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Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 02:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By Machka

Sunday -- Went cycling again. Was a bit chilly...

Sunday -- Went cycling again. Was a bit chilly out there ... 12C to start and down to 8C by the end of the ride. That's three days of cycling in a row in the middle of winter!!

Distance: 27.02km...
06-15-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,853
Posted By Machka

As a couple of us have said further up the...

As a couple of us have said further up the thread, people should spread $10,000 around several bicycles. :D
06-15-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,853
Posted By Machka

I get the impression that when some people in...

I get the impression that when some people in some threads on these forums say something is an extravagant luxury that they are saying it with a negative connotation ... and that impression is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By Machka

Friday - Rowan and I got out for a short ride...

Friday - Rowan and I got out for a short ride late in the day. It was a lazy day for me after a stressful week, so the sun went down soon after we got out there.

Distance: 7.03 km
Elevation: 44 m...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By Machka

Your Weekend Ride Reports -- June 15/16

Tell us about your cycling this weekend!

Also, 15th June, 2019 is Nature Photography Day. Read all about it here: https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/nature-photography-day/ If you've got photos...
06-14-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By Machka

Actually it IS Saturday.

Actually it IS Saturday.
Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By Machka

Same as you deal with them anywhere else. Or...

Same as you deal with them anywhere else.

Or if she can take BCPs she could talk to her Dr about taking them right through the 3 months so she doesn't get a period.



And I echo the comments...
06-14-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,853
Posted By Machka

Is a yacht a luxury? Is a caravan a luxury?...

Is a yacht a luxury? Is a caravan a luxury? What's the difference? Is one more or less an "extravagant luxury" than the other?


Yachts are very common around here. Here's a nice little 25' yacht...
06-14-19, 04:19 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,853
Posted By Machka

If $10,000 for a bicycle is too much, what about...

If $10,000 for a bicycle is too much, what about $30,000 for a yacht or $15,000 for a grand piano?
Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 03:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,454
Posted By Machka

Yes. Hub and spoke long weekend tour. ...

Yes.

Hub and spoke long weekend tour.
Small rural town campground where "this sort of thing never happens".
06-13-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By Machka

I became car free for about 6 years when my...

I became car free for about 6 years when my then-husband's vehicle was totalled in an accident.

I was already car light at that point ... cycling to/from work, taking the bus to uni, walking to...
06-13-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,853
Posted By Machka

We're with you on that! Although we don't have...

We're with you on that! Although we don't have the lovely room you've got them in! :)
06-13-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,853
Posted By Machka

Absolutely!! :thumb: :thumb:

Absolutely!! :thumb: :thumb:
06-13-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,230
Posted By Machka

Several people where I work cycle. We even have a...

Several people where I work cycle. We even have a loosely formed BUG (Bicycle User Group). So yep, I talk about cycling at work. :)

Actually a lot of people where I work are active in one way or...
Forum: Foo
06-12-19, 01:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By Machka

I wouldn't do it in the US but I'm interested in...

I wouldn't do it in the US but I'm interested in crossing other countries by train.

I like traveling around Europe by train.
06-09-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By Machka

I plan routes with RWGPS. I log with Strava....

I plan routes with RWGPS.

I log with Strava.

I don't use Apple Health.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 01:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By Machka

Sunday -- Rowan and I got out for a decent ride...

Sunday -- Rowan and I got out for a decent ride this afternoon. :) It's great to be able to ride outside during winter like this! It was lightly overcast, 11-12C, and very light wind.


Distance:...
06-09-19, 01:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By Machka

Winnipeg used to close down one fairly lengthy...

Winnipeg used to close down one fairly lengthy road to motorised traffic on Sundays. It was nice. :)

I'm not sure if they still do that ... I hope so.


Oh, it looks like they still do! :) Not...
Forum: Touring
06-08-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,405
Posted By Machka

-- Hop on a bus or train and go somewhere else. ...

-- Hop on a bus or train and go somewhere else.

-- Rent a car and go somewhere else.

-- Stay in indoor accommodation for a few days until the storm passes (we had to do that when we were hit...
Forum: Foo
06-08-19, 02:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,520
Posted By Machka

Most of the time campfires aren't allowed in...

Most of the time campfires aren't allowed in Australia. And that's good. :)

I haven't had a fire while camping in years ... over a decade. I don't miss it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 02:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By Machka

Saturday -- Rowan and I walked 2.8 km to and from...

Saturday -- Rowan and I walked 2.8 km to and from a get-together to talk about WordPress and then went for a bicycle ride. :)

Distance: 16.62km
Elevation: 119m
Moving Time: 1:00:46
Elapsed...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 02:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By Machka

Your Weekend Ride Reports -- June 8/9/10

Queen's Birthday Long Weekend ... time to get some cycling in!!
Tell us all about your cycling whether you've got a long weekend or not. :)
06-08-19, 02:06 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,927
Posted By Machka

Yes!! And around here, with the quantity of...

Yes!!

And around here, with the quantity of university students looking for quicker ways to get to and from the university from outlying suburbs at all hours of the day and night, you'd definitely...
06-07-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,605
Posted By Machka

Well ... since I'm the one who is actually out...

