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This is my first post on this new forum. So just thought I would share a little bit about me with you all. 

Although Iโ€™ve been an active person most of my life, less than two years ago I took a liking to cycling. My husband has been a cyclist all his life. I had never showed an interest in riding until he bought me a bike.  Now I have 4 bikes and absolutely loving getting up at 4am to ride. Itโ€™s the only sport/exercise that I can say I enjoy 100%. Even on the tough rides ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

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Hi @Lisa Blackmore ! So nice to see you here on ActivePlace. When there are millions and millions of people and businesses using it, the world over, you'll be able to say that you were on waaay before anyone! Welcome!
Troy Archer . 1 week ago
@Lisa Blackmore awesome ๐Ÿคฉ 
Damien Dau . 1 week ago
๐Ÿšด๐Ÿšด๐Ÿšด๐ŸšดGooooo Lisa ๐Ÿ˜„
Trent Allan . 1 week ago
Go Lisa! Hoping to see more of your biking adventures! 
Paul Caneda . 6 days ago

๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐—ธ๐—บ ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ, ๐Ÿฏ๐—ธ๐—บ ๐˜€๐˜„๐—ถ๐—บ, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ๐—ธ๐—บ ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ป. ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ด๐—ผ ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—น ๐—œ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—”๐˜‚๐˜€.

Well, that was a weekend full of 'new mum' personal bests.

I've quite enjoyed having a 'reset' on PBs. Although I'm very much the same person, there's a lot that has changed. I'm no longer in control of how many hours sleep I will get, my body is different, my family balance is different, my work life is different and therefore my training program is 'just different'.

The fine art of fitting everything in and knowing that there's a little person to come home to everyday that watches my every move! (And, what a welcome home committee it is!)

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Woohoo Mama! Keep on going.  I am right there with you, 9 weeks to Ironman Texas & two littles waiting at home!
Kelly McLay . 2 weeks ago
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@Kelly McLay you guys can train virtual together. Perfect! 
Damien Dau . 2 weeks ago
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@Kelly McLay fantastic! Go Mama, what a journey ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘Š
Natalie Arnold . 2 weeks ago
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@OBZ Lifestyle Athlete @emmarynne Work hard, work smart, push yourself, stay consistent, be patient and never give up! It takes time to build a better version of yourself. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Time for something a little different...

Introducing our spiciest virtual challenge yet and this one is for teams, runners, cyclists and all! โšก๏ธโšก๏ธโšก๏ธ
https://ultra-x.co/dawn2dusk/
Gooooo on. 

Introducing our spiciest virtual challenge yet and this one is for teams, runners, cyclists and all! โšก๏ธโšก๏ธโšก๏ธ

https://ultra-x.co/dawn2dusk/
Gooooo on. 

ultra-x.co/dawn2dusk/

Gooooo on. 

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I'm keen to do this! @Damien Dau @Trent Allan @Jay Woods @Scott Coey @Paul Caneda - who's joining me?
Troy Archer . 3 weeks ago
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@Natalie Arnold @Zac Eaton @Sarah Archer - i'm already stretching for this! Wanna join me?
Troy Archer . 3 weeks ago
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@Troy Archer ... Iโ€™m in mate, letโ€™s go! 
Jay Woods . 3 weeks ago
@Michael Donald ... I reckon thisโ€™ll pique your interest. Letโ€™s do a run down your way. 
Jay Woods . 3 weeks ago
@Troy Archer Argh!!!!!!! Soooo tempted. BUT I've got a wedding this day and flying in the morning :S If only it was Sunday I'd be all in champ. 
Natalie Arnold . 2 weeks ago

There were as many bikes on the road as cars this morning, so good to see. This guy well behind his pack, about to roll down heartbreak hill. 

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A beautiful Saturday ride out towards the cane fields. How lucky we are to live so close to incredible scenery.


Back to back weekend 100km rides, 3km swims and 20km runs! Ironman training well and truly in progress ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

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Training and solitude, and nature, ahhhh, so good @Natalie Arnold 
Troy Archer . 1 month ago
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@Troy Archer Thanks Troy, no brown snakes to get in the way on this ride! 2021 goal, get Tory out on a ride to the cane fields!
Natalie Arnold . 1 month ago
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@Troy Archer By Tory I mean Troy ๐Ÿ˜†
Natalie Arnold . 1 month ago
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Hahaha @Natalie Arnold - i'll let Tory know you're going to hunt him down! Damn those brown snakes, I can't believe we both have brown snake encounters to speak of!
Troy Archer . 1 month ago
@Troy Archer just another thing in common :D
Natalie Arnold . 1 month ago

In the year 2025 I will cycle from Victoria Falls to Cape Point. Who else is keen? 

