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  1. chappy019

    70.3 World Championships in South Africa

    yeah Ive gotta admit I have somewhat of a deep seated hatred for the brownlee's - I can only assume comes from the inherent aussie vs england in my dna! That said...... it was great to see him try and shake things up on the ride and be really aggressive - for me that's what makes the likes of Josh, Wolf, Sanders exciting to watch. As much as I admire Lange's ability to hang tough for 5hrs and then run an insane marathon and pick blokes off, there is something about those guys that stretch the rubber band to breaking point to then try and hold on I love watching. As much as it is a generalisation - Gomez to me races 70.3 and IM like an ITU - appears to do as little as possible and then try and cash in on having the most in the tank - sure its smart racing - but it doesn't inspire me to want to watch him.
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    70.3 World Championships in South Africa

    at least its not as bad as the chick who lost her job at sports illustrated over the michael phelps cover photo stuff up - under armour would still be scared from that!
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    70.3 World Championships in South Africa

    talking about the mind games - did anyone else see that Jan did the same thing he did to Josh at Frankfurt in t2 to appo? grabs his bag and sits right next to them - its the ultimate headf*ck - he must have so much confidence in his t2 and the aura that he has over these guys - even that split second distraction of "why is he sitting next to me he could sit anywhere". probably a bit fan boyish - but I love the subtle mental warfare of it. How stoked would Isuzu be? spent x amount on event naming right sponsorship and a guy sporting a mercedes headband is going to be the recognisable image of the event for years to come!
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    70.3 World Championships in South Africa

    I think "we" as society question more such a dominant performance like Ryf. In the men's we have seen over IM distance that Jan, Sanders, Kienle, Lange are all pretty much within 1% of each other. Then we have Cam, Josh, Currie etc that are probably in the 1% off that. Who knows - they all could be on the good stuff! interestingly enough about the Ryf top, someone commented on a inst post that the rules changed last year that torso's must be covered for both men and women. The sports bra 2 piece has been a staple of Crowley - almost the trademark! Pretty sure it was what she won Cairns and competed in Kona with. On Gomez - he looked to adopt the same tactics as he did at Cairns - sit back wheel of lead group and do no work - Kona will be interesting if Josh and Cam go hard off the front - cant see Jan, Lange, Sanders wanting to tow him along to bring him into the race. Have to be questions after blowing up at 30k in cairns and then last night as to how he will handle Kona. Commentators gushing all over his love of heat and humidity yet looks to have brought him undone in both events.
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    Drafting, cheating or penalty?

    Be interesting to see someone challenge a penalty to an event organiser - most likely over an olympic or 70.3 multiple lap course. I dare say that some events would have so many competitors on course at the same time that it was almost mathematically impossible to not be considered drafting at some point given the required distances between riders.
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    Garmin Vector Pedals - single vs dual / 2 vs 3

    cheers for all of the replies - some great feedback on the assiomas here and online. They look like the way to go. in contact with Willie to sort out.
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    Garmin Vector Pedals - single vs dual / 2 vs 3

    Awesome thank you. I did do a Garmin vector keyword search but didn’t find above. Ill have a look through and add the assiomas into the mix!
  8. Evening All, looking to spend some of my tax return on Garmin vector pedals. Couple of questions for those in the know (of which I am clearly not!) single sided vs dual sided: as great as dual sided data would be, is it worth the extra $3-400 for accuracy vector 2 vs vector 3: anyone with the 2 have any major gripes? Anyone with the 3’s want to sell me on how much better they are! obviously depending on the above it’s a 700 spend for single vector 2 through to a 1400 spend for dual sided vector 3 so any advice/user feedback would be appreciated! additionally from what I can tell the 920xt and 520 Garmin head mount should play nice with both - again any feedback or user feedback appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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    Sunny coast 70.3 Anyone there now?

