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Peter T
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Postby Peter T » 25 Oct 2011, 00:06

1. A raging coffee habit.

2. A drawer full of black knicks.

3. An obsession with the BOM.

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Trouty
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Postby Trouty » 25 Oct 2011, 05:52

....What is BOM? You might as well add:

4. An addiction to buying cycling products, and a never ending need (rephrase 'want') for a new bike
5. A house that resembles a workshop adorned by hanging wheels, bikes and bike products
6. A partner who is even more addicted than me as per point 4

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Postby mikesbytes » 25 Oct 2011, 07:15

7. A forum to communicate with my fellow bikers (when I should actually be working)

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Postby Lizanne » 25 Oct 2011, 07:19

8. A velodrome to 'train' at
9. the use up clip in shoes
10. the appreciation of a good ol' steel frame built up because of #4

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Postby Karzie » 25 Oct 2011, 07:23

Trouty wrote:....What is BOM?


Bureau Of Meteorology

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Postby timyone » 25 Oct 2011, 08:04

11. hours upon hours of crying and complaining about the route we have taken which did not need to join the dots between these mountains?!
12. totally cut looking calves
13. A community that seems like a continuation of my family some times...

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Postby orphic » 25 Oct 2011, 10:25

14. The attitude that I can do ANYTHING, no matter how big. And I don't need to "train" for it.
15. A bunch of friends who are happy to share a ride, a beer, a laugh and accept me for who I am.

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Postby timyone » 25 Oct 2011, 10:59

Lol!! At 14! That's the spirit :D it's amazing what our lads and lasses have done just by turning up?!! Hung over, sick or otherwise!

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Michael
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Postby Michael » 25 Oct 2011, 11:03

16. Firmer buttocks

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Dougie
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Postby Dougie » 25 Oct 2011, 12:53

1. A raging coffee habit.
2. A drawer full of black knicks.
3. An obsession with the BOM.
4. An addiction to buying cycling products, and a never ending need (rephrase 'want') for a new bike
5. A house that resembles a workshop adorned by hanging wheels, bikes and bike products
6. A partner who is even more addicted than me as per point 4
7. A forum to communicate with my fellow bikers (when I should actually be working)
8. A velodrome to 'train' at
9. the use up clip in shoes
10. the appreciation of a good ol' steel frame built up because of #4
11. hours upon hours of crying and complaining about the route we have taken which did not need to join the dots between these mountains?!
12. totally cut looking calves
13. A community that seems like a continuation of my family some times...
14. The attitude that I can do ANYTHING, no matter how big. And I don't need to "train" for it.
15. A bunch of friends who are happy to share a ride, a beer, a laugh and accept me for who I am.
16. Firmer buttocks
17. Nobody telling me that I look horrible in Lycra
18. Being a hero for pushing wind in the bunch ........being a villain at home every single time i break wind!
19. Able to unleast the furry without being considered culturally offensive


copy and paste. keep it tight now

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Postby andrewb » 25 Oct 2011, 13:14

20. Yet Another Expensive and Time-Consuming Hobby
21. The expression "nothing much, just 50km” to describe a saturday morning ride to family or friends.

<nerd>Keep it tight: O(N) scales much more nicely than O(N^2) </nerd>

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Postby mikesbytes » 25 Oct 2011, 13:36

1. A raging coffee habit.
2. A drawer full of black knicks.
3. An obsession with the BOM.
4. An addiction to buying cycling products, and a never ending need (rephrase 'want') for a new bike
5. A house that resembles a workshop adorned by hanging wheels, bikes and bike products
6. A partner who is even more addicted than me as per point 4
7. A forum to communicate with my fellow bikers (when I should actually be working)
8. A velodrome to 'train' at
9. the use up clip in shoes
10. the appreciation of a good ol' steel frame built up because of #4
11. hours upon hours of crying and complaining about the route we have taken which did not need to join the dots between these mountains?!
12. totally cut looking calves
13. A community that seems like a continuation of my family some times...
14. The attitude that I can do ANYTHING, no matter how big. And I don't need to "train" for it.
15. A bunch of friends who are happy to share a ride, a beer, a laugh and accept me for who I am.
16. Firmer buttocks
17. Nobody telling me that I look horrible in Lycra
18. Being a hero for pushing wind in the bunch ........being a villain at home every single time i break wind!
19. Able to unleash the furry without being considered culturally offensive
20. Yet Another Expensive and Time-Consuming Hobby
21. The expression "nothing much, just 50km” to describe a Saturday morning ride to family or friends.
22. The 80k recovery ride "wasn't raining so I decided to roll my legs"

