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  • Year of first Tri race?
    1985

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  1. flathead

    Holy crap I feel old!

    I'm not getting old; it's just that everyone else is getting younger. I go to a pub and look around. I'm pretty sure that at least half the clients are under-age.
  2. flathead

    1/2 Marra in d*#k togs?

    The only time I can recall being harassed in a sexual nature was when I was doing a test run of the sluggos and singlet on a long ride prior to a race in the mid 80's. While stopped at lights in Lane Cove, a couple of ladies (a little older than me) pulled up in a car beside me and made several suggestions about what they could do with me if I followed them home. Being young and innocent, I just looked straight ahead and ignored them.... Felt like I was naked though.
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    Uber-Autonomous Fatality

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-22/self-driving-uber-fatal-crash-footage-released/9575624 Heres the link with less ads. I don't think a human would have been able to stop in time. The victim just appears out of the dark.
  4. flathead

    Indian Pacific Wheel Race CANCELLED

    Two of the riders are riding single speed bikes: Joseph Kendrick and Pawel Pulowki. That does my head in.
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    No Ironman Frankston this weekend

    Yeah. I hear the big news is going to be announced in (very) early April.
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    Woolongong Tri - 18 March

    Yesterday sure was a hot run for the Olympic distance. I was fading fast (or should that be slow) on the second lap. The sprint distance starting around 11:30 must have suffered even worse. And thank you Emo for the fruit salad and ice cream at the end of the event. Much appreciated.
  7. flathead

    Is 70.3 a brand or distance?

    Iron Mate? Is that some Tinder-like service they provide?
  8. flathead

    Light headed

    I have had this "feeling faint when standing up quickly" thing regularly for the last 20 years at least. Checked this with a doctor years ago. He checked my blood pressure - fine. Said it was nothing to worry about. I have a resting heart rate around 50. Fit most of the time but nowhere near peak-fitness. One morning I stood up out of bed and had that dizzy feeling. Thought I would see what would happen if I didn't sit down or hold anything. Ended up crashing into a bamboo bookcase three times and bringing it down on me. Scared the shit out of my Mrs; she thought I was having a heart attack.
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    Bike Cleaning/Maintenance

    Photo of you in the shower with your bike, or it didn't happen. You can't fit a bike in the shower!
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    Old Ironman medals

    Still waiting for AP to post a picture of himself with his Ironman medals, Michael Phelps style.
  11. flathead

    The Hollywood Abuse Scandals

    Ahh, that Humphrey B. Bear. He's a funny old fellow...
  12. flathead

    Quadruple channel crossing

    One lap down, only 3 to go. Go Chloe!
  13. flathead

    Alp D'Huez Long Course Triathlon

    I love it. I cannot imagine how sausage would sit in the stomach. My body would throw it up.
  14. flathead

    City Joggers are Rude

    I have seen a few discourteous runners on the city streets/footpaths but this guy certainly goes above and beyond. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-09/cctv-shows-jogger-push-woman-in-front-of-london-bus/8788278
  15. flathead

    Proud Dad moment

    A couple of months ago my daughter finally got the hang of riding a pedal bike. She was 7 years and 2 months old. I am a failure as a father.
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