Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
16/10/2013 at 21:42

I have a bike shop run by a friend about 300 yds from the house.... we had a bike shop lock in with some large bottles of peroni 

My bank manager has written to me and asked if would consider moving house as apparently my average bank balance has declined significiantly since Steve decided to open the shop near my house... on the flip side Steve's bank manager thinks it was a great idea for Steve to open in such proximity to a very easy target!

So in short it should be the bike I built with a little help from my very able friends

(one of three bikes built this year...)

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
16/10/2013 at 21:50

note my BMC has also metamorhpisized... 

Frame - same

Group Set - Dura Ace shifters, ultegra derailleurs, ultegra brakes, rotor crank and Q rings, shimano carbon pedals, Bontrager RXL Carbon Brake levers

Base & Tri Bars - Profile design carbon 

Wheels - Spin Carbon SSC50's with gold hubs

Seatpost - same

Seat - Dash carbon saddle and elite rear cage

 

So bascially, it's got the frame and nearly everything stripped off it was used to build the cross bike, some other bits have been sold or given to new homes and I still have  some bits I haven't manage to re-use in another project yet

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
16/10/2013 at 21:59

http://s3.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/676950/gallery/2013-10-05_00.06.16.jpg?width=350

 

Rafiki    pirate
17/10/2013 at 09:10

Rotor crank and Q rings???? Tart!!

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
18/10/2013 at 00:19
I've never been called a tart before! How very rude...
ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
18/10/2013 at 00:21
Nursey team of 5 for MD has been entered...
Nurse Ratched    pirate
18/10/2013 at 09:48

WOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!

I'll be there to cheer you on (and laugh when you're up to your Sandy Shaws in freezing cold murky water), and have warm milk and toasted muffins waiting at the finish.

Anyone else fancy a trip to the stunningly beautiful Borders to see Gas get cold, wet and utterly trashed? 

18/10/2013 at 10:19

The plank...! the plank...! make him walk the plank screamed the pirates from the deck... Macscully stood at the edge of the plank and calmly slipped on his goggles, 3.86km to land he thought, coincidence? Would “she” be waiting where he left her when he made it to the beach?

I can swim a bit

I can bike a bit less

My running is well not really “running” not sure what it is really but I know it’s slow...

You lot seem a nice bunch so hope you don’t mind if I tag along? hopefully you dont send me off the plank...

Rafiki    pirate
18/10/2013 at 10:28

"I've never been called a tart before! How very rude..."                  

I've called you a tart loads of times - you mean you don't listen to me?? I'm very hurt!!  

Although I must confess, the new bike I need for IM Nice, which will be purchased as soon as the 2014 models are out (bike number 5) will have Di2s    Now that is tarty, but I've wanted some every since we saw that MacLaren Specalized at the bike show (need? want? - same thing)  

And macscully - welcome to the mad house  - I somehow think you might just fit it!!  

Edited: 18/10/2013 at 10:29
Rafiki    pirate
18/10/2013 at 10:30
ChallengeGoGoGas wrote (see)
I've never been called a tart before! How very rude...

Ooohh we can quote again!!

iron fraggle    pirate
18/10/2013 at 10:31

Nursey - tell us more

Nurse Ratched    pirate
18/10/2013 at 12:22

Hi macsully, and welcome.

Frag, it's this.  I did it a couple of years ago, mostly great fun but I think I'll leave it to Gas and co. to get cold, wet, muddy and bruised. I'm happy to wait in the beer tent.

Edited: 18/10/2013 at 12:23
Cake    pirate
18/10/2013 at 12:55

 I keep trying to talk sarah into doing it you never know I might actually join you there next year.

*waves* to Macscully

Nurse Ratched    pirate
18/10/2013 at 12:57

Go on Ultra Bookie, you know you want to.

I just found my race pics from 2011.  The smile has to be hysteria, or maybe it was frozen in place by that point

iron fraggle    pirate
18/10/2013 at 14:11

looks far too damn cold for me Nursey, sure Gas and his mates will have great fun - and the beer tent will be the place to be 

 

18/10/2013 at 22:00

Evening all

I've gone and entered the Anglian 2014. My local long distance tri. I don't really have a clue what i'm doing. I've swam the distance before (in a pool) although I've not done much open water swimming but guess that will be fine. I've run 20 marathons and a few shorter ultras so the run should be OK. I'm a rubbish cyclist though. 

I've got Suffolk coastal ultra next week (33 miles) and am doing brighton marathon. There's 16 weeks after brighton until the Anglian so the plan was to swim once a week and get on the turbo once a week up until brighton. Then drop 80% of the running and become a cyclist for 16 weeks. Think it might work?

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
19/10/2013 at 00:04
Welcome Mascully! Youve got 9mths.... what have signed up for in 2014 then

The MD race report from the last time I was stupid enough to enter is at http://iamamamil.blogspot.com ... its a very accurate overview of the race

Cake you know you want to!

So after swearing blind I would never do another one, I've pre-registered for Challenge UK and im considering Lux 70.3

Raf 5 bikes? Thats insane man!!!
ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
19/10/2013 at 00:08
Spoons

Swim and bike twice a week and I think you might be on to something...
Then hit openwater as soon as the season starts! Dont underestimate the bike its the longest part and need to build a base, of which just sitting on the fekkin thing for 6 hrs is an endurance even im its own right!
ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
19/10/2013 at 00:08
Right how do I get my yellow flag up there ^
19/10/2013 at 00:50

Good luck Spoons! I did the Anglian this year, loved it!

Good luck with the CTS next week too, I'm doing the 10k because I missed out on entries for the half or full marathon! (Not quite crazy enough to do an ultra just yet)

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