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  1. flathead

    Swimming pools near Coogee

    NSW Uni pool in Kensington. Or Des Renford Pool in Maroubra. There is Coogee Diggers which has a 25m indoor pool but I don't know what it takes to get in there.
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    Nike Zoom VapourFly do make you run faster

    With increasing niggles in calves/knees/hips I've always wanted to try Hokas but backed away because of the cost and the low heel to toe drop. These NB Beacons look pretty good but the soles appear minimal so I'm thinking they wouldn't last for many kms. May have to stop being an online tyre kicker and visit a store to have a proper look.
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    Karl Stefanovic backs us

    Look closely at the fly 6 footage and I think you will find it was Karl Stefanovic driving that car. Good stuff reporting the incident. 6 inches is nowhere the "metre matters" measurement; you would think the driver has to be pursued. At the very worst the car's license plate are on the record. How long did you have to spend at the police station?
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    Port - Right Here, Right Now

    The athlete tracker had him stopped at 135 km into the ride. I was thinking the worst. Great to hear he is still going strong.
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    Is Ironman Busso Doomed?

    And I'm pretty sure it's a Great White too.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Is 70.3 a brand or distance?

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