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  1. toolex

    Swimming pools near Coogee

    Well there is Wiley's Baths right in Coogee... https://wylies.com.au/
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    Fixing a leaky shower

    We've got an older bathroom. We - and a plumber, and a shower seal expert - think there is at least two hairline cracks somewhere in the grout between the bath and wall letting water leak through. We want to do a "permanent temporary" fix, with a view to a full bathroom re-do in 5-ish years. The existing grout between wall and bath is about 7mm wide. Options being considered - - Leave existing grout, apply shower sealing compound ("shower plug"), apply a fillet of caulk - Remove existing grout, put in new grout, apply sealing compound, apply a fillet of caulk - Remove existing grout, apply a fillet of caulk Any opinions? Any other suggested course of action? Thanks!
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    The Photo Thread

    Since we're posting photos of whale sharks... This was on Nigaloo Reef just off Exmouth in WA. Definitely one of the best places I've been in Australia.
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    Russell Returns

    Yep we commented on the voice too - wonder why they changed it...
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    Sharks vs Broncos

    Jeez as a Tigers supporter... this sucks. Just when we thought we might have a bit of stability... So much for "On the bus" Anyways here's hoping Cleary stays. Though in rugby league there is NEVER smoke without fire.
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    Tracing a cheque

    There actually is an electronic way now, but yeah we ended up opening an account at a credit union specifically because they offered a free cheque book. It only had one cheque used and then the account closed... I really wanted to make up a large novelty cheque though. I doubt I'm ever going to win one, so I figured handing one over would be the next best thing...
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    Beginner rider - Alloy or carbon?

    If you think you are going to upgrade in a year or two anyways, just go carbon now. Only go aluminium if you are not sure cycling will be a long term thing and therefore don't want to commit the money now.
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    Ironman Frankfurt - LIVE NOW

    How about T2! Totally empty tent, and Frodeno sits RIGHT up next to Amberger. Massive head games 🙂
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    2018 Hall of Fame Inductees.

    Bowden and Reid were previously married...
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    Fastest Ironman branded race

    Course ratings for overall and each leg: https://www.trirating.com/course-ratings/ A negative value means slower than "expected", positive faster.
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    Podcasts - What's everyone listening to?

    I went - it was good! I think Anna drank at least three glasses of wine while on stage. I'm glad they did about 45 minutes of other stuff besides the podcast - made it a bit better value.
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    Road bike v Time trial bike

    Not a comment on which one is "better", but at 2018 Port Mac 70.3 I would estimate between a quarter and a third of all the bikes were road bikes - so even at a relatively big race like that you won't stand out from the crowd too much on a road bike.
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    Port - Right Here, Right Now

    2.105 90.49 21.69 During the run I thought my watch was pretty close (within 25m) at the various KM markers on the course (not that I'm saying they are perfectly accurate)... it ticked over 21km on the Buller St footbridge which was clearly more than 100m from the finish line...
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    9 weeks till Ironman Australia

    Athlete's Guide says the 70.3 run is 21.7km... making up for the short course in Texas maybe... Also the run map is slightly confusing... coming out of transition it has the pointing arrow the wrong way (back into transition), and turning left to go against the flow... Yes I'm being picky :-)
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    Port 2018 - Who’s racing?

    Full  Race no.  Trannie name Name AG  19106 IronmanFoz Andrew Foster M50 - 54 558 The New Guy Nick Hall  M35 - 39   245 Blobby Stephen White M50 - 54  14266 Dave T David Thornton M55 -59 1048 Rory-dognz Richard Houghton M50 - 54 286 Badger77 Staff Hurlston M50-54 694 Trickle Sean Dench M40-44 296 Tall Paul Paul Marshall M45 - 49 12332 noknees Chris Ernst M50 - 54 30-009 Paul Every M50 - 54 231 K3vski Kevin Siah M35-39 985 Youngy2 Gayle Young F50-54 1115 Youngy Tony Young M45-49 17-058 AP Allan Pitman M70-74 70.3 Race no. Trannie name Name AG 2929 Flanman Michael Flanagan 55.59 (Bronze Wanker 😎) 2533 Wombattri Andrew Ritter M40-44 (Silver wanker) 2983 Goodcatch Kevin Dixon M60-64 2589 MissJess Jessica Edwards F40-44 2333 toolex Alex Hill M35-39  Rooting on the Sideline (i.e. watching) Roxii  iFoz (I'll be out there chalking up the run course)  RunBrettRun (will be in T1 change tent till 10am. Presumably men's tent, conceivably women's)