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  1. Ex-Hasbeen

    Challenge Melbourne 2019 (April 14)

    Lucky me then.
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    The Politics Thread

    Yes it has. Bradfield and later people looked at the NQ rivers, and that has been shown to not be viable due to high evaporation rates in NQ. There's nothing suitable in Central or Southern Qld. There was also a study in the 80's or 90's looking at one of the major Northern NSW rivers (can't recall which one). It was also ruled out due to extremely high costs, and environmental concerns. There aren't many more options large enough, with a sufficient "oversupply of water", and close enough to the dividing range to make it viable. Thinks of all the areas East of the Divide that are currently or recently in drought. You can't take water from them to divert.
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    Busso 2018

    With those winds, and IM's current risk aversion, the race will probably be a 50km cycle, with only box section rims allowed (don't I feel old remembering them), followed by a 42km run, unless of course you get your 38 degree day as well, in which case it'll only be about 20km.
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    There are some sick people out there:

    https://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/brutal-prank-leaves-coast-cyclist-with-broken-bone/3473363/ Apparently this is not the first time something like this has been done in the area. Recently there were pieces of scaffolding similarly placed across the road a little further along.
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    There are some sick people out there:

    Actually, that article rings true for the difference I see with cycling in Brisbane & Melbourne. Admittedly I only see the CBD cycling in Melbourne, but because it is cool & flat, you see hundreds of "fietsers" and hardly any "wielrenners". In Brisbane, because it is hot & hilly (so you are going to need a change & shower no matter how easy you ride), the majority of cyclists in the CBD are on road bikes & in lycra. It could have something to do with the attitude of drivers up here too.
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    There are some sick people out there:

    Agreed. But I really don't think it will help. One of the local heroes in the "village" I live in is Sam Thaiday. He's lived here quite a while, often heads down to the local league field when games are on, and is very visible around the village. He also rode a bike a lot to keep his fitness up. I'd see him out on the roads a couple times a week, and that's just when i was going past. I don't know how many more times he was out there. And most of the village knew he did it. The attitude to cyclists however is sooooo good, that the local community FB group put a ban on posts about cyclists, because they invariably got dragged down to a level were there were comments going out that could be seen as threats and intimidation in a court of law. The residents here love Sam (even though he rides), but hate cyclists (even though Sam is one).
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    Challenge Melbourne 2019 (April 14)

    I'm from sunny Qld, and that temperature is fine. Especially in a wetsuit.
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    Biggest Loser 2018 edition

    Hopefully I can keep up the .5kg a week through to the end & past it. It may not see the win, as it will only get me to about where a couple of you are now, but I'm already the lowest weight I've been in nearly a year, and if I can keep going down to the low 80's, it'll be my lightest since I got injured and stopped running & riding. Not just that, but other than the occasional chocolate craving, I feel I've turned a corner. Be it "low carb" or just "low sugar", I feel much better. I haven't had a "sugar low" in the past couple of weeks. I used to get one at some point nearly every day.
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    The Politics Thread

    Much better to go with the 80 year old study, and the One Nation proponents, hey.
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    What training did you do today...

    He's out on a postie bike early in the morning. How can he not be chuffed?
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    What training did you do today...

    Nothing. Well I actually did 40 minutes at the gym, but I forgot to press start on the watch, so it isn't in Strava; so it didn't happen.
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    HFLC ruined my life......

    My wife & son like those packet pasta with the powdered sauce that you just tear open, add a bit of water & throw in the microwave. I actually love them too, but limit myself to just a spoonful on the plate. I think so. With just those few nuts and a cup of tea I wasn't hungry till after noon, then with half a chicken downed, I really only ate dinner because everyone else was, and I knew I'd be hungry later if I didn't. How do you add more fat? I prefer my salad without dressing, so just a simple lettuce/spinach, tomatos, cucumber, carrot, shredded cabbage. I suppose avocado would be good. For me, too difficult. I grabbed the banana on the way out the door at 4:40. It was easy.
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    HFLC ruined my life......

    Just want a few thoughts from those on HFLC, or more specifically, LC. Other than the banana after swimming this morning, what could I be doing different? Noting that until dinner, this was all, "zero preparation" eating, as at the moment I have time for nothing. Swim, then a banana at 6:30am Rest of morning I had a cup of tea (no sugar & just a tiny bit of FC milk), and a handful of almonds. Lunch was half a chicken from Coles & a couple cheese wedges I had in the fridge, and a can of pepsi-max. Dinner was a spiced chicken breast, garden salad and a tablespoon of that microwave pasta in sauce. 3 or 4 nips of scotch with ice. Looking for ideas to reduce carbs, as I've been told by some people I'm still too high & won't be getting any benefit out of this diet. ps: I don't believe them as I've already lost the hunger pangs I used to get in the morning even after eating a big breakfast.
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    Yeppoon half ironman shocking photos

    Got my first ever win in Yepoon. I love the place. Mind you, I've never seen anybody ride past me as quick as Byron Tucker did that day.
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    Busso 2018

    I worked about 5 Christmas's sorting mail. I still remember the pungent smell of spirits coming out of the "Other Articles" bags we were throwing the parcels into, soon to be replaced by the pungent smell of perfume. Personally I'd never send a glass container through the mail.
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    Busso 2018

    Or someone in Auspost smashed the bottle of syrup in the parcel.
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    Noosa 2019

    Why are we always seeing posts asking for someone to bring something you forgot up to a race, or asking the same question that was answered previously; IF You have a memory like that?
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    What training did you do today...

    I've thought about it, but at this stage I don't want to put any extra strain on the shoulder doing efforts, and turning every 25 or 50m hurts my knee after a while. Maybe later in the Summer.
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    The Politics Thread

    The Snowy River was changed from a healthy river to a stagnant sludge when they diverted 99% of it's upper flow. They now do Annual flush releases, and let a bit more flow than the 1% they used to, but it still has a very long way to go.
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    The Politics Thread

    People weren't worried 70 years ago if the killed the ecology of 1 river to irrigate another.
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    What training did you do today...

    1.6km again this morning. Still feel like I'm beginning from scratch, but at least no pain. #nopain #lovingit
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    Busso 2018

    If that's the case, make sure she can't reach a knife.
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    The Politics Thread

    I saw what you did there.
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    A message to race directors

    I can still remember preso's at the Royal Mail. Luckily there was no such thing as random breath tests back then.
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    There are some sick people out there:

    Try seeing that on the road under trees in filtered light. I nearly killed someone in that exact kit one morning. You just could not see it in the shade patterns on the road.
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