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Re: Sandmans Cycling Blog

Postby Spiza » Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:32 pm

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Re: Sandmans Cycling Blog

Postby sandman » Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:56 pm

Spat in my coffee after that one and hurt my back laughing.... where do I send my lawyers to ?

I'm getting a piccy for you Spiz that I need to doctor....one of the track riders here seems to be the "butt" of a lot of jokes, need to add some of your creativity to up the ante :-)

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Re: Sandmans Cycling Blog

Postby ruscook » Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:55 pm

Hey Sandman, if Spizza rode more he wouldn't have time for the cute pics :lol: LOL (& running and ducking for cover :D ).....
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Re: Sandmans Cycling Blog

Postby Spiza » Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:55 pm

sandman wrote:I'm getting a piccy for you Spiz that I need to doctor....one of the track riders here seems to be the "butt" of a lot of jokes, need to add some of your creativity to up the ante :-)
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:lol: No problem Pete. Send it to me when you get it.

ruscook wrote:Hey Sandman, if Spizza rode more he wouldn't have time for the cute pics :lol: LOL (& running and ducking for cover :D ).....

Very true Russ. I've had a lot on at work and the weather has been pretty crappy. Any cushy jobs going where you work? :P
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Re: Sandmans Cycling Blog

Postby ruscook » Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:00 pm

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sandman wrote:I'm getting a piccy for you Spiz that I need to doctor....one of the track riders here seems to be the "butt" of a lot of jokes, need to add some of your creativity to up the ante :-)
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:lol: No problem Pete. Send it to me when you get it.

ruscook wrote:Hey Sandman, if Spizza rode more he wouldn't have time for the cute pics :lol: LOL (& running and ducking for cover :D ).....

Very true Russ. I've had a lot on at work and the weather has been pretty crappy. Any cushy jobs going where you work? :P

Don't make your excuses sound reasonable, takes all the fun out of taking the pi$$ :D

Unfortunately no cushy (or safe) jobs at my place. Pity as the commute's not too bad.

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Re: Sandmans Cycling Blog

Postby leximack » Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:17 pm

i keep forgetting to pop into here to check out what the sandman is doing, i just assume he is being a lazy arse, not riding and whinging all the time :lol: :lol: :lol: :wink: :wink: :wink:
Just Kidding Pete, look forward to catching up on Saturday :D

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Re: Sandmans Cycling Blog

Postby sandman » Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:34 am

You bunch of whoop ass girls :-) ride hard or go home :-)

Riding is getting heaps better, starting to really enjoy it again. Rather than posting every day, might do a weekly summary. Been putting quite a few k's on the Scott though today I decided to bring the weapon in. I planned to meet Billy (Mr TT) and TJ who was riding a borrowed titanium bike at Tom Brown at 5:45am, when I got there at 5:40, 2 boys were already doing laps around it to stay warm.

Guys, I met the toughest hard as nails bastard ever, it was f@rkin less than 5c and here he is in his Alice Springs Cycling club sleeveless vest and short nics....like WT?....on his fixie with a BIG gear. We took off down The Stuart Highway, TT on the front, Titanium 2nd, hard as nails 3rd, I ended up being the sweep for the first part...The Specialised just purred, it is just effortless compared to the lumbering Scott. Sitting on the back reading the paper and drinking coffee, we made it to the airport turnoff in good time. Round we go, I put down the coffee, fold up the paper and get on the front and off we go....increase the tempo and we've got a nice 4 bike peleton. Up it a little more, cardio starts working, bit more breathing and we're moving along real nice. The Carbon is soaking up the bumps nicely, Ayups lighting up the whole road, no back pack today, we're spanking :-)

Well we're good for a few kms, the fixie man is tough, he's hanging on however TJs tank is on empty, he's not having much fun on the titanium. We slow down to get TJ back on and then the freight train speeds up again, bugger TJ drops off, legs are buggered. The lad is tough, very good track rider but I dont think the borrowed titanium bike is doing it for him :-( I took the specialized today as I didnt wanna get spanked :-) He said while the bike was light, he felt the crankset was real heavy.

