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Pineapple last won the day on November 30 2011

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  1. Corsa CX 26” Tubulars

    I have 3 brand new Vittoria Corsa CX tubular tyres that are 26”. ordered the wrong size and only found out when I tried to put on on a wheel, my mistake is someone else’s gain $110 for all 3 with postage included. Pm or call/text me on 0413803275
  2. New event

    I think you will find quite a few of us would love this, have started back with Hills races as we have a Aqua Bike event held with the rest of the races, at least now you feel like you finish the race, not a DNFafter the bike.
  3. Is there a decent beach or lake for a long swim

    Emo probably cant be bothered driving up the mountain
  4. Long Course Weekend - Jervis Bay LCW

    Biggest problem is the timing of the event as it clashes with the Nepean , a race that always attracts a big field, real pity they are the same weekend especially as the Nepean will take most of the Panthers and Hills Tri club members as it's a big event for both local clubs, who also have large memberships
  5. 2018 AG Worlds How Fast

    If you can have a decent swim and ride like you normally do and put a run around 45 ish you should be ok
  6. Sydney Duathlon

    From last year I feel that a road bike would be more suited as it is far more nimble in the witches hat turns, aero bars are worth while
  7. Hiatus from Triathlon

    Injury and life have had an impact on my view of the sport. My first race was 1985 and IM in 1987, and believed that it was the be all to end all of the sport, which I see way too many people doing and then facing disappointment and frustration, simple solution is to change focus, go short, try different races, I really changed down to sprint distance and found the drive and interest back and ended up going to Worlds which was one of the biggest thrills I have had competing. Didn't need to spent every waking minute training, didn't care what others thought and enjoyed the sport again, so try something different, don't just keep grinding away with peer pressure, challenge yourself, see how fast you can go without spending all your days slogging out long boring miles
  8. Leeds ITU

    Good to see you know his income stream and Adidas budget, again point is putting your hand out and not performing, don't really care about hero worship I am making a point about sporting integrity.
  9. Leeds ITU

    This gets away from my initial points, I have my view, differs to yours so be it . Some follow itu others are not interested, live with it
  10. Leeds ITU

    In only one aspect of the sport, so it totally depends on your perspective of what the sport is about , five ring circus is not the be all to our dport
  11. Leeds ITU

    So how many times as a race promoter would you put money up for a athlete that does not perform when outside their niche and keeps putting their hand out for appearance money? Doesn't matter what sport it's all about a return from your investment, a big name that takes fees and doesn't perform will soon lose their luster and drawing power. Sponsorship and appearance money is not what the athlete can get but what value and return is there for the company putting up the dollars. Ever sit and watch pro cycling? Watch how some of the small teams will have riders attack early and break away and stay out front for hours with little hope of winning the stage, it is to ensure their sponsors have coverage sometimes for hours
  12. Leeds ITU

    Still doesn't cut what has been seen in the last 6 months . See plenty of athletes riding on past deeds , yes been pretty successful at the Olympics , rosy coloured glasses always cover many faults.
  13. Leeds ITU

    So where does his income come from? It is related to triathlon and his performances, if he wasn't in the sport would his "worth" be 3 ?? So yes this is what he does for his money, good way to dilute your brand value.
  14. Leeds ITU

    Seems like Brownlee is a mercenary with his racing or is it appearance money, too unfit to race at super league(took the money) couple of weeks later scotches 70.3, ( say your unfit)goes to Challenge(what was his appearance money there?) then dnf again and comes out one week later flying??? Lost me in a big way. Integrity????
  15. IM Hawaii 1988

    Forster 88 had qualifier spots , internationals had not yet found the race, in reality it was the second race under KenBaggs leadership and was one by Gerald Donnelly from Victoria . The international pro invasion began in 1991 up until this time it was basically an Aussie race, if I remember correctly that was the begining of the corporatization of the race with IMG taking ownership. Up till 1996 there was no pro category , you got into the top 10 you got the dollars. Always was a tough gig to get a Kona slot 88 only had a few , I remember that in 87 maybe the top 3 got spots as at the time it was not an IM
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