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  1. Interesting that they continue to use Facebook for race streaming. Facebook is banned/blocked in China. They are a Chinese company and are trying to grow the Chinese market. Their target growth market will not be able to watch the race. I am annoyed also. Facebook is blocked at work. I used to be able to have the race on in the background when they streamed it on their own website. First world problems!
  2. Most of the bike manufactures have a fit calculator or fit diagram on their web sites. It shows what size frame will fit your height. Competitive Cyclist have a fit calculator. You enter various measurements - leg length, truck length, arm length, etc and it gives you the the frame size to buy. https://www.competitivecyclist.com/Store/catalog/fitCalculatorBike.jsp#measures Both of these methods will let you know if the fit is close and worth pursuing.
  3. There are 175 Legacy spots for Kona 2019. If people can not take them, they are offered to the next person in the queue. So 7% of the starters are Legacy athletes.
  4. Like you I do not understand this point of view. The US has one of the highest gun ownership rates in the world. Yet shooting and mass shootings are a daily occurrence in the US.
  5. NZ PM has confirmed 40 dead. A terrible nightmare.
  6. Scott Morrison has confirmed that an Australian born citizen is in custody after the shootings in NZ. A terrible, tragic day.
  7. I bought my 920XT from the US two years ago at a 50% discount to the price in Oz. Like the 935, it does not have maps. It works perfectly in Oz. I have not had any problems with it, so can not comment on warranty. I couldn't resist the $399 deal on the 935. Unlike the 920, I can wear my 935 as my everyday watch. I have just ordered a Samsung tablet, direct import, from Kogan. The model I ordered is not available in Oz. Kogan have a section on their about direct imports and warranty. https://www.kogan.com/au/direct-import/ I am looking forward to trying out the Aftershokz headphones that I ordered from Willie, when I get back to Oz in a couple of weeks.
  8. In my dealings with the Legacy team I have found them really helpful and flexible.
  9. I was originally advised 2019. In 2018 in June I was offered a 2018 spot. I contacted IM and was able to decline the 2018 spot and keep the 2019 spot.
  10. I think that not knowing who did it is part of the attraction of true crime podcasts. One of the most successful podcasts "Serial" examined if the corrected person was locked up. "Making a Murderer", particularity season 2 is about who did the framing and who might have done the murder. BTW I do not think that he was framed.
  11. Are you saying that you are suffering from cognitive dissonance in regards to the Jackson case?πŸ˜‹ While Jackson was found not guilty over one allegation, there have been out of court settlements and many accusers over a 20+ year period. I think that if Jackson were alive today he likely would be convicted. Society has moved on and society attitudes towards child sexual abuse allegations has changed.
  12. There is a really interesting article on the ABC today on the psychological reason why some can't believe the evidence against George Pell and Michael Jackson. It also applies to the family of the Claremont serial killer who maintain that he is innocent. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-13/george-pell-michael-jackson-cognitive-dissonance/10892948
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    Cervelo P5 2019

    ST have an article on the new P5 https://www.slowtwitch.com/Products/Tri_Bikes_2019/Cervelo_s_New_P5_7191.html
  14. A fountain of youth would help. My flexibility has got much worse as I have got older.
  15. I just found out that I have to do a qualifying race between January and August 2019. IMWA last December does not count, even though the KQ slots were for 2019. Fortunately it can be a half or a full. I will have to enter Busso 70.3 in early May. So add another $432 to the cost.
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    Welcome back. Your knowledge and experience were missed.
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    TV Shows

    I am really enjoying the second series of Star Trek Discovery. This weeks episode where they revisit a planet and events featured in the original Star Trek was fantastic.
  18. The study itself points out that correlation does not equal causation. "Zhuang said that while the research shows an association, it cannot prove cause and effect." 14,000 people over 2 decades with an 18% increase in atrial fibrillation. This is a large enough study with a large enough difference that I think that some of the increased risk is due to causation, not correlation. If you want to enjoy some funny correlations check out the website: Spurious Correlations
  19. For me Ironman is great for mental health. Long runs and rides are a form of meditation where I turn my brain off and enjoy the experience. Triathlon has allowed me to build up a supportive social and training network, also important for mental health. I am not at all competitive so finishing an IM is a success. Not doing a PB or no going top 10 are irrelevant to me.
  20. All research has caveats on the results. 14,000 people over 2 decades with an 18% increase in atrial fibrillation suggests to me that for some people a low carb diet increases the risk of heart problems.
  21. I agree with XCOM. If you go into a traditional church 90% of the people are over the age of 50. In 20 years time these churches will be empty. However the new age churches, like Hillsong, are filling warehouse size churches with young people and modern music.
  22. A newly-released study tracked nearly 14,000 people for more than two decades. It found that people on low-carb diets were 18 percent more likely to develop atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder, than people on a moderate-carb diet. https://www.acc.org/about-acc/press-releases/2019/03/06/10/29/low-carb-diet-tied-to-common-heart-rhythm-disorder https://abcnews.go.com/wellness/story/low-carb-diets-keto-linked-potential-heart-risk-61528616?cid=clicksource_4380645_11_post_hero_card_hed
  23. My entrance fee is $1256 US. My accommodation is $313 US per night for 10 nights. Return flights ~ $1500 AUD. Fortunately I am paid in US dollars and should be able to use frequent flyer points for about 50% of the flights. Being a Legacy athlete this is a one off for me. I do not know how some people can afford to go back year after year. If you go to Kona at any other time of the year the same accommodation is nearly 50% cheaper. #$%@ the cost this is a once in a life time opportunity and I AM GOING TO KONA.
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