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11-30-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 638
Posted By Machka

110 or so days without a case. Everything...

110 or so days without a case.
Everything pretty much back to "normal".
11-09-20, 05:00 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,724
Posted By Machka

When can I expect riding to become enjoyable? ...

When can I expect riding to become enjoyable?

From the very first, freeing pedal stroke! :)
Forum: Foo
10-27-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,219
Posted By Machka

Here's a happy little guy in a plastic spider...

Here's a happy little guy in a plastic spider catcher (take out food container) ...

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And I'll give you this guy here and his...
10-27-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,646
Posted By Machka

What's normal? Do you mean back to the way...

What's normal?

Do you mean back to the way things were before the pandemic? What if that never happens?

Personally I'm really hoping we don't return to the way things were before the pandemic....
10-15-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,609
Posted By Machka

Water retention. Heat, sun, sunburn, time of...

Water retention.

Heat, sun, sunburn, time of month, air travel, sitting lots, salt, lack of salt, exercise and all sorts will cause a person to gain a bit of weight.
10-15-20, 03:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,609
Posted By Machka

How do you know your metabolism slowed?

How do you know your metabolism slowed?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-20, 02:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By Machka

Sunday -- Rainy day in Tasmania. Another Zwift...

Sunday -- Rainy day in Tasmania. Another Zwift ride!

Distance: 11.42km
Elevation: 204m
Moving Time: 49:09
Elapsed Time: 49:09

......................... Avg ............ Max
Speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By Machka

Saturday - rainy and cool. Zwift London. ...

Saturday - rainy and cool. Zwift London.

Distance: 15.29km
Elevation: 200m
Moving Time: 1:01:28
Elapsed Time: 1:01:28

...................... Avg ............. Max
Speed ........ 14.9km/h...
10-02-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,043
Posted By Machka

If they pass you without doing all those things...

If they pass you without doing all those things you do, that means they think you're a good cyclist and they trust your bicycle handling skills.

If they were were to ring their bell or provide a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By Machka

Friday -- We're in self-isolation after a...

Friday -- We're in self-isolation after a voluntary COVID test because of hay fever symptoms, but that doesn't stop us from exercising!!

Cycling ... inside, on the trainer with Zwift!
Distance:...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Posted By Machka

Fascinatingly (to me) ... I had deviated...

Fascinatingly (to me) ...

I had deviated septum and turbinate reduction surgery in July. Since then, I have done a few short, casual rides and a Zwift or two. I didn't notice much difference...
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 02:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 971
Posted By Machka

Why not tour your own province/state and/or...

Why not tour your own province/state and/or country?

At this point, we have to remain in Tasmania. Our borders are closed to everywhere else. We may open a little bit at the end of October. We...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By Machka

We went away for a nice little break ... no...

We went away for a nice little break ... no cycling, but did manage a 3.5 km walk ...

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 04:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By Machka

I'll start by mentioning that I've exercised for...

I'll start by mentioning that I've exercised for 30 days straight! WooHoo!

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08-28-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,508
Posted By Machka

August 24

We've known each other 17 years.
We've been married 12 years.
We've lived together 11 years.
Happy Anniversary! ❤️

I describe our first two years of marriage as ...

It has been an...
Forum: Foo
08-23-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,646
Posted By Machka

Late summer's produce ...

Late summer's produce
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08-09-20, 03:44 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 8,112
Posted By Machka

Try not to get into emergency situations!

Try not to get into emergency situations!
08-07-20, 04:17 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 76,033
Posted By Machka

Rowan has reached 65 today! :) Regarding his...

Rowan has reached 65 today! :)

Regarding his injury, he has plateaued, as predicted would happen at the 2-year point. But if all goes well, we'll get out for a little ride this weekend.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 02:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By Machka

Saturday - nice, slow, casual, flat ride. :) ...

Saturday - nice, slow, casual, flat ride. :) It's our first bicycle ride since June 4!

Distance: 8.30km
Elevation: 28m
Moving Time: 36:17
Elapsed Time: 36:56
Speed: Avg: 13.7km/h | Max:...
07-30-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,197
Posted By Machka

20 days post-surgery. Still some post-surgery...

20 days post-surgery. Still some post-surgery pain.

But I can breathe through my right nostril amazingly well! :) We're talking about trying a short bicycle ride on the weekend.
07-21-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,197
Posted By Machka

I've had my surgery! That's a bit of an...

I've had my surgery! That's a bit of an experience, I have to say!!

It's 11 days post-surgery and I've had my packing out (on the next day) and my splints out (yesterday) and I am breathing...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,230
Posted By Machka

If you haven't talked about it and agreed on...

If you haven't talked about it and agreed on anything than there is no "normal" time/distance for each person to pull.

Personally, if someone drafts me for a while then goes around in front, I'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2,492
Views: 351,088
Posted By Machka

I think this is my most recent Bicycle near Water...

I think this is my most recent Bicycle near Water photo ... in December!

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,689
Posted By Machka

I ride through heaps of roundabouts. Here in...

I ride through heaps of roundabouts. Here in Australia we've got a lot. They're popular.

I take the lane and act like a motor vehicle.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By Machka

Your Weekend Ride Reports -- July 11/12

I'm late! Sorry I haven't posted the Ride Reports thread. I've been having deviated septum surgery.

