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  1. I group of my mates have been running a private fantasy tour with a full draft and pretty cool scoring system for a few years. The main guy behind it is looking to take to broader now, he is just setting things up at www.superleaguecycling.com its still being developed fully but hopefully can be rolled out to others next year. Having the draft makes its very fun as non of us have the same riders and draft night is super fun and important.
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    TA Memberships

    I got a call and suggested they offer membership as pay by month and on a rolling basis eg can start in March or July or December whenever you just agree to 12 months whenever you start. CA are doing that now so TA should follow.
  3. Sorry I’m a little behind on this one, can someone clarify is there potently going to be 70.3 branded Melb and Shep? Or one or both likely finished ?
  4. I’m not certain we can say AB is a biker at full distance. At Oly and 70.3 he has shown power but at his only IM he lost a lot of time in the last 40km. Maybe he is like a Greg Bennet, his Ironman attempts faded in that back section bike and he was/is renowned as one of the great non draft legal Oly distance bikers of his generation. From a conversation with some others he trained with leading to Bennett’s ironmans he wasn’t able to do the long slow stuff, he trained all intensity like his Shorter Course work and that could have hurt his racing, Brownlee may be the same, doing heaps of work but wrong zones? Who knows, I’m hopin he is being advised /coached now specific for IM.
  5. Both female examples. How many men have won first up at Kona and /or in their second ever iron distance? AB is world class any distance, a generational athlete so he could be the exception. Frodo won at his second attempt? And year one I think he got a penalty putting him off the win. (Maybe wrong on that point)
  6. Ali isn’t a genuine contender in my opinion this year, I think Kona takes years to crack it would be an epic result to win it in his second race ever. Macca took several attempts and had won like 10 other Ironman races before he cracked Kona. Crowie won at his second attempt but that was after a 6 year epic reign winning 70.3. I can’t wait to see him throwing down on the bike and he is a racer so will be going with the moves. I likes his Ricky Bobby “ if you ain’t first you are last” attitude.
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    Challenge Roth 2019

    Yer very good point
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    Challenge Roth 2019

