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  2. dazmuzza

    2018 wrap up

    I’ve had a fairly terrible 2018 and its pretty much ruined me for meeting any goals. Lowest moment? I guess the day after I found out my father had a stroke and had to retire from the work he lived for. At the same time I was doing final exams for a degree and was dealing with the fall out of the end of a long term relationship. Couldn’t exercise for months and piled on weight…later found out I had undiagnosed glandular fever. Talk about everything coming at once! Most rewarding moment? Finishing the three day Velothon and also finishing the Kingscliff sprint tri last week – my first triathlon of 2018! Actually doing crit race and overcoming some fear of competitive bike racing. Worst race? Day 1 of Velothon on Sunny Coast. Man, I suffered that day! Best Race? I suppose the Running CEOS Fast 10K run. I hadn’t run in 10 months and put on about 10KG, but I still ran a sub 55 min 10K which was about 10 minutes faster than predicted. Harshest lesson? Consistency is key What was your aim for 2018, did you achieve it? Initially finish Velothon, which I achieved. Also wanted to lose weight, but that didn’t happen What was your biggest learning? That I shouldn’t expect any results if I’m not consistent with training and also diet. What is your aim for 2019? Get my running back to where it was a few years back, sub 5 hour half, perhaps Busso full! Ge tdown to a good weight, but focus on habits rather than an actual number. Most hated training session? All of them this year! Most loved training session? I did a 6 hour gravel Audax ride around Boonah in SE QLD during winter and despite breaking the rear derailleur on my bike while riding, it still was a gorgeous ride and training session.
  3. Pete

    Power Meter Recommendations

    Yes, got that - I just watched GPLama's excellent video on the single sided Stages Gen 3 and his tended to correspond to 2 x LH power which was sometimes spot-on and sometimes not (due almost completely to L-R imbalance), but even so, it still seemed pretty good. And he certainly put the connectivity issue to bed with a jousting stick.....
  4. trilobite

    Mooloolaba Tri

    I was offered a credit to enter Ballarat 70.3 (although would have been a miraculous recovery from knee reconstruction surgery)... Hardly like WTC are a small outfit without access to decent IT either.
  5. dazmuzza

    Tyres

    Wwere they brand new tyres when you started tht race or near new? Or were they well worn prior to the race? Strange!! I used to use SPD in triathlon, but switched to SPL-SL later on. As I understand it, you won't get as much power or contact area on the pedals with SPD compared to SPD-SL. So any time saving in transistion from using SPD will be offset by time lost due to not being able to pedal as efficiently with power using SPD-SL style pedals. Saying all of that, I'm fully aware that I could be 100% wrong.
  6. dazmuzza

    Power Meter Recommendations

    I use a FSA powerbox (a rebranded Power2Max) and its dual-sided and performed well. Only issue is the annoying BB standard that you might have to change over. However, its far cheaper than some others.
  7. ComfortablyNumb

    Recovery from...

    Get the collarbone plated, else there is a good chance you will end up with one shoulder lower/shorter than the other (my OSs advice after 3rd World Emergency Doc just told me to go home & it would heal in a sling). Broke mine on Jan 7th & cracked 2 ribs. Got it plated with 11 screws 2 days later, was back swimming, doing chinups, benchpress etc in 6 weeks. Cracked ribs were fine is 2-3 weeks. The whole thing looks ugly with the screw head bumps, but it feels perfect. Strangely, the whole incident also fixed the swimmers shoulder. If only knees could be fixed so easy. Broken hips - no idea. Don't supposed they caught the f-wit who threw something at you 😡 Should add was on windtrainer in 10 days, and back in gym in 2-3 wks doing one armed stuff.
  8. Tyno

    Job Seeking Advice

    I just tell the truth. I thought I needed a career change, but it wasn’t as good at maths as I was in school, so finished my IT degree instead.
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  10. Turts

    Recovery from...

    So, lesson. Dont do what Naut did and ul be right! That's a terrible set of injuries. Whats the usability with your hip fractures?
  11. AJS

    2018 wrap up

    Lowest moment? Falling off the bike in February at the end of a long ride when I realised that gravel, 23mm tyres, my bike handling and 45kph wasn't a good idea when cornering. 3 months out of training with assorted bruises and road rash (plus infections) wasn't much funMost rewarding moment? Getting back to racing and training by the end of the year and doing Xiamen and Western Sydney 70.3's - both 10 mins faster than anything I'd done before... So the recovery - and end result of new PB and Nice qualifying spot was a massive highWorst race? Didn't really have a 'bad' race as I was only able to do Nepean, and the two 70.3's and all went pretty well for me...Best Race? Xiamen - had a ball, loved the place and the race - super-fast course and enjoyable mini-break away - exceeded expectations! Harshest lesson? Don't think you can take corners fast on gravelWhat was your aim for 2018, did you achieve it? Nice qualifying spot was my sole goal for the year - and managed one with 4th in AG at Xiamen - happy days!What was your biggest learning? Actually being far more diligent / sensible at sticking to the plan. Worked with Chris at PB3 on a 4 month plan which seemed to come together really well, didn't take over 'life' at all and was very manageable... worked around it sticking to it probably 80% accurately, maybe missing 10-15% of sessions coz of life and work, and probably adding in an extra 20-25% of 'extras' over and above what was in there - which for me I count as sticking to the plan!!!What is your aim for 2019? Get to, and through, Nice in one piece and enjoy it - and lose a couple of KG's so I can manage the hills!Most hated training session? Anything on ERG mode set to FTP over and unders on Zwift - just about broke me some of them!Most loved training session? Anything that went to plan and ticked boxes... gave me a lot of confidence, and fortunately managed to put together a few of these at the end of a 4 month training block
  12. BarryBevan

