This weeks links (2017-09-11)

Trail Series, Race 4, Anglesea

In brief:

* When it comes to same-sex marriage, not all views deserve respect (2017-Aug-17) [The Conversation]

We should hold people to task for the views they express and make it clear that if they are not prepared to craft a cogent argument their slogans are nothing more than gang colours.
To claim offence when questioned is not only to commit the fallacy of deepest offence, is also to disrespect utterly the right of your fellows to engage in honest inquiry, and that is a very deep offence indeed.

* 9/11


* Diamond Creek Trail: council votes to acquire parts of 12 properties to for Hurstbridge extension (2017-Sep-09) [Diamond Creek Leader]


* Spike in serious road injuries among cyclists (2017-Sep-11) [Monash University]
The number of Victorian cyclists being admitted to hospital with serious trauma from road crashes has more than doubled in the past nine years, according to a Monash University study.
The majority of seriously injured cyclists suffered multiple trauma (45 per cent), head and other injuries (34.4 per cent) and were male (87 per cent).
By contrast, there was no change in the number of motorists, motorcyclists or pedestrians admitted to hospital with serious trauma from road crashes. …

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Wednesday WIN (2017-Sep-06)

At the end of June 2017, shortly before the sun peeked over the mountains of Tahoe National Park in California, Ryan Sandes and 368 other runners from around the world gathered at the base of a snow-covered mountain to begin the Western States 100 Endurance Run.

* What it takes to run the gnarliest race in the world

* Would you run in this beautiful raw scenery of South Africa?

Ryan Sandes’ Dedicate documentary here:

* Lighting the Fire – Episode 1

* Lighting the Fire – Episode 2

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Tuesday Tunes‬ #252 – 30 Day Music Challenge – Part 1

The ’30 Days Music Challenge’. Just post a song a day according to the challenges of the day. You can start whenever you like.

And now for some music …
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This weeks links (2017-09-04)

Easy like a Sunday morning

In brief:

* What’s the best, most effective way to take notes? (2015-May-22) [The Conversation]
If it feels like you forget new information almost as quickly as you hear it, even if you write it down, that’s because we tend to lose almost 40% of new information within the first 24 hours of first reading or hearing it. If we take notes effectively, however, we can retain and retrieve almost 100% of the information we receive.


* UTMB® Best Of 2017 (PTL® TDS® OCC® YCC CCC® UTMB®)


* Race to the Rock 2017 #racetotherock #dotwatchers
The 2017 event started from Albany, WA on 2 September 2017. The mostly off-road route covers some rugged, remote country in the Australian outback. Different to a lot of bike-packing adventures, this is not a “yeah two bottles will be fine” sort of a ride. This is a genuinely tough event in the age of countless events pretending to be tough.

–> Twitter search #racetotherock, without most of the ‘James Allen challenge’ spam

* Race to the Rock (2017-Sep-02) []
Ever heard of The Race to The Rock? Also dubbed “The race so difficult no man has ever finished.” Well, it just kicked off a few hours ago with seven bikepackers attempting 3,031 kilometers of remote, off-road, Australian outback from Albany to Uluru (the rock)

* Vuelta a España 2017
All stages LIVE on SBS Viceland and OnDemand streaming
Monday, September 4, Rest Day
Stage 16 : Tuesday 5 September : Circuito de Navarra → Logroño : 2310 – 0200 AEST
Stage 17 : Wednesday 6 September : Villadiego → Los Machucos : 2300 – 0200 AEST
Stage 18 : Thursday 7 September : Suances → Santo Toribio de Liébana : 2310 – 0200 AEST
Stage 19 : Friday 8 September : Caso → Gijon : 2310 – 0200 AEST
Stage 20 : Saturday 9 September : Corvera → Angliru : 2230 – 0200 AEST
Stage 21 : Sunday 10 September : Arroyomolinos → Madrid : Monday 0100 – 0500 AEST

Some reading/listening:


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Tuesday Tunes‬ #251 – Taramis

Taramis was an Australian heavy metal music group, which began as Prowler in 1983. Initially they played covers of other artists’ work, in 1985 they developed more original material and changed their name. By that time their line-up was Dave Browne on drums, Shane “Joel” Southby on lead vocals, Danny Komorr on bass guitar, and Craig Robertson on lead guitar. Their debut album, Queen of Thieves, was released in August 1987. A second album followed in April 1992, Stretch of the Imagination, and the group supported Brazilian band, Sepultura, at their Melbourne concert in July. Taramis disbanded early in 1993. Australian rock music historian, Ian McFarlane, noted they were “one of the first local groups to play a brand of ‘progressive’ heavy metal in the style of overseas acts … Taramis infused its esoteric music with an epic, mystical feel. Man-mountain frontman Joel Southby also possessed a booming rock voice which added an edge to the band’s billowing, blustering song arrangements”. [wikipedia]

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Wonderland Trail Run 2017

wonderland-run Event: Wonderland Run
Distance: 20km short / 36km long
Date: Sunday the 27st August 2017
Location: Hall Gap, The Grampians
Organised by: Big Long Run

The Wonderland Run Grampians is a 2km and 8km Saturday afternoon run, followed by 20km and 36km runs on Sunday morning, based at Halls Gap in Victoria.
Absolute freaking intensity! You are engulfed by a whole different world. You are IN the landscape. It will chew you up and spit you out and you will love it. All events based from Halls Gap in the mighty Grampians, starting from School Rd. Due to the arduous nature of the runs, runners need to qualify by having run in other events.

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Running/Riding – what’s next? (Part 4)

Behind any total cluster f##k there is always a plan, a plan that seemed really good when written down and viewed from afar; this may just be that sort of plan! Where did I leave that monkey wrench? This plan is now looking at the last quarter of 2017. From the original plan, we have already covered September 2016 to the start of March 2017, March 2017 to the end of May 2017 and June 2017 to the end of August 2017.

The adventure continues … onto Afterglow! #TrailRunningUnicornsExist

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