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Stikman last won the day on February 7

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    Perth, WA

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  1. Stikman

    Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    Zwift races suck but I suck even more. More Zwift races hopefully will mean I'll suck less.
  2. Stikman

    There are some sick people out there:

    One of the big differences between Australia and nations with safer cycling attitudes is quite simply how the average Joe/Jolene sees someone on a bike. In many parts of Europe cyclists are national sporting heroes, as they are in the U.S. thanks largely to he who can't be named. In the more suitable (i.e. flatter) places like Holland where cycle commuting is commonplace they are also viewed as mothers, brothers, daughters, sons, etc. Australia has a number of issues in this respect: the terrain, climate and distances make commuting inconvenient for most people; cyclists are only considered national heroes for the three days they are on the screens during the Olympics and then only if they're winning gold (normally on the track, not the road); our sporting heroes are from butch team sports (AFL, NRL, rugby, motorsport, etc.) while cycling is considered more effeminate. The truth is that most of our sporting heroes do spend a lot of time riding around on bicycles as part of their fitness regime. So why is it that when someone is bringing awareness to the issue it tends to be someone who is involved in the sport of cycling. Why aren't industry bodies organising these groups of Australian sporting heroes to spread the word that the guy you pass too close to (or hit) could be one of them? Get every AFL and NRL club along with a bunch of V8 and Formula One drivers to stand up and say "this is an important part of what I do to make you worship me". Maybe then the bogan meatheads might show a little more respect and patience. They are the ones we are trying to change, even though inattention and ignorance is probably the greater killer.
  3. Stikman

    Busso 2018

    At least that means we'll get wet I suppose.
  4. Stikman

    Wahoo Tickr reconnecting not new pairing

    Is it possible that you're dead?
  5. Stikman

    What training did you do today...

    Sounds like you're in an IM build to me...
  6. Stikman

    Busso 2018

    No, they're total run times. If they weren't it would have you running faster than your threshold for the IM mara.
  7. Stikman

    Long course bike setups (storage)

    Every Ironman I've ever done has them and I've only ever done one half that didn't. Anything shorter is just a gel in the pocket for me.
  8. Stikman

    Long course bike setups (storage)

    Gels. Water.
  9. Stikman

    Long course bike setups (storage)

    So much complication. Two tubes, two CO2 and on tyre lever electrical taped to the saddle. One bidon between the arms and on-course nutrition.
  10. Stikman

    Busso 2018

    That would be possibly the worst call of all time. He drinks worse than he dresses.
  11. Stikman

    Busso 2018

    The beer mile rules will be strictly adhered to in Busso, at least for a long as I'm organising it here. If someone wishes to take over our organise a rival event go right ahead. It's like you lot don't take it seriously or something...
  12. Stikman

    Biggest Loser 2018 edition

    This is why I never win an argument in this house. Well that and because I'm generally wrong.
  13. Stikman

    When Hgh is easy to get, you take it. Yanks.

    Outside of the doughnuts you do those things in season too.
  14. Stikman

    Coach or not

    If you have the self-control to stop yourself from doing too much, too hard, too soon and breaking yourself then Ironman is probably the easiest thing to train for and get a decent result.