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  1. Oompa Loompa

    TA Membership time

    oh, thats just farked. 51.5% current members, 12.5% not renewing. 39% come July 1. That is a disgrace. All you triathletes on here should hang yourself in shame and given them the $120 or whatever it is these days membership fee with or without active. I know its exxie at $120 or whatever it is, for what you get but its your national association, its time to support them and get on board the future of our sport I know when I read TA annual report for 2017, referenced below, and noted the very small, almost minuscule travel bill of $1,029,500 for 2017, i thought to myself thats only 8529 memberships at $120. It really isn't much in this day and age. So get on board and support the sport and give them your $120. Be part of the solution, not problem. Ensure the glass is half full, not half empty. Support our sport in the only way possible, join TA at $120. http://www.triathlon.org.au/Assets/Triathlon+Australia+Digital+Assets/2016-2017+TA+Annual+Report.pdf p67
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    TA Membership time

    But then it dropped, its now at 50%. Let's keep it there people... maybe even get it to 51%. I'm excited.
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    TA Membership time

    That's what the ol attention seeker use to say... ring TA...lol. 49% now people..... lets get that 1%, we can do this...we can get it to 1 in 2
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    TA Membership time

    up to 48% will join TA on this triathlon forum...let get it to 50% and 1 out of every two triathletes join the national forum that are interested enough in the sport to read this forum. Can I see another 2% please. Lets do this.
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    I Believe

    Havent got time to read three pages but you've got soft........ too many competitors are carrying too much weight You would have just said they were fat once. lol. good post.
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    Why can't we all just get along???

    Make love, not war.
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    TA Membership time

    TA could change their name to the 46%, now that would be cool..... unless 47% of people on here joined them, then it would be dumb to be called the 46%. TA dont do dumb well, so maybe keep the poll at 46%.
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    TA Membership time

    heh, if you're sick of getting reamed, turn off auto renew and join sutherland shire triathlon club. its only $10 and they dont do anything, as opposed to a tri club that does heaps but nobody shows up. still gotta join TA if you want the race discount thing. fastest growing tri club in the shire over the last three years. they do nothing and people join them, crazy world. sad days when less then 50% join ta on a poll on here. if they want to grow, they should do nothing too. people love people that do nothing...look at the homeless, people love giving them food and clothes... people just love nothing..... $10, you'd be a tight arse not to join for $10. and SSTC dont need members, so think long and hard if you really want to join a tri club and give people $10 for nothing, but christ its better then giving people $50 for nothing or worse $50 for something that you dont attend.
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    Active fees

    get on to your tri club presidents. they cant do anything about Ironman but they do control TA charging this via the state boards they elect and nomination via the state boards to the ta board. They can turn this off if they want too. In the old days when it first happened, the sport use to absorb the fee's but they changed their operating rhythm and started passing it on. The argument about a hot dog costs $10 or a bike $10k so you should shut up and accept having your wallet trawled is fanciful. Whats a bank charge for a visa or MC transaction, or is that they are efficient so its lower.
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    Coffee machines v nespresso machines

    Well, what's better. Nespresso seems ridiculously easy. How fiddly is a coffee machine with ground beans. Speed, nespresso,seems about a minute which is awesome when you have no time of a morning? Pros, cons of both
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    Sharks vs Broncos

    guess the low down is if he plays good, its a genius decision and you dunno wether whatever is going on a belmore has effected the will to play. hope he goes good
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    Sharks vs Broncos

    well word on the street and straight from the horses mouth, aaron woods has signed with sharks. dogs paying some of his contract. the horses mouth said it announced this Monday. will be an interesting if they do announce it and will be an interesting addition to the pack.
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    Amazon. What the?

    ps. i use this for books https://booko.com.au/
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    Amazon. What the?

    its owned by amazon, will be interesting if they block that as well......
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    So Macca basically sells himself like a prostitute

    You really believe that, I heard a rumour one board I know referred to one bloke as "john west" as they rejected the person for the state board but they ended up on another board without state nomination. Then it only takes one board to nominate him, plenty of board members are captivated by the famous. Doesnt take much in a sport like triathlon. Obviously, just all rumour and probably not true, just pure hearsay and made up by unscrupulous rumour mongers.
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    TRI NSW Interclub Comp

    Not sure how to improve it, our club did give them some tips about what to do which included resurrecting the off road duathlon at the equestrian centre, doing away with compulsory membership which is now seeing the inevitable membership decline and a few other things. We declined participation, , they then asked us to double check the members...... i got hammered when I did. "we joined this club because it has a no dick head policy and this goes against that, we want no pressure from numpties to enter certain races","if we wanted to do look at me, we would have joined X club", "club races shouldn't be in, its not fair and biased".... anyway, our club declined participation twice, both individual and club entry. Until Macca comes back to run the sport, we will have more of the same sadly. At least they are trying, which is great and good on them.
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    Any Vegans on here, interested to hear how you go with the sport ? Always interested to hear how people combine humanity and ethics with exercise. I personally like bacon but would love to learn. Not expecting a rush on the topic mind you,
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    So Macca basically sells himself like a prostitute

    if rugby league players get $7k for a tweet, suspect he would be getting some coin. dont really see a problem with it, why shouldnt he earn a living.
  19. Well, Liverpool FC are on top of the EPL today.
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    Liverpool FC on top of the EPL Ladder

    oh, and gambling doesnt pay....lol
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    Liverpool FC on top of the EPL Ladder

    Must admit, he was that bad, youd be checking his bank account. More sus then an aussie going for peds and claiming innocence. You accept one freak thing could possibly happen but two. Will be interesting if he ever wears the jersey again, at $200k a week, you cant have the risk of having a choker at the big dance. Ramos - elbowed karious prior to his brain snap, took out Mo which changed the game, (you dont even that in rugby league anymore, which might be part of why less n less are watching league - lol) and did the biggest dive Ive ever seen on mane. There is great meme on twitter showing the dive. Bale - my god that was good. Ronaldo - hope he doesnt ruin his legacy and play on to long but the freak level wasn't there today. Would be good to see him in the A league, I think even at 50, he would still be the best player at the A league standard.
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    Liverpool FC on top of the EPL Ladder

    and i took liverpool to win the epl and champions in seperate bets..... obviously lost on the epl.........cash out is at 9's but i'd prefer to lose then cash out/ bet against so its all or nothing in the morning....have them at 21's to the dollar.....
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    Liverpool FC on top of the EPL Ladder

    4.45am Australian EST....12 hours away. Cant but be a little bit excited waiting to see if we can get No 6.
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    Swim plateau: how to break through

    not you, "this guy", has he fallen off the plateau. 1'17 is a plateau???? Most people on here would give their left nut to swim that fast. It's funny you know, when I was breaking 1'10 for 100 which isnt even 12 year old girl stuff, I was swimming slower at IM then when I went to paddles, buoy and band.
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    Why? Jacobs. Instagram

    I remember zippergate. Our sport isn't hypocritical so I suspect the champ will probably have a person in vest on his door step waiving cards round. "Your zipper is too low". "mate I'm nude, i dont have a zipper to be to low" "dont back answer me, dont you know I'm a volunteer" "I wasnt back answering you, I was just sharing a fact that I dont have a zipper " "that's it, go to the box"