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Slunnie

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  1. He's a little bit quicker than me.
  2. There is a huge amount of information from members here and there is a range of everything from that data including riding techniques. To help you make your decisions, its probably worth also having a look and a play with Best Bike Splits. https://www.bestbikesplit.com/
  3. IM would have done exactly the same if the shoe was on the other foot.
  4. I think sleeves also. I just about always need someone to zip me up. I also "float" the wetsuit into position. Once I'm in the water I let some water into the neck which then allows the wetsuit to float a little bit and move to where it needs to move. For me they are not comfortable until then. I also use a wetsuit lubricant around the neck, arms, shoulders and legs to stop next rubs and to help get it on and off. SBR in my case in a little blue spray can. For wetsuits, it may be worth a google. Years ago I found an article describing the properties of all of the wetsuits on the market etc such as thicknesses, where they assist you most etc. I wanted one that would help bring my legs up and ended up with the 2XU V:2. I bought it in 2011 and it is still going.
  5. Why do you need that? You should be able to do Ironman without drinking. I normally run loops past the car, or I run out and back, where I drive out to the start/finish location which is the furtherst point and drop drink/food at roughly 1hr intervals on my drive out.
  6. At this stage it pretty much has to be with the governments 500 person cap. The feedback I had from work today is that they expect the Corona Virus peak will be in May.
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    Death of a Bike

    Hung up in the shed.
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    Dairy free diet?

    I'm the same, but was a big milk drinker before. Can tolerate cheeses and a little milk but not a lot of milk. I actually prefer SoGood milk anyway. That said, I didn't notice much change to be honest.
  9. A lot for me are ones I have done or ones that friends have done, word of mouth and from the governing bodies. Sydney is probably the hub of all racing in NSW.
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    Are gloves gloves?

    I use MTB gloves because of the thick padding in the palm
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    cervelo help

    It’s not the bottom bracket which can be prone to creaking?
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    Iron deficiency

    I'd also support the blood test, it'll probably let you know with a bit of certanty what it is, be it iron, thyroid, red blood cells or something else. Going back to Rohans earlier post, we have Haemochromitosis in the family, ie too much iron to the point where my mum and aunt have blood letting. My mum is virtually a vegetarian, but still over produces iron in her blood.
  13. Yep, impedance is the term they use. Feeling every bump feels fast, but uses more energy to move the bike and rider. The rougher the surface, the lower the pressure should go within reason to reduce the impedance. The zippcast link I posted above explains it really well.
  14. This may be interesting to some on the tyre pressure topic. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lets-talk-tire-pressure/id1462294309?i=1000456901735
  15. The Sram Tyrewiz has for 75kg rider, 10kg bike, 700cx23mm at 82F/85R Like you though, I've always just run 100psi.
  16. According to the Sram TyreWiz. If you're 50kg, 10kg of bike/water, 700cx23 tyres you're looking at about 78F/80R
  17. What does the pointy end at Kona use? I’d crash the rollers too, probably send it straight through the TV.
  18. Thanks all! Came home with a Giant Anthem. I am so impressed with it!!!
  19. Really good points there too Turts, thanks for these. I'm thinking you're right also. Seems to be consensus so far on the 100mm
  20. Thats a pretty good point Diamond, probably better off by keeping the weight out of it in that case. Thanks for your thoughts!
  21. Just interested in people opinion on suspension travel for a 29" dually for Xtri. I currently have an old Cross Country dually MTB (Giant NRS 95mmR/100mmF) but am looking to update for the Xtri qualifiers. In my head I firmly had in mind to buy a Cross Country dually again, approx 100mm travel, lighter (I'm not that powerful), efficient geometry and with either lockouts or Live Valve if the money tree shoots (eg Giant Anthem 90mmR/100mmF). Speaking to the LBS however they were saying to go bigger on the travel (which also brings the weight up) and they say you gain more on the decents than what you lose on the climbs.... they were recommending for example the Norco Revolver FS 120 (120mmF&R) even in preference to the Revolver FS 100 (100mmF&R) and my other LBS shop recommended the Specialised Epic (100mmR/120mmF) I'd really love any thoughts or opinions on this.... are XC bikes not necessarily the best for XC?
  22. Ticket to poverty (but an awesome thing)! Get horses instead, they will be cheaper. 😂 Seriously, best wishes with it! You must read Ayrton Sennas Principles of Race Driving from Hazelton printing. It is by far the best drivers book I've read. Mine, I qualified for the 2016 CrossTri WC, got the Aussie suit and also got really sick. 2020 goal will be to complete some unfinished business and qualify to compete in the 2021 CrossTri WC in QLD.
  23. Makes you want to torch his house and leave a note to not let this escalate.
  24. MTB for CrossTri New Wettie Doesn't mean I'll get anything on my wish list though.
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