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  1. 20 points
    New disc wheel arrived last week and after much faffing and realising I didn't have the right bits (obviously I needed to order a tyre as well as the cassette!) I eventually got round to getting it all sorted yesterday. Getting the tyre on was a NIGHTMARE took me a long time but eventually all was well. Took it out for a spin this morning and I was skidding all over the place. The grip was appalling. I thought is this just what a disc feels like? Or is it something to do with the new carbon brake blocks? Then I had a look at the tyre and it was already shredding! Time to head to the LBS... on arrival I explained the concern and asked if they could get their mechanics to have a look at it... one of the chaps who was overhearing took a glance at the wheel and asked "Install it yourself mate?", "Yep" said I "And it took me hours, getting the tyre on was a nightmare." "Well, that would be because it's inside out..." Oh if the ground could have swallowed me!
  2. 11 points
    He pays the bills and runs the forum. He can do what ever he likes inregards to trying to flog some product. There are others who use this forum to promote their on commercial intrest and contribute zero dollars to keeping the website running.
  3. 10 points
    Small update. Feb 3rd 99.3kg March 6th 91.3kg
  4. 9 points
    I got a podium finish at a sprint on the weekend. 3rd place in the vets. There were slightly more than 3 in the category. This will likely be the one and only time I get a podium, so I will revel in the glory for a few moments.
  5. 9 points
    I made it! 12:39:40, quickest ironman I have done by 6 minutes Was a fantastic day, crowds and volunteers are what make this such a special race! Thanks to all those that talked me into racing in NZ
  6. 8 points
    I received a verbal offer for a pretty good job today. It’s been a stressful time since the end of Jan when I left the last job. Time to take a breath now.
  7. 8 points
    Even better news just now. Just got a call from recruitment and They are actually going to be putting me in as a Junior Planner which is precisely the role i have wanted and been working towards, and only on $6 an hour less than my current wage as a lead. I finish here on Monday and they have me down to start on the 25th, which is maybe a bit sooner than i had hoped but it will give me a week of fishing to do before i start. 9 day fortnight too so thats great getting a long weekend every two weeks. And because its not a like for like transition from here to there they are paying out my redundancy which i got the figures for today and was very pleasantly surprised. so thats a nice bonus to be getting and will still be employed by them.
  8. 8 points
    "They don't have kids" is a legitimate whinge. Some may say this is harsh, but I would go as far to say that someone who races and hasn't got kids is a cheat.
  9. 8 points
    A small update seeing as though the thread is coming up to 10 years since the first post! To people suffering, it can and will get better. Thankfully in our Family's case the last 5 years or so have been great, very smooth in terms of mental health. Unfortunately a close school friend of my Wife's took his life yesterday. She is feeling guilty, their lives took different paths but she knew he suffered from depression and feels bad for not checking on him. Sadly people come in and out of our life, we can't always be there for everyone we've ever had interactions with no matter how long or short it may have been. In saying that if there is anyone on your mind that you worry about or think about, send them a message or make a call, it may be all they need.
  10. 8 points
    I probably have a bit of a unique insight into this. I was at the school when the attacks happened: in year 11 to be exact. I knew/know many exCcathedral College choir kids. I attended the masses and celebrations. I have met George numerous times. At school and at church. He is a big imposing man. My recollection is he would have to be 6'4+. Dad is 6'3 and George is definitely bigger. He would have been 110kgs+. He would have been mid 50's as well so still relatively fit. For comparison, when I was 13, I would have been lucky to be 5' and 50kgs. He towers over you. The main thing for me, was the kids where all on a catholic funded scholarship. This is a power imbalance when the very person paying / authorising your school fees is the man who is attacking you - its abhorrent. I can see very easily why kids wouldn't speak up then. Your parents would have been so pleased that you are going to good, strong, catholic school and getting the education that they potentially couldnt afford - for free and you as a 13yr old are going to destroy this? Remember 1990's, the whole catholic ring hadnt been fully exposed. Who would believe you and your claims against the man who has stated he would solve the emerging "Melbourne" problem? I can not confidently say that I would have spoken up if I had been "chosen". I really don't know; however I do vividly remember my mum asking questions along similar lines every so often to give me the opportunity to speak up - I think she had a sense that something wasn't quite right with a priest or two.
