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  1. toolex

    Advice for first 70.3

    Dangerous? I definitely see more near misses at the mount line with people trying to get their feet into shoes than I have seen near misses due to running through transition with shoes on. Maybe that's because I'm up the back with others who can't swim or do other things good too.
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    Advice for first 70.3

    Yep. Speedplay pedals.
  3. toolex

    Advice for first 70.3

    I never go without socks on the bike or run - and unless you think 10 seconds will make the difference between the podium or not you can take off your bike ones and put a new pair on for the run. I think it makes a big difference, but maybe I've just got wussy feet.
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    Anyone replaced Garmin Forerunner battery

    Yep I've opened a Forerunner 10 and taken out the battery. Easy to do. Be aware that there are two tiny springs connecting the main board to the peizo speaker on the back of the case. The springs are not connected at eaither end, but sitting in two small holes in the main board support frame. I think if you lost them you would only lose the beeps though.
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    Running Songs Recommendations

    For me it's Third Eye Blind - Semi-Charmed Life. Something about that song gets me going right from the first few beats. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beINamVRGy4
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    Port 2019

    Crap you made my heart miss a beat before I read the second sentence...
  7. toolex

    How long have you been doing tri's for?

    My aunt and uncle got me into triathlon by asking me to do the run leg as part of a team. The first race we did was one of the Pier 1 races with transition under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. That must have been early 1990s. The first race I did all by myself was a shorter-than-sprint in Heffron Park. It was a 400m pool swim, ducking under the lane ropes at each end. Again early to mid 1990s. I was searching for a picture of me from that first race, but couldn't find it. Came across these pics (terrible quality I know - I was a teen with a simple film camera) I took at Forster. I'm not sure what year - I would guess 1995, 96 or 97. The one of Lori Bowden might not be from the same year as the others - it's on a different photo paper (maybe the developer just changed paper halfway through my job).
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    Port 2019

    Not entered yet because I'm a commitment-phobe, but I hope to be there for the full.
  9. toolex

    Anti Fog Solution (For Goggles)

    One drop of baby shampoo on finger, rub over the inside of both lenses. Costs like $5 for 10 lifetimes worth.
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    Nike Zoom VapourFly do make you run faster

    "Shuffling" at 4:30/km seems pretty good to me!
  11. toolex

    WTB - Left speedplay pedal

    Just looking for anything in the bog standard Zero range. Was resigned to buying a new pair, just seemed wasteful to chuck out one perfectly good pedal for the want of it's partner :-)
  12. toolex

    WTB - Left speedplay pedal

    Did you lose or break your right speedplay zero pedal, leaving a perfectly good left pedal? Did you think (like I do for my right pedal) "why would I throw out this perfectly good left pedal?" Are you willing to part with that orphaned perfectly good left pedal for cash? If so, let me know...
  13. toolex

    Garmin 935 $399 at rebel - good value?

    Love this watch. They recently upgraded the firmware so now activities from all garmin devices appear in your watch in the history - e.g. record a bike ride on an edge bike computer, upload it, sync the watch and now the ride appears as an activity. Makes the "weekly active minutes", and training load/recovery more accurate (it used to only take into account activities recorded on the watch itself).
  14. toolex

    Is triathlon dead in Sydney?

    Thanks for the background info. It's really good to know why decisions were made.
  15. toolex

    Kona Race Day Discussion

    Getting pretty dusty in here right now...