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09-15-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,191
Posted By Machka

Why? Why would someone do that? I take...

Why?

Why would someone do that?

I take ALL my vacation days, stat holidays and everything. Plus I've signed up for a program called "purchased leave" where I get a little bit less pay but an...
Forum: Foo
09-14-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,377
Posted By Machka

Any more votes?

Any more votes?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Machka

Your Weekend Ride Reports -- September 14/15

Tell us all about your cycling or other sports this weekend.
09-14-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By Machka

No thank you.

No thank you.
09-12-19, 02:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By Machka

Most people don't exercise nearly enough to reach...

Most people don't exercise nearly enough to reach "overtraining".
09-12-19, 02:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,522
Posted By Machka

A) Go to your Dr. B) Slow down when you...

A) Go to your Dr.

B) Slow down when you climb. But go to your Dr first.
Forum: Touring
09-11-19, 03:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 706
Posted By Machka

A) Find a weather site that shows you hour by...

A) Find a weather site that shows you hour by hour forecasts. Quite often, on the prairies, there's a thunderstorm at about 7 pm for an hour, but the rest of the day is fine.

B) It's just an...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 05:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 890
Posted By Machka

Right ... I would NEVER want to start my own...

Right ... I would NEVER want to start my own club. I don't have that much nerve or money.

It can be nerve wracking just organising and supporting rides, and I've got 9 or 10 of them on the...
Forum: Foo
09-10-19, 02:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 977
Posted By Machka

Onions.

Onions.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 02:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 890
Posted By Machka

What are you doing for insurance? And yes, 7...

What are you doing for insurance?

And yes, 7 am is way too early for a 30 mile ride. 10 am would be more reasonable.
09-10-19, 02:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,711
Posted By Machka

See thread in Road: ...

See thread in Road:

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1183173-what-do-when-bored-your-bike-routes.html


But yes, cross training is good too.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-19, 04:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,590
Posted By Machka

What to do when bored with your bike routes? ...

What to do when bored with your bike routes?



Ride them in the opposite direction.

Adopt a mission of riding all the rural paved roads within a 200 km radius of where you live.

Drive...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-19, 04:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By Machka

September -- complete with cycling outside again...

September -- complete with cycling outside again for the first time in about a month!!

Date -- Exercise -- Description -- Time -- Distance -- Elevation

Sun, 08/09/2019 -- Cycling --...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-19, 03:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By Machka

Your Weekend Ride Reports -- September 7/8

Tell us all about your cycling this first weekend of September!!

Got spring or autumn pictures?
Forum: Foo
09-08-19, 03:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 734
Posted By Machka

:foo: You have to approve it. You don't...

:foo:

You have to approve it. You don't just open things up and tell companies to help themselves.
Replies: 35
Views: 2,479
Posted By Machka

I had to ignore the sideshow or I wouldn't have...

I had to ignore the sideshow or I wouldn't have finished in time!!

Either that or work on becoming really efficient at controls.
Forum: Foo
09-06-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,377
Posted By Machka

nondes 2Cam16 LesG

nondes
2Cam16
LesG
Forum: Foo
09-06-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 734
Posted By Machka

Why don't you set it up with your bank so it's...

Why don't you set it up with your bank so it's all done automatically?
09-06-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 846
Posted By Machka

I've been using a fluid trainer for years with no...

I've been using a fluid trainer for years with no problems.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 02:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,259
Posted By Machka

I've been a member of different cycling clubs...

I've been a member of different cycling clubs since 1998.
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 03:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By Machka

Can you buy clothes etc. when you need them?

Can you buy clothes etc. when you need them?
09-03-19, 03:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,521
Posted By Machka

Have you thought about checking your fit and...

Have you thought about checking your fit and changing your handlebars?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By Machka

If any of you are on Strava, they're having a...

If any of you are on Strava, they're having a challenge in September ... I'm going to give it a go. :) It starts tomorrow.

https://www.strava.com/challenges/the-escape-plan
Get moving 5 days...
Forum: Foo
08-31-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 880
Posted By Machka

September Photo Contest

As promised ... September topic will be "Mellow Yellow"



https://live.staticflickr.com/7012/6666137563_ff3d23a501.jpg
(not my submission!)

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08-31-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By Machka

https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/news/new-diet-r...

https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/news/new-diet-recommendations-matter-to-your-heart

https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/healthy-eating
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By Machka

True Audax style riding means that the group...

True Audax style riding means that the group stays together and rides at a 22.5 km/h (I think) pace. I don't think it's popular outside of Europe.

The style of randonnees you're familiar with is...
08-31-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,957
Posted By Machka

I think of it in a couple ways ... 1) a...

I think of it in a couple ways ...

