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11 minutes ago, Cat Lady said:

here's hoping for a cold change 😀

If you last couple of weeks are anything to go by, you'll be fine.

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1 hour ago, Cat Lady said:

here's hoping for a cold change 😀

I'm 3 mins later

Most of the draft packs will be gone/finished at least

 

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1 hour ago, Cat Lady said:

might even be a wetsuit swim 😂

Water temp yesterday was 22.8

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Just now, ComfortablyNumb said:

At what temp are wetsuits out?

22deg

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2 hours ago, AA7 said:

I'm in the last wave - Family Team 9.31am.  My wife is worrying about her cyclist cutoff time.  Is there one?  If so, what is it?  Mind you, I think she'll do the 40kms in about 1:15-1:20 (AVS 31-21kmh) so even if I don't start till last, surely she'll be OK?

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6 minutes ago, ComfortablyNumb said:

I'm in the last wave - Family Team 9.31am.  My wife is worrying about her cyclist cutoff time.  Is there one?  If so, what is it?  Mind you, I think she'll do the 40kms in about 1:15-1:20 (AVS 31-21kmh) so even if I don't start till last, surely she'll be OK?

She will be fine. There would be cut-offs, but they take into account the start time of every wave. 

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On a unrelated note. Two people have drowned off Noosa beach in the last week. The latest was this morning.

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7 minutes ago, Rocket Salad said:

On a unrelated note. Two people have drowned off Noosa beach in the last week. The latest was this morning.

if this is the case, maybe they'll dig out the thermometer they used a few years back when they first made it a beach swim....

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Mate at work is off 18mins earlier and the smack talk has kicked off. Could be a month's worth of coffees down after this race now....    dumb smart arse mouth. 

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43 minutes ago, Rocket Salad said:

On a unrelated note. Two people have drowned off Noosa beach in the last week. The latest was this morning.

Yeh, one was bodyboarding is dangerous conditions near the rocks and got smashed. Other one was a medical condition.

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My wave is 45 minutes later than last year. This time I'm at around 8am.

I'm in the 'heavy dudes' cat.

If I switched to my age cat, I get a 45 minute earlier start as well.

Wonder if its worth going earlier?

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22 minutes ago, dazmuzza said:

My wave is 45 minutes later than last year. This time I'm at around 8am.

I'm in the 'heavy dudes' cat.

If I switched to my age cat, I get a 45 minute earlier start as well.

Wonder if its worth going earlier?

Do it. Get into the beers sooner. If that's your thing.

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10 minutes ago, AA7 said:

Do it. Get into the beers sooner. If that's your thing.

He's a Clydesdale.. that is clearly his thing... 

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1 minute ago, pieman said:

He's a Clydesdale.. that is clearly his thing... 

Is drinking while competing frowned upon?

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Can't swim hard because of the shoulder, so can't race.

 

Especially if it means you'll beat me.

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33 minutes ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

Can't swim hard because of the shoulder, so can't race.

 

Especially if it means you'll beat me.

But you can still drive though can't you

 

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Hi all, over from England and racing noosa for the first time, what are the expo's like? Looking to get a new pair of goggles for it and wondering wether to get a pair before or get a pair there. Hoping it's not a wetsuit swim too as I'll have to buy /hire one! 

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Get some at expo definitely.

Unlikely to be wettie swim.

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This made me giggle. Foher will be having a....wait for it....'hair braiding stall' at the expo. Because the most important thing for females is getting the braid right apparently.

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3 hours ago, Lufcbully said:

Hi all, over from England and racing noosa for the first time, what are the expo's like? Looking to get a new pair of goggles for it and wondering wether to get a pair before or get a pair there. Hoping it's not a wetsuit swim too as I'll have to buy /hire one! 

Mate I wouldn't buy my goggles the day before a race if I were you, esp a 1.5 k open water swim.  Those are something I'd want to have tested a few times and be pretty use to before race day. 

