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    I just use my iPhone. I'm not aiming to showcase...

    I just use my iPhone. I'm not aiming to showcase my photos though.
  2. Thread: Bye Ede

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    Thanks everyone for your support. We had a rough...

    Thanks everyone for your support. We had a rough week, and I think our little moggy still thinks I took Ede away from her. Even now I still find myself automatically looking for her in the bedroom....
  3. Thread: Bye Ede

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    Bye Ede

    We lost our 12 year old Burmese girl today. It all went very quickly. On Saturday afternoon she lost control of her bladder. At 1.00 on Sunday we took her to the vet, and she passed away naturally...
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    Dry needling is often the only thing which will...

    Dry needling is often the only thing which will help me when I have an injury. Most recently my shoulder seized up (no particular reason - it just decided to stop working), and after a couple of...
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    I was visiting another city in New Zealand...

    I was visiting another city in New Zealand recently and wandered into a bike store there. I immediately came across a Trek WSD 29er - in pink and not outrageously expensive. I could easily have...
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    I picked up my bike this morning! Wow - the guy...

    I picked up my bike this morning! Wow - the guy I bought it off was selling it on behalf of his daughter, who is now too tall for it. She walked out and I swear the girl was all legs with about a 10...
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    Yes, I predict I'll be a bit limited in how much...

    Yes, I predict I'll be a bit limited in how much I can do with this bike, but it's so cheap that I'm not too worried if I end up buying something else towards the end of this year. It will also give...
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    Well, it took a little time but I finally got a...

    Well, it took a little time but I finally got a bike! I bought a four year old bike by Avanti. It only cost me $150NZ, an absolute steal. It's in great condition, well looked after. I figure it'll...
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    I'm 39 and have had borderline high blood...

    I'm 39 and have had borderline high blood pressure for years. The irony is that I have an autoimmune disorder which in theory leads to low pressure. My endo theorised that one my meds might be...
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    Hmm, I'm not so sure about booking DOC sites...

    Hmm, I'm not so sure about booking DOC sites online either, but the suggestion to email ahead sounds like a good one. Not long now, right? We're having stunning weather here at the moment - very...
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    Thanks for asking! There are a few NZers here...

    Thanks for asking! There are a few NZers here from Christchurch. I'm from Wellington and didn't feel a thing. They had three biggish quakes in one day, and the biggest did more damage right before...
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    It's summer here in New Zealand. I let my...

    It's summer here in New Zealand. I let my husband sleep in on Christmas morning while I went for an easy ride around the bays of Wellington. Halfway around I met some friends on the beach for a...
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    We always have someone housesit when we go away. ...

    We always have someone housesit when we go away. Our male Burmese gets too neurotic otherwise. He can't be left on his own for too long. Though it's a little trickier since our elderly female...
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    I think that Christchurch to Akaroa ride may...

    I think that Christchurch to Akaroa ride may follow the Le Race course. http://www.lerace.co.nz/
    Some good solid climbs in there, but if you're looking at riding over some passes they won't scare...
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    And .... I didn't get the bike. I bid over what I...

    And .... I didn't get the bike. I bid over what I was comfortable bidding and someone went higher than me. I sat there watching the seconds tick down with my hand on my mouse ready to put another...
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    Yep, it's a 15 inch frame with 26 inch wheels. ...

    Yep, it's a 15 inch frame with 26 inch wheels. Methinks the seller doesn't know too much about bikes! The auction closes in half an hour and someone outbid me a while back, but the highest bid is...
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    Ah yes, that makes sense! I've left a question...

    Ah yes, that makes sense! I've left a question on the auction asking her if there's an XS on the frame to indicate its size, as I suspect that's what it will be.

    It hadn't occurred to me the...
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    Thanks for the recommendation! I'll have to go...

    Thanks for the recommendation! I'll have to go into my LBS and see what they have available. I only recently bought myself my dream road bike, so I'm being a bit cheeky looking for MTBs already! I...
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    Good choice for a first mountain bike?

    Hi there
    I'm looking for an entry-level mountain bike - I'll be using it mainly on dirt trails around Wellington. I'm guessing that for the money I want to spend hard tail is going to be my best...
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    The west coast of the South Island is great for...

    The west coast of the South Island is great for cycling. The roads aren't too busy and there are some lovely flat to undulating stretches with the odd climb to keep you alert. If you're into wine I...
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    I leave mine chained to the bike rack while we're...

    I leave mine chained to the bike rack while we're on holiday, but I have to admit that if I were parked in a secluded car park (like at the start of a popular tourist walkway) I'd prefer to try and...
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    At our gym it's apparently not uncommon for shoes...

    At our gym it's apparently not uncommon for shoes to be stolen from underneath lockers, so I've never left mine out. I learned my lesson many years ago after leaving a coat out that had badges all...
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    Those evil bike store guys. I casually asked how...

    Those evil bike store guys. I casually asked how much a full carbon road bike might set me back, with 105 componentry. Ended up spending around NZ$1000 more than the first bike I looked at after I...
  24. Wow, Maidei didn't have the box, or postcards or...

    Wow, Maidei didn't have the box, or postcards or other accessories when she was with me. She's becoming quite the collector!
  25. Thread: Computer woes

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    I met my husband via a BBS. We joke we had an...

    I met my husband via a BBS. We joke we had an Internet relationship before the Internet. Now I have an iPhone I couldn't imagine not being connected. I have Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and...
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