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Back in topic I've just booked my flights and accom. Entered on Friday last week too so I didn't chuck a cranky.

 

I've also been training on some roads that make the trip course feel like hotmix so raceday should be a breeze lol

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Yep

All stages under read your power

But that doesn't matter as long as it's consistent

 

I ride 4-53 at IM franga of 173 watts

64kgs

Stages PM at the time

Which was consistent 20 watts out

 

20 watts out is good! Mine is consistently 20% out according to best bike split.

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Back in topic I've just booked my flights and accom. Entered on Friday last week too so I didn't chuck a cranky.

I've also been training on some roads that make the trip course feel like hotmix so raceday should be a breeze lol

Flights and accom? I thought u lived in Port now?

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Confused also - I thought this thread was about IMOZ 2017

 

Power stuff is cool and I like the banter, but perhaps the thread title needs to be changed

Change it to Port Power??
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Yep I do. Flights booked to NZ for a holiday afterwards :-)

Now this threads confusing me....... oh well.

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Yep I do. Flights booked to NZ for a holiday afterwards :-)

U should come to noooosa the weekend after IMOZ for UMOZ and See what a real tricathalon is all about
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There are a lot of theories being spouted here - why don't we wait 8 weeks and see how those theories play out :shy:

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There are a lot of theories being spouted here - why don't we wait 8 weeks and see how those theories play out :shy:

8 weeks out & AP is laying down the Smack talk already. Can't wait for taper.

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U should come to noooosa the weekend after IMOZ for UMOZ and See what a real tricathalon is all about

Ill be at queenstown that weekend celebrating.

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There are a lot of theories being spouted here - why don't we wait 8 weeks and see how those theories play outÃÂ :shy:

I'm normally pretty good with my theories.

So for port mac I predict that someone who was reasonably fit up until 2015 but hasnt really trained since and who had to have a break at 50m during a 1 * 100m set yesterday is not going to have a great day at Port Im. Their day will probably be more or less over during the swim. The athlete(?) should have been content supporting their friends from the USA from the sidelines and not gone the extra yard to support them on course.

 

I've always wanted a glow stick. Well, not really....

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There are a lot of theories being spouted here - why don't we wait 8 weeks and see how those theories play out :shy:

Have you booked your flights to hawaii yet?

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There are a lot of theories being spouted here - why don't we wait 8 weeks and see how those theories play out :shy:

My impending defeat of IronmanFoz is not a theory

 

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Have you booked your flights to hawaii yet?

 

Booked accommodation - no hurry on flights - I'll have to bring my best game - I'm in the last year of my age group :shy:

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Booked accommodation - no hurry on flights - I'll have to bring my best game - I'm in the last year of my age group :shy:

Goodluck. Hoping to join you back there in a couple years.

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Goodluck. Hoping to join you back there in a couple years.

You'll have to wait a damn long time.

 

FM

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Either FM know some inside goss about a massive crackdown on drafting, or he thinks you won't crack it in your age group....... which is kinda the same thing, if you see my point of view :)

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I don't get it

 

I don't get it either but I'm thinking it's because u r shit

 

 

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I don't get it either but I'm thinking it's because u r shit

 

 

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Oh that goes without saying. I just rely on other people being more shit.

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Oh that goes without saying. I just rely on other people being more shit.

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rbr was drafting too close to them and took them both down??

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My impending defeat of IronmanFoz is not a theory

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Alopogies four this teribal tiping but eye can hardly sea the quay board dew too the tears in my eye's from IronJimbo's excesive bullying.

 

I can't wait to see your "awesomeness" in port! Bring it on!!!!

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There are a lot of theories being spouted here - why don't we wait 8 weeks and see how those theories play out :shy:

Maybe you'll be able to ride up MFD this year?

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Maybe you'll be able to ride up MFD this year?

 

I did last year - no problems - bring it on :smile1:

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I did last year - no problems - bring it on :smile1:

We're heading out for a practice ride tomorrow. Two laps as well. Hope I make it up cause there is no carpet to walk up 8 weeks out.

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What is the length and gradient of MFD? I did NZ on a 54-42/23-11and at times wished I had the 25 on the back

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What is the length and gradient of MFD? I did NZ on a 54-42/23-11and at times wished I had the 25 on the back

Better seek a 28 then

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What is the length and gradient of MFD? I did NZ on a 54-42/23-11and at times wished I had the 25 on the back

Go for it. :)

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We're heading out for a practice ride tomorrow. Two laps as well. Hope I make it up cause there is no carpet to walk up 8 weeks out.

What time ? I am up In Port at the moment.

