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So I'm relatively new here but see a lot of hate for this guy AP, or is it just shit stirring, is it good natured or is it serious. I have no idea what the hell is going on, who he is and why he cops so much shit?

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he's a 75 year old legend who looks about 57 and apparently hes done kona a few times, coached a few people there, and won the Hell of the West 3 times a row

He cops shit because he has some unconventional ideas (worming and chinese herbalists), outdated ideas (you cant train for Kona indoors) and in the past has been caught course cutting, taking a pill he found on the road on the run course (salt apparently?). Usually if he is getting picked on for any length of time, all of his coached athletes return from not posting here for years to defend his honour... 

 

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Long story. There are some personal differences and a bit of banter. 

In my experience he can cut you down then build you up. 

Personally I'm not a fan of that behaviour. No disrespect to his results or longevity in Ironman. 

 

He get a lot of good reviews from athletes. I've seen his programs(circa 2009) and they're OK. When I first read the forum he was brutal. 

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He enjoys fishing alot as well, sometime he reels in some barra, other times it's an old gumboot.  When he learns which bait to use he should do okay

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I actually like AP. I just enjoy giving him some stick for time to time. 

I however don’t worship at the altar of AP. 

But everyone has to admit, at 75years old, his is a farking impressive athlete. 

 

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Simple answer is, it's an internet forum, not everyone is gonna agree with everyone else all the time!

More to the point, AP is a big boy, he can take it and he'll eat it for breakfast and poop it out during his 3am long run (and he won't even stop).  There's a lot of "in group" stuff that can go on with members that have been here a long time, the newer you are the harder it can be to pick up.  

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I don't hate you AP 

I just don't like conflict in general. And when I first got on here that's what I got. No stress mate. 

 

Cheers 

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1 hour ago, AP said:

I do like to stir the pot occasionally

A new contender for understatement of the year has arrived! :)

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I have been coached by AP for a number of years. As a coach he is one of the most understanding, supportive and inspirational people I have ever met. 

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1 minute ago, Raph said:

I have been coached by AP for a number of years. As a coach he is one of the most understanding, supportive and inspirational people I have ever met. 

Gotta love AP posting as one of his alternate names. 

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5 hours ago, pieman said:

Usually if he is getting picked on for any length of time, all of his coached athletes return from not posting here for years to defend his honour.

 

2 minutes ago, Raph said:

I have been coached by AP for a number of years. As a coach he is one of the most understanding, supportive and inspirational people I have ever met. 

Scooped it Pieman. :)

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13 minutes ago, Peter said:

Gotta love AP posting as one of his alternate names. 

 

12 minutes ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

Scooped it Pieman. :)

:lol::lol::lol::lol:

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I don't agree with a lot of what AP says, and he knows it, but regardless of what you think of his opinion he is genuine and honest and is quite happy to talk to anyone anytime about his opinions and methods. 

He is not just a "keyboard warrior" who posts this stuff online then goes hiding when it comes to face to face meetings. 

Whether you agree with him or his methods or not you cant deny his commitment, passion and results. 

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49 minutes ago, trilobite said:

What ever happened to Varondah???

Sounds like some kind of STD..

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6 minutes ago, bumcrackjack said:

It's a triathlon forum and AP does triathlon. Which is more than can be said for about 80% of people here.

BAM.  Love it.  So bloody true.

We need new rules.

Unless you have done Kona, you can't talk about it.

Unless you've done an Ironman, you can't talk about it.

Unless you've done a triathlon, post in the sandbox.

this is a pisstake

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It's ok to be passionate about ironman and or kona.

 

Its ok if you're not passionate about ironman and or kona.

 

Whichever group you fall you need to understand other people see the world differently and have different priorities and that is OK!

 

Both sides are at fault in a lot of the crap that gets thrown around here.

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1 hour ago, Peter said:

BAM.  Love it.  So bloody true.

We need new rules.

Unless you have done Kona, you can't talk about it.

Unless you've done an Ironman, you can't talk about it.

Unless you've done a triathlon, post in the sandbox.

this is a pisstake

Should I ban him :P <insert sarcasm font that someone wanted>

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24 minutes ago, willie said:

Should I ban him :P <insert sarcasm font that someone wanted>

Most just block him.

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49 minutes ago, willie said:

Should I ban him :P <insert sarcasm font that someone wanted>

The power has gone to his head already!

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51 minutes ago, willie said:

Should I ban him :P <insert sarcasm font that someone wanted>

no need. It is crucial pre -kona time so he has put himself into exile already and is 110% focused on  the 80% mental aspects of succeeding over there.. he didnt even tell us about yesterdays hill repeats session so that is the only explanation..

or he's at the dentist?

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5 minutes ago, pieman said:

no need. It is crucial pre -kona time so he has put himself into exile already and is 110% focused on  the 80% mental aspects of succeeding over there.. he didnt even tell us about yesterdays hill repeats session so that is the only explanation..

or he's at the dentist?

I think he meant Peter. Or have you blocked him too, so didn't see? :)

11 minutes ago, Peter said:

I'd personally like to see rangas blocked outright

Most of the old farts on here are bald now, so you wouldn't know.

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11 minutes ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

I think he meant Peter. Or have you blocked him too, so didn't see? :)

Most of the old farts on here are bald now, so you wouldn't know.

I cant figure out how to block people

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Top right corner of your browser, there's a little X button.  Click that and you can't read any of the offending posts ;);)

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1 hour ago, pieman said:

no need. It is crucial pre -kona time so he has put himself into exile already and is 110% focused on  the 80% mental aspects of succeeding over there.. he didnt even tell us about yesterdays hill repeats session so that is the only explanation..

or he's at the dentist?

I had good legs yesterday on my Mount Cootha hill repeats - a group photo was taken at the end but I haven't seen it posted yet - I was busy yesterday, my carpenter mate was available so I had a day on the tools with him working on the house reno  I'm doing. I have to grab him when he's available, I was weary last night after stacking eight hours carpentry on top of the hill repeats, still a bit tired today.

I do lots of manual work, it's good for me, I'll be easing it up now that I'm into the last month. I leave for Kona two weeks from today. 🌴 

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The 2018 Kona Cycos, AP, GTA, BS cup winner    .

 

 

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Video wouldn’t share : (
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Mt Coot-tha without the rain 🙁

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1 hour ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

Most of the old farts on here are bald now, so you wouldn't know.

I might be grey. But at least i still have hair. 

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59 minutes ago, iFoz said:

The 2018 Kona Cycos, AP, GTA, BS cup winner    .

 

 

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Isn't Mt Cootha in Brisbane, not Thredbo?  These blokes are rugged up like polar bears.

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16 minutes ago, ComfortablyNumb said:

Isn't Mt Cootha in Brisbane, not Thredbo?  These blokes are rugged up like polar bears.

heat acclimatization for K O N A

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1 hour ago, goughy said:

Top right corner of your browser, there's a little X button.  Click that and you can't read any of the offending posts ;);)

Another Mac insensitive post 😜

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, trilobite said:

Disappointingly not at dark o’clock either...

It is when we start. 🔦

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3 hours ago, iFoz said:

Mt Coot-tha without the rain 🙁

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This photo reminds me of something. Hmm. 

Oh ive got it. 

 

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I can see this escalating / degenerating quickly... hang on while go get some popcorn. 🍺🍿

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