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Blowin started the topic in Friday, 21 Jun 2019 at 8:01am

Have it cunts

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Supafreak Thursday, 9 Dec 2021 at 2:21pm

Superbug Era , this is the episode I meant to share originally. Watching Invisible Wars Series 1 Episode 3 The Superbug Era in iview https://iview.abc.net.au/video/DO1956H003S00

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Craig Thursday, 9 Dec 2021 at 6:36pm

Frog hunting with Freeride the other week. Sound on! Fascinating!

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Craig Friday, 10 Dec 2021 at 7:08am
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Supafreak Friday, 10 Dec 2021 at 7:53am

Saudi camel beauty pageant cracks down on cosmetic enhancements. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-59593001. More than 40 camels have been disqualified from Saudi Arabia's beauty pageant for receiving Botox injections and other cosmetic enhancements.

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thermalben Friday, 10 Dec 2021 at 9:17am

She's got my vote.

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Blowin Friday, 10 Dec 2021 at 10:38am

Ben, Ben, Ben. Misogyny at 9AM. Really mate ?

Blindboy will be along soon to issue penance.

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blindboy Friday, 10 Dec 2021 at 10:48am

Ben's cool with misogyny. It's on his site most days.

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Blowin Friday, 10 Dec 2021 at 10:57am
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Ben's cool with misogyny. It's on his site most days.

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Yep, befuddled. That’s the word. Elmer Fudd levels of befuddlement is where you’re at bloke.

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thermalben Friday, 10 Dec 2021 at 10:58am

Misogyny? Erm, I was impressed that Finland had a young PM who still found time to head out clubbing.

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AndyM Friday, 10 Dec 2021 at 8:36pm

Shame on you Ben, you callous knuckle dragging brute you.
And keep your mansplaining to yourself while you're at it.

Outrageous.

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blackers Friday, 10 Dec 2021 at 8:46pm
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Misogyny? Erm, I was impressed that Finland had a young PM who still found time to head out clubbing.

Too right Ben. Nice to see someone in politics who has the work/life balance sorted. “Left the work phone at home.”

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blackers Friday, 10 Dec 2021 at 8:47pm

. Beer thumbs.

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stunet Saturday, 11 Dec 2021 at 6:22pm

Could come in handy:

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Blowin Saturday, 11 Dec 2021 at 9:03pm

Some serious wisdom delivered with a smile

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tubeshooter Sunday, 12 Dec 2021 at 11:52pm

This ones for the tech savy..

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Patrick Monday, 13 Dec 2021 at 11:31am

I've got one of those at my place, I use it every day.

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Blowin Monday, 13 Dec 2021 at 12:17pm

“What’s this button do?”

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stunet Wednesday, 15 Dec 2021 at 8:35am

Incredible footage of a top to bottom run at Thredbo Cannonball.

Huge props to the filmer too. Go full screen

Rode this just the other day and it's hard to get my head around what these guys are doing here.



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freeride76 Wednesday, 15 Dec 2021 at 10:55am

made me feel sea sick one minute in.

what are they doing that is so incredible Stu?

the speed?

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stunet Wednesday, 15 Dec 2021 at 11:08am

GoPro doesn't do it justice, but that track is scarily steep.

It looks like nothing at all, but where they gap the waterbars at the 15 second mark is Kai Lenny-level shit. That is a very big jump, on a steep hill, with loose surface, coming into a corner, riding a couple of metres apart. The margin for error is enormous.

And that's just the start.

The rock garden section - called Snakes and Ladders - that begins around 1:15 is hard enough to walk, there are great drops, uneven platforms, peppered with granite boulders, and they just bounce through there like started gazelles. I'd have goosebumps you couldn't remove with an angle grinder after a run like that.

All the way down the rider is bunnyhopping to connect parts of the track, some are so difficult I wouldn't have believed it possible till I saw that clip.

I 'spose that's the thing. Seeing the trail for real, and how normal people ride it, and then seeing that.

Sorta like non-surfers thinking big Chopes looks like 'fun'.

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zenagain Wednesday, 15 Dec 2021 at 11:52am

That was sick. Heaps technical.

You can tell those two have done that a few times.

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Roystein Wednesday, 15 Dec 2021 at 3:03pm

Gee Stu that’s bombing it.
Flow state for sure

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garyg1412 Wednesday, 15 Dec 2021 at 4:46pm

Never mountain biked but went skiing in Innsbruck in 1982 to at the site of the Olympic games and did the downhill run they did in the Olympics. Took me 40 minutes to get down. Took the Olympic skiers 2mins 30 seconds to get down. A bit like that clip. Skill levels are insane.

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mattlock Wednesday, 15 Dec 2021 at 10:40pm

Sick run Stu. Thanks.
Only one "moment". Pretty much flawless.

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stunet Thursday, 16 Dec 2021 at 7:28am
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Only one "moment". Pretty much flawless.

Losing the rear wheel at 5:10?

Reaction time is so quick he almost makes it look like a deliberate flair.

