Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

9,421 to 9,440 of 10,139 messages
08/07/2013 at 22:07

Not checked the forecast but since the beginning of the year it has blown pretty much consistently from the north so the likelihood is that they'll be into a head wind for most of the day. When they hit the coast at Cancale (a pretty little fishing village with some really good sea food restaurants) they turn and head west so there is a chance that there may be some cross winds. Looking out of the kitchen window the turbines are fairly whizzing round at the moment but it could, of course, drop overnight.

Although they'll be passing a mere 25kms to the east of my place, I haven't actually ridden the roads they'll be taking for a while so I went for a gentle spin earlier today to check out some of the route.  www.d2ride.co.uk

I did the climb though the forest of Paimpont on one of my first rides with the local club and I remember arriving at the top purple-faced and panting from the effort of trying to keep up with the local grimpeurs. Surely that ought to be worthy of categorisation I thought to myself.  Sadly, my memory was clearly playing tricks.  The sad reality is that it is a steady 2.5km drag with a maximum gradient of maybe 6% for a few hundred metres.

The area around Pampont forest is quite beautiful by the way. Paimpont Forest is supposedly King Arthur's realm Brocéliande.

Oh, and St Meen Le Grand is the birthplace of 3 time TDF winner Louison Bobet and home to a museum dedicated to him. The race will go right by the museum. There was some kind of function going on there today or I might well have gone in to take a look. Despite living just down the road all this time and passing it on numerous rides, I've still never managed to check it out.

09/07/2013 at 00:35

SD, you are a bastard! haha  I thought only women-folk brought up crap from 20 years ago to zap you! /run

09/07/2013 at 07:21

 

Was quite interesting reading through the threads early days comments. I think Budgie was down for a 2015 Ironman, lol

09/07/2013 at 08:01

SossigeDog - did you do your Ironman? Was it outlaw? Sorry I totally stopped following this thread and am really keen to know how you got on. If you have done it can you tell me what page/web page your race report is on?

 

09/07/2013 at 08:17

I remember seeing those comments from Nursie, at the time I wouldn't post on this thread as I was determined not to be sucked in to doing an Ironman before 2014. 

09/07/2013 at 08:33

Mrs Honk says,

Ha! You couldn't wait to put your name down for the Outlaw!

09/07/2013 at 09:10

Ooops, busted,  I shall have to start logging out my puter. 

Nurse Ratched    pirate
09/07/2013 at 09:11
IronYank wrote (see)

SD, you are a bastard! haha  I thought only women-folk brought up crap from 20 years ago to zap you! /run

You can run, but you can't hide.  Either of you 

09/07/2013 at 09:23

Well done Nursey!

Cake    pirate
09/07/2013 at 11:46
fraggle wrote (see)

just popping in to say Nursey was Awesome yesterday 

 +1 

Rafiki    pirate
09/07/2013 at 11:57

Well done guys - you were all amazing at the weekend. And the last ones out the bar - impressive!!

09/07/2013 at 20:05

Khanivore. I'm doing Ironman UK in just over 3 weeks time, gulp. 

M...eldy    pirate
09/07/2013 at 20:15

Has that lazy fecker done her race report yet ??  

09/07/2013 at 21:49

Sossie - you are going to NAIL it!!!

Rafiki did you do Outlaw? Where is your race report? This was your first IM right?

M...eldy    pirate
09/07/2013 at 21:51

Rafi did Lanza as his first and was doing a lot of shouting and drinking this weekend, if he could remember any of it I am sure he would report 

IronCat5    pirate
09/07/2013 at 22:17
M...eldy wrote (see)

Rafi did Lanza as his first and was doing a lot of shouting and drinking this weekend, if he could remember any of it I am sure he would report 

SNAFU!

Nurse Ratched    pirate
09/07/2013 at 22:17
M...eldy wrote (see)

Has that lazy fecker done her race report yet ??  

She's too tipsy too pype troperly

Edited: 09/07/2013 at 22:17
Rafiki    pirate
10/07/2013 at 10:58
M...eldy wrote (see)

Rafi did Lanza as his first and was doing a lot of shouting and drinking this weekend, if he could remember any of it I am sure he would report 

Race report will be on the feedstation thread!

Cat - I had to look that up - but, yeh, sums it up pretty well

10/07/2013 at 20:50

2.2 mile open water swim done tonight In 1:38:00. Included in time was untangling myself from weed and swimming headfirst into a canoe.

 

 

M...eldy    pirate
10/07/2013 at 21:10

Is that Nursey still pished??  

Well done Sossige!


Did I happen to mention I am the PSOF 3k OW swim Champion?  

Previously bookmarked threads are now visible in "Followed Threads". You can also manage notifications on these threads from the "Forum Settings" section of your profile settings page to prevent being sent an email when a reply is made.
Forum Jump  

RW Forums