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  1. Bloody hard little course especially being a duathlon, as for the move and date, not sure on easter next year but the Forster date of this year would work as it doesn't clash with other races ( well at this time)
  2. Interesting to see Roxiis'coments from them about not knowing of the past Qld based Xtreme wheels, I had a similar conversation with them and also the road racing comment. Probably the best option to follow with the newer brands is if they are UCI legal, at least there is testing involved and gives some piece of mind. Also if you intend to road race in some bigger events you need this if the officials are stringent on equipment. I haven't tried Cadens but my mate swears by his and I've tried a pair of Yoeleos and found them to be fast and stiff and are my go to road race wheels (well when I can get them off my daughter). Plenty of decent cheaper options are out there now using Chinese wheel manufacturing but I would stick to a set that are UCI certified still going to get a new set for $1200- $1600 ,
  3. Kurnell was $135, Nowra enter by Sept $95 but upto $154, Olympic starts at $185 in Sept to $224, I heard a lot of rumblings at Kurnell about the price for the race and also a lot of coments about Nowra and the other events, seems to have been a decent price jump this season
  4. Yeah low numbers, but getting pretty pricey for a sprint, been comparing prices with both Qld and Vic races and they are much cheaper and Hills race on today as well, good to see the old fella getting a top 10 and my daughter had a solid day day with second female and a top 20 . Was a good race and conditions, certainly not the super fast race of old, but nice to see a bit of a harder race and a time of sterile flat cources
  5. We have a brand new Zoot Wahine 2 Womens wetsuit (medium) that still has all its tags and gloves attached. Rec retails is $699 just want to move it so $350. Pick up at Greystanes or post at buyers expense Vic 0413803275
  6. I have a rear Hed3c 10 speed Shimano for sale. fast wheel , this is the full carbon version. I run a 11 speed shimano cassette on it that has been michined by a bike shop, so the easy to run a 11 speed. Asking $450. PM or call Vic 0413803275
  7. Zoot were making Trisuits in the mid 80's got my suit in 1985 from McCulleys in Hawaii. Quality wise it was brilliant, it was in use till the mid nineties and just recently sent it back to Zoot and its now being displayed in their office. Yep IM distance inspeedos was easy with a bit of vasso on the saet or also lanolin rubbed onto the thighs as it was hardier on the skin.
  8. 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
  9. Pineapple

    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.
  10. Emo probably cant be bothered driving up the mountain
  11. 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
  12. If you can have a decent swim and ride like you normally do and put a run around 45 ish you should be ok
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Pineapple

    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.
  16. Pineapple

    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
  17. Pineapple

    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
  18. Pineapple

    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
  19. Pineapple

    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.
  20. Pineapple

    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.
  21. Pineapple

    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????
  22. Pineapple

    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
  23. If that is the case then the integrity of the competitors has gone since I last raced there, don't know why they bother buying tri bikes go and bike race if they just want to race in a pack and see then if they can really ride, but then again the rules are unforced in cycle racing
  24. That is one of the reasons I don't see them choosing a draft legal race, can only hope
  25. The sprint course at GC will probably be the same as 09 2 laps, how long would it take to run all the ages as it is in no way fair if you have a draft legal event to sit in a bunch of a different age group, if as everyone always brings up the subject that you draft in bike races you can not sit in a different grade or age group you are dq"d . Totally unfair to come out behind out of the water and sit on a different age group that takes you up to those who swam hard and are riding with their age group
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