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  1. I've been planning on doing weights again to slow muscle mass through aging and for general health by converting the 3*3m studio in the back yard into a small home gym. I finally stopped procrastinating around the time of this topic but stock of home gym equipment was out globally due to the pandemic! I placed a Notify me when back in stock on a particular half rack I decided upon and forgot about it... Couple of months ago out of the blue it came back into stock for less than an hour and was sold out whilst I was remeasuring the space... Another Notify me placed and ordered immediately
    11 points
  2. Public Service Announcement trannies will be on transitions.net.au very very shortly. There will be a redirect from .org.au so you don't really need to do much, this is more just an FYI when you see it up top. You will also see https:// because SSL is happening to make it that little bit more secure. Logo has had a slight redesign as well as a new looking website will be switched on.
    11 points
  3. I didn’t want to just throw them in the bin. I’m pretty chuffed with the result. Worked better than I thought it would. The brick hangers are from Bunnings. https://www.bunnings.com.au/whites-hanging-basket-lock-in-brick-hook_p3000301
    10 points
  4. Swim - Water a bit cool.... wind chill on top was bloody chilly. OK swim 17:36 Bike - Miserable and bitterly cold - felt a bit like I had some issues breathing - put it down to the cold. Could not wait to start the run and warm up. Really slowed me down a bit. 51:30 Run - rain stop half way through - body warmed up thankfully, though still did not feel very good. But happy with run overall. 22:47, then 21:22 splits for a 44:10. Transition 1: 1:20 Transition 2: 1:18 This gave me 8th in the 50-54 age group with a time of 1:55:55. Thought I went faster as I did
    9 points
  5. So update. some 15 months after the accident I finally got paid. The default judgement didn't get him over the line, but it affects their credit rating. But the thought of an oral examination in court and even more legal fees meant they paid in the end. What I find most interesting is if I was a car, it would have been sorted the next day. But cyclists, once people figure out there is no system (like for cars where your insurance will chase them, and either way you get sorted) they just try and fob it off. My brother got taken out by a car coming out of a driveway, put him in an am
    9 points
  6. That was a brutal tough race The water looked calm but on the 2nd lap the chop picked up It was so hot I stopped at each bouy and let water in the front of the wetsuit So so hot on the bike - I didn't push too hard just so I could finish it ( and new course is quite hilly - going over Rex lookout 6 times ) So many people didn't finish- pulled out during the bike or the run. Quite a few went to hospital from dehydration. I usually finish mid field but because not that many were I was at the tail end Happy to say that hubby and I both finished
    8 points
  7. Don’t know why I logged back in maybe insomnia and had used up the usual suspects. twitter, Insta. Smh (still to tight for a subscription, FB and PHP (not too tight to pay there). AP’s right weight now in (low) triple digits! Have been pumping iron several times a week and started eating bread and rice agin 😱. Got stuck in Niseko when borders closed late March so de decided we are staying here for the next several years while little lola is onl 4. So we gave up our expensive apartment in Singapore an are here In Niseko for next 5-10 years or more. Still cycling. a bit most surprising
    7 points
  8. Adding to this thread. It’s always the same two or three members of the forum that keep getting reported. It’s also the same two people who keep getting mentioned when people contact me to let me know they are leaving the forum. We have lost a few long term members who have contributed a lot to the forum for years. The “if ppl don’t like me, they can block me” response is also BS. Use the feature if you don’t like someone, but don’t use it as an excuse to post in condescending bullying matter.
    7 points
  9. As a follow-up to my earlier post in this thread about running again after a 4 year break, I will elaborate. I made it to the start line for the OD race last weekend in the Moreton Bay Tri and ran conservatively. It was all about just finishing without pain. I was probably the oldest competitor there and there was only one other in my AG. Considering that my last tri was four years ago (70.3 worlds at the Sunny Coast) I was happy with the outcome, was pain free and felt good afterwards. I realise that I have to conserve what I have and will limit myself to OD races. Sprints are too f
    7 points
  10. Long ride for the week. It was a hoot heading home with the tailwind. Neck deep in toast and marmalade now. ROTB will be done via mowing the lawn and the vacuuming.
    6 points
  11. Back in semi-freedom, I’ve had 4 days in a row of my commute back up through Mt Dandenong. Reminds me how much I miss just riding in the semi-rural hills, no traffic or traffic lights and fresh air. Cycling can be just fun and mentally refreshing. Around 1200m climb and 80kms each day but it’s just enjoying cycling again.
    6 points
  12. I think you would be surprised at just how many others at various times or a lot of the time are doing exactly the same mate. Just showing up is a lot better than giving up and at least keeps you moving in the right direction till we all figure this life shit out. Keep focusing on the positives mate, you are a good man doing good. Keep it up.
