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    My thoughts after loosing my wife last year is if I can manage something (financially or physically) now I'll do it now! I have just gone to a nine day fortnight so I can go and do things now whilst I'm still physically able to rather than wait till retirement which there are no guarantees I'll make anyway! Looking forward to using the extra days making regular solo back country alpine downhill long weekends at Bogong and Feathertop this winter. Also since childhood I've always wanted a certain car. We had discussed ways of getting one parked in the garage over the years but was on the "one day' list. Decided now not to wait and after getting it shipped over from WA finally got the club permit licence plates on it last week. Have received some snide remarks about buying it from various people but I don't care what others think! it is something I've always wanted to own so did the sums and bought it! It is a nice diversion from what continues to be a difficult time...
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    How's the training for IMOz going? Should be tapering about now? However, you should be looking at the main event at IMOz! So, it's time to get ready for the very famous 2017 Transitions Beer Mile to be held at Town Green on 8 May 2016 at 3:30pm in front of the pub at the finish area of IMOz. We are now recognised as part of the Finishers Celebrations and the Beer Mile will occur after the Roll Down Ceremony. I will contact our very special Secret Sponsor and hopefully they will be supporting the Beer Mile yet again....this is the 7th year that we have had this support from this amazing anonymous sponsor...Thankyou again. I believe that we will have some very famous IMOz Legends and Hall of Famers in attendance again....think Karen Pini, Ken Baggs OAM, DCM (DO Come Monday) and some more wonderful personalities, just like the 2015 30th Anniversary IMOz and accompanying Beer Mile. I would love to get some exposure on TV, such as Ch 8 (the Ch 9 equivalent for cities) and I have wriiten to Peter FitzSimmons several times to get a mention in the SMH and The Age (I expect). So, if anyone from Port Macquarie has any contacts with Ch.8 or Ch.6, then can you try to get some coverage for the event. I believe that we should also be part of the IMOz video highlights, that we used see at the Awards Ceremony, so let's try to swing them around for some footage. Anyway, for those that don't understand what the Transitions Beer Mile is about...It is the celebration and relief of having finished IMOz within the cut off time so that you qualify to race the Transitions Beer Mile the next day. It consists of drinking a can of beer, running 400M (440 yards), drinking another beer, running 400M etc etc, until you have run a mile (1760 yards or 1600M) and drunk 4 cans of beer. Your choice of dress is encouraged and we have the usual boys dressed up as girls, boys dressed up as dogs. Go Snoopy from 2015, there are also Fairies, Dinosaurs, German Beeren Hausen, ladies called Carrots, the Safari Suit Twins, the Stig, Angus from AC/DC, blokes wearing attire from their youth and the list goes on and on. However, you should look at some of the accompanying vids from previous Beer Miles. There is also the Transitions Mile Of Famers perpetual trophy and if you believe you should be on it for this year, then PM me and for $5 and a good record of service or participation in previous Beer Miles, I will get you on this year's honour list. Also, I see that there is a Half Ironman on the same day as IMOz, so we are having a Transitions Beer Half Mile for those from the HIM who want to enter. Also, as we recognise the Responsible Drinking of Alcohol we will allow those that want to compete and drink Chardonnays, Milk, Gatorade or even Soft Drink. Unfortunately, there is no award available for these responsible drinkers at this stage. We're hoping that Big Chris will come on board again with the Timing Guys to do the timing again and also set up the on-line registration for this 'training event'. So, look out for his link for registering. Here are some vids of previous Trannie Beer Miles and accompanying links to relevant items. 2015 IMOz Beer Mile Karen Pini... for those of us from Forster IM days, Miss Karen would welcome every finisher across the line and she is, like Ken Baggs an IMOz Hall of Famer. Ask some of your older IM mates for Karen's rise to fame, apart from Paul Hogan's show. Speedy Steve 2010 Beer Mile 2009 Beer Mile 2011 Beer Mile http://forums.transitions.org.au/index.php?showtopic=49434 Transitions Post from Ratdog for 2011 Beer Mile TGL's take on the 2011 Beer Mile If you feel any pressure to participate in the very famous IMOz Trannie Beer Mile, then please visit these links for assistance..... http://www.aa.org.au/ https://www.tomwaterhouse.com/ http://www.standard....arnival/?cs=383 http://www.triradar....t-ruin-my-race/ http://rethinkingdri...fusalskills.asp http://ie.reachout.c...ssure-to-drink/ http://www.google.co...iw=1536&bih=694 http://www.aptriathl...e-of-the-cycos/ http://www.smh.com.a...1210-2z42b.html http://www.smh.com.a...0320-354ih.html http://www.chisel-fi...lonby-cheating/ http://www.dummies.c...heat-sheet.html http://au.linkedin.c...fuga/45/47a/367 http://edition.cnn.c...-ped-explainer/ As we are now part of the Monday Official Celebrations for IMOz, we are being asked to turn around near the Finish Area and we will do 4 laps of such, just like I have been doing for the last 15 years. I knew my finishing performances would be adopted by the hierarchy eventually. Here is a clip of a typical turn around at the Finish Line! The reason for this is so we don't jeopardise the licensing of the area for IMOz. Our finishing area will be close to the finish line, but away from the designated licensed area. and finally http://www.youtube.c...bed/oXvJ8UquYoo As most of you city slickers go to gyms and train to music, here are some clips to help you with your Beer Mile Training.... https://www.youtube.com/embed/CZ85j6U2Fvs And finally if you want to lose some weight, have a look at this bloke's story..... http://www.nasvik.se/fat-to-fit/ I will post again in the next week with more info, but please post your intention to attend this 'training event'. Thanks, CoffsPete
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    Not quite. Maybe the next one will be a Lotus... Australian delivered 1984 911 Carrera
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    My heart goes out to the family & friends of the athlete who died in the swim today. It puts things into prespective. non wetsuit swim for a 1:16, 2min quicker than Ironman Arizona. I got knocked around a lot but got it done. Bike was tough esp the second half. The wind come up & it was a head wind no matter what direction we were heading. I copped a BS penalty for drafting in the first 20km. They got me on a rise. The tent was full of ppl who had been done. I copped it & got on with the ride. I think I went 5:36 on the bike. A 32 min PB for a 4:02 marathon. Ended up with a 11:06 & 28min over all PB. The chase for a sub 11 continues. Wetsuit & non penalty I might have got it this time. Just sitting in a restaurant waiting for my burger, fries & donuts.
