New home!

By joinpants at 11:18 am on Saturday, August 25, 2007

If you’re reading this it means that one of us is very smart.  We’ve been moving web hosts for a few days now.  Very dramatic behind the scenes, but if we’ve done everything else right, you shouldn’t notice any differences.  Clever, eh?

If you do notice any issues (aside from the broken google calendar), hit us up in the comments.

Work over, now it’s time to get back to the fun.

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Review: City2Surf 2007

By kaydo at 12:28 am on Tuesday, August 14, 2007

So thanks to LukeO, you’re probably aware that I decided to dabble in a bit of competitive running over the weekend. Being otherwise unprepared for the event (i.e. I’ve never run anywhere before ever for any purpose) I thought that a completely sedentary build-up would be best. The way I justified this, is that I’d be ready to expend this otherwise unused energy on race day. This is one of many reasons I am not a scientist.

Here’s a photo of the people I was beating shortly after the start of the race:
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I was passed by most of these people shortly before the first km marker.

Due to city2surf onset laziness, I want to summarise in dot points. Antics I appreciated:

  • The 35 minutes it took me to cross the start line (kind of takes the urgency out of things)
  • Metallica cover band on the roof of a pub in double bay, complete with awesome wigs
  • The dude racing in a mexican wrestling mask. Sweaty.
  • Free gatorade given away by people with entirely ORANGE HANDS (I took this as a warning of things to come)
  • The people dressed up as ANZ ATMs on heartbreak hill. I hope they were paid well
  • Ice cream trucks along the route, brilliant.
  • Spectators with beer EVERYWHERE, especially in pretty precarious locations (the spectators that is)
  • The folks around the 9km mark who had a home-made sign reading “1km to go”. I think this is genius.
  • 60,000+ doses of zany, example: 2007-08-12-city2surf-05
  • As promised in previous posts, it’s time for more stats:

    14km – Distance travelled … city2surf (though whereis tells me an alternative route means 6km/2hrs by foot)
    7.0km/hr – Speed I was going on flat bits when I remembered to check
    4.6km/hr – Speed up hearbreak hill
    28km/hr – Max Speed achieved during the event
    100% – Chance that my GPS was malfunctioning at that point
    2.2km/hr Speed I walked after the event
    7.8km/hr Speed I walked to purchase a redbull & iceblock post event

    2007-08-12-city2surf-06

    [Update] Starting back of the pack means I should apparently take 20mins, 28 seconds off my finishing time. It took me an extra 20 minutes after that to cross the start line! Regardless, my official finishing position is 44,501st.

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Events: Dreamgirls of Bollywood

By lukeo at 9:00 am on Sunday, August 12, 2007

One of my mates has been telling me for a while that Canberra is becoming the Bollywood capital of Australia. Now of course I did not really believe him as he is typically a piss taker!
But be that as it may, Canberra doesn’t get much crazy and wacky than this…
Dreamgirls of Bollywood

When: 31st August 07
Time: 7:30pm – 10:00 pm
Where: The Auditorium, Ricardo St., WANNIASSA
Tickets from CanberraOnline

Check out Canberrascene for more info

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Good Luck Kaydo!!!

By lukeo at 9:30 am on Friday, August 10, 2007

PANTS would like to wish Kaydo the very very best of luck for the City to Surf on the weekend. Look forward to photos and hopefully a review of the 14km killer!
Once again Kaydo proves to us that she is certainly up for a crazy adventure and I love it!

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Events: At the Venue

By lukeo at 9:00 am on Friday, August 10, 2007

This Saturday check out Night Train at the Venue in Erindale.
Take a look at Night Train if you are into your Aussie Rock. Supported by our friends Little Smoke, it promises to be a great night. That is if you have not done the City to Surf!
Doors at 7:30, tickets from Moshtix, $5!

Keep your eye out on the Venue. There has been a few good gigs and promise of more.
http://www.the-venue.com.au/

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Event (Gig): The Beautiful Girls – TONIGHT!

By lukeo at 1:00 am on Thursday, August 9, 2007

Check out the Beautiful Girls at the UC Bar (new green room) Tonight!
Doors open at 8:30. Tickets from the bar or our friends at ticketek.

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Event: Fireside Festival 2007

By lukeo at 9:00 am on Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Canberra 4th – 26th of August 2007

If last year was anything to go by, this will ROCK.  Updates to come when events and venues are announced so stay tuned.  Or keep posted at http://www.firesidefestival.com.au/

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Event: AFL – Melb vs Syd

By lukeo at 1:10 pm on Sunday, August 5, 2007

AFL comes to Canberra.  For those who like the short shorts code of football, get yourself down to Manuka Oval on Sunday 5th of August to see Melbourne face off against Sydney.  Game starts at 1:10pm.

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