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  1. 13 points
    This is very sad news, its made me reflect Nearly two years ago I had a bike accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury. I spent two months in hospital. I think I have dodged a bullet. I was a bit down last year. Wasn't working, didn't have a driving licence, legs ached and felt like I'd run a marathon after I had the flu. I wished I had done a proper job with the bike accident, the family would have been financially better off. After a traumatic brain injury you are 3X more likely to suffer mental health issues and 4X more likely to end your life.With the support of friends and trannies esp Flanman( read trannies helping trannies thread)was persuaded to enter park run. I started running again slowly at first, did the Coastal Classic.This was so important to me because of balance issues post TBI I had to relearn how to walk again and the hospital physios told me not to run on uneven ground. Ive meet Flanman at park run a couple of times, I rejoined local tri club. I did my first club sprint Triathlon a couple of weeks ago I came last but in my mind just entering I had won. All this made me realise how close I could have come to serous mental health issues and I am so thankful that I dodged that bullet, and thank you Tenpints and Flanman I know if ever I need to talk you'd have an ear, It's reassuring. Trannies helping Trannies
  2. 11 points
    welcome to triathlon, you'll fit right in with that amount of overthinking this far out.
  3. 6 points
    Today my line manager flew in for some "coaching". Was sitting there thinking why am I putting up with this micromanagement bollocks.Life is too short so I quit. Will take some time off, get IMWA finished in whatever time I can, and press the reset button for 2019.
  4. 4 points
    Thanks for the kind words mate. Your missus and family are your real heroes. Yes, you dodged a bullet and great to see you getting back on your feet. I still have a chuckle (if I can say that) when I first saw you in hospital. You seemed OK - until you opened your mouth. A hundred different discussions coming out at once.😁. So much so, we had to put a lid on you..... Keep it going. I'll see you at Parkrun again, although not for a few weeks as I will be outa town in the land of the long white cloud. Mick PS: You still kick my arse running. You give me the shits (also that 8 year old that ran past me last Sunday gave me the shits too) 😃
  5. 3 points
    Wishing you all the best - life is too short to be miserable at work. Enjoy IMWA for what it is, here's to a great 2019. You deserve it ☺
  6. 3 points
    We are not a forum, we are a community
  7. 3 points
    Only cycle in cold weather?
  8. 3 points
    Stikman kindly suggested I browse the list for competitors in my age group from traditionally non-swimming nations to make myself feel better that I may not, that's right may not, be the last swimmer out of the water in my age group. He's very supportive.
  9. 2 points
    Man I've got things good. Life's not easy and I wish everyone the best. Great stuff clappers and BigRig lets hope that closing that door leads to the next door being a good one.
  10. 2 points
    On Windows, you should have a local fit file in something like C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Zwift\Activities on Mac, Im not sure but I imagine it will be around...
  11. 2 points
    100 (and a smidge) k ride. I'll be spending the afternoon eating the contents of the fridge.
  12. 1 point
    The formulas from the paper are posted wherever I've posted that step test. So your last completed stage was 325W, or 350W and when it stepped up to 375 that was game over? Let's go with the latter. 350*0.825: 288.75 ftp/threshold/whatevertheycallitthisweek Estimated best(?) 20 minute effort: 288.75*1.05: 303.18 *Just math from me here. I'm not a coach. I try to stay clear of shitfights as to what FTP means/is which eventually leads to personal insults of epic proportions. True story. See Slowtwitch!
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  15. 1 point
    An hour of hills on Zwift this morning and ran intervals this afternoon. Have done more exercise this week than I have all year!
  16. 1 point
    I think that means my 20min FTP target is 341watts?
  17. 1 point
    Where do you live Scottz? Is it down south or are you up here. If you're from SEQ, then you'll know that last weekend was hotter than normal. The chances of the same temp next year are low, but even so, get out & do some training in the heat to get used to it. You never know, you may even enjoy it.
  18. 1 point
    Wurf is doing Busso.
  19. 1 point
    I'm tapering for tomorrow. Barefoot Bowls at South Coogee Bowling Club - early Christmas Party. FM
  20. 1 point
    Great stuff, thanks Shane. Will let you know how I get on.
