Search found 219 matches

by fizzgig
Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:40 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Everyday Bike Recommendations
Replies: 39
Views: 6143

Re: Everyday Bike Recommendations

Womens specific frame geometries generally better accomodate the difference in arm/leg/torso length. Giant are all over it these days, as are Kona with the 'Lisa' variant of all their frames. Buying a frame that doesn't fit you well is a just a recipe to make you dislike riding, which means you won...
by fizzgig
Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1493492

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

natashatasha wrote:
The Mighty Thesaurus wrote:Natashatasha: where in Australia are you?


Melbourne at the moment, ordinarily I'm in Canberra.


Canberra high five!
by fizzgig
Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 457432

Re: Questions For The World

When I think Indonesia, I think cheap holidays, and touristy stuff. I've never actually been there myself, but people who do go always seem to be bringing back pirated DVDs and cheap clothes. (I still haven't worked out why they don't just download the movies, if they're going to pirate them). And B...
by fizzgig
Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:03 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Everyday Bike Recommendations
Replies: 39
Views: 6143

Re: Everyday Bike Recommendations

I don't really have any recommendations, but I'd suggest not bothering with a women's specific bike. At 5'10 you're going to fit easily on a men's bike, and at your price range they're unlikely to have any real 'women's specific' features - they'll just be pink or pale blue and have a step-through f...
by fizzgig
Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 922747

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Are your groomsmen all wearing Chucks? That is awesome.
Congratulations :-)
by fizzgig
Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 457432

Re: Questions For The World

On the topic of PB&J sandwiches - "jelly" in Australia means that wobbly stuff you have for dessert (I think it's Jell-o in the US?). I always a bit mystified about how one would put that on a sandwich when I was younger.
by fizzgig
Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3527259

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

The o.b. website says that o.b. is the only applicator free tampon sold is the US: that's crazy! I wonder if there are other brands of tampons designed to be used without applicators in other countries? Applicator tampons aren't really that common in Australia. I've never actually seen one out of t...
by fizzgig
Tue May 31, 2011 10:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 922747

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

I won my first ever cash prize in a bike race!
by fizzgig
Wed May 25, 2011 10:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3573138

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Second observation: two right-wingers Conclusion: Fox News fans with a sample size of two, I'm sorry, no dice. Though I hate Fox news as the apotheosis of everything that's wrong with the current state of mass media, but I even know some right-wing Fox-News-watching Jews, and I don't think that, sa...
by fizzgig
Mon May 23, 2011 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13423
Views: 1768289

Re: Today I Learned

The Other Day I Learned: You can totally pump up the tyres of your car with a bike pump. Sure, if you want to spend all day at it. Depends how flat you let them get I suppose. It was certainly quicker than pumping up bike tyres all the way. And it was a track pump - not one of those little tiny thi...
by fizzgig
Mon May 23, 2011 10:34 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 318542

Re: Run 10,000 miles

1262.6 + 8 = 1270.8 I usually run with the dog when I'm running at home. Seems a shame to go 8 miles and then have to walk the dog when I get back. He's a good running companion, doesn't get bored, want to go home or stop off in a pub and usually sticks near me. His one huge failing is picnics. Tha...
by fizzgig
Mon May 23, 2011 10:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 396254

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Apparently, William the Conqueror started the whole lions thing, because two golden lions passant was the symbol of the Duchy of Normandy. Because lions are quite French...

You can't expect us colonials to know about stuff like that though.
by fizzgig
Mon May 23, 2011 9:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 396254

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Does calling Finland's coat of arms a "special" lion count as a bad thing? What's with all the Scandinavian countries having lions in their coats of arms? Lions don't really say "Northern Europe" to me... And that goes for you too, England. A unicorn, sure, why not? But how Engl...
by fizzgig
Mon May 23, 2011 9:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13423
Views: 1768289

Re: Today I Learned

The Other Day I Learned: You can totally pump up the tyres of your car with a bike pump.
by fizzgig
Mon May 23, 2011 7:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9347315

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

You say you use the Brompton every day, but that you usually ride 40-50 miles a week . In this instance, you'd be riding somewhere in the ballpark of 55 miles in one setting, assuming that it's a one-way ride and that the route is similar to the routes that Google Maps suggests. Have you tried ridi...
by fizzgig
Mon May 16, 2011 4:55 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 318542

Re: Run 10,000 miles

1190.4 + 5.6 = 1196

PT: 70.75km
by fizzgig
Sun May 15, 2011 9:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9347315

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

How does eurovision look to people who didn't grew up with it? If you just moved to Europe and never heard of it before, it must be crazy. Like spiking someone's drink with acid or so. Does anywhere in the world not have Eurovision? I mean we watch here in Australia and we're about as far away from...
by fizzgig
Fri May 13, 2011 9:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Survey: How many of these characters do you recognize?
Replies: 51
Views: 6646

Re: Survey: How many of these characters do you recognize?

