and ask waht movie I was referring to.
Could only be breaker morant.
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Originally Posted by Rowan
B: What the hell are you posting here for on Christmas Eve. You're supposed to be out on the p!ss!! (same as A. with roll eyes)
Actually i'm in on the piss. Then out again because we've forgotten something else. Then in again. Then out. In-out-in-out-in-out until I'm totally far queued.
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Aussie legal thriller? The Castle. Wildlife doco, Crocodile Dundee. Driving instruction movie, Mad Max. Oh, I just checked local prices on SRAM. RIPOFF! I could have their top of the line goldplated, and still sell it for less than the local LBS. $169?! They're US$37! You guys are getting robbed, and I want my cut. I'll settle for a much smaller cut, of course, in the interest of fairness.
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Old 12-24-04, 03:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Expatriate
Aussie legal thriller? The Castle. Wildlife doco, Crocodile Dundee. Driving instruction movie, Mad Max. Oh, I just checked local prices on SRAM. RIPOFF! I could have their top of the line goldplated, and still sell it for less than the local LBS. $169?! They're US$37! You guys are getting robbed, and I want my cut. I'll settle for a much smaller cut, of course, in the interest of fairness.
You go SRAM "agent" and I am a disciple (whatever that means..... which is a disclaimer in case you want me to do things that are sexually or financially inappropriate).

Actually, what you should do is find a forum like Recreational Cycling and post "SRAM's New Product". That way we can keep posting to it, bump it, and everyone will know what a good deal you've got going. Works for Electra's Townie! Just ask alanbikehouston and randya. I dunno how many bikes they've sold because of the free adverts. But you might get some *****head (like me) posting how it's inappropriate to have such blantant free promotion outside the proper forum. And Joe will ignore it for like... a year or more! Difference is... SRAM actually makes a good product.

Merry Christmas Townie owners!
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Old 12-24-04, 03:55 AM
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Have you seen the latest Shimano shifters? I've held on to my older 8 and 9 speed XT stuff just because I can't stand that ugly crap. SRAM works better, looks better, and costs less. Oh, and the 1:1 cable ratio is apparently easier to maintain and less prone to mucking up. Other than that, yeah, Shimano's great stuff. Their fishing gear that is...
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Old 12-24-04, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Rowan


A. It's a shame the best smilie is contained in some pharquing dialogue box that take half an hour to load
It took a while for this to dawn on me, but you can simply type the code for whatever face you want, rather than waiting for it to load.

So, you can just type in " :r o f l m a o: ", without the spaces, of course.
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Old 12-24-04, 12:04 PM
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yo xenophobes, I'm not on strike, unlike most of the seppo's who stumble
in here I just haven't found a whole lot to comment about. . . .

anyhow wishing ya'll a merry chrissy.

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merry Xmas lads.......Santa brought the kids a 'karoke' machine...so I'm hiding in here with ear muffs on!......promoted back to the A-leagues!....told ya's the seppos's loved us!.....anyway, gotta go, nursing a serious hangover, (Hitchy makes mental note to rehydrate after a 120km ride with stuff other than some of Carlton united's finest!)...anyway...have a good one lads.......BTW santa bought me an itrip thingy for my Ipod....cool.......oh yeah, road bike, road bike, road bike

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. MFC to you's all , for wat its worth !I got SFA of any value for Xmass , which is all good ,as I dont feel I owe them FA , Roll on Wed. when I can take it all down to Cash Converters & chop it in for 10% value & buy sum piss & bike $#it , why do they never buy wat I need? My kids F/ing hate me ! pay back i spose!
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Old 12-24-04, 08:52 PM
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As usual, this is torture

I've GOTTA sneak out for a ride or I'll go k.nuts
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Merry xmas, bastards!

Santa was good to me with bike clobber, supermodel basdsac clobber (cause I never buy my own ****), and some runners to get me off my bike (cause they know runs take a lot less time than riding). Had a k'n awesome lunch, and now I'm just trying to get others cameras to work while they're sleeping off big feed and piss ready for tonight's more of the same.

