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Dave T

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Dave T last won the day on May 28 2018

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About Dave T

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  • Birthday 15/09/1959

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    The Peninsula

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  • Year of first Tri race?
    1996

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  1. Dave T

    Kona Roll Down List Busso 18

    Will be the same reason they don't publish the "Lottery" winners, and the T&C's want a self addressed pre-paid envelope.
  2. Dave T

    Port 2019

    It was a privilege to be up on stage with you last year. ( Even if the Awards were for being "stubborn" rather than any good.)
  3. Dave T

    Port 2019

    Hey, they gave me a free entry after #15. Why wouldn't I go around again. Note to self ...better start doing something.
  4. Dave T

    Must follows on Instagram

    Zero interest.
  5. Dave T

    Aerodynamics of Ironman Cycling

    Sorry Alex, my mobile didn't show the smillie. Now I feel stupid.
  6. Dave T

    Aerodynamics of Ironman Cycling

    With all due respect, this has zero application for IM aerodynamics. Pro-cycling definitely, but for IM you'd need to be literally sitting on the front guys wheel to get a 20% reduction in power assistance. Mind you I did see one guy doing that at Port this year. His wheel was almost touching the front guy.
  7. Dave T

    Tour de France Tipping Competition

    15 entries already. Looking good.
  8. Dave T

    Tour de France Tipping Competition

    To avoid controversy, maybe Trannie's could "ban" Froome from being picked in their Velogames Teams. Level playing field and all that.
  9. Dave T

    Ironman IVs

    Reading Baggsy's book, a lot of the Euros and Yanks used to turn up to Forster fully expecting to be able to get an IV post-race "on demand". They were pretty shocked when he told 'em, " It just doesn't work that way here". I must confess, I had one after a race in Korea where it was 40C+ and high humidity. But I didn't even ask for it. Probably 75% of the field had one. At the end of the day, it's a medical procedure, and shouldn't be taken lightly. Needlestick injuries and all that OHS stuff. Plus I'd sure want to know that the people sticking a needle into me had the appropriate level of training and were competent to do so.
  10. Dave T

    70.3 Switzerland - Bergs

    Or more importantly, that the Pro males 7-10 should hand in their cards .😈
  11. Dave T

    Best AG IM coaches - QLD or Online

    Hold on a minute. There's no "art" to that. Just sounds too simple. What...JFT ??? Then where would all that snake oil go???😃
  12. Dave T

    Best AG IM coaches - QLD or Online

    Must confess I agree ( probably no surprise ). The Performance Manager Chart is worth the price of admission that TP charge. Being able to watch the CTL line climb ( as long as you are consistent with sessions ) gives you confidence that something is working. Conversely, seeing that if you miss a couple of sessions hasn't ruined your whole preparation because the CTL HASN'T fallen through the floor is also reassuring. I'm still just scratching the surface of what it can do, but think it will help me improve for next year. 😆 Ah, science. 😃😃
  13. Dave T

    Any benefit from strength work/lifting

    Thanks Alex. This post should be pinned somewhere. My take on this would be : The "Art" of creating a good training plan is to build something that an athlete will be motivated to stick to. If the athlete is "motivated" by seeing their works uploaded to Training Peaks, and tracking their performance improvements in a measured "Scientific" approach, then that may be one method. There you go AP. Balance between "Art" and "Science". 😀
  14. Dave T

    Best AG IM coaches - QLD or Online

    :-) Hope you don't mix up your paying clients as easily as you mix up posters on Trannies. I'm the Scientist. No idea what Barry Bevan's profession is. BB is the one with the 300Watt FTP, sub 40min 10k Mine is closer to 220watts and 50minutes would be a stretch these days. Having re-read a lot of my posts over the last 24 hours, I'd probably also slot myself in alongside BOW as a "flea". Maybe the right side of my brain IS a bit underdeveloped. :-)
  15. Dave T

    Best AG IM coaches - QLD or Online

    The point I'm trying to make is that from 2000 - 2005 ( when my daughter was 1 -6 yo and I saw her on alternate weekends) qualifying for Kona was EVERYTHING to me. ( I remember getting in touch with you [AP], and you said"It sounds like you got what it takes"). (Sorry) I got a local coach. (Vic) { Maybe that was my big mistake after all} 🙂 We had a program. When I wasn't working, and I wasn't with my daughter........I was training. I'm a Scientist by trade, so everything I did was planned and methodical. To paraphrase Thomas Hellreigel..." I 'worked' hard....real hard ". On Race Day, I gave myself a good hard talking to, and said, "Today is your Day" At no stage in any Race I have ever said " Ah, F#$k it.....I'm just gonna walk it in now. I'll walk two abreast and have a 2hr chat with the guy walking next to me". Most of the people that make up this forum are the reason I still frequent here. We are still the "everyman". Everyone is out there giving it the best they can. Port Mac this year was my worst time by a considerable margin. But despite that, and the fact that I thought I'd trained really well, I'm really proud of the fact that I "shuffled " along at an unbelievably slow pace without walking anything but the Aid Stations. You know , when you watch those Olympic marathon runners staggering all over the road, cause they're running on fumes. That was me. So...tell me again AP about improving my "life habits" !
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