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Postby tuco » Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:59 am

I started a complaint thread so here's the other half - a happy thread.

We have sunshine today :D :D :D :D :D

First time for 12 days. Not a cloud in the sky and dead calm.

It's gonna be a great cycling weekend. I've even had my hair cut so I'll be more streamlined.
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Postby heavymetal » Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:11 am

We had a cooler day yesterday and the concrete was not in a molten state and today seems cooler so far.

The smoke seems to have cleared from the bushfires and the air is clearer.

My bike is screaming "ride me!"

What a happy thread :D
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Postby LuckyPierre » Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:13 am

Today is a rest day! :)
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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:17 am

peterrjleach wrote:Today is a rest day! :)


Dam! this is the happy thread, so I can't make some sort of smart comment.

Enjoy your rest day Peter.
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Postby Hotdog » Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:34 am

It's Friday! :D
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Postby tuco » Fri Feb 09, 2007 11:55 am

Just went across the car park to buy some lunch.

After all this dreary weather it was like being on holidays. Nice and warm 31C and a light southerly breeze keeping the humidity down to 45%

It's a crime to be stuck at work.

Only 5 hours to go.
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Postby europa » Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:32 pm

Set up a stationary trainer behind the counter :D

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Postby tuco » Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:42 pm

europa wrote:Set up a stationary trainer behind the counter :D

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And tell them it's a new ergonomic seat? Might just work, some of them would believe me.
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Postby pospete » Fri Feb 09, 2007 1:20 pm

I've just got in from a little ride into the countryside, just about 34K nothing too strenuous. It's very hot now here. heard on the news someone was bitten by a brown snake in Melbourne suburbs this morning. Thankfully the only snake I have seen is a dead one. I went onto the Yarra trail, towards the city, it's nice by the river, and even tho this is just my 4th day in the saddle I have noticed some improvement. Some of the hills are less Everest like. I hope this weekend you all get to go out and enjoy a ride. I'm not out again till tuesday, what with shopping, BBQ party sat. night, Sunday , day of rest, and Monday morning hospital appointements. just some tests but I have to have a 12 hour fast before hand. Joy. :lol:
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Postby tuco » Fri Feb 09, 2007 1:28 pm

Not really the right place for this as it is a :D happy thread :D but since I started it I'm the boss.

In the last year I've seen 6 snakes, 5 alive and last week 1 drowned.
The happy part is I haven't ridden over one yet, been close though. I always worry about them getting pissed off and thrown into the pedals and my legs.
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Postby heavymetal » Fri Feb 09, 2007 1:36 pm

This is the happy thread, but while we are talking about snakes, I actually saw one fall out of the sky about 20 metres in front of me once.

The kookaburras catch them, then fly up to a great height and drop them on something hard, usually the road.

I had some UK cycle tourists going with this tale and they are worried about snakes falling from the sky now. :lol:
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Postby pospete » Fri Feb 09, 2007 1:54 pm

[quote="tuco"]Not really the right place for this as it is a :D happy thread :D but since I started it I'm the boss.

In the last year I've seen 6 snakes, 5 alive and last week 1 drowned.
The happy part is I haven't ridden over one yet, been close though. I always worry about them getting pissed off and thrown into the pedals and my legs.[/quot



Well I am happy, happy i had a good ride and happy I did'nt get bitten! :lol:
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Postby europa » Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:55 pm

bicyclewa wrote:This is the happy thread, but while we are talking about snakes, I actually saw one fall out of the sky about 20 metres in front of me once.

The kookaburras catch them, then fly up to a great height and drop them on something hard, usually the road.


So you're admitting that your head resembles a rock :D

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Postby heavymetal » Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:08 pm

europa wrote:So you're admitting that your head resembles a rock :D
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No, but my helmet does. :D
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Postby reparto corse » Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:02 pm

Hi all , i'd like to join in on this happy thread.
it's friday night, 10 more hours and i'll be on my bike.
just joined what looks like a great forum
sent payment for a frame i bought on ebay
my first post (on a happy thread)
all in all it's been a good day .
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Postby pospete » Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:05 pm

reparto corse wrote:Hi all , i'd like to join in on this happy thread.
it's friday night, 10 more hours and i'll be on my bike.
just joined what looks like a great forum
sent payment for a frame i bought on ebay
my first post (on a happy thread)
all in all it's been a good day .





What frame etc, spill the beans?
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Postby heavymetal » Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:06 pm

reparto corse wrote:Hi all , i'd like to join in on this happy thread.
it's friday night, 10 more hours and i'll be on my bike.
just joined what looks like a great forum
sent payment for a frame i bought on ebay
my first post (on a happy thread)
all in all it's been a good day .


Welcome. Yeah spill the beans. What sort of frame?
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Postby reparto corse » Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:21 pm

i bought the 2002 bianchi XL EV2 in the olympic colours, as an upgrade to the current frame that i have which is a bianchi cromoly mega pro in the celeste and mango colours. I've never ridden an alloy frame before so i hope it to be better than what i currently have.
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Postby pospete » Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:24 pm

My last MTB was an Alloy Framed beastie and I do miss it!



I hope your Lycra matches the frame! :lol:
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Postby pospete » Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:24 pm

Actually my current MTB was bought on Ebay too. I'm an Ebay addict :oops:
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Postby reparto corse » Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:30 pm

count me in too as an ebay addict, especialy over the last 12 months

would you say that you prefer the alloy over the cromoly?
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Postby pospete » Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:35 pm

For a MTB the Alloy was great, very strong , incredably light, but still flexible enough. At the time i had it shocks were'nt available, well they were for a price. Wish I'dd never sold the thing now.
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Postby reparto corse » Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:37 pm

what have you got now
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Postby pospete » Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:39 pm

I have no experience of cromoly, but I think someone is bound to jump in sooner or later.
I buy alot on Ebay, got my current MTB off it, and most of the spairs, also Ebay is xcellent for my other hobbies, which also have been bought off Ebay. ! LOL
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Postby heavymetal » Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:39 pm

reparto corse wrote:would you say that you prefer the alloy over the cromoly?


Being of the madman cycle tourist persuasion, I prefer cromoly, but I'm currently riding half aluminium and half cromoly.
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