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Posted By Machka

We've picked up several 5000 mAh banks from the...

We've picked up several 5000 mAh banks from the local post office. I like them because they're flat so I can just tuck them int my handlebar bag and they don't take up any room.

I see you can get...
Forum: Foo
11-21-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 184
Posted By Machka

Australia doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving at all,...

Australia doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving at all, and only does a tiny bit for Halloween. So the Halloween decorations (very few) and Christmas decorations (more) start coming out about the same...
Forum: Foo
11-21-19, 01:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 184
Posted By Machka

Ummm ... is it the early 2000s? Christmas...

Ummm ... is it the early 2000s?

Christmas decorations etc. have been appearing in stores about mid-October for years.
Forum: Touring
11-20-19, 02:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By Machka

20 of them are in Australia ... and I've been to...

20 of them are in Australia ... and I've been to quite a few of them.

My tour in 2004 actually took in several by accident ... we started visiting them, realised a theme was developing and kept...
11-20-19, 02:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,780
Posted By Machka

Did you have an accident or serious health issue...

Did you have an accident or serious health issue to make you slow down at 64?
Forum: Foo
11-19-19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 715
Posted By Machka

Here you go ... 27 Super-Weird Things About...

Here you go ...

27 Super-Weird Things About The USA Every Australian Notices When Visiting

https://www.buzzfeed.com/jemimaskelley/questions-australia-travel-america-usa-differences


1. The...
Forum: Foo
11-19-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 715
Posted By Machka

There's also very little water involved. ...

There's also very little water involved.

Like this ...

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcQZQSP-us3Ny5PeK5c7idorIo_GKYu08unGobOsLlZ2cXGjR6Pi
Forum: Foo
11-18-19, 11:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 715
Posted By Machka

When you flush a toilet in Australia, the water...

When you flush a toilet in Australia, the water goes straight down. There's no swirling.

Different toilets entirely here.
11-16-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,500
Posted By Machka

I've been to my regular Dr who informed me that...

I've been to my regular Dr who informed me that it takes a month for cortisol levels to return to normal after the dose I was on. I'll continue to experience some of the above symptoms till then.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By Machka

We didn't ride either. Instead we...

We didn't ride either. Instead we hosted/organised/supported a 200 km randonnee. And we got a bit of walking in. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-19, 03:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By Machka

Your Weekend Ride Reports -- November 16/17

Tell us all about your cycling and other sports this weekend!! :)
11-12-19, 09:08 PM
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Views: 238
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: 520
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: 238
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: 56
Views: 1,596
Posted By Machka

Australia's Woolworths is completely different.

Australia's Woolworths is completely different.
Forum: Touring
11-11-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,596
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: 56
Views: 1,596
Posted By Machka

Yep ... two different brands found at Woollies.

Yep ... two different brands found at Woollies.
11-11-19, 02:05 AM
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Views: 1,500
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: 58
Views: 1,500
Posted By Machka

Have you considered an antidepressant?

Have you considered an antidepressant?
11-11-19, 01:11 AM
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Views: 1,500
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: 58
Views: 1,500
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: 58
Views: 1,500
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
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Views: 1,500
Posted By Machka

Have you gone off it yet?

Have you gone off it yet?
Forum: Touring
11-10-19, 11:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,596
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: 56
Views: 1,596
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: 228
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: 897
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: 228
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: 56
Views: 1,596
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
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Views: 1,500
Posted By Machka

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

Do you have something specific you're trying to achieve?
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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: 41
Views: 2,877
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: 1,854
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: 8,824
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: 8,824
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: 12
Views: 465
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: 8,824
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: 12
Views: 465
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: 872
Posted By Machka

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Forum: Touring
11-04-19, 02:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,278
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: 8,824
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: 8,824
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: 8,824
Posted By Machka

You haven't been?

You haven't been?
Forum: Foo
11-03-19, 03:05 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 8,824
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: 326
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: 8,824
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: 8,824
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: 8,824
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: 1,854
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: 326
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 /...
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