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    Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

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    the little fur balls might have been the return of the jedi, eitherway it was shit.
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    zero then...lol
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    Brownlee racing 70.3 in China

    he won. great for the sport.
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    ha ha
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    i did miss 4 - 6, the prequels to 1,2,3. empire strikes back was sh!t with all those little ewoks and a 8ft chewbacca. think there is a southpark joke about that. saw the rogue spin off, then this one.
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    What do you love to do? What makes you feel normal?

    24-25 degrees, no humidity, light breeze blowing, sun, couple of cold beers.... yep. ---- or ----- when i get down the coast these days, day goes, get up, paddle 4 to 10k depending on feel. coffee, breakfast, walk beach, lie around, beer or decent red dinner watch big bash or nrl (maybe mtn bike in the arvo after the beach, if it is with me)
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    finally saw the latest star wars. officially a sh!t flick. christ it was hard going.
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    The Politics Thread

    the libs cant go to the polls, they will get decimated. Mind you if I was turnbull, Id be outing abbott as a grub and doing just that. I would be running with you are impersonating arguably our greatest general ever in setting up your monash society and then endless replays of that channel 7 footage of his denigration of our fallen diggers where he bobs for apples 20 times and says shit happens. I'd be going to town like no tomorrow, but then I ain't malcolm, afraid to make a decision, turnbull.
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    Regrets - Do you have any?

    regrets Ive often wondered if I had of used my law degree, but it bored me no end getting it in the end and I couldn't take the pay hit to become a solicitor back then. I flew from NYC to London and my wife couldnt get an extra week of work, I would have loved to have stopped in Iceland on the way to london. Dont want to go out of my way for iceland though but I did regret not breaking that flight. wants Sandakan death march and pay my respects. 50 next year, thinking maybe........ http://wildspiritadventures.com/all-treks/sandakan-death-march-2/ And I always wanted to see Lenin lying in State, I've seen Mao (all the way back in 1988) and wanted the quinella. So might get to Moscow one day. I've never been to Anfield either, I've seen Liverpool play a few times but for whatever reason, I've never done that at Anfield. Growing up in Australia when I did and craig johnson trail blazing, there is simply no other team I could follow. That will be done by Christmas though. Drive, Id like to drive from Nth America (either San Fran, Seattle or Vancouver) to Anchorage as well. Grinch also put a remote paddle up on here once, that might be cool too and sits in the back of mind. The world is so big, not sure I can limit myself to a wishlist but regrets, no not really. Would love to be able to speak to my mum and dad again but that isn't possible.
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    I hope channel 9 keep Michael Clark to commentate the tennis.
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    Swimming stroke question / discussion

    It wasn’t meant like an ouch. Guess I’ve had the benefit of some real good coaches when it come to triathlon swimming and I never swam as a kid or anything. I found the ramblings of Sutton to be exceptional right down to brand of paddles, it just worked for me and that’s probably the rub, we are all different. Yep, paddles have potential for injury hence, and dunno if they still make, things like tyr catalyst in five or so different sizes were real good for me, I think I used the smaller three sizes, halved my swim training time (4K sets to 2k sets) and got quicker over iron distance. Those stern things were interesting too, he use have some water running ones as well that disappeared with his death. Gary Hall senior was also over in twits and he was a good read too if you search and it’s still there.
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    Swimming stroke question / discussion

    Yes, the one from west Germany that had the Ironman oz swim record
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    Swimming stroke question / discussion

    He gets you fit, if we are talking about people with cross over arm issues, you really want his wife justine. If you want long distance stuff, southie is coaching at sutho pool once or twice a week, he is the best I've ever seen at communicating knowledge to average joes and joeannes. All are good though, Id just go to whoever is closest at the available time.
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    Swimming stroke question / discussion

    Thats your right, I did assume we were talking about a person whose arms stay on the same side of their body as their shoulders. Yes, if they are that bad, they should get some stroke correction if it matters enough to them.
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    Swimming stroke question / discussion

    buy a pool buoy and paddles, just get strong.... triathlon is just pulling yourself over the water in a wetsuit. start with small ones, get bigger ones, near the race drop down to smaller ones. swim 4 times a week.
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    Challenge Wanaka Full just got canned

    Plus it was too hard....lol, it made IMNZ and Port look like sprints.
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    Challenge Wanaka Full just got canned

    I like to see challenge buy Kurnell....... Challenge Kurnell...make it an event on the world stage. Wanaka lost a bit when they stopped the one lap bike for the full.
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    No Shimano at Port Ironman!!

    i feel sorry for the koreans riding singles without glue. lol. Gee's Shimano have done an excellent job over the years, sad the relationship has ceased, not a good thing for anyone.
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    No Shimano at Port Ironman!!

    Is that what IM's and TA's active fee is up to now ?
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    Australian Music

    The redneck racists might not like it, then maybe they will........
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    Australian Music

    not the opera house fore court but the concert hall, gees ive seen some good acts in there in recent times, not australian but just mind blowing.... new order, stone roses, weller. stone roses were just unbelievable, warm up gigs for sold out wembley..... ive never seen a show like it and ive seen a lot of music over the years. saw you am i as the support for neds atomic dustbin at the phonecian club..... what a show that was. actually, tim rogers was ar weller @ the opera house too.
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    Australian Music

    lol.... no, i just love the dune rats
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    Beginner-Intermediate Ocean Ski

    pete the plumber and i use bluefins.... fenns hole for your arse was bigger then the epics. both are stable. bluefin is tableest. i have also got a slsa spec ski but if it gets a bit choppy, its concentration central. second hand, super mario has a good turn over https://www.supermariosurfski.com/pre-loved-surf-skis.html place at miranda on port hacking road does new fenns. i bought mine second hand through ocean paddler on the northern beaches.
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    Meetings - what is acceptable.

    i take all my notes in meetings on the phone or the pad. accept in can be unsetttling for the host, very funny when you get called out on it.... so tell me X......ok and here is yz as well