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About Blacky

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  • Birthday 14/10/1971

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  1. We have seen this in WA. With trievents being bought by Channel 7 and then going under, leaving us with no sprint series.
  2. Does anyone know the status of Xterra Australia ? They are not listing dates for any races in the future other than Xterra Dwellingup, which is a new race they cancelled last year and may or may not go ahead. They are not listing dates for any of their previous races which makes me wonder whether Xterra in Australia has died again or is being rebirthed ?
  3. Probably the best book I have read on the subject; https://www.joefrielsblog.com/2015/01/what-it-takes-to-be-fast-after-50.html It has a graph for each sport plotting the world records by age category so you can see the drop off in speed as you age. It really accelerates after 50.
  4. $15,000 watch, imagine how much he spent on his tri bike.
  5. I can’t find any record of him holding a financial services licence or being authorised under any licence. Last record I found was when he was banned by asic in 2003. I am having a hard time believing he was ever licenced.
  6. Was he really a licenced financial adviser or did he just call himself one ?
  7. I suspect it was not financially viable and blaming it on the Rottnest authority was an easy target, note they also cancelled some other events that were not considered viable like Hillarys.
  8. They often go well first race back, but to keep that up is hard. Priorities in life change, it would be even harder if your husband does it at a high level as well. You can win Busselton if you are 5% off your best but not Hawaii. There are a few exceptions but not many. Rachael Joyce, 2nd, 3rd, 2nd, then 20th as a mum and did not qualify in 2018. Top effort to just get back there though.
  9. Doesn’t look like the bike was the problem, she was outrun by all the other women. Pretty hard to suceed in that sport and be a parent.
  10. Most races have a hotel as a sponsor/partner. 600 age groupers pay $300pn and they give away 10 free rooms or so to the pros. No way these guys are worth $10-30m unless they made the money elsewhere.
  11. Blacky

    Busso 2018

    Margaret river best option by far. Great trails, make sure you ride middle earth which is about 30km north of Margaret river, probably the most fun ride in wa.
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    You probably need to wait a couple more years for them to hit the mainstream. Once giant and trek start making them they have hit the mainstream.
  13. I wouldn’t say you fluke the race but you can fluke the preparation. Habitual over trainers sometimes get it right and have a great day that they can’t replicate again. I don’t see you can get stage fright or over think it either, if the group is doing 260 watts which is normally easy for you but you can’t do it on the day then something physically is wrong not mentally.
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