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  1. etiennevt

    c02 on planes?

    I had them in my bike bag flying from Rome to Paris and Alitalia made me take them out of my bike bag. When we flew Jetstar to Cairns last week they asked me if I had any with me, I had decided to just buy them once we arrived in Cairns to save any hassle.
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    Chain lube

    I switched to waxing my chains maybe 6 months ago and it's working great, much better & easier than using lube.
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    Cairns 2018

    I agree, after looking at the course today I'm puzzled by the fast times as well as it does not look like an easy course. Be great to hear from people who have done it before.
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    Cairns 2018

    My first time doing Cairns and I'm doing the full. I'm not sure about the 70.3 course but we just drove the section from Palm Cove to Port Douglas, not any really steep hills. The Rex's lookout climb would be the worst and it's not steep just a steady climb. Surprised how undulating it was, there are not too many flat sections, also very twisty in parts. I was going to ride it tomorrow but it looks way too dangerous, the twisty sections are very narrow and no shoulder to ride on so I think I'll give it a miss. Does anyone know of any good routes to ride heading out from Palm Cove that are less dangerous? It's been very windy here the past few days and would be a strong headwind home. Swam part of the course this morning and it was pretty tough conditions with a reasonable swell and choppy.
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    I’ll never buy 2XU clothing again

    I've been using Fusion for a few years, good quality and John's customer service is second to none.
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    9 weeks till Ironman Australia

    Not sure why it's considered such a mental challenge to be riding in the rain when it's 26 degrees! Try riding in the Yarra Valley when it close to zero and foggy or raining, getting wet and unable feel your hands, feet or even speak because your lips are frozen, to me that's a lot tougher mentally than riding in the rain in lovely warm weather.
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    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/
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    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.
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    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.
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    New Fenix 5

    For anyone interested Johnny Appleseed has the 935 for $549 at the moment
  11. 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.
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    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.
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    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
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    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
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    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.
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