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Craig Thursday, 16 Dec 2021 at 7:45am

Jeez that video was crazy. Exhausting and so hectic. I couldn't imagine ever doing that. And both made it through clean!

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goofyfoot Thursday, 16 Dec 2021 at 7:51am

That was wild
I’m assuming the same way GoPro’s don’t do Nathan Florence clips justice falling out of the sky at 50 foot Jaws the same thing is happening here.
That looks like a blast, I’d love to try it, at a much slower pace obviously

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stunet Thursday, 16 Dec 2021 at 8:13am

This is Thredbo's newest trail. Was smooth as a ten pin bowling lane when we were there, albeit a big banked bowling lane.

Not much pedalling, just bank, and roll, and pump - full dirt surfing. Only a green trail but fun as hell.

Chased my eldest down here all day and it was the best day of mtbing I've had.

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blackers Thursday, 16 Dec 2021 at 8:55am

That looks so much fun Stu. So what is the etiquette with slower front runners? In the vids there seem to be a lot of people off to the side, and the filming crew are clearly going at pace.

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stunet Thursday, 16 Dec 2021 at 9:28am

In general, slower riders are more timid, so they hear riders coming up behind and willingly pull over. Occasionally a fast rider will tail a slower rider and have to signal their intention to pass. All the trails have frequent passing areas to pull over on so the faster rider is rarely impeded for long.

Never seen it be an issue.

Very occasionally you'll see someone do something careless like stop on a track, or stop and not get far enough off the track, which is Trail Etiquette 101.

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seaslug Thursday, 16 Dec 2021 at 9:30am

WOW

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freeride76 Thursday, 16 Dec 2021 at 9:48am

I literally can't watch those clips for more than 30 seconds without feeling motion sick.

Never had it with any other Go-Pro POV footy before.

anyone else getting that?

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stunet Thursday, 16 Dec 2021 at 9:52am

It's like a horizon/boat thing.

You need to lean with 'em Steve. Forget you're sitting at a desk, in a chair, and lay your body over into those corners, then push off your feet and get a little air time when they do. Put your hands out in front of you as if they're gripping handlebars if it helps.

Fist pump when they - you - get to the bottom.

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zenagain Thursday, 16 Dec 2021 at 9:54am

What are you like in a boat Steve?

My bro and I are 50/50 into a little half cabin cruiser back home. It can be rough as guts and I'm fine. 10 mins in on sheet glass and he's puking.

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seeds Thursday, 16 Dec 2021 at 1:42pm
stunet wrote:
mattlock wrote:

Only one "moment". Pretty much flawless.

Losing the rear wheel at 5:10?

Reaction time is so quick he almost makes it look like a deliberate flair.

Losing the front wheel at 1.12 I thought he was gone

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Craig Thursday, 16 Dec 2021 at 3:16pm

This is incredible!

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Craig Thursday, 16 Dec 2021 at 4:41pm

There's a bit going on there!

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AndyM Thursday, 16 Dec 2021 at 5:24pm

Jeez that's fascinating.
Would like to see footage of that line of storms approaching, reckon it'd look like the apocalypse .

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gragagan Sunday, 19 Dec 2021 at 12:04am
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Frog hunting with Freeride the other week. Sound on! Fascinating!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CWwYqIZBg9l/

Frogs everywhere where I live. Normally remove at least one a night from inside the house this time of year. Go driving at night they're all over the roads. Even had one crawl up my windscreen last night, just about to go, looked up and it's slowly crawling along, head cocked at a funny angle looking down at me. Safely released. All green tree frogs

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seaslug Sunday, 19 Dec 2021 at 2:17am

Fantastic Craig and little froggies

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I focus Sunday, 19 Dec 2021 at 1:21pm

Yeah good read Udo, thanks.

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indo-dreaming Sunday, 19 Dec 2021 at 6:08pm

This is gold (Short video worth a watch)

"Barefoot man chases down thief making off with beloved LandCruiser

Bare chested and barefoot, one Queensland man has leapt into a moving LandCruiser to foil a thief stealing his beloved car.
Terry Dennehy from Caboolture, north of Brisbane, found himself taking on the role of action hero early yesterday morning.
Mr Dennehy and his wife Dee caught sight of an intruder walking across their yard, then lost sight of him. Two hours later they heard their work car start up.

They didn't know it then but the intruder had filled up their LandCruiser with chainsaws, whipper snippers, blowers and more from the back shed.
"(I thought) 'he ain't taking it, he ain't taking it, that's my cruiser, no one's taking my cruiser off me'," Mr Dennehy said.
The drama that unfolded next was caught by a security camera.

Mr Dennehy dashed outside, ditched his thongs and leapt into the vehicle.

As he forced the getaway to a dramatic halt, the person in the LandCruiser jumps out and looks to be about to flee when Mrs Dennehy rushes in wielding a timber plank, supported by their trusty cattle dog.
After a brief scuffle the man was able to get up and flee. Police say he left behind a black motorcycle."

https://www.9news.com.au/national/queensland-news-barefoot-man-chases-do...

