Any pirates here?

What's with the pirate symbol?

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Britrisky    pirate
31/05/2012 at 00:16
So how, does one become a pirate?

The 'All things pirate' link on the website doesn't seem to say much at all.

Methinks pirates are techy tri folk who can navigate forums and stuff and, well, just get how websites and things work???

And I love the yellow ...
Holly_Golightly    pirate
31/05/2012 at 11:58

Frequent these forums, sign up, train for and complete an IM distance tri, Britisky.  Simple.  And wear the yellow and black.  Oh, and say 'Ya-haaaaarrrrrgggghhhhh' a lot.

Slight warning. Yellow doesn't suit anyone and it attracts flies.

On the plus side, it also attracts plenty of attention and support at races which is a good thing.

31/05/2012 at 12:19
I think they might have to re-design the kit before I join. The yellow lycra seems to make most of them look obese and a bit geeky.
31/05/2012 at 12:28

You don't join the Pirates so much as declare yourself one of them.

Holly_Golightly    pirate
31/05/2012 at 14:04
Sussex Runner. It's not the kit that makes us look fat. Yellow doesn't wobble any more than blue or pink.
31/05/2012 at 16:06
Sussex Runner (NLR) wrote (see)
I think they might have to re-design the kit before I join. The yellow lycra seems to make most of them look obese and a bit geeky.

whaddya mean look???  they are......

Blisters    pirate
02/06/2012 at 23:50

Are you sure KK?

I tried out my black cycling bib-shorts, and my wife called me Borat. They made my glycogen store stick out in a most unappealing way. Now that I've lost half a stone the image is a bit more Fit Athlete than Fat A....

Running Postie    pirate
05/06/2012 at 18:31
kittenkat wrote (see)

I don't think lycra's very forgiving on anyone tbh.

I can vouch for that, I have just seen the photos from the tri this weekend and I look really fat, it's enough to make you cry but it is still worth wearing the black un yellow

Britrisky    pirate
05/06/2012 at 23:14

I have IM ambition - 2014, I think ...

First tri in July -   Oly, in Ripon

10/07/2012 at 19:02

I did my first Tri on Sunday after 3 swim lessons, 1 month on bike and 2 months running MAD (& finished), and I've had Ironman dreams for 25 yrs. I felt a bit out of it on Sunday (too clicky and pro!) and I've always been an outsider but reading this thread and looking at the yellow kit - I WANT to be a PIRATE TOO! Where do I get the kit and how do I get the sign (been on website too but doesn't explain exactly).

PS I have about 10 Ironman books and watched countless U Tube vids!

Pleeeeeze can I be one? My kids would be so proud!

Running Postie    pirate
10/07/2012 at 19:10
Riodog wrote (see)

I did my first Tri on Sunday after 3 swim lessons, 1 month on bike and 2 months running MAD (& finished), and I've had Ironman dreams for 25 yrs. I felt a bit out of it on Sunday (too clicky and pro!) and I've always been an outsider but reading this thread and looking at the yellow kit - I WANT to be a PIRATE TOO! Where do I get the kit and how do I get the sign (been on website too but doesn't explain exactly).

PS I have about 10 Ironman books and watched countless U Tube vids!

Pleeeeeze can I be one? My kids would be so proud!

go have a nosey round on the tri forums.

'Clicky/ pro and Pirates 'doesn't compute in the same sentence though


 

M...eldy    pirate
10/07/2012 at 19:14

I love that your kids would be proud if you were a pirate

History would dictate the first time you put the kit on they will either run for the hills, call Childline or fall about laughing 

As Postie says .. have a nose round the Tri section, get involved and get doing  

10/07/2012 at 23:24

I hate clicks so I'd def prefer the pirate attitude.

M...eldy - ye my kids would fall laughing - but then again they are used to it with me - my 17.1 TB gelding has a full pink wardrobe with the brightest pink turnout rug ever made!!!  I see your pic is on a horse - u pirates are def up my street!

I could even ride my horses in the kit (can discard the yellow safety vest! lol)

M...eldy    pirate
10/07/2012 at 23:30

Ahaaa right ... yes I make mine wear pink its the only time I can get my own back on him!! 

(17hh ID and knows it all) 

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
11/07/2012 at 09:33

Riodog - as long as you can down a few post-race beers you will make a great pirate!

Look for the kit thread - usually there is an order about twice a year, the kit is specially made for us by Louis Garneau in Canada. You get the Pirate flag by asking RW to put it up for you. Simples!

11/03/2013 at 14:18

I want to be a Pirate too! I have an orange Parrott on my shoulder, oh no hang on, it's a carrot, ahr


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