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06-20-09, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 760
Posted By The_Guru

I'm in Ottawa Jun29 - Jul 14: road bike rental?

Hi

I'm visiting my brother in Ottawa for a couple of weeks, and would like to spend a few mornings each week exploring the local areas by bike...

Firstly, can anyone recommend somewhere I can...
Forum: Foo
06-18-09, 12:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,221
Posted By The_Guru

Both Johannesburg and Cape Town are getting safer...

Both Johannesburg and Cape Town are getting safer -- and the exposure for the casual tourist is minimal.. no problem to visit, just be sensible (no flashing wads of cash, no flashy jewellery, watch...
Forum: Foo
06-17-09, 12:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 575
Posted By The_Guru

Considering you've been there for such a short...

Considering you've been there for such a short period of time, be a tourist for a week. Find out the *tourist* hotspots, the must-sees, the visitor's meccas; take your camera. Make it as memorable...
Forum: Foo
06-16-09, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13,148
Views: 943,084
Posted By The_Guru

Let me also add that this is one of my favourite...

Let me also add that this is one of my favourite forums (fora? :-o ).

"Per eye" for the straight guy!
Forum: Foo
06-15-09, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By The_Guru

I had the most awesome day ...

Every year, my employer organises one day where we all (may opt-in to) head out and do community service.
This year, they approached the Zürich Social Services Department, and asked how another few...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-09, 12:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,233
Posted By The_Guru

Exact same thing happened to me two weeks ago on...

Exact same thing happened to me two weeks ago on my ride up to Germany ... :-/
I'm still two-tone.
Forum: Foo
06-13-09, 06:25 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 3,469
Posted By The_Guru

Wouldn't bother me at all ...

Wouldn't bother me at all ...
Forum: Foo
06-01-09, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1,588
Views: 43,946
Posted By The_Guru

I've not done any online dating (well, officially...

I've not done any online dating (well, officially anyway ... I did meet a couple of people online (eg, irc) but not specifically on dating sites).
Thing about dating sites is - the pool is so much...
Forum: Foo
05-31-09, 05:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,987
Posted By The_Guru

What, noone's chimed in with: "Your dad...

What, noone's chimed in with:
"Your dad *always* meets you outside when he's done" ?!
Forum: Foo
05-31-09, 04:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 716
Posted By The_Guru

I've used Google Docs for a few years now, and...

I've used Google Docs for a few years now, and love it.
As mentioned, it autosaves frequently, and is available for collaborative concurrent editing.
It's uptime is as mentioned - rock solid....
Forum: Foo
05-31-09, 04:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,254
Posted By The_Guru

Then of course there's ... ...

Then of course there's ...

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu322/RobotNine/Face%20Painting/India/Bike/Cars/Women%20Rule/HammerShoeScrewdriverButterKnife.jpg?t=1243807938
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-09, 04:34 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,447
Posted By The_Guru

Been here a while, tend to lurk infrequently...

Been here a while, tend to lurk infrequently offseason, and interest piques again through spring and summer. I live in Zürich, Switzerland, where outdoor cycling wanes considerably through the...
Forum: Foo
12-23-08, 06:11 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 16,710
Posted By The_Guru

Sad news indeed. :-(

Sad news indeed.
:-(
Forum: Foo
10-21-08, 04:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 668
Posted By The_Guru

chicken soup w/noodles. finished the leftover...

chicken soup w/noodles.
finished the leftover chicken pie.
Forum: Foo
10-21-08, 04:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,448
Posted By The_Guru

BURN! ? :wtf:

BURN! ? :wtf:
Forum: Foo
10-21-08, 08:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,448
Posted By The_Guru

You just did. :thumb:

You just did. :thumb:
Forum: Foo
10-20-08, 04:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,448
Posted By The_Guru

Facebook in Real Life...