    6 points
  13. OK Skel asked 8 days ago... So here goes I'm ****ing terrible. Not knowing exactly what was going on with my MH for so many years now has kind of been a relief. "Oh they haven't labelled me so I might just be going through a rough patch".. Etc etc But having worked with a psychologist for a while now and being diagnosed with acute PTSD is scary. The more I learn about the "condition" the more I see what I have done and who I've done it to are text book things. Even on the way to start the last lap of the run in Busso, MJK said "your legs aren't
    6 points
  14. That FriYAY feeling....2hrs of dirt and climbs before sunrise 😁
    6 points
  15. It's a great clickbait topic for shitrags to publish content on to get engagement from their anti-cyclist viewership. The Ballarat Courier plays this card often.... I had a massive slab of smackdown ready to unleash on a Karen yesterday that I hit delete on before hitting enter. I saved some of it for another day. It'll come in handy. Some below: Here's what I pay for the privilege of being both a motorist and cyclist: - Car registration. - Vehicle license. - Car insurance. - RACV membership. - Cycling Australia license. - Australian Vets Cycling license. -
    6 points
  16. You haven’t missed the point of the rule. You have identified the one that isn’t really fit for purpose. Then focused on it so you can have something to be upset about.
    6 points
  17. Morning. Calmer today.....lol. Had a talk with him yesterday about getting everytsorted and that he couldn't live in a house like that. I spent 4 hrs in his house yesterday. At least it is a start. Needed a mask so I didnt get high....lol. Cleaner in today at 10am. 18 garbage bags so far. Disharge likely Friday. Assessment tomorrow with discharge and community health team. A happy place to begin the day. Marcoola Beach. Not a bad beach.....no crocs here.🤣 Thanks all.
    5 points
  18. Yep its mind boggling that the biggest issue in the Presidential race is actually getting people to turn up and vote, then you go and make it difficult for them to do so. We complain about about having to trek all the way to the local public school and if the line up is longer than it takes to down a democracy sausage we are livid.
    5 points
  19. I am currently in 3 weeks quarantine. This is my "gym". The water bottles make good light weight dumb bells. I have another 5 bottles in my backpack for when I do leg exercises.
    5 points
  20. Well that was fun! Got there nice and early and scored a park right out the front. Got my race pack, went back and sat in the car and hung out. Rolled up to the start line at about 0545 and rolled out with the first group. Managed to stick with a bit of a bunch until the bottom of Springbrook and it was the last time I saw someone until the rest stop. I had no intention of killing myself on the climbs so I just dropped into easy gear and rode 70.3 power until I hit the top. Had some fun on the descent and solo'd it until I hit the turn around out near Natural Bridge. Found a wheel and we
    5 points
  21. Good on you team for developing and enforcing standards in the forum. I’ve been involved in some pretty big online forums for the last 20 years in a different but public field and have spent a lot of time moderating - I take my hat off to all moderators, members don’t see the vast majority of nasty stuff they deal with. There are always those who want to push beyond the intent of positive community expectations and as you know, if its not dealt with the good people leave and toxic people remain who want no rules or reduced rules and the concentration of these people builds. I have seen breakaw
    5 points
  22. If you’re having issues with another member please report the person/post and follow up with a comment or message directly to this account (Admino). I have given various warning, have tried to play nice but the same people just keep on and on. It’s having an effect on the community as a whole and wont be tolerated. Bans are being handed out and we’ll be working on a three strikes and you can sit out for a month situation, fourth time you can be banned permanently. Below is a brief summary and explanation of how you should interact here. I shouldn’t have to write this, but alas this
    5 points
  23. 26km, 2:30:49, 197 vert, 5.48 pace. Absolutely torrential weather, lots of wading through rivers where roads used to be!
    5 points
  24. Bike run this morning (2hrs:15 bike - 8x1km off bike (30secs recovery) Then some strength work before coaching New views for work today
    5 points
  25. Well for God's sake man buy another round 😂😂🍻
    4 points
  26. As I am on the trainer for a few hours i will answer this today. Part 1- context First questions is why are you doing kettlebell swings? Did the pt give a reason why you were doing them? There are a few exercises pts give that are basically used to fatigue you rather then benefit you performance why. Go to any bootcamp or group session and you will always see burpees, jump squats or box jumps and kettlebell swings. They are too fatigue you to give the sense of you have trained but in essence you have just got tired. There is a Difference between training and working out. Traini
    4 points
  27. No worries about asking. Copy of email below....
    4 points
  28. Yeah it’s a real shame having peta credlin around. Then again it took one question from her To get to the bottom of the mystery phone caller, ie release phone records. I’m sure one of the ABC/Age journalists was just about to ask the same question.
    4 points
  29. That's the thing. You have been carrying on for months about how horrible the restrictions are in Melbourne (I won't say lockdown as we've always been able to get outside to exercise). If you have had a job through this, the experience has been tough but manageable for most. Yet above is a post from Ironnerd who is locked inside for 3 weeks in a foreign country, making do with what they have at hand and you thought making a joke at their expense was the ideal response. I don't know them but would personally find actually being locked inside far tougher than our months of restrictions...
