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24 minutes ago, roxii said:

You can sleep in your own bed mid race, beats lying on the road :lol: 

And have lunch 

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Looks a lot like the old Challenge Melbourne course. Coffee stop at Black Rock each lap on the bike. 

The only question everyone should be asking is,. "How cold will the water be?" It was only 15 degrees November 2019. A bit colder than usual. 

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It was at least 17 degrees through November, I started swimming in October and I'm soft. 

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2 hours ago, Peter said:

And have lunch 

 

1 hour ago, Jim Shortz said:

Now THAT would be funny 

I stopped for dinner at port Mac one year. 

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1 hour ago, Bored@work said:

If Peter races, I will be there.

You better sign up.  I’ll be there.  

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10 hours ago, Peter said:

 

I stopped for dinner at port Mac one year. 

I'm pretty sure we bought you the hot chips! 

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1 hour ago, Peter said:

You better sign up.  I’ll be there.  

Calm down. Didn't say I would be racing it. I'll fly over & do the hell ride with all the other MAAP, Rapha wearing twats. Drink coffee, eat donuts & laugh at you Ironman kooks.

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5 minutes ago, Bored@work said:

Calm down. Didn't say I would be racing it. I'll fly over & do the hell ride with all the other MAAP, Rapha wearing twats. Drink coffee, eat donuts & laugh at you Ironman kooks.

You couldn’t keep up with those rides.  
 

maybe you’d be more suited to the tri alliance beginners bike sessions. 

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Any chance of this selling out? Keen to weave into travels but can't commit til later in the year.. 

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It maybe my hatred of riding Beach Road shining through, but I find it a pretty uninspiring course. Also lapped courses bore me

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46 minutes ago, emski said:

Any chance of this selling out? Keen to weave into travels but can't commit til later in the year.. 

I am pretty sure they will send out emails if it gets close but I would think they will jam on 3000 if they could.  

I'm the same re money.  Just paid for Geelong and car rego etc... and to put another $500 on it now when it's not for 8 months seems crazy.  

Mind you, could be worse.  Saw Port is about $916 for entry. INSANE.

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4 hours ago, emski said:

Any chance of this selling out? Keen to weave into travels but can't commit til later in the year.. 

Given how quick the full IM sold out in the first two years in Melbourne (minutes); yes I think it may sell out very quickly

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6 minutes ago, Aidan said:

Given how quick the full IM sold out in the first two years in Melbourne (minutes); yes I think it may sell out very quickly

I don’t believe the sport is anything like it was in 2011 when they opened entries to Ironman here. 

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2 hours ago, Aidan said:

Given how quick the full IM sold out in the first two years in Melbourne (minutes); yes I think it may sell out very quickly

With Taupo world champs a week or two after for the 2020 race, I don't think it will sell out the first year. If there's good weather conditions and a lot of competitors get PB results, then expect the second year to sell out.

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1 hour ago, Nick777 said:

Might take the go pro down & film the packs

Be a TO.  You’ll get heaps better vision on the back of a motorbike. 

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8 minutes ago, Peter said:

Be a TO.  You’ll get heaps better vision on the back of a motorbike. 

 

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On 17/01/2020 at 9:54 AM, Peter said:

I am pretty sure they will send out emails if it gets close but I would think they will jam on 3000 if they could.  

I'm the same re money.  Just paid for Geelong and car rego etc... and to put another $500 on it now when it's not for 8 months seems crazy.  

Mind you, could be worse.  Saw Port is about $916 for entry. INSANE.

Wow 3000! Crazy! 

 

I haven't done a long race in a couple of years so have a few race dollars up my sleeve. I've just had 2nd babe so mine is more so training/family time and Feb is too early to make that call. But really Nov should be plenty of time to get enough in me to go around and have some fun :) def not in it for sheep stations haha 

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I said if they could they would have 3000.  
 

I think there will be an influx on day 1-2.  Then slow big time on entries.  
 

 

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Hmmm it seems Tier One and Tier two both sold out within 2 minutes.

Only Tier 3 left and charity spots.

If you were thinking, do it now.

 

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This is unprecedented!😲

In less than an hour of entries opening today Tier One sold out, Tier 2 sold out & now.. Tier 3 is already at 50% sold...

The response has been astonishing!

Entries open for 80 minutes.

 

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I have no idea on how the tiers are set, but does anyone really know the volume of entries per tier.  Easy way to generate demand, set each of the lower tiers to 100 so people think they will miss out.  Some years ago I recall you being able to see who had entered as the entries were created.  At least then you had visibility.  

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Agree.  Probably 100 people in each. 

But if its a 1200 sell out and tier 3 was 50% gone, it's running low.

I'm spewin I had to enter.  Really didnt want to do it for a few more months

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I'm trying to transfer in from a registration I had for Sunshine Coast, I can't transfer for a week - will that work or will it sell out before that happens?

 

don't want to miss out, but don't want to pay instead of transfer ...

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2 minutes ago, guinness said:

I'm trying to transfer in from a registration I had for Sunshine Coast, I can't transfer for a week - will that work or will it sell out before that happens?

 

don't want to miss out, but don't want to pay instead of transfer ...

If you don’t want to miss out- it’s a simple equation.  Cough up the dollars today.

