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    Matt C

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    Motivation

    Post by Matt C on Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:43 am

    Everybody is different, and does this sport for different reasons at totally different levels and distances.


    however in the end we all align and do it for the same fundermental reason. We love doing it.. if you dont love it, go do something else..

    I set my alarm at 4:30 in the morning on a day to day basis and am never late to a session (most are solo) because deep down I love doing what I do. i get excited even before a solo ride

    I love getting to work after riding 80-100k's on time and seeing the guys I employ rolling out of their cars half asleep.


    Latley I have been rolling around with my new x-mas camera or Iphone and taking photos along the way.

    Here is a collection of some random stuff I see over the holidays before most of vegas has woken up


    sun rise through the forrest







    gold coast in the distance from Mt Cotton




    victoria point




    Redclif.. had to ride back into the wind and rain




    Its a long road solo sometimes.. but this is what you have to enjoy







    the country. middle of nowhere. had a local show the way around here









    moggil ferry, this was a fun interesting change








    to love this sport i think these thoughts to keep me entertained
    when its raining I think. atleast its not hot
    when its hot i think atleast its not raining
    when im hammering into the wind i think atleast im increasing my hours
    when i have a tail wind i pretend its not even there and im just riding away from the bunch


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    MickyC

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    Re: Motivation

    Post by MickyC on Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:10 am

    Nice post Matt - reminds me of one of my favourite blogs (www.cyclingtipsblog.com)and a semi-regular feature called 'What you missed this morning'.

    Some beautiful pictures that ended up getting turned into a calendar.This was the finalists in a competition to pick the photos for the calendar.
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    Matt C

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    Re: Motivation

    Post by Matt C on Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:24 am

    thanks for that.. few more good photo ideas there. awesome photos

    Peta R

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    Re: Motivation

    Post by Peta R on Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:03 am

    Wow! Some great pics Matt. You certainly get around the place.

    We get to see more sunrises in a year than most people will see in a lifetime. Magic!

    I'm moving to Brisbane in 3 weeks so may hassle you for directions for some of the long rides if that's ok?
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    Matt C

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    Re: Motivation

    Post by Matt C on Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:30 am

    what side of town you going to be on?

    Peta R

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    Re: Motivation

    Post by Peta R on Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:41 am

    Are yet to work out exactly where I'll be living but will look in the New Farm/Teneriffe area.
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    Alex R
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    Re: Motivation

    Post by Alex R on Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:35 am

    Good choice. Only thing to note is that many of the old woolstores are very very noisy inside due to the expanse and everything is wood. A mate of mine lived in one and there were signs everywhere reminding them of the noise. Down the New Farm end is great along the river. Heaps of options price range depending. Probably the best running scenery wise in Brisbane from there.

    Peta R

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    Re: Motivation

    Post by Peta R on Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:41 am

    Thanks for the feedback Alex. Not sure if they would appreciate the windtrainer in the woolstores! I'll also be working at the international airport so this would put me on the "right" side of town. My coach also mentioned the swim squads at the Valley pool are ok too.
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    Blair V

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    Re: Motivation

    Post by Blair V on Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:45 am

    Matt, where do you live? I often ride around Mt Cotton and do long rides up to Recliffe. Let me know if you'd like to get together for a ride some time
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    Alex R
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    Re: Motivation

    Post by Alex R on Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:51 am

    Peta R wrote:Thanks for the feedback Alex. Not sure if they would appreciate the windtrainer in the woolstores! I'll also be working at the international airport so this would put me on the "right" side of town. My coach also mentioned the swim squads at the Valley pool are ok too.

    I worked at the airport myself. The Newstead Bridge to the control tower is 11.5km. I used to go that way off the inner city bypass. I could do 16 minutes from Red Hill in light Traffic.

    Valley Pool squads are the business. Red Dog (Trent Patten) is the guy there and is sensational.
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    Matt C

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    Re: Motivation

    Post by Matt C on Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:53 am

    i get a free red dog session every time i say red dog swim / triathlon squad.

    6pm valley pool be there or he will break your face

    Peta R

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    Re: Motivation

    Post by Peta R on Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:24 am

    Matt C wrote:6pm valley pool be there or he will break your face

    I thought Qld'er were friendly Shocked
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    Matt C

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    Re: Motivation

    Post by Matt C on Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:33 am

    he toughens you up !! haha..

    oh and makes you faster/better
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    Blair V

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    Re: Motivation

    Post by Blair V on Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:46 am

    BTS also train at the Valley Pool
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    Matt C

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    Re: Motivation

    Post by Matt C on Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:21 am

    Blair V wrote:Matt, where do you live? I often ride around Mt Cotton and do long rides up to Recliffe. Let me know if you'd like to get together for a ride some time

    I live on the water at birkdale. most bayside rides go past my house along the canals.

    i ride bayside-city and back 3 times a week and mt cotton one morning. anything goes on the weekend
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    Alex R
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    Re: Motivation

    Post by Alex R on Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:00 am

    I have been dragging myself for runs around here Smile


    Peta R

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    Re: Motivation

    Post by Peta R on Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:27 am

    What's the temp like at the moment Alex?
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    Campbell M
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    Re: Motivation

    Post by Campbell M on Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:45 pm

    Alex R wrote:I have been dragging myself for runs around here Smile


    Hmmm, this is where I was running last week. Personally, I know where I'd prefer to be...


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    Rogerio A

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    Re: Motivation

    Post by Rogerio A on Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:18 pm

    Hey Campbell,

    I'll raise your Tasmanian camp with my New Zealand south island trip...



















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    Alex R
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    Re: Motivation

    Post by Alex R on Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:46 pm

    Peta R wrote:What's the temp like at the moment Alex?

    12-14 lows, 24-26 highs, no wind no clouds. Pretty good if maybe a tad cool. I don't do cold well at all. Vastly better than the couple of months of 40+ we have in store.
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    Andrew Zed

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    Re: Motivation

    Post by Andrew Zed on Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:15 am

    CEM should be here for those runs when the actual races are on.
    sadly as a local still havent done the cradle/overland track.
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    Matt C

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    Re: Motivation

    Post by Matt C on Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:07 am

    awesome pictures. what were you doing there rog? treking? biking ?
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    Rogerio A

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    Re: Motivation

    Post by Rogerio A on Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:16 am

    just a holiday on the road and managed to do a bit of running every day.

    after seeing the place I am definitely going back for a bit of riding around the South Island, it is an unbelievably beautiful place and so many cyclists around doing the same thing!
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    Glenn C

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    Re: Motivation

    Post by Glenn C on Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:47 pm

    Hey CEM, Nice photos. Thats a bit rude of your dad to do all the posing though tongue
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    Matt C

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    Re: Motivation

    Post by Matt C on Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:22 am

    lol @ cam Smile

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