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  1. I only ever plagiarise the most brilliant of work.
    4 points
  2. TLDR; Good swim, good bike, battled the run, 2 min PB. Also available on FB with images. The lead up to this year’s edition of Husky, my 5th go around, was not exactly smooth sailing. Aside from some gear concerns (bike breaks and swim goggles) I spent the best part of 3 days off work, sick. Constant light-headedness and the occasional headache led to ever-increasing anxiety over my ability to even get around the course come Sunday. A 4:40 am alarm, the usual early morning routine and a short stroll saw us get to transition at 6 am. My head was still not 100%, but I was now in "get i
    3 points
  3. Again, the mortality rate is not 3.8%!!! The mortality rate of people who have tested positive for the virus is 3.8% (or whatever they are reporting now) but only a small fraction of the people with the virus are being tested, or for that matter even aware that they should because they are lacking symptoms. The only place that I am aware of that is doing widespread testing of the general population is Korea and from that they are getting a mortality rate of around 0.7%. If you want real numbers go to the WHO Sit-Rep page and download the latest report and follow the RoK numbers, they are th
    3 points
  4. Tough conditions with winds picking up very quickly in the later stages of the bike. I pity the older age groups that start in the later waves. Surprisingly I biked faster than I did last year but I paid for it in the run. Just didn't have the leg turnover to ran the time as I did last year. It wasn't overly hot with plenty of cloud cover but it did feel warm. Still, I clocked a similar finish time overall (a tiny course PB by 20+ seconds) and 5th in M35-39, given the conditions - pretty happy with the outcome.
    3 points
  5. No. Statistics are crap if you don't know the context. The 3.8% is the percentage of those who have tested positive. The vast majority (around 80%) who do have the virus are never tested, so they don't go into the population considered as having COVID-19. Okay, here's a quick example for you: 1000 people have the virus 200 people show symptoms so they're tested and register positive 800 are never tested so don't register positive 7 people die The official statistics will say that 7 out of 200 infected (3.5%) die from the virus The reality is that 7 out of
    2 points
  6. This summer they were talking about a cricket shoe like this to help reduce no-balls. Not sure Hoka realised it was a joke 😮
    2 points
  7. Thursday Island, sunset on Monday and sunrise on Tuesday
    2 points
  8. I would do whatever you enjoy most! Whether that be triathlon, fishing or something else entirely is kind of immaterial... I reset all my goals and ambitions after birth of bub in July, taking any and all pressure or expectation off myself. So, currently unfit and over weight but enjoying being a Dad! Maybe also think about smaller goals like a few others have said - 5km perhaps (or Parkrun if one near you?), or a shorter swim just to relax. Also, have a look at some of the Zwift group rides / groups, I now train (or should I say ride!) 100% indoors, and there are some very friendly,
    1 point
  9. Umpires don't call them anyway
    1 point
  10. 2000 - OMG - the Y2K is going to kill us all 2001 - OMG Anthrax is going to kill us all 2002 - OMG West Nile Virus is going to kill us all 2003 - SARS is going to kill us all 2005 - Bird Flu is going to kill us all 2006 - Ecoli is going to kill us all 2008 - OMG The stockmarket crash is going to kill us all 2009 - Swine Flu is going to kill us all 2010 - BP Oil is going to kill us all 2012 - OMG The Mayans are going to kill us all 2013 - North Korea is going to kill us all 2014 - Ebola Virus is going to kill us all 2015 - ISIS is goin
    1 point
  11. My twitter feed just got real quiet after doing this
    1 point
  12. I believe everyone suffers from lack of motivation at times, so don't feel like you are alone in that matter. And training by yourself is a 1,000 times harder than training with a group. I used to play football when I was a Uni student. Didn't have a car, so my mate used to pick me up on his motorbike for training That was the only year we both made it to every session. Lots of times one or both of us didn't feel like training, but I knew he was coming to pick me up and he knew I was waiting to be picked up. Note, this was way before the days of mobile phones (or email). Lots of pe
    1 point
  13. Yep, thanks. This was to be the one and only but have unfinished business now. Still room for improvement and nutrition is one of the main issues. Thankfully copped on to the solution to how to carry stuff thanks to all the suggestions here. Looks like I derailed my own thread from how to carry it to what "it" should actually be! 🤣
    1 point
  14. Thanks. I have a medal and t-shirt. Got ugly on the run, as my hip went. but wanted to finish. will write report over next few days and post.
    1 point
  15. Overall I had a pretty good day. Was going to do the ultimate but training leading up to Christmas and over the holidays was less then I wanted so decided to drop back and do the classic. Which took some pressure off but also didn't drive me to train more. After fighting Sydney traffic we get to Husky late Friday night, we are lucky as I have family who live one block from transition set up so accommodation is never an issue. The kids start off the tri festival as they are entered in the miniman. the eldest has a cracking race as he steps up the distance 150m swim, 6km bike ride an
    1 point
  16. From back when you had to make sure you had the right size pump to suit your frame. Mine was a Zefal HPx4
    1 point
  17. Managed to grab these ones the other morning out for a run. Taken with Samsung phone, no filters.
    1 point
  18. This is Highway 3 just east of Yellowknife in Northwest Territories, Canada. This was 28 January. -25 degrees, unseasonably WARM for January. Should be -40 at this time of night. For this reason it was cloudy on 2 of the 3 nights we were there and this was our only chance to see aurora. This road becomes the ice road on the other side of town. The glow on the horizon is an ice road trucker bearing down on me. The next day I drove 320km round trip to see wild bison. Scary as hell on a 2 lane snow covered unmarked road sharing with huge b doubles and tankers while it’s puking down snow
    1 point
  19. Holy thread revival batman. So had a very bizarre incident last night and they really were a category for a Darwin award, despite surviving. We had a house fire in town, 11pm at night, get the call and find the rear of the house well ablaze. Fire is put out, the investigators come in and quickly find the cause: Occupant of the house could not find her cigarette lighter, so had taken the toaster into her bed to light cigarette from before sleepy time. Occupant in question was a 14 year old girl who was heard to say when leaving the building "Mum is going to ****ing kill me for this
    1 point
  20. Going out for coffee in 5
    1 point
  21. If they send you a link - do it. some comments have included the likes of:
    1 point
  22. Hey guys, that was my bike, face planted, front bolt snapped clean off, heaps of bark off and I snapped a tooth. I had to watch my boys get on the podium. love to put a picture up
    0 points
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