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  1. 10 points
    That was a hard run. Weather was perfect. Ran with the 4hr pacer's although they split and i probably foolishly went with the faster one. All went well until about 33km then someone dropped a piano on me. The last 9km was hard, just kept trying to dig for something, stay positive and hope the finish line got to me before the 4hr back pacer, cos i had nothing. Kept eating and drinking (as i got that wrong in Coastal Classic). had a few concrete pills and reminded myself why i was doing it. I got home in 3:58
  2. 5 points
    Home after Sydney HM, managed 1:22:39 which I'm pretty happy with as a C race.
  3. 4 points
    This is not the end - it's just another Transition in your life - the energy lives on - may the force be with you
  4. 3 points
    Willie, Make sure you use all this info when looking to get any commercial deals set up. We don't want the site to become just adds with some forum in between, but if you can get someone to come on and actually contribute, and provide a good product, you'll have a win-win.
  5. 3 points
    Not quite up there with Flanman's news, but I completed the final level of Candy Crush this morning, and am now waiting till Wednesday for the next 15.
  6. 2 points
    For sure, but the impact of bidon placement applies irrespective of whether you can hold an aero position or not. Unless there is some strange form of bidon that causes people not to be able to maintain a position on their bike? IOW there is no harm in choosing to relocate a bidon on your bike while also working on your ability to ride in a good position. These are not mutually exclusive options.
  7. 2 points
    Rebuilt the chicken coop and let the kids paint it gold and pink, then I zwift for 1hr 45 followed with a 1hr 15 treadmill run
  8. 1 point
    This item from my colleagues in the UK may be of interest: https://www.aero-coach.co.uk/aero-testing-services/aero-testing-data
  9. 1 point
    I bought Cadens because of this site...
  10. 1 point
    I'd end up with a burn mark on my back from the frozen bottle!
  11. 1 point
    Yeah I guess I was just not mentally hard enough to drink it...
  12. 1 point
  13. 1 point
    My problem with a behind the seat bottle is it will stop me from drinking. Currently I keep spares there and have one bottle on the down tube and one BTA. If moving that bottle on the downtube could potentially save me minutes on an ironman bike then I am interested to give it a try.
  14. 1 point
    As with all these things, it's simply extra data to make an informed decision. It is more helpful to quantify the differences so one can make a better informed decision on the net impact of all the factors that matter for that particular item. These are not either/or scenarios but rather ways to help people make a choice that is sensible for them. At least if you have the data you are making a decision based on that rather than guessing. Another example is choice of helmet. A particular helmet may be the most aerodynamic choice for your particular set up but it might also be less comfortable, hotter or impact vision in some way that means there are trade offs to be made and using a more comfortable but less aero helmet is a better choice overall.
  15. 1 point
    Went to church with the family, which was an endurance in itself! With some encouragement from Mrs FP, I bought a little present for myself at our local craft market. The guy does loads of sporting themes and will be at Weymouth 70.3 next week.
  16. 1 point
    good stuff Rory. Is Nealo still with us?
  17. 1 point
    7 weeks ago I purchased a Cube Reaction Mountain Bike with mid-drive Bosch Performance Line CX series motor and 29'ers. It's as heavy as hell, but it doesn't matter as it's electric. LOVE IT! Highly recommended, or any similar e-bike. The Bosch motor is the good one. Others are Shimano Steps, Bafang and Giant make their own one. Ride times down from 58 minutes to 42-45 on average (for 23 kms each way) and I've ridden it every day since I got it, rain, hail or shine. 1700 kms in 7 weeks roughly. $2900 + $130 for a charger to keep at work. Riding range around 40 kms. (For $500 more I could have got just over 50kms). The payback period for me is 12 weeks of riding. I can confidently ride it every day without issue, no tiredness and my health has definitely improved. You still need to spin reasonably fast, but don't apply anywhere near as much pedal pressure, so you arrive at your destination as fresh as when you left. I still find my heart rate will average around 130-140, but it's just low intensity spinning.