Nevertheless, how has your cycling been going?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 03:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By Machka

Saturday ... Rowan has just had hernia...

Saturday ...

Rowan has just had hernia surgery so he isn't supposed to do much exercise but they recommend short walks so we went for a nice casual flat walk at a beach 34 km away from home....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,249
Posted By Machka

No, as a matter of fact, bicycles are on the...

No, as a matter of fact, bicycles are on the correct side of the road here. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,249
Posted By Machka

First, spring isn't until September. Second,...

First, spring isn't until September.

Second, we tend to nod, smile and/or raise the fingers of our right hands. :) Outright waving is saved for people we know. Much like how it is in Canada.
Forum: Touring
06-06-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 214,863
Posted By Machka

I remember that! :) A brief update ... ...

I remember that! :)


A brief update ...

I've been busy during the shutdown. I'm still working full time from home and I decided to take 2 university courses toward my Master's degree this...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 702
Posted By Machka

Sat Jun 6th, 2020 -- Bicycle Ride Outside ...

Sat Jun 6th, 2020 -- Bicycle Ride Outside

Rowan and I got out for a bicycle ride. It was quite chilly out there, but very little wind which was good. It was only 11.45 km ... I'd like to ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-20, 02:20 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,249
Posted By Machka

Oh look. It's spring in the northern hemisphere! ...

Oh look. It's spring in the northern hemisphere!

Snow melting.
Robins.
The Waving Thread.
06-05-20, 01:47 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,622
Posted By Machka

If I'm a pedestrian on a Cycleway, just ride past...

If I'm a pedestrian on a Cycleway, just ride past me. It's a Cycleway. There are going to be bicycles. I know that.

If I'm a pedestrian on a footpath (sidewalk), ride past me on the road.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 531
Posted By Machka

A brief update ... I've been busy during the...

A brief update ...

I've been busy during the shutdown. I'm still working full time from home and I decided to take 2 university courses toward my Master's degree this semester instead of my usual...
Forum: Foo
05-29-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,148
Posted By Machka

In our backyard ... ...

In our backyard ...

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Or at least, they were!

They're here...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,351
Posted By Machka

Just keep using it as usual. I don't see that...

Just keep using it as usual. I don't see that anything has changed.
Forum: Touring
05-22-20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,043
Posted By Machka

You've met once ... and "our dog"?? Do you...

You've met once ... and "our dog"??

Do you know whether or not she has a bicycle? Do you know what kind of sports she likes? Or if she likes sports at all?

Do you know if she is a cat or dog...
Forum: Foo
05-22-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 795
Posted By Machka

1. Become friends with someone who cycles.

1. Become friends with someone who cycles.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 02:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 813
Posted By Machka

Saturday -- After spending several hours...

Saturday --

After spending several hours listening to recorded lectures, I needed to get out!

So we went to the local flat area and cycled. :)

Distance: 16.19km
Elevation: 104m
Moving...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 02:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 813
Posted By Machka

I got Hoka One One Challengers. :) I got...

I got Hoka One One Challengers. :)

I got their Cliftons for running on the road and the Challengers are a reasonable equivalent to them for trail running.

They were great!! Very comfortable and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-20, 03:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By Machka

Your Weekend Ride Reports -- May 9/10

Tell us all about your cycling this weekend ... or other sports.

Happy Mother's Day to the Moms!!
05-09-20, 03:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,532
Posted By Machka

Roll it up. Roll it down.

Roll it up.
Roll it down.
Forum: Foo
05-01-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,431
Posted By Machka

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48769435153_8b...

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04-17-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,200
Posted By Machka

The potential: - when the government started...

The potential:
- when the government started boosting the economy toward the end of the depression, they did so by putting people to work building roads and infrastructure. I hope that starts...
Forum: Foo
04-16-20, 04:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,605
Posted By Machka

horatio and I have tied with 6 each. ...

horatio and I have tied with 6 each.

horatio ... do you have an idea for a theme for May? If so PM me. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 579
Posted By Machka

Sun, 12/04/2020 ...... Zwift: Watopia Run ... ...

Sun, 12/04/2020 ...... Zwift: Watopia Run ... 36:12 ... 3.98 km ... 0 m

Sat, 11/04/2020 ...... Zwift: Watopia Run ... 31:07 ... 3.29 km ... 0 m

Fri,...
Forum: Foo
04-08-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,262
Posted By Machka

Yes ... or at least staying in a place (while...

Yes ... or at least staying in a place (while travelling) for a month or more. When you travel, you hit the highlights. When you live or stay a while, you see so much more. You learn a bit about the...
Forum: Foo
04-08-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,262
Posted By Machka

For work. For education. Because we've met...

For work.
For education.
Because we've met someone in a different place.
Because we can get more house for less money in a different place.
Just because we want to experience a new area ... see...
04-01-20, 01:33 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,065
Posted By Machka

Did you maintain 6 feet distance from him?

Did you maintain 6 feet distance from him?
Forum: Foo
03-27-20, 03:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,605
Posted By Machka

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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03-27-20, 03:32 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,200
Posted By Machka

Only one week??

Only one week??
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