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Supafreak Sunday, 19 Dec 2021 at 6:26pm

@indo , my mate lives in redland bay Brisbane. He came across 4 thieves reversing his mitsubishi 4WD down his driveway in the middle of the day . He chased after them but they calmly drove off . They had walked into his house and grabbed the keys from the kitchen table. The police later told him the thieves want you to be home as that way locating car keys is easier . The car was used in a few smash and grabs around Brisbane and was eventually abandoned after 3 days. He was insured but not against contents and had 2 brand new unridden boards plus about $5000 worth of electronic gear and stuff for a surf trip he was about to undertake . He then got various speeding tickets and toll fines which of course he doesn’t have to pay but just the process of explaining. They caught the guys all around 17 to 23 and ice heads according to the cops . Pretty scary when you hear that they want you to be home from the cops.

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AndyM Sunday, 19 Dec 2021 at 7:20pm

That reminds me of an incident about 30 years ago in Fremantle.
I’ve parked the HJ and headed off for a bit of shopping, got a dinosaur Junior CD if I remember correctly.
As I was walking back to where I parked the car I see my car being driven towards me.
It was in a pedestrian area so it was going pretty slow.
Old mate had made the mistake of leaving the drivers window down as he was driving.
As the car came up level with me I dove through the window, one hand throwing the shopping to the passenger side and the other hand smashing the guy in the face.
He stepped on the acccelerator and I grabbed the steering wheel, still with my body hanging out of the car.
I steered the car into a parked car and we sat there, engine screaming and clutch slipping.
I turned the car off, stood up opened the door and dragged the fella out.
At this stage considering it was lunchtime traffic, there was quite a crowd.
Next thing there was a lady shrieking at me “don’t hit him, don’t hit him I’m a Justice of the Peace”.
I wasn’t sure what to do - I had him in a death grip and I could smell his stink - it smelt like speed and fear.
Next thing some random saunters up real casually, assesses the situation, eyeballs the perp and absolutely nails him with a punch straight in the mouth.
Much to my delight the perp spat out a few teeth.
The cops came, took details and I never heard from them again.

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Blowin Sunday, 19 Dec 2021 at 7:50pm
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That reminds me of an incident about 30 years ago in Fremantle.
I’ve parked the HJ and headed off for a bit of shopping, got a dinosaur Junior CD if I remember correctly.
As I was walking back to where I parked the car I see my car being driven towards me.
It was in a pedestrian area so it was going pretty slow.
Old mate had made the mistake of leaving the drivers window down as he was driving.
As the car came up level with me I dove through the window, one hand throwing the shopping to the passenger side and the other hand smashing the guy in the face.
He stepped on the acccelerator and I grabbed the steering wheel, still with my body hanging out of the car.
I steered the car into a parked car and we sat there, engine screaming and clutch slipping.
I turned the car off, stood up opened the door and dragged the fella out.
At this stage considering it was lunchtime traffic, there was quite a crowd.
Next thing there was a lady shrieking at me “don’t hit him, don’t hit him I’m a Justice of the Peace”.
I wasn’t sure what to do - I had him in a death grip and I could smell his stink - it smelt like speed and fear.
Next thing some random saunters up real casually, assesses the situation, eyeballs the perp and absolutely nails him with a punch straight in the mouth.
Much to my delight the perp spat out a few teeth.
The cops came, took details and I never heard from them again.

Standing ovation.

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zenagain Sunday, 19 Dec 2021 at 8:19pm

You get a big bravo from me too Andy.

Hope they catch the maggot in the above vid too.

Jeez I 'effing hate thieves.

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goofyfoot Sunday, 19 Dec 2021 at 8:32pm
indo-dreaming wrote:

This is gold (Short video worth a watch)

"Barefoot man chases down thief making off with beloved LandCruiser

Bare chested and barefoot, one Queensland man has leapt into a moving LandCruiser to foil a thief stealing his beloved car.
Terry Dennehy from Caboolture, north of Brisbane, found himself taking on the role of action hero early yesterday morning.
Mr Dennehy and his wife Dee caught sight of an intruder walking across their yard, then lost sight of him. Two hours later they heard their work car start up.

They didn't know it then but the intruder had filled up their LandCruiser with chainsaws, whipper snippers, blowers and more from the back shed.
"(I thought) 'he ain't taking it, he ain't taking it, that's my cruiser, no one's taking my cruiser off me'," Mr Dennehy said.
The drama that unfolded next was caught by a security camera.

Mr Dennehy dashed outside, ditched his thongs and leapt into the vehicle.

As he forced the getaway to a dramatic halt, the person in the LandCruiser jumps out and looks to be about to flee when Mrs Dennehy rushes in wielding a timber plank, supported by their trusty cattle dog.
After a brief scuffle the man was able to get up and flee. Police say he left behind a black motorcycle."

https://www.9news.com.au/national/queensland-news-barefoot-man-chases-do...

Hows the bluey gives him nibble hahahah