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  1. My race weekend went pretty well to plan, except for when it really really didn't. Friday was awesome. Arrived at about 130, dropped bags, got changed and went for a nice easy run up and over the hill and down into the new carpark loop, just to get a feel for it so I wasn't caught out by anything Sunday. Nothing funky, nothing stupid, just comfortable. Saturday? Not so much. Woke up with a really sore upper back and right side of my neck. Like really sore. Hopped on the bike for a gentle spin out to Kawana with my coach and realised pretty quickly that I was in trouble. Couldn't turn
    17 points
  2. Sorry, needed a few roadside naps on that last stretch 🥱🥴😴
    9 points
  3. My mother passed away last night (Saturday). Some of you who have in been around triathlon sport and the running scene in NSW for more than a few years may remember her. I'm not sure how many races she completed over the years, but there was a lot. I'm just still only just appreciating all that she accomplished throughout her life. She starting her running in the City to Surf at 51 in 1979, having only commenced training a week before the event. She threw herself into the burgeoning fun run scene of the early 1980s, before eventually running her first marathon in 1983 at the Sta
    8 points
  4. Do they really move away from the sport though? Swim, ride and run is an active lifestyle. I know plenty of inactive competition triathletes who still log decent hours. I still do all three, just not obsessively anymore. I'd rather go on a decent golf trip or spend a week in Derby or Thredbo than pay a grand plus prep costs for an Ironman, something that I find a pretty underwhelming experience knowing that getting around is a given. I race short stuff every other year or so. But about the forum, it is like a good car crash. I cant stop looking at the Covid and Politics threads.
    8 points
  5. Been happening all through the back half of this thread, post some political comment or article. Get questioned. Claim who ever questions doesn't understand, is biased, can't comprehend. Questioner then clarifies. Peter or More realize they actually doesn't have a good answer so posts next article, rant, diatribe and move on. It has made what was once a a really useful informative thread into a bullshit back and forth with a really low signal to noise ratio.
    6 points
  6. I volunteered and was in the main stadium for the whole games. It was very emotional. A couple of Fantastic memories: 1. Watching North and South KoRea walk in the stadium under one flag. A world historic event. 2. Lost. An Elderly gent got lost on the opening night. He was from the Blue Mountains I waited with him until almost everyone was gone then took him to the police station. They contacted the village he was at ( his career thought he caught the train home and left). I then drove him to Penrith police Station, where a person from the village met him. He was a bit pissed off wit
    6 points
  7. Thanks and well said Turts. It can't be easy for you, straddling the border like that. I'm thinking of deferring Arc of Attrition as it looks like supplying your own crew could be mandatory and they may not get access to the indoors for aid stations. Given this will be an ultra in UK winter on the Cornish coast and I'm not that experienced in that, I might leave it until 2022. My new job is mega stressy and extremely under national political cosh right now, I should concentrate on that. I also think more restrictions are coming here. So for me it will be a 'reset' and concentrate o
    5 points
  8. Race report in the following link if anyone is interested. Well done to all those who raced! http://just-tri-hard.blogspot.com/2020/09/sunshine-coast-703-2020.html
    5 points
  9. I was 18 and all I remember when the Olympics were on is that I towed my boat up to cape York for 3 weeks solo Barra fishing and rum drinking. By the time I got home I’d done a gearbox in the outboard, blown a diff in my ute and managed to somehow put petrol in my diesel ute! And didn’t give a hoot about the Olympics. Great time away. I’ve always been a great self isolator 😂
    5 points
  10. I'm glad you came back for a bit mate. I'm in a sucky mood as I know I won't do any more tri or trailrunning, but love seeing the enthusiasm you now have for the trail scene. I kinda feel like I had 5 good years in that, and life caught up with me. Being in Vic in an essential service on the border, I am in the epicentre of COVID-crap - and the Melbourne/regional divide plus border issues. But I'm not alone. Neither is anyone on here, no matter what their opinion. Sometimes it's like watching Dr Phil, but it takes all sorts to make the world go round and get things done.
    4 points
  11. If you read objectively you might rethink who is piling on
    4 points
  12. Because you don't have to participate in a sport to have an interest.
    4 points
  13. 6hrs on trainer with 14.2km run off bike.
    4 points
  14. Yeah it’s sad isn’t it. as someone famous once said “The last thing I’ll say for the people that don’t believe in cycling, the cynics and the sceptics, I’m sorry for you. I’m sorry you can’t dream big and I’m sorry you don’t believe in miracles...” — Lance Armstrong
    4 points
  15. You asked the question "would you lose your job", and Goughy & Rob just responded that in many situations, no, you wouldn't. Why have a go at them for answering YOUR question?