This is something I have wanted to do since finishing my ONLY ultra marathon with @Ultra X in 2017.

Work is priority right now. I have 5 years to grind and then THIS will happen! This will be an epic adventure and we will raise A LOT of money for charity!

Putting this here for accountability. Share your goals with others. It helps make them real!

Putting this here for accountability. Share your goals with others. It helps make them real!

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F Yes to the max @Haydn Elliott - get it!
Troy Archer . 1 month ago
Yes boyo.
Sam Heward . 1 month ago
@Haydn Elliott  that sounds like some fun 
Damien Dau . 1 month ago

Know what makes a long indoor session fly by? Friends. Thanks @Scott Coey for keeping me honest. 

Across time zones, across continents, four laps up Box Hill...

#zwifttraining #zwift 

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Team work makes the dream work !
Damien Dau . 1 month ago
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Too much smiling.....want to see more pain !!
Damien Dau . 1 month ago
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Training strong and hard Kelly.....eye on the prize 
Scott Coey . 1 month ago
@Dan Ferris with your expertise can only imagine what the watt avg was......
Damien Dau . 2 months ago
Get it @Dan Ferris ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ!
Troy Archer . 2 months ago


K E T T L E Bells 

โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”


- Kettle bell swings 1 min on 20 seconds rest 

   X 3 sets ( can increase as you get stronger)


- Kettle bell lunges 3 x 15 each leg , find a

   weight that challenges you for the 15 reps


- Goblet squat 3 x 15 - 20 reps , making sure 

   You go deep and controlled in the squat 


- T-REX Walk , landing on heals and rolling 

   Through up onto your toes 


- Dead lift , keeping back straight and head up 


- Kettle bell drag , keep the movement

   Controlled and back flat holding a plank 


- Weighted eccentric calf raises, Do this off a 

   a step to get a deep full movement ( can 

   with no weight and build up to keep it 

   controlled ) 

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Epic! Thanks for sharing, @Ryan Miller 
Jay Woods . 2 months ago
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This is just what I need. Thanks @Ryan Miller 
Damien Dau . 2 months ago

If I only looked as cool as my avatar!! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Kids loving the new bikes. Great day out for a ride ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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Nice work Damien. What did you end up finishing in the race, can you remember?
Trent Allan . 3 months ago
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Awesome achievement @Damien Dau  ๐Ÿ˜Ž
#๐Ÿšด๐Ÿšด๐Ÿšด๐Ÿšด
Roseller Recella . 3 months ago
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@Trent Allan i canโ€™t remember my place , the goal was to come in under 9hrs. Itโ€™s a long day on the bike! 
Damien Dau . 3 months ago
If i did this, I would be very proud of myself, instead, my bike has not moved in 3 - 4 weeks. ๐Ÿ™ˆ
Troy Archer . 3 months ago
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Graphic content, cyclographic content ? BMC do it good...

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16 miles on the feet

33 miles on the bike

49 miles = Laps around the sun today for me...

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Scott Coey solid day mate 
Damien Dau . 3 months ago
Happy Birthday legend. Hope itโ€™s a corker to say the least. 
Troy Archer . 3 months ago

......Yes you are! 

Have an awesome weekend out in the โ˜€๏ธ?? everyone!

#hypehealthcurrumbin #bodybike 

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Cycling in 2020 with Alyssa Polites

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Staminade: What has been your cycling highl

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I did it...I survived week one.  Itโ€™s not saying much considering I covered 95 miles in the week when Iโ€™m looking at 140 in a day but...week one is in the green with a lot of firsts: first legit training, first swim workout, first double session, first hill repeat set, first 95 mile week! And a return to not getting locked into my bike...?

Happy Monday - try some firsts! Do you have any? 

#mondaymotivation #giveitatri #tritraining 

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Morning ride with some fun. Happy Friday everyone! 

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Looks amazing mate - Damien Dau 
Jay Woods . 3 months ago

Love this for training motivation in these times when you donโ€™t know when we will step into the Arena again

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Let it snow ?๏ธ. I'm so excited ?

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When it's -2ยฐC but you wanna ride. 

