TreddlyWest


I do love a good laugh!
October 23, 2006, 10:39 pm
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Taster from  http://www.overheardinminneapolis.com/

Bike store Salesman helping mom and 13yr old daughter with a new bike seat.

Bike Guy: This is a women specific seat, it is specifically designed to to fit women better.

Mom to daughter: This will help you with freshness.



Stackhats
October 17, 2006, 6:43 pm
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I was doing a bit of bike spotting out of my new window at work today, and something made me smile. It seems a couple of our friendly bike couriers have donned the old Rosebank Stackhat. I think we were in Grade 3 when our parent were encouraged to get us all one. I loved my old Stackhat for about the first half hour. I thought we looked a bit “Tron” in them. Then Matt and I headbutted each other until my inner foam cracked…. Good times. We soon disovered they became extremely hot and heavy in summer and generally pretty uncool. As soon as I was out of sight from Mum, it would spend the rest of it’s life stashed in a bush somewhere near home.

They do look pretty cool and retro today on the couriers. Although I haven’t seen an orange one yet. Classic white, all the way…

Did you all have Stackhats back in the day, and if you did, which colour?
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BRESCIANO!
October 12, 2006, 7:54 pm
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I could watch that replay all day long…

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… even though we played a mostly under 23 Bahrain team, right in the middle of Ramadan.



Fireworks on Buckle Track
October 11, 2006, 10:40 pm
Filed under: Roid'n

How warm was it on Tuesday night? Winter’s really behind us now. I met up with Adamm for another night ride at Lysterfield, and could finally retire the long sleeves and leg warmers for the year.  I didn’t count on the humidity and only half filled my camelback with water, only to run out before the last few climbs back to the car. That won’t happen again.
It wasn’t the only hiccup.  We enjoyed a spectacular light show when Adam’s mate’s homemade light set shorted out after reconnecting it on the trail. We watched the sparks run down the wire to his battery, igniting it briefly before he could get his boot to it.  It was reconnected and mounted back on his bike without any problems and it didn’t miss a beat after that. He even had the brightest light by the end of the night, with our batteries getting low.  Inexpensive and hardy.

If you want a bike light recipe, here’s the link http://members.iinet.net.au/~fathers/lightstoc.htm



Shit week
September 28, 2006, 10:04 pm
Filed under: Life's Rants

We’re in the process of moving premises at work this week. My desk has become a temporary shelf, I’ve lost my chair several times, the dust has been set free from behind computers, storage cabinets and copiers, I’ve been working long hours without lunchbreaks and somehow managed to break a spoke along the way. I would normally be looking forward to a weekend to relax, but I’ll be there to unpack and set up again. I’m not really complaining, the extra cash will be welcomed and I don’t give a rats about the Grand Final. I’m just stuffed….

The new office on the corner of Bourke and William seems pretty cool. It’s more central than the back arse of Lonsdale street, and there’s so much more natural light in this place. I guess the first goal will be to find somewhere that makes decent coffee amongst the Gloria Jeans and Shitbucks stores everywhere. Hardware Lane should be a good bet. The hunt for a good Barista’s on!



September 26, 2006, 11:45 pm
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No new post…. just a new header…. how lazy….



Pugsley
September 20, 2006, 8:52 pm
Filed under: Roid'n

If you have a spare five minutes, click on the Surly link and check out Jakobs CSR Pugsley Adventure under Photo Gallery. For those who aren’t familiar with the Surly Pugsley, it’s your typical rigid singlespeed but with monster 3″ go anywhere tyres, in this case perfect for desert crossings. He’s customised it by chucking on a rear derailleur and who wouldn’t on a trip like that. I don’t know the exact distance he rode, but the pics are awesome and I love the spare wheel in tow.

Apparently someone rode in the last Kona 24 hour. I’m still waiting for Karl to buy one, well he said he would anyway… Otherwise with a bit of luck there’ll be one at the bike show to try and scam a ride on.