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  1. Zwift rides - trannies regular ride

    I don't think they have a simple process to do this at the moment, also you need a leader that will be dedicated to the event. I suppose they don't want lots of poorly run and attended events cluttering up the event schedule. Some form of private invitation only event type would be good but I don't think this is possible at the moment. https://zwiftinsider.com/setting-up-a-zwift-group-ride-the-unofficial-guide/
  2. right fit with the right saddle

    Be careful with Cobb, I bought a new Randee at the start of the year after the one I'd used for many years started wearing, the new one fell apart within a month and was absolute rubbish looked like a $5 saddle instead of the $220 I paid, staples fell out, padding disintegrated and fell out the sides and became unridable. Was talking to Alex Bok and he was going to replace it after admitting they had issues with a new factory and a few slipped into the market place. Alex left before I got my new saddle, I have been trying to contact Cobb warranty department without much luck at the moment. So just make sure you don't end up with one of these low quality saddles. Have switched to Dash and loving it.
  3. Long course tri-shorts / tri-suit

    I've been using a Fusion tri-suit for the past few years and have been very happy with it after using DeSoto before that, the DeSoto was also good. The Fusion pad looked thin compared to the DeSoto and I was worried about it being uncomfortable over 180km's but I've had no issues, also no chafing problems. John's customer service is also top notch, great to deal with.
  4. New Fenix 5

    For anyone interested Johnny Appleseed has the 935 for $549 at the moment
  5. Agree with this. My MRI report showed this as well, my surgeon said a lot of people have this but in a most cases it's not an issue. Mine turned out to be the beginnings of a stress fracture fortunately caught it early enough. Still means no running for another couple of months, I will then get another MRI to make sure it's healed.
  6. 2017 IMOZ TV Coverage

    I saw it over the weekend, can't remember which day. Just happened to switch it on at the time Mooloolaba Tri was on, checked the guide and IMOZ was next so recorded it and watched it later.
  7. Geelong 70.3

    Could not find much apart from this one discussing lack of volunteers and volunteer fatigue: https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiExYeZh6jUAhUCnZQKHRWkCUUQFgg9MAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.busselton.wa.gov.au%2Ffiles%2Fsharedassets%2Fpublic%2Fecm%2Fceogov%2Fmeetingscaperoc%2F20161124_caperoc_minutes.pdf&usg=AFQjCNGmx3um9duzCyQmP09qq9ida9nz2g&sig2=_9hRy3xAEH18v3qvFaxewg And this one discussing the funding for events by the Council including Ironman & the 70.3: https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=6&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiExYeZh6jUAhUCnZQKHRWkCUUQFghDMAU&url=http%3A%2F%2Fyoursay.busselton.wa.gov.au%2F24952%2Fdocuments%2F50540&usg=AFQjCNE91OY22sLMirB0fK5j7kGFPnKzFQ&sig2=WE6Fugq87mta6iYlBufQyw
  8. Geelong 70.3

    Hopefully the event is now locked in for the next few years till 2020. Found the Council meeting minutes online which indicate funding was discussed for the event for 2018-2020. http://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/common/Public/Documents/8ce3a8df89f729c-C2 - GME Minutes - 16 January 2017 - Ordinary.doc
  9. Who is Zwifting?

    I do all my indoor riding on Zwift now, I used perfpro in the past. I create my own custom workouts as required, I also enjoy the group rides when it suits. I usually check to see if any events are about to start when doing some free riding and join, gives you a great workout trying to stay in the bunch, makes the time go by quickly.
  10. Cyclist in fatal St Kilda crash cleared

    I think they were asking for rego so that people can claim TAC if hit by a bike, from what I understand because a bike can not be registered no TAC claim can be made by the cyclist or pedestrian.
  11. IM Australia Race Schedule

    You could try tritravel they may have something left, I cancelled my booking with them a few weeks ago as I've got an injury and can not race.
  12. Airline sports equipment

    Flew Jetstar in the past week to Sunshine Coast from Melbourne return and purchased 25kg baggage allowance which I used for my bike, did not have to pay anything extra for sporting equipment and had no issues.
  13. Garmin bike radar

    +1 I wasn't sure if it would be useful but I love the extra information it provides, as Blobby mentions it's a great help when turning right, wait until all clear then do a quick look over the shoulder to check and away you go rather than having to keep looking over your shoulder to check if it's safe to turn.
  14. Garmin HRM Tri Monitors - Are they good?

    I bought one a couple of weeks ago so have only used it a few times, previously I had the older HRM-Run which died. Seems comfortable thus far and it does not move around as much as the older straps as it has the sticky material on the back which seems to keep it in place so no rash so far. I've not used it for swimming so can't comment on that feature at this point. Only worry is that the monitor is fixed to the strap so can't be moved to a new strap if the strap wears out, time will tell if this will be a problem. Got mine for around $140 after using a coupon from Pushy's as $199 is steep for a HRM strap. DC Rainmaker has an extensive review here http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2015/11/garmin-hrm-swimtri-review.html
  15. When some random races you in the pool

    I loved it on a recent trip to Taiwan, everyone stands on the right hand side if they are only standing leaving the left hand side free for those wanting to walk/run up the escalator. They also queue for the train diagonally to the door allowing everyone to exit cleanly before they all politely get on. No graffiti anywhere, never saw a single piece of paper, litter or mess on the train or in the train stations. Everyone sticks to the rules and it just works, loved it. And the trains also run on time...