12th July 2009
Ouch! SL you are one tough lady - hope your E111 covers the bill??
KANGA/COUGIE/BEDDERS - We have purchased your finishing photo, with the 4 of you in it (including Crashie) so don't buy it!!! We can send you a copy if you would like one
What a ripoff the photos are!! I'm glad most of mine are awful .... but I'm mega pissed off that my proper finishers photo didn't turn out. Wuckfits.
*Shiraz* wrote (see)
Great race report Kanga - I don't think I will ever forget the effort of trying to eat without throwing up on that scary Sunday morning. I am very glad Jen had met me before or she might think I was slightly weird!!
You certainly didn't look hungry, or terribly happy, but managed to do the trick
Iron Squishy wrote (see)
KANGA/COUGIE/BEDDERS - We have purchased your finishing photo, with the 4 of you in it (including Crashie) so don't buy it!!! We can send you a copy if you would like one What a ripoff the photos are!! I'm glad most of mine are awful .... but I'm mega pissed off that my proper finishers photo didn't turn out. Wuckfits.
New guy here so go easy on me
Just wanted to post a quick thanks for the support I recieved during IM CH. I was accross with others from my local club and not a 'pirate' but I really appreciated the support I got from lots of you. I had a tumble on the bike and started the run looking very much worse for the tumble with road rash to most of the right side of my face, nose and shoulder. I started the run but not sure I could have completed the race without the support from the crowd, including several large groups of 'pirate support'. Special thanks to the guy that patched my bike up, not sure who he was or where he was from but I owe him a pint (or several).
Thanks Mellifera, it was quite an experience, great support though a few who went earily quiet and didn't know what to say or do, and I think i must have heard every german phrase for 'ouch take a look at that guy' (or similar). All healed up now thankfully and considering a return venture in 2011 (without the crash!).
saw our young friend Jens on Sunday, he's the one some of you saw crashed out on the IMCH bike course with an ambulance in attendance, he just got his ambulance bill, 4 figures too. Schweiz is certainly expensive! The season is over for Jens, he's barely walking with crutches, knee was operated on for half an hour in the Swiss hospital, the tendon down from his quad muscle had to be stitched together too. Can't flex his knee at all yet and still in quite a lot of pain. We all have fingers crossed that he will recover to previous level - he was going for sub-9 in IMCH.
Poor guy - I wish him all the best as it did look nasty when I went past him and that must have been sometime after it happened.
Does anyone know if the guy dressed as a clown finished? I remember we saw him in the dark across from the finish with I guess 8km to go surrounded by concerned people.
IW - that sounds awful. hope he gets back to full strength without too many issues.
the clown called it a day at the same time as me. think he might have gone out on the bike too fast as i over took him at the start of the second lap. he looked pretty bad even then.
Im. Rio! wrote (see)
I wondered about the clown too. He was behind me on the bike (and I was practically last) and all of a sudden he was on the run ahead of me?! Found that a bit strange as he had a band or two when I was still on my first lap.
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