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    Cabin Fever Boredom Beaters

    Finally finished off a long running project. Recycled blackbutt body with a blackbutt top. Maple neck. Not too happy about the finish but stoked with how it plays and sounds.
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    COVID-19: who’s going full doomsday prep on this?

    I moved 10 hours out of Sydney in my early twenties. It was a great decision for me and the missus. We did find a bit of local resentment though as the true locals felt invaded by us city types who were pushing up house prices and driving their kids to move even further away. In some places...
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    COVID-19: who’s going full doomsday prep on this?

    I hope so because many companies will be looking to automate more jobs.
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    Trump.....

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    MTB on Sth Coast NSW (Ulladulla region)

    I am in Jervis Bay and there is not much except for fire trails here. Some of them are badly maintained enough to be interesting. I ride the SCUM trails near Nowra sometimes but they are not very challenging if that's what you are after. There is also the funnel Web out the back of Wandandian. I...
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    Fire Warnings

    Leaving could be a good idea. Last week I thought I was prepared but when the southerly arrived it was of little comfort. Days of prep and a garden hose wouldn't have done much if here were embers coming at me at 70kph. I sent the kids away and had an escape plan but still pretty scary.
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    Fire Warnings

    I don't know if it has been mentioned here but the scanner radio app is very helpful when the fires are near. Being able to hear the firies in real time lets you know exactly what is going on. Local Facebook page was good but a lot of misinformation and political arguments to wade through.
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    NSW FOUND WTB XT M8000 rear mech sgs (long cage)

    Problem solved. I took the wolf cage off and put the shimano plate one back on. Now even if I try to derail the chain it just skips back onto the wheel. Goatlink next time.
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    Fire Warnings

    We had that sooty rain near Jervis Bay yesterday, smelt awful, had too get the kids in out of it. It was dark as night night at 4pm.
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    NSW FOUND WTB XT M8000 rear mech sgs (long cage)

    11-50, I could try the B screw, thanks moorey
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    NSW FOUND WTB XT M8000 rear mech sgs (long cage)

    Item: XT M8000 rear mech sgs (long cage) Location: Jervis Bay NSW Price range/Willing to Pay: $120 if new Extra Info: I ordered one from Wiggle over a week ago and still waiting for the order to be processed. Really want to get one asap to ride during the holidays. If anyone has one or knows...
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    Sea Otter at Stromlo

    Just saw this https://www.ambmag.com.au/news/sea-otter-comes-to-aus-535863 Might be worth a trip. I am particularly interested in the "cycle chic fashion parades", I assume that will be in the Rotorburn tent. Or it could be an annoying throng of tossers looking at the overpriced tiny...
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    Electric Vehicles etc

    Worth thinking about, but the Camry would have co2 footprint in it's own manufacture. The question is, when we consider emissions for each vehicle as a whole over its' entire life including manufacture, maintenance and recycling, is it a step forward or backward? Also if it is backward will it...
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    Vasectomy

    Sounds aweful. Not trying to talk anyone out of it but just letting others know that it isn't always easy and you might need more time off work than expected. I don't regret it, day 12 now and feeling better. Even managed to mosey on down and see U2 last night. Lots of walking was painful but...
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    Vasectomy

    You will hear a lot of blokes talking about how quick and painless the recovery is. Lying bastards!!! It's day 10 now and I am still getting around like a cowboy. Walking around feels like I am sitting on them. Whatever you do, do not run down stairs!:eek:
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