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03-27-21, 01:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,477
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: 1,583
Posted By Machka

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

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03-10-21, 03:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,245
Posted By Machka

Oatmeal raisin cookies

Oatmeal raisin cookies
03-10-21, 02:49 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 81,689
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: 775
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: 2,095
Posted By Machka

The red window. ...

The red window.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4328/35264291344_be679644d0_b.jpg


A bit of context ...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4307/36104021655_49e3f6fcfb_z.jpg
02-16-21, 02:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
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: 646
Posted By Machka

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!
Forum: Foo
02-06-21, 03:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,370
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: 1,800
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: 2,070
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: 1,378
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: 1,800
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: 845
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: 1,370
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: 2,626
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: 1,968
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: 2,626
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: 10,868
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: 1,602
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) ...

https://live.staticflickr.com/5055/5400757148_d99f44877c_c.jpg


And I'll give you this guy here and his...
10-27-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,974
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: 3,627
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: 3,627
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: 472
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: 472
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: 9,036
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: 472
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: 539
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: 1,182
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: 515
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 ...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50315821531_8aa9b09ef7_c.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 04:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 565
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!

https://us.v-cdn.net/5021879/uploads/editor/du/ctqbzz7v6szj.png
08-28-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,934
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: 1,956
Posted By Machka

Late summer's produce ...

Late summer's produce
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08-09-20, 03:44 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 9,448
Posted By Machka

Try not to get into emergency situations!

Try not to get into emergency situations!
08-07-20, 04:17 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 81,689
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: 526
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:...
07-30-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,339
Posted By Machka

20 days post-surgery. Still some post-surgery...

20 days post-surgery. Still some post-surgery pain.

But I can breathe through my right nostril amazingly well! :) We're talking about trying a short bicycle ride on the weekend.
07-21-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,339
Posted By Machka

I've had my surgery! That's a bit of an...

I've had my surgery! That's a bit of an experience, I have to say!!

It's 11 days post-surgery and I've had my packing out (on the next day) and my splints out (yesterday) and I am breathing...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,550
Posted By Machka

If you haven't talked about it and agreed on...

If you haven't talked about it and agreed on anything than there is no "normal" time/distance for each person to pull.

Personally, if someone drafts me for a while then goes around in front, I'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,703
Posted By Machka

I missed this post and didn't hear anything about...

I missed this post and didn't hear anything about it on FB either. I've been in another world.

I am really, really sorry to hear this! It breaks my heart.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2,534
Views: 367,240
Posted By Machka

I think this is my most recent Bicycle near Water...

I think this is my most recent Bicycle near Water photo ... in December!

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49187702432_2629a9b1a2_c.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,788
Posted By Machka

I ride through heaps of roundabouts. Here in...

I ride through heaps of roundabouts. Here in Australia we've got a lot. They're popular.

I take the lane and act like a motor vehicle.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By Machka

Your Weekend Ride Reports -- July 11/12

I'm late! Sorry I haven't posted the Ride Reports thread. I've been having deviated septum surgery.

Nevertheless, how has your cycling been going?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 03:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By Machka

Saturday ... Rowan has just had hernia...

Saturday ...

Rowan has just had hernia surgery so he isn't supposed to do much exercise but they recommend short walks so we went for a nice casual flat walk at a beach 34 km away from home....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,537
Posted By Machka

No, as a matter of fact, bicycles are on the...

No, as a matter of fact, bicycles are on the correct side of the road here. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,537
Posted By Machka

First, spring isn't until September. Second,...

First, spring isn't until September.

Second, we tend to nod, smile and/or raise the fingers of our right hands. :) Outright waving is saved for people we know. Much like how it is in Canada.
Forum: Touring
06-06-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 1,451
Views: 241,981
Posted By Machka

I remember that! :) A brief update ... ...

I remember that! :)


A brief update ...

I've been busy during the shutdown. I'm still working full time from home and I decided to take 2 university courses toward my Master's degree this...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 762
Posted By Machka

Sat Jun 6th, 2020 -- Bicycle Ride Outside ...

Sat Jun 6th, 2020 -- Bicycle Ride Outside

Rowan and I got out for a bicycle ride. It was quite chilly out there, but very little wind which was good. It was only 11.45 km ... I'd like to ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-20, 02:20 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,537
Posted By Machka

Oh look. It's spring in the northern hemisphere! ...

Oh look. It's spring in the northern hemisphere!

Snow melting.
Robins.
The Waving Thread.
06-05-20, 01:47 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,966
Posted By Machka

If I'm a pedestrian on a Cycleway, just ride past...

If I'm a pedestrian on a Cycleway, just ride past me. It's a Cycleway. There are going to be bicycles. I know that.

If I'm a pedestrian on a footpath (sidewalk), ride past me on the road.
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