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by Baron
Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:32 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: cycling
Replies: 199
Views: 151925

Re: cycling

Been away MTB'ing, once again on the solid frame. Eskdale Park in Napier is really nice, ~900 (Acres or Ha, I can't remember) of forestry timber. I got sore pretty quick but it was well worth it. In 4 days I never covered the same track twice except for those I wanted to do again - there were certai...
by Baron
Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:29 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [NZ] New Zealand!
Replies: 470
Views: 212328

Re: New Zealand meet up

Having just returned to my Keyboard from being away MTbing, I could have saved you all some discussion on postage, as I work as a Postie.. Anyway I would say you want to increase the size of the package to get as much padding around the drive as possible, Parcels don't always get treated that nicely...
by Baron
Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:20 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: cycling
Replies: 199
Views: 151925

Re: cycling

I think it would be cool if you could pre-program it with letters, as well. Like maybe "Just pass already, Douche!" (or more practically, "Pass NOW") for when you have those annoying cars who sit just behind you for 10km because they're not confident enough to pass you. You all k...
by Baron
Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90205
Views: 9121741

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

Back from going away for work. Too hot in Hamilton (30+C). Too many threads to read = mark all read.
by Baron
Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: cycling
Replies: 199
Views: 151925

Re: cycling

Wow, Lucky you I spent years trying to find one and never could*; found several Dirt Jump and 4X bikes that could easily be modded into a DH'er, but never a pre built one. * I then got wussy and became a Cross Country/Cyclocross fiend. Admittedly they were in specialist MTB shops, they may have bee...
by Baron
Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2353554

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Most of us may or may not have posted in NZ meetup thread if you want to know specifically who, FYI new Kiwi lads/lasses :D
by Baron
Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1722233

Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned that working in really hot, damp, weather is just as bad, if not worse, as working in really cold, damp weather.
by Baron
Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90205
Views: 9121741

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

So it's like a whingy cowardly stalker?
by Baron
Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:32 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: cycling
Replies: 199
Views: 151925

Re: cycling

Yeah I did, but I really need to swap out my V-brakes for Hydraulic discs front + rear as well, so thought I might as well just get a new bike as the rear part of the frame is going to be difficult(ish) to swap out without a decent amount of customization to fit the new wheel and brakes. Those thudb...
by Baron
Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: High School Pranks
Replies: 684
Views: 88788

Re: High School Pranks

A story about an ex-teacher, of all things.. There was this teacher at my high-school who taught junior science and loved nothing better than to take his class out playing pranks on the senior students, whether it was putting dry ice bombs in metal rubbish bins in the common rooms, or using an old w...
by Baron
Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: cycling
Replies: 199
Views: 151925

Re: cycling

I sorry, but I beg to differ, I have come across several freestyle DH hardtails bikes while browsing shops.. yeah I've been having a look at full suspension bikes as well, but tbh I'm looking at spending no more than 1200-1300NZD, which I realise is far less than you're quoting - however a quick bro...
by Baron
Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1403711

Re: Boy Thread: All the good names were taken

Interesting recipe. From the comments, most users commented that it was too thin. I bet if you replaced 3 of the 6 cups chicken stock with blood (and probably avoid salting), you might be able to make it work. Of course, this still doesn't solve the breast-milk cheese issue. Question is, would heat...
by Baron
Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90205
Views: 9121741

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

Saw that colossal squid today. Wasn't as big as I would have thought, although it was slightly compressed. I can upload photos if anyone wishes to see it, although I'm sure there are enough on the internets already..
by Baron
Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2353554

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Sounds like you'll fit right in. Welcome mate.
by Baron
Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1403711

Re: Boy Thread: All the good names were taken

This is almost the same... BYO blood?
by Baron
Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:54 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: cycling
Replies: 199
Views: 151925

Re: cycling

Q: I'm looking at getting a new mountain bike for DH, as I got into it about a year ago and flying down trails on my solid frame has become a jarring mixture of "ohcrapohcrapohcrapthere'sabigdrop/corner/jump" and adrenaline as my riding skill has increased. I think it's safe to say my brav...
by Baron
Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:23 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 209837

Re: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand

Fortress by Gabrielle Lord - possibly one of the worst books I have read anyway, it didn't in any way draw me in, and over analysis of a) the plot and b) what little development there was meant/means that I honestly would rather attempt to read a book in another language.. The film adaptation was j...
by Baron
Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1403711

Re: Boy Thread: All the good names were taken

Planning on adding Yeast as well, or do you think naturally occuring microbes would do?
by Baron
Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 484
Views: 265691

Re: Recommend a book

I like to read an obscure mix of nonfiction and comics - recommend the Life on Earth accompaniment for the David Attenborough TV series (sorry if it's been mentioned, couldn't see it) and I'm currently reading Ghosts of Gondwana by George Gibbs. Can anyone tell me if the 5th Temeraire book is any go...
by Baron
Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1403711

Re: Boy Thread: All the good names were taken

Poffin wrote:a language like Chinese isn't especially difficult to learn to speak, but a bitch to write.


Mandarin is easy to speak.. Cantonese is a lot harder :) (Half my family is Cantonese) but yes they are both annoying to write, I gave up pretty quickly.
by Baron
Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Akinator, the Web Genius
Replies: 69
Views: 8646

Re: Akinator, the Web Genius

Doesn't get a lot of cricketers... Couldn't get John Key either, but it got Helen Clark.
by Baron
Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nicknames
Replies: 162
Views: 14479

Re: Nicknames

I'm boring - I don't have many nicknames, people either call me by my first or last name (first if I went to Uni with them or family, or work, last name from primary/secondary school). Also occasionally Deej or Stumpy. Edit: I note I have been referred to more than once as "The little asian son...
by Baron
Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2353554

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Funnily enough, the first thing I thought when I read through your post was "Oooh, Oxford" rather than the aforementioned Russian literature query. I hope that eases your pain somewhat. Foreigners often share your sentiment towards NZers - let me let you in on a secret: It's a result of ou...
by Baron
Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2353554

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

In NZ we generally have a range of letterboxes, some of which are of useful size - these are mostly the ones people don't buy because they cost more, instead they buy these tiny metal thingies. I dislike most letterboxes in people's doors as they are generally of the slot variety, and have finger-cr...
by Baron
Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2353554

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

You mean those that require the post people to damage your large letters as well as newspapers and magazins? Exactly those ones - and ones which are only slots which you can't fit parcels or anything bigger than a knife blade into, or ones in people's doors, the list goes on.. by the way, that post...
by Baron
Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:18 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [NZ] New Zealand!
Replies: 470
Views: 212328

Re: New Zealand meet up

Greetings all from Wellington - let me know if you decide to pop by the city on your trip - I'll buy you a drink.
by Baron
Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2353554

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Greetings all, Dave here. Long time reader, never bothered reading the forums until recently. Base of operations is the wonderfully whimsically-weathered Wellington, NZ (Alliteration? Awesome!). 21 years old, Male (hopefully you figured that), did my BSc in Marine Bio and App. Stat at VUW plus a sma...

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