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    2018 IMWA/70.3 roll call and coffee meet

    Sweet! There will be a few of us swimming/riding so we'll organise riding some of the course. Busso water was spectacular at the weekend.
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    2018 IMWA/70.3 roll call and coffee meet

    Cool, I should be down Thursday, is this your first time in Busso?
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    Busso 2018

    https://trailswa.com.au/trails/networks/the-pines-mtb-trails-margaret-river Also if you have time in Perth hit the camel and goat farm in Kalamunda for some MTB action. If you want something less hectic, then Yaberoo MTB trail near Joondalup.
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    Busso 2018

    You could stay at Karri Valley resort. You've got Pemberton MTB park nearby, not too far from the coast, decent wineries etc There's a few tourist things to do such as the Gloucester tree. Margaret river has some good new MTB trails too as does Dunsborough. Go for Air BnB if you want cheap. The MTB trails in Margies are literally 5mins from town centre so pretty convenient, close to bars, restaurants etc Probs more on there than Karri Valley and more options for accommodation. Decent surf there too and no sharks (they're all in Busso that time of year).
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    Busso 2018

    Yeah folding of trievents has definitely hurt the sport in WA. The Duathlon only had 130 odd. Everyone made the podium!
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    Freak noob cyclist

    Well not quite a freak, but certainly a lot of potential. I was on a squad training camp and there's this girl who's doing her 2nd triathlon, so complete noob, just got a TT bike a few weeks ago, never really ridden before, horrible bike position, bottles everywhere, constantly sitting up to drink and eat and she went through the 90km Busso course - 2.25. The December course. Not uber quick, but considering she got lost 3 times and had to stop and turn around and pissed around on the bike so much, it's pretty handy. Certainly faster than a lot of pro women. The last 10km down Layman road she rode into a headwind sitting on 40km/hr and I'm hanging on her tail breathing out of my ring as she's chatting to me. It was pretty funny seeing this gumby riding so strongly having no idea how good she is. If she doesn't get the fastest female bike split (70.3) in December, I'd be surprised.
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    Freak noob cyclist

    Yeah I kind of know this girl, not aware of any sporting background. I reckon she’s just a natural cyclist. And I don’t think she has a clue how good she is. Humiliating but funny at the same time.
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    Freak noob cyclist

    Haha alright you cynics I’ll go and do some research!
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    Freak noob cyclist

    She runs, but I think a 3.30 is her Marathon PB. Nothing too mad. She's not particularly fit. Rides with a really slow cadence. A lot of power.
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    Busso 2018

    Was down there for a training weekend just gone. Only hit 25 C, but felt hot on the black tarmac. Not my favourite place to run. Ocean looked amazing though, such a shame the swim isn't round the jetty... and yeah I think that has stopped a few people from entering. Plus the threat of a swim cancellation. Are you really going to spend $5k+ travelling from interstate/overseas and run the risk of not doing a full Ironman. I wouldn't. I think WA needs another Ironman race even if it's only a 70.3.
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    Busso 2018

    Only 1150 registered so far for IMWA compared to 1500 for 2017, is it going to be a light year or will peeps sign up in the next few weeks?
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    What training did you do today...

    sat 180km short 5km brick run then arvo OWS. Sunday 70km ride then 32km brick run.
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    Garmin 935 $399 at rebel - good value?

    If you can, hold off and get the replacement for the 935.
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    Smart turbo/ Zwift and the clueless

    Nah I’ll stick with it. I’m really getting into the races!
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    Callum Millward (Get the Popcorn)

    Publicity exercise? No such thing as bad press.
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    Garmin 935 $399 at rebel - good value?

    Nah optical. I've gone back to chest strap with my Fenix 5.
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    Busso 2018

    +2 Put them on my roadie, sick of getting flats (Vittoria) and I had to drop down a group. I thought I was sick for a few weeks until I took them off and rode with decent rubber. F*ck knows how Andy Potts managed with them at Kona. Still scratch my head at that..
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    Busso 2018

    Get some Vittoria Corsa Speeds, fastest tyre out there and you get lots of practice changing flats.
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    Any news on Lionel Sanders

    He obviously wasn't sitting around eating KFC and playing Call of Duty 10 hours a day, but he was injured and wasn't able to fully train until 4 weeks out and still came 2nd. Some pros had trained for months, uninterrupted.
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    Any news on Lionel Sanders

    I agree. Easy thing for AB to do would have been to pull out of worlds with only 4 weeks of training.
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    Callum Millward (Get the Popcorn)

    Ronnie Pickering
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    Zwift New York

    Will be cool. I've been using zwift running, so will be able to run through central park.
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    Any news on Lionel Sanders

    Why would Brownlee need a 2 year build? His volume is and always has been very high, higher volume than a lot of the long course top guys, close to 40 hours a week.
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    Any news on Lionel Sanders

    Yeah he's never going to be a gun swimmer. I'd love the guy to win, but the only way he can is if a number of the top guys are out injured or have bad days or IM clamp down on the drafting. No idea how close together these trains are and for how long, but looking at some of the photos it's little more than 4 or 5m. If they're allowed to race like that, unfettered, there is zero chance of someone not part of the train catching them and hitting T2 relatively fresh. Candles will get burnt.
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