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About Stikman

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  • Birthday 06/01/1975

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    Perth, WA

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  • Year of first Tri race?
    2009

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  1. Stikman

    USA Shootings #2

    Familicide versus killing random people in a public place. Totally a political correctness issue...
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    IM Texas on now

    Liars and cheats, the lot of them. Anyone who tries to defend or justify it has zero integrity or credibility in my book. If you're prepared to cheat like that to win what aren't you prepared to do?
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    Busso 70.3 swim cancelled

    It's already on one second recording. 🙁
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    Busso 70.3 swim cancelled

    🤐
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    IM Aus 2018 Roll Down

    The guy who got the last 25-29 spot is a detective with WA Police.
  6. Stikman

    IM Aus 2018 Roll Down

    A club mate of mine. His first Ironman too. Stoked would be an understatement.
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    Technology - how good is it for sport

    Does drafting 180km behind a vehicle count as a technological advancement?
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    Drugs in triathlon 1 in 7. Really?

    I'd believe one in seven if they include people taking prescription drugs or supplements with banned substances in them for purposes other than performance enhancement and simply being unaware or thinking it doesn't matter because they're crap. Take a cold remedy during race week and you'd stand a decent chance of flying foul of the list.
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    What's Perth or WA like to Live in general?

    I'd look at Forrestfield or Midland areas based on that and a desire to be close to the bush, when you get further south of that the bush is further east. Relatively cheap housing too and you avoid any possibility of having to get on the freeway for work. Just my 2c. Disclaimer: I live near Midland and the family has lived in the hills for 130 years.
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    What's Perth or WA like to Live in general?

    What do you consider a long commute? The foothills east of Perth could have you in South Perth in under half an hour and will have you close to bush trails. Anywhere east of Roe or Tonkin highways would probably suit. Maybe around Forrestfield?
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    Is Ironman Busso Doomed?

    Unlikely when they partner with a shark detecting buoy system to boost the search capability even further. Besides which the genie is out of the bottle already, if they stopped using drones and helicopters and something happened they would be considered negligent and without insurance. If the swim is cancelled at the half we have had this season's state duathlon, sprint, olympic and long-course titles all decided by in a duathlon, not to mention the Ironman. The truth is that if you want to race triathlon you're better off spending less coin and doing the less rigorously run club events and All Bar None series where unless the beach is closed you're going to get in regardless.
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    Regrets - Do you have any?

    I've had a few, then again too few to mention.
  13. If your opinion is backed by reason and facts then it would be both informative and welcome. When it seems to be full of vague assumptions and confirmation bias then it's going to be questioned. When that happens to me I use it as an opportunity to question what I think I know, apply some critical thinking and learn more. I don't take it as a question of my personal worth. Others retreat to a safe space where they can maintain their beliefs and learn nothing. It's an entirely personal choice.
  14. You mean back in the old days when fast bowlers were generally required to be about as athletic in the field as a duck? Back when the only time they were active was when they had the ball in hand? Back when they used to play 2, maybe 3 test series a year and later on a couple of round-robin one day tournaments? Seems like a fair comparison. But I'm confused. Is it the athletes wanting to look good (and presumably ignoring all the experts) or the over-complication and misguided direction of the experts? Maybe Deek and Mona were just outliers for the sport in Australia? What were their local peers doing at the same time? Where did the #2-10 in Australia stand compared to the rest of the world versus what they do now? That will tell you more about whether there is a real issue than chasing records which are, by their very nature, outliers.
  15. It's because they use technology now. There be way faster if the ditched their Garmins and just did more glute work.
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