Agreed! This has been a year when more and more Māori words and phrases became much more commonly used
#iammetiria. : it opened up the debate on poverty
Tricky one! In the end the simplicity of the South African jersey won it for me. Although I think it's unfair to judge jersey on stand vs jersey on player....
That Bulls away strip should have a cocktail named after it.
That's a tough bracketing Hadyn.
Putting two good uniforms up against each other - Highlanders and something I liked but have forgotten now, and Fiji and Samoa then leaving dull match-ups elsewhere (Italy v Argentina....
Sadly, I agree with you on the A I G thing (probably a necessary evil, but dilutes the aura nonetheless).
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)