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ashley_s last won the day on November 17 2013

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About ashley_s

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  • Birthday 29/11/1978

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  1. ashley_s

    Boston Marathon

    Best of luck. Should be a great experience.
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    Who's trying to qualify for itu worlds?

    Insanity perhaps! 😂 The rules are rules I stuffed up.
  3. ashley_s

    Who's trying to qualify for itu worlds?

    I have the same accomodation as RBR. Except for a couple more days after. Luckily it is fully refundable until like August as I won’t be needing it now. When I booked it really was a good deal. If anyone wants to take over I am sure the hotel wouldn’t mind.
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    Who's trying to qualify for itu worlds?

    That could be over sprint and standard. I wouldn’t like to be the person coming 70th on the list and paying the processing fee hoping that 45 others don’t apply.
  5. ashley_s

    Who's trying to qualify for itu worlds?

    I just got told that there were over 1500 applications sumbitted.
  6. ashley_s

    Who's trying to qualify for itu worlds?

    Oh no, I didn’t realise the application process closed off on Monday. They are saying no late applications. Well I just stuffed up the whole year.
  7. ashley_s

    9 weeks till Ironman Australia

    I know the organising committee is look at future bike options. I think a fantastic change to the bike course would be have the turn around at the Old half turnaround at Lake Cathie (before the old ghost road). Then head back through town and out on hasting river drive and up the old hwyway. The beauty of that course would be that you keep the hills but also add some reasonable TTing on ok road surface. You also would have less need for marshals and less impact on the community down in Dunbogan (which is where a lot of issues are). You could also send the 70.3 riders the other way and down hasting river firstly to break it up.
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    Got 404s, what next?

    I’ll wait for Alex to come on and blow some of these misguided comments around benefits at certain speeds etc. You need to look at what you are wanting to achieve. Going from a 404 to an 808 will save around 20-25 seconds per 40kms. Depending on whether you are riding at 30-40km avg and yaw angle. This saving will be slightly more from a disc especially with greater winds. If you are wanting to look good go with whatever you think is sexier. if you want to go fastest go disc. if want best bang for your $ go wheel cover. Although I know you also ride TT’s so you may not be allowed to race these at certain level of races. I think you will lean towards option 1.
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    Mooloolaba Start Waves

    Why do people not put the calf marking on? Is it deliberate so others don’t know what age group you are in. Or is it something else. Should at the very least be a start stop penalty.
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    Mooloolaba Start Waves

    I started at 7.08 and rode through most of the field. There were only a handful of people blankly wheel sucking. There were some long lines of people especially on the way back. But most of these had fairly large gaps between riders maybe not 10m in all cases but a good few bike lengths.
  11. ashley_s

    The new wonder drug - how WADA will treat this one ?

    Given that it was injected it will be against WADA rules. Does go to show how powerful the mind is.
  12. ashley_s

    Mooloolaba Start Waves

    I really don’t see what the change in conditions could have been. It was wet then dry the wet again, and windy throughout. But looking at the times I was 9th in 35-39 but would have been 2nd in 40-44 which started an hour later.
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    Who's trying to qualify for itu worlds?

    Did what I needed to do, with what looks like a 5th in the qualifying age group. At least 3-4 of us in the top 10 in the M35-39 are aging up. I have now got 6 months to get my run together.
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    Mooloolaba Start Waves

    With the split age groups based on alphabetical start times. Do the competitors need to walk across a timing mat to commence their race? I am just thinking that it is quite possible that a volunteer could pack the wrong cap colour or even worse racers could swap. i know this could happen in other races but it really won’t be detectable in this instance, say starting 3-6 minutes earlier. i would hope this possibility is accounted for and in either case a DQ issued.