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Leon

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Leon last won the day on April 5 2016

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  1. Nothing worse than a poor winner. Here’s a guy who both sides of politics honoured this week in his passing, recognising without party lines, his achievements and ability to bring all aussies together and you go and get childish after your team has won. How old are you? time and place dude, clearly not your strong suite.
  2. Had a brief and private chat last couple of weeks with someone who has occupied one of the top 3 federal pollie jobs. My last question was off the record so that’s why I am being a bit cagey here. Asked if Barnaby was a nutter. Certified was the answer.
  3. Leon

    Steel is real

    I saw those chairs in the pic and wondered if anyone would call them out, well done, love it! Electrician needed to get under the house and they came out a couple days back as they were in his way, slack me just hasn’t put them back. Another story with those things but that is for another time. advice taken about singles and keeping it ridgy-didge. appreciate the thoughts.
  4. On my bucket list care of having friends in the Woodlands, though I’m not normally big on hot races. Always follow the race and again, it will be interesting to see it unfold this year.
  5. Leon

    Steel is real

    Hey all, hoping you don’t mind me indulging a story and a couple of pics. Thinking some may be interested. 60 odd years ago my mums twin sister sailed out of Sydney for Canada. There she married a Hungarian immigrant, uncle Ivan. Now Ivan only bought good gear generally. In the mid 80’s he bought a couple of bikes for him and my aunty. He did a little bit of riding, my Aunty did very little. At some point not long after getting the bikes they went into storage deep inside an attic crawl space. Ivan passed away a decade or so back and in recent years there have been preparations for my Aunty to return to Oz and live with my mum (twin 81 years olds now). My mum and my daughter did a trip over to Vancouver to help with packing the house up and my daughter dug those bikes out of the crawl space and sent me some photos. Needless to say, I put my hand up for ownership and after a couple of months, they turned up here in the Hunter Valley. I was waiting for them! So I reckon the climate of Vancouver was very helpful in keeping these in good nick, plus being stuck away out of sunlight etc. What I ended up with was 2 x 6 speed campag bikes - Tommasini (Ivan’s) and a Pinarello (my Aunty’s, hence the saddle). A mate who rode professionally in Italy after the Seoul Olympic gave me a heads up that they date his time Italy, so we are thinking mid 80’s. Original tubs on the bike, check out the tubs under the seats, and they hold air all these years later! Not the best pics but hopefully good enough to show them off somewhat. The pinarello needs some more work to remove some dust and get those cables in the right place. Most likely I will get the wheels rebuilt with clincher rims and the same hub. Other than that, the plan is to leave as is and do some fair weather riding on them. (and if you are like me and always looking into the background of pics, yes my lawn is due for a mow 😁)
  6. Might be the only time I have a crack here... all up today, 50 x 100m swim (broken into 5 sessions inter dispersed with runs) 50km ride (one ride) 50km run (7 runs, 5 after each swim, 2 after the ride). so 50/50/50 and yes, it has significance 😎 Prep not ideal. No riding for months, longest run 8km, 2 swims. Stupidity really but wanted to do this for some time on the day. Not up for 50 beers though.
  7. Leon

    Bike Fit

    And for what it is worth, Parkside does a very good job....says this repeat customer.
  8. Agree on the blackbutt one in Newcastle, nice downhill run into the finish but you have to suffer to earn it, no pb’s there.
  9. Happy to support you willie, have the green light so just PM me and let’s lock it in eddy.
  10. Hey all, got the green light to buy a 935. Missed the $400 rebel special so digging around to see what I could find. Kogan have a direct import - international version for $560. Appears to be the best I can find. so, is the international version any different, does anyone know? pre loaded maps or something like that maybe? appreciate any heads up before I pull the trigger. thanks.
  11. Leon

    G'day

    Our triathlon average IQ just went up a shit load. And I mean a shit load.
  12. Leon

    Devonport History

    Wow some names on that results sheet. head honcho had a flat tyre so a dnf. had to laugh at an OD being referred to as short course.
  13. C’mon RBR, you are better than that. And you too IP. leave the ‘those on here’ to others.
  14. Congrats. a wonderful trip and a lifetime of memories await. the legacy function is far better than described above. dave and mark plus others. having Julie Moss very interested in our story and spending time with us rather than the vip’s was rather special. my stupid grin standing between mike and dave. join in or watch the undie run. march with the rest of the aussies in the parade. happy if you want anything else, just PM me. if I can suggest one thing outside of race day, swim out on the course the day after you get there. Tread water somewhere out past the coffee boat.....turn back and look at the scene in front of you from the King K on your left to the Royal Kona on your right. Take in the activity on Alii Drive. It doesn’t get much better in this game. in terms of those on here, thanks again to cranky and no knees for being there with me while we looked back and took in that scene. A great day followed by another one come race day. well done to the OP, enjoy every moment.
  15. Qualify, buy a spot, legacy. Good luck to you. If you have the means; talent, longevity or cash....well good on you, go for it. The price is only relevant to you. What it means to you is your call but keep your knickers on what it means to others. oh, I got an Airbnb for 7 days on course, family walked to the start race morning, lot cheaper than 10 days at $300 plus. still have both kidneys so got one to sell if there is a next time 😁
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