    It seemed that it was the 8th km that put it out of whack on the run for me - up until then it was about right. Bike extension worked from a spectator perspective but not sure the cpl of guys that hit the fencing as the road narrowed at the lights down the hill would agree! i did think the transition set up was better then last year (probably helped it wasn’t a sell out due to WC70.3 and itu worlds). Have spoken to a few people that have heard that there were tacks on road which caused a few flats - anyone else heard or experience anything like that?
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    Ironman Mont T (sanders)

    Yeah it was on his story - only lasts 24hrs so must have expired. Very funny stuff - looks like in a good headspace for sunnycoast this weekend. Course record in danger with burgs at full flight?
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    Ironman Mont T (sanders)

    As monotone as he is I have really enjoyed some of his content around his training and what he is trying to do. I like the fact he credits the winner and actually states Im not sure on my game I could have got past him. Generally races like an absolute animal - I respect that in itself - particularly the "ill walk if I have to im not being disrespectful to the race" attitude that he shows here and Jan showed in Kona. I have always thought of him as a little bit working class - doesn't look overly gifted just works f*cking hard. The run limp would surely have to be because he is sponsored by sketchers - seriously what's going on there hahaha The mind does boggle that another guy with this sort of top end results could come out and admit that he is only now starting to take nutrition seriously. speaking of guys putting some good content out, if you have Instagram, get a look at @hey_burgs story from his mount nebo ride yesterday before it expires - very funny!
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    Best cheapest smart trainer for zwift

    Im in the Wahoo camp - I brought the gen 3 over new year - had brought a gen 2 during a boxing day sale but order never processed and ended up being sold out. Was spewing as I really only wanted to spend $1k on it - the store gave good reviews for the elite and cycleops that they could do for that price. I decided to part with the extra cash for the Wahoo pretty much purely because it came with the cassette already, was plug and play and the resale considering most gen 1 are still sold for $900 bucks in a matter of hours on tri marketplace. Its been awesome and the ability to swap up to 4 bikes in and out of it (road and TT for mrs and I) in a matter of seconds picks up instantly through mobile, ipad or windows laptop on trainer road. As above has been the best investment that ive made for training.
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    Zoggs Gel Warning

    ive found the best anti fog to be baby shampoo - think I may have even read it on here. At least if you don't wash it out properly your running with the no more tears mentality!!
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    Kona Slot Giveaway

    I can see both sides to it - those inside the sport i can appreciate that the majority feel it's unfair or undeserved. Those outside the sport probably lean more towards the "feel good" element of the story. I guess as a business WTC are responsible for determining the grey of who deserves what for their event, and as a large corporate they choose what they believe is bang for buck from a marketing $ perspective. Similar to sportsbet who during the week paid the pensioner 5k when the TAB wouldnt honour his 2k win. Cheapest bit of marketing they will do all year with the greatest positive brand impact. I guess at the end of the day it really show that KONA is now an event run by a corporate entity - not a championship governed by an international federation or industry body
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    Ironman World Champs 2018

    the men's shapes as a great race - as it should. Agree Jan looks hungry - commentators at frankfurt felt the crash and the way Josh shock the field up may have him less than 100% as well but he proved them wrong. I think the one thing we know is that Josh races one way and that will be the plan again in kona - it wont be a sit and sprint affair like cairns almost played out (did i really just use that expression for an ironman?!! :P) sounds like Wulf will do the same on the bike as last year - can Lange hang at the front of the bike and then run like last year? looked to sting him a bit in frankfurt. If Josh and Wulf go balls out on the ride I cant see gomez hanging on - he was last wheel of the cairns pack from a long way out - maybe not this year but in the next 3. Any news on whether Tim Don will get an entry? As pieman said Sanders seems to have picked a predominately heavy 70.3 schedule so far this season - after last year and that toughness you would be crazy to count him out. The ladies seems to be more between Ryf and Charlies - they present as the standouts to me with Carfrae, Sarah, Jackson and Adams probably racing for 3rd. All of the above could go out the window very quickly - and that for me is what makes it so great a sport to watch!
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