    So Dreitz out splits wurf, meanwhile a week ago Frodo/Kienle put 20 mins in Langer. Let’s hope the marshals keep Dreitz from riding wind blocker for Langer at Kona this year. Dreitz should have a crack on his own accord as he can clearly go down the road with the best and shouldn’t be sitting in the main pack area with Langer.
  9. That’s really interesting we basically same weight same power average and same bike split. So the disc v 808 is a tight battle.
  10. No its a solid disc, I never actually weighed it. Token DT58, its 1280g https://www.amazon.com/Token-Products-DT58-Carbon-Tubular/dp/B00SPXY8YS/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
  11. That's a low PSI, are they Tubeless? I like the sound of that combo, the old 606 style! How was your race Ben, I haven't checked the results.
  12. Thats awesome the Zipp disc so light, my dimpled 808s are claimed under 1600g for a set, so the rear mus be about same weight as your disc. I have a Token brand disc, must be 1.3kg and flat. Im all for people riding discs I think they do handle well all conditions, but it looks like not all discs created equal?
  13. Average power 230 watts, I was averaging 240 first half then 220 second half. 82kg P3 Classics with Tri Rig front end and brakes and 808s. Bontrager Aero Road Helmet. I rode 2.29. The guys who bike 2.25 seemed to take 4 mins out of me in the last 30km, I needed more power then (just comparing the splits at 65km marker to the 90km marker). I was solo that last section so either those guys had some others to rotate with or I just slowed to much. Also it might reflect my training where I don't always have time to go beyond 2 hours in training often with the young family and work. One thing in comparing the full to the half is that its not an exact double course. You guys have that top section into port douglas twice and we don't have that at all and we have the 30km block head wind hell section once and so do you. So as a percentage we have 33% of race tail wind 67% head wind while the full ironman has like 42% tail wind and 58% head wind. You are prob right on 15mins with your set up on road bike v the p5 and aggressive wheels. Its not like there are huge climbs where a road bike is an advantage in any section.
  14. I had a Token Disc, I did like it, it was a nice wheel to ride and I often tell people who have a disc to just use it no matter what. I found my disc into a tail wind / cross tail was magic but it seemed to work against me a bit into a head wind I would fight it a lot, the 808 in the last 30km cairns heavy head wind was much nice for me. Maybe the flat token disc not the best in that situation?
  15. Hi, I was battling prior to Cairns on what wheels to use, I had been for a while running a disc with a 40mm front. I got myself some 808s, the old dimpled ones with the hub machined to take 11 speed. I only had a few rides on them before and found them to feel light and accelerate well. I find they love a straight line and handle best with weight over the front wheel in aero. Anyways, with the heavy wind and a lot of fast turns during the bike course I found them excellent, I am thinking of just running them all the time moving forward and ditching the disc for good. I biked 2.29 and the guys out on the course around me all had Discs and also seemed to have no issues with the wind, but I did find heading up rex's and the climbs I was able to have an advantage on them and that was a positive (im 82kg not a noted climber). I definitely dropped some weight on the bike ditching the disc for this set up, the old dimpled tubbies are lighter then the current models too. I thought maybe a 404 up front instead might be even better and get me back to the classic Zipp 606 set up that everyone used to run. Anyone else running similar or have any thoughts on wheel choice?
  16. I have seen these same comments, I just had to not reply, it was just blatant trolling.
  17. It has to be this way, if they let women off first then the better cyclists women can latch onto some males coming past and get a huge advantage, this was it keep the women's AG race fair and like said above, they are all racing at the same time. Also, like has been pointed out, its hot all bloody day, 20 mins isn't impacting the race as far as wind and heat.
  18. I think it will work better, hopefully they add more marshals also especially in the first 90km to police it. I raced in 2016 and the swim start was fairly aggressive and I can see how it is very dangerous if someone got themselves in a bad position and pushed down. Personally I really enjoyed the big start but I was very disappointed by how the bike leg was raced and policed.
  19. Yer I agree, I was surprised to see him on the start list for 70.3 worlds again after how that played out last year for his Kona.
  20. So maybe a later announcement to bump entry numbers up. I noticed the 70.3 has double qualifying like all AUS 70.3 but no women in tri spots, so they might be planning something for the full.
  21. At some of the anniversary events elsewhere they have thrown extra Kona slots onto the race, do you think we will see this at Port Mac next year? Busso still has 65 slots for some reason and cairns has 80, you think Port deserves more then the usual 40 slots for 35 years anniversary?
  22. I am finding about 14 -15 hours a week I can keep the family commitments and partner commitments all balanced. I have a pretty good routine that helps that happen and also there isn't a surprise for the misses. If I try find more hours it seems to turn to shit on me pretty quick and I cant get up super early every day as with 2 kids under 3 I don't get amazing sleep and also If I went to bed at 9pm every night that's impacts on the misses too much also as we just don't get any time together. My partner main request is that when I am with the family I am present in whats going on and that's hard when I am tired from training or trying to follow a mate do a race on live tracker, but she is right in that regard and its an area I am focused on improving.
  23. So they have 25 extra women only slots at some races. Often with the allocation women dont get many slots so this helps boost female qualification. so Western Sydney will have 80 slots divided based on normal % system plus 25 extra female only slots on top.
  24. Considering they have 2500 men (sat) 2500 women (Sunday) they will be hoping to get a lot of qualifications from AUS to fill the two days. I think women qualification will be getting a log of "women in tri" spots next season, the 70.3 seems a big focus from WTC in regards to female participation as this is their opportunity for growth with Mens participation fairly consistent and less room for growth. 815 - maybe 815 entries but "fast-track" ? No idea. The big up of being in early will be locking in accommodation, it will be tough and bloody expensive, hopefully the KIWI $$ arse drops out.
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