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General Bike Related Banter / Re: The Bike Show
« on: March 21, 2018, 02:54:27 pm »
subscribe! good show!
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eTolls - The Resistance / Re: E-Tolls
« on: February 26, 2018, 07:28:47 pm »
loving David makhura. he was one of the very few if only ANC  member to take stand against Jacob and the ANC... he is going to reap the rewards

Cape Town - Advocacy group the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) has welcomed Gauteng Premier David Makhura's statement during his State of the Province Address on Monday that e-tolls have not worked.  

As News24 reported earlier, Makhura told the Gauteng legislature that it was “loud and clear for all to see that e-tolls have not worked”.

The Premier said that he would be meeting President Cyril Ramaphosa to devise an alternative funding model.

OUTA, which has long opposed e-tolling, said it agreed with the Premier’s call for “a new and more equitable funding model to expand Gauteng’s road network and public transport system”.

“E-tolls have failed and have added to the cost of living for many motorists and public transport users,” it said. 

It noted that according to the South African National Roads Agency's (SANRAL) 2017 Annual Report, the compliance rate for e-toll users was just 29%. 

“OUTA will support all initiatives to get this scheme halted,” it said. 

Negative impact 

Rudie Heyneke, OUTA’s portfolio manager for transport, said: “OUTA is preparing a submission for the Minister of Transport and the President and will engage with the executive to show the negative impact e-tolls have had on the public and on the SANRAL budget and to propose alternative funding models.”

“The collection costs and litigation costs are too high when measured against the revenue generated by e-tolls,” he added

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Ride Reports / Re: The Dinosaur,The Quarry, The Newbies and Mud Mud Mud
« on: February 05, 2018, 09:06:33 pm »
looked like a cool ride! nice africa twins too! where is that quarry? is it the one by the N14 near centurion maybe?
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Shops, Dealers and Mechanics on forums
« on: January 31, 2018, 01:19:23 pm »
AHA! a Goliath in the flesh! you dont sound so terrible...  :thumleft: :imaposer:
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Basically the second shop stripped a bolt on his bike’s rear axle. He then went to the first shop and asked them what they would charge him to fix that bolt. The first shop stripped their moer for him because he only wanted a quote and not give them the job. Then he went back to the second shop and confronted the second shop as to them having stripped the bolt. They then stripped their moer for him for insinuating that it was them that had stripped the bolt. They then wanted to moer him.

He wasn’t in a mood for moering so he left.

So it is mostly about stripping and moering. And bad customer service somewhere in between.
brilliant to this break down I meant
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The Fitness Board / Re: Fitness band discussion
« on: January 17, 2018, 10:39:34 am »
not sure. but the garmin ranges have MoveIQ which has some algorithms that record your movements and identify them. so although not 100% dedicated to skipping will address your requirements 100%. thats if it works as described below. jury's out on that. will see soon though and let you know.

Understanding Move IQ

Move IQ is a feature found on some activity tracking devices.  Garmin Connect identifies periods of movement that match familiar exercising patterns such as biking, running, swimming, walking, or using an elliptical machine and tags them as Events1.  Events will display on the Timeline tab in Garmin Connect as a grey icon as shown in the picture example below to help the user track what they have done throughout the day without the need to use the timed activity feature on their device. 
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