Is this a mad way to start?

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ImRio    pirate
17/09/2007 at 17:05

I guess its in for a penny, in for a pound and if you do a tougher one you have even more reason to be pleased with any result.

KK I dont think I could do it with young children.  If you can then so can I as I dont have that excuse!! 

17/09/2007 at 17:06
oh, you mean you?

as you were
M...eldy    pirate
17/09/2007 at 17:08

applicable to anyone!

at least I didnt use the old hurricane excuse

debbo    pirate
17/09/2007 at 17:12

and equally you can be fit and very well trained and not finish, or you can be undertrained and finish. 

Oh good, I'm doing one soon where the hurricane excuse will be valid aren't I?

M...eldy    pirate
17/09/2007 at 17:14
only in hurricane season.
debbo    pirate
17/09/2007 at 17:16

lol!  Isn't that november though?  I don't know. 

I could ask one of our pirate yanks, but KK has disappeared - I wonder if he's fallen down a drain?

kittenkat    pirate
17/09/2007 at 17:19
I'm here just....
M...eldy    pirate
17/09/2007 at 17:20

he was on FB the other day so he is around

FaceBook that is  

kittenkat    pirate
17/09/2007 at 17:21

heard of a guy who works with my husband, he's selling a £1000 giant ocr for £500 with lots of extras thrown in....

it's a medium frame, but no idea what's suitable for me...... how will I know if it's the right size if I try it?

debbo    pirate
17/09/2007 at 17:22

I meant KK the american pirate!

loll Melds!  I see it's KKs birthday today too, so maybe he'll post later in a drunken state - I can ask him about hurricane's then.

kittenkat    pirate
17/09/2007 at 17:22
oh you weren' talking about me
M...eldy    pirate
17/09/2007 at 17:22
what height are you ?
M...eldy    pirate
17/09/2007 at 17:24

oh is it??    then he probably is in a drunken heap somewhere after half a shandy

KKat ...  get to a bike shop,  get fitted for a bike and make note of the sizes then you can judge better what you need

17/09/2007 at 17:25

How tall are you ?

 I really think you need to have someone that knows what they are talking about look at you sitting on the bike, some bits can be swopped easily enough but if the frame is too big then it's a waste of money however cheap.  

Also if you look second hand avoid any frames with dents in them - you sometimes see stuff on ebay or whatever with a big dent and with an aluminium frame stuff like that is scrap.

kittenkat    pirate
17/09/2007 at 17:25
I'm 5ft 6 and a half! the guy is apparently 5 11, but Mr kk says that the saddle is raised a lot.....
17/09/2007 at 17:26
It's too big.
kittenkat    pirate
17/09/2007 at 17:27

apparently this guy really looks after his bikes...

I'm a bit nervous though because I can't afford the wrong bike... if you know what I mean!

M...eldy    pirate
17/09/2007 at 17:27
agreed with popsy ... too big
debbo    pirate
17/09/2007 at 17:27
Melds hopefully he's not in a drunken heap yet, it's barely lunch time and he's a serious competitive athlete like us.  I only know it's his b'day as it says so on fb.  It's Gom's too apparently. 
kittenkat    pirate
17/09/2007 at 17:28

ok popsider......

As soon as this plaster comes off I'll start looking at the bike shops.....

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