  11. 7 points
    Folks, there may be a time pretty soon that the site will go down for 48hrs whilst I change it up a hell of a lot... I’m working with a buddy of mine on something and we reckon we’re close to getting it working (close means 6-9 months, depends on how quickly I can learn). It’s an absolute slog and ball ache, but will turn trannies into something kinda cool. We might take a step away from Invision type forum/message board because they don’t seem very willing to work with us (it’s clunky and old school). Because of this we’ll need to move all this data over to our new platform to keep moving forward and bring trannies into the naughties, then eventually the 2020s. This will probably happen very shortly, within 3 months or so. Maybe, more complicated than first thought. We’ll be bringing on the following services in the next 18-24 months: Mobile app for android/iOS Support for all endurance based sport multi sports. I think we all partake in random single endurance based sports from orienteering, to swimming the channel etc that would be fun to capture and promote. We have the likes of Brick, MindOverMatter, Mel Urie, Lachie doing some cool shit that probably doesn’t get talked about nearly enough. We’ve got someone lined up to start doing some videos and the like with some of these cool kids. Free hosting/development for not for profit clubs websites and this will include a restricted clubs section that only club members can be part of (linked to their account). We hope to take this one step further shortly afterwards by adding the ability to shop from the club section as well as enter races and the like. There will be no costs to not for profit clubs for these services apart from payment processing fees (that will be at cost, likely to be circa 1.82% that the processor will charge me). I’ve seen what it’s costing some clubs and it’s an incredible waste in my opinion. Shopify is actually helping us out here a little. Sponsors - I’m currently nutting out a few deals with a couple of companies. They support a lot of what I am trying to do and are more than willing to lend a hand. The site will be somewhat branded and they’ll get access to be able to promote their stuff here. I’m working on @monkie shoe thingy that we hope to host here as well and turn that into something that works for everyone. We compiled a list of some 2,500 shoe models and I’m currently going through and “scoring” them with various views and opinions from around the web. It wont be complete for at least a coupe of years (to what I think we would both like). News feed - this will be automated so that it will create a thread to go along with the news article. You’ll be able to see comments from the thread at the bottom of the news story and if your on the forum you’ll see the news story with a snippet and link to the full story. Will be anything from races, interviews etc etc. Beginner Programs - I do a lot of beginner running and swimming coaching. I am linking up with a few coaches/clubs to aid some newbies to our awesome sport (more heads and hands the better). Some of the stuff Cranky and others are doing with schools etc is awesome. We will be registering as a club soon to help some of you that live in random parts of the country to belong. I figure I don’t really have an ties to a traditional club anymore, but nearly every race I do I stay with another trannie. We’re also trying to work out a way to do all this, but keep it as a not for profit so that when I’m as old and bald as Roxii and want to pass it on, someone else can just jump into my chair and go forward. I’m not very sure on this one, was just a thought and some conversation I had with a few smart people.
  12. 7 points
  13. 7 points
    Does anybody know a good housekeeper with perfectionist tendencies? Mine has just quit.
