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Blacky

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About Blacky

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    Transitions Addict!
  • Birthday 14/10/1971

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    Perth

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  • Year of first Tri race?
    1992
  1. Blacky

    Paul Sherwen R.I.P

    Heart Failure
  2. Blacky

    Can carfrea win kona again?

    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.
  3. Blacky

    Can carfrea win kona again?

    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.
  4. Blacky

    How do Pro's afford it

    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.
  5. 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.
  6. Blacky

    Tri bikes with disc brakes

    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.
  7. Blacky

    Any news on Lionel Sanders

    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.
  8. Blacky

    Any news on Lionel Sanders

    Kienle didn’t have a good day either. It was a good year for the runners.
  9. Blacky

    Kona Race Day Discussion

    I think he qualified in the military category so maybe they do separate results for that.
  10. Blacky

    New Specialized Shiv

    Looks like a good bike for a pub crawl. You can fit three pints in the back ?
  11. You won’t need to look hard to spot an ebike, they weight about 20kg !
  12. New category for Mtb Cross country, e-Bike national champ ! https://www.mtba.org.au/news/e-bikes-to-feature-at-national-championships/
  13. They are allowed now in some cross country mtb races in their own category which amazes me. I can see how they are allowed for enduro races as those guys aren't necessarily there for the endurance challenge. But surprised at cross country, given bike brands and shops sponsor races I suppose it gives them the opportunity to sell more bikes and get more people involved, but I thought the purpose was the physical challenge. As the participants age they could well end up in triathlon. Check out the new Trek Domane Ebike, I think they could end up in grand fondos as well if they are not already allowed. I have an ebike I keep at the office for commuting, they are fantastic, but can't get my head around a road bike and when I would use it over a conventional road bike.
  14. Blacky

    Trex Cross Tri - Port Stephens

    It sounds like it may be like the first stage of Port to Port mtb race in previous years, in which case it was sandy firetrail with lots of short punchy climbs. In which case a CX would not work well.
  15. Blacky

    No More Soft Bike Cases On Hawiian Airlines

    I don’t understand the reason. They don’t take responsibility if they are damaged anyway. The hard cases are much heavier.
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