Anyone done an Ironman at the gym?

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oxymoron    pirate
05/10/2011 at 20:07
I banged on about doing a marathon for yonks and people might've thought I'm all talk but then I did one, and another two. I banged on about buying a house for 15 years (always renting) then I finally bought one last month. I banged on about going on an England cricket tour for about a decade, and now I'm finally going (well i've booked it and paid for it). So I may yet do a proper Ironman, but it ain't gonna be 2012. And just seeing how far I can push myself in the gym will at least give me an indication of what I'm capable of

Fuck me, I dont think you would sell many tickets on a motivational speaking tour!!
06/10/2011 at 08:43

- my first ever barmy army tour, and they don't come much better than SL.

West Indies ?

 Taking everything into consideration, I'd say SL better than Windies atm.  Cheaper, easier to get around (only about 100 miles between the two test venues), and the cricket should be more competitive.  (although admittedly we did manage to lose the last time we went to windies), I'd expect us to give them a good hiding with our present side, yet SL in SL will be a stern task. 

Of course Australia is the best, and 2010/11 is undoubtedly the greatest ever barmy army tour but it also costs a bomb ("six quid for a pint, a grand for a fliiiiiiggghhht" - look up "take the urn home" barmy army adelaide the cathedral on youtube for the full song).  Nothing can ever top spanking the convicts in their own backyard.  If I'd gone for the ashes last winter I wouldn't have had a deposit for my flat.  Would've been the fkin b.ollox though.

06/10/2011 at 08:52
Gatting's 86 tour of Oz was pretty good.
06/10/2011 at 09:04

86/87 - Yes possibly, but the barmy army hadn't really been invented then.  and 2010/11 still better imo.

The merciless hounding of Mitchell Johnson by the BA was superb, he was putty in their hands by the end of it.  When he got a first ball duck at the SCG the scorebook might as well’ve said:  Mitchell Johnson 0 b The Barmy Army. Worth a look on youtube if you like your cricket, best moment of the tour imo, would love to’ve been there.  He bowls to the left, he bowls to the riiiiiiiight, that Mitchell Johnson, his bowling is sh……ite.
oxymoron    pirate
06/10/2011 at 09:33
i might try and organise a test match in my local squash court, just to see if i can.
06/10/2011 at 09:40

Why do I need to watch youtube ?

Yep Some of us have been following English cricket around since the 70's  (I know I am old)

06/10/2011 at 09:59

Oxymoron:  It'd be virtually impossible to organise a test match in a squash court.

Dave:  you don't.

oxymoron    pirate
06/10/2011 at 10:36
wouldn't it be an 'interesting experiment' though?
06/10/2011 at 10:37
Test match in a squash court is easy.  Stand around for a couple of hours until it starts to rain somewhere in the world.  Then call it a draw.  The difficult question is what does the commerative tattoo look like?
06/10/2011 at 10:42
A little know variant on court Test match cricket is when you stand around on a squash court while a phalanx of dwarves attempt to tickle you with a massive ostrich feather.

If you successfully remain standing until rain stops play then you are entitled to call yourself a massive test-tickle.  And the tattoo looks great.
06/10/2011 at 10:42

oxymoron:  Not imo.

bos1:  Another lazy dismissal of the finest sport in the world

06/10/2011 at 10:43

bos1 @ 10.42. 

Far too laboured and hence it doesn't really work.

oxymoron    pirate
06/10/2011 at 10:45

i think you will find that soggy biscuit is the finest sport in the world. and little danger of a draw.

06/10/2011 at 10:50
oxymoron wrote (see)

i think you will find that soggy biscuit is the finest sport in the world. and little danger of a draw.

if all the competitors are unable to start their engines isnt that a draw?
06/10/2011 at 10:55

I can't believe that anyone ever actually played soggy biscuit, but then I didn't go to private school admittedly.

oxymoron    pirate
06/10/2011 at 11:07

presumably you just locked yourself away in a small room full of books for 15 years as an 'interesting experiment'?

06/10/2011 at 11:12


06/10/2011 at 11:16
[waits, on tenterhooks, for next example of rapier wit]
oxymoron    pirate
06/10/2011 at 11:29
i suppose playing soggy biscuit by yourself is a bit shit
06/10/2011 at 11:33

Ooooh, now you're just being mean.

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