I can spend all Saturday in there !!
The funniest was when they had built my new bike last year, Graham did a bike fit on a turbo trainer in the middle of the shop... 2pm on Saturday.. I felt a right prat pedalling away in the shop surrounded by people !
Big Al 123 wrote (see)
I am sure we can sort something out Cake but I will obviously reimburse your costs should it need to be posted. Where does Stu live? Well done Frodo, on what sounds like a great buy Now you need to actually start pedalling it!!!
Al if it comes to that err I won't be charges shall we say.
Frodo sounds like a plan.
Went along to my local pool today to join in the Tri club session and have to say I came away somewhat dissapointed I'm still full of cold and a bit run down but managed to haul myself out as I don't get many free Saturday mornings so thought I should make the effort.
The session itself gave me a good workout but the "Coach" could have been my Mum for all the help he was! I anounced myself as a first timer to him, he took my cash and pointed me in the right direction of the slow lane and that was pretty much all I got from him as he spent the entire lesson with the juniors.I had gone in the hope of some coaching from a qualified Tri coach!!
Thankfully it wasn't all bad as some of the club members gave me some pointers and told me what each drill was and I managed to finish the session without any problems. I was also informed of an open water venue which is less than 10 miles from my house.
I will probably go to the sessions when I can as it helped to push me but for the time being I will have to rely on self teaching and pointers from other swimmers to improve my stroke as the coach didn't leave me with the greatest first impression, actually I think he's a c@£k for the way he treated a newcomer!
Cake wrote (see)
Cheers Cake, I needed that
Like I said, it wasn't all bad as the people in my lane were really friendly and helpful. I just didn't think much of the coach. I think manners and courtesy go a long way in this life and you would think that someone who is self employed would be even more approachable and willing to offer help but obviously not!
It may be that he alterantes his attention from lesson to lesson and that it just happened to be the turn of the juniors but I doubt it and if it was the case then I think he should have explained that to me. Suppose I'll find out in future "lessons", although I am a bit reluctant to give him my money now but the way I see it is that as long as I'm getting something from the session be it from other triathletes or the coach then it's a worthwhile session. Some pointers from a qulified coach would be nice though.
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
Where abouts are you Al ?
St Helens Dave but willing to travel now and again as long as it's not too far.
I've heard some OK things about Warrington Tri, But don't know anyone there
Chester is a bit far on a regular basis, Saturday I dropped in to pick up some kit, and we had 2 coaches working with 15 people....
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