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Tomsey

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About Tomsey

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  • Birthday 20/12/71

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    My own square metre

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  • Year of first Tri race?
    1988
  1. 910xt Screen Replacement

    Dropped my Garmin and shattered the screen, has anyone had to replace their screen, if so who did you go through and how much was it? Thought of doing the eBay thing but concerned with waterproofing.
  2. You've got an ex banker managing a "service provider" organisation, what else do we think would happen? In the last 4 years since the MD has been in place he has culled 60% of the middle and senior managers and replaced them (in an attempt to change to the culture) with other ex bankers from NAB and Citi plus a handful of o/s imports. You hear heaps of comments in the media about Post losing money on "letters" but again its creative accountancy because there isn't really any profit on letters but certainly not the losses being highlighted. Its going to be an interesting journey over the next 10 years for those left still in the organisation
  3. Broken foot :(

    Same injury a few years back, painful but not confirmed broken for 2 weeks (went to different GP and had x-rays). Was put in a cast for only 2 weeks, back into it straight away...so 4 weeks from injury date. If you can get away without a cast do it. A stiff soled well fitting shoe will still allow you to do a bit. Bike shoes should be ok within a week or so. But, if you're not going to get what you want out of the 70.3 I suggest not racing and let it recover and pick another race where you can train correctly as you want and achieve the outcome you want.
  4. Clubs and Coaches Q and A, any takers.

    Yere, can do the Sharks (Brisbane) if you want. Give me a buzz 0433 382900.
  5. Ultraman Australia

    The $1800 plus it not being continuous is a drawback. Starting the run on the 3rd day after a break would be hard on my legs and knees...prefer to keep going. In saying that I'll throw in an entry and see what happens...still haven't paid for Port Mac yet!
  6. Trannys motto/ slogan whaddyareckon?

    Transitions.org, the one Transition where you can take your time.
  7. Given you have till November I think it is smart that you are building the base! Being your first HIM and your background I agree with prizna that speed isnt the essential element that you need; more so some endurance. Of your 3 run sessions I'd add 1k per week until you get to 12km for 2 of them and for the 3rd till you get to 21k (currently doing 21k per week, next would be 24, 27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45). Keep it slowish to minimise injury. Once you've achieve 45k per week and you are feeling good and injury free you can then decide if you want to do specific training for the run...taking into account the outcome you're after at your race. Build the engine first before you try and and improve performance. This is a very basic build and one that should be achievable with limitted fuss. Reaching the 21k distance is a milestone only and when reached drop back if you wish. If you have the ability for someone to view your running style it would be an advantage early so that you don't get into bad habits like some of us! Disclaimer - I'm not a runner but have to run in tri!
  8. Transitions Winter Fish

    I'm keen to participate, havent swum since Port Mac...really need to get back in the pool just need some motivation.
  9. Talk to me about bike grease.

    Check out myshopping.com.au and search bicycle lubricants, if you're not confused now!!! You can even search for Finish Line Lubricants and do a price comparison against the stockists on the site if you wish.
  10. How many hours do you train a week?

    I clock up up 10 hours a week commuting on the bike, plus, depending on what I'm doing another 3-6 hours. Swim 2 hours, peak at 4hours a week, run 2 hours peak at 5-6. I never do 25 hours in a week as indicated if you add these all up! During a prep I'll drop some commuting to concentrate on specific training and my totals build over the duration of the plan. I also train because I enjoy it...chat with friends, coffee, beer etc. If I don't enjoy it I dont do it.
  11. avoiding import duty

    Customs knowledge base is extensive and like most people they take pride in their jobs, if they feel someone is trying to pull the wool over their eyes they will take a vested interested in examining the product a lot closer. If it is a new piece of equipment chances are they will know the approx value and determine relatively quickly that the importer is trying to exploit the import laws hence they will delve deeper. For those that say they got something through without issue there are just as many that have issues. Oompa Loompa could give some good examples I'm thinking of various items that have been detected because the customs officer is aware of said items...and its amazing how many people are into cycling these days and the demographics that they represent. If it were I and I had an opportunity to have a third party forward the item after either changing for used tyres and chain etc i think that would be the option...unless I paid the import tax.
  12. The new coach for St George will be....

    Bennett is contracted to Tinkler and not the Knights I believe. Read something that if Tinkler either pulled the pin on the Knights or he relinguished ownership than Bennett could walk. Would he go back to the Dragons, I don't know! In relation to McGregor, I also dont think its a good thing to keep the "Old Boys" involved in a coaching role without having been a success at another club as a 1st grade coach. I agree with Sheens...and if Stuart ever gets anywhere near the Dragons I'll be burning all my gear.
  13. Crap logos of tri clubs

    Any of them are giving you a boost up.... Hope you're good dude. edited for spelling!
  14. Mountain Biking... It's just not that good.

    I love getting out on the MTB but dont get on it enough though my young bloke is showing some interest so might find myself in the bush a bit more. The bush certainly isnt for everyone but as you do it more the skill level will increase...pretty much like anything. When you first start you probably are better off with a bike that you do "feel" everything on as its easier to corner as a novice without any movement under you ie no suspension...but as you get faster and want to go faster you'll want something with a bit of movement front and back. Interesting MountainMan that you were going uphill quicker than most, imagine how you'd go if you got the skills to corner and go downhill...and treat it as fun!! Enjoy mate, get out and do it some more.
  15. Battle on the Border

    I'm in, racing Mas B with Wray Organics Transcale. Pretty average 1st stage, 300-400m off main bunch and marshal didn't turn 3 of us off the highway at the sugar mill...ended up 2.16 down. TT just over 41km/h ave and mid field. Crit was good pushing last 5 laps and team mate taking the win and sprinters jersey. Strategy now for tomorrow...and it's raining!
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