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    Noosa Tri 2018

    I'm in the last wave - Family Team 9.31am. My wife is worrying about her cyclist cutoff time. Is there one? If so, what is it? Mind you, I think she'll do the 40kms in about 1:15-1:20 (AVS 31-21kmh) so even if I don't start till last, surely she'll be OK?
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    Noosa Tri 2018

    Just as well, doubt I'd fit mine now anyway
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    Noosa Tri 2018

    At what temp are wetsuits out?
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    The good news thread

    They've been working the poor kid till 12pm - 2am in the morning & she had a bad cold the whole time. She was hoping for a rest when she gets back on Sunday evening, but has been called up for Jury Duty on Tuesday! She's a tough little cookie....but I'm hoping she does not get selected for the jury as it is a 6 week trial.
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    Trannie photos

    Poor ole fella has been tamed. But give him 25yrs, he'll revert
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    Callum Millward (Get the Popcorn)

    Yup Bunny boilers at 50 paces here. Mind you, there is a real estate agent on the south coast who I've not forgotten ....and that @#$% in the Triton from a few weeks ago.
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    Trannie photos

    AP at Gundi 2010 Giiiii & Ratty in the on the start line of the Hills Duathlon 2010 Giiiii Hills Duathlon Unknown Trannie at Yepoon HIM 2008 Ruley in his pink budgies, Newcastle Aust Duathlon Champs 2008
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    Trannie photos

    What happened to you mate? I like recovery stories, they give me hope.
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    Trannie photos

    Yeah Fezza. Wonder what she is up to now?
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    Trannie photos

    More from Port IM 2009, only one I know is Smitty.
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    Trannie photos

    Here's a few I took at Port IMs. Blobby, Rattie, some blow-in Crowie bloke, Chrissy, PJ (we talk about em enuff to be Trannies), others I can't name.
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    P3 Classic upgrade

    I think mine is the original red & black P3C (2005 model) in 51cm, but I'm hanging onto it It has the David Zabriske sticker on it saying this bike holds the fastest average speed in a TT in the TdF on the crosstube. He did that time in 2006. It feels really fast when I ride it compared to my daughters $700 alloy Subzero which I've mostly been riding the past few years. But I can't really justify riding the P3 now I don't really race. Maybe this season, maybe not
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    P3 Classic upgrade

    Mine. Shame I don't really get to ride it anymore, but keeping it for our youngest daughter who is likely to get back into tris one day.
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    Kona Race Day Discussion

    My video livefeed on FB is stopping and starting every 5 secs, and we are on NBN to the premises
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    The Mental Health thread

    He was German mate. What more can I say I also just remembered, he suggested my wife would think less of me as a man because I was appearing weak. Rolled gold genius this bloke was! Maybe he was in fact a serial killer with a very clever modus operandi?
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    The Mental Health thread

    Ex, FP, Kieran, I hear you. Saw a clinical psychologist briefly a few years ago who I found to be fairly useless, told me something like suicide was "a cowardly way out because of what it did to the people left behind", made me think "mate, I don't think you really understand how shit people can feel, how totally pointless everything can seem". So I just went to bed a lot of nights hoping not to wake up. He also told me to forget triathlon, you can't fight nature (regarding my knees), take up drawing (which he gleaned was something I'd enjoyed in my childhood - but I already had creative hobbies - fly-tying & model building, so it made no sense to me). I just stopped seeing him after 4-5 visits. He did get me thinking about the benefits of meditation/relaxation techniques, but I'm a bit too A-type to stick at it. I have adopted PJs vagus nerve breathing exercise though - quick, easy and I think it helps. Meds worked well for me too (Citalopram), and over 4yrs I've weaned myself down to a 25% dose now (1/2 a tablet every 2nd day). Even though I've made some great gains with my knees, I find every time I start to move towards competing again (even at a very dinky level), shit starts to hit the fan. I'm sure there is a big psychological component in that. Recently, I found a great blog from a bloke with similar problems (https://inscape489664645.wordpress.com/2018/07/24/my-knee-pain-success-story-a-surprising-road-from-despair-to-joy/), which led me to another great Forum on the psychological aspects of chronic pain which I'm just working through now (http://www.tmswiki.org/forum/painrecovery/). I'm sure this mind-body thing is a big issue for many A-type triathletes, who are big internal thinkers in the first place & triathlon only feeds that. It's all about the development of neural pathways in the brain which remember pain even when the physical cause of the pain does not exist or has resolved itself.
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    The Mental Health thread

    And this is where I would have told him to him to fcuk off BR. But that's a reflection of the point I've reached with a job-type I've done for 31yrs, mental health, age, life, genetics, upbringing etc. I've developed a form of tourettes syndrome where what I'm thinking often just hits the table. Too many years of holding it in & toeing the line, I guess something had to give. Like you BR (and like many people on this Forum), triathlon was my medication, until it became my disease (i.e. an obsession which damaged my body). But on the up side, I learned a lot of different exercises, techniques & health tips which allow me to stay relatively fit even when injured and also help mentally.
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    The Photo Thread

    100% catch & release. Trout are pretty boring to eat unless smoked or cooked in a nice sauce IMO. Saltwater fish however are yum.
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    Best kick-ass songs of all time

    Motley Crue, Kick Start My Heart - (crank to 11) Guns n Roses, Night Train - Killing Joke, Love Like Blood - (note AP on lead vocals) The Angels, Fashion & Fame - Ian Hunter, Once Bitten Twice Shy - (had forgotten all about this one till I tuned into the best radio station on the planet at Gundi) Golden Earring, Radar Love -
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    The Photo Thread

    Right. My photography skills are limited to video or pics on either my Samsung S9 phone, or an old Hero2 GoPro. Whenever I do a guided fly-fishing trip, I take some video & stills, then put them together in a little video of the clients day using GoPro Studio, which is extremely limited editing software, but does the job. The video quality off my phone is much better than the GoPro, but I can get underwater footage with the GoPro. Here is a little highlights clip from the trips I've done over the years which the farmstay I guide for put on their website. Very basic, but many of my clients are given a days guiding as a present, so are able to show their family what they got for their $'s.
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    The Photo Thread

    That is a beaut. Is it post-edited in any way?
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    Pick your 1st and 2nd men and women in Kona 2018

    Don't they carry a spare anymore? Or is my wife in great company & Ryf can't change a tyre (I told her this morning we were gonna practice putting the chain back on before Noosa & she was over the moon - NOT).
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    Pick your 1st and 2nd men and women in Kona 2018

    Me either, but I'll pick Lucy cos I love that Pommy accent. Men, I'll go out on a limb and pick Gomez. 2nds - no one remembers 2nds.
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    Best kick-ass songs of all time

    Pretty much sums it up
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    Utes / Pickups

    25yrs old, handles like a rowboat on the bitumen, 10-11 litres/100kms, top speed of about 110, drops to 60 on a decent hill.....but I love it.
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