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  2. AP

    Le Tour - Team Sky

    I wonder where we could get some of those "marginal gains" - what surprises me is that all those other professional teams are not onto it 🙄
  3. Naut

    Le Tour - Team Sky

    I don't think they will mess around, even in the TT. It would be too easy to get it wrong. At the end of the day, it doesn't matter which one wins, it is good for Sky as Thomas is very popular in the UK. Also, if I was Thomas and got to the TT with a chance to win it wouldn't matter what you said to me, I would be going flat out. You know that Froome would do the same if the situation was reversed. That said, there is still a fair amount of ground to cover before the TT.
  4. Ex-Hasbeen

    Le Tour - Team Sky

    Hence nothing will happen till late in the tour, and with the ITT being the last real stage, it aligns perfect for them to make decisions around who wins.
  5. Today
  6. xblane

    Le Tour - Team Sky

    I feel like it'd be a crazy idea from a team standpoint for Thomas to artificially give up time ('get back in your box') as that would just bring Dumoulin further into the mix.
  7. Yesterday
  8. dazaau

    Le Tour - Team Sky

    Geraint Thomas can be perfectly loyal (and I'm not saying he would or should) by just sitting on Tom D's wheel. 1:40 is a fair bit of time, and I don't see Froome in his current form opening that gap at this point. So at the moment it looks like Geraint Thomas will get yellow, and that's without actually trying. Given Dumoulin's TT abilities we may see Froomey third. I hope Tom somehow gets a shot at yellow, but at this stage the only way that appears likely is if Geraint totally cracks. Looking forward to the action Tuesday and Wednesday. Wednesday looks the goods.
  9. Ex-Hasbeen

    Winterfish 2018

    3.2km this morning. Nice & steady with a few surges. 500m splits varied from 8:10 to 9:10. Had some fun out there.
  10. roxii

    Aero bottles on frame

    I'm not a huge fan of them, especially for long and/ or important races. They are just a bit to fiddly to put back in and the mountings are never 100% secure. I woudl put mine on my bike for sprint races as I would usually only have two drinks during the bike leg and wouldn't be the end of the world if I lost it, but anything longer and more important (especially if that is ALL your fuel) Id have in a clear bottle withe a good secure cage.
  11. pieman

    Aero bottles on frame

    It's got dimples to so will be much faster..
  12. A2K

    enduring power of attorney

    Sorted. I remembered an old friend who is a solicitor and started her own business. She did it for half the price plus it was good to catch up after not seeing her for a few years. Now I'm taking my saving of $165 and heading to the local art supplies shop. A new career beckons.
  13. goughy

    What do you do to get away from Triathlon?

    She on the money with that one!
  14. goughy

    There are some sick people out there:

    WTF Slunnie! Have they got the pedestrian? That's ****ing insane! Researchers say about 1% of the population has psychopathy, and as much as 25% of the male incarcerated population. Doesn't mean they're serial killers, but that they pretty much can have no empathy for others. Cause I can't comprehend how randomly hurting/killing others can enter a normal persons mind.....
  15. Slunnie

    There are some sick people out there:

    Dregs alright. My former boss was casual riding with her husband down the south coast NSW a few weeks ago. She turned around to see where he was and a pedestrian (AFAIK) snotted him off the bike. Tragically the brain injuries were too significant for her husband and the life support was turned off. Just gutting. "A senseless death causing immense grief"
  16. FatPom

    Aero bottles on frame

    Cheers mate. I hadn't realised the Elite had a strip, that's be good as it looks a whole lot better than the X-Lab one!
  17. Ex-Hasbeen

    Winterfish 2018

    I picked the one that didn't have my mug in it.
  18. Wronggenes

    enduring power of attorney

    Your comment reminds me of this story. https://www.davidairey.com/picasso-and-pricing-your-work/
  19. Ex-Hasbeen

    Le Tour - Team Sky

    If nothing untoward happens, and they are running 1/2, we'll see Thomas lose a bit of time to Froome as the pollen count rises and he needs some medication. Then with just the TT left before the final stage, with Froome leaving 2nd last, and Thomas leaving last, they'll know how Doumolin is going and ride accordingly. Sky won't miss the opportunity for Froome to take the Giro/Tour double, but will keep Geraint up there just in case.
  20. Tyno

    Le Tour - Team Sky

    Yeah, they aren’t exactly under pressure from outside. So, status quo until the next mountains stages. We will see if G has his usual not so good day or if his marginal gains have kicked in.
  21. clintred

    Aero bottles on frame

    I use the same setup for ironman, an aero bottle with gels in it, the elite chrono bottle is black but has a clear strip you can see from the top, I fill it was gels and mark the side with a permanent marker at certain points, super easy to use, easier to get in and out than a normal bottle.
  22. BogFrog

    Winterfish 2018

    Lovely photo Ex. Nearly makes me wanna be there - with a wettie A lot of phones are waterproof now - I could probably swim with mine attached to my arm...
  23. Ex-Hasbeen

    Winterfish 2018

    It was one of the other guys carrying it, but I think he puts it under the top of his togs. It has a small float attached in case it comes loose. I thought he just used a prison wallet.
  24. AA7

    Winterfish 2018

    Is that a camera down there or are you happy to see me?
  25. FatPom

    Aero bottles on frame

    My standard set up for IM Wales and LCW has been mainly liquid based nutrition with water in the BTA and decanted gel ‘bomb’ bottle on the down tube. For LCW I used one big round bottle and for IM Wales I used two 500ml bottles for the down tube. Starting with one out of T1 and swapping one at special needs. I use ZipVit gels which are thick and 60ml each and for the bike leg I have 8 in the bottle and top up some water for easier drinking. im thinking of trying an aero bottle for this but need a clear one so I can see how I’m tracking. I’ve never used one, are they easy to get in and out or do they take a lot of fiddling? Obviously I would repeating this action a lot. I’ve seen this one which seems to be the only clear one I can find. http://www.wiggle.co.uk/xlab-aero-tt-bottle-and-cage/?lang=en&curr=GBP&dest=1&sku=5360761896&kpid=5360761896&utm_source=google&utm_term=&utm_campaign=UK_PLA_Accessories&utm_medium=base&utm_content=mckv|sl7ARMMsY_dt|mcrid|67090840622|mkw||mmt||mrd|5360761896uk|mslid||&mkwid=sl7ARMMsY_dt&pcrid=67090840622&prd=5360761896uk&pgrid=17507340302&ptaid=pla-449656776221
  26. FFF1077

    What do you do to get away from Triathlon?

    You're awesome
  27. FFF1077

    There are some sick people out there:

    Worse... Scaffolders
  28. FFF1077

    There are some sick people out there:

    Yeah. Plenty of dregs out there. Mate of mine was swept of his motorcycle by a piece of No. 12 fence wire. It was strung across the trail near where we parked the utes. Luckily we had just started and were not going full tilt.
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