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    I get more bruises on 8 wheels than I do on 3
  • Birthday 09/21/1961

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  1. BobM

    Yep it's time for Yeppoon 2020.

    I was just reminded that I should have spent this last weekend in Mackay, Qld.
  2. BobM

    Bargain Kite Buggy Set Up - SOLD

    Did you get them to sign up to EK ?
  3. BobM

    Reaching out...

    This lock down has hit the hip pocket pretty hard. My daughter was due to graduate from Disney University in Orlando in June and we were all going over there for a month. We had booked and paid for the airfares and were in the process of working out accommodation when all this s*** hit the fan. It cost around $800 to get her flights changed to bring her back to Australia and around $700 each (times 3) to cancel our flights (if we see any of that money). I was also going to do three trips the Brisbane/Gold Coast over the next two months and had booked some non-refundable accommodation - about 11 nights at $110 per night. The flights from Virgin have been cancelled and hopefully we will get "vouchers" for future trips - if the company survives. The events will be rescheduled for later in the year, but whether the finances extend that far at the time remains to be seen. There was going to be an International Basketball Championship held here in Canberra and I was going to officiate at that tournament. That has been cancelled too. I am in a rotating shift (week on, week at WFH) to keep a Government Department running, but with my daughter coming back from US, I too have been put on WFH for 3 straight weeks - with a daily meeting to check that we are all OK. I think I'll have take up Trevor's suggestions and do those things around the house that I have been putting off for years. Grumpy and Bored BobM
  4. BobM

    Yep it's time for Yeppoon 2020.

    I had 3 trips to Queensland scheduled for the next 8 weeks, now all the events I was going to attend have been "re-scheduled" i.e. cancelled for now with no known new date. I was really looking forward to the two drives in the new car; the other was going to be a quick flight up and back over a weekend. My work has split my team into two groups, one continues to work in the office as usual, and the other works at a different location. Each of these two teams is divided into two sub-groups: one to actually attend the venue and the other to work from home. Last week week was my "office" week and the upcoming week is my "work from home" week. I'm pretty sure there are enough work-related things I can do to fully occupy my days. I just need the family to leave me alone long enough to do them.
  5. BobM

    Yep it's time for Yeppoon 2020.

    I won't make it this year, too many other trips to Qld (April 4 Officiate Roller Derby, April 25 Play Roller Derby, May 23 Niece's Wedding) and not enough leave to link these together with a kiting trip :-( Bob
  6. BobM

    Canberra Event

    Saw an advert for this event https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/kite-flying-festival-2020-canberra-on-sunday-8th-march-2020-tickets-91605517569 Might pop along to see what happens I think the 10am start might suffer from a lack of wind (but I am happy to be wrong)
  7. BobM

    COATING YOUR KITE..

    Awesome scientific approach and thorough write-up
  8. Just got reminded that I need to be in Canberra on the 15th 😞
  9. Any NSW/ACT buggyers interested in getting together on Saturday the 14th of December and/or Sunday 15th at Shoalhaven
  10. BobM

    Hawk's Nest (NSW)

    My weekends are booked up until the first Sunday in December, but from then until the end of January are free. (Too much happening during the week to make to Kingston this year) The owner's manual on the new car says I should avoid towing for the first six months :-( so I'll have to borrow the wife's car for a coast trip
  11. BobM

    Hawk's Nest (NSW)

    I know it is a loong shot, but I will have my buggy and a couple of kites at Hawk's Nest (just north of newcastle nsw) on Tuesday the 12th on November. Anyone should feel free to join me for an exploration of the beach :-)
  12. Stockton beach is at the southern end of the dunes at Anna Bay near Port Stephens. It seems that the sand is moving north https://www.newcastleherald.com.au/story/6404117/its-more-than-just-a-beach-sands-of-time-run-out-for-stockton/?cs=13296
  13. Had a look at my calendar, and it is already full :-(
  14. BobM

    Sysmic S3

    Just need to get foldable wheels, then I'll give up my trailer :-)
  15. BobM

    Yeppoon 2019

    Home safe after a 1600km drive. What a great time with great company. Now to bed before cleaning all the gear tomorrow before it gets packed away for the winter. Looking forward to next time.
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