Pre-Paid Entries - Direct Debit Available
Pre-paid entries are now open for the second half of 2014. The details remain the same as in the first half. As a Waratah member you can pre-pay your race entry fee up until 31 December for $125. That means after only 8 races you effectivly ride free. Just bring your money to your next race meeting and you will be placed on the pre-paid list. Pre-payments exclude entry in the two remaining 'open' events. Non Waratahs are also welcome to pre-pay at a cost of $200. You can now direct debit your payment as follows: Account - Waratah Masters CC; BSB - 112879; Account - 098120801. Remember to include your FULL NAME.
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Research in various nations has led to the discovery of the heaviest element yet known to science.
The new element, Governmentium (Gv), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312. These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.
Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert; however, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A minute amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction, which would normally take less than a second, to take from four days to four years to complete. Governmentium has a normal half-life of 5 years. It does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganisation in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places. more ...
I think the Eyes have it.
Last week I promised more on spectacles and not the sort we are witnessing each evening at Le Tour.
I’m referring to cyclists eyewear, be they sunnies or otherwise. Most of us automatically don our Oakleys, Raybans or similar when there is even a hint of sun and that is terrific as you need to protect those pupils at all times from UV glare, also they look cool and add some street cred in your local ride bunch. As important is the need to protect your eyes every time you ease onto the saddle. The poacher has noticed that a fair number of Waratah’s go facially naked in winter and this is not encouraged. No matter the season you still face the same risk of something flying off someone’s wheel into your face or for one of our flying friends to make a bee line (sorry about that) for your source of vision. Actually more ...
G'day Mate... I dunno how they do it.... It must be drugs.”
“Le Tour? Try youth, genetic ability and six hours training every day.”
“Nah mate, we’ve got all that. At least most of us are under sixty, Rambo’s old man won a race once in Poland and we all do at least two hours on the bike a coupla times a week, unless it’s raining. Nah, it must be some special pro dope they use to fly up the bergs the way they do.”
“Well, yes they do refuel and rehydrate according to a carefully designed regimen.”
“What did I tell you--drugs.”
“I was referring to food and drink in the right quantities to support the extreme efforts of the Tour.”
“Oh (disappointed), no drugs eh?”
“Food is a drug. It’s not on the UCI list of banned substances--yet- more ...
We noticed it first in the team time trials up at Calga. “Pursuiter’s cough” remarked knowledgeable bystanders. Then again on a cold Sunday morning at Lansdowne a number of riders pulled out complaining of chest tightness and lack of performance.
What’s going on? It’s a phenomenon well known to the medical world called “exercise-induced bronchospasm enhanced by cold air” (or thermal EIB for short) and it affects up to 20% of athletes during Winter.
When you exercise vigorously in cold weather you breathe through your mouth and the cold air is insufficiently warmed before it reaches the lungs. In some athletes this causes an allergic reaction in the airways which dilate and restrict the breathing. It’s virtually the same mechanism as an asthma attack which is more commonly triggered by air-borne pollutants. more ...
Friday and 180 km up for the week. On Monday the cold tested me out, my nose just wouldn’t stop running, and going along the cycle path at Rhodes I saw a fox which surprised me because the area is full of units so there wouldn’t be many chicken coups around. When the fox saw me it took off with great speed as I continued across the train bridge and along the Meadowbank cycleway. I saw 5 other riders who looked like they were on their way to work, as on such early and cold mornings most of the racing riders stay tucked up in their cosy warm beds (nothing silly about them). I rode to the end of the cycleway and on my return on rounding a bend two riders with no lights came bursting out of the blackness and the rider behind was over the centre and got blinded by my lights and we nearly had a head on. I must have given him the fright of his life as I passed him more ...
Happy Jack's Life-coaching Corner
How do you measure up? There is a lot of measuring on a roof – so, my workers will answer “…with a Stanley 8 metre tape…” If a life coach asked you this question, it may take a while for you to compose an answer. There are many ways in which a life can be measured. · Age. The number of years you have lived is a handy measurement. If I sent a message to a complete stranger telling him that I was 57 years old, he would instantly have a picture in his mind of an old guy. · Money. How much money you have is a measurement that many women seem to fall for. Go ask a “gold digger”. But men like to compare themselves with each other using wealth as a yard stick also. · more ...
Good Cause of the Week
Waratah Steve Short's wife, Michele, is riding in the The Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer® benefiting Chris O'Brien Lifehouse.
She invites you all to support this worthy cause by riding with her or as a group and /or donating some of those vast reservoirs of disposable income that you are all itching to get rid of.
2 days; 200 km; 1 epic ride.
11-12 October, 2014.
The Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer® benefiting Chris O'Brien Lifehouse is for anyone who wants to challenge themselves for a great cause. All you need is motivation, a bike and a helmet. more ...
In the Zone
Posted on January 27, 2014 by Dr. Barry Sears
Since the recent story on CNN (“He’s going to be better than he was before,” Jan. 18, 2014,) about the extraordinary recovery of Grant Virgin from severe brain trauma, I have gotten a lot of requests for information. Since I have been doing this protocol for more than seven years after first working with Dr. Julian Bailes on the equally remarkable recovery of Randal McCloy Jr. (the sole survivor of the Sago mine disaster in 2006) and others (1,2), I can offer some broad guidelines. Make no mistake, each case is different, but these guidelines will considerably help your decision-making process. What Type of Fish Oil to Use more ...