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    Wurf watch

    Probably because individual pursuit hasn’t been Olympic event since 2008.
  2. Don’t know what the course is like but I read somewhere there 4500 starters. Even split in half that’s still a lot a people.
  3. There is nothing that opens early enough in Canberra for you to have a swim and be back at O’Connor by 6am
  4. The article I read said they failed the pre race check and the mechanics changed the bikes but they didn't get it right as they then failed the post race check.
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    Canberra Triathletes

    Actually the lake BG is not fine. It has been closed for blue-green algae and next weeks duathlon has been moved to Lake Ginenderra.
  6. Spot Anderson - BondiFit has quite a lot of swim squads at Prince Alfred Pool.
  7. My advice Is don’t. I ran them for a couple of years until I got sick of the mucking about. You need a lot of pressure to mount them, have to use Co2 or air compressor. Also there is not many tyre choices available. The Hutchisons I used wore quite quickly, nothing like the life of a conti. There is more choice now but still limited. If you run the liquid sealant to fix flats when riding then it gets very messy when you need to change the tyre. Also if you get a big hole out riding, then you need to put a tube in and that is a real pain. However they do have a great feel great to ride on.
  8. But did they do the following 13. SPECIAL RULES The Technical Delegate may approve the addition of special rules for a particular event, provided that: a. Participants are informed of each additional special rule before the event; and b. Each additional special rule and the reasons for its inclusion are advised to the TA National Manager Events before the day on which the event is to be conducted. If not then their special rule is not valid.
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    Anyone used Amazon

    No, as a lot of sellers don't ship to Australia and when they do the shipping actually makes it more expensive than buying in oz. However lots of talk in the press about Amazon setting up big distribution centres in Syd and Mel and moving in the oz market. amazon.com.au is only for books currently
  10. Buy in a tube like toothpaste.
  11. Have a look on eBay, they are much cheaper. Both wife and I use ours. It can get boring, so I used to program a session on the Garmin. I found using a pool bouy gives me a more normal swimming position as well I also use paddles to help break the time up.
  12. Kamal, you are sadly out of touch with the Canberra Tri scene, Tridents are basically non existent since Ben Gathercole stopped coaching them 5 years ago. PTC would now be the equivalent of what Tridents used to be.
  13. Given ASDA don't actually give sanctions the governing body of the sport does. I would guess that ASDA publish the information the is given to them by the sports.
  14. You can leave the penalty box to go the toilet, but the clock for the penalty stops until you come back to the penalty box then the TO will start it again.
  15. Ordered some Assos from this site a few days ago http://assosfactoryoutlet.com
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    Im with Nath get infinit don't waste your money on perpeteum, used it once and threw the rest in the bin.
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    IMWA Busso 2015

    I did 2010 which sold out and had 1279 and 2011 was also a sellout with 1264.
  18. The traditional periodisation has been 3 weeks on then one off. However there are plenty of other periodisation cycles that you can use. There are a number of studies looking at what's most effective but I don't think there's anything conclusive yet. I think that it's probably an individual thing an probably needs some trial and error to find what works for you. I suppose the main point is that to improve, you need increase the training load over a period of time then have a recovery period.
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    The other problem with tubulars is when is if you are away at at race, get flat test riding your bike the day before the race so need to go and buy a new spare. Can guarantee it will cost you a lot more than $80 to get a decent tubbie. A tube will set back you back $15 max.
  20. Don't waste your time on shoe covers, put the money towards winter cycle shoes. I always had cold feet with shoe covers (tried a heap of different types), but about 5 years ago I bought goretex winter cycle boots have not had cold feet since. I live in Canberra too.
  21. Have you done any long rides recently on your fixie? I have done 100 -120 km rides on my fixie but have built up to that distance. What you need to remember is 125 on a fixie is more like 150-160 on a normal bike and the big downhills are harder work than the uphills as you have to spin a high rpm.
  22. But the Cairns Challenge IM Ironman was run by USM anyway. IMWA 2010 was a a WTC event before they bought out USM and was run by Shane Smith (hope I got the name right). My observation is that Shane cared a lot more about the athelete that the current USM crew.
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    Budget GPS Wristwatch

    Hi rattie My wife has the forerunner 10. It is the most basic of the garmins but it does do pace. My 10yr daughter happily wears it sometimes.
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    Budget GPS Wristwatch

    Rebel have the 910xt for $299 in thier latest catalog.
  25. Ended up hitting 39 and the wind picked around 3pm as well with gusts of 50km. Would have been very unpleasant out there.
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