  18. 1 point
    Something like 2:52km average isn’t it? I couldn’t get that for 1km 😂😂
  19. 1 point
    Eliud Kipchoge clocks 2:01:40 to smash the world record at the Berlin Marathon! #BerlinMarathon Wow that’s huge.
  20. 1 point
    Sleep. Your yesterday was big. Sleep matters .
  21. 1 point
    Good work Nealo, The New Guy, rory-dognz, Tall Paul You must of been glad it cooled down a bit from yesterday
  22. 1 point
    Bailed on a wind trainer session this morning. Went to breaky with the family before home and spent a few hours watching a movie and sleeping on the couch. Out on the trails this arvo for a 20k run. Dont think I am ready to back up off a 180k ride just yet. Live and learn.
  23. 1 point
  24. 1 point
    But if you were the cashed up, serious contender triathlete type, wouldn't you do your last training block in Thailand or Malaysia before jetting off to Kona?
  25. 1 point
    With the choices at the moment, I think there might be 150 seats open to a centralist independent at the moment
  26. 1 point
    Nope. You always have the right to appeal after a race. You cant appeal a yellow card but can a red.
  27. 1 point
    The data shows how much you lose over an Ironman distance - I'd think the gains for athletes who can hold the aero position for the whole ride would far outweigh the gains from better bottle mounting The least aerodynamic thing on the bike is the rider - this is where the real gains are made - there are some pretty shocking set ups out there and some pretty inflexible riders 😏
  28. 1 point
    When you've grown up riding in lovely warm weather, having to ride at zero or sub zero hurts. I suppose you lot would complain running at lunchtime in 30+. I used to love that.
  29. 1 point
    They didn't change the rules about aero helmets, they just put up an incorrect interpretation of the rules and then corrected it at the last minute. I had been asking them to clarify it for some time (because I knew they were wrong) but didn't get a response. As for the separate wave start - what a debacle. Mixed ages and genders, completely different conditions to the rest of their competitors - FMD whoever thought that was a bit idea should have a good hard look.
  30. 1 point
    Probably not surprising as behind the seat should be seeing pretty much no clear air.. especially if you get it nice and close to you and the seat and not have to bottle's out like xmas tree branches like most agers have..
  31. 1 point
    Personally, I dont take a disc anywhere I cant have a second wheel with me. I learnt the hard way once (found an incompatible wheel that got the race done, but I only had two gears - big ring or small ring. Couldn't change the rear). I just take a 90mm rear when I travel, it's barely slower but guaranteed I can ride that sucker in any conditions, also wont take a front that is more than 60mm
  32. 1 point
    Agreed. But did they need to make the call, and if so, that late. There have been heaps of calls by RD's to shorten/cancel swims, as they are catering for the lowest common denominator. Plenty of those get lambasted for the call. This is another of the same thing. How would you feel if they'd decided to shorten the Commonwealth Games Marathon to 35km, as it was such a hot day. It would actually have been the right decision, given what we saw in the last 5km. they didn't, because "conditions" are a part of the race. And to add: They didn't ban 1080 front wheels. They are a lot more dangerous in strong winds than a disc rear.
  33. 1 point
    Pretty sure they made the call as they were concerned for peoples safety. Not to ruin or disadvantage anyone's day. There was a race, no one died (I hope).
  34. 1 point
  35. 1 point
    How cool for Ash. I know it's not quite the same as when winning the final was winning the championship, but it's still damn awesome, and doing it at home!
  36. 1 point
    Well done mate, on keeping the place going, and makeing some geat changes, whilst going through all that! If it wasn't for your work, and associating some brands wit the place, I wouldn't be now: - riding Cadens - wearing Fusion - using Infinit. - enjoying Willies kickr. cheers!
  37. 1 point
  38. 1 point
    How did your race go? Or are you just a keyboard warrior jerk?
  39. 1 point
    If its just for commuting 20k now, why a mountain bike? Would be slower and heavier. Maybe a CX bike? Gives you some gravel options but still quick enough on a road commute.
