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11-12-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By Machka

We used them during the 8 months we travelled...

We used them during the 8 months we travelled around the world in 2012, and many times since. I think they've gone in checked baggage, but I know they are small enough to use for carry on.
11-12-19, 02:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By Machka

If the exercises are done correctly, there should...

If the exercises are done correctly, there should be no "torn little chest or shoulder muscle or a screaming quad muscle - blah, blah, blah".

Ease into it and do the exercise correctly.
11-12-19, 02:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By Machka

Get the Sea to Summit "Travelling Light" bags. ...

Get the Sea to Summit "Travelling Light" bags.

https://seatosummit.com/product-category/travelling-light/travel-packable-bags/


The blue one is the duffel bag and the purple one is the...
Forum: Touring
11-11-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,161
Posted By Machka

Australia's Woolworths is completely different.

Australia's Woolworths is completely different.
Forum: Touring
11-11-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,161
Posted By Machka

When we've toured, we almost always have a couple...

When we've toured, we almost always have a couple packets of ramen/oriental noodles in our bags. If it comes down to it (and it did once) a bowl of those each can be dinner. It's not ideal, but it's...
Forum: Touring
11-11-19, 04:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,161
Posted By Machka

Yep ... two different brands found at Woollies.

Yep ... two different brands found at Woollies.
11-11-19, 02:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 831
Posted By Machka

Or ... it could making you feel much, much worse....

Or ... it could making you feel much, much worse. Like it did with me.
11-11-19, 02:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 831
Posted By Machka

Have you considered an antidepressant?

Have you considered an antidepressant?
11-11-19, 01:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 831
Posted By Machka

I was also very cranky, irritable, and "down" on...

I was also very cranky, irritable, and "down" on Friday ... a "black" day. Dark thoughts, emotional.

Low blood pressure & trouble standing. My head would swim.
Low blood sugar.

It was not...
11-11-19, 12:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 831
Posted By Machka

I mentioned in the Weekend Rides thread being bit...

I mentioned in the Weekend Rides thread being bit by a spider and having complication with the medication they gave me and with going off that medication.

That medication was Panafcortelone which...
11-11-19, 12:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 831
Posted By Machka

Well, I've used Ginkgo Biloba (although not much...

Well, I've used Ginkgo Biloba (although not much in recent months because it has a negative interaction with another medication I take), and it may have given me slightly more energy, possibly. But...
11-11-19, 12:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 831
Posted By Machka

Have you gone off it yet?

Have you gone off it yet?
Forum: Touring
11-10-19, 11:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,161
Posted By Machka

So if you go to your local grocery store, then...

So if you go to your local grocery store, then you're familiar with pasta meals and rice meals.

https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/browse/pantry/pasta-rice-grains/pasta-meals
...
Forum: Touring
11-10-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,161
Posted By Machka

I'm with you. And we ended up eating some...

I'm with you.


And we ended up eating some sort of European brand of camping food at one place in Europe too because the campground was near a Decathlon Sporting Goods store, but other food...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 05:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 204
Posted By Machka

Nothing much for us this weekend. I was bit...

Nothing much for us this weekend.

I was bit by something (suspect spider) about 9 days ago, and put on medication for it when it started to spread up my arm. Between the bite, the side effects of...
Forum: Foo
11-10-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 781
Posted By Machka

We've put together a home gym. If we were to...

We've put together a home gym.

If we were to go elsewhere, it would be inconvenient and cost roughly $1000/year.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 204
Posted By Machka

Your Weekend Ride Reports -- November 9/10

Tell us all about your cycling and other sports this weekend!! Or on surrounding days. :)
Forum: Touring
11-10-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,161
Posted By Machka

Do you go to your local grocery stores and...

Do you go to your local grocery stores and camping/sporting goods stores?
11-10-19, 04:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 831
Posted By Machka

Do you have something specific you're trying to...

Do you have something specific you're trying to achieve?
Replies: 12
Views: 1,888
Posted By Machka

We're running a 200 km randonnee with 4,249 m...

We're running a 200 km randonnee with 4,249 m (13940 feet) of climbing.

The maximum time limit is 13.5 hours.
Forum: Touring
11-07-19, 01:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,313
Posted By Machka

I don't think I've ever trained for touring ......

I don't think I've ever trained for touring ... but I do train for the long distance event I've done in the middle of most of my tours. I also ride quite a bit just generally.

I also tend to go...
Forum: Foo
11-06-19, 02:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,832
Posted By Machka

If you want "Shades of Blue" that sounds good to...

If you want "Shades of Blue" that sounds good to me. :) Unless there are some immediate objections, feel free to start the November thread.
Forum: Foo
11-04-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 8,405
Posted By Machka

I can think of one. This was back in the...

I can think of one.

This was back in the mid 1980s. He was an older guy who retired not long after that, and everyone called him Mr. LastName.

Since then I've been on a first name basis with...
Forum: Foo
11-04-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 8,405
Posted By Machka

https://insiderguides.com.au/australian-etiquette/...

https://insiderguides.com.au/australian-etiquette/

"Even in formal situations, Australians tend to prefer first names. Calling someone (even your boss) Mr or Miss, Sir or Ma’am can sound a bit...
11-04-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By Machka

Bonking is essentially low blood sugar. If you...

Bonking is essentially low blood sugar. If you look up the symptoms of low blood sugar, you'll a list of what you'd be in for if you were to bonk.

Also, bonking is a progression. As indicated in...
Forum: Foo
11-04-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 8,405
Posted By Machka

Rowan's main Dr and I communicate by email...

