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  1. asmithaxe

    UTA 2019

    Signed up for my first 100k.
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    Wrist based heart rate monitor

    I've compared my 935 with OHR against my 910 with chest strap while running, and they were always within a few beats of each other. The OHR works great for me, but I have quite pale skin and white arm hairs. However, like someone said above, it's problematic on the road and tri bikes. I think it's the way my wrist is while riding (bent) compared to running (straight), that it gets light seepage that throws it off. For some reason I don't have the same problem on the mountain bike, but my wrist is in a more straight position it seems. The 935 is an awesome watch.
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    The Politics Thread

    So just like how the mining companies and banks work.
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    The Politics Thread

    I guess when you think about it, both the right and the left of politics is getting what they want: Dutton for PM. Double down by making Barnaby Deputy PM again, and maybe making Abbott the lib Deputy, and both sides will think it's Christmas. The only people being left out are those of us in the middle.
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    The Politics Thread

    You guys are hilarious. I'm not supporting Shorten, but I'm over Abbott running/ruining the country.
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    XC or trail for beginner?

    What makes you choose 27.5 over 29? Currently working on the Minister of Finance to upgrade my 26.
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    Retirement sale.

    What other stuff? Do you have a list somewhere?
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    Bike shipping to Roth 2017

    @Youngy2, did you end up leaving the bike at Munich airport? Can you provide any details?
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    TA Membership time

    Auto-renew off. Mostly a member for the insurance coverage. Discounted entry fees distant 2nd priority. No other reason.
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    Port 2018 - new age group

    This is a great self test. Will keep this in mind. Thanks for that!
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    The Politics Thread

    If we follow that logic, isn't it the same as someone working for BHP (for instance), making them money, but having no choice that the money they made the company goes toward a political party that is limiting that persons wage growth through their policy choices? I'm not in a union. Never been in a union. But the two scenarios (yours, and my "concocted" scenario) seem similar enough to me. I'm actually a fan of no donations, but I have no idea how that could work.
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    USA shootings and gun laws

    You are disgusting.
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    USA shootings and gun laws

    As a parent, I wouldn't want to send my kid to a school where there is a chance that the maths teacher (or anyone else) could get into a shoot out in a hallway crowded with children. When you have twice as many bullets flying around a crowded hallway (the Florida shooting WAS in crowded hallways), I suggest you are likely to have twice as many casualties, not less. I realise you feel there is something special about the US, and we can't compare it to any other country (that actually IS what you suggested above: "Make sure said country is comparable in terms of size, population, guns per capita etc though"), but in every other country, mass shootings at schools either don't occur or occur very infrequently. Statistics are statistics, and I am not bending ANY rules of statistics by pointing out that the most obvious solution based on the statistics, is LESS guns = more safety for school students.
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    Hoka one one (teach me)

    I couldn't find anyone carrying the wide versions of the Bondi and Clifton here in NQ. If you order from The Athletes Foot online, delivery is free, and you can try them on at home and return to a store for full refund if they don't suit.
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    Hoka one one (teach me)

    There may be other differences, but the Clifton is a bit lighter, but the Bondi has a smaller drop (4mm) from heal to toe.