  14. 7 points
    Hi All, Some of you may know me from a number of years ago. I had the monikor Coach@Triathlon and Mickbillfrank but might have got banned, sanctioned, or forgot the password. I would like to contribute to the forum again and encourage some others from my period - where this site was probably in its renaissance with regard to info, congeniality, quality contributors, respect, and community. I have been doing what I always do in the sport - training, racing, coaching and, as an older atlete, raising 5 beautiful human beings. Life has been up and down with my mum and dad getting sick with cancer and other challenges with work. Triathlon and my mates have always centred me and why I choose Triathlon over heroin Although I drink far too much and blame Scott Molina as an early role model for that I'm 52 now and really shitty at how much I've slowed down. Raced Husky sprint recently and as much as I love the racing - it is still a head scramble crunching splits and making unrealistic comparisons with my 25 year old self. Just stepped off the TA Board after a wonderful 7 years and my 3 terms. I have all the confidence in the world in President Michelle Cooper and CEO Miles Stewart - I know many of you see TA as the nasty ogre in the sport - but volunteering in that space is not easy and 99% of people do it for the right reasons despite what some uninformed on here might tell you. I'm coaching swimming at Engadine pool still and advising the odd athlete here and there. Currently guiding boxer Ryan Waters (went 15 rounds with Mundine) on a program for Port 70.3 and Busso. interesting, I've noticed boxers and swimmers are the easiest people to coach. Ryan would jump off a cliff if I told him to. He has a long way to go but sure he will smash his first triathlon. Anyway, hope everyone is well - the reason I walked away from Transiitons was the trolling. It's an underbelly that this joint can sometimes do and it really only takes away from the value that an online community can provide. Hope to see some of you at Club Champs NSW next weekend. Love and kisses Mick
  15. 7 points
    Did you receive your confirmation email and register? I have just registered and paid for my 2019 Legacy spot. 🏊‍♂️🚲🏃‍♂️ 🏊‍♂️🚲🏃‍♂️ 🏊‍♂️🚲🏃‍♂️ 🏊‍♂️🚲🏃‍♂️ 🏊‍♂️🚲🏃‍♂️ 🏊‍♂️🚲🏃‍♂️ 🏊‍♂️🚲🏃‍♂️ 🏊‍♂️🚲🏃‍♂️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️
  16. 7 points
    ^^ Precisely this. I always see people say "if you ever want to talk, please call me" and I'm guilty of it also, but the thing is with people that are suffering from any type of mental illness, is they won't call a lot of the time, they will just suffer alone and not want to disturb anyone. I've had a few battles lately and still am and I'm one of those that won't / didnt call despite me preaching the direct opposite to everyone else. So yes, please call your friends if you are worried about them, or not even worried about them, just call and have a chat, listen to them and you may pick up on something.
  17. 7 points
    So some news on the development front - I got given my letter last week to say i'm finishing up on this contract on the 18th march, as are the rest of my colleagues. So this chapter is closing very soon. Recruitment came up and spoke to each of us and we all left feeling hopeful that there is more work around, going by what they gave us and told us, but since then nothing. Until yesterday. I received a call from recruitment who had some good news for me.......I applied for a local planner role back in November with my company to which I was the only candidate they were putting forward, however the client (Rio Tinto) has put it on hold. Whilst not the planner role as its still on hold, they are going to put me into a "work pack developer role" which has an element of planning in it, so i can develop my skills in that arena before moving into planning full time. I was kind of thinking that recruitment had nothing going but turns out they were working hard in the back ground to make things happen and it has, so im very grateful for that. It's a casual type role but is full time hours on a 9 day fortnight, which is perfect. the only thing is we have to move out of our woodside supplied house which sucks, but its the opportunity I've been looking for to get my foot in the door for a new career path. Just waiting to hear back on a start date from HR. Thanks for everyone's support / advice especially Rimmer. mate you've been a great Mentor. Thanks
  18. 6 points
    I can't see thread ending happily.
  19. 6 points
    No training as such. Headed down to help as rider support for Revolve24. Moral support, encouragement, tips and tricks, safety etc. Ride from 9am Friday to 130pm sunday. 28.5 hrs, covered 330km at Tailem Bend track. Going slow, waiting for people to catch me, ride a lap or 2 with them, back off again...... With a few toilet and water stops, plus managing the rider drink stations. Considering I haven't ridden more than 40km or a roadie in 3 years, or ridden more than 180 in 15 years, or more than 320 EVER, I was quite impressed. My arse, however, was not so impressed.