Facebook in Real Life (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrlSkU0TFLs)

Nuff said :-)

(ok, so you can find me on Facebook... I'm also on Orkut, GTalk, AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo! Chat, Jabber, Skype, and...
Forum: Foo
10-20-08, 12:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,647
Posted By The_Guru

Yes. . . . . . . We're related...

Yes.
.
.
.
.
.
.
We're related through Adam and Eve.
Forum: Foo
10-20-08, 12:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,647
Posted By The_Guru

I've never been there, know *NOTHING* at all...

I've never been there, know *NOTHING* at all about the place, and don't recall hearing any news about it ever, either ... so -- my answer to you is "nondescript".
Forum: Foo
10-20-08, 12:16 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,463
Posted By The_Guru

Serious?! :eek: More importantly - how the heck...

Serious?! :eek:
More importantly - how the heck do you know THAT ?
Forum: Foo
10-17-08, 06:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,791
Posted By The_Guru

I was in the South Bay Area last week, and went...

I was in the South Bay Area last week, and went to Cheesecake factory ... twice.
It was superb!

Wish we had decent, affordable restaurants here in Zürich :-/
Forum: Foo
09-22-08, 04:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 482
Posted By The_Guru

veggie burger and fries ...

veggie burger and fries ...
Forum: Foo
09-22-08, 04:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,192
Posted By The_Guru

A moment of silence for those not so lucky (of...

A moment of silence for those not so lucky (of which, fortunately, I am not one)...

...



...


ok.
Forum: Foo
09-22-08, 04:43 PM
Replies: 79,688
Views: 1,597,383
Posted By The_Guru

This week and next will be crazy -- a scramble to...

This week and next will be crazy -- a scramble to finish things by end of quarter.
Also have loads of peer reviews to do, and assessments of all my reports (two of whom are going for promotion)....
Forum: Foo
09-22-08, 04:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,583
Posted By The_Guru

getting to bed at a reasonable hour! :(

getting to bed at a reasonable hour! :(
Forum: Foo
09-21-08, 01:37 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,921
Posted By The_Guru

In that case, even if you miss friends, you could...

In that case, even if you miss friends, you could always hop on a plane every now and then and go visit. And they can visit you in the "big city" ;)
Don't underestimate the investment in your...
Forum: Foo
09-20-08, 02:55 PM
Replies: 79,688
Views: 1,597,383
Posted By The_Guru

Back from 2wk vacation in France, and a week of...

Back from 2wk vacation in France, and a week of playing catchup at work.

Discovered I'm going to be in the Bay Area (Mountain View) in two weeks time, if anyone wants to meet up ...
Forum: Foo
09-18-08, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By The_Guru

I'm from South Africa, and have lived in London...

I'm from South Africa, and have lived in London UK for 18 months, and in Zürich Switzerland for the last 9 years. I'd be happy to answer more specific questions if you have.
Forum: Foo
08-28-08, 01:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 441
Posted By The_Guru

I'd love to come, but I'm not that good a swimmer...

I'd love to come, but I'm not that good a swimmer :(

Happy Birthday Kirke!
Forum: Foo
08-28-08, 01:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 664
Posted By The_Guru

I think that's implicit, considering it's...

I think that's implicit, considering it's *RE*heating ...
Forum: Foo
08-26-08, 05:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,411
Posted By The_Guru

Good luck Unsafe ... oh and - if things should...

Good luck Unsafe ... oh and - if things should happen, perhaps "Unsafe" is not who you want to be at that moment ...
Forum: Foo
08-26-08, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By The_Guru

Been a member for many years, but never use it...

Been a member for many years, but never use it ... Don't see any spam from them, but GMail has a pretty good spam filter so perhaps it's just concealed from my view.
Forum: Foo
08-25-08, 01:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By The_Guru

Didn't watch *any* of the olympics other than...

Didn't watch *any* of the olympics other than 5minutes of swimming near the beginning.
Forum: Foo
08-25-08, 12:49 AM
Replies: 13,148
Views: 943,084
Posted By The_Guru

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! Colleague of mine...

