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Everything posted by Ex-Hasbeen

  1. You can't make this up. Russian tests positive

    It's the Kiwis pushing that boundary now.
  2. You can't make this up. Russian tests positive

    She, you dope.
  3. Zwift National Championships

    That's what I loved the most about road racing. Crits were just that bit too extreme, but RRing was at the level where I could often TT away from the other guys dropped in a surge & get up to the break-away and stay there taking turns to the end. Useless in the final sprint, but could sometimes pick up a minor placing if the pace was hard enough to drop most of them.
  4. Major League Triathlon

    It's a wonder they don't call it the "World Series", and only let their own local athletes compete.
  5. USA shootings and gun laws

  6. I don't give a flying f*ck about the Kardashians

    Obviously someone gives a Flying Fck. Snapchat's parent company shares dropped $1.3B of the back of one of here tweets. She said she wasn't going to use it any more.
  7. Clearly I am dumb (ex is too)

    So what do they do for an aquathon, or aquabike in these cases. I'd hate to pay $100 for a fun run or bike race you could do for $20 elsewhere?
  8. Who's trying to qualify for itu worlds?

    So this was too polluted, and they race in Beijing?
  9. Rotto swim canned - shark...

    I think it'll be a very slow increase, if at all. Crocs breed a lot younger, every year, and lay heaps of eggs. A lot don't make it to adulthood, but there are just so many young. And they've been protected twice as long. Most of the adults GWs live along the shelf, so, although they're protected here, there's nothing really stopping the long-line and shark fisherman outside of our waters.
  10. Rotto swim canned - shark...

    I've seen a few articles quoting the CSIRO study, and saying they predict there are 7 times as many juveniles as adults. Yet to have seen an actual reference to that figure from a study though. Considering a female doesn't give birth till they are older than 30 though, and males just a bit younger (and that's what the CSIRO was counting), and they were only protected 20 years ago, you would expect a slow increase at very best, and a high number of juveniles per adult.
  11. New Busso swim course - shark friendly

    She mustn't have been a very experienced cyclist though. Didn't she realise cyclists always just pull out once they've been dropped?
  12. Should Peter d0pe to win his bet with AP?

    They've closed it now.
  13. Rotto swim canned - shark...

    Whilst I hate the way it's becoming, the race director can't sign away their responsibilities like that. If some-one got bitten, as unlikely as that may be, and that person sued, I would imagine the RD wouldn't have a leg to stand on (kind of like the athlete)if it went to court. There is probably something in the insurance cover about responsibilities of the RD in case of shark siting as well.
  14. Should Peter d0pe to win his bet with AP?

    And my wife can empty them.....
  15. Rotto swim canned - shark...

    Somewhere between MoP & BoP. I think for those people the best answer should have been to pull them out until the risk had gone, then drop them in again. They let the BoPers swim through the area. One of the girls that swims with us at the dam got pulled. She's not that happy at the moment.
  16. Clive Palmer rebuilding the Titanic

    At least it won't hit an iceberg.
  17. Who's trying to qualify for itu worlds?

    If this keeps up, they'll be swimming the ride & run course as well.
  18. Rotto swim canned - shark...

    It was only a percentage of the field that were pulled. Those that were within 1km of the siting. She may have been alright.
  19. Rotto swim canned - shark...

    This would be insanely disappointing for those swimmers involved. Apparently the shark was sited at the 12km mark while the race was underway. They pulled out all swimmers within 1km and that was their day over. All others were allowed to continue. This from their website.
  20. Apologies

    Thanks Zed. Love that song.
  21. What training did you do today?

    This morning I concentrated on recovery, and got up after 7:30. Can't remember getting up that late for a looooong time.
  22. Should Peter d0pe to win his bet with AP?

    They often close it. There's nothing on the website at the moment, but swimming has been canned in most of the others. It's an open spillway, so even though they have the area near the wall out of bounds, it's all risk analysis stuff. You'd have to get pretty close to get any current, and you'd have to get near the creek inlets to get currents there, but it's still possible. It was OK this morning, but the rain really started around lunch. I don't think I'll bother in the morning. I might get in a pool for the first time this year.
  23. Apologies

    It's whinging. Get it right.
  24. Should Peter d0pe to win his bet with AP?

    If this rain keeps up, he may wash down there. Four inches so far, and two of that just in the last two hours. Another few expected tomorrow. The Corporate Tri is going to be a mess tomorrow morning. Forecast is for more heavy rain all morning.