  20. 6 points
    Well, race is done. Paced myself in the end. 1:38:31. happy but very owey! Not sure of positions, results aren't out yet.
  21. 6 points
    Missed the podium by 11 seconds - is this where I come up with all the excuses ? 😂 i thought initially I could have gone with her if I’d known I was in contention but in retrospect I was totally done. Nothing left and I’d given it my all etc etc etc. I was however fastest on the bike in my age group 😄. Pbs are hard to judge with differing conditions so I tend to judge my performance against the faster and similar riders. As such I am more than satisfied with my overall performance which at the ripe old age of 57 was an 8 min PB.
  22. 6 points
    Not that I need to explain it but I have for a long time followed crime very closely, it intrigues me greatly. I have the ability to separate what I have seen and read from my feelings / life etc, although I understand that could maybe clouded at moment. I’ll be sure to let my psych know I saw it when I see him on Wednesday.
  23. 6 points
    I only race myself and I haven't won yet.
  24. 6 points
    Reverse the roles in your head mate.if you were loaded and she was a uni student or volunteering at the dog pound would you care if she could or couldn’t contribute to the bond. The main thing is that you guys are in love. If you make money an issue now it will set a bad tone for the relationship. Contribute where and when you can. Very few relationships are fiscally equal. Shouldnt matter. Dont let a stubborn male ego ruin something good.
  25. 6 points
    My entrance fee is $1256 US. My accommodation is $313 US per night for 10 nights. Return flights ~ $1500 AUD. Fortunately I am paid in US dollars and should be able to use frequent flyer points for about 50% of the flights. Being a Legacy athlete this is a one off for me. I do not know how some people can afford to go back year after year. If you go to Kona at any other time of the year the same accommodation is nearly 50% cheaper. #$%@ the cost this is a once in a life time opportunity and I AM GOING TO KONA.
  26. 6 points
    I did 😲, no use just hanging around to see what might happen. Live life to the fullest every day, you never know what is around the corner. For the record I had surgery 10 days after IM. Coming up to 5 years clear now NSF
  27. 6 points
    Ill weigh in here a bit if thats OK. Having piloted Trannys for 5 years or so I can tell you that unless you are in advertising or want to spend all your time pursuing it, making a buck from advertising on here is pretty bloody tough. The smaller brands dont have the $$, the bigger brands are VERY demanding and to be honest we don't really have the number of eyes they are after. So it means that for most of that 5 years I was funding the site, now that's fine, it was my choice, and my lack of time and not wanting to push myself on others (its just not my thing) Anyway, thats why I thought Willie would be a good fit, there were a few others I had possibly lined up, but Willie was front and centre. The reason being that at worst if he gets no external advertising, he can offset that by using the site to advertise his own stuff, thereby indirectly funding the site. In the end Trannys in its simplest form doesn't cost a "lot" to run, but it is an expense, and while the crowdfunding is a nice idea, the reality is that most people don't want to pay for this sort of content, and the few that would pay would end up funding it for everyone else and possibly feel like they are more valued or have greater say in the site and also make those who dont pay feel less valued. Anyway.... good luck Willie, I've given you the keys to the family car, just don't break it
  28. 6 points
    Hey Trannies, Thanks for all those that attended and took interest across the weekend it was a BIG ONE. Numbers this year were actually BIG (over 4300 before taking into account the on the day entries (which is significant, particularly with the swims and runs) it indicates that if it was not the biggest event ever, it certainly was top 3 (and we are only talking the difference of maybe 200 people). The difference this year was where the Saturday numbers (namely the sprint) were down a little. These numbers were more than replaced with the Sunday numbers growing significantly. (close to 25% up on last year thanks to the introduction of the classic distance). So maybe just a more of an even split across the two days rather than the huge day on the Saturday. Cheers Seb
  29. 6 points
    LOL Yeah I know that. But I figure I am better off saving time not training and spending a bit more time on the course. Its a much better return on investment.
