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Today's youth lacking in fitness.

Posted By: Boffin

Today's youth lacking in fitness. - 02/13/09 09:54 AM

Teenage thief outpaced by 72 year old woman

Andy
Posted By: Ron_B

Re: Today's youth lacking in fitness. - 02/13/09 01:55 PM

I love stories like this. The smile on her face says it all.
Posted By: Steve1962

Re: Today's youth lacking in fitness. - 02/13/09 03:03 PM

Originally Posted By: Ron_B
I love stories like this. The smile on her face says it all.


If you raced Andy to the pub , there could only be one winner .................
Posted By: azkaisr

Re: Today's youth lacking in fitness. - 02/13/09 03:08 PM

Now Steve, guys like Andy and I have put in a great deal of training to be at our peak once inside the pub. It has taken us both years of training to reach our physiological peak for competing at a very high level. wink
Posted By: Albert

Re: Today's youth lacking in fitness. - 02/13/09 03:10 PM

In the US we'd be checking her for steroid use. rofl
Posted By: Bullett

Re: Today's youth lacking in fitness. - 02/13/09 03:12 PM

Way to go, Mrs. Hirst! thumbsup
Posted By: Steve1962

Re: Today's youth lacking in fitness. - 02/13/09 03:13 PM

Originally Posted By: azkaisr
Now Steve, guys like Andy and I have put in a great deal of training to be at our peak once inside the pub. It has taken us both years of training to reach our physiological peak for competing at a very high level. wink


Does that include a reaction test [ including hand eye co ordination ] for getting your wallet out of your pocket ??
Posted By: Joel

Re: Today's youth lacking in fitness. - 02/13/09 04:04 PM

Pwned by a geezer! clap
Posted By: azkaisr

Re: Today's youth lacking in fitness. - 02/13/09 05:07 PM

Originally Posted By: Steve1962
Originally Posted By: azkaisr
Now Steve, guys like Andy and I have put in a great deal of training to be at our peak once inside the pub. It has taken us both years of training to reach our physiological peak for competing at a very high level. wink


Does that include a reaction test [ including hand eye co ordination ] for getting your wallet out of your pocket ??



Actually I believe the IOC grades this even more along the same way as Tai Chi. Controlled Restricted and Graceful movement tends to get one a better result with the judges. Having not competed head to head with Andy, I will refrain from discussing his technique specifically wink
Posted By: Steve1962

Re: Today's youth lacking in fitness. - 02/13/09 05:18 PM

Originally Posted By: azkaisr
Originally Posted By: Steve1962
Originally Posted By: azkaisr
Now Steve, guys like Andy and I have put in a great deal of training to be at our peak once inside the pub. It has taken us both years of training to reach our physiological peak for competing at a very high level. wink


Does that include a reaction test [ including hand eye co ordination ] for getting your wallet out of your pocket ??



Actually I believe the IOC grades this even more along the same way as Tai Chi. Controlled Restricted and Graceful movement tends to get one a better result with the judges. Having not competed head to head with Andy, I will refrain from discussing his technique specifically wink


.well... .if I were taking a photo of it happening , it certainly would not be on sports mode .......
Posted By: Gary in Aus

Re: Today's youth lacking in fitness. - 02/17/09 10:37 AM

We have a member of our boat crew who has difficulty with hand eye coordination concerning his wallet during shouts at the pub.

We remedied this years ago by taking his wallet on arrival , extracting the estimated expenditure on his part for the night and placing it on the bar any left over he gets to keep .

He complains that we don't trust him, cast flaws to his character , treat him as a second class citizen ,generally demean him and that we are basically a pack of bastards.

We tell him that we do not care .

We have been doing this for the last 18 years .
Posted By: Boffin

Re: Today's youth lacking in fitness. - 02/17/09 11:11 AM

I reckon I need to defend my reputation here. I strongly deny that I have short arms and deep pockets, in fact I will buy any board member a drink whenever they drop into my local.

Andy
Posted By: Gary in Aus

Re: Today's youth lacking in fitness. - 02/17/09 12:16 PM

I notice you forgot to include the name of your local.

Was this an accident or just convenient , I wonder ?
Posted By: Boffin

Re: Today's youth lacking in fitness. - 02/17/09 12:45 PM

Originally Posted By: Gary in Aus
I notice you forgot to include the name of your local.

Was this an accident or just convenient , I wonder ?


grin


Purely an oversight - honestly.


My Local

Andy
Posted By: Woodie

Re: Today's youth lacking in fitness. - 02/17/09 01:37 PM

Alright. Now I have an invitation, I'll start working on my better half. laugh
Posted By: Albert

Re: Today's youth lacking in fitness. - 02/17/09 01:43 PM

The less I travel these days the more I think about the things I miss. I miss a good English pub. A lot. Enjoy Andy. thumbsup
Posted By: AviP

Re: Today's youth lacking in fitness. - 02/17/09 02:58 PM

Love the story! Thanks.
Posted By: Gary in Aus

Re: Today's youth lacking in fitness. - 02/17/09 03:51 PM

Andy, my local , fairly crappy website , but a good pub and a flat 200 metre walk from home. Nice balmy evenings on the terrace listening to some easy music , cold beer and good food, and very, very laid back.

http://www.beacheshotel.com.au/node/29

This site has external photos of Beaches and the second pub in town Ryans , Ryans is pretty good but a few hundred metres further away.

http://www.gdaypubs.com.au/NSW/wollongong/thirroul.html

and I return your offer of shouting you a beer when you call in !

{will save the embarasment of taking your wallet at the beginning}
Posted By: Gary in Aus

Re: Today's youth lacking in fitness. - 02/17/09 03:57 PM

Andy,

this is my local when I go up to my farm ,

same offer to pay for your beer there too.


http://www.gdaypubs.com.au/NSW/sofala.html
Posted By: Boffin

Re: Today's youth lacking in fitness. - 02/17/09 04:29 PM

My 'local' is actually about three miles away and there are four closer pubs. This one however, has a much better atmosphere, more social activities and a better range of real ales - and the landlord knows how to keep them. It is only a few minutes away on the local bus and the last bus leaves 20 minutes after closing.

I like the sound of 'The Beaches', having a fondness for the Blues. If the lottery comes up I shall take you up on your offer - I have long hankered for a long-trip to the antipodes - especially to take in an Australia-England test match.

Andy
Posted By: Flyer5

Re: Today's youth lacking in fitness. - 02/19/09 12:21 AM

I guess the girl should be happy that the victim was a sprinter and not a shooting champ . The outcome could have been different .I could picture the 72yr old womans comments ,I wasn't sure if I would remember just how much to lead before squeezing the trigger.
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