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  1. Hi Katz. I use the same paddles as bog frog as does our squad. Just had a look they are the Junior ones(White). Good to work on hand placement. I am also a short female.
  2. Hi AJS, just cut and pasted this from another post I had commented on. We went to Roth last year (2016) and unfortunately there was not easy or cheap way to get your bike there or back. We flew Singapore airlines who allow 30kg and managed to get 2 bikes, everything we needed to race and clothes for a 4 week holiday with a kg or 2 to spare. Our problem was we wanted to ship them back which we ended up doing but it cost around $2000 for 2 bikes. Could of almost paid for a friend to come and accompany them back. In hind sight we would have flown in and out of Munich and left them at the airport left luggage. Hope that helped. We used WORLD BAGGAGE. If you can do without your bike for a couple of months you can ship them back, we flew ours which was meant to take a week but was more like 3 weeks with custom etc.
  3. Hi Katz and Turts. What kind of trail shoes do you use. I have a narrow foot and have bought some Saucony Perigrine which are pretty comfortable. My only concern is they don't have a rock plate and Im worried about rocks hitting the bottom of my foot. Wouldn't be a problem but need to back up for 4 days which would be hard with a bruised foot. Thoughts??
  4. If you go with Blue seventy they fit pretty accurate to their sizing chart. They have a lot of different sizes that fit both slim and a little round.
  5. I wear a sleeveless Blue seventy helix. I find that they fit really well and are very flexible.They also have female sizing that suits me. I bought the cheaper version Blue Seventy once and hated it the helix felt like a second skin, this one didn't. If the Blue seventy helix fits you I highly recommend them. You can sometimes find old versions quite cheap online. I wear one that's about 4 years old.
  6. Well done to those going to the worlds. If it makes you feel any better I did the Worlds in Perth many years ago and it was only a couple of hundred $$ cheaper. I also live in Perth so if I got sick I would use my DR and my LBS if there was a problem with my bike. Our uniforms were another couple of hundred and awful frog green and designed for women who were a max of 50kg, which I am not. My kiwi mate paid something like half the price which included her race kit which was a flattering black!!! Anyway the race is just an excuse for a holiday, I hope you have an amazing time .
  7. Awesome.....and terrifying!!!
  8. Hi Lawman. Somehow I have got myself entered for Larapinta this year. (Short Course) I am not a great runner but to tell the truth run, walk, climb repeat suits me better than pounding the pavement. My focus will be getting to the end alive, not getting broken and learning to back up day after day. I have spoken to friends who did it last year but any bits of advice would be gratefully taken on board.
  9. Prizna I'm a Perth girl so don't do cold water but had no problems with a sleeved wet suit rather than my sleeveless. The swim could be rough if the wind is up which it was last year. However it started raining just as we were going to start and the wind dropped from gale force to manageable. The roads are fine, not smooth but not anything to worry about, undulating with a few climbs here and there and one a bit nasty up to the airport near the end of the ride but nothing too major. (I would make sure everything on the bike is tight as there were a few loose bottle holders around). The run is amazing, mostly on trails along the lake and river. Finishes with a longish climb and then down hill trot back into town. The only thing that can be a problem is the weather, it can be windy.....really really windy and being in the mountains it could be cold and wet. (A friend did the Redbull Defiance the other year around the same time and they shorted the run due to snow). It is however an absolutely beautiful place, an honest course and easily accessible from Queenstown. It is also an amazing place to holiday so plan on staying around afterward! Photo is the day after race day (2018) the day before race day was worse but although we had rain, race day was pretty damn good!!
  10. How was it??? I was there last year and we had 4 seasons in one day but the race was still amazing. If I moved across the ditch Wanaka would be my place of choice to live!!!
  11. Lesmack

    Busso 2018

    I hope you are visiting Providore next to MR chocolate factory. You can taste everything. I have spent quite a large amount of time sampling the lemon and passionfruit curd!
  12. Lesmack

    Busso 2018

    FFF as Peter said sounds like everything is going to plan. I did a shorter race last weekend and went through all the same feelings. Have a fab day out there, looks like the weather is going to be perfect. Good luck to everyone racing, I have no idea who any of you are but will cheer if I see anything trannie related.
  13. Hi Katz. If you'r not chasing a specific time have you thought about doing an outfit change. I always wear cycling Knicks for IM, 180kms is hard enough let alone doing it with chaffing bits!! I just change my bottom half. Tri top and bathers bots for swim. Same top and Knicks for bike and same top and tri shorts for the run. I am made for comfort over speed.
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