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2 hours ago, Bosco said:

I’m not seeing the issue with weather - race should be 1 month earlier though 

They could move it back now given no Ironman Melbourne

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Well, I just got back from doing a lap of the course in the car. Without a doubt, the roads are the worst I have seen. There are heaps of holes filled with mix that is all over the shop. Lose gravel, bumps - absolute heaps. I don’t think there will be any PBs on the bike. 

I feel it is a little dangerous around Flynns Beach. 

Stay safe out there and hopefully not too many mechanicals and spares required. 

FM

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I applaud the council for trying to make the roads as safe as possible, but I rode the course on MONDAY and they were pouring hot tar and gravel into some of the patchwork that comprises the road in Bonny Hills.

Nearly destroyed my bike with all the wet gravel sticking to my tyres,getting caught in the frame,etc.

Should they have done this 2 weeks ago? Don't know because it looks like the repairs they've done in town ( especially descending into Flynn's beach shops) is breaking up already from the rain over past 24hrs.

All I can say is , if it's wet , be VERY careful entering Davis st which leads into MFD on the way out of town.

Good luck to all.

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I thought port Mac was a swinging seat, yet they can’t get a decent road surface?

or is it to keep visitors away?

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16 minutes ago, Dave T said:

Should they have done this 2 weeks ago? 

Ideally yes but probably wanted to wait till after the Easter traffic as that would create more potholes or damage the patches 

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Do the Pros have black numbers?  I thought I saw #9 riding their bike away from town near Town Beach after 4pm. That’s after the close of bike drop off time. 

FM

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10 hours ago, Nath. said:

Sure glad I’m not riding a bike in a tri suit for 5-6hrs on Sunday in this weather!

I always maintain that this race is a month too late in the season.

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:lol: seriously? Don’t come to Wales, you will die!

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1 hour ago, Flanman said:

Well, I just got back from doing a lap of the course in the car. Without a doubt, the roads are the worst I have seen. There are heaps of holes filled with mix that is all over the shop. Lose gravel, bumps - absolute heaps. I don’t think there will be any PBs on the bike. 

I feel it is a little dangerous around Flynns Beach. 

Stay safe out there and hopefully not too many mechanicals and spares required. 

FM

Yep agreed. I went out this arvo and couldn't believe it. I've done a few rides along there and its very very dodgy at the moment. 

Slow down and take care on the descents folks. 

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57 minutes ago, FatPom said:

:lol: seriously? Don’t come to Wales, you will die!

Yep, only got races for me!

i like the look of IM Wales and tough course, but way too cold for me.

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36 minutes ago, willie said:

Yep agreed. I went out this arvo and couldn't believe it. I've done a few rides along there and its very very dodgy at the moment. 

Slow down and take care on the descents folks. 

Didn’t know you were up here Willie. Might see you at the finish or Beer Mile. 

FM

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37 minutes ago, willie said:

Yep agreed. I went out this arvo and couldn't believe it. I've done a few rides along there and its very very dodgy at the moment. 

Slow down and take care on the descents folks. 

My wife and kids drove the course today, comment from the missus "you should have put aero bars on your 29er"

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2 hours ago, FatPom said:

:lol: seriously? Don’t come to Wales, you will die!

Oh Dear 😨

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Sleep well little Port peeps.

Tomorrow you are IronFolk! :D

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9 hours ago, TThomo said:

Oh Dear 😨

:lol: we'll look after you mate.

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11 hours ago, trickle said:

My wife and kids drove the course today, comment from the missus "you should have put aero bars on your 29er"

I was going to say IP would've but he's hard core and would've had a fat bike :P

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10 hours ago, willie said:

I was going to say IP would've but he's hard core and would've had a fat bike :P

did he ride a fat bike?

 

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14 hours ago, willie said:

I was going to say IP would've but he's hard core and would've had a fat bike :P

After racing that, I wished I'd ridden a fat bike 

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