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    Training solo

    Use a power meter and/or heart rate monitor and/or GPS. It is hard to push your self when training alone.
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    I Believe

    I don't think that science has ever warned against nuclear power plants. Science realises that nuclear power generates minimal greenhouse gases. Nuclear fuel unlike fossil fuels is almost limitless. The push against nuclear power has come from the green movement. Incidents at 3 mile island, Chernobyl and Japan has given the public the impression that nuclear power is dangerous. Yes nuclear power has risks, but so does coal and gas power. There is no evidence that EMF causes health problems. I agree with Goughy though, for many people having electronics in the bedroom causes poor sleep as they are tempted to check Facebook and play Candy Crush instead of sleeping.
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    I Believe

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    Big decision do I watch Australia lose the cricket or lose the soccer. πŸ˜‰
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    What the F is going on here?

    Seat is too high ???
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    Short pools

    For 20 years I did most of my swim training in a 20m pool on a mine site. I did a lot of swimming with paddles. I did not do a push off the wall. I am on a site with no pool. Now I yearn for when I had a 20m pool.
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    Short pools

    For 20 years I did most of my swim training in a 20m pool on a mine site. I did a lot of swimming with paddles. I did not do a push off the wall. I am on a site with no pool. Now I yearn for when I had a 20m pool.
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    Data and Running Shoes

    When I was a young fella I did a lot of off road running in Dunlop KT26's. Now I am reliant on heavily cushioned shoes like Hokas. Perhaps as we age our bodies become more "picky" about running shoes.
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    Local Pool entry fee

    I think that pool prices were cheaper when this thread was started in 2011. πŸ˜‰
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    Bike Fakes

    This is a very interesting article on bike frame fakes - who is making them and the potential problems with them. Myth busted - the fakes are not being produced in the same factory as the real ones. https://www.bikebiz.com/features/cream-competent-cowboy https://www.bikebiz.com/features/fakingit For the Giant haters out there did you know that Giant make the frames for major brands like Scott, Trek and Colnago?
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    TV Shows

    If you like true crime shows, check out Evil Genius. Fact is stranger than fiction.
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    New road bike disc or not

    I got the Giant Defy a couple of months ago. The hydraulic disc brakes are great, though I have not had a chance to try them out in the rain yet. The 34 on the back is a fantastic granny gear for going up hills.πŸ˜‰
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    What bluetooth earphones are you using

    Good point Goughy. I only use the SoundPEATS for stationary cycling and running in the middle of nowhere. They are effective at blocking out external noises. For road cycling and running on paths I use the Phillips Actionfit. They are designed to allow ambient sound in. I bought them off the catchoftheday website for about $70. https://www.philips.com.au/c-p/SHQ7900CL_00/actionfit-bluetooth-sports-headphones/overview
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    What bluetooth earphones are you using

    For the last two weeks I have been using some cheap SoundPEATS headphones. They stay in my ears when running and cycling. Sound quality is great for podcasts and music. 6 hour battery life. $26US plus shipping https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LP6CFEC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Given Amazons recent decision to block Australians from the US website you can them on the .au website for $57AUD.
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    Chain lube

    Carrying in your back jersey pocket is the most aero option.
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    Chain lube

    ST is passionate on saving 0.0001 of a watt. You should listen to them πŸ˜‰ I have been using the Rock and Roll since reading a similar thread on ST. It hasn't made me any faster but the chain stays clean.
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    Chain lube

    Currently there is the same topic on ST. Squirt and Rock & Roll seems to be the favourites. https://forum.slowtwitch.com/forum/Slowtwitch_Forums_C1/Triathlon_Forum_F1/Chain_lube_P6643026/?search_string=chain lube#p6643026
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    Busso 2018

    Ironman should include this in their event planning. In the event of the swim being cancelled all participants will be required to complete the beer mile before entering transition and starting the bike leg. This would make the bike leg way more entertaining for the spectators. πŸ˜‰
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    Busso 2018

    I'm in. This will be my first IM working a 4 weeks / 2 weeks off roster. While on the mine site there is no pool and the exercise bikes are the old school no screen type. So I am hoping for a cancelled swim and shortened bike again this year.
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    Power meters

    DC Rainmaker https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2017/11/power-meters-annual-buyers-guide-2017-edition.html
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    Perth. Racing, training, etc?

    It does hug the freeway. There are two sections, <100m, where you are on the road and there is only one road crossing, the rest are tunnels. You can also do a ~40km loop on a good bike path on Roe Highway to add km to the ride. The bike path ends at Pinjara Road. This is a link to a training ride of 180km that I did on the path a couple of years ago. It is flat and very boring - great mental training for Busso. :). https://www.strava.com/activities/758898660
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    USA Shootings #2

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    Fastest Ironman branded race

    If you are asking about fastest Kona qualifying times: http://www.coachcox.co.uk/ironman-world-championship-qualification/ Elsewhere on his site are the finishing times for all IM races.
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    Podcasts - What's everyone listening to?

    No such thing as a fish is live in Melbourne and Sydney over the next few days.
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    Busso Half.. and the women’s winner is?

    That is crazy. Great result for Liz though.