Australia and all of them
by fizzgig
Tue May 10, 2011 10:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3527259

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

PS and E_E: do Crocs work for you at all? My feet are like, also horribly narrow. I've not actually tried on a pair of crocs, but I have this feeling like they are probably wide. I really need some kind of buckle or lace interface for shoes to work :( This, so much! They make shoes for people with ...
by fizzgig
Sun May 08, 2011 12:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3573138

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Introducing an amplifier into a high noise cable plant can make things worse. It would increase the amplitude of the usable signal, but it also would increase the amplitude of any noise on the line. It could make the noise floor so high that you don't get any usable signal at all. The only good lon...
by fizzgig
Sun May 01, 2011 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 318542

Re: Run 10,000 miles

983.05 + 3.95 = 987

There, now it's a nice round number.

PT: 61.63km
by fizzgig
Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9347315

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

I rode 275km on my mountain bike the other day. That's like 6 days worth of extra food :-D
by fizzgig
Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Defying Stereotypes
Replies: 76
Views: 7332

Re: Defying Stereotypes

Haha no. Canberra is pretty well known for not having much to do. But thanks :-D
by fizzgig
Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Defying Stereotypes
Replies: 76
Views: 7332

Re: Defying Stereotypes

More or less. The idea is to do as many laps of the course as you can in the 24 hours, so you generally stop every couple of laps to do stuff like eating/going to the loo/putting on warmer clothes. The top riders probably don't stop more than a couple of minutes at a time though.
by fizzgig
Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Defying Stereotypes
Replies: 76
Views: 7332

Re: Defying Stereotypes

I have a degree in engineering, I work in IT, I won gold in my category at the Australian National 24 Hour Solo Mountainbiking Championships last weekend, and I'm a girl.

Although I don't think that's really unusual for people around here.
by fizzgig
Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Official Running thread!
Replies: 444
Views: 178464

Re: The Official Running thread!

by fizzgig
Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9347315

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

No, 4 is 33% more than 3. But 3 is 25% less than 4.
by fizzgig
Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Parasites in your brain, affecting your behaviour
Replies: 75
Views: 7825

Re: Parasites in your brain, affecting your behaviour

Yes, that was a hasty generalization. If you live in an industrialized country and you buy beef from a store, it is almost certainly grain-fed. Really? Australian (and New Zealandish, I believe) beef is mostly grass-fed, and it gets exported a lot. Of course it's possible that Australia (and New Ze...
by fizzgig
Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13423
Views: 1768289

Re: Today I Learned

TIL: Baby koalas eat their mother's poo (it helps them digest their food).
by fizzgig
Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Zombiepocalypse preparedness scale
Replies: 27
Views: 5653

Re: Zombiepocalypse preparedness scale

I feel obliged to mention also that 5'2" is not really short for a girl. It's probably a bit below average, but not hugely so. There are plenty of women out there under 5'.
by fizzgig
Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3573138

Re: Rant powwow (because we need more ranting)

I'm a little annoyed that I probably won't be able to vote federally. I move to a different city just days before the election, so I won't have updated information by then, and probably little in the way of proof yet that I've moved. I wonder what I should do. Is a postal vote or absentee vote a vi...
by fizzgig
Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:57 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: How many of you view exercise as a chore?
Replies: 47
Views: 11781

Re: How many of you view exercise as a chore?

I used to not like exercising. Then I took up mountain biking, which was fun, but I didn't do it enough to gain much fitness from it, and my lack of fitness was holding me back. So I started riding my mountain bike on the roads to get in some extra riding time. Then I bought a road bike (because rid...
by fizzgig
Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is your name an anagram of?
Replies: 384
Views: 54427

Re: What is your name an anagram of?

Mire Zen Rim

or Emir Zen Rim
by fizzgig
Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 318542

Re: Run 10,000 miles

664.7 + 3.5 = 668.2

PT: 55.3km

A friend asked me if I wanted to do a 50km race the other day. I'm glad I turned him down, given that it would be equivalent to me doing every single run I've done this whole year in one go.
by fizzgig
Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:43 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 318542

Re: Run 10,000 miles

600.2 + 3.1 + 4.3 = 607.6

PT: 49.6km
by fizzgig
Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Network theme
Replies: 22
Views: 2763

Re: Network theme

Ours is Futurama-themed. The network is called Planet Express, my laptop is Zoidberg and my netbook is Nibbler. My boyfriend refuses to play the game though and has rebelliously named his computers Akira and Kandeda.
by fizzgig
Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3573138

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

I don't understand why anyone would use such horrible spelling when phones all have predictive text now anyway. Doesn't that make it harder to spell things wrong than right?
by fizzgig
Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:21 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Run 10,000 miles
Replies: 1340
Views: 318542

Re: Run 10,000 miles

395 + 5.7 = 400.7

PT: 37.7km
by fizzgig
Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3573138

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Awesome! Ten working days after the cut off point for the university to take action against the people in the Physics Bridge, I get an e-mail saying I have a disciplinary hearing to go to. More wonderful and lovely things in my life! And after three days of me feeling absoloutley fine and not const...

Go to advanced search