We knew you'd come good in the end LB!
With apologies for shamelessly hijacking Wilkie's thread..
If you look back thru the PSOF site and the Pirates History, whilst not wanting to be pedantic, the original premise was that you did an IM from scratch to be a Pirate and wear the kit....
Check your e-mail account for these people's addresses
My e-mail stores names of anyone who has ever been in contact and FB rifles through that and selects other FB users.
*throws yellow kit at LB and runs from the thread screaming*
Think FF made that decision for himself in deference....? Might not be true though?
Faaaaaaaaaaaat Faaaaaaaaaaaaace! Where are youuuuuuuuuuuuuuu?
*picks up yellow kit and runs away with it*
That's saved me a few quid...
fat buddha wrote (see)
[nods along like the Churchill dog with Jj and Min.....]
kittenkat wrote (see)
fat buddha wrote (see)[nods along like the Churchill dog with Jj and Min.....]I'm agreeing too.
Nicko. wrote (see)
Is that why FF was told he shouldn't wear pirate kit until he was going to do an IM ?
I can't comment on how the Pirates have evolved very recently and what should or shouldn't be piratety (sp) unwritten law (oxymoron?). I actually also hesitate to comment on Pirate history as I am not one of the originals, I jumped aboard relatively late and so therefore, and I'll be honest here, I'm just a passenger. The Pirates was an inspirational idea and has snowballed.
All I can really comment on is my experience. I understood the Pirate philosophy as being you go from non triathlete to Ironman within a year (well 9 months in my case and many others). It is a stiff middle finger to tri ponces who believe that you have to build up slowly over years and years... Many have proved that wrong. The challenge is actually being part of that; for me I didn't wear the kit or feel like I was a true Pirate until I was an Ironman. BUT, that kind of challenge drives me and floats my boat (see what I did there?).
There are some people who DNF in their first IM, but they have taken up the challenge and worked very very hard, and those people come back and try again the next year. That actually embodies the Pirate ethos and spirit more than the people like myself, who actually did have a good endurance base to start off with.
That said, I the fact that the Pirate thing is encouraging so many new people into the sport, that's a great thing and I don't think that anyone should feel intimidated because they don't feel they're 'good' enough.
Anyone who enters an Ironman straight off will get a LOT of support. I'll be totally honest, not everyone IS capable of doing an Ironman, and false hope shouldn't be given: BUT most people who take on the challenge, do succeed within 2 years..
Sorry to drag this thread back to the original point, but.....
I know some of these suggested friends casually, I've never emailed them. Also the email account I use for Facebook contact is not my main one.
So how does it know that I have any kind of connection with them? Or is it just a co-incidence that out of twenty seven people, I have met at least three (through the forum), and that six or more are pirates (and probably on the forum), and others are clearly runners from their pictures? I think that is so unlikely as to be impossible.
Are they somehow trawling through RW's data?
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