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    I'm assuming the verb

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    There are so many variations .
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    32 minutes. Good bike.

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    13 minutes off, roll resistance kills !
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    Phil, I've started to cycle to work again after not doing so for months (only 16k round trip). I think cycling needs at least 2 times a week for some sort of proficiency. Did the Grand Slam series in 2006, 200k on the last ride, can't believe I did it now. Managed to avoid lycra so far. See you tomorrow evening.

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    Having taken due note of the driving skills and attitudes of the local lads I have ceased riding my bike to town ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwaterline View Post
    Phil, I've started to cycle to work again after not doing so for months (only 16k round trip). I think cycling needs at least 2 times a week for some sort of proficiency. Did the Grand Slam series in 2006, 200k on the last ride, can't believe I did it now. Managed to avoid lycra so far. See you tomorrow evening.

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    I'm trying to get out every day-depends on weather though.

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    Seems I've joined Marine Rescue at an interesting time. All the VMR units recently came under the control of MRNSW. So all the training and qualifications change and now come under the one organization. Looks like I'm doing a fire fighting course later this month and I think it's going to be a bit more than a knapsack and a rakehoe.
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    Gary you will be doing fire fighting as in house fires , not bush fires.
    I did the course and refreshers 3 times , its a bit of fun.
    Hopefully your training facility has a better safety record than Fiskeville though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Portland View Post
    Gary you will be doing fire fighting as in house fires , not bush fires.
    I did the course and refreshers 3 times , its a bit of fun.
    Hopefully your training facility has a better safety record than Fiskeville though.
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    Yeah I figured as much Rob. I heard the term enclosed spaces used.
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    Yes , enclosed spaces.
    It is very good for a boat person though , most of it is common sense , but learning what chemicals to use on what fire , and how to apply it is good stuff.
    And for a big fire and big high pressure hoses , learning how to work as a team is good too.
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    Okay, it looks like it's not really free but it also looks nice! http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/east-...51101?mpch=ads

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    Ooookay, all the South Australians are out playing with the Y.., er, American visitor this evening, so this is a good opportunity to get things about SA off our chests. I'll start - how can they have a wooden boat industry there when the whole state doesn't have any wood except radiata? And how come Bruce is into rowing there when there's only a mere creek running through the city?

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    Um... we send it down by the semi load ... I've done my bit !
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    But SA used to have quite a viable boatbuilding industry once. Where did they get their timber from when you weren't around? Victoria, WA or were there once forests there with suitable timber?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Um... we send it down by the semi load ... I've done my bit !
    What,………….water?

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    In a way, the product of adequate water ... timber .
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    But SA used to have quite a viable boatbuilding industry once. Where did they get their timber from when you weren't around? Victoria, WA or were there once forests there with suitable timber?
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    There was a grain trade too, ships arriving for grain possibly with a timber cargo? A lot of oregon.
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    ehem

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    I'm not surprised that's all you can manage Bruce, all that SA wine under the belt after dinner.

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    I should say thanks to Ted for being such a great bloke, and for bringing us together today. We talked about Mirror Dinghies, The Great Boomerang Challenge, how much of a great bunch of guys the rest of the Antipodean Connections are, hatches, The Ghost, hatches again, Scamp, Mirror Dinghies, how fresh the garfish was, The Challenge (again), how someone here wrote a book for the rest of the guys here and sailing Mirror Dinghies in an assisted global circumnavigation.

    The rest of the guys will chime in with their take on the night's highlights. Those were mine.

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    So is Ted going to join the Haul?
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    So you all got really drunk then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    But SA used to have quite a viable boatbuilding industry once. Where did they get their timber from when you weren't around? Victoria, WA or were there once forests there with suitable timber?
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    I like that!

    No response from down south. Obviously all hung over.

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    Oregon, from, err Oregon I guess, and Jarrah, from WA. We now have no timber boatbuilding industry

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    Thanks Ted, for many thoughtful comments about how a specilised car/bike touring business might get itself up and running-I had a very enjoyable day. Things seemed to go downhill once we got stuck talking about boats of less than 12 feet in length, but it was good to catch up with some of the local lads-thanks for being the catalyst to make that happen. Enjoy the rest of your stay here.

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    I'm going to have to get stuck in to HS , I found out yesterday I need another shoulder reconstruction.
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    I hope someone had a camera for the occasion!?

    Good luck with the op' Rob! Nasty things to go through.
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    So, were there ever forests of tall timber in SA? I thought maybe towards the Flinders and in the wine growing areas there might have been some, or is it just too dry? Thinking it through though, I know in the early years of European settlement, pastoralists extended their territory a long way north in just a few years - to their detriment when the next drought occurred, of course, so I guess that wouldn't have happened so quickly if there'd been forests to clear?

    Are there any South Australian timbers that were used in boatbuilding?

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    Yes, good luck with that Rob! Sorry to hear it!

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    Nothing up North-the desert starts at about Gepps Cross. There were some big stands of redgum along the Eastern States Sewer Outfall (Some people call it the Murray) and down in the Coonawarra. I think.

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    Ted had the camera-he had an early start this morning to catch the KI ferry

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    The MDB - Australia's greatest embarrassment. Right, I forgot about the river gums.
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