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About bert40

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  • Birthday 07/12/1964

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  1. bert40

    Magpies ?

    No magpies yet but I regularly get a pee wee tap me on the head coming past the old Woolies car park near the wharf at Port. I never remember him/her earlier until they get me.
  2. G'day Willie, just checking on progress? Would be interested in some of your workouts for improving pace. I'm not looking at anything too fancy or complicated but just one or two best bang for buck/time speed workouts to get my times down for the 5k park run. I did 21:55 two weeks ago and will aim for next Saturday for another go (going every 2-3 weeks). Aiming for sub 20 by end of year. Have found the race pace function on my V800 so will use that to help with pacing.
  3. bert40

    VO2 Max

    Found them; 48 - 29/12/2015, 45 - 21/02/2016, 41 - 14/08/2017 and now 60. Certainly the trends matches my fitness. Started good training and better eating mid 2017 to now.
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    VO2 Max

    I've got a Polar V800 and can do a fitness test with it. Haven't religiously done the tests but seeing this thread prompted me to do one. Says estimated VO2 max is 60. Will see if I can find in Polar Flow where previous tests results are stored.
  5. Will be interesting to follow your progress and the workouts to get the speed back. I've dropped from 104kg to 80kg over the last 12+ months and have gone from 1:30 for 9k walk/run to 45mins. Not a lot of speed work in that training so hoping to get my Park run time down to sub 20 (fastest now is 22:21). Drop a few more kilos and some speed work I should make it. At age 54, still plenty of fast runners in the older age groups so happy its achievable for me. Your already doing 20:ss for 98kg, that's motoring at that weight, so thinking your target of 15's is certainly doable as more kg's come off and training builds.
  6. I swim on the Port IM course 1-2 times a week. Dont have to check lane availability, its free but might dodge the odd boat and pelican every know and then though. A doggie on a house boat gets a bit excited at times as we swim past. Always wonder if he'll jump in after us.
  7. Hello Roxii, I'd love the 10 speed brakes, rear derailleur and TT shifters. Would complete my transition from 9 speed to 10 speed. Certainly happy to pay the postage. Thanks Richard
  8. Piccies would be nice to celebrate the few retro bikes still going strong. I remember the GP4 rims, had a wheel set made up with these to use the old tubulars for club cycle races. For their era, they were a very nice rim. Still have a Mavic 501 front hub in the CAAD3 with a Velocity Deep V rim. Nice hub, still plenty of life in it.
  9. I can trump all those. My main rig is a 1991 Cannondale SC800, 3.0 Series Criterium frame. Came standard with Ultegra 7 speed, downtube shifters. I did have for many years an old made up commuter with 105 STI 8 speed for the 50k round trip to work but that ended up on the trainer and now the Cannondale is my TT bike and a 1996 Cannondale CAAD3 as my roadie and a 2014 Cannondale Trail 2 for MTB. Do all my training on these three now, depending on which I feel like riding of a morning. Have upgraded over the years to 9 speed Dura Ace on the TT and ZIPP wheels (90's vintage) for racing (10 speed on the CAAD3). Still outperforms me, still very stiff and light, so not looking to upgrade anytime soon. When retirement comes around can see an upgrade then to whatever is the go in 2024. Might be a bulk buy, upgrade all three.
  10. bert40

    Port - Race Day

    I must be of the old brigade, the number here that haven't heard of Pauli Kiuru. I can remember my race goal at Forster was to be off the bike and heading to Tuncurry before Pauli completed the Tuncurry section for the second time (crossed paths on the bridge one year). As time went by goal posts moved to being off the bike before the front runners finished and then to be finished before dark and now to just enter again and finish. I bought a Zipp 950 disc off Pauli and had him autograph it, was when he changed sponsors from Zipp to Corima I think.
  11. Thanks Torn, yeah will be a bit small for me. Thanks for checking.
  12. Hello Torn, I'd be interested in the S4 if in the garage and still available. Not sure of the size though, I'm not seeing medium listed on the Orca site. I'm 183cm and 80kg, so not sure how that goes with a medium. Thanks Richard
  13. My inguinal hernia was obvious, like half a golf ball poking up. Would just carefully push it down and it might stay away for a bit, but back the next day. No pain or anything when running/cycling/weights etc. This went on for 2-3 months and eventually went to the GP. Saw GP and he took one look, half laughed and said hernia and to see the surgeon in the next room. Didn't have a scan or anything to check size etc.
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    Bike Lights

    + 1 for Exposure, definitely agree the no cables, makes it neat and tidy and easy to swap between bikes. A good range of models to choose from as well.
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