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Forum: Foo
10-23-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,701
Posted By Machka

It rains in Tasmania like it rains in the Pacific...

It rains in Tasmania like it rains in the Pacific Northwest. :)


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Forum: Foo
10-23-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,701
Posted By Machka

:lol: Hello FiftySix! How are you, my...

:lol:

Hello FiftySix! How are you, my friend? Do you have plans for this afternoon? It would be a good idea to carry out your plans before the end of the week because it will be raining heavily...
Forum: Foo
10-23-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,701
Posted By Machka

I attend university, and my classes of up to...

I attend university, and my classes of up to about 500 students usually consist of a very few Aussies, one Canadian-Australian, and about 98.5% Asian from various parts of Asia. You're right, "hello"...
Forum: Foo
10-23-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,701
Posted By Machka

It's casual. :) And it refers to both males and...

It's casual. :) And it refers to both males and females. I get referred to as "mate" now and then. It's often used with "cheers" like "Cheers mate!" which is quite acceptable.

You might use it...
Forum: Foo
10-23-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,701
Posted By Machka

Hey Fifty! How ya goin', mate? Got plans this...

Hey Fifty! How ya goin', mate? Got plans this arvo? Best to get them in, she'll be chucking it down this weekend!

:lol:
Forum: Foo
10-23-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,701
Posted By Machka

You'd only do it if they had a name tag on or if...

You'd only do it if they had a name tag on or if you knew the person. :) We are somewhat "regulars" in a very small handful of restaurants/cafes and do see the same people there and sometimes do...
Forum: Foo
10-23-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,701
Posted By Machka

"No worries!" And if people feel they must...

"No worries!"

And if people feel they must add a noun, the appropriate noun to use with that phrase is "mate". It applies to male or female equally. :)
Forum: Foo
10-23-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,701
Posted By Machka

In who's culture? As a woman, I...

In who's culture?




As a woman, I have a great deal of difficulty calling a man "sir". In fact, I don't think I've ever done it. There has never been a situation where it was appropriate.
Forum: Foo
10-23-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,701
Posted By Machka

If you must use a noun ... personally, I don't...

If you must use a noun ... personally, I don't ... how about the person's name?

And I don't shout to get the attention of a waiter or waitress ... that would be very rude. I either go to the...
Forum: Foo
10-23-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,701
Posted By Machka

Well, it's certainly NOT how I would address a...

Well, it's certainly NOT how I would address a person! Unless maybe I was kind of kidding around.






"Excuse me?" or "Pardon me?" followed by "Hi! Just wondering if we might be able to get...
Forum: Foo
10-23-19, 02:00 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,701
Posted By Machka

Yes, they do ... but addressing young waitresses...

Yes, they do ... but addressing young waitresses and clerks as "ma'am" isn't nice.

Saying "please" and "thank you" is nice. :)
Forum: Foo
10-23-19, 01:55 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,701
Posted By Machka

Speaking as a teacher ... yes, I acquired my...

Speaking as a teacher ... yes, I acquired my Bachelor of Education in 2009 and worked in schools in both Canada and Australia ...

Students referred to me as Ms. LastName ... but definitely NOT...
Forum: Foo
10-22-19, 03:51 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,701
Posted By Machka

Not being from USA, "yes sir" and "yes ma'am"...

Not being from USA, "yes sir" and "yes ma'am" sound really strange to me. I don't think of myself as a "ma'am" and don't particularly like being addressed that way. It makes me feel old.
...
Forum: Touring
10-22-19, 03:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 449
Posted By Machka

I don't count calories while on tour.

I don't count calories while on tour.
Forum: Touring
10-21-19, 02:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By Machka

It is summer in the southern hemisphere then ......

It is summer in the southern hemisphere then ... but it would be a bit of a flight.
10-21-19, 02:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Machka

Check the Winter Cycling forum: ...

Check the Winter Cycling forum: https://www.bikeforums.net/winter-cycling/
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 185
Posted By Machka

No cycling this past weekend ... but we did do...

No cycling this past weekend ... but we did do something cycling-related. We drove (I drove, Rowan navigated) two routes for upcoming cycling events.

Both are 200 km long.
One is relatively...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 185
Posted By Machka

Your Weekend Ride Reports -- October 19/20

Do you still have decent cycling weather or have you moved to indoor sports? Tell us all about it! And if you've got autumn cycling photos, let's see them.
Forum: Foo
10-18-19, 05:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,524
Posted By Machka

We have a tie!! terrymorse & LesG have tied...

We have a tie!!

terrymorse & LesG have tied with 3 votes each.



I'll let you two sort out what you'd like to do for November.


Congratulations!!
10-18-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 842
Posted By Machka

One of our flattest rides ... from last weekend....

One of our flattest rides ... from last weekend. :) These days we specifically look for flat rides.
Forum: Foo
10-17-19, 04:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By Machka

At the end of the day ... ...

At the end of the day ...

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Forum: Foo
10-17-19, 03:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,524
Posted By Machka

If there's no one else, I'll start counting...

If there's no one else, I'll start counting tomorrow ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 02:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By Machka

Sunday ... Temperature high today: 16C! ...

Sunday ... Temperature high today: 16C! (Yesterday it only got to 13.2C.) Lots of sunshine. Not too much wind. :)

Distance: 15.48 km
Elevation: 131 metres
Moving Time: 1:01:09
Elapsed...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,160
Posted By Machka

Many winters over the years I've travelled to a...

