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  1. Ex-Hasbeen

    Garmin 935

    Thanks Horowitz, but likewise, she doesn't want an Apple watch. We'll keep looking.
  2. The Triathlete story I read also had many IM connections, referencing his involvement as race director of IM Slovenia, and his connections with the Prince and another Slovenian in the Bahrain Tri team.
  3. Ex-Hasbeen

    Garmin 935

    Hey Willie. My daughter wants a fitness watch. She has very small wrists, so most are going to look real stupid. As an example, my 735 actually hangs over the edges of her wrists. Is there anything out there (other than fitbit type things which she detests) that would suit?
  4. The Prince could be in a bit of hot water, though I suppose he could buy his own way out. It remains to be seen how the rest of his teams go. https://www.triathlete.com/2019/05/news/the-latest-doping-scandals-link-to-triathlon_376479?fbclid=IwAR1fx9_GX9PkWqGhBtJZYFq8L3ycDnAznUMROEKBTBPpQ-FypJoDecbL3A8
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    Pitt St on Everest

    Legit. Here's another one the guy took last month on the way up to the high camps.
  6. I used to run with the other 2 managers in my area. The first half we talked shop and it was actually very productive, but we were all quite competitive, and it made for some very interesting surges toward the end.
  7. Nope. The time I spent trying to get there, I still look back at as the best time of my life (outside playing with the kids). I was lucky enough to do it in my mid 20's, training with some of the best mates I ever had. No matter what anyone on here says, what I did to qualify for that race gave this young bloke with no self-confidence, a moment in his life that he can look back on and draw confidence from when he starts having doubts about self-worth. So no, you are not a failure if you can't KQ, but, it can be a defining moment in your life, and one that you don't regret.
  8. I started going out with my wife in the period between my KQ & when I went to Kona, so she knew exactly what she was getting into. I ruined all that when I took a 19 year break before my next race. She'd gotten used to the non-triathlete, and when I started training again, and became once again obsessed, it was not looked at well. She has no interest in sport at all, but tolerated what I did, as long as it didn't eat into family time, my work around the house, or our finances. Since being ruled out of ever doing it again though, she's realised what sport & fitness means to me (maybe it's the constant moping around) and tries to get me to go to the gym etc. When I mention travelling to England for a quick dip in the channel though, it gets the same reaction as Triathlon used to.
  9. "Engaging with the relevant parties & is confident that the series will continue" For a series that would normally kick off in 6 months, to only be "confident" and not actually able to say it will be on is not very comforting.
  10. Ex-Hasbeen

    Pitt St on Everest

    Dragged up this old one. Get a load of this photo from last Thursday. 120 people climbed to the peak on Thursday alone. Seven have died this week, which is more than the whole season last year. Most are saying it was the delays causing people to stay too long at the altitude that caused most of the deaths.
  11. Agree. The bike/walk path on the city side of the river. Either up to the Regatta along Coro drive or down to the gardens. Can't beat it for a nice flat run, and the segregation of pedestrians & bikes makes it all the more enjoyable.
  12. For Cranky I agree. For a stronger rider though, it would be a waste. I rode 1 race in D-grade out there, simply because I had no other option that day. I could have ridden away from them at any stage & stayed away. It would have done nothing for my skills, and nothing for keeping me interested in bike racing.
  13. I have no doubt he will. And I certainly hope PD doesn't get the guernsey ever. Having met him a number of times, I've nothing but distaste for him, and his view of the world.
  14. Pete performed a miracle himself up here, defeating what he said was a multi-million dollar Get-up campaign aimed squarely at him. He'll bide his time for a while, then start collecting numbers.
  15. The guy that sits beside me at work (and is finishing up in 3 days) is at 245, and my brother (who's on this forum) is 250 - 300. They've both slowed now, so I'm in chase mode. I've made 59 donations in the last 3 years, so I may get them in 5 or 6 years. Who said IM was a long event?
  16. Girls must think alike. This is the text I got back when I sent the photo to my daughter while I was there.
  17. We watched The Meaning of Life tonight, which prompted my son (the font of all useless knowledge) to come out with: The most children born to a single mother is 69 to a Russian peasant in the late 18th century. She had 16 sets of twins, 7 x triplets & 4 x quads. Only 2 children died in infancy. The father had a 2nd wife who had 6 x twins & 2 x triplets, for 18 children. And you guys reckon one kid will stop you doing Ironman. Ha!
  18. That's why I suggested him. He would pick the swim back up in no time.
  19. They are the absolute bomb. You should ask for one. They assist with blood flow as well as just feeling good on a Winter morning.
  20. And no heat pad? I love the heat pads. Especially after an hour in sub 20 degree water just before the donation. The back of my elbow & my shoulder are the only warm parts of my whole body.
  21. They wanted to put me in B as well, but I knew I wouldn't hang on so got them to change it. They were pretty good about it, and it was the right decision at the time.
  22. Agreed. I raced C-grade first race. I couldn't comprehend racing D-grade. Depending on the numbers though, D-grade might be the best place to start unless they have separate ladies racing that day. C-grade generally averages just under 40km/h and speeds get very spikey.
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