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Who's in ? 

If it's anything like today (33C and 40 kph hot westerlies), I will be stretchered home.

FM

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Next Tuesday and Wednesday are predicted to be 36 and 40 at Penrith. Not sure if I have seen the actual temp too different from the forecasts out there 😮 14 day long range starts getting into the 30s, but that is a little too far away.

I'll be up at the Supercars in Newcastle.

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45 minutes ago, MissJess said:

 

I'll be up at the Supercars in Newcastle.

Me too - bring on the KISS concert too

NSF

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I am in. First race in 8 years, as can't count Cairns in 2017 as had rear deralieur broken with a few kms into the bike. very nervous and excited.  

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* Flanman - #1457

* Clappers - #1167

Please add if you like

FM

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10 hours ago, IronJimbo said:

I'm in

Bring it on, the hotter it is the more I like it 😎

Challenge set: Lets do Ironman Malaysia!!!!!

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9 hours ago, MissJess said:

I'll be up at the Supercars in Newcastle.

You mean people actually watch these races?

The good thing about it being in Newcastle is they got it out of Olympic Park.

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15 hours ago, IronJimbo said:

I'm in

Bring it on, the hotter it is the more I like it 😎

This supports my theory that you are or are related to Lord Lucifer:devil2:

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1 hour ago, BarryBevan said:

This supports my theory that you are or are related to Lord Lucifer:devil2:

He's my wingman 

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7 hours ago, IronmanFoz said:

Challenge set: Lets do Ironman Malaysia!!!!!

Didn't you say that IM you did in Chayna was hotter than Kona? 

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21 minutes ago, IronJimbo said:

He's my wingman 

No surprise that I don’t like the heat as I am morally superior and heavenly 🌩

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2 minutes ago, BarryBevan said:

No surprise that I don’t like the heat as I am morally superior and heavenly 🌩

I'll have to get The Prince to crank up the dial then 

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Does any one have any tips for this race?  i have obviously never done it and don't even know where penrith is, however, i am sure i will find it. 

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10 minutes ago, Prince said:

Does any one have any tips for this race?  i have obviously never done it and don't even know where penrith is, however, i am sure i will find it. 

Just to clarify, I was referring to the Prince Of Darkness

Although I'm not aware of anyone ever seeing you and him together in the same room...

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10 minutes ago, Prince said:

Does any one have any tips for this race?  i have obviously never done it and don't even know where penrith is, however, i am sure i will find it. 

Take plenty of sunscreen and insect repellant 

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2 hours ago, Prince said:

Does any one have any tips for this race?

Location: Get there early as there the walk from the carpark is at least 800 metres.

Swim. Fresh water so will be slower that you are used to. They have changed the course this year so you swim under the bridge then get out adjacent to T1.If the water is clean, you can follow the underwater rope down the 750 length (refer to swim map) It's about 3 foot under the surface.. There are also small coloured buoys about every 50 metres.

Bike: Flat, flat, flat. In 2017, I was hoping to get near 3 - 3:05 (unfit). I did 2:50 and felt good. Make sure you drink and eat as you get in such a rhythm you may forget.

Run: Again flat, flat, flat. The only incline is the gradual rise out from the dam/weir. What I call a medium false flat. The second half lap feels a long way as you can see 10 km around the water. It visually seems a long way. Keep you mental state solid.

It can get very hot and a dry feeling on the run, especially on the second lap. Grab the ice for hat and tri suit (if they have it again). Hydrate, hydrate. Because the course if very flat/fast, make sure you have the right rhythm otherwise you will hit the wall early.

And, f**k me, the FLIES !! I take aeroguard for after the race.

A few of us will have Trannie hats on, so keep your eye out. Arse slapping is allowed as you pass a Trannie.

FM 

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15 hours ago, IronmanFoz said:

You mean people actually watch these races?

The good thing about it being in Newcastle is they got it out of Olympic Park.

Getting given tickets, so yeah I'll watch. I still wonder why people keep going back to WS70.3 🤣

@Flanman water is not clear. Last race I did there a few weeks back, could not see wire. I use the buoys as a guide, I know I'm on target when I hit one :dribble:

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2 hours ago, Flanman said:

Arse slapping is allowed as you pass a Trannie.

I need to work on my aim

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4 hours ago, Flanman said:

Location: Get there early as there the walk from the carpark is at least 800 metres.

Spot on FM, the only  good thing about the walk is you will pass a coupe of toilet blocks which are usually not lined up 👍🏼
 

it’s a great race, but on the other end, gee it’s a long walk back to the car
 

Have fun

 

NSF

 

 

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Classic - 1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run - but the 800m walk busted me!!!! 

This race gets a bad wrap in some circles but I love it. Just such an easy, simple and hassle free race. (Course is boring as bat shit though) 

 

 

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Water temp taken by TO's yesterday at about 3pm when Hills transition opened. 24 degrees.

Hot and shifting winds from about 2pm, did get a headwind coming down Castlereagh Rd on the bike.

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22 hours ago, BarryBevan said:

Waves and predicted times for butt slapping

6:34 am wave start for me. Time ?  F-nose. I am about 6 weeks short of where I wanted to be. Maybe less than 6:30 ??  Just to finish, only walk the aid stations and not fall asleep on the way home while driving. 
 

