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  1. Andy Ryan

    Insurance for Kona WC

    Yep, 13th in 35-39 with 10 slots. Rolled to 14th or 15th i think.
  2. Andy Ryan

    Insurance for Kona WC

    Tried doing a search of previous topics but couldn’t find anything. I was lucky enough to qualify for Kona at Cairns last month and am trying to sort my travel insurance for the trip. What have people done in the past who have raced there? Specifically, cover for during the race. If I was to have an accident of some sort and be carted off in an ambulance to the hospital for treatment, does the USA one day membership cover this or not. Struggling to find something that will cover me during the race.
  3. Andy Ryan

    Port race day thread

    Tracker is rooted but worked out off Shortis' run splits, that if you add all the splits down to 38.1km this adds up to their 21km split roughly and then the 42.2km split is there 2nd 21km split. Clear as mud!!! Doesn't help if you are trying to work out where someone still running currently is. That's a rough calculation - it would mean shortis ran a 1:33:00 for the first 1/2 and a 1:15:00 for the second 1/2. negative split of 18min!! doubt it, but hey closest I've got to working the thing out. I've got a headache now....
  4. Andy Ryan

    infinite - converting gels to infinit

    hoping you could give me a bit of guidance. Have just purchased first pack of go far and am just trying to calculate how much I need to take per hour to cover what I use to take with my torq gels. Previously for a half IM id take 2 gels /hour which would give me 224 calories plus Id also consume approx 500ml electrolyte and about the same in water. Go Far gives me 280calories per 600ml (2 scoops), so am I right in thinking that this is equivalent to 2 and a bit gels? I currently do a 2hr 20min bike split so I would go through about 5 gels. Therefore I would need a bit over 2 bidons of infinite plus water. Or by adding an extra scoop it would boost each 600ml up to 420 calories? Hope this makes sense. I plan on using gels still on the run. Is it as basic as that to work out?
  5. Andy Ryan

    kona dvd box set

    Just wondering if anyone has purchased off the official ironman website the 9 disc box set of the world champs from 2004-2012 for $99. Is each disc the cbs coverage (highlights show) that we see each year on tv? Also when I tried to place order they wouldn't give me a shipping cost. Is there one and if so what has it cost? Also are the discs compatible with aus dvd players?
  6. Andy Ryan

    Pro's drafting rules vs AG rules

    Should have got done for drafting the kayak in the swim as well!
  7. Andy Ryan

    IM Cairns start times

    Some BOP riders better put their lights on their bike seeing that the bike cutoff time will be 630pm. First 20 odd km of run could be very lonely running in the dark through the cane fields.
  8. Andy Ryan

    pre race ride in cairns

    Hearing that riding on the bike course proper is a bit risky due to traffic, what are the safest roads to ride on during race week? Locals advice???
  9. Andy Ryan

    Flying Tiger with bike

    Looking at return flights from Cairns to Melbourne after Cairns IM with Tiger and notice that they charge $80 extra for "sporting equipment". I'm assuming my tri bike is classed as this but if your total weight of all your bags, including bike is still under the excess limit do I get away with not paying the extra $80? Also, are Tiger ok to fly with in general. Heard of a lot of bad experiences from people, mainly with cancellation of flights, customer service, etc.
  10. Andy Ryan

    IM Melb course is up

    Swim course is different. Don't see how opening up both lanes on Nepean Hwy will get rid of the camber as it slopes from the centre to both sides.
  11. Andy Ryan

    New Long course event announced - Warrnambool

    Also forgot to mention that an Olympic distance race will also be run concurrently with the Long Course and there will be $7000 in prizemoney up for grabs.
  12. Just announced over the weekend is a new long course event to be held in Warrnambool (vic) on 3rd March 2013. Has local council support and Triathlon Victoria backing. March 3rd makes it 3 weeks after Geelong Long course and 3 weeks before Melbourne IM. Event is titled "Southwest Sufferfest" as it will be a pretty tough course. Swim will consist of a one lap, 2km river swim, Bike will be 4 x 20km lap which will consist of 8 major hill climbs similar to Eastlink tunnel hill for those that did melb IM last year, Run is a 2 x 10km lap along the promanade which is very undulating and approx 90% concrete/ 10% bitumin. For those that know, Warrnambool can get pretty windy which could make the bike leg even harder if the wind gets up. Run is fairly sheltered from the wind but out of the 10km lap of the run about 2km of it would be flat. The swim could have a strong current on the day weather dependant. Former Olympian Michelle Ferris has signed on as ambassador and Luke Bell has shown serious interest in competing as his lead up race for Melb IM. Entries open on Sep 3rd. Website will be launched in coming weeks.
  13. Andy Ryan

    Swimming in the dark at IM Melb

    Anyone living in melbourne in particular Frankston, know if its still dark at 7am in the morning. I live on the coast 3hrs west of melbourne and its still pitch dark at 7:15am. Going to make the swim for the IM interesting if 1500 people are swimming in the dark for the first 15min - pros for 30min being that they start at 6:45am. Daylight savings doesn't finish until the week after either which would have helped.
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