  21. 1 point
    I think you just go to Strava and do manual file upload from that folder.
  22. 1 point
    What tends to happen is that I jump on with intentions of a steady two hour ride, get bored after 10 mins and figure if I pedal harder, I'll get off it earlier. Unless it's a very hard workout, I do everything in the TT position ( sometimes the longer climbs are a mix and Innsbruck is nearly all on the bars). I'm scheduling an FTP test tonight, will be interesting to see what's what at the end of the season. No running for me at the moment
  23. 1 point
    Oh didnt I mention my dodgy knee has been playing up?
  24. 1 point
    You’re a triathlete now. You blame an injury on poor form not being busy at work.
  25. 1 point
    I heard white will be popular this year 🤣
  26. 1 point
    Better half got this a month ago and loves it to replace her 2017 model...that crushed when her mums car rolled through the garage 🙄 Its 2019 giant pique (chicks anthem)
  27. 1 point
    got mine sorted today too
  28. 1 point
    Not in the dam. Water was nearly bathwater.
  29. 1 point
    Due to Amazon (also) being pretty useless with technology, my links are only US based. OfficeWorks here in AU have the best deal I've seen on the three-pack. (Side note for those interested - Amazon affiliates need to create accounts for almost every market to get kickbacks... UK/EU/US/AU/etc... it's a total shitshow. That's why you'll see people put regional links. I only bother with US. Affiliate links with videos are super low traffic. Amazon also send paper cheques to non US affiliates which cost AU$25 and 28 days to process. One of the biggest tech companies in the world! hah!)
  30. 1 point
    Sort of ironic isn't it how we stress about the risk of a nuclear accident, yet ride our bikes on the road, where we know there are rational people who suddenly become psychos when they see a cyclist in their way. Even one of my most benign work colleagues says that when he sees cyclists riding 3-abreast, they become fair game!
  31. 1 point
    FP do you make a habit of smashing yourself on the trainer? (or am I always taking it far too easy?) My FTP is 272, but rarely able to put up numbers like yours. 60 minute run for me this morning. It was cold again!
  32. 1 point
    I am 40-44, untill next year, I painstakingly downloaded individual race data for that AG too though. If I can be bothered I will update for an unofficial ranking list. It doesn't make you faster but can give a rough guide of the strength of field.
  33. 1 point
    Okay. Next week I’ll start uploading. I’ll upload as unlisted but post links here. Youtube deleted a heap of mine but I think the trick is if unlisted, nbc can’t search and ask to be removed.
  34. 1 point
    Its this one - https://whatsonzwift.com/workouts/less-than-an-hour-to-burn/sst-short/ Sorry 182w and 168w
  35. 1 point
    That run was the hardest run I've ever done, but did around 10 hours training in total so not surprising!
  36. 1 point
    Is there a relay category? I could do the beer if someone wants to do the mile.
  37. 0 points
    Sunday, I think it was, I got a message from my Dad saying he and his long term partner (who I despise) were more than likely splitting up. I called him immediately, we chatted a bit, he said he was basically fine with it all, he told me he would be living with my brother for a while, and we pretty much left the conversation at that. Today I get a message from my brother asking if he can call tonight as he needs some advice. He told me Dad is staying with him after he picked him up from hospital where he was discharged today following being admitted yesterday subsequent to an intentional overdose. Apparently the second this year. He wasn't so much seeking advice but more telling me where things were up to and also asking forgiveness for not telling me about any of it sooner. Not sure what I am thinking right now. Just kind of putting it out there.
  38. 0 points
    The Assos has a "kuku penthouse" for your schlong to hide in... touted as the most expensive shorts ever...
  39. 0 points
    Bad news from the cycling world. JONATHAN CANTWELL DIES, AGED 36 https://www.ridemedia.com.au/features/jonathan-cantwell-dies-aged-36/?fbclid=IwAR007OlwB_LK6fipCHvJnGSSv8KjqWip-flJfSqEEINDQiChzFXrp4X6xmw
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