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Michael
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Postby Michael » 25 Oct 2011, 14:35

1. A raging coffee habit.
2. A drawer full of black knicks.
3. An obsession with the BOM.
4. An addiction to buying cycling products, and a never ending need (rephrase 'want') for a new bike
5. A house that resembles a workshop adorned by hanging wheels, bikes and bike products
6. A partner who is even more addicted than me as per point 4
7. A forum to communicate with my fellow bikers (when I should actually be working)
8. A velodrome to 'train' at
9. the use up clip in shoes
10. the appreciation of a good ol' steel frame built up because of #4
11. hours upon hours of crying and complaining about the route we have taken which did not need to join the dots between these mountains?!
12. totally cut looking calves
13. A community that seems like a continuation of my family some times...
14. The attitude that I can do ANYTHING, no matter how big. And I don't need to "train" for it.
15. A bunch of friends who are happy to share a ride, a beer, a laugh and accept me for who I am.
16. Firmer buttocks
17. Nobody telling me that I look horrible in Lycra
18. Being a hero for pushing wind in the bunch ........being a villain at home every single time i break wind!
19. Able to unleast the furry without being considered culturally offensive
20. Yet Another Expensive and Time-Consuming Hobby
21. The expression "nothing much, just 50km” to describe a saturday morning ride to family or friends.
22. The 80k recovery ride "wasn't raining so I decided to roll my legs"
23. The ability to identify a fellow rider by their bike when I can’t remember their name.("Good morning Scott" "Hey Mr TCR")

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Trouty
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Postby Trouty » 25 Oct 2011, 17:47

I missed point 16 - my buttocks don't feel any firmer than when I started, how come I missed out. Keep the post's going - it's all very entertaining

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Postby Eleri » 25 Oct 2011, 18:32

1. A raging coffee habit.
2. A drawer full of black knicks.
3. An obsession with the BOM.
4. An addiction to buying cycling products, and a never ending need (rephrase 'want') for a new bike
5. A house that resembles a workshop adorned by hanging wheels, bikes and bike products
6. A partner who is even more addicted than me as per point 4
7. A forum to communicate with my fellow bikers (when I should actually be working)
8. A velodrome to 'train' at
9. the use up clip in shoes
10. the appreciation of a good ol' steel frame built up because of #4
11. hours upon hours of crying and complaining about the route we have taken which did not need to join the dots between these mountains?!
12. totally cut looking calves
13. A community that seems like a continuation of my family some times...
14. The attitude that I can do ANYTHING, no matter how big. And I don't need to "train" for it.
15. A bunch of friends who are happy to share a ride, a beer, a laugh and accept me for who I am.
16. Firmer buttocks
17. Nobody telling me that I look horrible in Lycra
18. Being a hero for pushing wind in the bunch ........being a villain at home every single time i break wind!
19. Able to unleast the furry without being considered culturally offensive
20. Yet Another Expensive and Time-Consuming Hobby
21. The expression "nothing much, just 50km” to describe a saturday morning ride to family or friends.
22. The 80k recovery ride "wasn't raining so I decided to roll my legs"
23. The ability to identify a fellow rider by their bike when I can’t remember their name.("Good morning Scott" "Hey Mr TCR")
24. The opportunity to be on the committee AND re-draft the constitution and hopefully keep the sock rule in
25. Adventures and people to go on adventures with

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Postby mikesbytes » 25 Oct 2011, 19:20

Trouty wrote:I missed point 16 - my buttocks don't feel any firmer than when I started, how come I missed out. Keep the post's going - it's all very entertaining


Stop feeling your buttocks

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Postby Rainbow » 25 Oct 2011, 19:27

1. A raging coffee habit.
2. A drawer full of black knicks.
3. An obsession with the BOM.
4. An addiction to buying cycling products, and a never ending need (rephrase 'want') for a new bike
5. A house that resembles a workshop adorned by hanging wheels, bikes and bike products
6. A partner who is even more addicted than me as per point 4
7. A forum to communicate with my fellow bikers (when I should actually be working)
8. A velodrome to 'train' at
9. the use up clip in shoes
10. the appreciation of a good ol' steel frame built up because of #4
11. hours upon hours of crying and complaining about the route we have taken which did not need to join the dots between these mountains?!
12. totally cut looking calves
13. A community that seems like a continuation of my family some times...
14. The attitude that I can do ANYTHING, no matter how big. And I don't need to "train" for it.
15. A bunch of friends who are happy to share a ride, a beer, a laugh and accept me for who I am.
16. Firmer buttocks
17. Nobody telling me that I look horrible in Lycra
18. Being a hero for pushing wind in the bunch ........being a villain at home every single time i break wind!
19. Able to unleast the furry without being considered culturally offensive
20. Yet Another Expensive and Time-Consuming Hobby
21. The expression "nothing much, just 50km” to describe a saturday morning ride to family or friends.
22. The 80k recovery ride "wasn't raining so I decided to roll my legs"
23. The ability to identify a fellow rider by their bike when I can’t remember their name.("Good morning Scott" "Hey Mr TCR")
24. The opportunity to be on the committee AND re-draft the constitution and hopefully keep the sock rule in
25. Adventures and people to go on adventures with
26. A husband!

