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    Best cheapest smart trainer for zwift

    read dc rainmakers trainer comparison and review one thing unless you are technically advanced and like connecting things then go for most reliable and easy plug and play I brought a kickr gen 2 and it just works, sinc's with laptop. now if only could get reliable internet from optus and windows not to crash my laptop it would all be good
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    50 Ironmans in 50 days Ashley Horner

    FB that is a really good summary of the situation
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    Will this fit?

    simply no the only advantage is either in range ie can run a larger/smaller gear, or smaller gaps between gears. I have one 10 speed and one 11 speed bike and no real difference in range
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    Will this fit?

    simply you can not run a 11 speed cassette on a bike with 10 speed chain and shifters On your training wheel you will need a 10 speed cassette as that needs to match the bike set-up. You can run either sram and shimano but has to be 10 speed
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    Plastic bag ban.....

    be wary of Bio-degradable plastic claims. Some just break down to smaller pieces of plastic, some need UV light, etc What is required is non plastic biodegradable eg corn stach and some others. I think they are generally claimed as compostable, rather than bio degradable
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    Plastic bag ban.....

    For the recycling bin, we put in anything that may possibly be recyclable!, it may or may not be recyclable in Australia, It is called "Wish Recycling", and yes it causes hassle at the recycler and potentially increases there costs as they have to dump the waste. But if one extra bottle is recycled because of uncertainty then better off. Edit to add here is an official list of Visy recycling website https://www.visy.com.au/recycling-education/what-can-you-recycle/
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    Plastic bag ban.....

    Will be an interesting data base and need buy-in from the packers as that is the recycling symbol on the bottle/can Eg PET is 1 in the triangle and that is on all the bottles we make, but the recycled component is not on the embosed on the bottle but may be a marketing claim.
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    Plastic bag ban.....

    In NSW. One interesting side effect is that 350ml water bottles sales have slowed up as the price when up more as a percent. Also 500ml/600ml sales have increased. Total sales do not seem to be impacted. There is also a move by at least 2 major drink manufacturers to increase recycled content into PET bottles. Over the next few months it will be interesting to see how they market this. Disclaimer: I work in the single use water bottle manufacturing sector and analysis production and sales figures daily.
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    Triathlon history

    Also if you listen to podcasts, both are on Legends of Triathlon also recently on IM Talk about the time of Roth i think
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    Wheels Question

    more important issue is you still use rim brakes. Disk brake are the now. I brought Caden's about a month ago and love riding them, great wheels.
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    Let it go or no?

    This is blatant premeditated cheating, not random opportunists getting an advantage. This is no different to taking drugs or a motor on the bike.
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    Let it go or no?

    That is pretty amazing to be that blantand in cheating I would forward to the organisers and TWA
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    No More Soft Bike Cases On Hawiian Airlines

    the Evoc bag with internal frame, but soft sided. What is this classed as?
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    XC or trail for beginner?

    I'm 186cm tall, the 29 XC bike i have is great, my 29 Trail bike is bigger, heavier and harder to handle, my sons 27.5 Trail bike is lighter and more agile. Also FP is shorter than me so the smaller bike would potentially suit better. somewhere in this section i compare a number of bikes i have access to. For a one bike does everything, i just think the 27.5 is probably more versatile especially for a beginner.
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    XC or trail for beginner?

    Having been based in NZ for years, winter riding in either sand or mud, the servicing on a rear shock and pivots is minimal/non existent. Your chain, cassette, sprockets, derailleur will wear out quicker. At the end of a ride, wash bike, lube chain and put away, a good quality MTB is built robust to handle winter riding. Based on comfort especially over a 6/12 hr race the suspension will help. I recommend renting a dual suspension as well if you can to. Wait for Comfortably Numb to give you a difference as a recent convert
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    XC or trail for beginner?

    Mountain biking has segmented to sell more The difference between XC and trail is you race XC, and ride trails. Trails tend to be more natural terrain and possibly more flow down. Trail bikes have more travel in general (XC 100mm v Trail 120mm/130mm). My take/experience on MTBing is dual suspension and dropper posts are the way to go. A Dual suspension will have better grip, be more comfortable and generally ride better. The dropper allows the bike to be set up for more conditions, the range of road to descending obstacles seat height just make the ride more comfortable. I would also go scram 1 x 12 set-up over any other due to simplicity. If i was buying a new MTB i would be going 27.5, dual suspension, dropper, 120mm travel, alloy frame, scram eagle (1x12). This is the go everywhere general purpose bike You are confused now, wait to someone mentions boost wheels or 27.5 plus
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    To beard or not to beard

    do what the mrs wants. will make the training recovery easier and gain you points that you will no doubt use up
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    Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    so how do you get access to ride Alp du zwift, when i go in it is not an option, is is only available above a certain level?
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    Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    quite possibly, but it just connected so i thought it was ant+, as that is how it connected to my 910xt. It connected so i stopped worrying/analyzing/trying
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    Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    the quarq is using ANT+ to talk to the garmin (their protocol) to get the quarq to talk to the ipad then need the ANT+ thingy. The quark may not be bluetooth I just use the power meter on my kickr rather than the stages on my bike because of this
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    Ideas and arguments needed

    Is your wife treating to drop you from her team! ☹️
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    Aerodynamics of Ironman Cycling

    Don't worry the posties will be out doing deliveries all day on there bikes, just in front of one of there own☺️
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    TriEvents WA

    In the MOP/BOP where i am there is more perception that to "go round" an ironman is super human, where anyone can do a short course. I get allot more interest/comments about doing IM Aus in 13hr 40min this year than hammering myself at Sydney duathlon or Nepean. There is that status of long course created by people and race organisations alike. For me i find the short harder because it is harder to maintain the red line.
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    Froomey banned from tour (and then not banned)

    This was smart move by ASO, generated heaps of publicity in the week leading up to the tour, when all eyes were on the football. The mainstream media; which would have ignored the tour, now are focused on it. Joe public now knows it starts next week. Call me cynical but this was a media stunt to generate new reports, ASO would have known the ICU decision before it was released to the public. Additional ASO (and France) are now the keepers of the clean sport.
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    Top money earners mid year.

    Yes Interesting to note how often some of the women are racing eg Laura Siddall has raced 7 times