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Everything posted by zed

  1. In that case I definitely wouldn’t bother.
  2. Yup I agree with Pistol Pete. I wouldn’t bother. I’ve worn mine once in 3 years. Quicker to get my wetsuit off as well. Just get a decent trisuit.
  3. I don't think it's about innocent/guilty. He took illegal substances knowingly. but you can't not mention the fact he spent his whole childhood/teenage years sick as a dog.
  4. From memory he was a top level amateur. You'll be pleased to know he's from Perth There is more to the story, he had struggled since he was a child with health issues that went undiagnosed till he was in his 20s when he was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis. He was prescribed the banned substances by Dr Anish Singh. His health improved significantly with the drugs (as did his cycling), but when it came to light that he had been prescribed the banned meds, the Dr was struck off and Fitzgerald was banned by Cycling Australia. It's hard to know how much blame to apportion Fitzgerald. He was sick and the drugs he was taking were prescribed by a Doctor, but he would have known most of what he was taking would be considered a PED and would be banned by all cycling bodies. Could he have got a TUE for all those drugs?
  5. I can never make the last 90s....
  6. I do them on a treadmill, I dread them! I feel like I'm drowning. I guess there's lots of variations? My coach's Mona is: WU 15s/15s (15seconds on 15 recovery) 30/30 45/45 60/60 90/90 60/60 45/45 30/30 15/15 that's the short one, the longer one is back up again and stop at 90/90.
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    IM Kona

    Need wave starts or male/females on separate days, just too much traffic.
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    Barkely Marathons

    I felt sick just watching it! They all looked like extras from the Walking Dead.
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    Barkely Marathons

    I did think Chrissie Wellington was closing the gap though, Challenge Roth she was 2mins off 3rd overall and 3 mins slower on the run than Andreas Raelart.
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    Barkely Marathons

    I thought it might be
  11. Have a look on gumtree, and the various FB marketplace groups, there are around 4/5 in Perth e.g Perth bicycle market, Perth triathlon buy and sell etc Don't spend a fortune trying to convert a roadie into a TT bike, because most people eventually end up buying a TT bike anyway. I would leave the cassette and crank unless it;'s really old and broken. What cassette is on there at the moment, 10 speed, 11 - 23 is fine. Weight difference between 105 and Ultegra is negligible, upgrading would be a waste of money. - get some deeper dish rims, 50mm+, 2nd hand. Have a look at tubulars, much cheaper than clinchers. - get some aero bars, you could always opt for the small ITU ones - decent tyres - to save money do your bike fit yourself using youtube or get a mate to help You can pick up decent Cervelo P2s for under $1k, this one is $600, so really you don't want to whack too much $$ on an entry level roadie. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mitcham/men-s-bicycles/cervelo-p2/1214337585
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    Barkely Marathons

    Women aren't far off being on a par with men for ultra distance races.
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    Barkely Marathons

    Is it the lack of sleep that makes it hard or the actual distance/time factor?
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    Rubbing and Screwing

    I'd imagine you could have the axle sitting right on the end of the dropouts, as long as the skewers are tight, it's not going to pop out.
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    Bike frame paint chipped

    It does look like it's taken a bit of a knock. Chat to the owner though. It could have been something sharp instead of something heavy. I took a chunk out of my bike when it clipped a corner of the bike rack, no structural damage.
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    Bike frame paint chipped

    Most cities have places that spray carbon bikes. A total respray costs $600+. I'd imagine they would charge $100? Guesstimate. Have a crack yourself. A chip that large I would get the paint colour matched, Bunnings do it, no need for bog, multiple layers of paint will be fine, plus clearcoat. How did you do it? Unusual for a chip that size, not a defect with the paint?
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    Bike frame paint chipped

    Depends how big it is and how fussy you are. Not so fussy and a small chip nail varnish will be fine. Or get a paint shop to match the colour using their camera thingy, touch it up yourself. You might want to use wet and dry sand paper and clear coat, should be as good as gold. Small scratches can be buffed out using something like Meguirs ultimate compound. Any professional work will cost u.
  18. This is getting very deep for a Friday!
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    Bike frame paint chipped

    What colour is the paint? And where is it?
  20. Never understood that. I chuckle when people, say before a race, just make sure you enjoy it! Fun and enjoyment is sitting in a spa with a bunch of cheerleaders chugging icy cold beers! I love triathlon, but fun isn't a word that instantly springs to mind when I think of it. But I know what you mean, there are too many people that are in the sport for the wrong reasons, using it as an escape, a crutch or perhaps it's an addiction. You need to have a healthy relationship with the sport.
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    crazy innit
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    KickR Sufferfest issues

    Bluetooth and Ant+ as far as I know.
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    KickR Sufferfest issues

    Join Zwift for a free trial and see if u get drop outs, if u don't then you know it's probably the Sufferfest software. Can you not use Bluetooth instead of Ant+?
  24. Do you have an office job, sitting down all day?
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