1) a bicycle for every purpose

2) $/km ridden.
So years ago, I spent about $3000 on a bicycle which I've since ridden 50,000+ km ... what's that 6...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 05:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By Machka

Wanted to go cycling today, but Rowan has been...

Wanted to go cycling today, but Rowan has been having a bad time with his medication (a bit dizzy) so we opted to walk to our beach instead. :)

I'm so glad we've got that beach so close by ... I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 05:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By Machka

Your Weekend Ride Reports -- Aug 31/Sep 1 & 2

Tell us all about your cycling adventures this weekend or long weekend ... labour day or Father's day or the end of winter ... whatever you're celebrating!!
08-31-19, 02:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,480
Posted By Machka

Absolutely!! Warmer weather ... longer daylight...

Absolutely!! Warmer weather ... longer daylight hours ... :) :)
Forum: Foo
08-30-19, 03:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,377
Posted By Machka

bump

bump
Replies: 35
Views: 2,479
Posted By Machka

The very fact that the controls often have...

The very fact that the controls often have lengthy queues means that you may take longer on the PBP than on other 1200s.

Like I say ... the people make the difference in so many ways.

Plan to...
08-30-19, 02:32 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,098
Posted By Machka

Does the design brief actually use the word...

Does the design brief actually use the word "delays"?
08-29-19, 03:31 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 12,883
Posted By Machka

Yep. As with anything ... because we can. :)...

Yep.

As with anything ... because we can. :)


And really, when you've got a bicycle you love and you've logged 50,000+ km on it over the past decade ... who cares if it has "lost value"...
08-28-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,095
Posted By Machka

You need to clarify your situation.

You need to clarify your situation.
08-28-19, 02:07 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,095
Posted By Machka

If you're riding on the road, where you belong,...

If you're riding on the road, where you belong, you don't have to worry about crosswalks.
08-27-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,289
Posted By Machka

Thank you everyone for your Anniversary wishes....

Thank you everyone for your Anniversary wishes. :) :)

And BobbyG, I understood what you meant ... your post brought a tear to my eye!

Mundane "normality" sounds great these days!

Hopefully...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 03:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,724
Posted By Machka

I ride longer to build endurance.

I ride longer to build endurance.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 681
Posted By Machka

Annual Walking Totals - to August 25 2015 -...

Annual Walking Totals - to August 25

2015 - 670.8 km
2016 - 670.2 km
2017 - 739.1 km
2018 - 860.1 km
2019 - 687.7 km
08-25-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 47,832
Posted By Machka

Annual Walking Totals - to August 25 2015 -...

Annual Walking Totals - to August 25

2015 - 670.8 km
2016 - 670.2 km
2017 - 739.1 km
2018 - 860.1 km
2019 - 687.7 km
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 03:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 681
Posted By Machka

Thanks! :) Sunday ... On Treadmill ... ...

Thanks! :)


Sunday ... On Treadmill ...

Distance: 5.78km

Elapsed Time: 1:01:37

Pace: 10:40/km
Forum: Foo
08-25-19, 03:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,377
Posted By Machka

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40689619163_b0...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40689619163_b061dc4378_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/machka-bb/with/40689619163/)
08-24-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,357
Posted By Machka

That would make me feel sick! I'd probably be...

That would make me feel sick! I'd probably be seeing the whole bottle on a projectile return trip into the ditch!

Sip your water. Nibble your food. Your stomach handles small quantities much...
08-24-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,289
Posted By Machka

16 years ago we met on the 2003 PBP 11 years...

16 years ago we met on the 2003 PBP
11 years ago we married after cycling a century.
10 years ago we started living together. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 681
Posted By Machka

Saturday 24 August ... Walked/ran 20 minutes...

Saturday 24 August ...

Walked/ran 20 minutes
Cycling indoors with Zwift 40 minutes

Rowan cycled "with" me for 25 minutes.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 681
Posted By Machka

August 24 is Rowan and my anniversary. :)...

August 24 is Rowan and my anniversary. :) Although we were married on August 24 in Canada, which is August 25 in Australia, it is August 24 here in Australia today, so we're celebrating today. Did...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 681
Posted By Machka

Your Weekend Ride Reports -- August 24/25

Happy Weekend. Tell us all about your cycling this weekend or week!

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08-23-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,225
Posted By Machka

We ride ... sometimes we pass people, sometimes...

We ride ... sometimes we pass people, sometimes people pass us. If they're on bicycles, there's rarely any issues/difficulties/problems. All good. :)

Cyclists tend to ride briskly on the main MUP...
08-23-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,053
Posted By Machka

And especially if you're going to use the toilet!

And especially if you're going to use the toilet!
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