Many winters over the years I've travelled to a warmer place for a while. :) Even living here in Australia, we've headed over to Canada in June/July or August/September for 3-5 weeks to break up the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By Machka

Saturday -- Walking and Cycling on a cool but...

Saturday -- Walking and Cycling on a cool but pleasant day. :)


Cycling!!

Distance: 20.48km
Elevation: 223m
Moving Time: 1:23:59
Elapsed Time: 1:28:43
Speed: Avg: 14.6km/h | Max: 35.3km/h
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 03:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By Machka

Your Weekend Ride Reports -- October 12/13/14

Tell us about your cycling this weekend and surrounding days. Tell us about the other sports you do. And Happy Thanksgiving to the Canadians. :)
10-12-19, 02:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By Machka

Diamond lanes ... bus/bicycle lanes. :)

Diamond lanes ... bus/bicycle lanes. :)
10-12-19, 02:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,305
Posted By Machka

Variety ... in both cycles and routes ... is the...

Variety ... in both cycles and routes ... is the spice of life. :)
10-10-19, 04:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By Machka

Speaking as someone who actually uses buses on a...

Speaking as someone who actually uses buses on a regular basis and has done for a couple decades now ...

The thing that would increase the speed of buses and thus might potentially make them a...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 01:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,441
Posted By Machka

I've been cycling with my family since I was 6...

I've been cycling with my family since I was 6 years old, and we've been doing hub-and-spoke cycling tours on most of our holidays since then. :)

And then, when I was 17, my father did a 3-day...
10-10-19, 01:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,617
Posted By Machka

You could do commercial intervals.

You could do commercial intervals.
10-06-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By Machka

Just for reference, Ritualize is one of many...

Just for reference, Ritualize is one of many workplace fitness apps.

https://ritualize.com/

IMO, I don't think it is a particularly good one, but as far as privacy goes, I don't think all our...
10-05-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By Machka

Your Opinion on Fitness Apps

I've created a short survey about Fitness Apps for the course I'm in. If you feel so inclined, I think you can go in and complete the survey. No pressure!!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GWWP7QF...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-19, 03:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By Machka

Saturday -- lovely day, blue sky, sunshine, light...

Saturday -- lovely day, blue sky, sunshine, light winds, 13C ... so we went for our longest ride in a long time! :)


Distance: 20.07 km
Elevation: 214 m
Moving Time: 1:29:41
Elapsed Time:...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-19, 03:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By Machka

Your Weekend Ride Reports -- October 5/6

Welcome to the first weekend of October!! Tell us all about your cycling and other sports ... and if you've got some autumn photos, let's see them! Or spring ones?
10-04-19, 02:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,486
Posted By Machka

What makes you think that your knees can't take...

What makes you think that your knees can't take it?
Forum: Foo
10-02-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,524
Posted By Machka

Anyone else?

Anyone else?
Forum: Foo
09-29-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,795
Posted By Machka

tyrion ... have you had a chance to tally the...

tyrion ... have you had a chance to tally the votes so we can see who will start us off with October? :)
Forum: Foo
09-29-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,524
Posted By Machka

OK, you've just got a few more days till we go to...

OK, you've just got a few more days till we go to a vote! Get your photos in!!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-19, 02:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 325
Posted By Machka

Sunday -- another bicycle ride outside. :) ...

Sunday -- another bicycle ride outside. :)


Distance: 12.34km
Elevation: 102m
Moving Time: 46:41
Elapsed Time: 47:25
Speed: Avg: 15.9km/h | Max: 30.6km/h
09-29-19, 02:15 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,720
Posted By Machka

No.

No.
09-29-19, 02:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 743
Posted By Machka

Yes, I imagine he does and he's just explaining a...

Yes, I imagine he does and he's just explaining a bit about how English (a rather confusing language) works.


As for what a $1200 bicycle will sell for 2 years later, I'd guess that at most it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 03:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 325
Posted By Machka

Today we cycled! Distance: 12.28km ...

Today we cycled!

Distance: 12.28km
Elevation: 90m
Moving Time: 49:08
Elapsed Time 54:25
Speed: Avg: 15.0km/h | Max: 27.7km/h
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 03:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 325
Posted By Machka

Your Weekend Ride Reports -- September 28/29

Last weekend of September ... tell us all about your cycling or other sports!
09-27-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,720
Posted By Machka

Back in my days of Manitoba winters, cross...

Back in my days of Manitoba winters, cross country skiing was my preferred cross-training sport. :)
09-27-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,486
Posted By Machka

If your knees were feeling it, were your tights...

If your knees were feeling it, were your tights too tight over the knees? You can develop knee issues that way.

14C is actually reasonably warm.
09-27-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,720
Posted By Machka

But ... it's spring. Daylight hours are getting...

But ... it's spring. Daylight hours are getting longer! :foo:
09-27-19, 03:37 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 48,925
Posted By Machka

Annual Walking Totals - to September 27 :) ...

Annual Walking Totals - to September 27 :)

2015 - 757.0 km
2016 - 743.2 km
2017 - 854.5 km
2018 - 967.9 km
2019 - 794.5 km

And ... I completed Strava's Escape Challenge, mainly with...
09-27-19, 03:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,486
Posted By Machka

I've cycled in temps down to -40C/F ... just a...

I've cycled in temps down to -40C/F ... just a 6.7 km commute.

But I've done longer distances down to about -25C.

You've just got to dress for it and plan ahead.

That said, I'm not that fond...
09-27-19, 03:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,720
Posted By Machka

Again? ...

Again?
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