FM

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1 hour ago, Flanman said:

6:34 am wave start for me. Time ?  F-nose. I am about 6 weeks short of where I wanted to be. Maybe less than 6:30 ??  Just to finish, only walk the aid stations and not fall asleep on the way home while driving. 
 

FM

Big or gentle slap

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38 minutes ago, BarryBevan said:

Big or gentle slap

What the hell kind of question is that?

Surely we woundn't bother with any less than 'atomic'

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On 08/11/2019 at 8:27 AM, IronJimbo said:

Didn't you say that IM you did in Chayna was hotter than Kona? 

Yep 44 on the run. It was carnage. Never seen so many ambulances.

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1 hour ago, IronJimbo said:

What the hell kind of question is that?

Surely we woundn't bother with any less than 'atomic'

Well yes but it’s important to make a good assessment of the likelihood of a slap

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I sure hope the race isn't affected by any bushfires as isn't it in a bushfire area?

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1 hour ago, Prince said:

I sure hope the race isn't affected by any bushfires as isn't it in a bushfire area?

The regatta centre is far enough away from bush to be safe, but it could get smoky if there's anything going on in the blue mountains 

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40 minutes ago, IronJimbo said:

The regatta centre is far enough away from bush to be safe, but it could get smoky if there's anything going on in the blue mountains 

I'd have hated to have been racing or even training in Brisbane today. If it's anything like it was here it could likely get called off.

 

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12 hours ago, IronJimbo said:

The regatta centre is far enough away from bush to be safe, but it could get smoky if there's anything going on in the blue mountains 

Nepean Tri was affected (minor) by the bushfires in 2013. The fires in that case were in the lower Springwood/Winmalee/Yellow Rock, the fire itself did get down to the Nepean River and jumped toward the regatta centre, but was out in the lower bits before the race. The smoke from the rest of the fires were still there, especially after 10am when the wind comes in, and all people still on the run course were told to stop, it was mostly the BOP folks. Still got their medal. 

My house (where I still own, but rent out) is not too far south of the little golfer in Springwood.

Linksview-Road,-Springwood-Blue-Mountain

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On 08/11/2019 at 1:54 PM, Prince said:

Does any one have any tips for this race?  i have obviously never done it and don't even know where penrith is, however, i am sure i will find it. 

 

On 08/11/2019 at 2:05 PM, IronJimbo said:

Tips-wise, drink early and drink often

Isn't that pretty much the norm out Penrith way?

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On 08/11/2019 at 4:18 PM, Flanman said:

Location: Get there early as there the walk from the carpark is at least 800 metres.

 

On 08/11/2019 at 8:34 PM, Notsofast said:

Spot on FM, the only  good thing about the walk is you will pass a coupe of toilet blocks which are usually not lined up 👍🏼

 

On 08/11/2019 at 8:48 PM, Bosco said:

Classic - 1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run - but the 800m walk busted me!!!!

Pump up your tyres and leave your track pump in the car. Put on your helmet and backpack containing your gear. Ride from carpark to transition.

It's pretty simple. Or how much crap are you guys lugging to the race?

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36 minutes ago, Paul Every said:

 

Isn't that pretty much the norm out Penrith way?

Water and electrolytes I mean, not UDLs

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45 minutes ago, Paul Every said:

 

 

Pump up your tyres and leave your track pump in the car. Put on your helmet and backpack containing your gear. Ride from carpark to transition.

It's pretty simple. Or how much crap are you guys lugging to the race?

I think i did notice you can rack the day of the race. Is that still the case, and is that an advantage?

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17 minutes ago, Prince said:

I think i did notice you can rack the day of the race. Is that still the case, and is that an advantage?

Yep, I've done that before.  Big help if you live near the coast and don't want to make two 150km round trips in the same weekend

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23 minutes ago, Prince said:

I think i did notice you can rack the day of the race. Is that still the case, and is that an advantage?

Sorry, I wasn't thinking about any requirement to rack your bike the day before. I've only raced Nepean out at the Regatta Centre.

On a general point, after so many years in the sport, I'm still puzzled why so many people carry an inordinately large bag over their shoulder and walk their bike some distance to a race. It just looks so cumbersome.

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On 11/11/2019 at 10:55 AM, Flanman said:

6:34 am wave start for me.

I'm giving you about a half-hour head start then

What do you think is worse - the slap itself or the anticipation of the slap?

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26 minutes ago, IronJimbo said:

I'm giving you about a half-hour head start then

What do you think is worse - the slap itself or the anticipation of the slap?

I believe Flannie gives a proctology examination a pretty low rating. :cry:

#PBforFlannie

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50 minutes ago, IronJimbo said:

I'm giving you about a half-hour head start then

What do you think is worse - the slap itself or the anticipation of the slap?

Seeing it’s only half an hour, the anticipation of being collected on the bike (in that position) is worse. Just make sure you are wearing your watch on your right hand. 
 

FM

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I'm in 

Did Nepean as a practice run. I had forgotten how crap I am at swimming sans wetsuit. goggles fogged up couldn't see where I was going, swallowed half the lake. Not happy Jan, so I entered Hills sprint tri on Sunday. Swam much better.

Built my own TT bike out of a roadie, mate gave me a wahoo kicker, signed up to Trainer Road and I'm ready to go

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1 hour ago, oldschool69#2 said:

He will see the glow stick coming so it won’t be a shock for him ... 😂

We might not be fast, but at least we show up 😎

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