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Flatbagger

  • joined Dec 18, 2008
  • last login Jul 26, 2014
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  • comments 2016

Cynical, witty Madone 6.5 rider with less nuts than Lance. Hardened the fuck up years ago and expect that everyone should do the same. Owner of six bikes, a fast car and a Volvo wagon adorned with PdC adornement. Lover of a dog and was once scared by a Pelican that took up residence in my pool. Like cycling a lot.

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  • Golf My Dad
  • NASCAR The Aussie guy
  • MMA my younger bro
  • Boxing My older brothers
  • Soccer Adelaide United
  • Cycling me
  • Tennis Stefan Edberg
  • General The Winona Ryders
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A Maverick in France

Maverick was my Mum's favourite T.V show, She absolutely adored James Garner and it was with sadness that I noted his passing earlier this week. Wiki defines the word as 'an unbranded range animal'...

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An Idiot Abroad.

Accident prone. I've never understood that phenomenon. As I child in Yorkshire my life was part Billy Elliot/part Parkour and I have plenty of scars to show for it. My Dad used to say if there was...

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2014 Tour de France...two old guys and a Volvo.

I was born in Leeds in 1960. My delivery crew were more concerned about the number of babies being delivered without arms and legs to be concerned that one of my testicles hadn't joined his mate...

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The Life of Cycling.

Hey guys! How ya all going? I've been a bit 'All things Bike' burned out recently...kinda mirrors life in general so I decided a while ago to spend less time in front of the computer and more time...

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Tour Down Under Stage Two from the sidelines.

There's a real Tour Down Under bandwagon these days and it's not just the one that throws out dangerous objects at unsuspecting injured old men. It started with the He Who Can Now Be Mentioned...

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Tour Down Under Cancer Council Classic....from the 1km to go spot.

The circus has hit town again and The Cannibal is here. via cdn3.media.cyclingnews.futurecdn.net Adelaide once again is host to the opening race of the Road Cycling season which despite a...

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That's Amore. Giro D'Italia...Zoncolan taking the long route.

It's Footy season here in Adelaide, I even got cold riding in the rain with my lovely lady yesterday.  Winter is just around the corner.  I don't often take leave from my work at this time of year,...

Amber Halliday Update Amber Halliday is showing all the right improvements Doctors and her family...

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Amber Halliday Update Amber Halliday is showing all the right improvements Doctors and her family have been hoping for. While there is no significant improvement slowly but surely Amber is heading in the right direction. Rest and sleep is the best medicine. She is aware of her surroundings and eating small portions of food. While not yet in deep conversation with those close to her, there are fleeting moments where she does respond to voices.

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TDU Stage 3...the roll of the dice.

Its funny how things work out sometimes. I've been ardently supporting and following the TDU since it's inception in 1999.  Back in those days I used to give my all supporting my local mates who's...

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T.D.U 2011 Stage One...photos from your man on the ground.

I'm a bit tardy getting my report on paper today...other things on my mind. Cycling is a dangerous sport and all those who race are well aware of the dangers, it is also a sport of beautiful people...

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What to do on a Monday night in Adelaide....race hard with the girls.

via sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net     Well...one could venture to one of the many cosmopolitan cafe's and restaurants  that light up this fair city I call home. You could head down and catch a sunset at...

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Cancer Council Classic wash-up...all the local Goss!!

Adelaide turned on another splendid evening for this years CCC, it couldn't have been a better evening for both riding and watching. I got myself a spot on the outside of the last corner and...

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2011 Cancer Council Classic

via sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net     I predict breakaway containing at least one young Aussie for half the distance.   I predict former teammates getting animated with each other in the run for...

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2011 Santos Tour Down Under alternative preview.

G'day. Me and me mates here in South Oz wanna take the time out to invite all you folks in the antipodes (and even further) to join us on a little tour of our own back-yard. I'll be fair dinkum...

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2011 Tour Down Under unofficial press release:

Tonight will see the meeting of two of the great Icons of the 21st Century Podium Cafe. The PdC Volvo and the PdC Banner will get to share the same space and time, right here in Adelaide. Last time...

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A lap of the World Championship RR course

  via sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net There's a few things you guys know pretty well about me. One...I love my cycling, especially racing. Two...I'm extremely patriotic when it comes to supporting my...

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2010 UCI World Championships Men's TT....(through the lens but with cold fingers).

  I must admit that when I heard that Geelong had been chosen as the venue for the 2010 U.C.I. World Championships I thought...why? It's an Industrial city, not very aesthetically pleasing and in...

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Elite Men's TT...will I get there alive?

         I thought I had the perfect plan but the God's are against me,,,perhaps I should have a word with Thor. I'm staying beach-front this week....on the Great Ocean Road. Being a cancerian I...

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Whitmore Square crits.

I haven't been feeling too well since the TDU.  Life was going good so i decided to ween off the happy pills that I'd been swallowin for a year or so.  It went OK for a while but then the bastard...

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TDU Stage 5...anyone wanna challenge the status of this 'RACE' now??

  via photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net   I'm still on a high!  What a day for the sport of cycling, for the Tour DownUnder and for all those of us that yell for a break....no matter who's in it, to succeed....

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TDU Day 4...The Longest Day.

     Thankfully the heat dissipated...a day like yesterday and there would have been a smear of dead cyclist across the road from the Community Challenge Tour for the Pro's to negotiate. I had to...

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TDU Stage 3. It's all about hydration.

 PHHeeewww! What a day! After watching this race from it's inception I've never missed a stage.  Sometimes I don't see the start...I rarely see the finish as I'm more of a 1km to go man but today...

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Pubs, puberty and a Red bike.

  via photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net    Stage 2 of the 2010 is done and dusted. Greipel won again in a bunch sprint after a small break got swallowed containing a race fit young up and coming Aussie and a...

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Tour Down Under, Stage 1: Tuesday (or Monday for some) in retrospect.

  via photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net I made a wanker of myself last night.. Being deaf, B, C, D and E can all sound the same.  I was surprised I'd been handicapped in C Grade as I've been racing Open A's...

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Ride Like Crazy to the Cancer Council Helpline Classic and back!!

    I had a few beers on Saturday night as I finished off the Limo. I set the alarm for 0530, had to be at the registration desk att The Ride Like crazy by 7 at the latest.  I've...

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Work in progress. TDU 2010 (the year of the new teams)

via photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net There just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day!!!  The Podium Cafe Limo is almost nearing completion and will be parked in strategic places along the route over...

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TDU 2010....The PdC Tour Limo needs appropriate livery.

via mellowjohnnyg2009tourdownunder.bigblog.com.au The wind is from the North.  It brings with it a dusty dryness that makes you just want to drink beer all day.  Training sometimes gets done...

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A hormonally depraved rant about Le Tour 2009...so far

  This is just totally self indulgent of me!

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Not about the Giro or drugs..or even a Dig at Lance.

I often question my passion about cycling.  I too have to suffer the indignance of defending my heroes only to be proven wrong again and again by the never ending soap opera that has become...

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A cycling lesson learned.

I've often written on this site of my relative triumphs in my first year of cycle racing and it's been a rapid progression through the local ranks with numerous wins this season. I started in D...

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