  40. 1 point
    I'm happy to be 10 Questions Tyno on the understanding that I'm totally not K2 and it will be a different beast, probably only having 10 questions per 10 questions for a start.
  41. 1 point
    My kid is 4 and keeps eating food, they said it was just a phase.
  42. 1 point
    I didn't think we counted the women's races here?
  43. 1 point
    Yeah, 'cos no Brit has ever done well at Kona
  44. 1 point
    Many pay more for exactly that!
  45. 1 point
    I thought about this through the day. About 30 years ago we used to go to the pub every Friday night after work. Everyone from the GM to the apprentices would turn up and that's a lot of how I see Trannies. I'm not a serious insect so was never going to get into the deep technicalities of the sport on here but the social component was worth the effort. I've met some 'ace' people through here. Port Mac 2007 when I met Humdrum, Fezza and FatPom for the first time. I met Nealo and Roxii at Kurnell while cleaning up after a race. Had some great times in Busso with Bored@, Hyphen and Antisport - Yeppoon with Sunnygirl, Skel, Simone and Otter. I travelled to Busso by myself for Ironman but was never alone. Stood on the start line with Coffs Pete and Chambo. I got cheered on by trannies I'd never met. I did Callala with Agent86 and Gimili. I've had great meet-ups in Melbourne with Tri-Mel, MDot, -H-, MX Walker, Ayto, Foxy Lady, Muz and more. I've swum the B&B with Tortoise and Rog and bought surfboards off Jabbs. I saw Mrs Chat do her first ever triathlon and briefly met Flanman same day. I've done bike rides, runs and swims with Trannies outside of races. I loved the swim workshop coach@ ran a few years back and the track cycling with Parkside, TInman, Roxii, Trev, Hyphen, Geoscott and Donncha was a terrifying blast. This is where Trannies value is for me. You can travel to any race in the country (or OS) and if you put the word out you can guarantee there'll be someone to talk to with their name on the back of a cap. By all means do everything possible to promote the sport, but what's become clear over the years is that more and more people posting here don't actually participate in the sport anymore. Many that don't have drifted away and that's a shame because as a social 'club' there's a lot to be said for the quality of the people on the site. I'd love to see organised 'events' that weren't necessarily tri-related. Rides, runs, swims, dinners, whatever. I'd just like to catch up with people and if it can be done with a small degree of exercise and some taking the piss then all the better. As syrupy as it sounds, it is a second family and I consider myself lucky to have stumbled across it and met some sensational people along the way.
  46. 0 points
    Past Maccas, past PieFace, past Bob Jane T Mart, turn left at the vacant overgrown lot..
  47. 0 points
    You'd almost have to laugh, just read that Abbott had no contenders for pre-selection to be the lib candidate for Manly in a few months when this government sends us back to the polls. Despite no one to oppose him he only got 46 out of the possible 91 votes, with 9 informal votes, and the remainder saying they didn't want him as their candidate. Tones, time to read the tea leaves and sulk off to the budgie factory. On the other hand, shows how stuffed the party system is, only half of the people vote him in, yet only half of their supporters only want him to run in the first place, so it's somewhere around a quarter of the voters actually want him and he gets to stuff us up for another 3 years. Same situation with Bill
  48. 0 points
    And now they are offering those athletes who can’t source a wheel a separate start time 8:44 so they can borrow wheels from people in earlier waves - triple WTF - do they not understand the concept of racing - at that time the wind will be stronger so their times will be affected by not only wind but current ....
  49. 0 points
    By the way. N+1 seems to apply with these as well. We bought our 5th pram by the time we were pregnant with number 2. I had one jogging pram, the other 4 where all variations on the basic phil and ted one. First one didn't fold down well enough for the boot of our car at the time, so back to buy another one. There was something about the front wheel on that, so off to get another one. Then when number 2 was on the way it was time to buy a double...\ Across all 3 kids something like 8 prams purchased in total
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