Well ... since I'm the one who is actually out there riding and not just crunching numbers .... .......... :D
Forum: Foo
06-06-19, 11:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,301
Posted By Machka

How's the voting going? :)

How's the voting going? :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,473
Posted By Machka

For just about every single ride in the last...

For just about every single ride in the last almost 6 years. :)

Sometimes we drive to a nearby town and start the ride from there.
Sometimes we drive into the city and start the ride from there....
06-06-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,927
Posted By Machka

:thumb::thumb::thumb:

:thumb::thumb::thumb:
06-06-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,236
Posted By Machka

Late night snacking is fine but if you want to...

Late night snacking is fine but if you want to lose weight, just be sure you stay within your calorie limit.
06-06-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By Machka

I recovered. I was off the bicycle for a few...

I recovered.

I was off the bicycle for a few weeks, then when I returned to cycling, I eased into it ... light spinning.
06-06-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,927
Posted By Machka

Have you looked into the costs in your area?

Have you looked into the costs in your area?
06-06-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,605
Posted By Machka

Thank you! :) And ... on a long ride,...

Thank you! :)

And ... on a long ride, there's a lot more going on that the theoretical numbers produced by calculators. There's a whole psychological thing going on too.

I'm one of the rare...
06-06-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,605
Posted By Machka

Yes, of course ... within reason. :)

Yes, of course ... within reason. :)
06-06-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,605
Posted By Machka

Personally I go with real life experience. :)

Personally I go with real life experience. :)
06-06-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,605
Posted By Machka

Have you tried relaxing and riding easier going...

Have you tried relaxing and riding easier going into the headwind ... and each time there's a break from the wind (a slight change in direction, a line of trees, etc.) going as hard as you can?
06-06-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,927
Posted By Machka

If you think you know best ... start this idea...

If you think you know best ... start this idea you're talking about.


Incidentally ...

"It would not be as convenient as driving your own personal vehicle, but it would cost less." ... I agree...
06-06-19, 03:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,605
Posted By Machka

Actually, you've got it the wrong way round for...

Actually, you've got it the wrong way round for headwinds. Lots of people do.

When riding into a headwind, relax and take it easy. Don't over-exert yourself. Leave something in the bank.

Then,...
06-05-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,927
Posted By Machka

But where that is more likely to happen is not...

But where that is more likely to happen is not where I want to be. If I've got to park my car in a busier location and then use some other method of transportation to get where I want to go ... I...
06-05-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,927
Posted By Machka

Because the car sits there for an hour before...

Because the car sits there for an hour before someone comes to get it. The car is not always going to be on the move.




So explain what should happen if this ride/drive-share routing app...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 927
Posted By Machka

Saturday, 1 June 2019 1.0 km walking + 32.3 km...

Saturday, 1 June 2019 1.0 km walking + 32.3 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
Sunday, 2 June 2019 0.0 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
Monday, 3...
06-05-19, 01:30 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,927
Posted By Machka

Oh that sounds convenient. So ... 8...

Oh that sounds convenient.


So ...

8 am - I use my car to get to university. On the way I pick up another student also going to university who pays me nothing. I park at the university...
Forum: Foo
06-03-19, 02:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,360
Posted By Machka

Coke ... captured by camera ...

Coke ... captured by camera

https://live.staticflickr.com/7155/6754236441_6d9e3f7ba3_z.jpg
06-03-19, 01:59 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,988
Posted By Machka

:roflmao2: :lol: :roflmao2:

:roflmao2: :lol: :roflmao2:
06-02-19, 11:45 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,988
Posted By Machka

Of course ... we're only getting one side of the...

Of course ... we're only getting one side of the story here. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-19, 03:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 927
Posted By Machka

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47983902986_7a...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47983902986_7ae576d009_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/machka-bb/albums/72157708882153233)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47983854627_2d986f2f1a_c.jpg...
06-01-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,988
Posted By Machka

Short Answer: Rowan and I met on a cycling event...

Short Answer: Rowan and I met on a cycling event and have been cycling together ever since.

I'll get to the longer answer a bit later. We've just finished hosting a 400 km randonnee ... so we're a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 927
Posted By Machka

June 1 is the first day of winter in Australia...

June 1 is the first day of winter in Australia (or southern Australia), and it seemed like a good day on which to scheduled a 400K as a part of a Super Randonneur series held in northern Tasmania....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 927
Posted By Machka

Your Weekend Ride Reports -- June 1-2

Tell us all about your weekend adventures on this first weekend of June!! Did you get a good ride in? Where did you go?
Forum: Foo
05-31-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,378
Posted By Machka

https://www.bikeforums.net/foo/984493-monthly-phot...

https://www.bikeforums.net/foo/984493-monthly-photo-contests-list.html
Forum: Foo
05-31-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,378
Posted By Machka

If my sig line is showing check the Monthly Foo...

If my sig line is showing check the Monthly Foo Photo Contest List. It's probably not called exactly that but something like it.

That thread will show lists of what's been done over the last few...
Forum: Foo
05-31-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,378
Posted By Machka

OK, I've added them up ... Deal4Fuji - 5 ...

OK, I've added them up ...
Deal4Fuji - 5
clemsongirl - 4
nondes - 3


Deal4Fuji ... you're on for June!! :)
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