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BNothling last won the day on August 13

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  • Birthday 20/05/1988

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  1. The cranks don't turn themselves over. It's all accumulated fatigue in the legs.
  2. Aw man! After winning the championship for my age group last season, I had "2018/19 Queensland Triathlon Champion" added to my business card at work and had it added to my triathlon suit.
  3. The local Queensland Triathlon Series held around SEQ has died off a little bit, but my only reference point is the season before last when everyone was trying to qualify for the GC world champs. The numbers are still decent, but it's not as busy in some of the AGs, and I also feel like the depth of field isn't quite there. At least in my age group of M30-34.
  4. Just to throw another name in the mix, I've been running TokyoWheels for the past 18 months and they're brilliant. The wheels are cheap, they stand behind their product with the guarantees and I haven't had any problems with them at all.
  5. My twins were born on the 10th of June this year, with my next big race being the Sunshine Coast 70.3 (08/09). I was training about 10-12 hours per week right up until they were born. I was actually on the bike when my wife went into labour and came home early on instinct to find her recommending that we finish anything that we needed to do last minute, but that's a whole other story. The girls spent 4 days in hospital initially, in which I actually was on a deload week so I went for a few small jogs and did an hour or so on the trainer when I was at home doing washing and bringing back clean clothes to the hospital for the both of us. After that, the girls came home for 3 days and pretty much all training stopped which was fine with me. They were then admitted back into the NICU for 2 weeks and my wife and I were coming home at night time. I went back to do workouts on Zwift and small running workouts that were higher in intensity to make the most of my time. Once they came home again we had the understanding that I could do what I wanted, as long as I was around to help put the girls to bed and spend an hour with them in the morning to give my wife time to have breakfast and a shower and become a human. That continued right through until the 70.3 when I ran a 5:29:37 and really enjoyed the day and the experience. Since then, I have completely shut down the 'triathlon' training per se and now run on the treadmill once per week and do my local ParkRun on Saturday. I time a Sunday Zwift ride when they go down for their big nap and I do bits and pieces on Zwift at night time once they go to bed. I'm not swimming any more and will be doing the cycling thing for the time being because I can manage that at home. I'll race the TCE in March as a team cyclist and I'm very OK with that. I'll also do a few more TT races when I can because that was next level fun. I'm incredibly grateful and lucky because I can still train and exercise for fun, earn enough to contribute to my family (wife is still on maternity leave until May 2020), and I get to spend time with my girls in the mornings and at night time before and after work. I'll still race the local Cleveland QTS races because they are short enough that I don't need to specifically train for them, and they're 20 minutes up the road from me, but other than that, I'm there for my wife and family as much as I need to be. My training and exercise only happens after everything needs to be done around the house such as meal prep, baby clothes washing, bottle prep etc etc. I limit my sessions to 60 minutes so I'm usually done by 8 so I have around 90 minutes to spend time with the wife before bed every night as well which keeps her happy. I feel like I've found that balance, but at the sacrifice of the 70.3/140.6 dream, but I'm OK with that. Those races will always be there but my girls will only be screaming, permanently awake, constantly hungry, temperamental demon spawn in cute dresses for a short period of time
  6. From memory it's one of the most addictive substances on the planet. In terms of the addiction itself and the number of people with a caffeine addiction.
  7. He seems like the sort of dude to do that just to amuse himself too. Just burn past someone at 50kmh with a gentle pat on the butt and a comment about a rubbing brake caliper.
  8. We had a bit of a play with caffeine at uni but it was centred more around the vasodilation, rather than bronchodilation. Here is a review from 2001 that I found quickly that looked at a few different studies: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11687099 It appears that it does have an effect, although one of the studies found that it wasn't as effective as theophylline (aka Uniphyl and Theochron).
  9. As someone that wears a size 16/17 4E shoe, I often have my ear to the ground for anything. My MIL is also a podiatrist so she has inside industry knowledge. She told me that Hoka are bringing out a much larger size range around the middle of next year, and I also had a chat to the Hoka guys at the Sunshine Coast and they confirmed the same. He said to come back to then stand next year and they will more than likely have something that will fit me. I know that doesn't help you right now, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.
  10. I've known Dean and Donna for quite a few years now and some of the stuff that he's done and continues to do is incredible. They were half of the reason that I got on a push bike in the first place and we built my first roadie in his garage, with him doing most of the work entirely by feel. It was nuts. It was awesome to see you guys out and about on the course and you guys should both be incredibly proud of what you've achieved. Doing one of those tied to a guy who can't see is bad enough, but being tied to Dean for 5:20 is a whole other kettle of fish!
  11. BNothling

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    I hope Shimano aren't changing their line. I wear a 52 Wide and they are the only ones I can get.
  12. That was my biggest moment too. Came over the top, tucked in and down behind the aerobars and crouched low. Caught a crosswind and had a bit of a wobble. Grabbed the top tube with my knees, kept weight back and caught it. Wasn't a huge moment but enough to make pay a lot more attention.
  13. Makes you wonder how much indoor training apps play a part too...
  14. There didn't appear to be much of it going on yesterday. It makes you wonder if with the wind the way it was, people were so scared/unconfident/uncomfortable that they were just 100% focused on their own riding and weren't dedicating any energy to things like that?
  15. I hope that was all. I glanced over quite late as I was passing someone but it didn't look great. He had a moto with him though and by the time that I looped back there was an ambulance parked in the centre of the road and he had been loaded into the back.
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