    4 points
  16. If any organisation was going to have a large group of people test negative, it'd be the UCI.
    4 points
  17. Yep. Luscious isn’t it.
    3 points
  18. I don't intend have any active plans to do another tri but could well do for sure. I'm a 'toe dipper' in tri these days and my last one was over 2 years ago. In fact, I think I've always been a toe dipper. SBR training though gives you such a great pillar to do other things, like trail, XC, road running or TTs. I like to do all of that but it ebbs and flows depending what my planned year looks like. There is no forum for that really, unless you want to sign up for umpteen different ones and not participate much in them, then have a spike, then drop off. I ask the opposite que
    3 points
  19. Now you’re going there for the second time after you instructed everyone else not to go there. And as usual you assumptions are wrong, I never said it had anything to do with religion. I’m praying for you because you seem to have so much hate in you. 🙏
    3 points
  20. So I've been running Ayups for about 10 years now, but was thinking I'd like something a little brighter, and there seems to be a lot available now days. I fluked upon this light and liked the way the mount attaches to the side of the light allowing you to mount it directly under or over your stem. So thought I'd give it a go. There are a number of lights in Knog's Pwr series, and many are modular, so parts can be interchanged with each other. It's also a power bank so can charge your phone or devices, and there are products like a camping lantern and Bluetooth speaker which the batter
    3 points
  21. Only if "Truth" is another word for running. Running hurts.
    3 points
  22. On a positive note, you and I can now cross the border for recreational purposes - any purposes at all. You can golf, we can MTB at Coomie, I can paddle on the river..... Good times 🚴‍♂️🏌️‍♂️🚣‍♀️
    3 points
  23. Come on, look on the positive side. A 21 year old TdF debutant wins the yellow jersey and the mountain jersey with a TT after 20 days of racing that just blew everybody else out of the water.
    3 points
  24. Just entered my first 100 miler, eek! https://www.centurionrunning.com/races/south-downs-way-100-2021
    3 points
  25. Not training but I cleaned up the Grail. Hasn't been used in months. Meanwhile the better half commutes 50km 5 days a week....
    3 points
  26. Interesting to see that 2 of the pharma companies developing a covid-19 vaccine have released their blueprint for the trial of their vaccines. Lot of Blah, blah blah in the news article I read but the main points I got were Between them the test will be on about 75000 people with 50% getting the shot and 50% getting a placebo. Absolutely no guarantee that the vaccine will be available this year. It might happen or it might not. Moderna doesn't expect analysis of the results till late December. Pfizer's plan has no timeline for when analysis might be available - Might be as
    3 points
  27. I'm still recovering from the stress of last night ha ha. Good on Richie for battling it through. He really has to work for everything doesn't he. His team, while they try, are also pretty average. Porte said there was supposed to be a guy with a wheel mid way on the gravel but for some reason he decided to hang out on the tarmac at the end of the gravel. Just not a hard core GC team like others who had three guys scattered throughout that section with wheels. he must owe Tom D and Wout big time for the little helping hand they eventually provided, was probably the 20% that made th
    3 points
  28. 3 points
  29. Chapeau to Lopez. Pretty much puts paid to Porte finishing on the podium, but without that 100 second time loss on the wind stage he’d be right in it still. That said the 3 strongest riders are in positions 1 to 3, so I can’t complain to much about porte’s luck. It is good to see Richie put together a complete 3 week GC ride in a grand tour. It’s such a shame that he’s had such rotten luck over the past 5 years. He’s now on the wrong side of 35 and taking up a domestique contract next year. Which I think is a big mistake. While I think he’s too old and just not good enough to win the TDF
    3 points
  30. Lack of experience or qualifications doesn't seem to stop anybody here from stating an opinion about lots of things.
    3 points
  31. We really are witnessing something incredible. On one hand we have a public that have been treated with such contempt for so long, that the bar has been set so low that their president can make a tweet like this and it won't matter. And then on the other hand you have the Dems reinforce this contempt by giving them very little alternative by not only putting up a geriatric that isn't fit to run a corner store, but also sitting by for months on end while their cities burn. Is it really that hard to offer the public a half decent and competent alternative??
    3 points
  32. Currently at Kulgera Roadhouse (km 2125) and battling some pretty ordinary saddle sores I understand. On the move again now. Apparently some ordinary weather coming with rain and headwinds so hopfully she can push through the last 300km or so as best as possible.
