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FatPom last won the day on August 16

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  1. Training volume when not signed up to anything

    11hrs without a big A race would be good going for me! I find it hard to keep motivated without anything on the horizon. That's why I mix my year up with a training camp, some sportives, crits , TTs and running events. I find it hard to 'just train' If I don't have a big event in a particular year, I'd probably be doing about 7-8 hrs a week but I can only do that by throwing in a 'mini event' every 4/5 weeks.
  2. Latex tubes, worth the faff?

    Thanks for your responses. I will give it some thought.
  3. Heart Issues

    Good news Prince, hope all it all continues to go well
  4. It's about time Ironman

    I was being lazy mate and picking up from a US thread where I think it's an extra $75. Good deal in Oz by the looks of it.
  5. Latex tubes, worth the faff?

    No real reason. When I bought the wheels I ordered some 80mm valves and just got some latex ones in the basket because I'd been engrossed in the TT forum where they were debating the merits of using them. i have them in the box and wondered if there was going to be a ' rocks in your head if you don't use them' kind of answer but it doesn't seem so. I'd rather experiment with them in a TT I think.
  6. Ironman in Victoria

    Steal cars and moan about southerners mostly I wouldnt advise anyone to do Bolton who wasn't Kona hunting. It really is a dump, plus it has a split transition which can make it hard to decide where to stay and a nightmare for spectators. we have some truly spectacular courses here, both in the challenge and the countryside. I cringe when I think that someone come here for IMUK and think that's a typical setting/race. Hell I'd rather spend my money on a race in Scotland, that's how much Bolton sucks Come to Wales mate, they hate the English as well, so Aussies feel right at home.
  7. Latex tubes, worth the faff?

    This year seems to be a year of using 'different stuff'. This week's item is latex tubes. i have a set of Zipp 404s, and I've been running them in training and some events with regular but lighter butyl tubes with a 80mm valve stem. No hassles, all good. I also take the same type of tube as a spare. i do have a pair of Vitoria latex tubes with a 48mm valve and some (Zipp) valve extenders, the removable core type. Read a few accounts of needing talc powder and hassles replacing latex tubes and their fragility, which if I'm honest, has made me chicken about trying them. What say you, worth running and if you do, do you take a latex spare?
  8. City 2 Surf Bondi Breakfast?

    Sorry to hear that mate. Just to be clear though, are you gutted with the time or missing the pub?
  9. Ironman in Victoria

    I'm not sure that counts as UK any more
  10. ATEC Expo Cancelled

    Yeah, this is what happened in the U.K. Used to have separate road and tri shows and in the end they combined ( I think London has a stand alone bike show) but the last few editions were nutrition and training/touring camp heavy and not worth attending really. Good to hear Yurtie is still around. Does he still have his Lifecycle mag?
  11. Maitland Tri - An Old Favourite Returns

    Ted was a great support for me at Outlaw years ago. Hadn't heard a dickie bird since then.
  12. I wouldn't go that far, at best it's non commital on the subject. it doesn't mention anything about not wearing a crash helmet either. So if you're a gay Sikh couple looking to ride a motorbike to the wedding, minds are blown.
  13. The Akal Takht disagrees.
  14. ATEC Expo Cancelled

    As I said before, I've seen this train wreck happen over here. A hall full of nutrition stands doesn't make an expo.
  15. That's true but it's true for ALL religions.