  30. 6 points
  31. 5 points
    1:38:31 not sure of place yet as results aren't out. Holy hell that's a big race, someone said 14,000 runners!
  32. 5 points
    But you looked better than the others. That's what really matters.
  33. 5 points
    Looks like all those 3am hill repeats in the rain are going to pay off.
  34. 5 points
    heres the trails i get to ride on in Karratha. bit different to the "normal" MTB trails but its what we have to play in. it hurts a lot when you stack though
  35. 5 points
    I was originally advised that my years woudl be 2020 and then on Friday got the email and entered yesterday. Kona 2019, so it only tool 2 years of waiting on the list. Had originally only planned on doing Geelong 70.3 as the nominal race and then a bunch of mates decided to do Port Mac, so entered that just after xmas. Lucky i did as I only started swimming and running (if you can call it that) again at xmas and now it's not far away. Exciting times ahead. Stephen
  36. 5 points
    Years ago I ordered some sub-10 plates the first time I went sub 10hr never put em on as I quickly grew out of the wank factor (thank Christ) and as I can still go sub 10 as on old fat f#ckwith cancer , so it’s not that hard eneded up selling them to a dude with a hot street car that goes sub ten for the quarter mile paid $600 sold em for $2500 only time I’ve ever made a profit on tricathalete crap
  37. 5 points
    Went for 50kms of trails and fields in Hampshire last Saturday. Cracking day for Feb! This is on the South Down Way and in June, my mate and I are doing the full 106 mile route (Winchester to Eastbourne). Bike went great. things to change: Bar grips Bar width Saddle
  38. 4 points
    4x Olympic medalist told my daughter that "your Dad looks pretty fit". Poor buggers eyes have gone - too much chlorine.
  39. 4 points
    800m swim in the dam this morning. Not fast, and did a bit of backstroke & breaststroke interspersed, but (touch wood) at this point no pain. Boy have I lost fitness though.
  40. 4 points
    I Chased the chickens around the yard for 16 minutes trying to get them back in the coop
  41. 4 points
    Good topic!! Part of me is frustrated by this age slow down, but another part of me sees it as a challenge to see how well I can maintain my performance, using myself as an experiment of n=1. Having said that, I do seek out and read as much as I can about training into the Masters years, and apply it as I can. For reference, I just run these days, turn 50 in Sept with a goal of running sub-2:40 in Berlin marathon (I ran 75:15 in a half last Sept). Some key things I've learned so far: "Miles makes champions" still applies, however my capacity for volume is reduced. Strength is part of training - heavy and for functional movement - is not an "add on", but with the trick being how to incorporate it into training in a complementary way rather than detracting from key sessions. How I feel for key sessions is somewhat of a lottery, rather than being predictable based on prior training. Sometimes you just have to make the best in training with what you've got. The same elements of training are important. Don't focus on HIIT sessions at the expense of tempo / threshold and/or long sessions, etc, and vice-versa. Never strive for 5th gear in training - save that for race day. Keep training controlled...exerting too much / far takes too long to recover from. The "killer session" is just that - smaller, bite size amounts of training sessions is sufficient (this is something I struggle with!!). Consistency is (still) important - the more you train, the more you can train. I'm up to 400+ consecutive days of running at avg 16km+ per day. There is a fine line between going slightly too fast on easy days and then becoming too stressful to allow recovery. Getting older is no excuse for letting body composition go. The default "middle age spread" is avoidable, and not desirable simply from a health perspective. Ditto for poor posture from sitting. Suffice to say, sleep is gold and the best recovery you can do. There's probably some other things I've missed...
