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    Garmin tricks mixing indoor with outdoor

    What’s the training for ? FM
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    Frame Replacement

    A service in March this year showed a bit of stress wear on the frame (2005 Felt). The guy said it will be ok for a little while but may have some joins under pressure soon. Some components were upgraded at the same time so rather than getting a 2nd hand full bike, I was thinking of just getting the frame updated. Would like to know your thoughts. The frame is a 58 but my TT is a 56. I really think that a 57 would be perfect. Preference is a new frame but reality might be 2nd hand. Thoughts on the frame replacement plus fit of the components. Thanks FM
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    Frame Replacement

    I alluded to that in another thread. FM
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    Frame Replacement

    Riding for 10 years with a big body would knock anything around. It has been good to me, although it did brake my collarbone and six ribs. Lol. I think it does need to retire though. FM
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    Port - Right Here, Right Now

    So, Thursday morning. Beautiful day. Have done a very small ride. Some photos down down for you. FM
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    Frame Replacement

    Felt T23. It is either a 2005 or 2006 model. You know the type - you manually change the gears lol Thanks Bored - I will have a look. I have had a quick look on eBay. Boy, the Chinese knock offs are cheap. Not sure if I would take a punt though. FM
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    What training did you do today?

    Say on the balcony and watched the sunrise. Then a little OWS and body surf. FM
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    Bikester online shop in the UK

    Can you make sure you buy a really good road bike for your training (56 is fine). Once you finished and retired, drop me a pm as I will probably need another road bike ( mine is just about to fall apart). Ta FM
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    Ironman AUS - Trannie Order of Merit.

    Congrats you two. A fantastic achievement. You should be very proud. FM
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    Ironman Aus 2018 - The good, the bad and the ugly

    We lost a Trannie in the water during the 2007 IM in Port - the Green Machine (Mrs Chat’s hubby). Last years IM medal, towel and tshirt were styled on Ian’s rock from the break wall. FM
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    Ultraman 2018. Right here, right now.

    I am in awe of these people. It’s like what the average tv watching punter thinks about IM. Congrats to all. A different mindset and focus. FM
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    The Mental Health thread

    Goughy, that's a hard one. I would take it on a positive note. Have that positive chat just like the Dep said. It was good he stood up for a friend and also admitted. Soften the talk on the his delivery re how he said it. Take some good and some learnings. Again, like I said, a hard one to deliver FM PS: I almost called up to see you but we were on a schedule. I came via Warwick and almost took the wrong turn - I would have ended up in Toowoomba.
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    Swim plateau: how to break through

    My 100 metre times are very slow but my race times are usually around 30% of the field. In Port, I was 32% overall. I only swim twice a week with the rare 3 day training weeks. Sometimes I have been down around the 20 to 25% but only in smaller fields (I am just about to turn 59). My swim is maintenance. Next season I might have a crack at a bit more swimming. Despite what some people think, drills are always important to me. So are paddles. I do all my drills with paddles. Hard yards. I also ensure I do a long swim in each session. Funny thing is my “sprints” are between 100 and 200s and only at the back end of the season. Winter is s good time to experiment. Last year for me was tweaking my stroke a bit. Experiment time for you me thinks. FM
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    After Port

    I didn’t try the bore but swam a couple of times in the thermal pools in Moree. Made it to Surfers today. My balcony view for the next 8 days. FM
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    After Port

    So, have left Port and having a few weeks off. Up in Moree floating and swimming in the natural spring pools. Not like Fatpom in Portugal. Up in Lightning Ridge atm. Down the mines ... 9E4A48BB-C057-42B0-ABCC-0D8D8148AAE2.MOV
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    Port - Right Here, Right Now

    5 - 2 diet plus winter rides and runs. Just signed up for Sydney to Gong ride plus looking to do the Great Nosh Footrace. http://bennelongnorthside.com.au/?q=nosh Will look for stuff to keep me interested over winter FM
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    Port - Right Here, Right Now

    Off topic. Moree still 24C at 5pm. 1 km swim this morning in 28C natural pools. Then into the 37C floating pool. Did I say it was 5 o’clock ? FM
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    Getting a Kona spot v just finishing

    Check out the 1st ever Trannie hat I am wearing. FM
  19. Funny, continents always started and finished with an “A”. Australia, America, Asia, Antarctica, Africa. FM
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    Getting a Kona spot v just finishing

    Temperature check. FM
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    Port - Right Here, Right Now

    Thanks Pete for posting. The weather was absolutely fantastic- probably the best I have ever seen for racing. Hopefully next year will be the same. It will be my 30th year of triathlon and a new age group. Also possibly 2019 is my retirement later in the year. My golf handicap will finally get a workout. FM
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    Port - Right Here, Right Now

    Thks. That means a pb swim and ride for me this year. Run was a pw so there’s a lot of work for me next year. Two more weeks off and then the fun begins. FM