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Ironnerd last won the day on October 5

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About Ironnerd

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    Wiluna, WA - not far from the middle of no where.

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  1. What would you do?

    I always knew that Oil and Gas guys were a bunch of over paid, under worked yoga types
  2. What would you do?

    I will fly over Laverton on my way back to Perth Enjoy your trip. My first job, 20+ years ago, was at Mt Morgans between Leonora and Laverton. They flew myself and my wife to site and showed us houses in Laverton and Leonora where we could live. Unfortunately it was pension day and both towns looked they were from a 3rd world country. My wife decided that I would do FIFO instead of residential. One of the few times in my life I have been embarrassed to be an Australian.
  3. What would you do?

    Most FIFO workers, including me, would kill for an even time roster, especially if the money is still good. You say that you went residential to spend more time with the family. A 2on/2off roster may provide more quality time with the family than a Monday to Friday job. This would be especially true if you relocated to Perth so the commute does not impact your time off. I was in my 40's when I went back to study part time. As it was Mining Engineering the company paid the bills. You are never too old to change careers. Now that I know that you work in mining in answer to your question about yoga/Pilates: REAL MINING MEN DO NOT DO YOGA
  4. Nike Vaporfly 4% Shoe

    Nike have released a peer reviewed study into how well their Vaporfly 4% shoes work. The data seems to back up their claim of a 4% performance increase. https://www.outsideonline.com/2262486/researchers-confirm-nikes-4-marathon-shoe-claim
  5. Cricket

    So Tim Paine is the new wicket keeper, Shaun Marsh is number 6 and Bancroft is an opener. Interesting call by the selectors on recalling Paine. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-17/tim-paine-earns-test-recall-for-gabba-ashes-test-against-england/9160754
  6. Wearing Face Masks for Cycling

    I suspect that while cloths and surgical masks might filter out the large visible dirt they will not filter out the smaller, more dangerous particles. You would need to wear a properly fitted dust mask rated for the dangerous smaller particles. When I have had to wear a fitted dust mask at work I have found that the breathing resistance is quite high. I would struggle to exercise while wearing one.
  7. 5 Ironman in 5 continents by the age of 50

    http://www.coachjohnnewsom.com/ If you listen to podcasts his IMTalk is the best for IM stuff. http://www.imtalk.me/
  8. First car for daughter

    i20 for my kids. Cheap to run and easy to park.
  9. Race wheels hire

    Mine is a Dyma. There are other manufacturers. http://dyma.calforsyth.com/index.html You can see my disk cover in my avatar picture.
  10. Aero position

    My first bike fit was uncomfortable and I could only hold aero for about 70% of the time. My second bike fit was much more comfortable and I am able to hold aero 100%. The aero differences between the two fits were minimal. I also felt stronger at the start of the run with the second bike fit. Comfort over aero if it means you can spend more time in the aero position.
  11. Race wheels hire

    For the cost of hiring a set of wheels you could buy a disk cover for your training wheels.
  12. Why do you/don't you wear Hoka's?

    Run West online or they have a store in Subiaco.
  13. Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    ST have a review of the trainer you are thinking of buying: http://www.slowtwitch.com/Products/Stationary/Elite_Direto_6632.html
  14. Drug & Alcohol Tests

    I work in mining, all mine site staff are breathalysed before every shift and subject to random drug testing. Drug testing is also part of a pre employment medical.
  15. Best shoes for orthotics

    I had to try quite a few brands/models until I found one where the insole was removable, the orthotic fit and my heel didn't keep slipping out.