Rude Beef

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  1. Just to put some closure to this thread and help out anyone in the future: I had no luck finding a place to do custom water bottles without ordering 500, or the translucent ones from kapz which didn't suit what I wanted. It's also extremely hard to find a plain bidon. I ended up getting a few all black Tacx Shiva bottles from the pushys website, about $10 each. Got a local sticker place to put together a sticker, $25, and slapped it on the bottle. Not a bad get-around and my wife was stoked when I gave it to her on race morning. Success
  2. Awesome finish to the stage last night. Very unexpected. Doumolin looks to be in red hot form.
  3. This post didn't seem to get much live at the time but surely there are some time pressed trannies out there who use resistance bands or the like for the dry swim sessions. At current I swim in the top 20% or so of my age group but since bub came along I don't get to the pool much at all and have found that I'm much more fatigued out of the swim. Any suggestions on resistance band workouts to keep/build strength in the swimming specific muscles? Thanks
  4. Rudey's Riders are on the rollers warming up. I like the tipping, makes me pay greater attention to other events within the race, other than just GC and stage winners. I'm hoping for big things from Caleb Ewan again.
  5. Just a gentle reminder that nomination for commonwealth games tickets opens tomorrow. I'm not sure if you are all as pumped up as me about this but I know there are plenty of fans of the world outside of tri on here and will want to be part of this. What events are you looking forward to? Me: 1500m, 5000m, 10000m, Netball and then standing on the side of the road screaming at the road race.
  6. I'm on the hunt for a place to get a few custom bidons/bottles made. A simple design of pink writing on a black bottle with a pink lid (or something similar). The thing is I don't need 5000 of them, only looking for 5 or so. Anyone know of a place or website I can get a small order like this? Heck, I'll even take suggestions on places I can get a plain bidon from and I'll get a few blacks and pinks and mix the lids up and whack a sticker on them. Thanks in advance
  7. Yeah I saw these links in the other thread. Much appreciated!
  8. Thread revival: Anyone have any info or experience on the STAC Zero trainer? Uses magnets but not as a mag trainer and is meant to be silent (except for your drivetrain). I'm in a similar position to the original poster: apartment living and don't want to wake up the baby at 5am, so noise is my biggest concern. Thinking of either the STAC Zero or a fluid trainer (cycleops fluid 2 maybe?), any input would be appreciated.
  9. Interested to see a map or vague directions iFoz. I'm new to the area and most roads into the hinterland that I've seen seem a little on the risky side. I'm yet to figure out where all these cyclists that go through the beachfront at Currumbin head to. Any help would be appreciated.
  10. Brisbane, most of us anyway.
  11. Thanks for the great ideas snowboarding is what I've been pushing but yet to get it over the line. Regardless of what comes up you'll be sure to know that we will still keep to a few of the 'traditions' that make up a bucks party. 😉
  12. G'day team, Looking for a few ideas out there to help with planning an upcoming bucks weekend for a mate. The criteria is pretty brief: a weekend (or thereabouts) with a purpose, not just a piss up with strippers. The idea of going away and learning a new skill for the weekend is appealing to him (e.g. Scuba diving course). All able blokes in their late 20-early 30's. Just thought I'd throw it out to the trannies to see if you've had any great/memorable bucks parties or any suggestions for us. Thanks
  13. Very keen to see this. Looked at the course maps and the multi-lap bike will be very technical. The descent towards the marina is short but steep, only just manageable in a golf buggy one-handed while nursing a xxxx. Interested to see how far they push things in the race.
  14. I couldn't see any bike course maps on the website? Still in negotiation perhaps. What was the old course like in comparison to the WC 70.3 course they had?
  15. Got a few pairs from aliexpress recently. For cycling I got something like this: The shop that I bought mine from has gone (concerning?) but the quality was pretty good. I've compared them to the originals and there are minor differences in fit but otherwise you'd swear they were the real thing with all the oakley labelling and cards and info material that came in the packaging. Are they UV resistant? I'm not sure. They certainly are polarised (one lens is), and from what i've heard its quite hard to get polycarbonate that isn't UV resistant.