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365 photos in 365 days (part deux)


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1 hour ago, GT6MK3 said:

Day Twenty One

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35 degrees, all the way across town and back in the un air conditioned van.  Luckily, I’d just been streamlined.

Doesn’t count if you put up pictures of your much younger brother !!!

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23 hours ago, JohnD said:

Branching out, Craig, ever been attracted by those 'wingsuits'?

Wingsuits first hit in 1999, when some boys from Eastern Europe did some design work and found a way to make them.  They can to the 99 World champs to kick off their marketing and “look how much fun there are!”  campaign.  As soon as my team mate and I got eliminated from the comp, I was straight into one.

They're pretty good fun, especially if you have a flock of others to play with, so I wanted one to take home.

They didn’t have any for sale, only demo units, and the wait time for manufacture was six months.

I employed a bit of Aussie ingenuity, and went to the pub with the company owner.  It’s no easy task drinking someone from the Slavic states into submission, but the next morning my wallet was lighter, I had traded away my last “Team Adrenaline Skysurf t-shirt, I had a whopping hangover, and an unobtainable wingsuit.

Still got a couple of them, but I haven’t jumped one for a few years.  

The tech on them today is incredible.  I’m hoping to jump one of the new ones later this year.

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23 minutes ago, GT6MK3 said:

Still got a couple of them, but I haven’t jumped one for a few years.  

Blimey….. not sure I’d twigged you did that too.

Watched a few Jeb Corliss videos over the years …… 

Full-on nutter……:o

If he’s still around it’s not for want of trying…..

It did take 20 years off you (the makeover that is :biggrin:

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5 hours ago, GT6MK3 said:

The tech on them today is incredible.  I’m hoping to jump one of the new ones later this year.

When you do, break a leg!   But wear a camera too, please!

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On 1/23/2022 at 9:35 PM, Hamish said:

That’s great you could get out and celebrate together.

60 family and friends in the Garden at Mum and Dad’s house.  Pretty good arvo - just hoping it doesn’t turn into a super spreader…

Day Twenty Four

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Snacking on some Strawberries and raspberries after a 90 minute ride.  I’m not sure what’s happened to me…

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3 hours ago, GT6MK3 said:

60 family and friends in the Garden at Mum and Dad’s house.  Pretty good arvo - just hoping it doesn’t turn into a super spreader…

Day Twenty Four

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Snacking on some Strawberries and raspberries after a 90 minute ride.  I’m not sure what’s happened to me…

It’s having all that hair removed that’s done it:rolleyes:.

Your mum does not look old enough to be 80!

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Day Twenty Five

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Stopped at a typical inner city Melbourne intersection on a late evening trip to the city office - I’ll leave it to Hamish to explain what the little white symbol above the red light means.

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37 minutes ago, GT6MK3 said:

I’ll leave it to Hamish to explain what the little white symbol above the red light means.

Quite curious. Probably ought to know having driven many miles in Oz…. Though mainly out of town and never Melbourne. Some Perth (ok) and some Sydney. Sydney was no fun at all, mainly because multi lane intersections are very high stress when you have no idea where you are going….. and signage no help at all. Watching for planes and where they were coming up from/ going down to was more helpful that signage when looking for the airport! This was over 25 years ago so maybe it’s better now (sat nav now at least)

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It s a long time since I drive my ‘73 ford falcon around Melbourne ( 89/90 ish) and the tram turn lights were not that modern. 
I think I’m right in remembering that all traffic turning right at junctions that have tram lines have to wait on the left before turning ( in front of the traffic held on their red light)  to keep the tram lines clear .

used the trams a lot from the bell street area near coburg. 
and worked in port Melbourne for Red Tulip ( Allstate’s confectionary)  it was a few years after Chernobyl but port health still ran a Geiger counter  through containers from Switzerland toblerone etc.

very fond memories of Oz  

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48 minutes ago, Nick Jones said:

Hmm, reckon I’d want to be looking where I was going….. wouldn’t want the earth sneaking up behind me at 200mph……:blink:

I did well over 1000 skydives filming my old skysurf teammate without seeing an altimeter, or knowing where the earth was.  There’s an internal clock that you develop over time, and there’s also a magic bit of kit called an audible altimeter that plays different tones and alarms to let you know if and when the big round thing is sneaking up on you.

Day Twenty Eight

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Someone thought he could get around his 55 minute ride before the incoming thunderstorm hit.  Someone was wrong by 6 kms.  Very very wet kinda wrong.

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