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Oompa Loompa last won the day on October 24 2015

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  1. Oompa Loompa

    Mr X - just wow

    lol. yep.
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    Mr X - just wow

    Worth a read, nothing like a good x file.... the truth is out there, trust no one. Cycling keeps on giving, https://cyclingtips.com/2018/08/finding-mr-x/
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    Should Pro's get Prize Money in Country Races?

    I think if the RD wants to pay it why not. Where the town has local papers it certainly adds to the story of the event. I bought my coffee most days of a ex pro triathlete and I always thought it a funny sport, you have these cashed up white middle aged men spending a bomb on the sport then pros struggling to eat and if a bike breaks pre race, relying on good will to get to the start line. clearly not talking elite pros like macca, crowie, welsh etc but household names within the sport. It's a tough living and they deserve everything they get.
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    TV Shows

    unsolved..... was great... so was drug lords
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    Let's talk Hematocrit Levels

    great book, sad how it portrays cycling but great book
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    Another doping AGer

    gee's I struggle with people doing this
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    TA Membership

    We use to do branding, but then Ken Bonham and Andrew Hamilton left TA, which meant old school was dead with the "new" generation coming through. Hard to believe its gone from branding irons to nothing in less then a decade. And yes, I appreciate not everybody is into branding even though plenty say they are old school....lol.
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    TV Shows

    Been back on a few planes lately. Enjoyed "ozark", amazed at "the defiant ones" - simply amazing lives, half way through "drug lords" and just downloaded "unsolved". I note a new season last chance U is coming, mind you season two wasnt near as good as season 1.
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    Terenzo Bozzone hit by a truck

    nõt good, hope heals quick and well.
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    TA Membership time

    Im just takin the piss, if I had the answer I'd tell them. Compulsory membership was always going to take the sport backwards and we are seeing that now as the peripheral that joined clubs and came in and out from the sport has diminished greatly. Fully accept the one off hit compulsory gave but you cant force growth, it has to be organic. The real issue is the value proposition, and there was some great work done re early entry when races sold out, but they dont now due to that compulsory model killing that peripheral, it just stopped the gateway into the sport. I hope they have the foresight to remove it and adapt to the market, then grow that value proposition. It is ok to change direction when you have data about membership numbers proving the direction is wrong...likes on social media is very different to people joining and supporting the sport. My view is my own and nobody else's and appreciate others have different views, but with an increasing population in this country and declining membership year on year, something is wrong. You cant achieve a different outcome doing the same old.... I'd undo compulsory and develop the value of membership and insurance isn't that.
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    gees i enjoyed that shoot out
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    TA Membership time

    54% who hoo.... well done everyone. Three cheers for Trannies and getting TA over the line, no going back to 49% now. Great job people. Really proud of you all, even the 46%. Just terrific what we can do when we dream and believe.
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    TA being sued for race crash

    so just like Kurnell, hard core, not for women, tell your grand children stuff.....lol
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    TA being sued for race crash

    If they are on wheels, the sport would have to have the same drafting rules for the paras as they do for the bike. Lawyers will eat this if it is same, same but different. Guess the sport has to argue drafting isn't about safety but to prevent advantage in terms of result. Fascinating case, dont agree with taking legal as you enter but people do it. Each to their own I guess.
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    Plastic bag ban.....

    when I was little supermarkets had paper bags, crazy shit. and jewel in the capital, had an area where you went grabbed boxes and put your shit in them on benches.