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  1. I use Bolle Safety glasses also. Extreme smoked in my case. $25 from Blackwoods http://www.bollesafety.com.au/reference/smoke-1661101 Edit: Actually these are now superseded by the Silium which drop the weight from 34g down to 21g. Basically the same as the Extreme, but with a polycarbonate frame http://www.bollesafety.com.au/reference/platinum-smoke-lens-1676102 Watch, I just wear my Garmin 935, but some of the Fenix's are nicer looking. If I'm going somewhere formal I still wear a proper dress face watch.
  2. Slunnie

    I Believe

    Haha, I thought I was the only one that thought that! The KLF is going to rock you!
  3. Don't say that! I'm heading over for it this year.
  4. Great news for Josh, the new Felt bike might be his good luck charm!
  5. I think flat pedals and straps The first is a really short run/ride, the other two are short run, ride, runs. https://www.mrcyclingworld.com.au/catalog/product/view/_ignore_category/1/id/1916/s/vp-road-bike-pedals-with-toe-clips-and-straps/
  6. Slunnie

    c02 on planes?

    There are differencs between carriers. The OP was in relation to Jetstar specifically. For me I use Jetstar with the MTB because of their weight policy and also into Geelong (Avalon) where they are the only carrier. Other than that, I prefer Virgin. Virgin's policy is that you can carry up to 4 CO2 bottles, either checked or carry on, but you just need to let them know at check in. https://www.virginaustralia.com/au/en/plan/baggage/dangerous-goods/
  7. Slunnie

    c02 on planes?

    Here are the links: Jetstar policy: https://www.jetstar.com/au/en/help/articles/dangerous-goods CO2 canisters: http://www.qantas.com/travel/airlines/dangerous-goods/global/en#co2-non-flammable-gas-cartridges
  8. Slunnie

    c02 on planes?

    You need to go onto their website and check it carefully re carrying dangerous goods. They will then link you to the Qantas website where they will tell you how to get a permit to carry these items. I think you send an email to the dangerous goods email address at Qantas with your flight booking and they will retern email you with approval for 12 months or until the end of the year to carry whatever it is that you carry. In my case it was 4x16g CO2 canisters. Put the canisters into your checked baggage and show them the permit when you check in. GDG009.16 CO2 Cartridges up to 28g or 50ml.Lun Spdf.pdf
  9. Not sure how many attended According to the results for competitor numbers: Individual 595 Kids 98 https://www.multisportaustralia.com.au/m3/race?c=1&r=6386
  10. Slunnie

    Power meters

    I have Garmin Vector. Not sure how they rate compared to others, but they just work..... most of the time.
  11. In the Central West we have been running interclub racing for as long as I've been doing triathlon at least. My opinion of it is that is has been excellent. Everybody loves racing at different places and against different clubs. Yes, there is on course rivalry but amongst all of the clubs we are all good friends, get on well and help out where possible. Its a great day to travel, race, have a BBQ hosted by the host club and just enjoy ourselves. Its a great thing in addition to club racing. To increase the inclusiveness, the interclub rounds now run standard and enticer (half points) distances. There is also a handicap system so the smaller clubs can be competitive against the larger clubs. As about the only club racing that we have to pay for ($10 I think) its also a great money raiser for the clubs. To mix it up even further each club has its own variation on the event, with those including a pools swim using Grand Prix format. Cowra: Run, Pool swim, ride, Pool swim, ride, run Dubbo, River swim, ride, run Bathurst: Run, pool swim, ride, pool swim, run Orange: Lake swim, ride, run Mudgee: Run, pool swim, ride, pool swim, run
  12. I agree, I think Macca is an very intelligent, shrewd and savvy operator. He is much more switched on than any sniper frrom the sideline.
  13. It also depends on the courses topography. I don't think even splits are actually even splits in my local marathon.
  14. Im not so sure. I know of a few bikes that were knocked out of the mounting frame in soft bags. With some (all?) carriers the bags all get stacked on top of each other, especially the carriers that load by bins. Personally I use a Scicon hard case for the protection. Im not sure how the handle bars don't get broken with the ones that don't require them to be dropped and rotated.
  15. They should charge people at the aid stations too. I only pick up water on the bike.
  16. 588 people is a lot of people irrespective of if they compete, but why would you want people to have to pay to go in? There was never a charge in the past, why a new charge?
  17. Just makes the event more povo, I think that would be a real loss. Those going to Kona should be celebrated, rolldown always rocks! Our training group all go out and celebrate the various aspects that IMAus has now lost. Its a fantastic night out. Its a shame that those who achieve and the first timers in this event don't receive any recognition. If people don't want to go, that's fine there is no arm twisting, but there are a lot of people that opted to go and really enjoyed it. I noticed in the post event survey they asked a few targeted questions regarding to welcome diner etc, it will be interesting to see what the response is to the survey.
  18. This was also my feedback. The meals/tent changes were a cash grab and they've changed what I always though was an amazing and premium level event show inside the tent and carnival atmosphere into an event that is just like any other event. Over the last 2 or so years IMAus just looks very cheap to me now. I'll be interestetd to see what they do when it rains or we're out in the blazing sun again like last year. Out on course however it has improved, compared to the roads that I train on, the ones at IMAus are pristine.
  19. It might be good to know for hot events so your tyres dont explode.
  20. Slunnie

    Flu shot

    Last years flu shot missed a strain and all of the problems that came with that. The scientists have to predict the strains and that time they missed one. This years flu is apparently not a good one. This particular vaccine, although done annually is good for 3 months. I am an at risk person (Cat1) and I've been directed to get the vaccine now, and if it has been released to get the over 65yo version of it as it has a little more oompf. Then in 2 months get the vaccine again and hopefully that gets me through the cold climate. Out of interest, I never get hit hard in Aus with a cold, I get walloped overseas though.
  21. Thats why I use solid tyres. Takes extra time if I flat on pneumatics.
  22. I bet he couldn't do that while he was still riding.
  23. Slunnie

    Heart Rate Straps

    I have a 935 now, but with my 910 I used a Mio optical HRM. It was just a watch band type thing that transmitted HR via Ant+ or Bluetooth
  24. What works for one, doesn't necessarily work for another. I use the Fizik Arione VSX My original bike came with the Arione Tri2 which I liked, but was getting numbness. When Fizik brought out the Arione Tri Versus I bought that because it had a relief channel running its length and that made a big difference. The seat width was right, I liked the length and narrow snout and the channel retained blood flow. I tried a few other seats like the ISM which was too wide in the snout for me, the Sitero which was very popular also wasn't comfortable for me, it was like sitting on a flat board, I also tried the Fizik Tritone which was their answer to the ISM but it was narrower and used a deep channel, Fizik dont believe in the 2 prong snout design, hence the triton. Anyway, Triton was ok, but I always felt like I was going to fall off the front of it so thats in the cupboard too. Fizik brought out the Arione VSX which is still on it. Very similar to the Arione Tri2 and Arione Versus except the groove is deeper again. That has been for me a great seat. Deep channel works well for me, the snought is skinny for Mr barely a leg gap and it has length for when I shift in the seat depending on what Im doing on the bike.
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