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45 minutes ago, guinness said:

I'm trying to transfer in from a registration I had for Sunshine Coast, I can't transfer for a week - will that work or will it sell out before that happens?

 

don't want to miss out, but don't want to pay instead of transfer ...

Call them.  
 

is there a tier 4? 
 

the tiers were listed at 11:30

ie tier 1 sold out

tier 2 sold out

tier 3 $413

teams $46?

charity $413 but must raise money. 
 

no mention of tier 4

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So who thought this would happen? Not me. It's a good thing though. 

Roll up, roll up! MelVegas 70.3. Where the course is flat, the peletons are big and everyone gets a PB, lol.

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1 hour ago, guinness said:

I'm trying to transfer in from a registration I had for Sunshine Coast, I can't transfer for a week - will that work or will it sell out before that happens?

 

don't want to miss out, but don't want to pay instead of transfer ...

I'm the same, but trying to transfer from Western Sydney (if Melbourne doesn't sell within 10 days I'm in, if it sells out I have to transfer to Sunny Coast instead).

I don't want to pay for an entry because then the chance of me still being injured when it rolls around will increase exponentially!  And at least with Melbourne I don't have to pay for flights and accommodation, so it doesn't really matter if I can't race, whereas Sunny Coast I would lose more $$ than just a race entry.

 

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Well it's good to see Melbourne still sports capital. And I like Beach Rd. Million dollar views. Good tarmac. And still the centre of cycling activity, probably the most ridden rode in the world, at least on weekends.

But to me the sport is just kidding with the amount of drafting on the flat courses. Especially when it should be solvable relatively easily with tech. No will. No, I don't buy in to the race yourself dont worry about everyone else etc. Especially when the cost is ~ $500 for a local.

I just don't get why WTC etc dont bring in tech to sort out the drafting.

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17 minutes ago, longshot said:

Well it's good to see Melbourne still sports capital. And I like Beach Rd. Million dollar views. Good tarmac. And still the centre of cycling activity, probably the most ridden rode in the world, at least on weekends.

But to me the sport is just kidding with the amount of drafting on the flat courses. Especially when it should be solvable relatively easily with tech. No will. No, I don't buy in to the race yourself dont worry about everyone else etc. Especially when the cost is ~ $500 for a local.

I just don't get why WTC etc dont bring in tech to sort out the drafting.

I saw much worse drafting at Sunshine Coast than Melbourne. People were not only drafting but doing it in packs 3-4 abreast at times, it was crazy. But they were all way way back from the pointy end so meh who gives a toss... 

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I'm all the way back from the pointy end too, but I still reckon drafting is cheating. it's just like cutting the course.

 

anyway - its at tier 4 so I handed over the cash.

bloody melbourne - sports capital isn't doing me any favours.

 

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People that think its flat Need to go and do a 1 lap TT to Mordie return full gas.

 Its farking Not flat.  
 

but the surface is near perfect compared to Geelong, Taupo western Sydney, cairns etc....

Re drafting, just don’t draft yourself. Do your time. Not someone else’s time.  Pretty simple. 

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Just now, Bored@work said:

I didn’t think we were allowed to bag flat draftfest races anymore. 

Nah busso is still okay because its downhill Not flat.  

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10 hours ago, Peter said:

People that think its flat Need to go and do a 1 lap TT to Mordie return full gas.

 Its farking Not flat.  
 

but the surface is near perfect compared to Geelong, Taupo western Sydney, cairns etc....

Re drafting, just don’t draft yourself. Do your time. Not someone else’s time.  Pretty simple. 

Anyone who thinks it is more than slightly lumpy needs to come up to Canberra and do my extended ride to work, what I would class as rolling, ~950m in 50k. Sure, Beach Rd isn't Busso flat, but there is nothing that lets you recover, but then again, there is nothing to recover from.

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33 minutes ago, Cape_Horn said:

Anyone who thinks it is more than slightly lumpy needs to come up to Canberra and do my extended ride to work, what I would class as rolling, ~950m in 50k. Sure, Beach Rd isn't Busso flat, but there is nothing that lets you recover, but then again, there is nothing to recover from.

I think Beach Rd is flat, my wife thinks it is hilly

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I'm not saying it's hilly but it's also not flat like the Shep course or Busso.  They are honestly pancake flat.

Beach road there are sections you need to get out of the seat.  Shep and Busso you only do that getting off your bike at the end.

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18 minutes ago, Peter said:

I'm not saying it's hilly but it's also not flat like the Shep course or Busso.  They are honestly pancake flat.

Beach road there are sections you need to get out of the seat.  Shep and Busso you only do that getting off your bike at the end.

Out of the saddle???? Other than Oliver's hill I can't think of any section I need to get out of the saddle unless my arse is sore

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44 minutes ago, Naut said:

Out of the saddle???? Other than Oliver's hill I can't think of any section I need to get out of the saddle unless my arse is sore

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1 hour ago, Naut said:

Out of the saddle???? Other than Oliver's hill I can't think of any section I need to get out of the saddle unless my arse is sore

 

The rise coming out of Ricketts Point cafe,  just past Brighton baths,  and also approaching Sandringham footy oval 

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