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    I don't get why you're so bent out of shape about what he's doing? I don't get why either of them are doing it and I'm pretty sure they could throw $100k at the Red Cross of their own money without blinking. However, they are doing it (after a fashion) and whether I think the effort is warranted or not, I don't take any pleasure in seeing them not achieve it.
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    Nuffink again - knee still sore. Fortnately it felt good enough this evening to take my new toy for a spin. Money cant buy you happiness. But it can buy you toys!
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    HI guys, firstly big thanks to Cranky for sorting this out and following it all the way through. Order is placed and paid, hopefully we will have them soon. It would be great of they were here for Port but will have to wait and see. For those that want them, stay tuned for payment details, I would like to have them in my hot little hand before I take anyone's cash.
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    All good! Quite a bizarre turn of events really!
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    On a positive finish, zed the star has couriered the suit to FFF who is stoked and gonna take it for a splash this arvo. Happy endings! Thanks for all your work zed - much appreciated. I owe you a beer or three (or whatever ur poison is). All the best at busso!
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    I tried to drive a stick but it wooden go.
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    Nuffink, sore knee. Just wanted to test out my new name!
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    Certainly not having a go at Lauren, but yet another of those articles that goes straight for the "Professional Triathlete" & "2nd at the World Championships", where-as she was 2nd in her AG (no small achievement in itself though).
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    He sits in bike trains for 180km...and tries to have anyone passing busted.
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    Drive to airport... 2 weeks in nth Sumatra !! Im off the airwaves see you all in 2 weeks.. Yeewwwww!
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    Winter starts 1 June. None of this soft May stuff.
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    Angling for a career in politics some day maybe?
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    halleh-freakin-lujah, someone else who is jack of this. The default response here is 'are you doing it for charity'? My answer is 'no, I just like racing and having my ass handed to me on a plate', or I ask them if they drink for charity when they go to the pub. They usually slink off to see if the office biscuit tin has been replenished at this point.
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    Hey Kojimaeagle, got a mate open to the idea of selling his below Softride if you're still interested. He's based in the Eastern 'burbs of Melbourne.
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    Huge notable mention to Mick Maroney (coach@) receiving the well deserved "Legend of the sport" Award
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    Winter is coming Jon Snow! whose in? start date?
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    No. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-29DCADFX8P4HIvSocurBzFOZpwoANmR_IB9-uAp53s/edit?usp=sharing
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    http://www.triathlon.org.au/About/Latest_News/Rio_golden_girl_Katie_Kelly_and_Ironman_Tim_Reed_scoop_Triathlon_Australia_Awards.htm
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    just wanted ti bump this as it really didnt get the credit it deserved. seriously people, where is the love.
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    Does this matter? Really? The girl is paralyzed! I'm sure you appreciate that but on first reading it seems a petty point to make
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    I don't get why people are coming across as though they're happy John has failed. I never thought he'd do it but quietly hoped he would. I like to believe the reason he's kept on doing what he can and taking Debi's "limelight" is because he's gone out and asked for donations for a goal he hasn't achieved and doesn't want to just give up and be a DNF like the Pro's we bag out.
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    Yes, it has noticeably improved things. There will always be those who'll glide right by to teach us a lesson. But in general is a big improvement. The biggest thing I can say is acknowledge as often as you can when a car does the right thing. I'm always waving, nodding the head etc. The happier I can leave drivers the better I think.
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    Do pros have to register at a race like Age Groupers? If so he would have been forced to walk past the Diamonds bike stand at the expo.
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    They're particularly effective for early morning rides where cars can cross the double lines safely due to not too many other cars around. Whilst a lot of people around here complain about bikes, they do tend to give us a lot of room.
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    Pretty much 50k in 50 days. You can also prove your lack of sanity and sign up for 100k in 50 days. You can also make up your own challenge - Tortoise and I swam our age last year (we're both over 50 ) Bottom line is to try and keep swimming through winter - doesn't really matter how much you do, just sign up and have a go.
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    I must have glossed over that bit - he wanted to gift the bikes he considered unsafe to others to help promote the brand? wtf is he smoking!
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    Hey Rox - I'm aiming for 10 in 10 - 10 rides in 10 days (or 10 buffet dinners in 10 days, the later I'm surely gonna complete). You can contribute to my amazing endeavor on my gofundme page. All funds will go to a charity of my choice (me)
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    Tel him it's a beautiful looking bike Moshboy. I'd love to take something like that out to the next race and have all the old bastards like me recollecting.
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    Pricing aside, I've never had an issue with Wiggle's speed of processing or delivery. Sometimes I've paid for next day but mostly choose the standard free option and always get it within 2 days. Obviously distance is a factor for me (or lack of it) but the processing emails come back to me very quickly.