Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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20/08/2012 at 23:40
Rafiki wrote (see)

Cake - if Trogs ever glances at that 'other' thread, a bus will be the least fo your worries!

Isn't it quiet without Gas....do you think the Welsh border patrol detained him.....? He did upset Seren at the Outlaw....revenge and all

I think the border patrol would be keen to get hom out of the country not detain him

Nice going SD

Concorde sprint tri yesterday. Great day. The support there was great. Got to meet Happychap, Cat, Schmunks, Troggs, Barlist too, great to finally meet some pirates .

Still amazed by how friendly the tri community is. Having done a few half marathons, 10k's and London mara, I think I have probably spoken to about a dozen people at running races. Yestereday it felt like I had a chat with everyone there including supporters, everyone I passed when I got there said hello and everyone I passed when leaving said goodbye. All the marshalls were great too 

M...eldy    pirate
20/08/2012 at 23:47

Its a good place to be BBT!   You will get negativity but it is very much in the minority and you can choose to ignore it  

Thats me done for the night .. time for home

Nursey, I am keeping an eye on you !!!

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
21/08/2012 at 00:50

BBT great to meet you yesterday, glad you enjoyed the race and support

Hope to see you at an event soon.

21/08/2012 at 07:09
Well done BBT. Agree about the tri community, always great support from the newbie up to the elite.

DOM, agree with melds, Ironman doable for you next year. Building a base with your MTB cycling, you'll then find road cycling a piece of pi$$. I mix my training up with MTB now and again.

I've not done an Olympic Tri yet. In hindsight it would have probably been a good idea to do one before the middle distance.

Not sure whats happened to the list Gas! I think we need an update?
21/08/2012 at 09:10

I'm considering doing The Outlaw next year if I don't get a place in the VLM through the ballot.

What shorter tris are the most popular to take part in during the build up to this event?

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
21/08/2012 at 09:23

Bala Middle Distance (early June) has long been a popular build up race, think we're looking at targeting that as one build up race.

Nurse Ratched    pirate
21/08/2012 at 09:51

I'd love to do Bala but it's just too far away, since I'm already angling for 3 tri weekends away next year. Will need to find something closer to home.

My shoulder is really complaining about yesterday's swim

21/08/2012 at 11:50
I have a dodgy shoulder thingy from swimming too nursey.. Can only swim for up to an our at the mo..frustrating.. Got stretches to do but still sore.

On a different note..I have to do my first ever puncture this morning on my bike...nightmare...did it but it was as straightforward as I thought it was going to be. To be fair it isn't complicated just fiddly...still at least I'll have some idea of what to do when it happens again!
21/08/2012 at 12:30

 Loads of Tri's round our way Budgie

Have a look on TriAnglias website, events page



21/08/2012 at 12:30

The first rule of p*nct*re avoidance is: You do not talk about p*nct*res.
The second rule of p*nct*re avoidance is: You do not talk about p*nct*res.

I'm on 3 from my last 5 rides. That's a shitty streak to disgrace the most decrepit tramp's underpants .

Lush chippy in Bala. Ditch the angling Nursey. You can't call that sport.


Tired Badger    pirate
21/08/2012 at 12:49

Just know i should't be responding to this:

slowerthanilook wrote (see)

The first rule of p*nct*re avoidance is: You do not talk about p*nct*res.
The second rule of p*nct*re avoidance is: You do not talk about p*nct*res.

I'm on 3 from my last 5 rides. That's a shitty streak to disgrace the most decrepit tramp's underpants

That is really bad luck

I haven't had a puncture this year yet, i'm quite hoping it happens on a training ride soon rather than during a race.

Nurse Ratched    pirate
21/08/2012 at 13:54

So who's been riding the longest without a p*****re?

Edited: 21/08/2012 at 13:58
Nurse Ratched    pirate
21/08/2012 at 13:58

Wee run done,  4 miles, 36:24

21/08/2012 at 14:16

Not a puncture but have to replace my chain and cassette.  I guess everything wears out.  Glad it happened now and not in 3 weeks!

4 mile run this morning, on the way to the pool shortly.

19 days!

21/08/2012 at 14:37

This morning .
New chain and cassette fitted here a few weeks back too! Beautiful, shiny, expensive things that rattle like a bag of old spanners, won't hold a gear and attempt to part company whenever I go from the small ring to the big 'un. So why is the bike the only bit of triathlon that I actually enjoy?  

21/08/2012 at 16:43
Oops sorry hope don't bring you guys a pile of bad luck now!
M...eldy    pirate
21/08/2012 at 17:19

Swim, run and gym done for me today

21/08/2012 at 18:41
Good training all. I'm having a week off training, other than cycling to work
21/08/2012 at 18:50

About 500 miles on my new bike without a puncture.  Of course, that's guaranteed to change now...

Running Postie    pirate
21/08/2012 at 18:54

over 1000 miles without a puncture! (Postie bike, every 2 or 3 months.)

25 miles cycle and off for an OW swim tonight.

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