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Forum: Foo
01-20-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 358
Posted By gnome

hopefully there are no protected wilderness areas...

hopefully there are no protected wilderness areas nearby with endangered/endemic plants. goats are experts at escaping from enclosures. sounds like the cure is almost as worse as the disease.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2,608
Views: 36,772
Posted By gnome

treadmill running. dear or dear. my condolences....

treadmill running. dear or dear. my condolences. that's even more stupid than regular running.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2,608
Views: 36,772
Posted By gnome

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1400x2000/20210116_sam_6370_69e35498a4ad7cc657581046ee2114b6341742d5.jpg
Inside Cookies Hut.
There is also a stainless steel topped bench to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2,608
Views: 36,772
Posted By gnome

no ticks here. not a problem.

no ticks here. not a problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 02:38 AM
Replies: 2,608
Views: 36,772
Posted By gnome

Came home and caught up on the America's Cup...

Came home and caught up on the America's Cup challenger series racing. American Magic had a spectacularly bad day. Luckily all the sailors are ok. Their boat, not so much. At least it is still...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 02:36 AM
Replies: 2,608
Views: 36,772
Posted By gnome

Went for a nice tramp (hike) on the weekend. ...

Went for a nice tramp (hike) on the weekend. Interesting weather. It was really hot and fine on Saturday. Sunday started cool and overcast, progressed to cool rain with side order of wind and then...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2,608
Views: 36,772
Posted By gnome

you'll have to sell your boat, probably some...

you'll have to sell your boat, probably some bikes and maybe a kidney to afford that. It probably costs the same as your house.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2,608
Views: 36,772
Posted By gnome

it actually friday here. :p

it actually friday here. :p
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2,608
Views: 36,772
Posted By gnome

I haven't set any goals for 2021. cycling or...

I haven't set any goals for 2021. cycling or otherwise.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2,608
Views: 36,772
Posted By gnome

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20210110_p1102302_e0649f4fca50adb29428002eb1712572c8bd7444.jpg
Nice new backcountry hut.
Went for a nice tramp on the weekend. We...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2,608
Views: 36,772
Posted By gnome

Worst flight I ever had was a small regional one....

Worst flight I ever had was a small regional one. the ones with small planes crammed full of people. I was in a window seat and the person in the isle seat really needed to book two seats. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2,608
Views: 36,772
Posted By gnome

ouch. heal up quick. at least the bike wasn't...

ouch. heal up quick. at least the bike wasn't badly damaged.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2,608
Views: 36,772
Posted By gnome

Well because I live in a small island nation 2020...

Well because I live in a small island nation 2020 wasn't as bad as elsewhere in the world. Unless you worked in the tourism industry or certain export industries, most of last year was almost normal...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2,608
Views: 36,772
Posted By gnome

Possibly. It's a bit early to tell yet.

Possibly. It's a bit early to tell yet.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

happy new year. may this one be better than the...

happy new year. may this one be better than the last.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

good luck. and I suggest thoroughly dousing...

good luck. and I suggest thoroughly dousing yourself in bleach (external application only) both before and after going there.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

Big, yellow, orb in the sky that sends out...

Big, yellow, orb in the sky that sends out radiation to ripen berries and burn unprepared cyclists. Also useful to heat oceans to generate the weather you complain about so much. dredge your memory...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

Fruit cake is ok. occasionally. fruit mince...

Fruit cake is ok. occasionally. fruit mince pies are the de rigeur Christmas treat. It and lemon meringue pie are the only non-savoury pies that don't seem weird. When you all talk about pie I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

No outdoor riding for me today. I didn't put...

No outdoor riding for me today. I didn't put enough sunscreen on during my short tour. I dislike sunburn. :notamused:
Forum: Touring
12-29-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4,509
Views: 2,245,947
Posted By gnome

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Headed out for an overnight tour. Tent, sleeping mat, chair kit and...
Forum: Touring
12-29-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 225,520
Posted By gnome

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/20201229_sam_6334_9c005685410d31c6fa6281b0b4189d7af1a86bf6.jpg
Summer camping.
A pleasant campsite at the end of a short 60km...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

I feel fine

I feel fine
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

no thanks. my alarm cat wouldn't be happy with...

no thanks. my alarm cat wouldn't be happy with another alarm cat in the house.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

They're not called the Furious Fifties for...