Tod511
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Postby Tod511 » 25 Oct 2011, 21:39

1. A raging coffee habit.
2. A drawer full of black knicks.
3. An obsession with the BOM.
4. An addiction to buying cycling products, and a never ending need (rephrase 'want') for a new bike
5. A house that resembles a workshop adorned by hanging wheels, bikes and bike products
6. A partner who is even more addicted than me as per point 4
7. A forum to communicate with my fellow bikers (when I should actually be working)
8. A velodrome to 'train' at
9. the use up clip in shoes
10. the appreciation of a good ol' steel frame built up because of #4
11. hours upon hours of crying and complaining about the route we have taken which did not need to join the dots between these mountains?!
12. totally cut looking calves
13. A community that seems like a continuation of my family some times...
14. The attitude that I can do ANYTHING, no matter how big. And I don't need to "train" for it.
15. A bunch of friends who are happy to share a ride, a beer, a laugh and accept me for who I am.
16. Firmer buttocks
17. Nobody telling me that I look horrible in Lycra
18. Being a hero for pushing wind in the bunch ........being a villain at home every single time i break wind!
19. Able to unleash the furry without being considered culturally offensive
20. Yet Another Expensive and Time-Consuming Hobby
21. The expression "nothing much, just 50km” to describe a Saturday morning ride to family or friends.
22. The 80k recovery ride "wasn't raining so I decided to roll my legs"
23. The ability to identify a fellow rider by their bike when I can’t remember their name.("Good morning Scott" "Hey Mr TCR")
24. The opportunity to be on the committee AND re-draft the constitution and hopefully keep the sock rule in
25. Adventures and people to go on adventures with
26. A husband!
27. A reason to get out of bed at 5.40am on a Sunday and ride out the garage at 6.00am no matter how dark, cold or windy.

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Stuart
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Postby Stuart » 26 Oct 2011, 13:36

hmm - I actually liked it when I knew who was posting what ... and I totally repudiate the claim that I buy more bicycle parts than Joanne.

I might put the end list up on the homepage - say after the 28th.

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Karzie
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Postby Karzie » 26 Oct 2011, 13:38

Stuart wrote:... and I totally repudiate the claim that I buy more bicycle parts than Joanne.


You didn't know she's using your credit card?.......

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Postby timyone » 26 Oct 2011, 15:32

Yeah I liked the original just add your points, I am never into these copy and paste jobs!

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Postby andrewb » 26 Oct 2011, 16:07

haha.

28th. The chance to ride and have a coffee with PeterT and the rest of the lovely, funny and smart people who ARE the club.


timyone wrote:Yeah I liked the original just add your points, I am never into these copy and paste jobs!

That's what I said :
andrewb wrote:<nerd>Keep it tight: O(N) scales much more nicely than O(N^2) </nerd>

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mr mojo
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Postby mr mojo » 26 Oct 2011, 16:37

Don't mean to spoil the frivolity and get too serious but for me its...

29. Improved health (when I joined the club just over a year ago my BP was somewhere near 150/90. Two weeks ago it was back into normal range :D )
30. Another reason to have a coffee (which may have contributed to point 28 :( )

Cheers
Spiros

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Stuart
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Postby Stuart » 26 Oct 2011, 17:12

And here's what Sydney Uni Velo had to say about this thread on Twitter (after we tweeted link to this thread on the club account).

@DulwichHillBC Fantastic stuff, point 26 very funny.You guys must be doing something right. Cycling clubs are so much more than just bikes.

Very True and a big thank you to Pete T for starting what's shaping up to become a classic thread.

another Twitter comment:

@DulwichHillBC the thought of Michael unleashing his "furry" is quite disturbing... bit.ly/sNNvqt

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Stuart
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Postby Stuart » 26 Oct 2011, 17:48

Oh, and here's my three thoughts, after many of my original ones were already taken: DHBC is a great club: respect !

