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    IMOZ 70-74 Men's battle

    Congrats AP on a great day out yesterday, we have never met but I have certainly seen you at many races and enjoy reading the light hearted jabs on here surrounding you. I may fit into the control tower malfunction area, I can swim 1.05-1.10 dependant on conditions, can ride 5.45 - 6.00 but always fall apart on the run and end up 5+ hours, netting me a PB of 12.18 Be interested to know how you structured your 4.38 yesterday, run steady pace from km1 the whole way through? Walked aid stations? Start fast and hold on?
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    Wahoo Kickr

    Hi Badger, This still available? If so how far can I twist your arm? Cheers Bortho
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    IM Cairns 2017

    yeah I'm in, #6 in total for me but 1st Ironman other than Port Mac. So from those who have done both, how do they compare, I know the distance is still the distance but what should I expect?
  4. Hi all, decided to purchase a MTB for a bit of cross training to break up the road rides, I have no idea in the current market other than it seems to have vastly improved since my last foray into the dirty world! I will be doing mostly single trail and fire trail type riding, no downhill racing, I guess cross country is the best description, I will also do a couple of dirty tri's, I am a heavy bloke (95kg) so need something that will take the abuse!! What should I be looking at?? Happy to look at used if anybody has something to get rid of? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Cranky Update

    Cranky you have been awesome, both on here and in the race, I am genuinely stoked for you!! Can't wait for Kona now!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Soooooo which bike?????

    Thanks all for the replies and advise, I'm thinking a 27.5 dual suspension is the winner for me, due to the purchase of a new TT before Port Mac I am limited in new bike funds to $1500, anybody know of anything around?? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Soooooo which bike?????

    That's the deal I'm looking for, no such luck with the locals though, may have to cast the net further afield, anybody in the Northern end of NSW have a LBS with stock they want to unload at ridiculously reduced pricing??
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    Soooooo which bike?????

    What's the benefits / detractions of 27.5 / 29? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Soooooo which bike?????

    What about brands, anything better than another, or even better, anything to avoid Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Port Roll Call - TRANNY TRACKER

    I asked the ladies at the 2017 registration desks on Monday and they said the 70.3 would be run in conjunction with the Ironman next year, it remains to be seen if they knew what they were talking about or not I guess!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Ironman Trisuit 1 piece

    I ended up in a fusion 1 piece, top notch product and awesome service, highly recommend to anybody in the market, was great at Port even if I wasn't! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Ironman Trisuit 1 piece

    So the suit let go at Coffs on the weekend, it was a favourite of mine and they are no longer made. What's everybody wearing for iron distance racing, must be 1 piece and have rear pockets are about the only conditions. Any recommendations?
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    Pick Burgs Ironman time.

    Swim 46.12 Bike 4.41.02 Run 3.04.17 Total winning time of 8h34m31seconds victory by 4mins
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    Port Roll Call - TRANNY TRACKER

    Add me to the full, #488 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Port Mac IM/HIM: less than 8 weeks

    #488, looking for finish #5, keen!!
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    Ironman Cairns 2016

    I got an email the this week stating there was 30 spots left at Cairns.....truth or just Ironman trying to get entires in, who knows!
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    New Wetty

    Hi all, My lovely Labrador decided she liked the look of my wetty that was drying on the clothes line more than I and has "rearranged" it shape to suit her dog bed!! It was a basic orca suit, has done the job for 5 years and if the upgrade wasn't forced it would have done the job for a good while longer too! So what is the deal with wetties these days, what are the benefits of spending more cash on the dearer suits? Anybody know of any you beaut ripper deals going? What are people wearing? Keeping in mind for the last 4 years this suit gets 1 ironman swim and maybe 2 training swims use per year. thanks for the advise Bortho
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    New Wetty

    I want sleeves still, have no issues swimming in my current sleeves suit, looking at blue seventy reaction suit, anybody got one? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Ironman Trisuit 1 piece

    I like the look of these, how does the sleeve thing go, they are legal to race with everywhere in Australia now?? What about arm numbering?? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Coffs Harbour Tri

    Another for singing the praises of this event, I have done all 4 of these races and it is a "must do" on my calendar every year. I agree that perhaps the promotion could be better for this event and I like the idea of a series comprising South West Rocks, Yamba and Coffs, this year these 3 events were run over 3 weekends back to back, surely a 2 week costal holiday/triathlon series would interest a few??
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    Tweed enduro March 5th

    Did the event last year, great event, horrible drafting on bike leg but not much can change on the course they have to use I don't think, great location, great swim, great run, ride is great too, just crowded and leads to drafting Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Bike Fitters Gloldie area

    Hi All, Heading to the GC between Xmas and New Year and im keen to have a bike fit done, never had it done and there is nobody around my area. Anybody know of and recommend anybody on the GC or surrounding areas that is working in and around the festive season? Thanks in advance!!!
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    Newton Motion 3

    Done max of 60km, don't suit my ankle (been broken and needs different support) $50 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Nath's (epic) Kona race report

    Yeah mate, bring the bike, if im around we will hook up for a spin for sure!
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    Nath's (epic) Kona race report

    Nath, I don't know you, never met you but after following your journey and reading your race report it feels as if I do!! Thanks for the efforts you put into bringing us on your journey, I for 1 appreciated the insight into something I may never get to experience and I am sure I have picked up a few tips along the way too! Again I wanted to voice my appreciation for your efforts, enjoy the next challenge mate!