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Oompa Loompa last won the day on October 24 2015

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  1. Oompa Loompa

    Experience with Prostrate Cancer

    Just for fullness of the original post. Passed Away Dec 2017. So, PSA under 6 in Aug 13, Dead 4 years and 4 months later - last two months in hospital with rapid deterioration and once it got into the kidneys, that was it very quickly. Do your tests.
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    Motivating Musicians- Who's yours?

    Past his prime live but christ he writes well. Saw him in the 80's a few times, then saw him ten - 15 years ago or so and just didnt think it was very good. Finally forgave him and saw him earlier this month, just past his prime. I dunno, maybe he needs the bad seeds with him. Dylan was better in 2018 then Cave in 2019...lol. My daughter went to school with this kid so she'd be twentyish if thats still a kid, just went top 10 in the hot 100 with this, certainly better then no 1 and 2 to my old ears. see what you think
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    Draft Legal certified

    we all know the old cliche that triathletes cant ride bikes so great to see the powers that be, can pass all comers that rock up within a two hour window to grow the sport. hope there is a certificate.
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    Motivating Musicians- Who's yours?

    I loved it and the Enmore is a very small venue. Him n his band just walked out and played the show, said nothing, done. I went with my sister, walked out of the venue, jagged a cab on enmore rd, get in the cab, and my sister just goes, that was shit. Iol.
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    Motivating Musicians- Who's yours?

    I saw Dylan at the Enmore in Sydney about six months ago. Blew me away, just stood in awe.
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    Kurnell Sprint this weekend - entry on the day

    should do nowra, bit like kurnell was when it went out to greenhills, very flat ride. its on in four days. $154 if you enter by end of week or $175 on the day.
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    Kurnell Sprint this weekend - entry on the day

    yeah, i quit doing nowra when it hit $125
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    Is drafting cheating or other?

    anyway good subject. sport needs to change something, either they way they enforce or the rules or do something else again. but no point sitting back having people death ride drafters on the bike time and time again and condone it by doing nothing.
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    Is drafting cheating or other?

    probably so new too, people didnt really understand the sport. i know the early races around here were just surf club guys putting them on, they were more worried about the race going ahead then anything in it..lol
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    Is drafting cheating or other?

    and thats the thing, you wanna grow the sport, you get rid of things that bring the sport down. goes from a whinge to mates self policing each other. people dont do confrontation so very few whingers about drafting actually do anything about it and worse still, many whingers about drafting just sit in packs rather then go of the front and have a crack. the athlete's in the races choose not to do anything about drafting when the officials do nothing. As said, the to's can't be everywhere so the sport is unfair by nature. Can remember a famous sydney athlete riding quicker then crowie a few years back at a race - no DQ even though impossible. sport condones it, the athlete's condone it, so just do away with it or do as I said, and just ping people quickly and send them to the box and they check themselves if they were pinged or not. Speed up the process and increase the amount that can get caught.
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    Is drafting cheating or other?

    yeah, late 80's they started pinging people., prior to that it was a free for all from anyone ive spoken too. just followed the american model.
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    Kurnell Sprint this weekend - entry on the day

    wow, perfect day and if I read the results right 317 individuals finished, very low numbers compared to days of yesteryear. Old coach@ gave it a fair crack, got top 10 and in his 50's and pineapples daughter got top 20. how did you go flathead?
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    Is drafting cheating or other?

    We already seen that at least once very publicly with the obsence one day licences announce a few back that magically reduced significantly by the time they were intruduced. If I was IM, oe even an Emo, I'd be setting up my own membership model now and just make more money so I could improve my product even further. Plenty of running races, you can opt to pay an extra few dollars for insurance, coastal classic was one and thats with very small fields compared to the bigger tris like huski and ironman. As an aside, has me stuffed how compulsory membership and one day licences back to TA is not third line forcing under trade practices. Someone get a lawyer on here. As it isn't, one can only assume that is because you can hold a triathlon outside the scope of TA so stuffed if I know why IM and Emo and that ilk just dont set up their own system. Christ, if i was IM or Emo I'd be charging TA and the States for using my property as a state or national title - without them, they dont have any, just pick a year with no world champs on in Australia and start the process. That stuff doesn't really matter to most who race anyway, maybe less 10% of the field and in an overseas year, you just send a letter if thats your thing and say I want selection.
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    Is drafting cheating or other?

    That’s how the sport was originally. It is fascinating, you have a sport that enforces a rule system that is not fair for everyone as it is impossible to do so and let’s you draft in parts of the race no questions asked, but not others (swim v bike). Then designs a system that generates argument and negativity and constant tweets it without ever fixing it leaving all the unfairness, argument and negativity that occur in the sport there. Could remove it all and have a better product with less complaints. Imagine when the pack goes by on the bike, people just look rather then look all those cheaters, where are the TO’s or worse, look all the cheaters, why is that TO trying to break it up and not just pinging them. The sport simply cannot win on drafting and honest athletes walk away from the sport because the sport can’t fix it. So full old school, draft legal and do away with the issue altogether. Remove the “why” as opposed to dealing with the what over and over again and wondering why it keeps happening.
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    Is drafting cheating or other?

    Same same but different. Race briefing - TO will simply call your number and say your knicked and they will ride away, if it’s a group, they will just call the group as “all of you, you’re knicked” there is no discussion at all, you are merely being told so you know where it happened and if you are unaware it happened, tough love my friends, that’s why you check the board. The board is the communication you were knocked, so don’t worry if you didn’t hear it. It’s totally up to you to check the board before you run and enter the pig pen but if you don’t enter, you will be DQ’d. Then TO goes up on course and goes “423, your Knicked” or “all of you, your knicked” if it’s more then one. That’s it, no repeat, no discussion, they just say that and move away, a few seconds and done. Immeadiate radio/ text/ phone/ pigeon/ smoke signal / whatever back to the pig pen. Still not fair for every competitor as they can’t be everywhere but certainly better then now and takes out confrontation and time wasting, which then enables the TO to knick more people. im not a fan of running extra so would just like to see a time thing and with whatever time penalty it is say, say 5 mins sprint/ 10 mins Olympic or whatever the PC brigade call that now, 20 long course, 30 Ironman and wait for it.... plus 2 minutes to all penalties below long course and 3 minutes for long course and IM so there are no arguments about going to the toilet or eating. We know, as a cheat, you will also want to cheat in the pig pen, so we have built in two or three minutes to every penalty to enable that and avoid confrontation with officials. And it is a bit farked up now that if you need to go to the toilet, the penalty has to start again and fully appreciate you can’t adjudicate on who is going to wet their pants vs putting it on, so just build it in. Best penalty box story I ever heard was guy getting DQ’d in the box for urinating and whilst he is arguing with everyone, bloke on the other side of the box takes the opportunity to do the same thing and nobody notices, all to busy with the euro blowing up deluxe.
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