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tuckandgo




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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whisk wrote:
I guess economic factors come into play for most LD pros - do you keep the prize money coming in by racing regularly, or do you race sparsely and gamble on a big payday at Kona?

Unless you've got generous sponsors or independent means, I think most would go for the former. Back in the day, the Bayliss's seemed to race and podium at pretty much every race in Europe, but they never did anything at Kona.


I've always presumed for a sport such as LD triathlon the prize money is 'irrelevant' apart from those who are going to win the biggest paycheck races. Prize money is so small that to chase it for a living (eeking out say £20k a year if you have good races but only £10k if you don't) is madness and you need another form of base income such a sponsorship or whatever.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tuckandgo wrote:
Whisk wrote:
I guess economic factors come into play for most LD pros - do you keep the prize money coming in by racing regularly, or do you race sparsely and gamble on a big payday at Kona?

Unless you've got generous sponsors or independent means, I think most would go for the former. Back in the day, the Bayliss's seemed to race and podium at pretty much every race in Europe, but they never did anything at Kona.


I've always presumed for a sport such as LD triathlon the prize money is 'irrelevant' apart from those who are going to win the biggest paycheck races. Prize money is so small that to chase it for a living (eeking out say £20k a year if you have good races but only £10k if you don't) is madness and you need another form of base income such a sponsorship or whatever.


Yeah, I can't see how most of the people racing pro are making a living from the sport. I don't know how much cash sponsorship there is for the 2nd tier pros either. As a sponsor, you're probably not getting much exposure from someone who is not winning races, unless they have a particularly big social media following.

I guess a lot of LD pros have day jobs to pay the bills. Wasn't Bert Jaemmer a fireman while he was winning IM Lanza?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't watch on Youtube that much but his channel looks great!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

11.16

31 hours to go to the new installment.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poet. wrote:
11.16

31 hours to go to the new installment.


I've not watched anything of his since his first vlog after Kona. Is there some interesting content since then?

Are you hooked on 'Real Triathletes of Windsor Ontario' ? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poet. wrote:
11.16

31 hours to go to the new installment.


Is that his new target time ?

Maybe need to point him to the sub11 thread Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

doug wrote:
Poet. wrote:
11.16

31 hours to go to the new installment.


Is that his new target time ?

Maybe need to point him to the sub11 thread Very Happy


HA HA HA
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Announcement is he's now riding a Canyon bike
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad I was sat down for that.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't look at Slowtwitch very often, but looking at the current list of Lionel threads seems like there's some quite funny trolling going on.

Is anyone here responsible?

Here's some highlights of the many active threads:
Lionel's Max HR 169??? Whats yours?
Do we need a separate Lionel Sanders forum section?
Lionel - what kinds of things do you think he’s thankful for?
Lionel Parked in Lane One???
Lionel -- Can someone explain this obsession?

Really I should've posted this on a new thread Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently LS is back after his 3:45 in Indian Wells. Apparently he is “just warming up”, and he will wipe the floor with Frodo, Lange et al

What drives LS fans to be so hopelessly optimistic?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mattsurf wrote:
Apparently LS is back after his 3:45 in Indian Wells. Apparently he is “just warming up”, and he will wipe the floor with Frodo, Lange et al

What drives LS fans to be so hopelessly optimistic?


Back to what? Being a second tier pro?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mattsurf wrote:
Apparently LS is back after his 3:45 in Indian Wells. Apparently he is “just warming up”, and he will wipe the floor with Frodo, Lange et al

What drives LS fans to be so hopelessly optimistic?

Needs to up his game. 16 minutes off the WR? And he's a dedicated long course triathlete, not just an ITU guy having a bit of fun! Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well now that Triathlon Taren has anyalysed his swim stroke, he should wiping the floor with Amberger as well Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried to stay awake through the bikefit episode - SNOOZEFEST.

Then this started playing afterwards:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy7Rd7OQd-0

Seems doable (if your previous job was as a well paid stockbroker)
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