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by Ben Sturmfels
Sat 25 Mar 2006, 11:39 am
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Team Misadventure
Replies: 10
Views: 1393

Discussion continues in the <a href="http://www.bv.com.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=921">Great Vic Bike Ride forum</a>.

PS. We can easily move topics folks, so feel free to ask a <a href="http://www.bv.com.au/forums/groupcp.php?g=9">moderator</a>.
by Ben Sturmfels
Sat 04 Feb 2006, 1:18 am
Forum: 2006 Great Western Australian Bike Ride discussion
Topic: Who lives in Perth and is going on this trip??
Replies: 54
Views: 8589

Quick tip : There's no need to quote the entire post that directly precedes yours. Use a quote if you're replying to a specific part of the previous post or to a post earlier on in the discussion. Quotes are there to give your post some context, so chop off any irrelevant parts. That will save us a...
by Ben Sturmfels
Fri 03 Feb 2006, 12:06 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Why bike riders have a bad name
Replies: 45
Views: 5172

Vinny, You suggested earlier that because people break copyright law, they should be able to ride through red lights. You've now implied that the laws are stupid because some people are stupid. Those aren't logical conclusions. Sure, some intersections aren't best suited to bikes -- eg. pedestrian c...
by Ben Sturmfels
Mon 23 Jan 2006, 1:12 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell & Swap
Topic: Buy Sell Swap Forum Guidelines
Replies: 1
Views: 4833

Buy Sell Swap Forum Guidelines

Due to popular demand, this forum is now open to buying, selling and swapping any kind of cycling equipment!

Please note that Bicycle Victoria takes no responsibility for the descriptions of goods traded. It is recommended that you check the goods in person.
by Ben Sturmfels
Mon 02 Jan 2006, 12:31 pm
Forum: 2006 Great Western Australian Bike Ride discussion
Topic: GETTING A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP
Replies: 20
Views: 3464

Self inflating mattresses are very popular. These are a thinish layer of rubber (sponge) foam bonded to a blow up outer. Therm-a-Rest make the original ( http://www.thermarest.com/ ) and there are also some cheaper imatations around. I'd stick with a known brand though. Advantages: *the almost blow ...
by Ben Sturmfels
Mon 19 Dec 2005, 2:24 pm
Forum: 2006 Great Western Australian Bike Ride discussion
Topic: What to pack and how much weight?
Replies: 14
Views: 2515

I disagree with using disposable plates and cutlery (as mentioned on Terry's list). Imagine the amount of extra waste produced if everyone used these for every meal. Excellent washing up facilities are provided and the food is rarely greasy. It's also much easier it is to eat with a real knife fork ...
by Ben Sturmfels
Tue 06 Dec 2005, 11:35 am
Forum: Great Victorian Bike Ride discussion
Topic: Oooooh, speed dating!
Replies: 13
Views: 2404

I was a volunteer on the activities team. I'm sure that if you were expecting serious speed dating, you would have been disappointed. The entertainment only nature of this event was made clear though -- explicitly on the sign-up sheet, implicitly in the sign-up questions and with Love is in the Air ...
by Ben Sturmfels
Thu 24 Nov 2005, 9:02 am
Forum: Great Victorian Bike Ride discussion
Topic: Showers???
Replies: 36
Views: 4022

Morrie - you're more than welcome to shower whenever you like from noon-9pm each day, and 7am-9pm on the rest day (see your ride guide). Might just have to find yourself another way to wake up... swim in the Murray? :wink:
by Ben Sturmfels
Wed 23 Nov 2005, 11:09 pm
Forum: Great Victorian Bike Ride discussion
Topic: Showers???
Replies: 36
Views: 4022

One of the best times to shower is around 6pm when everyone is thinking about going to dinner - never have to wait. Either that or set your tent up quickly and shower as soon as you arrive at camp. P.S. Don't line up for dinner at or before 6pm unless you want to waste time in a queue. Wait an hour ...
by Ben Sturmfels
Mon 21 Nov 2005, 12:21 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Bike selection
Replies: 10
Views: 1727

I'm sure all intentions are noble, but it wouldn't hurt to prefix your recommendations by declaring any conflict of interest.
by Ben Sturmfels
Mon 21 Nov 2005, 11:42 am
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Bike selection
Replies: 10
Views: 1727

Don't suppose you work for them do you offtheleash? ;)
by Ben Sturmfels
Mon 21 Nov 2005, 11:22 am
Forum: Great Victorian Bike Ride discussion
Topic: Showers???
Replies: 36
Views: 4022

A few years back, Bicycle Victoria used a kind of custom-built setup where the shower trucks converted into luggage trucks during the day. These were much like Gadoue describes. It turned out though, that while being owned by Bicycle Victoria, these showers were relatively expensive to run, maintain...
by Ben Sturmfels
Sat 19 Nov 2005, 11:51 pm
Forum: 2006 Great Western Australian Bike Ride discussion
Topic: Anyone around 21 going?
Replies: 5
Views: 1102

Jojo, there will be plenty around your age on the ride, so no shortage of people to talk to! There are usually proportionally less of your age group on the interstate rides such as this, but a significant number none the less. There's always a good mix of ages amoung the volunteers too. If you're lu...
by Ben Sturmfels
Sat 19 Nov 2005, 11:05 am
Forum: Great Victorian Bike Ride discussion
Topic: Weather Conditions
Replies: 22
Views: 2986

So long as your mates have no problem with you licking them, I don't see it as a problem for our 'ratings'. :wink:
by Ben Sturmfels
Thu 17 Nov 2005, 6:03 pm
Forum: Great Victorian Bike Ride discussion
Topic: R there many high school girls going??
Replies: 10
Views: 1695

Think 'G' rating please folks :wink:

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