IM 16 - 17 hours club

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bburn plO.dder    pirate
21/02/2012 at 19:24
Sorry to hear about your back Andy, rest up and hopefully you'll be training again real soon
21/02/2012 at 19:47

Take care Andy. 

I've not done anything this last 4 days.  Been a bit pre-occupied with a formal grievance that I've had to submit at work.  I've re-done it about 10 times and its finally done at 9 pages. Emailed off so just got to wait for the fall-out now.  A good bit of training is just what I need to take my mind of it I reckon.  Swim lesson tomorrow.  I like my swim lessons.

Slagiatt    pirate
21/02/2012 at 22:01

eesh that doesnt sound so good Soups.. hope it all works out ok... Training is always a welcome diversion from all the crap life has to throw at you.... unless of course as in AndyB's case the crap that life throws actually prevents the training .. (hope your back gets sorted mate).

Have had to come to Prague for a couple of days for work.. just been out for a wander and accross from the hotel.. a TRI shop ... i'm taking it as a sign that i should buy something  

21/02/2012 at 22:10

Prague - lovely! Deffo a sign there Slag.

I've got another job application in just in case this grievance backfires. It would be twice as far to cycle and has a swimming pool on site - sounds perfect!

Doner Kebab    pirate
21/02/2012 at 22:14
My god, I really must get a better job - Prague, swimming pools, people flying around , a change in career is beckoning
IronCat5    pirate
22/02/2012 at 19:47

It's not all glamourous. The posh hotel my colleague booked for last night only had a 9m pool. Good job I was taking it easy!

Then a £2.50 charge to deliver our beer to our table from the bar!

Iron Muffin    pirate
24/02/2012 at 18:33

Hooray its Friday.

I weekend without significant social distraction so noooo excuses not to train. I am contemeplating my first group ride with a local tri club on Sunday. Very scared 

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
24/02/2012 at 20:13
Well, I have another 10 days before the specialists tell me whether I'll ever be able to run again - and I've got my goal for 2013! It's just been announced that Challenge Roth, my very favourite long triathlon, will be the European long course championship next year, so all being well, that's where I'll be next summer. Fingers and toes crossed.
Edited: 24/02/2012 at 20:13
Iron Muffin    pirate
24/02/2012 at 21:17
muffin top wrote (see)

Hooray its Friday.

I weekend without significant social distraction so noooo excuses not to train. I am contemeplating my first group ride with a local tri club on Sunday. Very scared 


Good grief. I have lost the functionality to edit........ my ability to write and spell exposed to all!
IronCat5    pirate
24/02/2012 at 21:35
Enjoy the ride tomorrow Muffin. I have ridden with the local tri club a few times and it has been a great experience.
24/02/2012 at 22:23
Don't forget to pop into The Kit Thread if you want kit for Outlaw
IronCat5    pirate
24/02/2012 at 22:42
I'm sick of all this spam. Every thread has some guff by this list fairy, whoever she is?
OrangeCannon kona-6    pirate
25/02/2012 at 22:55

leave the list fairy alone - she is essential 

 anyway, go have fun Muffin.......our tri clubhave fast and less fast rides -

the less fast rides are pretty friendly, and you dont get left behind.......
The fast rides on the other hand........  you need to know your way home

I am they will look after you

25/02/2012 at 22:58

OC - was it your OH who had an adamo saddle?

I am looking to get one but there seem to be about half a dozen different types........I think I was leaning towards the road version but any advice / comments gratefully received

26/02/2012 at 09:54
That's a good point guys, does anyone have a comfy saddle to recommend?

My bike gyres are flat, so goin to attempt my first inner tube change today..

Do you guys train with a cold? I've had a terrible one for a few days now, and don't know if I should be taking it easy or ignoring it..?

And lastly, does anyone have their eye on any of next year's events yet?
bburn plO.dder    pirate
26/02/2012 at 16:33
I have an Adamo saddle. It's great! With out going into too much gory detail it has made a world of difference - I refer anybody to the "Massacre in the Lady Garden Thread" !!!!

Would recommend it!!
26/02/2012 at 19:58
Brilliant, going to look them up right away! Thank you BP.
OrangeCannon kona-6    pirate
26/02/2012 at 21:07

podds

yep it was the road model.

i am looking on ebay and they are going for £60-80

they take a bit of getting used to....

27/02/2012 at 11:32
SeaBiscuit wrote (see)
Do you guys train with a cold? I've had a terrible one for a few days now, and don't know if I should be taking it easy or ignoring it..?

I've been training with a cold since New Year's Eve, SB, although it's fair to say that I'm not doing heavy stuff. Some days it's just a snuffle. Other days it's ear ache, sore throat and a chill. Consensus is that you're fine with a cold, as long as it doesn't have symptoms below your head. I just try to take it easy on the snottiest days. Let your heart rate monitor be your friend.
27/02/2012 at 16:11
Hi,I had a proper numpties bike crash on Sunday morning.I was halfway through my 30 mile ride when I thought I would try a slightly different route.I turned off the main road and headed down through a small car park.As i slowed my glasses steamed up a bit and as I went round the side of the building I started to speed up.I looked up and the sun was really shining in my eyes.It was then that I felt myself take off and fly through the air, upside down with my bike still clipped to my feet abit like a somersault with a bike.I landed quite heavily and looked up.I had ridden straight in a barrier that was across the road.I stood up and dusted myself down and had a sheepish look about to see if anyone had seen my truly spectacular bike gymnastics,luckily no-one was about.I walked over to my bike and the triple gear shifter on the left hand side was smashed to pieces.
Anyway to cut a long story short,Has any of you guys and girls got a spare left hand triple gear change 8 speed that you would like to sell me.The one i smashed was a Shimano 2300 triple shifter.
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