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    What training did you do today...

    went and rode MTB on firetrails for 1 1/2hr. Trails wet, and one puddle was deeper than expected, over hub on front wheel. Couldn't face sitting inside on Zwift, needed to be outside in the rain.
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    XC or trail for beginner?

    unless going to eagle (12 speed) better of with 2x as will give better range. My XC bike is 2x and i'm in no hurry to upgrage
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    Busso 2018

    Where is the “go fu@k yourself knob” icon when you want it.
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    Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    question on set up: The fan, where do you have it blowing? Now i hate being in a draft or being cold. I have a large 18" fan from Bunnings which i use, looking for best placement Directly in front of me i have a desk with Laptop and extra monitor, so can't go there. Is it better at side or back and blowing air on legs or upper body?
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    IM Oz Vs IM Nz

    Done both (Taupo x 2, Port Mac x 4), and a kiwi living in Aus NZ when the weather is poor it is miserable, whole event cancelled twice (2006, 2012), can be cold rain all day. But then again can be nice all day. (This actually sums up NZ in general) The Taupo swim is a highlight, mass start just after dawn (watch a promo clip for the aerial shots of the start), Roads similar to Port in that it will rattle your bike and yourself, Port bike is more scenic, but nothing stand out in each, elevation gain about the same Run Taupo is 3 laps, finish in daylight, constant undulations, but no hills, can be exposed if weather is not favorable. Port run is mainly flat with one climb each lap. My times were slightly faster at Taupo. If taking family i would choose Taupo as more for them to do (if into outdoors). My preference is Taupo, because it has more old school feel/experience; carbo dinner/welcome, mass swim start, after party, whole town is into race. But there is the higher chance of the weather being crap. And a special NZ treat is private rd which used to be live tar seal parva, and if wet the cow shit that comes of the road all over you
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    Trannies Strava Page

    I'll take being number 2, nice way to spend the public holiday
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    If you've done a 13 hour Ironman tell me why.

    I don't think the slow people are belittling the effort that the fast guys/girls. I know i respect the effort that allows you to be the best athlete you can. What I have an issue with is the belittling of the efforts of those of us who do not achieve a arbitrary time.
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    What training did you do today...

    First swim since May, knocked out a km averaging 2.51/100m. Nepean had better be a wetsuit swim
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    If you've done a 13 hour Ironman tell me why.

    Note sure what under prepared is!, this is a honest question. If you want to see my preparation/build look for the similar picture of Rory on the trannies strava page. If i look at my training diaries my build up to PM 2018 was not that different to my build up to PM 2009. One was under 13 hr, the other over. The biggest two changes is 10 years older and a broken hip between the two. Similar weight, similar training, etc
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    If you've done a 13 hour Ironman tell me why.

    My race report on why The crux is that i had the desire/goal/motivation to finish. Not the motivation to drive myself as hard as possible in training and the race. I was happy to finish and enjoy the day, got more satisfaction out of the 13.xx finish than most of the faster ones.
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    Facebook, Instagram and Twitter Integration

    This is why cant ask the 16 year old to set it up for me. She might discover my secret life as a Trannie🤣
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    Facebook, Instagram and Twitter Integration

    That’s fine. Where can I book for someone to come over and change the settings on my phone, work computer and home computer?
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    What training did you do today...

    how did you do yours again?, slip in the shower?
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    Strawberrygate

    My wife has taken to preparing Strawberries for my breakfast, should i be worried?
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    SBR X3 Postponed

    Does this mean Nepean may be a wetsuit swim?
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    Whats the deal with AP

    I thought it was more this
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    What purchases have you made on the back of Trannies?

    didn't you negotiate a percent of future sales/revenue?
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    What purchases have you made on the back of Trannies?

    Brought some stuff on recommendations, eg wetsuit from Aqua Plus main ones from advertising on here: Caden wheels - sorely based on Trannies Pedal Plus is my local store anyway Trannies Hat Elete Energy races
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    Coastal Classic, Anyone else???

    I did the first and again this year, with none in between. The board walk probably made it easier, you still couldn't pass so dependent on others. there is still allot of track that is tough (the first bush part, plus lots of rock, beaches), i don't think for a MOP it was any easier, maybe slightly lest technical (from a 9 to an 😎 It is still a great challenge, and for me was no easier, the views are still spectacular. If you are in Sydney this has to be a
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    Blackmore's Running Festival 2008 and 2018

    That was a hard run. Weather was perfect. Ran with the 4hr pacer's although they split and i probably foolishly went with the faster one. All went well until about 33km then someone dropped a piano on me. The last 9km was hard, just kept trying to dig for something, stay positive and hope the finish line got to me before the 4hr back pacer, cos i had nothing. Kept eating and drinking (as i got that wrong in Coastal Classic). had a few concrete pills and reminded myself why i was doing it. I got home in 3:58
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    Blackmore's Running Festival 2008 and 2018

    I’ll be hopefully hanging with the 4hr pacers for as long as possible. Wearing a nstc top and trannie cap hopefully a good day. This is another of those things to do in my 50th year
  22. Ta membership gave a link to itu website which has it live. triathlonlive tv is the website Otherwise Facebook has it I think
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    New Mountain Bike - Recommendations?

    If for commuting on bike path, then a alloy frame, 29 inch wheels, low spec gears will start you off.
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    It's goodnight from me..............

    Thanks
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