    4 points
  30. Firstly thank you Trifun for correcting my memory. It was 1986 and my result was 6th not 5th. A complete results list would be great Trifun. Thanks. Does anyone have the results/articles of knows where to point me of two iconic Australian races and one very tragic race. 1981 Elouera Triathlon. I was a 21 year old local cop who played basketball. 13th overall just 4 places behind someone unknown to me then but who would not only become my housemate but was a legend of the sport, Mark Pringle. In 1985 Pringo and I we headed to Vanuatu for Port Vila Triathlon 1st & 2nd, b
    4 points
  31. Long run progression week 2 Walked to and from work. Just over 6k each way. 1:03 to work 1:01 on the way home ATL is 48 Form is - 7 I have looked back at the PMC and when I have seen those numbers in the past 10 months and ignored them I've ended up getting sick. So I will be watching what I do between now and Friday to try and hit Sat/Sun in good condition.
    4 points
  32. Wow, straight out of the Victorian Labor Party handbook. I have heard that 3 times today from different people. Do you get the press release as well? This has nothing to do with UK or Europe. They are in completely different situation. They are moving into winter. There are 300 million people moving around. Let's focus on what the authorities in Victoria are doing and saying. They have made a multiple set of mistakes and no one says sorry and no one is accountable. It goes on every day and Dan turns up to his media conferences and lectures everyone on how good he is and that they sho
    4 points
  33. We might be a few of the only active triathletes around here these days Zed.
    4 points
  34. 6hrs on trainer 2 x 5.6km loops of bike. Session had the entertainment of two phone calls from fitness industry related matter and the dan andrews presser
    4 points
  35. Sprint races cop a bit of ridicule on here from the long distance set, but fair dinkum, if I go hard, I find they hurt way more than an HIM. Especially with our hills & the wind today. Went a minute faster than last race, but still comparatively shit (8th out of 12, 2nd out of 3 in the over 50 males). On the plus side, I swam as well as the winner who apparently got 5th in his AG in the Kona 70.3 Champs. But he rode the 20kms 5 mins faster than me and ran the 4.2kms 4mins faster 🙈 I've lost the competitive thing now - happy to do a little training to go around the short stuff,
    4 points
  36. No politics intended. Melbourne numbers are low. We are allowed out to 25k radius with no time limits. There are some opportunities to catch up more readily with family and friends. I really feel for those not just inconvenienced, but seriously affected by the circumstances here. Atleast this is (for now) heading in the right direction. And that seems like good news to me.
    4 points
  37. Vuelta confirmed
    4 points
  38. Tri bike with a disk on the rear and deep front, integrated hydaration and tear drop helmet.
    4 points
  39. Well Dan got elected premier for a number of reasons. The first was the State was in pretty good economic shape with lots of infrastructure spend. The second is the State opposition are very weak - they should be ashamed of their poor electoral effort and their particularly bad choice of leader, Matthew Guy. The major reason for Dan to be ousted is for the failure of the COVID hotel isolation. Private contractors Vs DOD was probably not such a big deal then (but it is now!!) so it was either not a blip on Dan's radar at the time and he was content for the "experts" to sort it (well and g
    4 points
  40. 1800m swim 2x300 P&B easy 15sec ri 2x200 P&B steady 20sec ri 4x50 Bouy only "hard" on full recovery (45 sec) 600 P&B easy straight swim AVG PACE 1:54/100 Hard 50's were ~50sec Had a blast
    4 points
  41. It is possible to ask that when a thread is cleaned up, or posts are removed as not being relevant/harmful/trouble etc, that the Admino or Moderator adds a post say as such? "this thread has had posts removed to comply with behavioral guidelines...etc... participants are reminded of the pinned behavior post.... etc" Might be useful?
    4 points
  42. Hey Flanny, want to join my 'No Peters' club? It'll be awesome, naturally...
    4 points
  43. I’ll sign up early for races I plan on doing. All race organisers including IM must be hugely hurting. I’ve got a stable job and can afford to bring forward payment. Would normally leave it late but my view is now to give the organisers some certainty. I’m sure they’ll be thrilled to know that Kenneth is rolling around again.
    4 points
  44. It's quite simple, you will never please everyone and there are so many "what if's". Having done numerous IM, never being fast enough to qualify (mostly due to the fact that I just couldn't run out a race due to nutritional issues in the heat). Best ever was 10:28 in Port Mac in 2016, I finally got a lottery spot for Kona 2019. I personally don't think anything needs to change as there is no real easy answer to make this fairer. I would love to see more women in attendance (and have seen many just miss out on a spot due to allocations - top 3 in an age group are within minutes, but there i
    4 points
  45. After that debate (unmoderated yelling match) I recon most people wouldn’t give a flying f**k if the canceled the next two. I couldn’t say Biden was clearly the winner, but I can say with certainty that the looser is clearly the American public.
    4 points
  46. But the number of slots allocated is always done as an even proportion of the entrants in each category. Times don't really come into it.
    4 points
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