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  1. In Jan/Feb I spent 6 weeks commuting on the surf coast hwy between Torquay and Geelong. ~20km each way, straight and mostly flat. I had the TT bike with me for the trip, so that was what I rode. I will say, if you have the choice, if you have to carry things (I didn't have a locker, so everyday was laptop, food, shoes, clothing, towel), a TT bike is not the right choice. OTOH - if you can leave everything at work, then a TT bike would be grand
  2. I had some account issues, after a password reset, I had the ability to log in via the website, maybe try that?
  3. Hmm... So I went and had a look at the Trannies team on Red25 And saw that there was two donations from Victoria earlier this year. (But didn't remember anyone posting from Vic saying that they had.) So it would seem that if you donate over the border, the donation counts for the state in which the blood is taken, and not the address for which the donater is registered.
  4. Still nice and quiet here in Canberra. 9am appointment today
  5. Good to see that donating blood is on the list of exemptions for movement limitations https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/_emergency/Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2020.pdf (Section 1 - item 10) (Donation 90 this morning)
  6. there is an app? I just use the webpage, works well for me?
  7. I thought he was on Grindr?
  8. Yes, done it. but only while road and crit racing, and not on a TT bike. (haven't learnt how to hop while on the bars, either)
  9. 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.
  10. Sounds like triathletes in general. (responded)
  11. on the topic of gloves. Always wear gloves. There are some of us who have started to push for the juniors when out riding to have the requirement (Currently it is highly recommended, which is about as far as we expect we will be able to push) to wear gloves. For all riders we suggest gloves, if only because one little off, and you can't use your hand/s for who knows how long. More on the safety reasons to wear them than comfort. Personally I have been wearing some from Specialized, but I can't remember the model off the top of my head (Grail, IIRC)
  12. I haven't really noticed... but that is because of aircon. Strangely enough, work let me escape from Canberra (I am asthmatic) - I have been living with my parents for the last few weeks, and commuting into Geelong and working from an office there. So I will manage to watch some of the Men's race live this afternoon, but last time I was out of the office it was significantly cooler than what I expect it is now. I am... not looking forward to riding back this afternoon
  13. grabbed one of these for the TT bike, fits a really deep seatpost https://www.knog.com.au/bike-lights/cobber/cobber-rear-large.html
  14. no idea, haven't managed it yet
  15. loving watching this, I wish I lived around there reminds me of when we had a holiday house in Torquay, and would watch the small crits around outside the house
  16. I can see where they are coming from, but sometimes you do get some benefits, I know that I spent too much time on the road bike in the lead up to my first attempt at Busso, I just could not hold the TT position for 6 hours, and the lack of downhills meant no freewheeling. Where I live, there isn't anywhere to ride where you can just pedal for 30mins without having to worry about hills, and what goes up must come down, usually where you are not pedaling. The trainer is the only place you can do repeated hour intervals.
  17. Goal for the year. Stay healthy enough to make my 100th Blood Donation. (#85 was this morning) (Finishing Geelong and Port would be nice to)
  18. 595k running 4,386k riding 70k swimming 3 months combined injured meaning no exercise nothing in the last 3 weeks due to smoke, not the best year. OTOH - 2 blood donations, so that is nice.
  19. @JRiordan Just note: When @KieranR says this He is referencing long distance racing where there is a changing tent. Most (short) races don't have a changing tent, and even if racing, public nudity is against the law (and TA regs) and may lead to getting arrested for indecent exposure.
  20. Right, after my last run in them, I think it is time to toss my Gavoita 2's. being that they only have 175km on them, if anyone wants them, pay for postage, or pick up in the ACT (Or wait a week, and we can meet in Melb or Geelong) - Size US9.5 Mens
  21. Black Friday is a US institution. Go back 10 years ago, and black friday wasn't a 'thing' in Australia. I am just saying where the origin of the term came from, specifically in regards to your statement of "the most profitable day of trading in the US" which is mostly due to many companies not being classed as profitable for the financial year until this day.
  22. Cape_Horn

    Busso 2019

    /me dons Slowtwitch hat Photos don't look that bad, a little more turtle would be good (drop the bars, get the helmet line lower and more in line with the spine) - But. Wrinkles around the arms (get the sleeves to lie flat), hairy arms (a set of arm sleeves could work, again, just watch for wrinkles), and those shoes look like a few watts. And then there is the more important factor. When we say Busso is flat, we mean it. My 15k to work has twice the climbing that Busso has for 180km... The first 15k of Sunshine Coast 70.3 has about the same amount of climbing as Busso. This is why I
  23. Cape_Horn

    Busso 2019

    It's Busso. Weight means nothing, Aero is everything.
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