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Everything posted by EmJayZA

  1. Jeeze. Just heard the news. Gutted for all the athletes!
  2. Seen some reports of hectic swells? Well done on the great times, guys!
  3. This thing seems like it is not worth the effort. Just imagine: "Hey, guys. We need a pit stop." *Gets off bike. Digs around in jersey for thingy. Drops shorts to somehow position it properly (hopefully somewhere hidden).* *Proceeds to pee.* *Throws the silicone thingy on the ground* (sies) Squatting seems much easier, and 100% more environment friendly.
  4. Well, at least the athletes received a fair amount of notice. Saw some other IM event switch out their nutrition partner two weeks before the race. IIRC it was IM UK and the switch was from High 5 to Infinit. Athletes were complaining about how stupidly expensive it was compared to the High 5. Hopefully it is more available than High 5.
  5. It's not uncommon at all really. I very firmly believe the cycling community is a great one, and we tend to look out for each other. Kudos to everyone who helped though. I have personally been helped by a few individuals and by the gent driving the Cycle Lab Fourways escort vehicle.
  6. What is happening with Suzie Cheetham? Are Ryf and Charles just completely outshining her? From her Instagram: What a classy lady.
  7. That positioning looks uncomfortable. I can't imagine hanging onto the bars like that for 90km, never mind 180km. They must have tested this set up in a wind tunnel and found it is slightly faster. Looks very odd. The bar concept looks very cool. I would be a little concerned about safety and reliability of moving parts on the front end of my bike.
  8. I swear, getting back into the swing of things is harder than the actual sessions. Been away for like 4 months from it all, and contemplating doing a 6 month build to Durban. But keep things light and with a goal to finish.
  9. In awe of the guys that can share the same field with them.
  10. We really shouldn't be surprised. Just take a look at American politics. https://hustleless.com/2018/08/22/your-epic-quest-can-turn-into-a-pr-nightmare-without-a-clear-message/ Don't support her one bit any longer.
  11. I ride a roadie but I swear by my ISM. Get fitted with Marc Price at Troisport. He is an avid MTBer and Roadie too, and best in the business.
  12. Got this via WhatsApp from one of my triclub members: 14 Aug 2018: Some information from Cradle meeting / Conserv Security after shooting incident and numerous other incidents relating to visitors in Cradle Immediate Action plan by Conserv Security & Concerns Objective is to improve Cradle security and visibility in area to create safe area for community and visitors (cyclists, runners, tourists) Will add signage with 24hour emergency contact number all over cradle area A response vehicle in area branded “the tourists friend” with first aid personnel on board CCTV footage in strategic places in and around cradle area with License Plate Recognition SAPS to be more visible over weekends Social media communications platforms including FB, WhatsApp Groups etc Draw up SLA’s with Emergency services and SAPS Seek funding and sponsorships from public, tourist industry and cycling fraternities. Inform Cradle community when there’s races in Cradle Possible fee in future to assist with costs in area ( possibly cyclists as well). Conserv Emergency Call in : 0836551315 and 0834546528. WhatsApp : 0834880400 Don’t cycle alone and try to be more than 2 Report suspicious activities asap A FB page will be created by Cradle Community There’s an App called My SOS that everyone must download for cyclists / runners - Very user friendly. Cradle Community to engage with cycling clubs with changes and plans in the area.
  13. And how does one tell if the broker is not pushing his/her own preferred insurance companies? It's like with financial advisors who push only the products in their portfolio, and make BS claims.
  14. I couldn't make it due to work commitments. Anyone else go?
  15. I throw them into a drawer. Will hang them on a nice hangar when I get round to setting up my pain cave properly.
  16. This is not really helpful. We have been insured through them for a long time, and have not had any issues. My hubby had a recent incident where someone rode into the back of him on a highway, and King Price handled it beautifully. They are also not penalizing my husband in any way. We do however have comprehensive insurance, which is expensive. But you do get what you pay for.
  17. You just drive in and present your license. Park at Higher Ground. You can get directions at the gate. Just be careful in the dark as the tarred roads are popular with runners, and are not lit up at all.
  18. The tar route loop is only around 4km. There are some trails, but not sure how long they are.
  19. I will try make it if I can finish up with work early enough. Will take note of the main points. Any news on the victim? No more info on the actual attack?
  20. It is complete insanity. I think this is why people are looking very closely at this. The triathlete community can also be brutal, as everyone is very competitive. Now throw in an Instagram fitness type person, and it's a recipe for a lot of trolling. Instagram fitness models / personalities are not taken very seriously, and often get caught out on lying and putting bad information out there. This should have been done with a little more caution. Maybe try a few IMs before going head into 50/50. Her first IM is done over 21 hours as is, and now I think she is travelling. DC Rainmaker is posting on SlowTwitch. He does talk to some of the data issues. https://forum.slowtwitch.com/forum/Slowtwitch_Forums_C1/Triathlon_Forum_F1/Fitness_star_Ashley_Horner_to_complete_50_ironman_triathlons_in_50_days_P6671856-60/ If she does 50 IM distances in more than 50 days, it is still crazy. But, be honest and open. She should probably have started a blog with comments on why she is doing what. I bet if she posted about her struggles, and even admits defeat, the people will love her, and she will get a ton more followers. I find the data to be fishy. I suggested months ago to her to start logging stuff on Strava and she also linked another Ashley Horner account. And today I see a new one. It seems like it has not been thought out 100%, and almost sporadic. But, this is actually good for the sport. People will realize that triathlons are not completely undoable.
  21. I see she did her bike leg was done on an apartment store bike. I asked her on IG why she doesn't do this on a TT a few weeks back and she said she has one, and is planning on using it. A little fishy, as I would use the TT 100%. She has stopped saying 50 IMs in 50 days now though. But, going to give her the benefit of the doubt.
  22. Yeah, and her swim speed is faster than other times she has posted by around 15 seconds per 100m. That is a big variance, but we don't have enough to go on. I just don't want to attack her, as that is unfair. It's super human. But cheesing through this makes everyone else's accomplishments seem trivial. That's why she has to be truthful and upfront about her efforts. If she lies in any way, no one is going to take her seriously.
  23. How is the prep going, Shaper and @ndy? You guys should be in your last build block now? I see that Jade Nicole is on fire at the moment. I think there is a good chance she is going to be the first age grouper in.
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