    Port 2019

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  13. Turts

    Tyres

    The only reason I made it at all was the front brake. But in the heat of the moment I couldn't think which was front or back. (In the US they are reversed and I can't get used to sorting my shit out here )
  14. Limited

    Power Meter Recommendations

    I think the issue with the single sided measurement and imbalance between the legs is that the imbalance is not always consistent. So its not so much a matter of acting on the imbalance, its more a case of getting the correct power output from the dual sided unit.
  15. willie

    Power Meter Recommendations

    Answers: Q factor is 54mm. The Shimano in standard are 52mm and wide are 56mm (not sure which you have). It's not a big deal and can be changed with a small adjustment of cleat. Cleats - they come with the correct ones and replacements are $15. No pedal based system will work with Shimano. Stages have shimano, FSA and that Italian stuff that's obsolete they have a few others as well. Yeah you can add the right one down the track but that's an expensive way of doing things. All good RE questions, you've still asked less than @Cranky
  16. Rob

    Power Meter Recommendations

    If you discovered you had a minor imbalance between legs. For example, your data consistently showed a balance of 49/51 on most rides. Would you do anything to try and correct that imbalance and if so, what sort of things would you do? This question is not directed at anyone in particular. But it was the thought process I went through when deciding on a left only crank power meter solution for my roadie. To me, a minor imbalance was information I was unlikely to act upon, so didn't warrant the extra expense. Interested to know other peoples' view on this
  17. Rob

    Tyres

    Rear brake is for washing off speed. It lengthens the bike and helps maintain stability Front brake is for braking. At least 90% of your stopping power is in the front brake. When I used to do motorcycle track days at Phillip Is, braking hard approaching turn 4 (Honda Hairpin), my rear wheel would be a centimetre or two off the ground. I could feel it touch back down as I eased off the brakes just before turning the bike in. An exaggerated example of how the rear brake has little to no affect on stopping power.
  18. monkie

    Recovery from...

    Definitely +1 for doing what the physio says. The reach in my left arm is still an inch shorter than my right.
  19. xblane

    Recovery from...

    Wow. I've only had the clavicle (plate and screws) and the limiting factor for me for the bike was the wound healing. I did try swimming a bit too early also which caused some of the screws to be ever so slightly loose. I'd reiterate that patience is key. All the best with the recovery.
  20. Katz

    What training did you do today...

    I did the second session of the FTP Builder plan in Zwift. I was a bit scared of it at first, but it was actually petty chilled. The max efforts were 230w. Blows my mind that some of you sit on that for a whole IM bike leg.
  21. noknees

    Port 2019

    I'm there. Wringing the last drops out of my rooted knee.
  22. Flanman

    Biggest Loser 2018 edition

    10 day cruise - that says it all. Will update on the 17th. My money is safe (with someone else). FM
  23. Flanman

    Recovery from...

    Better to be conservative than impatient. It took me a good 10 months to get over six broken ribs and collarbone (although I had two operations on it). The collarbone will be weaker so keep that in mind. The ribs hurt occasionally, even after they heal. Whilst there are differing timings you can do for exercise (I'll leave that for the fitness gurus who got back on the horse quickly), the important thing is to ensure weight gain is not a factor. You may want to look at HFLC/fasting and how a change to eating habits can set you up over the coming weeks/months. Indoor trainer is probably the less stressful for everything due to the lack of twisting, support required and stress by movement. FM
  24. dazaau

    Recovery from...

    I'm afraid I don't have anything to add that is useful, but I am shocked to hear this and am very sorry this happened to you. It's hard to imagine what is wrong with people?!! Hope you do recover well, and quickly.
  25. bengillespie78

    Recovery from...

    Hi mate, no operation needed in the fractures so just rest and conservative treatment
  26. willie

    Recovery from...

    Where's @Go Easy when you need him... He's done this at least twice from memory. Unfortunately in my experience there is no quick fix, as others have said swimming and lifting is what I have trouble with now becuase it's not the same as it used to be.
  27. Leon

    Recovery from...

    Did they plate the clavicle or are just letting it heal? getting the length right helps with regaining range of movement, which is no real issue for the bike but can be in the pool. im the not so proud owner of a plate and 12 screws, got a good quack and while it is sore every now and then, I got back to swimming the same sort of times. from memory, I was on the trainer in 3 weeks. did have to roll the port entry into cairns as a result. had broken ribs which were not really an issue in terms of getting back into it but no idea on the hips. good luck with recovery. lets hope karma plays out on the perp at sometime. there was one positive, a new bike, had always lusted over a BMC but never thought there would be justification, did enough damage to the old kestrel to warrant the new one.
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