We said goodbye to the "tough bastard" as he kept going into the abyss south on the Stuart Highway, we turned right into Hatt road, Billy is banging away in my bl00dy ear about going up to Tennant Creek to do the Barkley Challenge in July. Tell ya, after getting back on the specialized, life is good, I might go do it.

So only able to ride 3 days this week, off to Sydney tomorrow for a few days with work and back in the saddle next week. Hopefully in 2-3 weeks the coldest mornings will be over and we can start to get back into short nics and sweat like piggies :-)

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Re: Sandmans Cycling Blog

Postby bmxbandito » Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:14 pm

If I come & kick your arrse on my bmx will you then be ringing for a quote on a faster than your mates bike as well.
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Re: Sandmans Cycling Blog

Postby sandman » Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:35 pm

BMXBandito you tard :-)

Rang James today, interested in a TT, he's gunna ask you about sizing so dont laugh.... if you do I'll, well dunno what I'll do :-) ....lets see if you can hang on baby :-) Did some motorpacing behind a mates car today, sitting on 80km/hr for 5km :-) That Specialized rox :-)

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Re: Sandmans Cycling Blog

Postby bmxbandito » Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:09 am

Thats why I posted cause I could type while pissing myself laughing but not speak on the phone.Wait till I tell Dougy we'll bebanging oa all day about this one :lol: No Cervelo for you mister you love Specialized so much your stuck with em even if they do suck compared to my beloved little Cervelo's.Anyway no messing around on this sale the only Cervelo I would let you buy is the black beauty P4 it's expensive but hey it's what you need to look the goods against that Trek & the black fella's will love it as well.Besides you make a crap load of money anyway.

Missed catching up on the weekend boofhed :( Jeff.

P.s you should be here riding at the moment you'd be yelling all day at me to get back to D grade after my holiday lay off nearly got dropped going up the col de, castleraegh on saturday morning, another 10 metres & I was gone :) also had to buy all new rding gear in XL to fit in the new roly poly figure.Oh well won't be too long & it'll be all back to normal :lol:
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Re: Sandmans Cycling Blog

Postby zozza » Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:22 pm

bmxbandito wrote: it'll be all back to normal :lol:



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Re: Sandmans Cycling Blog

Postby leximack » Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:33 pm

:lol: banditos back
If ever you want someone to tell it how it is then Banditos the man :D
No sugar coating on Banditos posts

And how it should be IMO
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Re: Sandmans Cycling Blog

Postby sandman » Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:12 pm

Bandito's new bike lube.....


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Re: Sandmans Cycling Blog

Postby sandman » Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:17 pm

Watchout for the boys in Blue....


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Re: Sandmans Cycling Blog

Postby leximack » Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:02 pm

looks like either Sandman has picked up some Photoshop skills or enhanced his google search skills :lol:
Love your work Sandman :lol:

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Re: Sandmans Cycling Blog

Postby zozza » Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:21 pm

leximack wrote:looks like either Sandman has picked up some Photoshop skills or enhanced his google search skills :lol:
Love your work Sandman :lol:

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Re: Sandmans Cycling Blog

Postby Vipul » Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:35 pm

I've been reading Sandman's posts for a long time now and I really love the humor in it, especially the HTFU'ing..
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Re: Sandmans Cycling Blog

Postby sandman » Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:46 pm

Vipul :-)

Good HTFU session today, 0 furging degrees at 5:40am out in Alice on Hatt road, must admit the fingers were a little cold and the 4 layers made me feel like the "Michelin Man". Good time out to the airport turnoff and solid HTFU'ing up to Hatt road, TJ our track rider ended up suffering a little too much and dropped off the back a few times on this section. We almost made it in record time this morning which was kinda cool. it was TJs last ride today, he's heading back to the US in 2 weeks and rumor has it he's trying out for the US track team, kinda cool :-)

