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About nrmoz

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    Transitions Legend!
  • Birthday 10/07/1950

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    Sydney; and around Australia
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    Growing old disgracefully; foolin' around with Vespas & old Rover cars, anything that paddles and running a few events!

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  1. nrmoz

    Loitering with Intent

    HI Roxii - yes, we have 7,000 excited participants heading for SIRC at Penrith! Sold out! And now all we have to do is organise a rain free Sunday!
  2. nrmoz

    Loitering with Intent

    May have done so; went to load a photo and it wouldn't happen!
  3. Forgive me, for I've sinned. It's been a long, LONG while since I've loitered in these pages... Sadly I didn't miss it as much as I thought I would... However it's incredible to see so many familiar 'names' still regularly posting... and the type of postings have lifted - great work by the administrators! I must come back again... I promise with more real news next time Cheers NRMOZ
  4. nrmoz

    Canberra is back

    Just a heads up - full details in the Race Director area - but an all new, 16 year old race is back in Canberra. The X-Tri LDT - Canberra will take place on 14/12/14...
  5. LD RACING IN THE NATION’S CAPITAL SET TO CONTINUE… DATELINE: July 22, 2014 - For information to triathletes - everywhere Australia’s premier LD Triathlon in the ACT is set to return for a record 16th edition in 2014! X-Tri Events, the team behind 35+ half Ironman distance races, and organisers of the 2006 ITU World LD Championships, has re-named their Canberra based endurance triathlon as the X-Tri LDT – Canberra, and the triathlon action in the nation’s capital event is set for 14th December 2014. A great triathlon challenge waits Australia’s best triathletes, with event information and entry now available at http://www.x-tri.com.au/Events/X-Tri_LDT_Canberra.htm Racing in the nation’s capital is open to every triathlete, aged 18 years and over, in either individual or relay team entries that will be accepted from both Triathlon Australia members and non-members too. TA Members should note that they have exclusive rights within this event to gain points for qualification to the Australian team to the World Champs in 2016. And the 2014 edition will see a race that returns to its roots with a great value for money event staged on a sensational course and a race distance that has been tweaked to provide a unique and accurate 2km swim, 92 km bike ride (on what is arguably the very best, fastest bike course ever in Canberra!) and a 20km run across a course that will retain a great familiarity for many returning athletes. Importantly the race will continue to start and finish in the famed Commonwealth Park at the Rond Terraces; scene of the very best triathlon racing in Canberra for 20 years. In returning to its roots, the race will also once again boast an open category, replacing the pro division, allowing the fastest age group athletes to literally race alongside pro-triathletes for the outright race results, something not seen in Australia for some years. The aim of organisers, X-Tri Events, is to return this event to the great years of triathlon, with a look and feel that promotes camaraderie, becomes a great event with which to promote club and squad racing (there will be a Club ‘Corral’ for club / squad tents and meeting places) and is a race the age grouper triathlete can make their very ‘own’. The weekend will also be designed to be fun as well as competitive. Expect a race that will act as an ultimate challenge to all who enter. Experience the challenge of Canberra: The single lap, fresh water lake swim is swum in the historic Anzac Reach of Lake Burley Griffin, and starts from Commonwealth Park directly opposite the final goal, the Rond Terrace finish line. The bike pedals from the Rond Terraces up Parkes Way through the CBD of Canberra on fast freeway roads and into the smooth back roads of the ACT countryside, over a three-lap closed course, before re-entering Commonwealth Park and heading into a three-lap run within the parklands that takes athletes past many ACT icons. The finish line is placed in line with the Canberra War Memorial, whilst across the lake are the new and old Parliament houses; a stunning back drop to a challenging race promising the ultimate triathlon experience. The official hotel for the event will be the Crowne Plaza Hotel, also the closest accommodation property to the race venue.
  6. nrmoz

