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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Event: Tropicana 5

By lukeo at 4:00 pm on Thursday, September 20, 2007

For those not going to the Majura Festival, get yourself to Tropicana 5 at the Hellenic Club (HBlock for those who are more familiar with the public service name) on Friday Night.

Details:  Friday 21st September 2007, 7:30pm.  Tickets at the door for $30.

Promises to be a night of crazy salsa, samba and all that great stuff.  For more info, check out the Hellenic Club.

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PANTaSk: Make a creepy friend

By kaydo at 11:59 pm on Sunday, September 16, 2007

This week’s PANTaSk is something that you may have already anticipated, that is to make a new creepy friend.  I’m not suggesting wandering the bus interchange for hours on end, but instead you can buy the friend you need!

By the time you’re reading this, we’ve all missed the 16/09 4pm cutoff to actually be a part of the Floriade gnome-painting competition.  I saw the competition today, we could have won the whole thing.  Less Boony and Steve Irwin, and far more vegemite than I expected.  Regrets aside, you can still buy the creepy little terracotta gnomes around town for about $10 a piece.  If you ignore the whole Floriade link you can keep your keepy friend until the unsealed paint wears off.

Good times ahead, get there.

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Review: Wander with thousands

By kaydo at 9:27 pm on Sunday, September 16, 2007

FunRun-Floriade-2If you’re interested in such things, you may recall last week’s PANTaSk invited you to wander with thousands, and based on the turnout on the day, for once I didnt exaggerate.  Give it time.

The event began with a lazy wander down a closed Adelaide avenue towards Parliament house:

FunRun-Floriade-1You can almost see the competition amongst the competitors as they wandered and jostled for position.

FunRun-Floriade-4No, I don’t have a lot to say of any substance. It was a fun 5km walk on a kick-ass Canberra day. The roads were closed, and we had the run of the place. The walk was flat and not challenging, but it was a great new perspective of the city. That being said, our time sucked:

FunRun-Floriade-7Maybe I’ll run next year.  Was a fun event, if you didn’t give it a shot, plan to join in for 2008.  Not many things get so many Canberrans in one place.

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PANTaSk: Wander with thousands

By kaydo at 10:56 pm on Sunday, September 9, 2007

This week’s PANTaSk is a simple opportunity to wander around town with a few thousand others.  The Canberra Times Fun Run/Walk is on again this Sunday September 16th.

It’s $22 to enter in the walk, and a bit more for the run and they do take different routes.  There will be roads closed around the lake for the event, so it’s a great chance to see a different view of Canberra with a few thousand others.

Online entries appear to have closed, but you can still enter on the day.  Check the website for more details.

Get there.

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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:
2007-08-12-city2surf-04

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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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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