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  1. 5 points
    Mate, thanks for the text to let me know of this! I've personally known Sam since the mid 2000s, was at his first Triathlon (did I win that day mate? šŸ˜‚ ), seen the joy in his eyes as a proud new father, even employed him - but I've also seen some of the ugly side, as mates do sometimes. Sam, you are in great hands. You have already built a great base, and the next 6 months are finely tuning the inner athlete you are. I actually doubt I could even keep up with you if I went around an Ironman these days. I'm glad Matt is on the job, as NegaCoach probably isn't for you! I look forward now to the story, as the Prologue has certainly been exciting. pinkboy
  2. 3 points
    Notwithstanding Iā€™m in Australia, does enjoying a single malt from Scotland rate a comment on this thread?
  3. 2 points
    Only if at 3am, on a mountain in the rain. And I hope you did more than 1 rep!!
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    This was my ride on the weekend - stunning and not far from where Aboyne is - top right
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    A little bit of progress with my wife last night. I had my doctors appointment and we did up the care plan, I had to do a test on her computer first and came back with a score of 34/50 which calculates to depression. When i got home i let my wife know what I'm doing and outlined what i had been talking to the doctor about, it was pretty raw, i was emotionless but she was balling. afterwards she opened up on her sessions and how the psych wants to send her to Perth to see someone who specializes in childhood trauma, she is scarred and has a lot of baggage from seeing her father violently abuse her mother. She has never opened up to me about the level of abuse she witnessed, from what she said last night to me, it was horrendous. I didn't ask any questions, she needs to work through it with her doctors because it is affecting her clearly, but also our relationship and the way she parents our kids Anyway we are working in the right direction, A lot of work to do but its a start
  7. 1 point
    I'm not that old. I just feel it. (and look it, and act it)
  8. 1 point
    & they were called Disco's back in the day.
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    This is a very interesting article on bike frame fakes - who is making them and the potential problems with them. Myth busted - the fakes are not being produced in the same factory as the real ones. https://www.bikebiz.com/features/cream-competent-cowboy https://www.bikebiz.com/features/fakingit For the Giant haters out there did you know that Giant make the frames for major brands like Scott, Trek and Colnago?
  10. 1 point
    Oh how the world has changed. When I was growing up, it was hotdogs outside nightclubs, not kebabs.
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    Just for the record - that it cold!!!! (this was Monday, and Tuesday / Wednesday weren't much warmer!)
  12. 1 point
    Perhaps if instead of riding up Mt Coot-tha at 3am I was thinking about where the closest kebab place is, that might be a better route to Kona?
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    I'm not used to that. I had the pool to myself for 45 minutes this morning at Samford. And did my repeats in the rain. Kona here we come.
  14. 1 point
    Time for a new bike.....
  15. 1 point
    That's tough Turts. Bloody hell I squeal when the 19 degree water touches my toes here at the beach. It's probably what set off this man flu... LOL
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    The river here is 12.5 (well, it was last week. Probably colder now). I try and keep swimming all winter. I do go the neoprene hoody for anything over 20min or so.
  18. 1 point
    So if i think about food 150% off the time ill probably win kona..
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    Just make sure you don't go crazy FFF. No-one wants to see you injured. The only thing to remember is..... SUB 13 and it counts. Actually, sub 17 & it counts.
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    It only works if vehicles approach at higher speed than the riders. So for you, it will be going off all day with people passing you.
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    Rode part of the course today, Palm Cove to the turn around. It's definitely a fast course, heaps better than Busso! Beautiful ride and the the kickers are small and help break up the monotony that you get in Busso. Tarmac is okish, bit rough in places, but not bad, no real big hills other than Rex's Lookout which was no big deal. The wind comes in early and very consistent, probably very few windless days here this time of year I'd guess? Which means 60km of headwind from turnaround point. But it wasn't too bad, you are protected mostly on your ride back to Palm Cove, a few exposed sections, but you can still maintain a high pace. From Palm Cove to Cairns it would be more exposed. Chomping at the bit to race!
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    Part of the reason for that figure is that it used to be the British round of the MC-WC until '76. Riders began seriously protesting and boycotting the event on safety grounds, beginning in the early 70's. Agostini boycotted from '72 after the death of his friend Gilberto Parlotti, and when Barry Sheene became '76 WC while refusing to race IOM, the FIM finally relented and dropped it from the calendar, moving the British round to Silverstone.
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    This will be perfect for everyone drafting at Busso. U will get plenty of warning when the motor bike is approaching
  24. 1 point
    I think this joke is done now.
  25. 1 point
    Cheers. I'm not all that interesting... but I think a few of the things I get my hands on are, so that's what it's all about now days. Ray and I have a continual flow of communication as we're doing very similar things from slightly different angles - He's well established in the multi-sport/tri market. I'm coming from an unhealthy obsession with ergos/TT/road racing and a Zwift addition. We both cross-over the same products often, but in a complementary way. This is why I'll always throw people towards his deep-dives and extensive comment section on articles. YouTube has been an amazing platform to jump on. I'd been 'blogging' for years... and all over social. Nothing comes near the current reach of YouTube though (hovering ~100,000 views/week). Back on topic - Unboxing. I've had a beast of a box arrive today...and to hell with you all, I'll unbox it! I promise I'll make it quick.
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