Kiwi Mostly On Topic - Off Topic Chat Thread.

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Shaggie, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    I'll let them know that I am not happy. Let's hope they stand by their work, even if it's crap. Thanks for your input.
  2. Steve in NZ

    Steve in NZ scared/cheap

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    might come up your way for a ride this weekend. do i keep hard left or right coming up the drive :rofl
  3. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Funny you should be talking about driveways - I am getting quotes for mine at the moment - all 250m of it:cry

    Damn those pies
  4. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    Just come right up the middle. I hope you've been losing some weight, too.
  5. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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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 :D
  6. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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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 :D
  7. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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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.:D
  8. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    It would be, if I paid someone to do it.

    50k sounds very reasonable for this length of drive.
  9. Underground

    Underground unbefuckingbelievable

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    Gulp.....dont think I'll be doing my drive any time soon!
  10. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Sorry 25k total - 12.5k each & it'll be just graveled seal

    Might have been easier just buying a 4wd
  11. jafar

    jafar Been here awhile

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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 :deal
  12. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    Probably ok if you don't have the Dusty Butt group roosting through it. :D 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.
  13. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    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.
  14. warewolf

    warewolf Tyre critic

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    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 :lol3

    Not what I was thinking! :wink: If I get up to 70kg I start seriously looking at my diet and exercise.
  15. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    Man, you gotta live a little. You obviously need a couple of beers and a burger. :yum
  16. warewolf

    warewolf Tyre critic

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    Fantastic advice! :clap 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 :freaky
  17. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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

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    It hasn't finished growing yet though...
  18. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Standard KTM size isn't it?:evil
  19. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    Yep, right colour and everything.
  20. Underground

    Underground unbefuckingbelievable

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    Man you must have a small head......look at that tiny little helmet!