Planned – Australian Mixed Ultimate Frisbee Championships

By lukeo at 10:16 am on Thursday, September 5, 2013

25 October 2013

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Pants joins Dynamic Motivation for MTB training

By lukeo at 10:15 am on Thursday, September 5, 2013

I love mountain biking. We are lucky in Canberra to be spoilt for choice, even with the demise of Majura Pines. But there is only so much “giving it a crack” can do for your riding before you need some specialist help. So introduce the Mic from Dynamic Motivation. I have just signed up for his 5 week Mountain Bike Training. Stay tuned for the results and perhaps a few photos.

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Upcoming: Floriade

By kaydo at 11:00 pm on Tuesday, September 4, 2007

There’s probably many things we could get excited about which are a tad better than a flower show.  But really, its spring in Canberra and so people go a little crazy with the sudden lack of cold.  Along with an apparently Australiana-themed Floriade brings some outstanding events for September and October.  A few highlights:

  • Frickin GNOMES.  I’ve already established that I think this idea is grand.  We entered Run DMC gnomes for the ‘Rock n Roll’ theme a few years ago.  This year is Australiana.  I predict 1000s of either Boonie or Steve Irwin.  I will enter when I can think up something a little more inspired.* 
  • Sand Sculptures.  I gather these are just a part of the overall exhibition, but I still think it’s great.  I gather it’s Canberra/National Icons made out of sand.  Inspired.
  • Learn Bonsai.  For a generation of children, they watched Karate Kid and wanted to learn the moves.  I watched it and wanted to learn bonsai.  Unfortunately I’ve killed every one of my previous attempts, and it’s still my favourite movie.  I might reconsider my Bonsai career between the 15th and 16th of September.
  • RMC Band Beat Retreat performance.  I stumbled upon this a few years back by following noise and fireworks (yes, just follow me if disaster strikes).  Perhaps this year I’ll actually attend.
  • Breakfast with the Birds @ the Botanic Gardens.  Saturdays and Sundays from 22 September – 14 October.
  • AIS Sportex Exhibition.  I’ve wanted to go to this for ages, but they’re donating part of the proceeds to charity during Floriade, PLUS they have some free sport demo days.  Sounds good.

Oh and these guys, are appearing regularly. 
Kangaroo men at the running of the sheep in Boorowa

PANTS last crossed paths with them during the Running of the Sheep a few years ago.  If you do nothing else, definately check out the crazy Kangaroo men.  They’re actually called Roo’d from Icarus and are apparently appearing on 15-16 September, 29 September – 7 October.  Gold.

* can you already guess next week’s PANTaSk?

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Proposed: Gnome Painting

By kaydo at 9:16 pm on Monday, September 3, 2007

I wish I didn’t think this was a great idea but I do.  The Rotary Club are holding a gnome painting event in the park this weekend.  Details are below.

Gnome painting

Last time Floriade got into the gnome action, we created our own little gnome-y version of Run DMC, complete with Adidas sneakers and bling.  We then went and saw the gnomes in their natural surrounds, and ours were clearly the best (aside from the very real need for some sort of sealant). 

No idea what we should do this year, but we should definately get into it.

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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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winterlude in canberra

By kaydo at 8:50 pm on Monday, June 4, 2007

It’s been a bit quiet around these parts of late. I’ve been absent from the twosixonefive – what’s your excuse?

Anyway, with June we welcome a stupid number of winter-themed posts and activities. You have been warned.

Upcoming coolness* is primarily around three activities:

  • Friday 8th June – RailJam outside Adrenalin Sports in Braddon. The JoinPANTS crew attended last year and it rocked. There’s a crazy ramp, lots of ice, lots of skills and stunts on display, lots of injury and, if last year is anything to go by, antics in underwear. We’ll rock up for the event and head to Civic Pub after the event.
  • Saturday 9th June – Opening of the ski season. Normally this can go by unnoticed, but this year there is SNOW. Season 2006 proves we cannot take this for granted, so a quick dash might be required over the long weekend.
  • Constantly – Ice Hockey – the Canberra Knights are still going strong. It’s a great winter activity, particularly when the outdoor temperature is a bit closer to that inside, less shock.
  • July (yes, the whole month) – Winter in the capital. The ACT govt loves you after all! They’re planning on re-using the vast expanse of bitumen left by the Cirque de Soliel crew for something other than futsal and will see my personal dream realised. It’ll be crazy cold, but we’ll get the chance to embrace it with Ice Skating, Snow ball wars and night markets. Stay tuned for the highlights.

* and puns aplenty

Also, its fireworks weekend. Have you got yours?

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Check it Out – African Drumming by Drum Effect

By lukeo at 12:23 pm on Wednesday, May 23, 2007

You may have seen on previous posts that we at PANTS have been getting into some african drumming. I am currently involved in a 10 week drumming course and I am loving it.
If you are not familiar with African Drumming and what to check it out before any committment, then check out Drum Effect playing at the Kingston Markets this Sunday.

Details:
Drum Effect
Sunday, 27 May 2007
11:00am – 1:00pm
Kingston Markets

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Want to learn to Curl?

By kaydo at 9:59 pm on Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Last May some PANTSters took a trip to Bendigo for 9 hours of non-stop hilarity that was curling. Now is your chance to join the fun, rather than hijacking a competitive tournament like we did. It’s more than just running in slipperly sneakers along an ice rink, there’s sweeping, yelling and lots of friendly sledging. Gold.

From the Victorian Curling Association (which PANTS hold a membership):

The Victorian Curling Association has secured the services of Sharon Delver who is the Regional Coach of the Okanagan Training Centre in British Columbia, Canada. Sharon offers consultations for teams and coaches and at high performance camps, as well as providing services to clubs.

There are coaching clinics to be held in Bendigo on the Tuesday (22nd), Wednesday (23rd) and Thursday (24th) of May at the Bendigo ice rink.

If you are interested in attending please contact us for the paperwork or contact Janet Cobden on 5441 1519 or janet@farmdesign.com.au

Yay for crazy winter sports and many many canadians.

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Event: Bundanoon is Brigadoon

By lukeo at 12:00 am on Saturday, April 28, 2007

What the?  You must go, just to find out what the hell goes on at a Brigadoon.  Head to Bundanoon on April 28 to find out.  From all accounts it is very popular, so get there early.  More information at http://www.highlandsnsw.com.au/brigadoon/

PANTS is attending.

Update 28/04: Proper information will be added later, but check out the caber toss:

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The Caber Toss – Step 1. Approach the log.

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The Caber Toss – Step 2. Befriend the log.

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The Caber Toss – Step 3. Lift the log.

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The Caber Toss – Step 4. Flip the log.

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The Caber Toss – Step 5. Defeated, post caber-tossing

-kaydo

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Event: Rhyme Intervention at ANU

By lukeo at 4:28 pm on Friday, April 27, 2007

Canberra’s biggest Hip Hop charity event will be held on Saturday 19th May from 3pm – 12am at ANU Bar.
All profits of the event will be going to the ACT Cancer Council. So get there in support.

Some Specifics:
$25 at the door with the official after party to be held at Transit Bar.
There will be 2 stages with a total of 24 acts.


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