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Chris J

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  1. No worries, happy to answer. 1. The company is not sponsoring me, I am applying through a migration agent though. 2. The company is on the approved employers list, so even if I did not qualify for a Residency Application I could fall back to applying for a Work (Talent) Visa as my salary will be above the required threshold and the company is on the approved list.
  2. Seems my application went in just in time, with any luck we will be NZ residents before the end of this year. Also came across this yesterday - http://www.thefifthestate.com.au/urbanism/infrastructure/on-yer-bike-itll-make-you-a-happier-worker/85548 I start work in Auckland on 23 Jan, the idea is to use only my bicycle to get to work
  3. http://www.pistolwear.com/pt-2-concealment-holster/ They ship to SA This is an add for the M&P Shield, but shows the holster in action
  4. Out on a run once I looked down at my Garmin, it was telling me my heart rate was at something like 107% percent of my max Scared the crap out of me! - I dont run with my heart rate monitor any more
  5. Thanks for the comments guys, went and bought it this weekend, what a ride! Compared to my old KHS this bike rocks! Knocked a couple of minutes of my ride into work this morning, real test will be back home this afternoon when its mostly uphill - my arse will have to get used to the rock hard seat though, old bike had a nice fat and cushy one.
  6. Thanks Byron, the price is on a new one so I thought I might as well jump on it. I am not to worried about weight, I want something reliable and I want gears that change when I want it to change, this is something that really frustrates me on my current ride. I also like the look of the 2016, matt Black and Grey, very pretty
  7. Howzit all, need some advise please. Searched the forum stukkend and from what I have learned this is not a bad bike, there are other options, but at the moment i can get this for 16K, and at this price it seems like a good deal. Bit of background. I don't do any serious racing, this bike will mostly be used for commuting to work and the odd weekend ride or race. I currently use a 2010 KHS Alite 500 - Low end bike but does the job. I do about 100km a week I am pretty big - 1,96 CM so I recon a 29'er will suit me better. Is this still good value for 16K?
  8. I want to start commuting from Honeydew Ridge to Jhb CBD - The safest route I have plotted out takes me over Northcliff Hill, not fit enough for it yet but working on it, hopefully in a couple of weeks I can start twice a week and go from there. Its about 25km each way with some horrible climbs
  9. Guys, to show you who we need to get through to, go have a look at this thread on the bike SA Forum<?:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /> http://bikesa.biz/forum/index.php Click on Bike Banter under ?The lighter side of Motorcycling? Click on Protest Ride Posting the direct link doesn?t work to lekker...
  10. I am happy, came in at 03:53. Compared to last years 05:47 I wont complain. I was supposed to start with the W bunch, but due to the manager from hell making me work from 01:00 to 06:00 that morning I missed my starting time and could only start with the EE bunch. Rode mostly on my own and tjopped off on the Krugersdorp Highway. Next year I will try for under 3 hours
  11. Oops, the info is so secret i had to hide it, just highlite the empty space there
  12. Hi Whafe, the Audi A4 is not that high on the risk scale, but still up there PM me your email address and I can send you some stats on the car For info, the top one's as follows: TOYOTA HIACE 1119NISSAN 1400 507TOYOTA HILUX 497TOYOTA VENTURE 270TOYOTA COROLLA 209NISSAN HARDBODY 141MITS COLT 125ISUZU KB280 122ISUZU KB250 114VW CITI GOLF 103TOYOTA CONQUEST 88BMW 318 77VW CHICO GOLF 75TOYOTA STALLION 69VW MICROBUS 67FORD COURIER 65AUDI A4 62NISSAN 1 TON 61TOYOTA DYNA 60VW POLO CLASSIC 59BMW 320i 58FORD RANGER 57TOYOTA TAZZ 55TOYOTA HINO 53MITS L300 52FORD BANTAM 51 Strangely enough, the following have a very low risk of hi jacking (This is not to say that their theft rate is as low) BELL0BMW 333i0BMW 5200BMW 640i0BMW 730i0BMW 750i00BMW 850i0CHRYSLER WRANGLER0CITROEN BERLINGO0CITROEN C50DAF0DAEWOO LANOS0DAEWOO NUBIRA0DMA 3,5 TON0DUCATTI 900SS0FIAT SECEINTO0FORD DRIFTER0FORD RANCHERO0FORD SIERRA0FORD WINDSTAR0FORD HORSE0HONDA X 2000HONDA CD 2000HONDA CB250N0HONDA MOTORBIKE0HYUNDAI SANTAFE0HYUNDAI SONATA0INTER HARVESTER0ISUZU 4X40ISUZU JCR 5000ISUZU JCR 7000ISUZU JCR 8000ISUZU KB2700ISUZU KB280 D/C0ISUZU N25000ISUZU N3500D0JEEP COUNTRY0KAWASAKI ZXC 9R0KIA K24000KIA PREGIO0KIA SHUMA0LADA NIVA0MAZDA ASTINA0MAZDA 2.6 DC0MAZDA MX60MAZDA RX80MAZDA SOHO0MAZDA V18000MERC 192850MERC A1900MERC 190E0MERC 220E0MERC 260E0MERC 280E0MERC 420SE0MERC 560SEL0MERC 300TE0MERC C2500MERC CLK2000MERC E2300MERC E42000MERC E4300MERC MB8000MERC SL3000MERC SL6000MERC V-SERIES0NISSAN 200Sti0NISSAN 200GXR0NISSAN 780FC0NISSAN CABALL0NISSAN CK300NISSAN CK2900NISSAN CM120NISSAN CM140NISSAN CW45HDF TT0NISSAN SX 2000NISSAN TIP0NISSAN UD3500NISSAN QX0OPEL ESTATE0OPEL RECORD0PEUGEOT 4060PORSCHE BOXTER0ROWA T.V. SET0SUZUKI GS5000SUZUKI GSXR6000SUZUKI GSXR7500SUZUKI TL1000R0TOYOTA 1800 PV0TOYOTA MR20TOYOTA PREVIA0TOYOTA SPRINTER0TRIUMPH TIGER0VOLVO V600VOLVO V700VW CITI Cti0VW JETTA 16V EXEC0VW PANELVAN0VW SHUTTLE0VW SONIC0YAMAHA AG2000YAMAHA R10
