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About Paretojack

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  1. Bear in mind that kids as young as yours may not be doing much in the way of extra curricular activities. As they get older and start with footy, basketball, basket weaving or whatever you’ll probably want to be around for these. I used to run to the kids basketball games and ,run boundary for football. At least got some km in legs. The longer the event the more inventive you’ll need to be.
  2. Got told I rolled too much in the water when I was 7 years old and that I needed to breath in both sides. Bilateral breather every third stroke for 40+ years now and comfy breathing either side.
  3. Radelaide- dry weather, quiet roads with respectful drivers, trails in hills and along beach, good pools.
  4. Took wheel to LBS where they spoke in a hushed, reverential tone about “The Wheel Builder” who they regard as a Zen Master. Received a call from him yesterday. He’s going to rebuild wheel, replace aluminium nipples with brass and retension. Remainder of hardware felt to be OK. Fingers crossed.
  5. Hey, I'm beginning to bust a few spokes on these wheels. The nipples are breaking off at the rim. Rims and brake surface seem fine. They are 3 years old, have about 6000km on them and carry around a svelte 90kg rider. I'd prefer not to have tp buy another set of wheels, but is this the kind of lifetime I can expect?
  6. Hi all, Pranged my bike a week ago. Initially thought only my ego was hurt but I still have a shoulder that is sore and droopy. Guess it’s time to see a medical professional. 😪 Any recommendations in eastern suburbs. Mitcham or Macleod. Cheers Jack
  7. I recently put a 32T rear cog on a TCR with standard Ultegra cage, but with the mid-compact chainrings. Wound the B sceww in and Have had no issues, although I’m mindful not to run big rear cog and large chainring.
  8. Watching the live feed at the moment. Team Ireland ought to ask for a refund from the kit designer. Looks like Kermit racing in speedos.
  9. I’m the eternal optimist and still believe I have a sub 13:00 in me. But history proves otherwise. Done 4, all over 13. Lack of consistent training usually the killer. Last IM Was Cairns 2016, dumb pacing (gees I feel great, let’s lift the pace) on run meant I walked a LOT and turned a likely PB into my slowest yet.
  10. Guilty or not, the timing is piss poor a week out from the race start. It’s not like this has snuck up on them from left field.
  11. I’ve been in Brookes Adrenalin for a decade. Not getting injured so sticking with them. If I had to change would be a PITA but I might use something like this to point me in the right direction. I don’t do the mileage to need to get a new pair often, so it’s always a well thought out exercise. Kinda like voting, I go in with an open mind but usually come out with the same result.
  12. I had it a number of years ago. No real issues now. Did a lot of strengthening and stretching, lots calf raises. Continue to do these daily after riding or running. Losing a few kg helped reduce the load on it as well, although I’m hardly a lightweight.
  13. Yep, tried to order a bag but when I got to the checkout I was told it couldn’t be delivered to Aust. This was from one of the many emails I get from them promoting stuff. Sent of a complaint but was surprised not to get a response 😄
  14. For the uninitiated, where do you see the difference in technique when riding them?
  15. Mrs Pareto saw a massive shark there years ago when we were on the ferry. Then again, she was afraid of getting seasick and had taken Quells. Mucked it up dose tho and took 4 in an hour instead of one every 4 hours. Got a bit trippy, thought the giant shark was gonna capsize the ferry I reckon I'll be in on this. Ripper location, good for a holiday afterwards and affordable. Sent from my GT-I9507 using Tapatalk
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