The expo is good, a lot of the new and latest things, and a lot of hype too. Noosa is great though, you'll love it. Good luck 

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16 minutes ago, AA7 said:

This made me giggle. Foher will be having a....wait for it....'hair braiding stall' at the expo. Because the most important thing for females is getting the braid right apparently.

mmmm .....I remember hair

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14 hours ago, AA7 said:

This made me giggle. Foher will be having a....wait for it....'hair braiding stall' at the expo. Because the most important thing for females is getting the braid right apparently.

Damn, I just had a hair cut !  

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On 19/10/2018 at 8:50 PM, AA7 said:

This made me giggle. Foher will be having a....wait for it....'hair braiding stall' at the expo. Because the most important thing for females is getting the braid right apparently.

Who's to say done of us dudes wouldn't be up for a bit of work on the do?

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11 minutes ago, goughy said:

Who's to say done of us dudes wouldn't be up for a bit of work on the do?

You'd need to go to the FOHIM tent.. 

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6 minutes ago, pieman said:

You'd need to go to the FOHIM tent.. 

Would anybody be allowed to set up a men's only tent? It'd be deemed sexist.

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8 minutes ago, pieman said:

You'd need to go to the FOHIM tent.. 

While I know Foher is a woman's cycling brand/team, I'm assuming when their hair braiding service is geneder non-specific?

 

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10 minutes ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

Would anybody be allowed to set up a men's only tent? It'd be deemed sexist.

is that irony or just a double standard? not sure..

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Pretty smart marketing I would have thought.

Willing to guarantee that Foher sell more singlets and race suits by offering hair braiding than Canyon do Speedmax's by having Lange's bike there!

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On 19/10/2018 at 10:09 PM, Clarkevitch said:

Legends wave 6.41 happy days

Ditto, happy days in the legends (non-competitive wave - at least I can use that as a bargaining chip with the cardiologist)

and did I mention the free entry (30 y club)

AND

free VIP trackside invite for the weekend (inc refreshments) (don't know why  - but thanks IM)

this is such an expensive weekend for me, spending a whole $100 on accom and pizza :) 

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The new "in" place to eat is Noosa Junction. Some great restaurants have opened up there in the last 12 months. All are on the cheaper side.

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Is your idea of cheaper and my idea of cheaper the same?  Is the junction better than it used to be?  Used to remind me a bit too much of Toowoomba, but I guess I was parking a Kingswood there back then.  And there was no Sheraton down at the heads.

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My in-laws had a holiday house at Peregian Beach, and we always went to the Junction. More variety in cuisine rather than just expensive crap along Hasting St that would leave you hungry. I didn't mind the Mexican that used to be upstairs on Hasting, but other than that it would be the Junction.

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Ex Hasbeen, Montezuma's has moved from Hastings Street and is now located in the junction. Along with three or four Japanese restaurants a Korean restaurant three or four hipster style restaurants lead by the Village bicycle.

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18 hours ago, trifun said:

Ditto, happy days in the legends (non-competitive wave - at least I can use that as a bargaining chip with the cardiologist)

and did I mention the free entry (30 y club)

AND

free VIP trackside invite for the weekend (inc refreshments) (don't know why  - but thanks IM)

this is such an expensive weekend for me, spending a whole $100 on accom and pizza :) 

I thought all legends got free vip trackside invite ??  I’ve had it for the last few years 😳

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6 hours ago, plugga said:

I thought all legends got free vip trackside invite ??  I’ve had it for the last few years 😳

Oh im a legend. That would be nice.

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On 23/10/2018 at 2:00 PM, plugga said:

I thought all legends got free vip trackside invite ??  I’ve had it for the last few years 😳

Never had one before and this is Noosa #34, 

u must be extra special

( or I upset someone )

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6 hours ago, trifun said:

( or I upset someone )

Noosa Tri didn't have a clothing sponsor you had issues with, did they?

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2 hours ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

Noosa Tri didn't have a clothing sponsor you had issues with, did they?

They had their own problems with the same brand. Ever noticed a rival expo in the hotel ball room? That would piss WTC off big time.

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