  13. I went for quick 30km's this morning (04:30). Its not that bad once you get going, but when I got back home, my nose, lips, fingers and toes were lekker cold, and not to mention the erm.... ja.... it was no where to be found It's all about how you dress and layer, but this was one of the colder mornings so far, and the wind was k@k I go out with tri-shorts, tri-shirt, long sleeve vest and a jacket thingy I bought from Macro, and it keeps me warm enough, but the tips and bits are always cold, no matter what I do. For the feet i put on two pairs of socks, with kevlar booties, and I wear my running gloves, and over that a thick pair of wool cloves, I gooi a buff on my melon, and off I go, I am usually warm enough after 15 minutes to zip down the jacket
  14. thanks for the offer no.one.knows. Currently my budget is as tight as a snare drum, but I will let you know... with my luck by then it will be warm enough to ride without them
  15. Its actually not that bad slowpoke, the first 5 minutes is the worst, you usually cant see anything because your eyeballs vibrate so much from the shivering, but after that you warm up nicely. Usually its only my feet that suffers a bit, but this morning my hands also paid the price, must have been the coldest training ride i have done thus far. Not sure what the actuall temp was outside. The Virgin Active board on Beyers displayed 0, when I left for work at 07:00 my car displayed -1, and the weather report on tv displayed +1. Not sure who to believesmileys/smiley2.gif ewep, tell me more about this ride smileys/smiley4.gif
  16. Nuts? Could be, but it is the best time for me to train, have to be at home by 6:15 to start getting ready for work/feed the dogs/feed the girlfriend....yes she is spoilt... and all the other little things one does in the morning. I dont like cycling after work due to traffic, and the fact that once i get home after work i am to lazy to go cycling smileys/smiley1.gif But getting up at 4 is not bad, the first couple of weeks was bad, but once you get used to it, its very nice to go cycling on virtually empty roads... Just the cold getting to me, this morning was especially bad, I refused to go faster than 20km/h....
  17. Thanks guys, I guess that the fact that I use shoes with huge holes for extra ventilation is not helping either hey? smileys/smiley4.gif
  18. What do you guys suggest for keeping my feet warm on my morning rides (04:15) This morning was one to much, took 30 minutes for my toes to thaw out. I am using two pairs of hiking socks I got from Tasmania, especialy made for cold weather climbing, but they did nothing to keep my feet warm. I have seen those booties that some folks use, are they any good for keeping the feet warm, and are they expensive? Might try glad wrap tomorrow morning and see if that works smileys/smiley36.gif
  19. sniffing cool-aid also works, doesnt cure the drip, but at least the snot tastes better...
  20. slowpoke, I might be joining you on those commutes, I am thinking of starting to cycle to work (Jhb Central) every day, from Welties it is about 20k's. Just need to fix/build up the mountain bike again as i dont want to use my road bike for this every day.
  21. Can not confirm yet, but I am 90% sure I will be able to make it for Friday smileys/smiley1.gif
  22. If you run with proper form you should not get injured. Most running injuries, especially the knees, are caused by over use or improper form. I picked up knee problems because of cycling, and not running, but this was my own fault by doing to much to soon.<?:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /> One thing to remember, it takes longer for your body to recover from a hard run then it takes to recover from a hard cycle. So if you have the time, then performing correct running workouts will improve your endurance and base fitness. I started following "Hadd's Approach to Distance Training" and the impact on my joints is far less. I recently completed the Pirates 21, any one that is involved in running will agree on me that they don?t call it the toughest 21 in <?:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />South Africafor nothing, but by following Hadd's principals, I had a very easy run and no soreness the next day. I don't believe you can be a super cyclist and a super runner at the same time, but by doing the one, you definitely assist the other.
  23. Hi slowpoke, I will be doing the Harmony challenge (100km) in Randfontein on Saturday, so I will have to pass on this one.
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