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  1. canuck

    Lets talk swimming

    Nicely said mate , I agree with you entirely ! Terry
  2. canuck

    Happy Canada Day

    Eh , Good one hoser ! Think I'm gonna head out to the howse later , put on ma toook and put back a cuple o' tooo -fors Terry
  3. canuck

    Three tips from real good triathletes

    Having read this ,for I think the 4th or 5th time , it is just so inspiring to re-read. Setting goals and achieving them is one thing. But setting so many and strategically knocking them off one by one is exceptional. This would make one hell of a movie ! Very happy you got it Chris !
  4. canuck

    TRI SPOKE WHEEL

    I use black electrical tape and have an industrial magnet that is stronger than the usual ones.
  5. canuck

    Titanium bikes

    Hi All, I ride a Litespeed Blade (53). I primarily race IM and 70.3 distances , throwing in the occasional OD to keep me honest I live in a hot / humid environment and am a heavy perspirer. I previously had an aluminium frame and it rusted afetr 2 years. I wash and clean my bike weekly. The beauty of Ti is , as has been stated here and everywhere , over and over. Strength , durabilty , stiffness and ease of cleaning. Additionally, peace of mind As long as it is within the affordability of the athlete , I would not hesitate to recommend a Blade. I am unsure about other Ti frames. For what it is worth , I have ridden a P3c as well ( but did not buy it ).
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    Athlete sized meals?

    Great post and very timely. I just raced IM Malaysia 11 days ago. We stayed at The Westin. I ordered 2 main courses at all meals because the one was just insufficient. Although there were probably 50-100 IM participants staying at the hotel , the management was not inclined to increase portion size once requested. I generally only stay at Starwood Group hotels if I have to. I travel extensively for business and am fully aware of their many parctices to squeeze money out of every opportunity possible. Unfortunately it is the only "decent" hotel close to the transition and start/finish. If I recall correctly, they measure 275g for each plate of pasta. Just for the record , I could easily polish off 3 , including a salad main course as a starter.
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    Ironman Malaysia race video 2008

    It was a great day and an awesome course. Apart from the run course which needs to be wider at parts. Faris won Kona in 2005 , therefore did not "NEED" to qualify to race in Kona in October through this event. To clarify one of the official statements near the bottom of the post.
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    IM Malaysia

    2nd loser 365325[/snapback] Nice one! So where would that put you in a race situation? 48th LOSER!! 365380[/snapback] finished in 12.21 3rd in AG with some chance for a spot in Kona good girl great job 365401[/snapback] I met her and her friend Tymeka at Changi Airport in Singapore. Saw both girls on the run and they were looking strong. Glad to see they finished up well. It was ( as usual ) a hard day in paradise
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    Malaysian IM

    I will be racing there in 5 weeks. Last year was pretty damn hot and I live in this climate. Stay at The Westin, if you can. It is 1km away from the race start and the only decent ( 3 star or higher ) hotel within 10 or so km's of transition. Langkawi ,considering the price of 4 and 5 star resorts in the region , is extremely expensive. I would advise , get to the race and get to Phuket ,or another Thai destination as quickly as possible. Cheers Terry
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    Cracked Rib

    Yea , I've been there , unfortunately. Wiped out at IMWA 2004 entering the Tuart forest for the first time , after the swim. Hair fracture in one bruised the other. Pretty damn painful........ needless to say , I needed my sunglasses to to cover the tears coming down my face on the run
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    Infinit

    I have used it for the past year. I ordered from the states directly , 6 large tubs. It was pretty expensive including shipping to me here to Singapore. You essentially answer a questionnaire with about 30 points regarding taste , concentration , protein , age , distances primarily raced , cramping , weight , etc. A Slide chart is then calculated with osmality (sic) and formula is essentially made from that , ie:to your exact preferences. They also have "standard" generic one fits all formulas they make if you so desire , but why settle for that when you can get your own formulation. If they do get up and running in Oz , I will no doubt order more. I train 12-15hrs weekly and 6 tubs will last 12-14 months here...which means 18 months there in Oz Safe training weekend to all you dudes and dudettes Terry
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    These guys running an Ironman worry me a bit

    hey Blew, why not head over, do the race & check the distances & the spelling whilst you're there. send back a live report maybe their english spelling is lousy, but the race they put on is great...the best one yet for me...small sample though as I've only done IM OZ Forster/Pm, NZ & Malaysia. oops, edited for spelling 326844[/snapback] Yea , there are a couple of things that can be improved at this race. But don't get it wrong , whatever the spelling , organization , food....it is one helluva difficult race
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    Gold Coast bike rentals

    So the inappropriate part is the act of transporting the bike, or the 4-5hr training rides while you are on holiday? Don't get me wrong, the Gold Coast would be a great place to get in some quality training rides, and a fantastic way to escape all the inlaw festivities. But if you plan to do these rides anyway, wouldn't it be better and cheaper to bring your own bike? Eliminate the risk of bringing on an injury by riding a bike that doesn't quite fit or puts you in a different riding position. 319337[/snapback] Speedy Steve As I'm sure you are aware , all families are different. Without going into too much detail. My big box at the check-in would give the wrong impression. Quietly sliiping out at 5am and returning at 10 or 11 every couple of days is far less conspicuous. Completing the rides is the least of my worries if I understand your question correctly. Needless to say , the origin of my question is regarding bike shops in GC , not what the right or wrong thing to do is. I would be delighted to bring my Blade down in it's well travelled container , don't get me wrong I have sufficient experience to know wether my position is out enough to warrant caution. Thanks for the reply 319342[/snapback] I knew what your question was and I could have answered it for you myself but several other helpful people had already replied. I was looking for the reason you were asking the question. I put myself in your situation and if I were going on a family holiday I would be wanting to ride aswell. Your family wouldn't bat an eyelid if you were packing a surfboard and planned to spend hours surfing but somehow it is different when it comes to bikes. My wife would understand because she rides aswell but to those who don't, it would appear to be somewhat selfish. Have a good holiday 319379[/snapback] Unforunately, that is pretty much correct. My wife supports me but does not ride. Although my brother-in-law rides as well , so 2 dudes disappearing "cycling" would not be " in the family setting". Thanks mate !
  14. canuck

    Gold Coast bike rentals

    gold coast triathlete 07 55720775 or www.g-c-t.com regards fl 319354[/snapback] Greatly appreciated , thanks very much mate...saves me the surf Cheers Terry
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    Gold Coast bike rentals

    That takes 2 mins in the shower , if there was podium for that I would be on it every time. I will definitely post my experience on here. I look forward to the trip ! I will be not be joining for breakfast , my diet is very different from their's
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