    Canberra HIM

    By the way; for those pessimist out there - here is the latest update - please check the official side of things at: http://www.nationalcapital.gov.au/WaterQuality/index.php/en/weekly-reports The current report is: Central Basin 22 November 2013 Zone Status: Open Algae Status: Low Bacteria Level: Open Restrictions: No restrictions apply. Other Data: Sample Date: 18 November 2013. Temperature: 17.0 °C So right now we're swimming - in wet suits!
  7. nrmoz

    Canberra HIM

    Just keep an eye on the Lake Web site - things change often but there's only been one race we didn't swim - and that year the uprooted trees floating past on the current would have outnumbered the athletes - not to mention they ended up on the Coppins Crossing weir making that hard to cross also! There is a proven contingency if the heaven's don't smile, however these things change on a weekly basis...
  8. nrmoz

    List of demands

    Chocolate and alcohol. Why does everything have to be about triathlon? Go and have some fun!
  9. May have some spares shortly...
  10. I can't believe it! All the experts on this race and not one has mentioned that a must do is to visit the Lindt un Springl chocolate factory; BEST CHOCOLATE - in the world! Also escape the tourists and take the normal ferry around the lake; a fraction of the tourist pricing and you can get on and off as you wish! And the best advice for this race? Don't race the locals; just let it happen at your own pace! This one is really ALL about the experience of doing it Swiss style; and they do it very well!
  11. nrmoz

    O'Grady Retires

    So even those in the more revered section of the peleton have sinned? Tell me it isn't so! ( : SO what part of going over the past will really help the future. Give them time out of the sport even after they retire? And under law, given none of these findings relate to a criminal act can we even say do the crime and pay the time and we'll forgive you? What cycling does stand to lose right now is its very IP; the years of knowledge, of strategy, team managership etc. (and yes within that how to beat the system - but that is slowly dying out) - and if enough old drugged up riders are caught and banned will there be anyone left to man the support cars etc in the Grand Tours (as these positions are open only to those who have ridden!) I know I'm fighting a moral fight inside as the heart says ban them all; the head says save those who will preach the path of rightessnous, ride clean, fight fair and use what we did wrong to get it right for the future.
  12. For those so quick to be so negative it's worth checking out the freedom of choice that is actually in place for TA/Club memberships... For those who think it's all too much; or won't renew because they don't race 10 times a year consider this. I've just renewed for the 2013/2014 season; I've been a TA/TNSW member since 1990 but only in the last four years did I join a club. So yes, I've spend a few bob on memberships over the years.... and I've also earned a few bob from our sport as an event organiser (and paid way more in insurance costs to cover those events than any of you will EVER spend on memberships). My Club/TA membership for the new season however has set me back the princely sum of $5-00. And on paying that massive sum I can still volunteer at events, , work at races and generally still be involved in the sport at any level, except competing, AND I'm still covered by Insurance. If I do choose to compete I need only pay a one-race membership per event to enjoy the full benefits of cover in that event. Why is it so budget priced? Because TA ARE doing something, and my club (bless 'em) allows old farts to renew free once over the age of 60. SO, read the fine print; and get on board because sports bodies are a numbers game and not until triathon can prove the numbers many of us talk about as competitors or members to the federal and state bodies, we'll not get the recognition that the sport deserves in either a fiscal or proprietry sense. And don't talk to me about numbers falling off through these new initiatives. If you follow the WA experience, that state jumped to the highest numbers per capita in Australia now involved in our sport and when last I was involved at state level, they were looking at the second highest state on total membership. Compulsory membership has worked for EVERY sport that has accepted it... Soap Box vacated.
  13. nrmoz

    Silk Road

    Silk Road? Still on my 'bucket list' to drive! I thought it was the road from Europe to China! (Damn copy cats; take all the good names for no good items...)
  14. Chambo; the guy who headed up tourism and was on the council (may have even been mayor at one point) was a solid friend in the CLub Champs years at PS. I'll have his contacts buried somewhere and will pass one once found... he would be well past retirement now however; was looking at it in 2010....
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