 

FM

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We're heading out for a practice ride tomorrow. Two laps as well. Hope I make it up cause there is no carpet to walk up 8 weeks out.

First triathlon I ever did was at Mooloolabah, and the ride went up Buderim. Back then, a 21 was an easy gear. I rode past the eventual women's winner while she was running her bike up the hill.

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What is the length and gradient of MFD? I did NZ on a 54-42/23-11and at times wished I had the 25 on the back

On that course a 28 is advisable (and I would not ride a 54-42 combo either, 53-39 or even compact if you're not a strong cyclist).

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Haven't read the tread. My 20c from the sofa.

 

Don't pump your tyres too hard.

 

Ride a 28 rear up the hill. Be able to ride solid from the top not need to recover for mins.

 

Don't back off in the bumpy bits. Get aero and go. Concentrate on a smooth line.

 

Excuse the interruption. Just wanted to feel part of the action;)

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On that course a 28 is advisable (and I would not ride a 54-42 combo either, 53-39 or even compact if you're not a strong cyclist).

i recommend an 11-21 and single 55 on the front for you :). No walking :).

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What time ? I am up In Port at the moment.

 

FM

Sorry mate i missed this. We probably passed each other. Saw a few more people than normal out there.

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First triathlon I ever did was at Mooloolabah, and the ride went up Buderim. Back then, a 21 was an easy gear. I rode past the eventual women's winner while she was running her bike up the hill.

 

Back around when exhasbeen was competitive none of us had an easier gear on the back than a 21 - I've ridden Henri Roberts Drive at the back of the Gold Coast many times on a 42 x 21 - one of our guys rode it on a 42 x 18 :scared:

 

I will ride MFD on a 39 x 27 - because that's what I have got - it's amazing what you can handle if it's all you have - it is only a small part of the course :smile1:

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Back around when exhasbeen was competitive none of us had an easier gear on the back than a 21 - I've ridden Henri Roberts Drive at the back of the Gold Coast many times on a 42 x 21 - one of our guys rode it on a 42 x 18 :scared:

 

I will ride MFD on a 39 x 27 - because that's what I have got - it's amazing what you can handle if it's all you have - it is only a small part of the course :smile1:

totally agree about old day gearing. I got paid out when I put a 23 on the back ;). C1988.

Maybe it's cause I'm older. But the idea of power spiking up the hill just doesn't seem the right thing to do. For me anyhow.

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Back around when exhasbeen was competitive none of us had an easier gear on the back than a 21 - I've ridden Henri Roberts Drive at the back of the Gold Coast many times on a 42 x 21 - one of our guys rode it on a 42 x 18 :scared:

 

I will ride MFD on a 39 x 27 - because that's what I have got - it's amazing what you can handle if it's all you have - it is only a small part of the course :smile1:

Back then I remember everyone used to go on about how hard it was to ride up Mt Glorious from Samford. I only knew half a dozen triathletes that could do it, and I knew a lot of competitive cyclists that couldn't. I managed it a couple of times, but it was very slow, and just like doing leg presses to turn the cranks. I did it again a few years ago, and halfway up started thinking "what was all the fuss about. I'm old now and still going to make it." I then remembered it would have been on a 42 - 19, rather than a 39 - 25.

 

Give me these modern gears any day.

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Yeah as I have gotten older I have allowed myself a couple of extra teeth on the rear sprocket for each decade birthday - I'm about 18 months off a 30 tooth gear in the rear cluster - I'll have more teeth on my cassette than I'll have in my head :shy:

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Yeah as I have gotten older I have allowed myself a couple of extra teeth on the rear sprocket for each decade birthday - I'm about 18 months off a 30 tooth gear in the rear cluster - I'll have more teeth on my cassette than I'll have in my head :shy:

 

Al, there is an alternate career for you, perhaps don't go mainstream at the cross. :)

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Where are the sizes written ? I have never looked - just spun the legs and pushed/pulled.

 

FM

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7 weeks to go today. Lost my focus the last 2  weeks. Done nothing.  Still trying to work out too much in life. Just need to train and enjoy myself. Finding it very hard to do. 

I guess it's just grab a cupful of concrete and htfu. 

maybe just stop watching TV and looking at Transitions and just get on with everything. 

FM

 

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Yep 7 weeks today.  Just had a weekend away with my gf in sydney at the races.  No long ride this week and happy with the rest and looking forward to 6 solid weeks of training to go.

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7 weeks eh? Struggling for motivation to get on the bike. Maybe 200km in the past 4 weeks. Oh well, should be enough time for a couple more long rides i guess.

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