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Update from Down Unda' - Adelaide edition(4 posts)

Update from Down Unda' - Adelaide editionSprint-Nick
May 25, 2003 12:02 AM
G'day everyone,

Just thought I'd give everyone an update. After just over 2 months in Sydney on Monday I decided to make the move to Adelaide. If you don't know where it is its in the middle of South Australia and home of the Tour Down Under every January.

As for leaving Sydney... I'm sorry to leave the opera house and harbour bridge behind but the hustle and bustle of Sydney's 4+ million people got to be too much. If I didn't get a ride to the track it'd take me a 1 hour train ride with 15 mins riding at either end! So it just killed whatever training I could get in. Then its shear size made getting to and from a job almost impossible But I did get to do the timed events in the national championships and watch the world cup which was a cool experience since I hope to compete in the not so distant future.

So whats the scoop on Adelaide? Well I was able to shoo my way into the AIS (Australian Institute of Sport) with the help of Martin Barras the Aussie coach who is a former Albertan. So I am staying at a bed and breakfast 30 secs from the AIS accomodation where I eat my meals, play pool, use the internet and mingle with the odd world champion. Seriously I sit down for dinner at a table and its not unusual to have Sean Eadie beside me along with Rosalee Hubbard. Then as of tomorrow I believe Ryan Bayley, Mark French and the other sprinters will be here. Its pretty cool.

By the way from the pictures on my website at www.podiumbound.ca/images/aus/ from seannick.jpg you can see Sean Eadie lost his beard long ago.

Then Adelaide is probably the flattest place I have ever been. Quite literally I can ride 30 km and not hit a single hill which makes me very happy! Then you get to see some of the nicest sunsets since the beach faces out west. As for the track I haven't gotten a chance to ride on it but it looks pretty nice, albeit its being turned into a restaurant part time which is pretty sad. The things they will do to a 15 million dollar complex. :(

More pictures to follow when my digital camera gets working!

Cheerio,
Nick

PS If anyone is from Adelaide, has any ideas of where I can find a job (I need to do anything!) or has any questions I'd love to hear from you!
Nice update. I was wondering what happened to you. nmmoo2
May 25, 2003 9:22 AM
Great Nick! Sounds good on ya'...Luck to you.. nmrwbadley
May 25, 2003 11:48 AM
Good luck finding a job, nothing ever happens in Adelaide :) nmAeroTom
May 26, 2003 2:23 AM