Another Ironman journey
Nah you've got to get the taste it's half the fun, well as long as it's an OK bottle/box.
Does anyone possess a pirate sedative? I'm far too bouncy today and it's supposed to be a rest day.
Anything with a %ABV on the bottle
Looks like we have found our level in here today Hope things continue to improve Nursey, you could start looking at training plans and plotting long bike rides
Yes Melds, for when I can walk properly again!
AliBear30 wrote (see)
Cake are you starting a my bikes older than your bike competition? So far the scores on the doors for that are 1 - 0 to me.
Cake are you starting a my bikes older than your bike competition?
So far the scores on the doors for that are 1 - 0 to me.
Yep mines at least 20 years old and was second hand when I got it. Was in very good nick through and was giro's way of trying to make a posh bike. It's done a ironman before and and stuff. A posh new bike will help don't get me wrong but the training and stuff is far more inportant. Get yourself some pedles and take it from there. Bonus is if you are still riding the same bike come next year you will end up overtaking at least one person on a brand new top of the range carbon fiber job and trust me they really don't like it.
my bike was 2nd hand 4-5yrs ago (cost £250) so I've actually spent more on the Outlaw entry than my bike is worth however I'm a crap cyclist so there is no point in flashing the cash I can improve without that.
one way of doing this is shifting some lard as logically the extra 2st+ weighs the bike down making it slower on straights and harder to shift uphill and I'm bad enough on hills as it is.
I'm going to aim for 1st off before 11th Dec when my Fink plan starts
WildWill..... wrote (see)
Pix ... Just a tip ... If you are week on the bike , Fink is to light on the cycling front and you will need to up the cycling content
I'm worn out, does that count?
I'm crap on all fronts!
BUT ... I'm a stubborn pixie and know that if I get to the run I will finish so it's a case of focusing on bike and swim to get to the run! Got 11 weeks to get fitter. Currently working up to daily pre-work runs and weekend long bike rides at a slow pace with son, with aim to start using turbo before work
Hope the back continues to improve Nurse.Yep IronWar - bit like marmite, you either hate or love it. Personally I thought it was good, interesting the measures of suffering that get talked about. I think a propensity to suffer is essential to just get you to the start line, let alone the finish. But hopefully not too much suffering.
Oi SD I can't get that link to work, but I'm guessing as it's pathe news it must be ancient coverage, look I know I turn 40 in 2 months but I'm not that old honest.
Cake hmm this could be close my bike is 25 years (age corrected after a chat with my Dad who bought it) old so how second hand was yours when you got it? I also made the front wheel all by myself age 13.
People who know a bit about these things tell me it's too small but when I measured it I make it a 52cm frame which is way too big for little 5ft 3 me. So we shall see, I do get a little lower back ache over 35 miles but it could well be a case of I just need to get used to doing more miles.
I'm reading Iron War at the moment, finding it very interesting.
Nurse - Hope your a bit more mobile today.
Slow and steady 5 mile run this morning for me, feeling much better for it.
Morning chaps and chapesses
Thanks for the good wishes. Unfortunately the back is no better today. I am struggling to walk, and can't stay on my feet for more than a minute at a time. Drugs, lots and lots of drugs.It's firstborn's birthday today and he's been promised a meal out tonight, so I shall have to dope up and hobble from the car to the restaurant! I did manage to spend an hour at the kitchen table last night, decorating his cake.
My training Partner in Crime has also entered Outlaw - just squeezed in at the last minute - so we'll be there on the starting line!
Is t6his where all the Outlaw 2012 are hanging out???
Swam this morning not brill but better than it was a few weeks ago, will have to get on the bike later.
Outlaws over for a couple of weeks so best go get the house ready.
This thread is indeed home to the sacrificial offerings for Outlaw/IM 2013.
Cake hmm this could be close my bike is 25 years (age corrected after a chat with my Dad who bought it) old so how second hand was yours when you got it? I also made the front wheel all by myself age 13. People who know a bit about these things tell me it's too small but when I measured it I make it a 52cm frame which is way too big for little 5ft 3 me. So we shall see, I do get a little lower back ache over 35 miles but it could well be a case of I just need to get used to doing more miles. .
It had been previously owned by a roadie so was very well mantained but had been used a lot. At the time I got it had to change the stem on the handlebars because to small for me but it's was mostly cool with a 305 gear system. That finally died this year and had to be replaced. Since I got it I added tri bars and cleat pedels but other than that the same as it was. I would see how you get on but have a plan for £ if you need to get a new one. Chances are your going to use it more in the next 10 months than it's ever been used before so even if it's conpleately cool your going to end up wearing things out and need to replace them so budgit for the worst. that way when everything goes right and you don't need to use any cash you can get the beers in after outlaw. Or even better treat yourself to something cool as a well done.
If you do need to get a new bike after a few months my much better half (5ft pixie) got a good one of a ad on a site called bikerader and e-bay sometimes has bargins. Getting bikes for a smaller person can sometimes be a pain in the bum to find.
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