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  1. bRace

    Karl Stefanovic backs us

    Cool thanks, thought it might be something like that. Mustn't have had enough brushes with the law in my youth.
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    Karl Stefanovic backs us

    Sorry, maybe just vagueness on my part, but what is LAC?
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    Karl Stefanovic backs us

    Descend as fast as possible within my skill level and appropriate to weather, road condition, traffic, likelihood of wildlife. Never race the lights. Only go through orange if shielded by a vehicle doing the same. Hypervigilant with parked cars and give >door width. Never take pics riding. Not self absorbed enough to take the risk.
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    Karl Stefanovic backs us

    I'd prefer to not pay rego, but if that was the rule I would be happy to do so.... especially if it shuts down that part of the argument.
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    Karl Stefanovic backs us

    I have mixed thoughts. I'm glad a reasonably high profile media person is publicly on-side, but I still think Karl is a bit of a knob. Anyway, I'll take the positive, public support. I happened to also see Mark Beretta also providing public support and explaining good cycling practice to his (ignorant) colleagues on Sunrise. It was a good effort in the face of three idiots. With all of these arguments I never quite understand how non-cyclists seem to think that cyclists (or at least the majority of them) don't pay car/truck/motorbike/trailer/etc rego and actually have licences. Everyone has the same rules and permission to ride a bike on the road, but if non-cyclists choose not to, then don't begrudge those who choose to. I've also never heard a strategy for getting all the mums and dads to pay for rego and licences for their kiddies riding on the road.
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    Power meters

    Stages, single side. Happy enough with it when it's working. Unfortunately battery is running flat after about a month or so, despite really low usage (ie couple of hundred km only). Haven't investigated the reason yet due lack of time, but warranty claim might be coming up.
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    Flu shot

    My work pays for me and my family to get it, so it's good insurance for them. I've been getting it for the past few years. Last time I had the flu was about 10yrs ago. My local pharmacy does the injections now, so it's all too easy for me.
  8. Toowong bus depot to Riverview return (via Western FWY bikepath and Ipswich MWY bikepaths and service roads) is 56km. Add bus depot to Coro Dve and Milton and you'll be about 70.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Training Peaks, ATL, CTL,TSB & ABC

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

    Strava Premium has a lesser version. It's ok but has some flaws.