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!
Colleague of mine is a crazy Metallica junkie - 51 concerts and counting (and about the same number of tee-shirts). BF-in-T too ?
Forum: Foo
08-24-08, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By The_Guru

Congrats ... Hopefully all whelping and no...

Congrats ... Hopefully all whelping and no yelping!
Forum: Foo
08-24-08, 05:34 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,216
Posted By The_Guru

Car (2005 VW Touran 2.0 TDi): 35mpg avg, 47mpg...

Car (2005 VW Touran 2.0 TDi): 35mpg avg, 47mpg highway
Scooter (Gilera Runner 125vx): 63mpg avg in hilly area
Forum: Foo
08-24-08, 05:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 612
Posted By The_Guru

Do you budget, or just spend as and when necessary?

Just wondering how many folks here plan their finances and work according to a specified budget, or whether you "just do" as and when necessary.

ie. If you budget $X for entertainment and you...
Forum: Foo
08-24-08, 05:23 PM
Replies: 79,688
Views: 1,597,383
Posted By The_Guru

If only you'd take your own advice?..

If only you'd take your own advice?..
Forum: Foo
08-24-08, 09:49 AM
Replies: 79,688
Views: 1,597,383
Posted By The_Guru

Moved stuff around in cellar, cleaned up parking...

Moved stuff around in cellar, cleaned up parking bay, and re-assembled trampoline in our new garden.
A new intern at work whom I was going to take for a ride, bailed for religious reasons.
Forum: Foo
08-24-08, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By The_Guru

How much did they cost? :innocent:

How much did they cost? :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-08, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 461
Posted By The_Guru

How different is a fluid trainer from a mag trainer ?

I have an old magnetic trainer (Tacx), and have the
opportunity to buy an Elite fluid trainer for a reasonable
price. Is it considerably better on a fluid trainer than
a magnetic trainer -- worth...
Forum: Foo
08-23-08, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By The_Guru

When I read the thread title, I was expecting to...

When I read the thread title, I was expecting to see something like:
"a pic of the dead cat in my window well ... sent to me by 'her'".

Glad it's something positive.
Forum: Foo
08-23-08, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 593
Posted By The_Guru

It does indeed sound like they went postal!

It does indeed sound like they went postal!
Forum: Foo
08-23-08, 10:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 924
Posted By The_Guru

I can't remember very much from when I was little...

I can't remember very much from when I was little ... I suspect something in the sciences/business, though.
Forum: Foo
08-23-08, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 509
Posted By The_Guru

Get rid of the round ones in pic 1, and go with...

Get rid of the round ones in pic 1, and go with the rectangles in pic 2.

As for the speedo-style bottoms, here in Europe they're par for the course for straight males (although personally I wear...
Forum: Foo
08-23-08, 08:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,287
Posted By The_Guru

I didn't know either (also no basement...).

I didn't know either (also no basement...).
Forum: Foo
08-23-08, 08:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 987
Posted By The_Guru

Everyone's ageing ... Health is the slowest...

Everyone's ageing ...
Health is the slowest possible rate of death.

Good talk I watched yesterday:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irUQEG4BSK4
Forum: Foo
08-23-08, 08:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,179
Posted By The_Guru

http://edition.cnn.com/2008/TECH/science/08/22/sus...

http://edition.cnn.com/2008/TECH/science/08/22/sushi.dna/index.html
Forum: Foo
08-23-08, 05:51 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,118
Posted By The_Guru

How come nobody's considering moving to Zürich,...

How come nobody's considering moving to Zürich, Switzerland? :notamused:
We have mountains, lakes, and Mercer has voted it best city to live for 7 years in a row!...
Forum: Foo
08-23-08, 03:29 AM
Replies: 79,688
Views: 1,597,383
Posted By The_Guru

Friends we'd arranged would visit tomorrow...

Friends we'd arranged would visit tomorrow morning, came early today ... :eek:
Quick cleanup, pop out to buy a cake, and we're all set.
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