  42. 4 points
    Gone for a walk tonight while the other halves watched MAFS. A little bitter sweet. FM
  43. 4 points
    Back from holidays. A week and a half in New Caledonia doesn't seem to have done too much damage
  44. 4 points
    Alcohol is a massive cultural problem when it is tied to toxic sporting masculine cultures like footy and life saving etc. It may be different one generation down but seeing grown men do an ocean swim then start smashing schooners at 9am on a Sunday isn;t a good look for anyone. Nor is your footy hero asleep in a puddle of his own spew and urine at 10 O'clock on a sunday night, or giving the missus a clip when she says youve had enough. NRL would be out of the headlines if alcohol was a banned substance. Poor decisions are a certainty when excessive alcohol is involved. I havent had a drink since December 2009 when I passed out on the front steps in front of my 10 and 8 year old after a long lunch and afternoon for a significant birthday. Bottomless glass at lunch always filled by the waiter, pub afterwards and more on the bus home. Wake up call. Hope I have set an example for my kids. I don't need to be pissed to be having fun at a party, most of the blokes stand in the corner talking to their beers while I dance with their wives. My eldest drinks pretty responsibly, she does not have an iron stomach so doesn;t go too hard and my 16 year old has never touched a drop and doesn;t sound keen to (not into schoolies this year, doesn;t drink or take drugs at parties). Good on you if you can drink and keep control. I couldn't and am better off without it. A lot of people don;t know it, or know it and don;t have a reason to change their behaviour.
  45. 4 points
    Thanks mate. A couple of tough days but tomorrow is a doozie. Kiama to Sydney via the Gong. Rollers, Stanwell Hill, Waterfall Hill. Just under 150 kms and a lot of assending Will be a tough day at the office. However, we should crack the $1M mark raised. FM
  46. 4 points
    So only four more sleeps until Ten Pints, Mrs Shuffla and I head out from Wollongong this Sunday morning. Our first stop is Husky. Then onto Kiama then back to Sydney on The Tuesday. More like 400 kms now and almost 4,000 metres of climbing. Will be looking to having a beer at the Husky pub on the 1st night with Ten Pints. We both missed the Husky race this year. FM
  47. 4 points
    "sounds like you need a new bike" Oh and can we preempt a new classic. Anytime anyone starts a thread with a bike issue I'm gunna respond.... "are your tyres inside out!!"
  48. 4 points
  49. 4 points
    Saturday: 50 km trails on the new mtb Sunday: Winchester 10km. 43:48 Results are in: 151/1570 overall. 12/150 in AG
  50. 4 points
    Thank you all for your comments. I've taken quite a few days to mull it all over and talk to my coach and all is right with the world. The race didn't go to my ideal plan, but there were a lot of positives to take away from the race and I'm ready to reload and see what the future holds. To be honest @RunBrettRun, it wasn't a case of the bike getting uncomfortable and not holding my power. I do a lot of my training outside in all conditions to build resilience. In fact, as my strongest leg is the bike, I revel seeing tough conditions because it tends to increase the advantage that I have over the people around me in my AG. I believe that I subconsciously and consciously dialled it back because I knew that the run would be tough and I didn't want to overbike it. Skipping to the conclusion, I just wasn't mentally prepared for the run as much as I should have been. I let it get to me before I even stepped off the bike. The twins are our first kids and are an absolute miracle (my wife has a lot of medical issues) and I know that as each day goes past, the chances of me having the urge to continue training will go out the window, and I'm OK with that. My wife wants me to keep training as much as I can because she knows that I love it and we have decided that I will either persevere with training and give SC 70.3 a crack or I'll at the very least roll up to the start line and simply complete the race. She gets a huge kick out of seeing me race and is just as excited as I am to have me cross the line and straight into the arms of our babies. As said, I have reflected quite a lot and written a list of things that I've learned from this and I'll come back bigger and stronger, just not sure when. My big saving grace is that I have the last round of the QTS next weekend which is a good chance of redemption. I'm currently holding a 3.5 point lead in the M30-34, but I'm only racing the Super Sprint distance so I can go out and put in a good show and get the rewards of the hardwork that I've put in with either an AG win or 2nd place, just not in the way that I hoped to get them as I crossed the line at Pottsville. Thanks again for everyone who commented here and passed on advice. It's very much appreciated. Ben
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