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    NZ / AUS what am I?

    I was born in NZ and lived there til I turned 6 then my parents moved to Australia, have been here ever since, have Aus citizenship since 1992. I still call myself a kiwi and that will never change, my wife disagrees and thinks I should call myself an Aussie. I disagree obviously. What do you think?
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    Gold Coast Marathon

    3 hr pacer? I've got a mate who i reckon can go a 3 hr, but he thinks more than likely 3:10
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    NZ / AUS what am I?

    yeah ITU is not on my radar, never been interested in that style of racing to be honest. Kids are well informed of where im from etc, and are heavily involved with my family who still remain in NZ, its important for me and my wife that our kids know the whole family story, my daughter is nearly 9 and has been to NZ i think 11 times now. She calls herself a kiwi, but we set her straight and tell her shes Australian, although she is automatically an NZ citizen due to me being born there (I've checked with NZ immigration)
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    NZ / AUS what am I?

    My mum's accent has never changed, my little brother has a kiwi accent i reckon, though others dont think he does, my dad and the other brother type person related to me dont have kiwi accents anymore and mine isn't either. Culturally i reckon you're right Zed, having grown up here, schooled, married etc etc. I just can't / won't accept not being classified as a kiwi, much to my wife's disgust even my current passport is Australian, but this is the last Aussie passport I'll have, as I'm getting older its becoming more important to me to that Im a kiwi and having things like a kiwi passport are what should be done...not that it makes bugger all difference in the grand scheme of things.
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    NZ / AUS what am I?

    Yeah, i thought the same as you when i saw that question, its 70.3 so doesn't matter, if i were to ever try qualify for ITU type stuff it would be for NZ, not out of perception that it would be easier, pretty sure it wouldn't be.
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    NZ / AUS what am I?

    NZ NZ NZ haha this is possible My wife is still carrying on about it this morning, reckons i should have gone back when i turned 18 - i tried, she wouldnt come with me nor would she leave me haha
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    Training solo

    Im a solo trainer, Location dictates that, but I'm not really into people so training with others has never really been high on my agenda (there goes that social awkwardness feeling again) I actually enjoy training solo, sometimes i have my tech, sometimes not (ill never be on top of the trannies strava board)., if its something like big gear grinds on the bike, i wont turn the tech on, if i need to be hitting numbers and i dont have the "feel" for it just yet then I'll turn it on. I can't really comment on aids to help, I just go out and do it, sometimes i suck at the session, sometimes i don't.
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    NZ / AUS what am I?

    Ummm I actually don't follow rugby at all. does that make me neither Aussie or Kiwi
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    NZ / AUS what am I?

    NZ
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    The good news thread

    This sprintcar lives across the road from us and my young fella has been itching to sit in it, he got the chance last weekend ( yes he’s in there if you look closely), all the race car drivers up here in all classes are brilliant and will always ask the kids if the want to hop in, they all hand out stickers and posters to all the kids, it’s a real buzz for the kids
  11. OK, Yesterday my wife just casually came up to me while i was cleaning my MTB and said, did you know the 70.3 worlds are on in Taupo or Perth in 2020? yep i said, how cool, we live in WA and Taupo is my home town, would be nice to go watch, she said why dont you try and qualify. Couldn't actually believe she said that. Anyhow, What needs to be done, I'd love to qualify, sounds like i have her support but I'll have a serious sit down about what needs to be done, but i actually have no idea, can any of you give me an honest appraisal of whats required. Im not going to sit here and say i think i can do it, because ill only get told i dont want it enough. What racing should i look to do Coach required? not just a generic plan? how far do I really need to improve to Q Im not a naturally gifted athlete Asia is cheaper for me to race in if needed to put in a few races before then Would look to Q in an Asian race somewhere probably 35-39 AG Be honest with me
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    What do I need to do - 70.3 worlds 2020

    Cheers mate, I’m sure we’ll catch up at some stage, pretty sure I’ll make my way over to port mac or somewhere to have a race where you’ll be
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    What do I need to do - 70.3 worlds 2020

    He told me hes a full time coach not a part time actor haaha
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    What do I need to do - 70.3 worlds 2020

    Anyhow, To get back on track, I am going to apply myself over the next couple of years and am aiming for qualification at worlds 2020, Im confident i can get there and after doing some sussing out of coaches, i decided to approach Chris H from pb3 coaching and see if he was willing to take on a bit of a basket case like me. To his credit, and he maybe is a bit crazy, he is willing to coach me toward my goal, I've seen some of the results he has made with Hoffy86, Impressive stuff and I cant wait to start. Cheers.
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    What do I need to do - 70.3 worlds 2020

    but he started it Sounds like me at my house last night playing referee between my kids
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    FIFA WC

    They fall over a lot in this game without anyone touching them.
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    What do I need to do - 70.3 worlds 2020

    Thanks Bosco, honestly mate, the thought of seeing if this is even possible was only raised when I initially said to my wife that it would be good to see the worlds being that it will either be here in WA or at my home town of Taupo, it was just a holiday idea, but then she said would I try qualify, that hadn’t even been a thought of mine, but I thought why not have a go and see if it can be done. I’ve come a long way since I started exercising, anyone can have a go right? So why not, I’m only going to better myself and if I’m lucky enough to grab a spot then woohoo for me. My wife and I have had a very good discussion about lots of things this week and have agreed to have a go at this amongst working on other things as a family. I’ve got some good support in my corner to have a solid crack, the worst thing that can happen is I don’t qualify, life goes on and it’s not the be all and end all, but I’ll be the fittest I’ve ever been and we will still go on a holiday as a family afterwards. cheers
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    FFF1077 - Just for you mate

    Stole it - got caught doing burnouts by police, took off, crashed into back of big boat. got in big trouble. the end.
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    2020 70.3 World Championship

    Hahaha i cant even get flights that cheap to Perth and I live in the bloody state
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    2020 70.3 World Championship

    it would be madness to have it in WA in December I agree, Taupo also has the 70.3 in December too, September sounds more realistic unless they want those other events to suffer with lower numbers also. Bit of tinfoil inside the wettie in Taupo to keep warmish. Taupo will win..........hopefully
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    2020 70.3 World Championship

    of course it is, its New Zealand..everything's better in NZ
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    2020 70.3 World Championship

    doesn't matter, the lakes freezing all the time haha
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