Rowan's main Dr and I communicate by email relatively frequently. She "signs" her emails with her first name, as do I. :)

When we bumped into her and her family in one of the local hardware stores...
11-04-19, 03:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By Machka

I also have bonked on a long ride or two ... it's...

I also have bonked on a long ride or two ... it's not pretty. As I recall there was dry heaving, an incredible amount of pain, and lying in the ditch wishing I were dead.

And it takes a long time...
Forum: Foo
11-04-19, 02:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 842
Posted By Machka

clemsongirl colorider Seattle Forrest

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Forum: Touring
11-04-19, 02:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,140
Posted By Machka

Hi-vis yellow does fade after a while. I have a...

Hi-vis yellow does fade after a while. I have a vest that is quite a pale yellow now, after about 8 years of cycling in the sun. :)
Forum: Foo
11-04-19, 02:27 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 8,405
Posted By Machka

I refer to my Dr by her first name and she calls...

I refer to my Dr by her first name and she calls me my first name. :) I can't think of a medical person I don't refer to by first name.

In the beginning I might call the Dr ... Dr FirstName.

...
Forum: Foo
11-03-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 8,405
Posted By Machka

But what did you say? "Hey ... you!" ...

But what did you say?

"Hey ... you!"
"Julie ... could you check my IV?"
"Nurse! Nurse!"


She probably called you by name because that's what we're taught nowadays. Make service personal and...
Forum: Foo
11-03-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 8,405
Posted By Machka

You haven't been?

You haven't been?
Forum: Foo
11-03-19, 03:05 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 8,405
Posted By Machka

I can almost guarantee you've made some "customer...

I can almost guarantee you've made some "customer of the day" lists. :lol: But it kinda sounds like you set out to accomplish that. :)


How did you refer to her?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-19, 01:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 306
Posted By Machka

Sunday -- we participated in a shorter version of...

Sunday -- we participated in a shorter version of the first ride of the Audax season!! It was a lovely ride, and the organiser and his family put on a good BBQ after. There were about 17 or 18...
Forum: Foo
11-02-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 8,405
Posted By Machka

"Susan", "Melissa", "Jane", "Carol", "Yu Yan",...

"Susan", "Melissa", "Jane", "Carol", "Yu Yan", "Chen", "Li", "Deepa", "Mythri", "Ananya" ... or whatever her name is. :)
Forum: Foo
11-02-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 8,405
Posted By Machka

Did she pronounce your first name incorrectly?

Did she pronounce your first name incorrectly?
Forum: Foo
11-02-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 8,405
Posted By Machka

They are very much a regional/cultural thing. ...

They are very much a regional/cultural thing.


Incidentally, if you don't know the name of the person or prefer not to use it, when someone asks if you'd like something, you can say, "Oh yes...
Forum: Foo
11-02-19, 03:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,832
Posted By Machka

Have you decided on your theme? :)

Have you decided on your theme? :)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-19, 03:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 306
Posted By Machka

Saturday -- rainy day. Much needed this spring....

Saturday -- rainy day. Much needed this spring. :) So the exercise was indoors today.


Rowing

Distance: 2,059m
Time: 13:09

............... Avg.... / ...... Max
Speed: .... 3:11/500m /...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-19, 02:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 306
Posted By Machka

Your Weekend Ride Reports -- November 2/3

Welcome to the first weekend of November!! Tell us all about your cycling or other sports. Anyone have snow yet?
Forum: Foo
11-02-19, 02:43 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 8,405
Posted By Machka

They are very much a regional/cultural thing.

They are very much a regional/cultural thing.
Forum: Foo
11-01-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 8,405
Posted By Machka

What it boils down to is that the terms "sir" and...

What it boils down to is that the terms "sir" and "ma'am" are not necessary in order to be polite. They are very much a regional/cultural thing.

However, I think that greeting (hello, good...
11-01-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,158
Posted By Machka

Put cycle computers on the bicycles to find out...

Put cycle computers on the bicycles to find out for sure.

Make sure the bicycle is set up correctly.
11-01-19, 03:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,344
Posted By Machka

I've been cycling "seriously" since 1990. Got...

I've been cycling "seriously" since 1990. Got into racing for a while. Then got into randonneuring.

There was a point in time in my early 30s when my knees were bothering me to the point that I...
Forum: Foo
10-31-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 8,405
Posted By Machka

Canada doesn't use ma'am or sir either. I spent...

Canada doesn't use ma'am or sir either. I spent 40 years there ... rarely heard it and never used it. Most of the times I would have heard it would have been from visiting USA people.


But, from...
Forum: Foo
10-31-19, 02:24 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 8,405
Posted By Machka

Oh dear. Hmmm ... I wonder if she...

Oh dear.


Hmmm ... I wonder if she addressed the chorus girls who had affairs with her husband as "ma'am".
Forum: Foo
10-31-19, 12:29 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 8,405
Posted By Machka

I've asked before but I will ask again as it...

I've asked before but I will ask again as it wasn't answered ... where? Where is all this written? Where is it a thing?
Forum: Foo
10-30-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 8,405
Posted By Machka

:lol: That and ... "No worries, she'll be...

:lol:

That and ... "No worries, she'll be right mate!"



Actually, no idea ... I don't think I've met anyone in the military here. I have met one who used to be in the navy some time ago,...
Forum: Foo
10-30-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 8,405
Posted By Machka

OK, now I'm beginning to this some of you are...

OK, now I'm beginning to this some of you are pulling our legs. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 04:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By Machka

Masters in IT. :)

Masters in IT. :)
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