Cheshire Traithlon, May 22nd

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Big Al The Outlaw    pirate
27/06/2011 at 17:21
Cake wrote (see)
 Racing bikes are rubbish and I'm much prefer to use a MTB myself just not a good idea for tri stuff.

Er, racing bikes are not rubbish! You can go really fast on them!!!   (when I say really fast I actually mean a little bit faster  )

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
27/06/2011 at 17:23
Managed 51 mph on the roadie,, Haven't got to grips with the TT and only just gone over 40
27/06/2011 at 17:31
51 and 40mph?! *thud*
I begin to panic around 30mph
Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
27/06/2011 at 17:35

I didn't say I wasn't scared   Just stupid ! 

Bala was scary all the time on the bike cos of the side winds, and driving rain and freezing temp

I could't tie my running shoe laces in T2 and my hands were blue at T2 out.. My OH went spare when she saw them

Edited: 27/06/2011 at 17:37
Big Al The Outlaw    pirate
27/06/2011 at 17:47

I've been up towards 50mph but not quite there, about 46/47 mph. You have to know your brakes are gonna work!!!

And I'm not too macho to admit that I was crapping myself, especially when you start thinking that your only contact with the ground is two thumbnail size pieces of rubber!!

It is fecking great though!!

Oh but going over a cattle grid at that speed is no fun

Edited: 27/06/2011 at 17:48
27/06/2011 at 17:50
You're both bonkers.
There's a reason I go for endurance events - nice and slow
Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
27/06/2011 at 17:54
Le Terrier Sportif in The Trough of Bowland a couple of years back... Long long down hill over the moors, You could see for miles (no cars in sight), So got stuck in and got to 50... and then saw the cattle grid..... Took days for the sphincter to go back to normal !!!
Big Al The Outlaw    pirate
27/06/2011 at 20:55
Hold on to the handlebars and hope for the best is my policy
Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
28/06/2011 at 10:17
There is a flashing 30 mph sign on the way into our village, I see it as a matter of pride to set it off when I come back from a training spin !
Big Al The Outlaw    pirate
28/06/2011 at 11:11
Show off
Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
28/06/2011 at 15:33
Has to be done... Especially when all the fat youngsters struggle to pedal and shout insults at the same time are watching
Edited: 28/06/2011 at 15:33
Big Al The Outlaw    pirate
28/06/2011 at 16:10
Oh yes I get that too, I never actually get to hear the full insults but I gauge from the aggressive looks on their faces that they are not offering words of encouragement

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