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Old 01-29-2013, 10:42 PM   #586
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I use it with a heart rate monitor on my droid phone and get a gps trace and a heart rate monitor to show the calories I burn.
I used as many calories going from Nelson to Pelorus on the TT350 as mtb'ing for an hour...

Justify that ice cream
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:48 PM   #587
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I've paid $22000 for all my concrete work. The drive is about 30m, the area in front of the garage plus the patio and some paths. Just get a mixer and wheel barrow, that will do wonders for your weight
Ours will cost about $25k but split between us & neighbours.
Thats about the same price as a service for a new beemer.

Nordie we didn't exactly take the fricking easy way to Pelorus - I reckon we would have justified a family bucket of KFC.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:14 AM   #588
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Ours will cost about $25k but split between us & neighbours.
Thats about the same price as a service for a new beemer.

Nordie we didn't exactly take the fricking easy way to Pelorus - I reckon we would have justified a family bucket of KFC.
It would be, if I paid someone to do it.

50k sounds very reasonable for this length of drive.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:00 AM   #589
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Ours will cost about $25k but split between us & neighbours.
Thats about the same price as a service for a new beemer.
Gulp.....dont think I'll be doing my drive any time soon!
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:58 AM   #590
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It would be, if I paid someone to do it.

50k sounds very reasonable for this length of drive.
Sorry 25k total - 12.5k each & it'll be just graveled seal

Might have been easier just buying a 4wd
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:24 AM   #591
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Sorry 25k total - 12.5k each & it'll be just graveled seal

Might have been easier just buying a 4wd
Whats the life expectancy of that in comparison with concrete???

My brother has a drive of a similar length & they used compacted rock
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:28 PM   #592
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Whats the life expectancy of that in comparison with concrete???

My brother has a drive of a similar length & they used compacted rock
Probably ok if you don't have the Dusty Butt group roosting through it. I much prefer a drive that's properly sealed and can be kept clean and does not generate dust. I remember seeing all that sump oil sprayed onto the road, down south. Quite effective, but very Third World.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:30 PM   #593
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Whats the life expectancy of that in comparison with concrete???

My brother has a drive of a similar length & they used compacted rock
It would be a fraction of the life expectancy of concrete however prob 1/2 the price too as well as not so slippery in the frosty moments. There has been a fair bit of deflection as the main problem is the base coarse under the seal is bad & turns to mud during heavy rains (which we seem to get once a year). The water runs into a pothole at the top of the drive & sluices out huge amounts of foundation out of a lower hole 20-30m further down the driveway.
Our existing one has been there since about 1984 & has many big holes in it. I have patched them up over the 14years i've been here but there comes a time when things have to be done right.

Judging by the way a couple of companies haven't returned any calls for competitive quotes i would say they have their hands full at the mo.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:57 PM   #594
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looking for an app for my phone...

i use RunMaker to record my running/hill walks and share this on FB

Was thinking today as my son and I cruised on the bike that it would be quite cool if there was a similar app for recording rides and then sharing them on FB too - anyone?
For those on Androids like me: I use RunKeeper for human-powered stuff (walk, run, cycle) and Google's My Tracks for motorbiking. Both use Google's map base and import/export as Google Maps, Google Earth and GPS files. You can use RunKeeper for motorised stuff, but then it shows in your fitness regime as burning a heckuva lot more calories than you actually did! I'd like to record my orienteering as well, but using a GPS is not exactly in the spirit of the sport

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Bah - you lot are a bunch of lightweights.
Not what I was thinking! If I get up to 70kg I start seriously looking at my diet and exercise.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:12 AM   #595
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Not what I was thinking! If I get up to 70kg I start seriously looking at my diet and exercise.
Man, you gotta live a little. You obviously need a couple of beers and a burger.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:35 AM   #596
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Man, you gotta live a little. You obviously need a couple of beers and a burger.
Fantastic advice! But as I sit here swilling an outstanding 7-hop craft brew from a 2L rigger and munching potato crisps, I can't help but think maybe it's not what goes in but what I'm sweating out that's to blame here
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:02 PM   #597
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I've been playing around with some new helmet designs

I might hollow this thing out and attach a visor...





It hasn't finished growing yet though...
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:47 PM   #598
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Standard KTM size isn't it?
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:30 PM   #599
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Standard KTM size isn't it?
Yep, right colour and everything.
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Man you must have a small head......look at that tiny little helmet!
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