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    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!
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    Is triathlon dead in Sydney?

    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/
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    ITU Worlds - the new thread

    I searched and the first fit was for a game called "Idle heroes". Coincidence?
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    Woolongong Tri - 18 March

    Top of 39 degrees. Fook.
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    Stages Power Meter

    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.
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    Stages Power Meter

    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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    9 weeks till Ironman Australia

    Port number 4 for me. Chasing sub 10. Over it. I need a looooong break after this one.
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    Why make it harder?

    My coach removes the shovel.
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    Coffs Harbour riding

    Hey guys. I'm driving up tomorrow and keen to meet up Sat morning for a ride. Let me know what the details are.
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    Coffs Harbour riding

    Thanks. Appreciate it!
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    Coffs Harbour riding

    Thanks mate! Will hit you up closer to the time. For info, coach has put 5 hours in the training plan on Sat 5th. The day before the race
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    Coffs Harbour riding

    Hi all, I'm headed up to Coffs for the Olympic tri in March, but as its not an A race and I'm in ironman training mode, I need to do a long ride that weekend too. Does anyone have any information on a good 120-130km cycle route up there? Cheers
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    I think a few 30-39 green hats went off with the under 30s green hats.
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    Bike insurance

    CycleCover will cover all your bikes for racing and travelling, theft from racks etc. with no limit and no need to declare them individually. They can also do your home contents as well. Never had to claim but pretty happy with the level of cover for the cost.
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    most patronising thing said

    Doing my run off the bike up at Terrey Hills and a mate rides past yelling "walker left". What and ass hat.