Hoorah! Another big number coming up.

Hoorah! Another big number coming up.

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:09 am

I just logged my last three weeks and find that I should hit my 30,000th km sometime this week on the way to work.

I'll have to think of some small way to mark the occasion.
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Re: Hoorah! Another big number coming up.

Postby dino1969 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:57 pm

Well done Colin! :)
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Re: Hoorah! Another big number coming up.

Postby rolandp » Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:36 pm

ColinOldnCranky wrote:I'll have to think of some small way to mark the occasion.
Colin, you could always spoil yourself with a second wheel.
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Re: Hoorah! Another big number coming up.

Postby HappyHumber » Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:54 pm

ColinOldnCranky wrote:I'll have to think of some small way to mark the occasion.


Pop a mono going across the Narrows.... oh, hang on...
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Re: Hoorah! Another big number coming up.

Postby moosterbounce » Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:47 pm

rolandp wrote:
ColinOldnCranky wrote:I'll have to think of some small way to mark the occasion.
Colin, you could always spoil yourself with a second wheel.


Deep dish carbon. Then the next 30,000 will be faster as more aero :)
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Re: Hoorah! Another big number coming up.

Postby rcmkII » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:17 am

A nice little two-stroke engine would help with the next 60k ...
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Re: Hoorah! Another big number coming up.

Postby NewStew » Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:17 pm

Passed you this morning and told the guy I was riding with that you are about to hit the 30k mark - he was gobsmacked to say the least! Well done.
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Re: Hoorah! Another big number coming up.

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:16 pm

moosterbounce wrote:
rolandp wrote:
ColinOldnCranky wrote:I'll have to think of some small way to mark the occasion.
Colin, you could always spoil yourself with a second wheel.


Deep dish carbon. Then the next 30,000 will be faster as more aero :)

I'm not a great consumer Roland. It just sounds like a burnt pizza to me. :mrgreen:
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Re: Hoorah! Another big number coming up.

Postby eldavo » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:22 pm

Ask if Qantas wants to give you frequent flyers for your km's to cover your euro trip, wear the kangaroo on your back.
Tiger Air... We can do it with less (but that's not sponsorship to aspire to)

P.s. congrats, I hope you don't surprise us with kiwi heritage to add to the cultural icons we think are 'ours' but aren't :P
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Re: Hoorah! Another big number coming up.

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:37 am

Sorry guys, jumping the gun - apparently my matric level maths skills have deserted me in my old age.

I am not in my last hundred kms. Add a thousand to that.

Looks like at least another six weeks, proly a bit more. :(
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Re: Hoorah! Another big number coming up.

Postby HappyHumber » Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:53 am

Dangit, where I am going to keep that 3/4 tonne bale of tickertape until then?
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481km to go

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:21 am

I hope you have kept that ticker tape dry HappyHumber. I am now out of the h ome turn and heading home.

Tripmeter is on 29,519. I'm gonna be watching it closely now.

Only 481km to go.
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310km to go

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:08 pm

The wet weather affects me a lot less on the unicycle than it ever did on the bike so I'm stillmaking good progress. 310km to go.

Opportunity is a little less over the next week however as I am going for a drive down south. The uni will go with me but the days that I drive will get in the way. And without going to work some of the rationale goes. I'll see how it goes.
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Re: Hoorah! Another big number coming up.

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:29 pm

Only added 137 this last week. But that was anticipated anyway as I took most of the week off and headed bush.

Still got another 173km. While it is possible to get there by Saturday or Sunday, I have a few committments in the way so I expect it'll be early next week.

I will most likely be riding the giraffe to the Ride to Work brekky. And I do not factor that one into my distance log. However if I make the 30k on my regular mount on Tuesday I can pretend that that the Ride to Work Brekky is put on just for me. :mrgreen:
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Re: Hoorah! Another big number coming up.

Postby visrealm » Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:08 pm

That's a super achiement! How many years of commutes Colin?

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Re: Hoorah! Another big number coming up.

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:35 pm

visrealm wrote:That's a super achiement! How many years of commutes Colin?

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From memory late 2007. I have had to take off three bigs slabs of time post operative but, for the last two years I have been on a roll. :) I'm now plateaued at around 8,000km pa.. It is hard to see me finding more time or even to make sense of any further increase. I'm not getting any younger and at some time in the next few years I expect to start easing it down.

It's not so much a difficult athletic achievement as it is a function of riding daily through all seasons. And a family that tolerates me leaving early for work and taking a day most weekends that is my own.

And, of course, an ability to shut out the agony of inflamation under the daks. :mrgreen:
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Re: Hoorah! Another big number coming up.

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:15 pm

eldavo wrote:Ask if Qantas wants to give you frequent flyers for your km's to cover your euro trip, wear the kangaroo on your back.
Tiger Air... We can do it with less (but that's not sponsorship to aspire to)

P.s. congrats, I hope you don't surprise us with kiwi heritage to add to the cultural icons we think are 'ours' but aren't :P


No, not a kiwi. But NZ is god's greatest creation imo.

I approached one of those firms that lease out those Prius that wear wear corporate garb and spirits adverts and so forth with the suggestion that I would be better value if they wish to sell to the cashed up lycra brigade. I figured that it would just require me to do what I do anyway.

I think three unicyclists riding up and down South Terrace in identical advertising garb would be hard to miss. And slow enough that people would actually know what we were promoting.
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Re: Hoorah! Another big number coming up.

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:20 pm

Just completed my weekly log and I only have 9km to go. If I get away from work at a respectable time, that will happen tonight. Otherwise tomorrow morning.

I am now including any significant rides (anything over a few kms) on the giraffe (tall unicycle, the sort you see performers sit atop). I did a confidence run on it on Saturday before Wednesdays Ride2Work brekky and, realising that I have the means to log distances without any extra hardware (I have a GPS that I hardly ever use - duh!) I logged 13km which is included in my total. I'll get to put somethign similar on Wednesday.
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Re: Hoorah! Another big number coming up.

Postby Rex » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:23 am

Decide to enjoy a cigar on the side of the path this morning in celebration Colin?
Hope you didn't have troubles on the milestone!
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Re: Hoorah! Another big number coming up.

Postby eldavo » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:59 am

I smelt a cooked breakfast venting from near that Rivserside cafe Sallys recently on the ride in.
I was wondering if he treated himself to the lot ;)

PS: Colin you ever had the Cinnamon Sugar French Toast with a coffee? Sounds like a hypo remedy.
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Re: Hoorah! Another big number coming up.

Postby jlh » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:52 pm

Hey Colin, i think you should celebrate by riding with a big pipe puffing away, like that one the German uses in inglorious basterds.
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Re: Hoorah! Another big number coming up.

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:31 pm

Uh. No thanks.

Anyway, it'sofficial, as of the trip home last night. Looking forward now to the next 10,000.

I also got past my annual target on the same ride though I haven't logged that yet.
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Re: Hoorah! Another big number coming up.

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:41 pm

eldavo wrote:I smelt a cooked breakfast venting from near that Rivserside cafe Sallys recently on the ride in.
I was wondering if he treated himself to the lot ;)

PS: Colin you ever had the Cinnamon Sugar French Toast with a coffee? Sounds like a hypo remedy.



Sassy's, not Sally's. :)

No - just a small cake. Though the owner did add in a ginger-biscuit to fill the obdominal cavity a little more. Maybe I will try the french toast however.

btw the ginger biscuits are cut in the shape of a bike. Just for cyclists dropping in.
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