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Go to the App Store then search ITU grand final gold coast2018

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On 07/07/2018 at 6:21 PM, Cat Lady said:

Go to the App Store then search ITU grand final gold coast2018

I searched and the first fit was for a game called "Idle heroes". Coincidence?

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I just put in triathlon world champs 2018 and it was first on the list 

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Bike course is shi..  how do they manage to make it worse every time the event comes to the Gold Coast? The drafters will like it. It had better not rain.... 

Looks like another swim start with "sacrificial" thongs and cloths...

PS: Anybody care to tell the ITU that for 98% of the competitors this is not "grand final" but an outright world champs. 

PPS: can anyone remember what the time frame for the delivery of the first round of uniform orders was?

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19 minutes ago, trifun said:

Looks like another swim start with "sacrificial" thongs and cloths...

I'm not familiar with that phrase 🤔

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33 minutes ago, trifun said:

Looks like another swim start with "sacrificial" thongs and cloths

There is a bag drop at the swim start - they may cart the stuff to transition for us to collect post race...

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Hotel slippers are the go.

I stashed a few pairs from along the way and various trips. 

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1 hour ago, Cranky said:

Isn't that what husbands are for?

Lucky I'm not doing the race, I dont have a husband

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22 minutes ago, RunBrettRun said:

Lucky I'm not doing the race, I dont have a husband

Why not? I mean why aren't you doing the race, not why dont you have a husband? I think I know the answer to that.

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3 minutes ago, AA7 said:

Why not? I mean why aren't you doing the race, not why dont you have a husband? I think I know the answer to that.

Decided I like going slow more than this type of stuff so concentrating on getting strong for Busso

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Drove down and tried out the bike course yesterday,

don't recommend training on it - too dangerous (stop and give way signs to traverse, traffic, building sites, turns across traffic etc).

Anyway here is my map - note the official course maps leave out an important right turn across traffic about 3 k into the course into Marine parade (miss that one and you are going to Hellensvale instead of Paradise Point) !.

(I had a slight variation on the way back from the turn around when I turned left one street early (into Milton) off Joy St due to a desire not to go under the front of a Barina in the rain). FYI there is a "99 Bikes" shop right across the road from transition, and lovely amenities just to the south at the Gold Coast Aquatic Complex (renamed from Southport Pool for Com Games).

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On 10/07/2018 at 8:47 AM, RunBrettRun said:

Lucky I'm not doing the race, I dont have a husband

Why not? They come in handy. You should get yourself one!

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3 hours ago, Cranky said:

Why not? They come in handy. You should get yourself one!

My girlfriend could probably use one of them by the sound of it and it would make my life a whole lot easier 😂

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According to the latest email we are not allowed to  leave a towel in transition - how are we meant to dry our feet ?

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5 minutes ago, Cat Lady said:

According to the latest email we are not allowed to  leave a towel in transition - how are we meant to dry our feet ?

It's going to be bucketing down with rain anyway.

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1 hour ago, Cat Lady said:

According to the latest email we are not allowed to  leave a towel in transition - how are we meant to dry our feet ?

I was thinking that your transition mat could be very towel like...but I guess they use buckets in ITU? I have no idea. Not fast enough to qualify.

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1 hour ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

It's going to be bucketing down with rain anyway.

The funniest thing in transition when it is raining is people putting a plastic bag on their bike saddle. What is the first thing that is going to get wet as soon as you sit on it?

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23 minutes ago, AA7 said:

The funniest thing in transition when it is raining is people putting a plastic bag on their bike saddle.

This had to be one of the most confusing things during my first race :D

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21 minutes ago, AA7 said:

The funniest thing in transition when it is raining is people putting a plastic bag on their bike saddle. What is the first thing that is going to get wet as soon as you sit on it?

Yeah I have never understood that either.. I saw a guy once who had his bike covered in a tarp while he was swimming.. not sure if he hoped it would stop while he was out there but it didnt and bike wasnt dry for long...

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2 hours ago, Cat Lady said:

According to the latest email we are not allowed to  leave a towel in transition - how are we meant to dry our feet ?

It's a mute point anyway since it will be a Duathlon.

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3 hours ago, Cat Lady said:

According to the latest email we are not allowed to  leave a towel in transition - how are we meant to dry our feet ?

Probably be that long a jog from the water that it will need a drinks stop (eg Noosa), or my though was - stuff a small one (like a face washer) inside your helmet.

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Never dried my feet in a single trial I've done. Just use a brightly coloured towel to find my bike!

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