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Mr Flower

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Mr Flower last won the day on July 9 2013

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  • Birthday 18/06/1962

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    Sydney
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    Triathlons and football (soccer)

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    1991
  1. Rotto swim canned - shark...

    My wife's cousin was swimming in a team of 4 and they were pulled out of the water. Not very happy about it.
  2. The Politics Thread

    Sorry H, I was answering a question from another post above about Pollies who had affairs but still progress their careers. I am certainly not defending Barnaby. Though as someone who has seperated and then re-partnered, I am also not crucifying him.
  3. The Politics Thread

    Bill Shorten left his wife for his current wife in 2008. Lots of politicians have done this. I thought I heard that Tony Burke did as well.
  4. Vale Rory O'Donoghue. Aka Thin Arthur - Aunty Jack Show

    Mick, that is not good news. Thoughts go to his family, friends and the Warringah trip club.
  5. The Politics Thread

    Anyone see the Keneally interview on Sky news today? So there was the classic behaviour I mentioned above. Her former Sky colleagues caught her out lying and she yelled and screamed and shut down the interview. I suspect that they have lots of stories abut her that they are too afraid to bring out into the open.
  6. Imwa race day. Swim cancelled

    I agree Zed. When I did the first IM Busso in 2004 it was a two lap swim. Conditions were pretty rough so they brought he buoys in and we did a rectangle course which came back to near the beach and then out again. It was probably a little short of 3.8kms, but it was still 60 mins in the water and it was safer than going out to the end of the pier. I am not sure why that could not be Plan B. It shortens the area that the water safety guys have to look out for and also allows for a boat to keep an eye on any lingering sharks that may be further out to sea.
  7. So I'm hearing Busso Ironman is the last one

    I was out the turn around (on the 2nd lap) when the bush fire was getting close. I would estimate that well over two-thirds of the field had gone through. I was waiting for Mrs F. She had started towards the back of the field of the rolling start at about 8:47. She ended up doing 11:44. So using that as an estimate I estimate that less than a third of people still had to get to the turn around. When I left the turn around (in my car) there was a race official on their phone and they must have been talking to the race director. The fire was about 200 mtrs from that turn around point, so it was close and I could see the flames. I don't think any potential Hawaii Qualifier would have been affected except the 10 or so who were 70+ for men and 60 + for women. I think it was the right call as I was very concerned for all our safety. I have met Turia Pitt and to think it could not happen to us is very naive. I wish people could be a bit more understanding and positive about the people in our sport. Put yourself in their shoes. If it was your child or partner that could have been killed or injured what would you. If they made a decision that stopped my wife from going through what Turia Pitt has suffered then I say thank you. P.S. Zed I am not directing this at you, so please don't think I am. It is others who think that we are not 'at tough' as they were in the old days when we used to wear sluggos to do an ironman.
  8. Imwa race day. Swim cancelled

    Agreed. As I saw the flames heading my way these were my thoughts. Understanding that I am on crutches and in a boot. The flames were about 200 mtrs from the turn around. Just across the Bussell Hwy. I was thinking that I would have to drive my car onto the bike course if the flames jumped the highway. Anyway the water planes came and dumped a heap of water on the flames and they seemed to settle down. My wife got through the turn around and I got out of there. There were flames burning about 20 mtrs from the Bussell Hwy. So it was not an easy situation to deal with.
  9. Imwa race day. Swim cancelled

    At the Tuart Drive turn around and there is a bushfire across the road. Bloody heck
  10. Imwa race day. Swim cancelled

    Don't worry about the Sharks, I am out on the bike course and the flies are killers. Getting hot out here.
  11. Imwa race day. Swim cancelled

    No. But the poor buggers with no friends or family watching have to carry theirs into T1 and pack them into their bike bag if they didn't offload them at the start
  12. Imwa race day. Swim cancelled

    Confirmed. No swim for full. Rolling start from the beach. Short run into T1.
  13. IMWA 2017

    Thanks Flanny. Looks like I have ruptured my Achilles. Will find out more next week when I get back to Sydney. Mrs F is looking forward to the race. I will be cheering everyone on. Look for a guy out there on crutches.
  14. The Politics Thread

    I know people who worked for her when she was a minister and there were plenty of people that questioned her honesty. She just made stuff up and then stated it as a fact.
  15. The Politics Thread

    No, she is a crook. An opinionated know it all who thinks she is right on everything. As Nathan Rees said when he was dumped, make no mistake she is a puppet of Obeid, Tripodi, etc. I know people who worked with her when she was a minister. They said she basically lied whenever it suited her. She should be a 'shoe in' to beat JA as she is a politician through and through. All I say to Bill is watch your back.
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