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Pleasure in Pain – A Cycling Movie filmed in South Australia
Pleasure in Pain – A Cycling Movie filmed in South Australia
Brought to you by southaustralia.com (http://www.southaustralia.com) as part of the Through Local Eyes Film Project

Hundreds of thousands of cycling enthusiasts descend on South Australia each January to see the world’s best cyclists compete in the Santos Tour Down Under, while images of the race are broadcast to millions around the world.

While the professionals put their bodies through the ringer over six stages and a criterium race, the truth is that thousands of cycling fans do exactly the same thing during the week - hopping on their bike and riding all over the state as they immerse themselves in all that surrounds the race.

This film tells the stories of those people. The everyday riders who see January in Adelaide is the perfect time to immerse themselves in their passion of cycling. Whether it’s a cycling club from Sydney that have come down to ride each leg of the race or recreational health focused cyclists that are training for the satisfaction of completing the Bupa Challenge Tour (http://www.tourdownunder.com.au/bupa-...), it is the professional race that brings likeminded enthusiasts together in the same place – South Australia to share in their love of cycling.

This film, which was created during the 2015 Santos Tour Down Under, highlights why South Australia is the home of cycling in Australia, with Santos Tour Down Under as the jewel in that crown. The professional race creates a sea of lycra right throughout the state, transforming South Australia into cycling’s global hotspot for one week in January, while also highlighting the abundance of amazing landscape that supports cycling 365 days per year.

Narrated by the global voices of cycling Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen, Pleasure in Pain explores the universal truths of a sport regardless of age, experience or level of expertise.

Pleasure in Pain was created by South Australian filmmakers and cycling fanatics Adam Forte and Tim Standing from Daylight Breaks (http://www.daylightbreaks.com.au)
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Best view in Brisbane: Kangaroo Point Cliffs 360 Video
Experience a unique view of Brisbane from Kangaroo Point Cliffs. Don’t look down! Absolutely no chance of that once you’ve caught a glimpse of these breathtaking Brisbane CBD views. Abseil with us at Kangaroo Point Cliffs - be sure to view the video via Chrome bowser or the Android YouTube App for the full experience in 360° virtual reality.
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"A Place To Party" - Adelaide South Australia
Adelaide has some pretty big party shoes in its wardrobe. Each year, it’s events calendar aligns for one crazy month of arts, sport, and general organised chaos, otherwise known as ‘Mad March’. After all the buzz of the Santos Tour Down Under cycling race in January, the eclectic Adelaide Fringe combines with the Adelaide Festival, Clipsal 500 and WOMADelaide to deliver a genuine 24-7 hit of frenzied energy across the entire city!

But this place isn’t just about festivals. As the thronging masses heave, sweat and dance their way through town, Adelaide’s laneways have also now sprung to life. This is where the cool kids hang out - in sneaky little bars, savouring craft beer, grazing on tapas and sipping wine straight from the barrel. Chic fine dining restaurants sit alongside funky pop ups and food trucks - and the glorious Mediterranean climate makes an alfresco bite on a buzzing city street or down at the beach a year-round staple.

With endless white, sandy beaches rimming the whole length of the city, a dip to recharge your batteries – perhaps with our resident dolphins – is possible any time!

Adelaide? Awesome.

Brought to you by http://www.southaustralia.com

#adelaide   #australia   #party  
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Rockbank woman lives with more than 20 reptiles, including three crocodiles
WHO says you can’t get friendly with a crocodile?

Living on the wild side has been taken to the extreme in Melbourne’s west where 19-year-old freshwater crocodile Johnie is the matriarch of the Lowing’s house.

Whether it’s joining her owner Vicki in the shower, snuggling up in her king size bed with the family cat, or going for a stroll on a leash, Johnie — believed to be the only domesticated freshwater crocodile in the world — always gets what she wants.

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WHO says you can’t get friendly with a crocodile?
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Tasmania's sea sparkles
Parts of the River Derwent shoreline are lighting up like neon at night thanks to a flash mob of billions of minute marine organisms that glow in the dark. Image: Blackpaw Photography.
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Parts of the River Derwent shoreline are lighting up like neon at night thanks to a flash mob of billions of minute marine organisms that glow in the dark. Image: Blackpaw Photography.
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Violet Day Adelaide light show at Torrens Parade Ground to remember World War I impact
When the first Violet Day was held a century ago, people gathered at what is now known as the Boer War Memorial in Adelaide for speeches, including from the governor, and the police band performed.

History SA online programs curator Catherine Manning said the 1915 event was a community event and was organised after news began to filter home about the losses at Gallipoli.

"Violet Day is important in South Australia ... it was about people on the home front," Ms Manning said.
Adelaide will light up near the River Torrens from tonight in remembrance of World War I.
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Residents in Adelaide’s south stunned by wild goat who believes he is actually a kangaroo
“He hangs around this big male kangaroo and the two of them are tight as, when I took that photo a couple of days ago it’s the first time he was sitting up and looking at me because normally he’s lying down fast asleep,” Ms Will said.

“When you drive down Commercial Rd there’s always about 60 roos and you see people pull over and take photos, it’s a real local thing.”

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HE may be suffering an identity crisis, but a wild goat who believes he’s a kangaroo is providing an unlikely tourist attraction for southern residents.
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Past festivals have featured the likes of Kristin Chenoweth (USA), Lea Salonga (PHIL), Olivia Newton-John (AUS), Lenny Henry (UK), Anthony Warlow (AUS), Natalie Cole (USA) Bernadette Peters (USA), Rhonda Burchmore (AUS), Idina Menzel (USA), Paul Capsis (AUS), Caroline Nin (FRA), Tim Minchin (AUS), Camile O’Sullivan (IRE), and Toni Lamond (AUS) to name just a few.

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Adelaide Cabaret Festival starts today
The Adelaide Cabaret Festival began in 2001 and is a major event in the international and Australian Arts calendar, as the most comprehensive cabaret festival in the world with a reputation of highlighting the best local, national and international artists in the cabaret genre, with classic and contemporary cabaret performances.

Visit the Adelaide Festival's website for more information:

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The Adelaide Cabaret Festival began in 2001 and is a major event in the international and Australian Arts calendar, as the most comprehensive cabaret festival in the world with a reputation of highlighting the best local, national and international artists in the cabaret genre, with classic and ...
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Hugh Jackman Shows Jimmy How to Really Eat Vegemite
“I’ve got a bit of a bone to pick with you man. You were talking a bit of smack last week about Vegemite.” - Hugh Jackman to Jimmy Fallon.

"I wanna show you how to do it. No, because come on mate, we're mates. And so...you gotta have it on toast first thing in the morning.  If you wanna be Australian, if you're gonna go to Australia, this s what you've gotta do."

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I love Jimmy and Hugh. I need to try some vegemite.
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Phytoplankton in the River Derwent, Tasmania
In Tasmania, parts of the River Derwent shoreline lit up with phytoplankton nick named "sea sparkles". Image: Matt Holz
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In Tasmania, parts of the River Derwent shoreline lit up with phytoplankton nick named "sea sparkles". Image: Matt Holz
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A pelican grooming itself by the river Torrens.
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The title "Australia GREAT" is an homage to an old advertising campaign promoting South Australia, "SA GREAT". 

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