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  1. BenjieB

    What’s this?

    I once threw ice down the front of my tri suit in a race. It all ended up around by balls and for the next 2km I was literally freezing my nuts off. Took my mind off the heat though, so maybe it does work.
  2. Just to put the entry fee in perspective, the Wife's Tri GB entry for the Gold Coast last year was $536. Tri GB annual membership is also only $91.
  3. Analysis indicates that Sweden, Austria, Roth, Copenhagen, Brasil, Barcelona and Tallinn are easier. https://www.trirating.com/course-ratings/
  4. BenjieB

    Big Husky 2019

    I didn't get it either and just entered at full price! Feeling a bit unloved tbh!
  5. I've often thought this might be the way to go. An adult member pays nearly $200 to TA for their annual membership and only $55 of that goes to my club who lay on coaches for three training sessions a week, a club room, a subsidized club champs accommodation and food package, club races, time trials, aquathlons, a junior's program, a Christmas party, an annual awards dinner/dance and numerous other member benefits. TA on the other hand don't seem to give us anything other than third party liability insurance, yet still take nearly 75% of the joining fee. The club is doing the best it can to give value to its members and attract new members on a shoe string budget while TA are driving away members with the scary joining fee. Prospective members love the club vibe and the training sessions we offer, but get scared off when they find out about the cost to join TA. It's a really hard sell.
  6. https://www.roka.com/products/mens-maverick-elite-ii-wetsuit?variant=6803991789615#size-chart
  7. Men’s size Small. Great condition. Only one small nick in the arm as shown. $250 ono. Sydney pickup
  8. Excellent condition. 2nd generation. Perfect working order. $400 ono
  9. Tricked out 54cm Cervelo P2. Complete and ready to race. Very tidy with lots of upgrades and a very and clean and aero cockpit. 1 owner from new. Just add pedals- or for another $50 I can supply with speedplay zero stainless pedals and cleats. Arm pads - profile design FC35 carbon with ceegees pads Base bar – profile design prosvet carbon 40cm - some scrapes on the right hand side (see photo) Stem – tririg sigma X (100mm) Extensions – Profile desing T4 carbon Wheels – TWE 60mm carbon clinchers – 11 speed Tyres – 23mm continental GP4000 SII Cassette – ultegra 11-28 Chain – dura ace 11 speed Bottom bracket - Shimano Dura ace 9000 Crankset – FSA Gossamer compact (50/34) 172.5mm cranks Front Brake – Tririg Omega X Rear Brake – Durac ace 9000 Rear Hydration – xlab delta 300, xlab gorilla cage, xlab aeropouch Front hydration – Profile design BTA cage Brake levers – Profile design carbon levers Shifters – Dura ace 9000 11 speed Front derailleur – ultegra Rear derailleur – Dura ace 9100 short cage Saddle – Dash Stage carbon – I could supply with an ISM Adams Attack that has some cosmetic damage if preferable. $2000 ono. Sydney pickup.
  10. BenjieB

    Busso 2018

    No day spa, but Llewellin's guest house in Margs in my go to. The wife and I love it and will be staying there from Monday after the race. https://www.llewellinsguesthouse.com.au/ Loads of great restaurants in Margs, not to mention the wineries and the hosts are amazing. The breakfasts are out of this world!
  11. Balmoral Triathlon Club still have a race series. There's one on Sunday 2 December and an Aquathlon on 14 December. There's also series of 1km swim time trials (one on Sat 17 November) and a series of 5km run time trials (none in nov/dec though). You can find full details here: http://www.balmoraltriclub.org.au/races/
  12. I searched and the first fit was for a game called "Idle heroes". Coincidence?
  13. Top of 39 degrees. Fook.
  14. Gen 3 is what's coming on the latest version of Shimano cranks. i.e. 9100. The pod looks identical to the Gen 2 thats on the 9000.
  15. I've got a Gen 2 stages after they replaced my Gen1. Basically, the Gen 1 wasn't watertight and riding in the wet caused it to disharge the battery immediately and then refuse to work until it dried out. Gen 2 has been completely trouble free. Worth noting that Stages and Garmin watches like the 910XT and the 920XT have a long standing connectivity issue. Something to do with the strength of the receiver/transmitter - basically makes them unusable together due to constant signal dropouts. Garmin bike computers have no such problem. I can swap my stages from TT bike to Roadie, but don't do it regularly. No problems when I have though. Incidentally, I have a 172.5mm dura ace Gen 2 stages that I'd like to swap for a 165mm one if anyone is up for that? Happy to include the chainset as part of the swap (50/34 rings, but I have a set of 39/53 ones).
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