It really feels similar as after skiing. The same outfit, the same temperature, the same happy to come to the warm house. Love it ?

We had a ride to a Kyiv reservoir.  It's really big and we call it the Kyiv sea in Ukraine ?

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Where abouts are you riding Sascha?
Trent Allan . 3 months ago

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Do you get enough energy?

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Got my training wheels! ?? My tri-teammate is already crushing me on the trainer. Itโ€™s Monday- get after it!

Wheels up; ready to fly

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She must have read your Training Peaks
Scott Coey . 4 months ago
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Beware. This is Tim Don's Specialized whip ?

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Discovering ActivePlace for the first time? Welcome, you're here early! 

ActivePlace is just getting started, actually, we're in Beta still! 

Create a profile, set your business up, click around, say something, ActivePlace is all about health, fitness and active culture, and it's all yours to play with.

Have a question? We're on [email protected] all day and night. โšก๏ธ

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Back on the bike ?

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What bike do you use again Damien?
Trent Allan . 4 months ago
And.... What place did you finish?
Trent Allan . 4 months ago
Trent Allan its a specialized. You can create custom paint jobs ? No race, just training with another 5,000 Zwifters!! 
Damien Dau . 4 months ago
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Itโ€™s Friday - SCREAM INTO THE WEEKEND 


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Hump Day tomorrow.....more like a speed bump you take at speed.....

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Love this man ?
Troy Archer . 4 months ago
The 2nd pic reminds me of you cause that's usually my view. ??
Marsha . 4 months ago
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Let's start the week with a Pauline Ballet photo shall we. ??? (Tour De France 2019) See more of Pauline's jawdropping work here: www.paulineballet.com/

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With both my Ironman races cancelled for 2020 within a couple of days Iโ€™m thinking of getting a new winter bike....this feels about right after a year like this....

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Iโ€™m sorry to hear it mate, but Iโ€™m glad youโ€™ve found a wise alternative so soon. 
Troy Archer . 4 months ago
Scott Coey takes aero to a new level 
Damien Dau . 4 months ago
???
Kelly McLay . 4 months ago
I don't think even this bike is going to make you any faster. ?
Marsha . 4 months ago

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My favorite event of the year! Team time trials are the hardest pain you can deal with, the results make it all worth while.

Huge effort to the team to achieve fastest time in our category. It would have achieved third place in the mens elite category. 

Already looking forward to next year!!


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Look at that stealth formation Damien Stacy โšก๏ธโšก๏ธโšก๏ธโšก๏ธโšก๏ธ
Troy Archer . 4 months ago
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Damien Dau . 4 months ago
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5hrs in 7 degrees becomes a lot easier with good friends and London sun. Around the South circular with John Brame before collecting Marsha  and friends in Richmond Park (picture) and than down to Windsor for Quueenies summer home (video)

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OBZ Lifestyle Athlete @cfneco Lifes not about waiting for the storms to pass its about learning how to ride in the rain! Chris on that grind everyday... Its starts  Moanday, we feel it Tearsday, then happy day hump days, backing up through Shatterdays and and again day in day out, week in week out, year in year out! Thats how champions are made! Happy Friday ? 

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Flash back! Tour Down Under Adelaide some years back. Great mates, lifetime of memories! 

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Marley is 5 and Iโ€™m 43 and this morning we did a 10km ride together. If I had $1 for each time that he said โ€œis this the way home Dad?โ€ I could have bought him a new bike by the time we were done! Super proud of him doing his first big ride though, he actually did better than I thought he would. Sarah Archer ?

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Epic Jay Woods - seriously, how great is Rapha! Major high five.
ActivePlace . 5 months ago
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They sure curate a damn fine space Troy Archer 
Jay Woods . 5 months ago

As I launched myself off this tiny jump I felt I was floating 10ft up in the air ?, the focus on my face, the commitment to the landing.......long way to go! Great fun though ??

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Super rad! Looking forward to flicking some dust with you.
Troy Archer . 5 months ago
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Epic!
Troy Archer . 5 months ago
Looks super fun Damien Dau - in a  couple of months the Aus slopes open up for the same thing. Will make an effort to try it out this year. Stay tuned for even smaller jumps!
Jay Woods . 5 months ago
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Want to see the pics Jay Woods 
Damien Dau . 5 months ago
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Thanks Troy Archer 
. 3 months ago

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Great read, Pat Fitzpatrick, thanks for sharing. They all sound pretty beautiful. 
Jay Woods . 5 months ago