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  1. Hawaii Missile alert

    Quite likely the workers were phoneless. Most Defence and security focused organisations have a policy of having phones left outside working areas.
  2. Geelong 70.3 Enter now

    I think I have done it 4 times, one year we had no wind (it was... odd...), another it averaged 45km/h westerly with gusts over 75km. Just as there have been cold years, as markso1077 says, other years have been high 30's. Always good fun.
  3. Geelong 70.3 Enter now

    My best HIM swim was Geelong, 33mins. I have also had a 40min swim there. Just depends on which way the wind is going, and how strong. There has been years of little waves, but nothing like what I have seen in other parts of the bay. It is sheltered a bit by the yatch club as well. Sight lines are good, and as it is the bay, a little warmer than it is 10km south in Torquay. Clarity is... significantly better than anything I get locally, but that is not saying much, in LBG, it is clear if you can see your elbow... if no wind then you can see the bottom.
  4. 2017 Totals - training / racing / stuffing around

    Now lets see... Less than 60km swum. ~350km running <4,000 km Ridden Once minor slip on the bike, resulting in nearly 6 months off exercise, (First week of Jan, two small chips off the femur) Set a new Marathon PB at LCW. Not the best year, and yet...
  5. Your 1st race

    heh - First race was nearly 10 years ago, some random sprint distance at Black Mountain Peninsular. For our wave it was a bunch of teenagers and a whole of of novices. Being that the Teenagers all looked like they knew what they were doing, I decided to ignore them. Swim started and a pack formed and disappeared into the distance. Then there was me and two others, and then a fair way behind, the rest of the masses. I thought I was doing well, and I think that still might be my best placing in a swim. I was really happy at that stage, thought I might be able to do better in future races, when I stepped up to longer distances. I didn't lose that many places on the bike ride either. Was nearly stone cold last by the end of my walk... (As I have said before, The first time I ran 5k without stopping would have been about 4 years later, AFTER I had already completed IMMelb) What I had forgotten about that swim, and why I am never in the top half of a swim since then, is that the reason people start at the shorter distances is that many of them are scared of the water, swimming is their worst sport. Add in LBG, where on a clear day you MIGHT be able to see your elbows, and this just show why I can 'sort of' swim. Faster and more confident than the novices, but slower than those who have gotten over their fears.
  6. 2018 Goals-what are they ?

    Hmm... Which weekend was that again? I might be up for a leg or two. (Won't be fast...) As for me, this year. #1 - Try not to fall off the bike. (I still have bruising from November, and issues from January) #2 - Sub6 @Geelong70.3 #3 - Sub14 @IMNZ (Well, start it, then complete it, but we did say 'Goals') #4 - Finish LCW Jervis Bay. #5 - End the year lighter that I started it...
  7. Trannies Strava Page

    (Applied - Same avatar, well, should be...)
  8. Bike Rego (Christmas fun)

    IRNMAN ? Nah... will never catch on.
  9. Bike Rego (Christmas fun)

    (To follow on from Ex-) - YOUAGN HELLO
  10. What training did you do today?

    There is an ultra that turns at Point Danger, - http://rapidascent.com.au/SurfcoastCentury/ Turts should be able to give you some info on it, think she did it a few years ago (Check the race reports) Basically - run south. (That is my plan for Christmas, then get the Wife to pick me up somewhere near Anglesea maybe)
  11. Taupo 70.3 swim cancelled

    Pass me a beer when I finish You should be showered and have had a good 3hours sleep by the time I am done
  12. Taupo 70.3 swim cancelled

    Doing the Full?
  13. Ultraman WC

    This. There will be a learning experience for most, if not all, of us in the report. Even if the learning outcome is just the reinforcement of the mantra 'Must not think about starting an ultra'
  14. Child barriers to participation

    Versus club level racing for cycling. $10 per adults, and free for Juniors (U17 and under), for my club at least.
  15. IMWA 2017

    What Climb? Jumping up a gutter?
  16. Didn't Lunchbox actually train before hand, and lose a fair number of Kg before he hit the startline? Ie. while not the average picture of health for an IM starter, and definitely not the expected picture of an IM finisher, he put in a lot of work before hand, not just - 'well, I have sat on the couch for the last 5 years, I should do an IM tomorrow...'
  17. Race puncture repair

    I am about 50/50 with it at the moment _ 2 successes in 4 punctures.
  18. Carrying 3 bikes in ute tray?

    Saw someone on the weekend with a road bike in a trailer cage, fork mounted with the rear wheel left free. the second time we saw the trailer, the wheel had move 60° off centre (so the bike was nearly sideways, and now half lying down) - Looked like there would have been a lot more force on the head tube while the bike was bouncing around. I would try and lock it down in place.
  19. Roth bike course V Wanaka bike course

    Less pies... 57kg would be a great weight to throw around Wanaka...
  20. New Fenix 5

    I am thinking the same.
  21. What would you pay for zwift?

    Don't give me ideas. (I am currently tired enough that that sounds awesome from the wearers perspective)
  22. "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Emerson But I prefer Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I couldTo where it bent in the undergrowth;Then took the other, as just as fair,And having perhaps the better claim,Because it was grassy and wanted wear;Though as for that the passing thereHad worn them really about the same,And both that morning equally layIn leaves no step had trodden black.Oh, I kept the first for another day!Yet knowing how way leads on to way,I doubted if I should ever come back.I shall be telling this with a sighSomewhere ages and ages hence:Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference.
  23. Wearing Face Masks for Cycling

    If memory serves, I saw a study on small particulates, specifically comparing commuting via car and via push bike. (With the original theory that as you are breathing harder, and outside, riding a bike was worse for your lungs than sitting in the car for the same commute.) Results were that being that little bit further away from the cars, and continuously moving, in dense traffic, a bike is better for your lungs, not withstanding that a rider on a bike means one less car.
  24. Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    heh - forgot that bit. As Shane says, uturn is a 3-5second hold.
  25. Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    You should be able to uturn... - And I would expect the icon to change to left/straight/right when you get to a turn area. But due to the second bit, maybe they removed it? (Except I thought I saw the uturn button last week) Initial route setting would be via the login screen, so would not be something in the companion app. Same with the start/stop - You start by selecting route before you start, then jump on the bike, and you don't move until you pedal, stopping, well, same again, you stop when you get off at which point - why have it on the app, when you have the computer.