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    Gobi Desert, Mongolia

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  1. I think that they would see their role as being to advocate for safe cycling. My own personal risk assessment would be that cycling at night, in a fatigued state, with road trains only a few metres away is a high risk. You can feel your car and caravan sway from the wind turbulence from a road train. It must be much worse on a bike.
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    Couch to Kona

    A few years ago I had a work break and had the opportunity to train ~ 20 hour/weeks for just over 3 months. I greatly improved my times over all 3 disciplines. I got fit enough and fast enough that I was only making marginal gains at the ends of the 3 months. However even if I trained full time for a year I do not think that I could get fast enough to qualify for Kona. You need some level of talent/natural ability to qualify for Kona. I was fortunate to be able to do Kona as a Legacy athlete in 2019. Awesome experience.
  3. There is an article on the ABC website on the dangers of cycling across the Nullabor after a cyclist was killed earlier this week. The article references the Indian Pacific race. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-08/bike-death-raises-safety-questions-eyre-highway/100055786
  4. I have bought stuff from TrekInn without any problem. I couldn't find an Australian shop with a jacket able to survive -30C so bought one off Trekinn. Great jacket at a good price.
  5. There is an article on ST about air liners for tubeless. Might be a good solution if you can't do a road side tyre change. https://www.slowtwitch.com/Products/Things_that_Roll/Tires/Vittoria_Air-Liner_Road_7910.html
  6. Amazing run. Jonny Brownlee is back in form breaking 14 minutes for the 5km.
  7. Guilty https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-01/qld-court-nathan-baggaley-olympian-guilty-drug-smuggling/100041138
  8. I moved to BitWarden. It is fantastic. It works on my Windows computer, Chrome, iPhone and Android phone. It syncs the passwords between all of them. It is free. It is as good as LastPass is but free.
  9. Unfortunately, in the Pilbara, there are no hills to ride up in the pouring rain at 4am when it is freezing cold to build mental strength.
  10. Agree with everyone. 36 weeks is too long mentally. Find training sessions that you enjoy doing. Start your IM program 16 weeks out. If following a training program provides discipline and motivates find an "easy" one that you know you can follow 20 weeks without the mental and physical burn out.
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    IMWA 2020

    His popular policies resulted in the Liberal party being reduced to only 2 seats in the election a few weeks ago. Plague ridden eastern staters should stay on the other side of the rabbit proof fence. International workers like myself definitely should not be allowed in.
  12. I am not doing it but it looks like a great experience with awesome scenery.
  13. DC Rainmaker has a great article on how to install 3rd party maps on your Garmin devices. Instead of paying for the Garmin ones I downloaded the free ones. They worked perfectly. https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/08/how-to-installing-free-maps-on-your-garmin-fenix-5-plus-forerunner-945-or-marq-series-watch.html https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2013/05/download-garmin-705800810.html https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/08/how-to-install-free-maps-on-your-garmin-edge.html
  14. They tried really hard to wipe themselves out with Covid.
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