Hope yer's are having a goodun. Poor ol' greywolf. What did you do to deserve that lot?
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Well, Santa didn't bring me a plastic bike, but I'm ok with that. Off to another family piss-up. Badsac, I hope you have some pics to show for all your camera fiddling.
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I thought you'd be watching the cricket
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I thought you'd be watching the cricket
You mean I'm missing cricket!?
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I think Koffee's all packed up with somewhere to go... bike riding*. And lotek seems to have gone on strike.

Playtime, boys.

EDIT: Maelstrom on the log-in list, but I think he's pretty harmless.

* Getting in the obligatory bike content.

Nah. I'm here, and so is Lotek. So keep it real!

I hope you guys had a merry christmas!

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Nah. I'm here, and so is Lotek. So keep it real!

I hope you guys had a merry christmas!

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My whole christmas day involved planning my get-away for a quick ride.
What was I supposed to do? It was sunny and 75 degrees

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So. what happens? I don't log in for 3 days & there is 8 pages of drivel to wade through. Unbeliveable!

Hope everyone had a very Happy Christmas!
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Well, Santa didn't bring me a plastic bike, but I'm ok with that. Off to another family piss-up. Badsac, I hope you have some pics to show for all your camera fiddling.
Nah, but then you'd realise that not only do I sound like a ******, but I look like one as well.

Well, got dressed up in my Specialized bike clobber (do only ******s ride around in gear of the same make as their bike?) and did my first 100+ km day today to burn off all the xmas cheer. 107.44 km to be exact, with an average of 27.6 and a top speed of 70.1. Not to flash I know, but I was feeling decidedly seedy when I started, so I'll claim just being able to get around. Did a big loop to the south of town with Blayney as the half way point. Thought I;d get a feed there, but not a fookin soul was open, so I had to starve. Thought I was being smart going the way I did as I knew I'd have a big downhill run near home. But silly me didn't realise that the 80km before hand, the way I went was basically completely uphill as well (and into the westerly that was blowing). Next time I'll go the other way, like evey other cyclist I met (who are obviously smarter than me).

Hey now tell me something. I noticed a while back there was a thread talking about the behaviour of seed sacs on the bike. I didn't take much notice at the time. However today, I had a bit problem of getting my scrote caught between my and my seat. Now it didn't seem to matter what I did. I alway ended up sitting on the bastard. It felt like it would be like rolling out dough. The bugger will be down to my knee's soon. They could trim it and use it to fix up burns victims.
So you big mileage boys. What's yer trick. Do you tape it up, or tuck it into the elastics tops of your pants ? Some bike version of suspenders? It's no bludy fun anyway, so I'm sure you do something. Please help a fella out befoer he starts living up to his nick, literally.
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So you big mileage boys. What's yer trick. Do you tape it up, or tuck it into the elastics tops of your pants ? Some bike version of suspenders? It's no bludy fun anyway, so I'm sure you do something. Please help a fella out befoer he starts living up to his nick, literally.
Are your shorts too baggy?

My shorts are kinda tight, and my thighs are so chubby that most of my package gets shoved
forward.

Sometimes you've just gotta be careful sitting back down on the seat.

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Originally Posted by 531Aussie
Are your shorts too baggy?

My shorts are kinda tight, and my thighs are so chubby that most of my package gets shover
forward.

Sometimes you've just gotta be careful sitting back down on the seat.
Nah, these brand newies were a lot tighter than my older ones. Maybe that was the problem. To tight and couldn't swing the poor sucker out of the way. Might have to reach in and get everything sorted before setting off next time.
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Yeah, occasionally I have reach down to rearrange things
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Nah, these brand newies were a lot tighter than my older ones. Maybe that was the problem. To tight and couldn't swing the poor sucker out of the way. Might have to reach in and get everything sorted before setting off next time.
Yep, too tight. Know from experience. Started growing a third one as a result. The tight knicks tend to force the testicle down and against the upper part of your thigh. It aggravates the vas if you persist.

Three solutions -- lose weight, get new knicks that are slightly larger, or have a castration. You'll have to decide on the priorities.
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