DON’T WEAR THE RED ONES!
This was one of the occasions I wish the blogging software had a "like" button. Or perhaps a "roflnui"
Also - if you do want the fancy team jerseys to train in here's a tip I got from a friend: Head to SaveMart - New Lynn is apparently quite good.
Cycling shirts are apparently sized so much smaller than most buyers expect, that many people who order them online overseas find that they don't fit, and they end up in the donations bins, and thence to SaveMart.
I take the view that if you travel on foot, you can stroll, walk briskly, jog or run. Same options for cycling (on the flat, at least).
If I ran to work I’d put on workout gear, but if I stroll, or walk, I wouldn’t (other than flat shoes).
In Wellington, or Christchurch, I’ve only ever worn regular work clothes, and my high heels work very well (shoe-boots in winter). Also, when its raining, legs (bare, or in hosiery) dry quickly, so dresses work well.
But – and it’s a big but – I have only commuted cycling on the flat (with the exception of a quick burst up Woodward St to the Terrace or up Molesworth St), and haven’t had more than a 25 minute commute round the bays. And I cycle for pleasure or transport (passive exercise), not as a work-out.
Also, I now commute with folding bike, so if the weather is too bad, then I can take the bus.
People do tend to smile at the folding bike too – it’s similar in size to a Raleigh 20, so I’m a bit of a novelty, and not really threatening. I agree the Lycra factor can add to the alienation of cyclists – some of the lycra clad and lithe can whizz by so fast they startle people.
My pet peeve as a driver (or as a person walking down Oriental Parade) are those awful super bright strobe lights. (I’m not talking about the small flickery ones – although I personally think it’s much easier to keep track of where a cyclist is on the road if their light isn’t flickering).
The superbright strobe lights are unpleasant and antisocial – blinding and distracting to other road users road. If they make the user safer, they do it at the expense of other road users’ safety.
It's harder to ignore, when you happen to share the same last name. (No relation!)
I hate Richard Prosser's views, and the damage they do by feeding hatred, and thereby making us all less safe.
On a selfish level, it's unpleasant seeing our family name in a disparaging context (the views he expresses are far from our family's views. In fact, they are as far from our value system as islamist terrorists' views are far from the values and views of every person I have known who is muslim)
I see that Google is listed as a noun, but I'm pretty sure I (and others) submitted it as a verb - "to google".
Robyn's use above ("I’ve been googling words and restricting results to the last year ") is the perfect example.
People now say they googled something with Bing, so the verb has escaped its noun somewhat.
I see that it hasn't made the spell checker yet though - it's showing as underlined as I type this.
Cloud (as in "in the cloud")
For the decade "to google" as a verb. Even more ubiquitous than "blog".
Also "yeah yeah yeah" When did we start saying that in threes?
Why didn't Annie Lennox sing 'Sweet Dreams Are Made of This'?
Perhaps the lyrics
"Some of them want to use you. Some of them want to get used by you. Some of them want to abuse you? Some of them want to be abused" weren't quite the vibe they were after?
I noted that Eric Idle didn't sing "Always look on the bright side of death...." I loved his face though at the Bollywood bit there. He was awesome.
But what was up with the sound?
I seem to be the person in Chch who’s in favour of the Hagley Oval upgrade
Me too. I loved watching Canterbury Cricket at Hagley Oval when Madonna munted Lancaster Park. In fact, I remember watching Lee Germon play, in the glory days of Canterbury cricket.
I'll trade off a little more development in Hagley, for the huge new "Frame" park from Kilmore to St Asaph. I love the idea of a giant kid's playground down at the end nearest Centennial Pool, and walking through the park to a cosy covered stadium for the rugby.
the absence of any announcement on the town hall
If you watch the video interviews it's clear that they don't yet know the fate of the Town Hall. The arts precinct layout will be more or less spread out depending on whether the Town Hall remains or not. I
Canterbury vs Wellington is all well and good, but A Day on The Green featuring Brooke Fraser and Skrillex is a different story.
Why? It wouldn't take much longer to close the ground for a concert than a cricket match. Why wouldn't listening to music at a cricket ground be lovely? When I first moved to Wellington they held an orchestra/classical sparks type thing at the Basin (which is open for people to walk through still, I believe)