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  1. Hey roxii. Can you review the new fly6?

    is Willie's website up and running? Last I read (a while back) there were issues, but I might have missed it being sorted. My Fly6 (vers2) just died, so I'm on the lookout.
  2. Height & weight

    190cm and 85kg. Weight doesn't change much, probably just ratio of muscle and fat deoending on amount of training and chocolate and beers and flat whites. I've always been naturally skinny, but now in my 40's I'm a bit softer around my mid section. Heaviest I've been was 92kg as a gym junkie 20yr old wanting to bulk up.
  3. Trannies Strava Page

    I don't use Zwift etc, but ride with my garmin and HRM. That logs the time and then I just add a rough number of k's based on effort & time. At least that keeps k's ticking over towards yearly totals etc. That said, I don't use my trainer much so I don't stress a lot about how accurate my estimate is.
  4. Marathon times

    It might be a bit odd if the people in your group are really competitive in the social rides, i.e. trying to drop the group up the hills or collecting Strava segments, etc. Otherwise, there are plenty out there just doing it to keep fit and/or the social aspect, but maybe don't enjoy maxing themselves out in races.
  5. Marathon times

    Good points. The choice of events, access to locations, and general awareness of them (i.e. social media, etc) has opened the fields up, especially to some who may not have been interested previously or thought they may not be able to do it. I think this is great and may be one of society's best hopes in the face of increasing obesity/health issues in the community. A side consequence may be that average times in some events are slower, but who cares. There'll always be those who are very serious about it and strive for wins/PBs etc, which is great for them, but others run/ride/whatever for their own reasons. I agree re technology. I'd be pretty active even without it, but I know there are plenty of days when seeing on Strava that my mates have trained has helped get me out the door when I've been lacking some motivation. I think the pointy end is still pointy. Others still have a 'performance focus', but you may be right in that it's shared across other events etc. As an example, I'll probably run Gold Coast marathon this year and will set a goal of around 3.30 (maybe 3.20 if training goes OK), which for me will be reasonable given my 3-4 month prep. If marathons were my main focus and I trained year in year out for them maybe I could run sub-3 by now, but I'll never know because I won't ever do it. I like the variety of different distance running, tri, and riding events and adjust my training to suit whatever interests me at the time.
  6. Training Peaks, ATL, CTL,TSB & ABC

    Where is Garmin doing it? Garminconnect or elsewhere?
  7. Training Peaks, ATL, CTL,TSB & ABC

    Strava Premium has a lesser version. It's ok but has some flaws.
  8. Training Peaks, ATL, CTL,TSB & ABC

    Slightly off topic, but could TP users tell me if those scores change retrospectively if HR zones, FTP, etc are updated. I keep a casual eye on the Strava Fitness & Freshness graph to help gauge race prep etc. It's biggest flaw is that if HR zones or FTP are adjusted, then all historical data is changed based on the current FTP etc. I assume this doesn't happen on TP??
  9. Trannies Strava Page

    Yes, you're right, it only counts the moving/swimming time, not the rest intervals. The swim time is accurate as far as i know. I was just joking about being short changed, because I like to include the bits when I'm recovering (i.e. lolling about at the end of the pool), rather than face the harsh reality of the short time I actually swam for.
  10. Trannies Strava Page

    Yep, that's my experience too. Strava short changes me for duration. Annoying because I'm only swimming about 30mins and then goes on strava at an even more shameful 24 or so mins.
  11. Who's trying to qualify for itu worlds?

    GC canals which empty into the Broadwater are full of them. I figure I'm not the fastest or slowest swimmer, so I'll be in the pack and safe. Safety in numbers
  12. Trannies Strava Page

    You can 'flag' them if you think the times are BS. Might be just dodgy GPS tracking in the water.
  13. Driver fined for throwing drink at Cyclist

    No need to pull over. I've reported heapsof cigarette butt litterers through EPA website. Especially during dry/bushfire times. I trust (maybe naively) that they get fined.
  14. So froome is a drug cheat

    In Froome's case it clearly wasn't fior the muscle mass benefits
  15. Who's trying to qualify for itu worlds?

    Definitely TT. Fast, flat straights make up for the u-turns. Roundabout can be taken at speed as well. OD weekend at Robina has been less congested using the 8km loop compared to the normal sprint done on the 5km loop, in my experience. Maybe I was just lucky. The bad congestion is in the coffee and dunny queues.