    3 points
  33. No Covid related deaths recorded in Aus today. Great news. Vic with only 42 new cases as well.
    3 points
  34. Hey Dalai, If you are ever in the hood, let me know and we can find some trails. I am lucky enough to live and work in a City where I can take my skis and head-torch to work (if I go into the Office at all at the moment) and then be on the trails 45 minutes from the desk. Also, if you need anything sent out to Australia, let me know as there is so much more available here than there and would be happy to spend your money for you. Take care and we'll soon be free once again to ski to heart's content, Rimmer
    3 points
  35. Was an OK race for me, I was slower than last year (being under-done is partly responsible for that), but a few unplanned loo stops and an ITB flare up at around the halfway mark had me seriously debating whether to turn it in. But pressed on and got it done - paying for it now as I am hobbling around on one leg. Swim and bike were on par from last year, which is good considering that southerly on the bike was a shocker and the rain was like needles there for a moment! Despite all that that, wouldn't change a thing. Really grateful to be able to compete, IM did a really good job and every
    3 points
  36. I enjoyed the vast empty spaces, except on those days when it was a strong headwind... By being on the bike I could get immersed in the surroundings so really got to enjoy the landscape; noticing the changes the further north and drier it became. I intentionally chose the South to North route so I would be gradually moving away from the city and population centres. Still passed through at least one town each day and stopped for a cooked meal whether a breakfast, lunch or dinner. Was a little more challenging going this way as the minibus only travels a couple of times a week, theref
    3 points
  37. To be honest it was 5 years ago and can't find my packing list so might be a little out, but I think I had the following for my just under two weeks away... Riding: Merino cycling top, merino cycling socks, shy shorts, undershirt, riding cap, arm warmers, leg warmers, long and short fingered cycling gloves, gillet, waterproof jacket, sunglasses. Carried: Spare set shy short liners with Chamois, may have has a second undershirt. Merino thermal pants and long sleeve, merino shirt, Polar fleece 100 top, down jacket, wool socks, merino beenie, pair (2?) underwear, T-shirt?, th
    3 points
  38. We as Transitions have a multitude of variety of opinions! personally I'm not averse to the controls - I think there should be more in restricting people moving between locations within Victoria. I am averse to individuals thinking they can flout the rules and citing waffle and bullshit. Misinformation is everyone's enemy
    3 points
  39. 3 points
  40. That woman outside Wallan being the most recent one I have seen. Looks like they might have been a little rough getting her out of the car, but there was a lot leading up to it of her refusing to do various things. Then all the screeching and swearing, screaming absolute rubbish. At the end tells the cops she didn't comply because she didn't like the way he spoke to her initially - but her swearing/screaming/shrieking/abuse is just words, and words don't matter. Batsh## crazy. She has leukemia and anxiety, so cant afford to catch anything - but crosses into Melbourne ev
    3 points
  41. Thank you. It was a last minute decision to enter, last Monday. Pleasantly surprised with a win after not specifically training for any long distance racing. Haven't run 21km since 2015.
    3 points
  42. Went on a similar journey where I wanted to upgrade my Ayup with something to go on the mountain bike - went with the Knog Power mountain 2000 and it's just ridiculous in terms of putting light out and where you want it. It is big and not something I'd go with on the roadie but I could ride through a dense forest in pitch black with this and see everything I needed.
    2 points
  43. You’ll find just about every “startling claim” in this thread has turned out to be either fake, altered, a lie, or at best over exaggerated.
    2 points
  44. Whick would be remotely relevant if we were responsible for implementing policies that resulted in the loss of life and livelihoods...
    2 points
  45. 2 points
  46. Yeah, cause if they had, you would've gone DOWN!!! 🤣🤣🤣
    2 points
  47. @Surfer wasn't that bad, as when I stealth camped I found really good spots except the one night. That was the night I had planned to camp in the Wirrabara forest. There had been recent fires so the trail was diverted out into open farmland. Still hadn't found a spot and night had well and truly fallen when the detour finally rejoined the trail at the very top tip of the partially burnt forest. I was able to set up camp in a young plantation just 100m from the dirt road, but wasn't well hidden like I would normally choose. Especially when tent makers add reflective strips to tents and the
    2 points
  48. Well, good news for us in regional Vic - opening up the next step, from tomorrow night I think Didnt catch if gyms were opening back up, but kids and non-contact adult sport back. Schools opening up (I think). 4 reasons to leave your house no longer apply. Increased checks on Melbourne metro travelling to regional areas. Hopefully it affects the NSW border as still only the 4 reasons to cross the border - adding recreation to that would be great.
    2 points
  49. Anna and the health minister need to HTFU....
    2 points
  50. Like I have said before Turts, clowns like this are probably the reason innocent people like yourself get short shrift occasionally. I cant imagine the cops would have been in a very compassionate mood dealing with their next "customer" after having to deal with this twit. I loved the line "I feel threatened because you are armed" What? A cop with a gun, whoda thunketh!!
    2 points
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