Monday, 21 January 2008

TOUR DOWN UNDER!

Adelaide is currently hosting The Tour Down Under, the first pro series cycling race to be held outside of Europe, UCI version anyways, so its a pretty big deal, lots of big Euro teams attending. I had a chance to ride along with Stuart, my co worker and partner in crime for the first leg. As our work was a major sponsor we got to ride on the track in the car convoy before the race and during the warm up. Heres a few pics from the event....


Stuart looking for a bit more power from the SKODA beast! Engine is in the front mate!



Just looks tuff dont it? NOT! 0-100 in 18 seconds!


Lano and Stuart looking resplendent in our Tiser Sunday Mail T-shirts!


1500 Adelaide Now frisbies about to meet their new owners! Sorry to anyone I scored in the nose with these babies!



...Oh, and there was a bike race as well! C'mon, try harder you lards!

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Heres my first video effort from bloggers video loader, hope it works!

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Wow, two posts in one day, thought I would post up some recent pics....enjoy!


One of the locals saying g'day! He was a big sucker.



Lano and Chez, New Years Eve at the Cobbies! Zoolander poses me thinks...Blue Steel



New Years Day sailing at Murray Mouth, Sugars Beach...beautiful spot

Phoebe catching killer crabs at Sugars!



Nice one Santa, Phoebe with her new 2.0 Ezzy Kids rig, not sure she is ready to tackle the waves on Kyms Evo yet! Lookslike she will be a natural, look at the attempted tack on her first effort! More kids rig windsurfing updates to follow, needless to say, she did very well managed to sail for 4-5 metres first effort!





Phoebe gets some fantastic tuition!


Sailing into the sunset!

Waaaaay too long between drinks!

I am officially the slackest blogger in the world, been spending too much time on facebook and MSN.....oh well, I am back with lots of stories to tell.

Will start off with how much sailing we have done lately! Due to the poor condition of the River Murray lake sailing has been hard to do - need water. I was very upset to see people walking and riding bikes on the area of Goolwa lake where we sail, where I learned to sail as well!



Here's Kym sailing in the channel on a south westerly.

We have started sailing at the Coorong, Sugars beach, end of the Murray River. Its nice to sail in sea water, very refreshing. Some excellent speed sailing conditions at Sugars as well. I cracked a 28 knot run on Sunday, much to Kym's disgust, as her personal best was only 26.2 knots :) Who says we arent competitive?

I have made significant improvements with my sailing this summer, successfully completing at least 8 gybes this year alone.....woot!