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Forum: Foo
10-15-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By Machka

Since I don't have children, and taking photos of...

Since I don't have children, and taking photos of random children is frowned on ...

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Forum: Foo
10-15-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By Machka

Can we return to the old voting setup? This way...

Can we return to the old voting setup? This way is confusing and not particularly motivating.

Perhaps we just vote for 1 - our favourite photo? Favourite doesn't have to be the best quality or...
09-08-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 89,408
Posted By Machka

Further Update: In May 2021, on one of our...

Further Update:

In May 2021, on one of our 50 km rides, Rowan had a heart attack! It was an NSTEMI - mild heart attack - and Rowan is now on heart medications.

Then in August ... Rowan turned...
09-08-21, 04:35 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 89,408
Posted By Machka

We started riding those 50 km rides each month in...

We started riding those 50 km rides each month in January and have done 8 of them this year so far!!

And yes, I graduated in December 2020. :) Then I returned to take an online course on...
Forum: Foo
09-08-21, 04:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By Machka

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50753657827_fb...

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My harvest!
Forum: Foo
08-20-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By Machka

My first venture into any sort of social media...

My first venture into any sort of social media was on a cat forum for "parents" of cats with diabetes when my boy Sabre developed diabetes.

I suspect this was likely the first or among the first...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-21, 04:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By Machka

August 8 - Celebrating Rowan's birthday with a 50...

August 8 - Celebrating Rowan's birthday with a 50 km ride! We were cycling on the road at 9 am ... :)

Distance: 50.72km
Elevation: 200m
Moving Time: 2:48:07
Elapsed Time: 2:54:26
Speed: ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 03:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 650
Posted By Machka

Thursday, 1 July 2021 … 2.4 km walking + 0.0 km...

Thursday, 1 July 2021 … 2.4 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 10 flights of stairs
Friday, 2 July 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
Saturday,...
Forum: Foo
07-07-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,235
Posted By Machka

Rose in the Rain ...

Rose in the Rain

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Replies: 88
Views: 8,634
Posted By Machka

Rowan and I aren't doing the longer randonnees...

Rowan and I aren't doing the longer randonnees this year for obvious reasons but for the first time since Rowan's accident in 2018, we are attempting a 50 km each month or in the Audax Australia...
Forum: Foo
06-24-21, 04:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,035
Posted By Machka

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51147369837_6f...

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 04:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By Machka

June's 50K ...

June's 50K

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Forum: Foo
06-03-21, 05:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,411
Posted By Machka

Actually, I was not the originator of this photo...

Actually, I was not the originator of this photo contest. I'm not sure who started it, but admins ran it for quite some time.

If you pop over here, you'll see that admins ran it until March 2014...
05-13-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,141
Posted By Machka

Hi Bill ... you are also an example of never...

Hi Bill ... you are also an example of never quitting and being positive about life. :)

Rowan came home on Tuesday afternoon after 3 days in hospital. On lots of medications for his heart now.
He...
03-27-21, 01:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,835
Posted By Machka

It would be hard to find a flat 20 miles here. I...

It would be hard to find a flat 20 miles here. I know because I'm trying to find flat 20 mile routes! I pour over maps. Rowan has difficulty climbing hills and we'd like to ride flat routes but ...
Forum: Foo
03-26-21, 02:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,271
Posted By Machka

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48769435018_95...

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03-10-21, 03:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,100
Posted By Machka

Oatmeal raisin cookies

Oatmeal raisin cookies
03-10-21, 02:49 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 89,408
Posted By Machka

I am glad to hear from you!! Thank you very much....

I am glad to hear from you!! Thank you very much. :) I hope you are well.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-21, 04:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,064
Posted By Machka

Your Ride Reports - March 2021

If you are new to posting on this thread, or if you are new to cycling, we welcome you! If you are returning from a previous thread, we welcome you, too.

This thread is for anyone who rides a...
Forum: Foo
02-26-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,727
Posted By Machka

The red window. ...

The red window.

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A bit of context ...

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02-16-21, 02:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 948
Posted By Machka

Did you go down the 22 flights? I work in a...

Did you go down the 22 flights?

I work in a 10-storey building and go into stair climbing spurts where I'll get out there and climb, climb, climb at different times throughout the day. Up and...
Forum: Foo
02-06-21, 03:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By Machka

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!
Forum: Foo
02-06-21, 03:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,764
Posted By Machka

I've been going for most of the past 50 years ......

I've been going for most of the past 50 years ... time for a bit of a break. :)
01-03-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,807
Posted By Machka

No worries ... you're not alone. I've had to...

No worries ... you're not alone. I've had to inform others about that too. Seems like quite a few people think COVID was invented by a US political party.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,251
Posted By Machka

Covid didn't affect my riding ... but university...

Covid didn't affect my riding ... but university did!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-21, 03:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,593
Posted By Machka

Your Ride Reports - January 2021

If you are new to posting on this thread, or if you are new to cycling, we welcome you! If you are returning from a previous thread, we welcome you, too.

This thread is for anyone who rides a...
01-01-21, 04:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,807
Posted By Machka

2020 was a great year! Definitely better than the...

2020 was a great year! Definitely better than the 2 years before it. We're healthy. We're relaxed. We caught up on sleep. We are not being hassled. We enjoyed working and attending university from...
12-31-20, 03:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,117
Posted By Machka

My prediction is a massive spike in early January...

My prediction is a massive spike in early January when all the testing comes in from the Christmas foolishness in the US.

It's already starting.
Forum: Foo
12-22-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,764
Posted By Machka

Master's Degree

Last weekend I graduated with my Master's degree after 6 years of working at it part time while working. Hoping to finally relax a bit over Christmas! :) And cycle ... of course cycling!
...
12-21-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,270
Posted By Machka

Locals were given incentives to travel. :) We got...

Locals were given incentives to travel. :) We got one of the incentives!! We travelled. :)

The borders are open again, tourists are here, and so far, we're now over 4 months without a locally...
12-06-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,791
Posted By Machka

I have my doubts about that. Would the common...

I have my doubts about that. Would the common cold be gone for good if the entire world locked down for 4-6 weeks? I'd be thrilled to try!
11-30-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,270
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: 13,934
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: 1,976
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: 24
Views: 5,546
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: 4,082
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: 4,082
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: 574
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: 574
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: 11,488
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: 574
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: 633
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: 1,279
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: 834
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: 865
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: 7,254
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: 2,237
Posted By Machka

Late summer's produce ...

Late summer's produce
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08-09-20, 03:44 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 11,436
Posted By Machka

Try not to get into emergency situations!

Try not to get into emergency situations!
08-07-20, 04:17 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 89,408
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: 614
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:...
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