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Abby last won the day on March 20 2012

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  1. Abby

    What lifetime do wheels get?

    My wiife's wheelset suddenly broke a couple of spokes at the nipple. Turned out she'd ridden through some deep water (15-20cm deep) when the river had a kingtide and it overflowed onto the bikepath. Looks like the saltwater reacted with the spoke/nipple and it has snapped. Could be your culprit if that's happened to you?
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    Official Parkrun thread.

    After running around 26:30 for what feels like forever, finally ran a new PB at WIshart Parkrun (my 'home' course) of 26:01. Took 7 seconds off my all-time PB (which was run at Minnippi Parkrun, a much flatter & faster course!). Rain shower at the start probably helped cool me off! Now just have to find another 2 seconds to finally go sub-26... :-)
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    Biggest Loser 2018 edition

    Tastes like it's been shat out by a vegan. There is no reward for being virtuous... 😉
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    Biggest Loser 2018 edition

    Finally jagged two (small) weight losses in a row. I think I'm finally starting to work out how much to eat during the day to keep energy up but also lose a little weight. On days I cycle-commute in (20km/just under an hour), have replaced my usual high fibre barleymax cereal & almond milk with a vegan protein shake (brown rice protein & pea protein) - and that seems to have helped my recovery plus also reduced calories. And no, I'm not vegan - I just try and not have too much dairy... 😉 Let's see if I really have got this worked out and can make it 3 weeks in a row... 🙂
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    Gateway motorway bike track to Redcliffe

    Here is an Audax route from the Nundahdrome that delivers you to the start of the Hornibrook Bridge. Gives you a couple of options around Shorncliffe (short way and longer scenic way)... 🙂 https://ridewithgps.com/trips/23776416
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    Biggest Loser 2018 edition

    175cm. 85kg. Big aim for me is the Tour de Brisbane event in April next year. Not to be competitive per se, but just to give it a red hot go and see how well I can do. Goal 2 is to break 25min at Parkrun. I started running again at the start of this year after many years away - figured as a 45yo bloke, just cycling won't cut it for general health. Did 3 months of run/walk (steadily increasing the run and decreasing the walk) to ease into it and prep the body. First all-running 5km in late March was about 32min, and current PB (last week) was 26:08, so all heading in the right direction! So I think the next big thing is to drop my weight down to sub-80kg, and build a regular training habit/base for Tour de Brisbane. So currently aiming (successfully!) at doing either some sort of cycling or running on 5 days of every week. And first step in weight loss will be cutting out the 'incidental snacks' I grab out of habit and see what effect that has. 🙂
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    Equal Pay

    Not sure why people keep talking about relative effort (eg 3 sets vs 5 sets) with respect to prizemoney. Money in professional sport isn't about effort or ability or who deserves more. It's about entertainment. That's it. While the same amount of people tune in to watch Federer as Serena Williams, they'll get paid the same amount. Which is fair.
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    Hey roxii. Can you review the new fly6?

    https://www.bicycles.net.au/2018/06/are-you-ready-to-fly-indepth-review-of-cycliqs-fly12ce-and-fly6ce-integrated-bike-camera-lights/ Pretty good review here... 🙂
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    Gluing cycling shoe sole back on

    Had to do that exact thing recently. I just ducked into BUnnings and bought the cheapest superglue they had (I think it was Bostik brand?), and went crazy with it. Spread superglue all over both surfaces (ie top of detached sole, bottom of shoe body), then put the shoe on and stood in it (rocking around a bit) for 15 minutes to ensure a solid contact bond. Lasted for a month of solid riding until my new shoes turned up from Wiggle. So now I have a spare pair ready to go... :-)
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    Running shorts

    I bought my running shorts from Aldi. $8 each. Really comfortable - mesh sides, zip side pockets. Easily the best shorts I've ever run in. Worth swinging by your local Aldi to see if they have any left in the magic centre aisle of happiness... :-)
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    Test dummies required...

    Hi all, Used my Huma gels 'in anger' for the first time on the weekend, at a cycling event in Stanthorpe QLD. Found them to be really good - taste of the Strawberry (I used two of them) was very jam-like. And no lingering after-taste after washing them down with a gulp of water. While I've never had big problems stomaching gels, these settled perfectly in the tummy. I had a chocolate Gu in-between the two Huma gels, and my tummy noticed it a little - so that's a big tick for the Huma gels. Really looking forward to working my ways through the other flavours... :-)
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    Trannies Strava Page

    Sorry - but figured this was unlikely to ever happen again so am posting for posterity... :-)
  13. Abby

    Test dummies required...

    Hi Willie, Keen to give the gels a try! Will send you a PM... :-)
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    Trannies Strava Page

    Just applied - 'Paul Guarrera'... :-)
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    Photography philosophy

    And what do we actually 'see' anyway? Our eyes are connected to our brain via nerves - so what we are 'seeing' is just an interpretation by our brain of nerve pulses coming from the eye... Do we know how similarly (or differently?) each person is seeing the exact same picture? That's one hypothesis for why two people can look at the same colour combination, and one says "That's stunning!" and the other says "That's horrendous!"... :-)