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About Mudgee

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  1. Im about to push the button on a tri suit from tri-shop24.de but the thread has me a bit concerned! Anyone have experience with that site? Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  2. Dakar rally! Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk
  3. Updated forecast 26, mostly sunny, light winds. Looking forward to it, especially the run around the lake. Don't think i'll be in contention for WC qualification. Don't you need to be in the top couple in AG to get a spot?
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    No medication or illness, had competed in a duathlon (10/40/5) the weekend before and pulled up fine. I had changed my running form slightly about 5 weeks before which put much more emphasis on my calves. I think that might have been the cause in my case. But really just wondering if there is anyone that's been in the same situation and the road back to normal training + racing without ongoing concerns. Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk
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    I certainly had to google it once my doctor told me I had it - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhabdomyolysis Just wondering if anyone who has had experience with Rhabdo could help shed some light on receovery, future considerations etc. Background; 3 years training for and competing in OD + 70.3 events, mid to front of pack. Consistent training regime between 8-12 hrs/wk. 2 weeks ago I ran the city to bay here in Adelaide, pulled up quite sore - more than expected. Over the next 2-3 days muscle soreness (felt exactly like DOMS) seemed to spread over the rest of my body to hips then shoulders, arms and hands until by the Wednesday I was struggling to grip my pen to write properly, couldn't train and so went to the Doc. Diagnosed with a mild case of Rhabdo as I has no other symptoms. Blood tests, Creatine kinase (CK) levels were 700 on the Wednesday, 3500 the following Saturday and 800 Wednesday just gone. On Doctors orders no activity at all until CK levels are in the normal range (less than 100?). Afer reading what Rhabdo is and consdiering the city to bay was 50 mins where my next event is a long course 2/80/20 I'm concerned. I've asked my GP heaps of questions but I don't think he can answer from a sporting point of view and I don't don't know where else to go. So I thought i'd come to the forum for help. Anyone had experience with this? How likely is it to happen again? Once my CK levels return to normal can I just get straight back into it? I don't want to mess around with this because from what I've read it can get very serious.
  6. I use Strava and Garmin Connect. Mostly Strava now because a lot more people seem to use it and you can't seem to add connections on Garmin unless you know their username. Using Sportablet (garmin uploader) for Andriod phones you can upload activities easily and then chose to send it to Garmin Connect, Strava, Training peaks and a few others. So I record all my training in all 3 areas and upload it. Then use Strava to review my training diary/hours and keep an eye on what others are doing. I like the functionality and that it is easy, I haven't used training peaks or Golden cheata but I wouldn't mind being able to get more out of the data I put in. I'll be interested to hear what others have to say.
  7. Still doing better than SA, we've got one club organised 2/80/20 a few hours drive from Adelaide. Plenty of room for some more Long Course over here!
  8. Trainerroad raver here, I'm one of those that need all my training planned out towards a specific goal and I do 90% of my Bike sessions indoors + I don't have a power meter. Trainerroad ticks all the boxes to keep it interesting (bearable), it means I get structured sessions and I can train with virtual power. Also I can still watch movies/TV series just have to keep an eye on the power numbers to make sure your not slackening off. I had an early off season so currently doing Mid Volume Base 1,2,3 then Mid vol Sustained Power Build then Half distance tri. That will get me to Mid november. Started with Trainerroad August last year and improved massively. Looking forward to next season!
  9. Reading through the replies its amazing how similar it is to what my thinking has been over the last couple of months. Fuji, felt, cervelo, BMC, Giant, Scott, Cannondale, Specialized. New or second hand, cheap with upgraded wheels or more expensive with no race wheels. Just when you think you've decided another option comes up. In the end I went with the cheaper option from the closest bike shop to my house. It's going to put me in the correct riding position and is a decent bike for the price. Aiming to complete an Ironman in the next 18 mths - 2 yrs so it will do the job for that. If I continue in the full distance and get faster then it will be time for an upgrade anyway. Thanks again for all the replies.
  10. Thanks Gizmo, that's what I needed to hear. Just have to keep reminding myself that any upgrade will be better than my 10 year old second hand Diamond back racing trashed road bike with clip-ons. It's not like I'm front of pack so the real difference is the look and $1000 bucks, nothing else. I think it's decided
  11. Thanks for all the replies, it's really appreciated. I don't know if I can justify the extra grand for the Fuji. You're right Goughy Felt do have a huge range and Fuji have just revamped their model. Head says B16, heart says Fuji. But that's probably only cause Fuji's is a 'newer' design and probably more unique (at the moment), I tend to get caught up in those things.
  12. Transitions will decide, these are what I've narrowed it down to. I know there are plenty of other options out there but I'm over looking at all those and am ready to buy. I know both these bikes will be suitable for me fit wise. B16 pros: Cheaper Tried and tested Room in budget for upgrades Cons: Arguably not as good looking Now old design Fuji NS 2.3 Pros New model Looks good Cons New model - no info around on it yet Less room in budget for upgrades
  13. Thanks for all the replies guys really appreciate it. After reading through and speaking to some of the guys mentioned above it seems as though the best bet is to buy a bike in the frame size that fits then tune it in. I am about to buy the new Fuji I think, because I can get it for $3k and then get some wheels; http://australia.fujibikes.com/bike/details/norcom-straight-23 Unless there are reasons why I shouldn't? I worries me that it's new and there's not a lot of comment about it. The only other one I'm seriously looking at it the Felt B16 cause it's cheap and well regarded for the price. I'll just have trouble finding one cause I think the new felt's come out towards the end of the year.
  14. Hi All, After a couple months of wandering around through the local bike shops I've decided to ask for some help and direction from Transitions members based in South Australia. Every bike shop I go into seems to have limited knowledge about TT/Tri bikes and I'm looking for advice on who I should be going to see. A bit of background - I've been involved in the last couple of years, mostly sprint and olympic distance. Towards the end of this year and next year I'm stepping up to HIM's with the goal to competing in the full distance end of 2014. I've been using my second hand roadie with clip-on bars and need an upgrade. But I figure that if I'm going to upgrade I may as well get a tri-specific bike as the roadie will still be ok for weekend training, group rides etc. This is where I start running into problems; I understand it's all about 'the bike that fits' - So where can I go in Adelaide for independent advice and even bike recommendations based on my measurements? I don't want to go somewhere that only deals in 2 brands etc but do want to see someone with TT fit experience and that can point me in the right direction in terms of which bike. I feel limited with what choices I have in terms of access to someone who knows a lot about TT bikes across all brands. Who is out there in Adelaide I can talk to? I even went to a place with 'Road, Track & Triathlon Direct' but they didn't seem to have much in the way of TT bikes either. Hence I'm feeling a bit lost. I have a budget of $3K for the bike and hoping to get a deal on some wheels to bring it to just under $4K. I know that's still at the lower end but that's where I'm at. So far for some reason I keep coming across Fuji's - an old D6 2.0 heavily discounted but my size (I think) and the new Norcom Straight 2.3. But I'm wary because there is not much chat around yet about the new ones and I don't want to get something that turns out to be a dud. From what I can gather there are better options out there that the old D6 as well. I was also looking at the felts but they are sold out of last years and haven't released anything yet. Should I be waiting for the 2014 bikes? I don't really want to buy other than from the LBS, unless I'm absolutely certain it's the right bike etc. I consider myself to be fairly average in terms of measurements, I'm 182cm and don't have an exceptionally long torso or exceptionally long legs etc. This is a long term decision for me and I'm trying to gather as much info as possible, just finding it hard in Adelaide for some reason and I'm thinking I'm not talking to the right people. Thanks!
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