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rory-dognz last won the day on January 31 2014

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About rory-dognz

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    Sydney again, ex Auckland, ex sydney, ex Auckland

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  1. rory-dognz

    New Road Bike

    I have di2 and disks on my road bike, very good. If wanting clip on aero bars then get a 7 port box for d12 so you can have changer on aero bars and brakes. I really like disks, have had them on my MTB for years and waited for them to come to road bikes. I also have a Felt AR which is 5 years old (equivalent to S3) and used for tri's including IM. I like the aero road concept especially if only having one bike. I would have broght an S3 when i brought a new bike early last year, but the disk model wasn't out then.
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    dropper seatpost on a budget

    Thanks, my son's was an external routed one, which he converted to internal when he moved it to the new bike from memory. Now if you are running a 1 x set-up (no front derailleur), and you want to be fancy then the dropper leaver sits styled where the left hand shifter was.
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    USA Shootings #2

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/104061419/drugged-students-and-abortion-blamed-for-school-shootings apparently it is Abortion at fault for the shootings,
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    dropper seatpost on a budget

    they are good, my son has been using one for about 4 years He even swapped out the one on his new bike 2 years ago for the giant one, that was how i got introduced to dropper as i got the removed one
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    Major fault in 100 runs in 100 days

    If you set the goal of time, then work out the process to achieve that 6h IM Bike split, equals 30km hr, equals x watts, now if you maintain the x watts, but there was a strong headwind on the way back only on the last lap and you do 6hr.15min., you have failed which can mentally stuff your run, but you achieved your goal of x watts, potentially having a good run. Or you could have pedalled harder to achieve 6hr bike and then run 1hr slower because you blew up. also depends if you focus on the goal and don't achieve does that muck up the rest of your race mentally or can you reset and carry on.
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    As a mid life cyclist

    that was so ture
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    Ironman Aus 2018 - The good, the bad and the ugly

    The swim at IM Aus is narrow, with the first turn close to the start 20m, then the second 200-300m max. Then swimming back the way you came. A mass start would not work on the current course as too narrow congested. But on a course like Taupo it can. Due to the narrow course I thought the staggered start was better than wave starts; because i am a crap swimmer and then just get swum over by the next wave. I did the old 2 lap course with mass start in 08,09,10. I think the 2018 course was better. The issue i had was not the staggered start, but the lack of hype, build up of what you are going to achieve was lacking. There was only standing in ques; registration, bike racking, swim start. This took the shine off the weekend.
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    Road bike v Time trial bike

    If you are of the 1 bike crowd, then a aero road bike is the way to go. I have a Felt AR, these tested more aero than the Felt DA at the time (frame only I think). I just have mine with clip ons as not at the fast end. With Di2 get a 7 port box (not standard 5 port), then you can run shifting from the clip ons. If you get more serious then swapping out standard bars for a tri bar is not hard, especially with Di2. just have to do the brakes. If you are into technology you can get an aero road with disk brakes, which is the way to go.
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    Double Crash Day

    It's funny this perception that it is a young persons sport. It is probably the one form of cycling that you will see all ages from about 8 years up doing the same trails. Go to Thredbo and be surprised when the downhill guys take of there full face helmets, alot of middle aged / older men and women enjoying themselves. I road on Sunday on easy fireroads and would have seen a even split over the ages. Certainly allot more even than road cycling or Tri's. It is the one sport that i do with my kids (16 and 18 years old), yes they are faster but we ride the same trails, and i have the endurance to out last them. I don't ride as aggressively as them, but never have.
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    Ironman Aus 2018 - The good, the bad and the ugly

    I did the survey, and still wondering how much i spent in Geelong has to do with Ironman Aus. To summarize my survey response was that not having the pasta dinner and the way the start had no vibe, just a que getting shorter. It was no different to a half or club race. It was the events around the race that made IM unique.
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    IM Australia when you are 50

    Thanks. You are one of the Tannies i look up to about recovery and still doing what you want, not what people tell you you can post injury.
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    complete newb - needs advice

    Here's my ute, sons with his norco and my niner on the roof. Just because I can!
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    complete newb - needs advice

    Nice bike, the Norco's are great value. My son has been riding one for 3 years. If it doesn't have a dropper post then i would recommend getting one. It makes any descents easier as just drop the seat and weight back. I run about 28psi rear/26psi front on tubed tyres, if super rocky the go higher to save pich flats and your rim's. Tuning your suspension can make a huge difference to the way the bike rides, so if you don't have a shock pump they are worth getting. (my son rides my bike then adjusts the suspension, i ride it until he adjusts it again, each time it rides better after he has played with it.) go have fun
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    Double Crash Day

    Tyno, are you running a dropper post, best invention for mtbing since front suspension in my view. If not drop your seat min of 10% of that you would normally ride, going over the bars generally means you are not going back far/fast enough and weight is to far forward.
  15. I just do what my wife tells me and beside every time move country means i get a new bike!