31: A new meaning for 'my legs, my legs, I can't feel my legs';
32; A real reason to visit the local Asian 'massage' joint post ride;
33. France from a whole new perspective;

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Postby jimmy » 27 Oct 2011, 07:22

34. A chance for guys to talk about shaving their legs with the girls.

I'm also tempted to try and put something in there about interval training giving you extra endurance (nudge nudge, wink wink)

James

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Postby Tod511 » 27 Oct 2011, 09:14

35. The honour of wearing its prestigious red jersey.

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Postby timyone » 27 Oct 2011, 11:55

36. A flat tire competition to think about every time I am at the side of the road instead of concentrating on every thing else that is going wrong!

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Postby Lizanne » 27 Oct 2011, 12:30

37. A wealth of knowledge, skills, and bike parts that are all happily shared around.
38. The fixie century, adventure rides and other ‘good’ ideas.

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Postby weiyun » 27 Oct 2011, 12:46

39. Adventure Rides™

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mr mojo
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Postby mr mojo » 28 Oct 2011, 12:28

40. A wardrobe full of jeans that are now too tight around the thighs.

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Postby timyone » 28 Oct 2011, 12:31

(I like that last one :D I have a pair of pants that I am trying to grow out of though the gym!!!!!)

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Postby jonboy » 28 Oct 2011, 17:12

41. Eight pairs of trousers that are now two sizes too big for me...
42. Cheaper Christmas / birthday presents for the family

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Postby Lizanne » 28 Oct 2011, 18:08

43. LINDSAY!

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Trouty
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Postby Trouty » 28 Oct 2011, 19:08

Lizanne wrote:43. LINDSAY!


That's a good one Lizanne, almost as good as the point "Husband" - that was a cracker.

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Postby Camilla » 28 Oct 2011, 21:01

Yeah. No 43 is the best.
44. Constructive procrastination: a healthy body promotes a healthy mind.

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Postby timyone » 28 Oct 2011, 21:29

I considered putting lindsey! And al!

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Postby Camilla » 29 Oct 2011, 09:18

45. A reason to eat whatever I want whenever I want
46. A disturbing shortage of weekend clothes that aren't body hugging
47. An instant, ever growing group of socio-politico-culturally diverse friends that can advise, amuse and amaze me on topics ranging from re-wiring a house to brewing beer, from saving lives to building an underwater robot, genetics, public housing, national security ... Just about anything I should care to know about.

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Postby weiyun » 29 Oct 2011, 10:26

48. Go slow Saturday... Saturday Slowies.
49. Waterfall Ride... Yet still haven't found that mythical waterfall, let alone riding down it.

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Dougie
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Postby Dougie » 31 Oct 2011, 09:02

My Club gives me ........

50. An Alibi!

The bride thinks I am having an affair. It's perfect cover for getting out of the house at odd hours, random withdrawals from the joint bank account, coming home hot and sweaty, and secretive text messages and emails. Couldn't be better!

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Postby Eleri » 31 Oct 2011, 12:01

Dougie wrote:My Club gives me ........

50. An Alibi!

The bride thinks I am having an affair. It's perfect cover for getting out of the house at odd hours, random withdrawals from the joint bank account, coming home hot and sweaty, and secretive text messages and emails. Couldn't be better!


So when you got a fat lip recently, you didn't say what really happened? :P

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Postby GregGreco » 31 Oct 2011, 22:47

51. A chance to ride in a great bunch, (DHBC Peloton).
52. An excuse to buy a new road bike.

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 01 Nov 2011, 08:13

53. A bogan cycling tan that makes shopping for clothes ever so slightly more difficult!
54. Making new friends as an adult that is usually nigh on impossible once one has left Uni.

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Michael
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Postby Michael » 04 Nov 2011, 09:55

55. Hope - of not turning into Mr Likea Biker - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flk_dVHJWnk

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Postby rhys » 05 Nov 2011, 21:05

56. A gauge of my performance against people who are consistent.
57. Friends of all ages/races/occupations
58. Comfort, knowing there are other people who don't consider riding in circles boring.
59. People who understand that while you may be trying to hurt them, it's only because you care about them

most of all
60. A catalyst for general self-improvement, and another medium that I can pass on some awesome to other people.

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Postby jbcow » 11 Nov 2011, 13:16

61. A surreal night of track racing with glow-sticks and bizarrely mesmerising blue spinning lights in the wheels


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