The ride home today started a little slow, Billy on his TT weapon and me on the Specialized, I knew one of us was going to suffer but for once I wasn't so sure it was going to be me :-) We chatted on the way out to the Stuart Highway and things sped up a bit, strong sidewind for a bit and then solid headwind, on the hudz and into an aero position and I wasn't suffering too bad :-) Billy sat on the back for a bit and then disappeared, think he was trying to do a few efforts (so he says :-) ). Tailwind on the Stuart Highway and I notched it up 2 gears thinking I was Cancellara, man it was solid hurt but geeze it felt good. Not sure where Billy went but afterwards he said that he was doing some efforts at 50km/hr, hmm he didn't catch me ;-)

A totally excellent ride today, think I've almost got my hand up to go up to Tennant Creek next weekend and race in the Barkley challenge on behalf of AS cycling club. Its been almost 8 months since my last official race and I can feel its gotta happen, the guys are telling me about all the fun at Panthers and I'm really missing it, even if I would get spat out the back :-) Unfortunately I reckon I would suck at serious hills for now but I reckon I could do a "meager" Stuie O'Grady on the flats thanks to all this boring motorpacing :-)

Lifes great on a bike :-) :-)

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Re: Sandmans Cycling Blog

Postby mikesbytes » Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:36 pm

What races do they have?
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Re: Sandmans Cycling Blog

Postby sandman » Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:01 pm

Dunno Mike, its a 2 day event, day 1 is TT and crit, day 2 is Road Race.... Look for Barkley Challenge on google, not much info unfortunately so it will be "suck n see" ;-)

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Re: Sandmans Cycling Blog

Postby sandman » Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:51 am

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How awesome was this morning. BOM showed 2.4 with Apparent Temp of -2.4....Hatt road was way colder, pockets of pure ice I reckon :-) . Pain in the ears for this part of the trip, time to break out the headband :-) Beautiful clear sky with the moon at about 50 degrees to the South West.

I wish my FPR Buddies + BMXBandito were out here, I'd love to give them a race at zero temps :-) :-) I'm kinda getting more used to 4 layers + backpack, the hot shower at work this morning was simply awesome :-) Recorded the tour last night, see Lance is still 2nd....His HTFUing is inspiring me to push myself harder, riding the Scott after the Specialized is a tough ask :-)

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Re: Sandmans Cycling Blog

Postby Vipul » Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:07 pm

What does FPR stand for? I've seen a lot of it in the signatures, sounds to me like it has to do something with HTFU'ing :lol:
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Re: Sandmans Cycling Blog

Postby sandman » Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:34 pm

Vipul wrote:What does FPR stand for? I've seen a lot of it in the signatures, sounds to me like it has to do something with HTFU'ing :lol:


FPR = (F)oot (P)ath (R)acing , the M7 Tuesday night bunch

When we first started on the M7 cycletrack, even before my time, Leximak and his cycling "harem" used to ride to Elizabeth Road and back to Sunnyholt road. it was just a bunch of Lycra Powered Power-Rangers out for a chat. Along comes the newbs like Zozza, Booga who upped the pace, more riding and less talking. Sandman comes for a few months and then BMXBandito administers some serious hurt to the bunch :-) I see there are some guys I havent met that are administering "hurt" weekly so thats why you see "Leximak" offering excuses every 2nd week...

Since the idiot put wire across the track, the boys have had to be a little more cautious and I'm kinda surprised they arent packing 9mm Glocks to subdue any idiots they see stringing out the wire..

So it went from "Lolly gaggle" to HTFU to Serious HTFU to Caution....

FPRing is a great ride, if you get the chance, join the lads :-)

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Re: Sandmans Cycling Blog

Postby leximack » Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:25 am

whys everyone picking on me this week
First you and then bandito
Lucky your not in Sydney or a serious a$$ whipping would be in order :lol: :lol: :lol:
Bandito - i forgive you since you have been on holidays (plus your also in sydney and would kick my little a$$ :lol: )
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Re: Sandmans Cycling Blog

Postby mikesbytes » Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:50 pm

I was watching Satellite TV during the week and it must of been the channel that does Alice Springs, cos they kept advertising that race your about to have out there.
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