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  1. Go north (QLD) young man
  2. I'm 75% way through #4 learner (they refuse to do it with their mum) - that's over 24,000 minutes folks!. (With periodic ride-a-longs with the pro-instructor.) On the cyclists make better drivers thing - where do we apply for the insurance discount?
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    What’s this?

    Crash pad for finish line dives?
  4. Race director's / finish line director's job to get this sorted (shoots/ minions etc), and they did the next best thing with the recreation (it's not just for her, it's pictures and video for their promotions and sponsor value etc)
  5. Gadget freak, get a fixie!
  6. geee there's two things I so need to do just in the title....
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    Garmin 945

    Watches are for training. Race pace question: Will I get to the finish line before throwing up? Yes (run harder), No (run harder you might make it), Unsure (on the pace). Perkometer (c) 1989.
  8. Driving home from sunny coast today, lady in front was playing peek-a-boo with baby in rear passenger seat. Felt so much safer when in front of her. Can we ban children in cars? Guy from old work wiped out his ute on a country road when hot ash fell on footy shorts and burnt straight through (coach had told him to quit the fags) - we should also ban all smoking in cars. Driving to work last week and passed green P plater in WRK with windows almost busting from subwoofer volume. Watched in the mirror as he held up an ambulance (lights and sirens) for about 3 min (as I was a few cars up by then in a 100 zone I was waiting for the need to pull over) - we should ban stereos in cars. We don't need lots of individual little case by case laws, we need people to drive responsibly. BTW my kid came home a few years ago spewing that he had got a (like $380+) ticket for texting on his mobile while riding down the street - we laughed at him and asked where to send the chocolates to the copper for saving the boy's life.
  9. Number of hours looks good - With the right diet and appropriate training (as per these focus points), those hours should make that goal quite achievable.
  10. LOL - I've a: cert III in outdoor rec (MTB & Road), ASCTA -SAT (that's the learn to swim, I'll get around to the AA (adolescents & Adults) quals later) TA L1 coaching 36 years racing & training exp and a grad dip in teaching (and over a decade of professional practice) don't think I need any more just to give complimentary advice to the odd person just getting started so not feeling like giving TA any more of my dosh ATM (esp as inside a school environment we hide under the department's insurance umbrella (and paperwork )
  11. Didn't the boys from Run on Down do a few races as the Blues Brothers?
  12. ditto went to say this yesterday but app crashed
  13. New bike? (Perhaps baby/kitchen wipes?)
  14. Some Jiff kitchen cleaner would have fixed the white tape (just saying), the other thing is kitchen/baby wipes. I have some white tape on my roady (OEM) that has been there for 4 years.
  15. fixed that for ya you can thank me later
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    Steel is real

    Yeah that was what I used to/prefer to call them (tubbies is more like my current body shape )
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    Steel is real

    Beautiful steel bikes (but stacking steel legged chairs against your back wall on grass will rust out the chair legs...) But you must restore them with tubbies! Just ask Ex-HB. personally I was always a Reynolds/Shimano man (Dura Ace back in the day had beautiful fretwork on the derailleur cages etc) My pride and joy being a custom order 531 framed Berretto with 6spd DA (one of the first indexed ensembles sold in Qld ) with tubbies on its race wheels. We used to even run discount tubbies on training bikes (I think the Lion brand ones were about 15 each in the late 80's).
  18. on that scenario if the entries doubled the total reporting budget would have moved to about 300k as a one event a year (well weekend of events) with no other activities our largest single cash spend after the competitor packs (shirt, cap, number etc) was equipment hire (though each year we acquired a little equip (eg bike racks & sign-age as these were tri specific) more of our own (post demise most of which went to another race series organiser at fire sale prices)) coming in a close second was the prize pool (but we paid out far more than say Noosa ie 10.5% of budget v their 2.4% (personal estimates). Though to be fair if we had had 10x the field our prize pool valuation would have likely dropped to about 5% of reported budget). PS I would never have run with 10x as I believed the venue's capacity for a safe, fair and fun event was around 750 ind and 150 teams (or 1000 ind and 0 teams but I always felt teams were the real gateway for our sport). If I win 6mill I'll be a position to tri out my ultimate race promotion fantasies...
  19. We ran an "festival (OD event for 400 ind and 100 teams, kids races for about another 150, a fun run & a crit) on a shoestring budget of about 200k
  20. Finally went out for a ride but had to cut it short at about 60 due to a noisy "pedal" getting worse.... (the little globs on the right are glue because I had a little transparent decal there to cut down of "shoe scuff")
  21. the beauty of Zwift is having a bar fridge along for your training rides
  22. We had a great Qld rep in Simon Davies but he left without any warning ( an ex-proprietor 2XU branded store tells me this was not uncommon, also spilled the beans on how much money 2XU were making form us ie their profit margin on our mandated merch order v their sponsorship cheque (when it came)). I fantasize about if I win $10 m how I'd run an event with no sponsors and the best goody bags for a nominal entry fee (nominal v free so that people still felt they had to commit). Oh and kick-ass category and random draw prizes - imagine "So who liked that lead sports car on the bike leg? Well, finisher #352 - you are taking it home!"
  23. After two successful events over three years, 2XU pulled their (title) sponsorship of our event a week before its 3rd occurrence (after 13 months of promotion of their brand) citing "changed our mind" as the reason. They refused to take back/refund no-longer required or faulty merchandise or to accept back non-compliant stock. Then sued me personally for the remaining costs of goods supplied to the (incorporated) club (before dropping the case the day before trial) resulting debacle killed off a promising OD event that had been growing at 30% per year and left me with: significant financial stress ( a 20k+ bill - and rising), significant family stress, significant social stress. Their lawyers did not even honour the full terms of the withdrawal proposal. But I'm just a little guy who had a dream (and put his life, soul and cash into it), but now has a bill, who can't afford to pursue either them or their lawyers. ( A couple of trade jurno's wanted to run the story but needless to say their publications declined (others have much bigger advertising budgets than we did).
  24. So that's an emphasis on dark chocolate over milk chocolate?
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