Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by Ironnerd

  1. Ironnerd

    Job Seeking Advice

    Thinking outside of the box here - get rid of the boyfriend 😀
  2. Ironnerd


    I saw the new Fantastic Beasts film last week and really enjoyed it. I am a HP fan having read all of the books and seen all of the movies. However I did not understand some of the plot, I would recommend that you watch/rewatch the first Fantastic Beasts film first.
  3. Ironnerd

    Sad news from Noosa Tri

    I agree that TA should not have paid for the funeral if it is not covered by insurance. However I think that TA and IM should have a handled this better. A personal phone call from TA or IM could have explained the situation better than a 3 line email.
  4. Ironnerd

    Podcasts - What's everyone listening to?

    I finally caught up and finished "My Dad Wrote a Porno". I now know who the special one is 😀. I have had to avoid social media to not spoil the last episode. I have really been enjoying the Hamish and Andy podcast this year. I think that they were getting a bit stale with a daily radio show. But a weekly podcast, with out some of the restrictions of radio, is very funny.
  5. Ironnerd

    Busso 2018

    I did not try any of the gels but I did not like the on course electrolyte, it tasted awful especially warm on the bike.
  6. Ironnerd

    The cost of cycling on the road...

    This was a topic of discussion over a coffee at the Goose before IMWA last week. There was 10 of us and only 3 of us did not use Zwift. The main reason for using Zwift was safety. The secondary reason seemed to be motivation, the competitiveness of a group Zwift race motivated people to train more. One guy knocks off work an hour early on a Tuesday as there is a good Zwift session on.
  7. Ironnerd

    The pool thread

    A few months ago I bought a Zodiac CX35 to replace my old Barracuda. I wish I had done this years ago. It cleans the pool much better than the Barracuda.It cleans the entire bottom of the pool perfectly and does a good job on the sides. It is not very good on the steps so I manually sweep them before I put the cleaner in. I bought the fine filter as I found that the filter than came with the CX35 did not collect the fine dirt very well. Advantages It does a great job of cleaning the pool. It is silent. No more thump, thump of the Barracuda. The surface skimmer picks up the surface dirt better now that the Barracuda is no longer plugged in all of the time. The entire pool is cleaned. The Barracuda would always miss bits. We no longer have to pull the Barracuda out of the pool each time we want to use the pool. Disadvantages More expensive to purchase. I used to spend a fortune on replacing parts for the Barracuda so I am hoping that the CX35 parts do not need replacing as often. You have to remember to put it in the pool once a week.
  8. Ironnerd

    Busso 2018

    Checking in for my flight on Wednesday night, back to work, was a nightmare. The queue was full of people with numbers on their arms, wearing finisher merchandise and pushing bike bags!😀 When I landed in Mongolia the temperature was a balmy -26C. Winter is here and will only get colder.😨
  9. Ironnerd

    Power meter pedals

    Have a read of DC Rainmakers power meter review. https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2018/11/power-meter-buyers-2018.html
  10. Ironnerd

    Busso 2018

    I did not get one of these in my pack. Did anyone else get one?
  11. Ironnerd

    Busso 2018

    Reports of a whale off Sorento this morning were greatly exaggerated. It was just me doing my one and only ocean swim before Busso. Fortunately there were two strong life guards around to help squeeze me into my wetsuit.
  12. Ironnerd

    Wurf watch

    Is it too early to start the "everyone was drafting at Busso" thread?
  13. The NYT has analysed Strava data to determine that the Nike Vapourfly does make you about 4% faster. This applies to not only fast runners but slow runners also. Perhaps they are worth the $400+ price. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/07/18/upshot/nike-vaporfly-shoe-strava.html There are lies, damn lies and statistics.
  14. Ironnerd

    Wurf watch

    You need to try harder Peter. There are 9 Lionel threads on the first page of ST and only 1 Wurf thread on Trannies.😀 I hope he does come to Busso. I will be so slow this year that he will definitely over take me.
  15. Ironnerd

    Nike Zoom VapourFly do make you run faster

    More research has been completed that shows that the Vaporfly are 4% faster.This is independent research, not paid for by Nike. It is interesting that it seems that it is the foam and not the carbon fiber plate making the shoe faster. https://www.outsideonline.com/2367961/how-do-nikes-vaporfly-4-shoes-actually-work?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=onsiteshare
  16. Ironnerd

    Busso 2018

    After my run yesterday Garmin Connect told me that I had won my Frosty badge for completing a run in sub 0 temperature, it was -10C. Great training for Busso 😀 Garmin Connect also told me that I could earn my heat badge by doing a run in temperature about 38C, I hope that I do not earn this on race day.
  17. Ironnerd

    Busso 2018

    As pieman suggested try deep water running, no impact at all, but you can maintain some run fitness.
  18. Ironnerd

    Busso 2018

    Fortunately all of the sharks are hanging around Mandurah this year and not Busso. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-12/shark-attack-survivor-speaks/10486552
  19. Ironnerd

    Busso 2018

    I always put new tubes in before a race. I put new tyres on my race wheels and my "old" race wheels become my training tyres.
  20. Ironnerd

    Busso 2018

    I did my last long run yesterday -3 and 20km/hr wind. With just camels to keep me company.
  21. Ironnerd

    Pump and run

    That makes more sense. I could not picture how she could run with a baby.
  22. Ironnerd

    Pump and run

    I bet she gets up at 3am to do hill repeats in the rain. Breast feeding while running is hard core. Not sure how good it was for the baby though.
  23. Ironnerd

    Ironman pacing strategy

    You did more bike training in a weekend than I have done in a month.😀
  24. Ironnerd

    Busso 2018

    Kieran - I saw your long day on Strava. That was a big day of training. How did you pull up the next day?
  25. Ironnerd


    I think that Australia should send out an SOS to the West Indies, Ireland and PNG to see if they can send a team to Australia for a tour. It is the only way we are going to win a game this year.😀