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Tomsey

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About Tomsey

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  • Birthday 20/12/1971

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  • Year of first Tri race?
    1988

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  1. To be honest I don’t think about it like that. I look at it like Im giving him a chance to do something he wouldn’t normally get to do. We have a good friendship also so it’s like we’re just out having a bit of fun. The real upside is that it’s reinvigorated my Cycling a bit!
  2. It’s been a while since my last 70.3; might even have been known as a HIM back then! Long story short, I’ve been doing quite a bit of riding and bike racing with a vision impaired bloke (Dean Cameron) who loves a challenge and is quite competitive and after doing Port IM “just to get through it” we thought we’d have a go at Sunny Coast. After we had entered the 70.3 back in May and booked our accommodation in Mooloolaba Cycling Queensland released their TT series dates and RND 4 and the State Champs fell on Saturday at Kingaroy, Dean was leading the Para series so we really needed to race
  3. Tomsey

    Cycle/Tri Shoes

    Cycling shoes generally won’t have the loop on the back of the shoe meaning it’s difficult to hold shoe and slip foot in while on the bike. For me, the running in and out of transition wearing your shoes is a danger more so than a time saver with tri shoes already being on your bike and there is less of a bunch up at the mount/dismount line. If you have a choice, pick the tri shoe and have them on your bike.... you don’t have to be quick to get an advantage.
  4. It’ll be a red Yakima tent, there’ll be a tandem in there and a few single bikes. More than welcome, we’re a pretty easy going bunch.
  5. I’ll be at the one on the 17th with a tent set up if you want to join us. I’ll also be at Kingaroy, Sunny Coast HIM have given approval for a late racking of bike Saturday evening if needed, I’m sure they’d accomodate you if you wanted to do both.
  6. https://road.cc/content/news/262531-two-test-positive-epo-new-york-gran-fondo 5 riders tested positive in 9 years....for an alleged fun event!
  7. Most of the QLD clubs now have Open Restricted races which means any club can attend, includes Elimbah and Pinkemba. CQ are also running a 4 RND series, next one is North Arm 6 July where you can use a non UCI bike (you get a finish time but aren’t recognised for placings). RND 3 TBA 17 August and RND 4 (QLD State Championships) TBA 7 September.
  8. They had 3 in Melbourne and 3 in Brissie. Next year with Bear and Louise involved I reckon we’ll see all 6 days in Brissie. I’m not a massive fan of spectating but was absolutely sold on how they run the 6 days with DJ and lights plus atmosphere (and beers).
  9. I’ll need to be blind before I start knowing how my knee will be after Sunday 😂
  10. I’m actually going around this year with a blind bloke! Can we do it tethered? We’ll both drink and both run.
  11. Our team kit is Craft, has lasted really well and is comfortable. We went for the top level chamois though so can't comment on the comfort of the standard chamois. Jersey are a great fit and cut is close fitting so no flapping at 70-80k. Craft also have some great specials at different times of the year.
  12. Tomsey

    Your 1st race

    1989, local club race. 30 odd k ride in old skool sluggos....not a good outcome. Obviously had something going for it though.
  13. Have sent a request Roxxi
  14. 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 ne
  15. Hey Tomsey how are you going'

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