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  1. Ex-Hasbeen

    TA Membership time

    Never been a member, won't renew (at this point).
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    I Believe

    Yeah. I have no real issue with it, and have worked in the industry for 30+ years. I know a lot of our riggers used to sit on the TV broadcast dipoles on cold Winter mornings because it "made them feel warm on the inside". Of all the guys I knew for all those years, 1 had bad cancer, and that was skin cancer. He was a surfie outside of work and was basically a skin cancer case waiting to happen. The only effect we noticed was 26 girls born to the team out of 28 kids.
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    The good news thread

    I just won a 12 month Snap Fitness membership. The gym in our village is Snap, as is the one directly across the road from work in the city. This should be fun. Edit to add" Fitness Buddy, I also get 4 x personal training sessions, but will judge the quality of these and may be contacting you for a program. Given the way my knee is, I want someone who will listen and make allowances for what it can & can't do.
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    What do I need to do - 70.3 worlds 2020

    Maybe a family holiday to Europe or Canada if your wife finishes her studies during the qualifying period. Still look to do the Australian/Asian races, but make the Canadian/Euro race your A race. If you happen to qualify beforehand, then you just go and have a great holiday. If not, you race, then have a great holiday.
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    Winterfish 2018

    No mention of a minimum, but from the IM rules: ITU rules allow for shortening of the event down to 1500m for 13C, or 750m for 12.9C. Below 12C it is cancelled.
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    Plastic bag ban.....

    Our local Drake has a large crate of cardboard boxes outside. I often use one of them, but must admit I use the bags for other purposes a lot like MissJess.
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    Winterfish 2018

    Don't worry. I'm thinking about late morning swims at Centenary from next week. The cold is starting to take it out of me this past week.
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    I Believe

    I've been in EMF fields high enough to make me feel uncomfortably warm. Many could use that to back up AP's statement.
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    I Believe

    Or an alfoil hat on.
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    Short pools

    You ought to try 100 x 100. Enough to send you batty.
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    Winterfish 2018

    4km at the dam this morning. The strong westerlies whipped up a good chop, and the cooler days & nights have had an effect on the water temp. Fernando (our floating thermometer) has dropped a degree to 18 this morning. This was my longest swim in the dam since it started getting cold, and I felt it. 3 days till soltice. This is Fernando.
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    Winterfish 2018

    But apparently Brisbane's Winter finishes Tuesday, and it's warming up.
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    Winterfish 2018

    Anybody wanting to do a Winter Solstice swim, we have quite a few people coming to Enoggera Reservoir at 6am Thursday. The main group are doing a 1.6km swim to the end buoy & back, but I'll probably do a 2nd lap as well.
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    FIFA WC

    Agreed on the touch. I haven't seen that replay, but on the one they showed on the night, it didn't look like he touched it, but you could see a change in the way the ball was spinning, which alluded to a touch. I was pissed off at the time because it should have gone as a "ref's call" due to that irregularity.
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    FIFA WC

    SBS are playing them live.
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    FTP & Ironman power

    Was it Texas, and they rode a 5:15?
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    What training did you do today?

    I don't like my Garmin. It was quite happy to register my 3.2km swim this morning, and not make any comment, but I took the dog for a 1km walk this afternoon, and it told me I need 9 hours recovery time. WTF!
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    Plastic bag ban.....

    And it's not just that. They also sell additional bags for people to use as bin liners, lunch bags and poo bags. There'll still be nearly as much plastic used. Hint for the dog poo. If you don't grab a few of the freebies council have around at dog parks (they provide them in Qld), then nappy bags are a cheap and pleasantly fragranced alternative.
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    Plastic bag ban.....

    I use the grey bags to put my lunchbox with leftovers from last night's dinner in. It stops any juices going through my work bag. Now I'm going to have to find something else. IMO the shops will make a killing out of this, as they no longer have to supply free bags, and will be charging 20c or whatever for bags that cost them 1 or 2c.
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    Winterfish 2018

    I hate it when the car thermometer is reading 4 degrees on your way to an OWS. 3.2km down, still warming up.
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    FFF1077 - Just for you mate

    If want to bring this thread down to that level, then yes you could put it that way, or necrophilic beastiality.
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    FFF1077 - Just for you mate

    Is that the inspiration wall?
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    ITU Nottingham last weekend.

    Nottingham was a mixed relay, not individual. We came 4th. Leeds was the individual race. No idea why they all DNFed. Bergs may have an idea if he is around.
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    Kona qualifier 15+

    But every AG is doing the same distance at the same event, so the 80 slots are still distributed to the 80 best at that race, be they 18-24F, 70-74M or 35-39M. It just moves everybody along the grade table, so you can still take the best 80.
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    The good news thread

    We used to go to the Exhibition Speedway Saturday nights. It was the highlight of the week. I loved the bikes and the sprint cars.
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