They're not called the Furious Fifties for nothing.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

for that amount of effort, yes if he wants it to...

for that amount of effort, yes if he wants it to be. for mere mortals, probably not.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

Here is someone who's dedication to an outside...

Here is someone who's dedication to an outside Christmas display (https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/christmas/123804060/hugely-different-christmas-show-goes-on-after-founders-death) even beats LAJ .
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

damn. talk about coal for christmas. can you...

damn. talk about coal for christmas. can you become an external consultant?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

When I take a knife with me it's just an Opinel...

When I take a knife with me it's just an Opinel No 8. Cheap, light. cuts ok. I tend to only carry a knife when hiking though.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-20, 02:36 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

it beats the alternative. hands down.

it beats the alternative. hands down.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

yes, yes I am. I've enjoyed the multitude of old...

yes, yes I am. I've enjoyed the multitude of old English and French cars I've had. Mostly. At least when they were working. Although my bank balance hasn't.

And functional adults is a very,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

On the cars with power steering the power...

On the cars with power steering the power assistance was run off the same high pressure hydraulic system. The rubber brake button is just a cover for the pressure switch. Later Citroens (CX, GS,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

Water expands as it freezes. I thought everyone...

Water expands as it freezes. I thought everyone knew that basic fact. Even the water in the soil at ground level.
Forum: Touring
12-06-20, 12:26 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,881
Posted By gnome

I'd like a DCF tent but I have certain issues...

I'd like a DCF tent but I have certain issues with buying one. Our dollar is worth less than the US$, shipping is expensive and there would be tax on top. Basically for anything priced in US$ it...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

very nice.

very nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

Peter principle.

Peter principle.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

as long as it didn't interfere with your...

as long as it didn't interfere with your aluminium foil hat, sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

Paper money. what's that funny stuff. I very,...

Paper money. what's that funny stuff. I very, very rarely use that nowadays.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

ouch. I hope your post surgery healing goes well.

ouch. I hope your post surgery healing goes well.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

Yeah milk and dairy products are also expensive...

Yeah milk and dairy products are also expensive here. But doctors visits cost about $50. Almost all prescriptions are capped at $5. If you are a heavy medicine user you can get them further...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

I paid $2.359/L on the weekend. Of course my car...

I paid $2.359/L on the weekend. Of course my car is European and needs premium. Even if I had a car that ran on regular it would still cost over $2.10 per litre. There are some downsides to living in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

I gather you all are talking a per litre price...

I gather you all are talking a per litre price right? Cause if that is per gallon, even little US gallons, that is so cheap to be almost free.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Went chasing waterfalls today. This was the biggest of the four on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

About 90% - 95% of my riding is commuting. I do...

About 90% - 95% of my riding is commuting. I do that on either a mid-80s MTB with drop bars, a recumbent, or a velomobile (fully faired recumbent trike). Most of my JRA rides are on a recumbent. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

no. just a sensible one. :p

no. just a sensible one. :p
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

Actually took a road bike for a ride. I'd...

Actually took a road bike for a ride. I'd forgotten how nice my old Mercian rides. And how much thinking ahead you have to do with DT shifters and toe clips and straps. especially with slotted...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

It's the weekend and fine so I'm going to go for...

It's the weekend and fine so I'm going to go for a ride.

I'm lucky. I'm salaried and get 4 weeks of annual leave plus up to 10 1/2 public holiday a year. The leave can be carried forward...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

I hope you heal up quick.

I hope you heal up quick.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 03:11 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

Velo Vol more proof aero matters. Sub three hour...

Velo Vol more proof aero matters. Sub three hour century. Some fit and strong cyclist, picked his day, rode his very aero optimized bike at just over 33mph for just under 3 hours.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

Went for a nice bike ride this morning. Thought...

Went for a nice bike ride this morning. Thought I'd try one of the easier local hills. It was a painful fail. I had to stop twice to get my heartrate down. And had to walk the last bit to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 190,400
Posted By gnome

A good landing is one you walk away from. A...

A good landing is one you walk away from. A great one is when you can reuse the airplane.
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