Things done when not riding

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Beet, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. cobrin

    cobrin Live to Ride - Ride to Live

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    Currently, I finally finished a Rubics Cube, which is my trifecta of Rubics Magic.

    Kids gave the cube to me two weeks ago to solve because they couldn't and don't have the patience to see it through. In the mid 80s I got a Rubix Links that was my first Rubix 'anything' and enjoyed that a lot friends helped me solve it with my eyes closed. Later on the Rubix Clock were released and I were keen to have a crack at it. After a few days I solved it, it were the easiest of them all to solve which were a let down.

    I like puzzles to solve brain teasers especially the hands on ones like linked rings, sometimes even locks are great fun. Picking a lock or combination locks are good time suck. I have been enjoying this fellas work.
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  2. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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  3. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    My late friend Ken who got me into trail bikes way back when... was a very clever man. (He was a Doctor) Anyhow, he could solve a Rubix cube in just a few minutes....took me days.

    However..... being a devious bastard I took his Rubix cube in solved status and pulled it apart. (Turn the top layer to 45 deg and start at the corners)

    Threw all the bits into a tray and then assembled it in random order.

    What this does is totally upset the relationship of the colours to each other.

    Gave it back to him and asked him to solve it in front of me.... an hour later he is still working on it while i am pissing myself laughing.

    Try it!
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  4. prestonpaul

    prestonpaul What?

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    I managed 4 Aus championships (1 D grade and 3 C grade) before moving out bush. Now I’m a good 2 hours drive from the nearest brass band and only play with a local concert band. Sometimes I miss competing, but I suspect if i was still in a competing band I would miss not competing :D
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  5. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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  6. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    The main game for me ...

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  7. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward I don't even know where the box is.

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    It's always good to see a craftsman demonstrating skills developed over many years.
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  8. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    Over the past year been doing up the local school bus shelter. Was in great need of repair. image.jpeg
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  9. cobrin

    cobrin Live to Ride - Ride to Live

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    and ironically a Dictionary...Orgaic Produce?!?
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  10. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    Bugger, fix later. At least it will give locals a laugh. Thanks
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  11. vagueout

    vagueout Long timer

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    Very much as what i am planning, land and horses. Love to know more about your involvement in this.:*sip*
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  12. 59DEN

    59DEN Long timer

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    Haha at least it was not orgasmic
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  13. QDogg

    QDogg Hold my beer...

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    Curiosity got the better of me and I had to click the link...
    That was strangely satisfying and intriguing!
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  14. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    Orgyastic?
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  15. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    It's French!
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  16. cobrin

    cobrin Live to Ride - Ride to Live

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    In all honesty I thought it were some new fad of growing food, the results on googling it immediately confirmed my thoughts lol.
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  17. Crustyvarmint

    Crustyvarmint Back road wanderer

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    Lovely work there Leigh. Congratulations.
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  18. Muddler

    Muddler Long timer

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    The only thing that gives me a bigger buzz than bikes: doing 40kts in strong winds with big sail and skinny board.

    28ish kts board speed here
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    and cranking Gs in the gybe
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  19. bigdag

    bigdag vicarious rider, surfer..

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  20. GTinAus

    GTinAus nutsplitter

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    lately, all I seem to be doing is this... looking after these blokes... a bit akin to herding cats...

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    or getting dropped into remote areas, in the middle of State Forests, by this, and sitting with a refueling truck, with 30,000 liters of Jet A1, wondering which will get to you first, the chopper to lift you out, or the bloody fire..

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    and then, in my spare time, running the reloading of fixed wing bombers..

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    I am sure it will rain someday, and life will return to normal, AND, I may even get time to ride my bike...
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