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About toolex

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  • Year of first Tri race?
    1996

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  1. Thanks for all the info and advice in this topic. I'm doing some of my own numbers before I get quotes. One thing I'm not sure about is actual physical size of panels to work out how many I could fit on each roof segment. Of course I'm sure it varies a bit between manufacturers, but one random website said about 2.0m x 1.0m for a 300w panel. Does that seem reasonable? Thanks!
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    Swimming World Champs

    One article said Ledcky's last 50 was the slowest of any of the 8 in the final, Surely she must have blown up and didn't make a tactical error.
  3. any suggestions on who to replace him with? I'm not in the transitions league... not that you'd have to worry about my score if I was :-)
  4. Artarmon Reserve has a paved path around the outside - it's not a perfect oval or anything though
  5. I think their system is set up such that you can't get two official results on the same day EXCEPT on new year's day
  6. 2014 I spewed four times in the swim. Not sure if it was the wave motion or swallowing a few mouthfuls in the chop. (Not complaing or looking for kudos - just reminded me of good times :-)) That year it looked really bad on the Saturday but calmed a bit for Sunday; hopefuly it improves a bit this year too. Good luck for the race!
  7. toolex

    Dave and crowie

    You can go to https://y2mate.com/youtube-to-mp3/ and enter the link to the video you want to download as an mp3. For example, for the first video of the two above, it's https://y2mate.com/youtube-to-mp3/VchT2VTMMgQ Then just click the green download button.
  8. Born at 34 + 1 because one was hogging the placenta. 2.5kg and 1.75kg but the same length, so the smaller one is a scrawny little guy. Hanging out in neonatal for a few weeks while they develop/improve their sucking instinct and muscles. Wife is now learning what it's like to get up early after years of sleeping in :-)
  9. Congrats. Mine were born last week monday. During our fortnightly scans the doctor was giving me the percentage chance they'd still be on the inside by the time Port came around. Made it by 2 weeks 🙂 Partner was interested for a while and did a few sprints and an OD, but has lost interest in training. She is still willing to talk about it if I want to, and comes to all races (with the most recent an exception). Training while she was pregnant worked well - she was happy to sleep in and get up at the same time I was getting back from a long ride or run.
  10. I do have some clip ons already, but if you think the matching pair should stay together :-) Feel like I'm taking advantage though and there might be others out there who need/want them more.
  11. I'd love the base bar - happy to pay more than just postage though!
  12. We tried to look up how long the filming of the whole series took, but couldn't find any info. I'm pretty sure the 28 hour last build would have been over at least three days. I think the right team won.
  13. toolex

    Port - Race Day

    Agree with others - swim was fast, but I measured 3850. Was expecting 1:15, did 1:07. Bike was OK first lap - slower going south than planned, but more than made up for it northbound. Second lap not so much - pace dropped even more, and couldn't make up for it on the way home. Measured 179.3 but not complaining. Saw a guy crash on the FIRST CORNER - that would suck. Borrowed some 90mm wheels but regretted not being able to spend more time with them, because it did feel a bit dodgy when gusts hit between breaks in trees. Happy with the run - stuck to a scheduled run/walk strategy which I think made it easier physically and mentally. Some really dark bits on the way out to Settlement Point - I think they had a few generator/lighting issues. Happy with my time overall. 12:19. My only other IM was 12:17 so happy to be consistent considering 5 years of ageing 🙂
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    Port 2019

    Any last minute tips for preparing a bike to sit out in the rain for 12+ hours? Extra application of chain lube?
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