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Year of first Tri race?

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  1. Hi Guys, I want to have a crack qualifying for cross worlds in 2016 Lake Crackenback. I have zero mountain bike riding experience. and zero knowledge of the bikes and what to look for. never done and off-road triathlon. I will be mainly getting my fitness road riding as I don't have a lot of time to travel to the the trails being in Sydney's eastern suburbs (unless you know of somewhere close?) Firstly I need a bike. I can see the first debate is dual suspension vs Hardtail.......? I would like a decent bike, so something that will not make it harder than it needs to be. I know a decent bike makes a difference in triathlon so I assume its the same? what should I be looking for in a bike? Any good places to ride in sydney? any good people to learn from ? what other gear is important in cross tri? do people wear MTB shoes or tri shoes? cheers!
  2. Watching a bit of the golf this morning before heading off for work. Im a crap golfer but love watching it. I struggle to get my head around these guys ripping it 300 yards and being able to then "choose" to draw it back, or watch them go "around" a tree. Now lets not argue about whether we consider golf to be a sport or not, but is triathlon a "skill" sport? Cycling and running for the most part are rewarded by hard work not so much skill, swimming has technique involved but again this seems to be about a lot of hard work as well. Lets say these are the definitions: Based on these, if Tri has "skills" involved what are they? Is the swim, ride and run the "technique" Are things like "race craft" or "race pacing" the skill or putting the three "techniques" together the skill?? Would also be keen to get coaches opinions on this one.
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