Ok, here's a proper question...

If slightly hypothetical

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22/08/2013 at 17:34

Swimming.  As much I'd love to have the power to be a world champion cyclst, and to be good enough to run for ages with more ease than I do now, water is where I find moments I can feel the most relaxed, so to be able to excel in that environment would be amazing.

22/08/2013 at 17:58

TdF winner and triathlete?

You'd have to be on drugs to do that.

22/08/2013 at 18:10

It would have to be the TdF for me as at the moment even being able to cycle that far over any timescale would be a huge achievement.  In fact, doing a couple of hours without falling off is currently outside my ability

purpletrilady    pirate
22/08/2013 at 18:29

swimming for me - not OW though, I hate that.

Freestyle 1500 I think...

Doner Kebab    pirate
22/08/2013 at 19:16
kittenkat wrote (see)

But anything that requires extreme endurance, speed or control could be in there.

 

really ??? 

not 100m sprint then

22/08/2013 at 20:03

Running for me.  I currently resemble a badger in my speediness - would love to be able to run like the wind for hours and still have a smile on my face - how cool would that be?

Red_dog_chris    pirate
22/08/2013 at 20:34

Tough one this as each discpline has its moments for me. I think it would be running though. I do love the freedom of running and how it makes me feel.

Rafiki    pirate
22/08/2013 at 20:39

You do realise the winner of the Tour de France is not the World Champion, the winner of the World Championship is!

IronCat5    pirate
22/08/2013 at 21:11
Rafiki wrote (see)

You do realise the winner of the Tour de France is not the World Champion, the winner of the World Championship is!

And then, only at what one won at (unsuprisingly); as Tony Martin found out to his cost (2000CHF) at the TDF.

You can't have World Champ stripes on your TT bike in a team TT if you're only the TT world champ. You need to be the Team TT world champ.

Probably running or TT riding. The TT world champs is a nice distance, and I could be world champ of 10km or so running. But outdoors in the woods or something. Not going rounadandroundndroundandround on a track.

I guess my meds are kicking in.

22/08/2013 at 22:27

Can i be world champion at transition...getting in and out of wetsuits, changing outfits. It would lead on to my secret life as a crimefighting super spy and ladies man...

TheEngineer    pirate
22/08/2013 at 23:06

Road Race World Champ. 100km break off the front and holding the bunch at 5 minutes. The sprint teams make their uneasy deal to bring me back but I'm just too far up the road and hold on by seconds. 

...or at least that's what goes through my hea when I'm doing that long tempo section at the end of a key workout!

Dustboy    pirate
22/08/2013 at 23:29

Would anyone care to challenge me as the reigning world championship at faffing?

In fact, I think it is now a recognised discipline that starts in your room at 3am when the alarm goes off and remains a continuous event till 6am when the banger goes.

Cona    pirate
23/08/2013 at 08:22

I have the exact same thoughts every time I go down the last 1 mile straight back to my house....

 

Always looking over the shoulder for the oncoming peloton!

TheEngineer    pirate
23/08/2013 at 08:57
Pop-Up Schmunks - The List Fairy wrote (see)
M..o.use wrote (see)

Suspect people will be in travelodges.

And there is a lot of suspect people amongst the Pirates  

And for that reason, I doubt if I will be in a Travelodge

 

Cona wrote (see)

I have the exact same thoughts every time I go down the last 1 mile straight back to my house....

 

Always looking over the shoulder for the oncoming peloton!

Mine's usually hammering through Oxshott and Esher on the way home.

JvR
23/08/2013 at 12:19

I'd go for cycling because in reality I so naff at it  

Cheerful Dave    pirate
23/08/2013 at 16:30

Brad Wiggins won a few world championships in track cycling and gets knighted.  Mo wins multiple world championships in athletics and gets nowt.  I'll take the cycling, thanks.

TheEngineer wrote (see)

Mine's usually hammering through Oxshott and Esher on the way home.


I didn't realise you were quite that local.  Not travelling from Leatherhead by any chance?

23/08/2013 at 16:44
Cheerful Dave wrote (see)

Brad Wiggins won a few world championships in track cycling and gets knighted.  Mo wins multiple world championships in athletics and gets nowt.  I'll take the cycling, thanks.

to be fair Mo had only won one world championship gold till this month.

23/08/2013 at 17:47

After the crappy session I had in the pool.... Swimming for sure. When my swimming goes well I enjoy it much more than running or cycling... Actually even when it goes badly I enjoy it more!

23/08/2013 at 19:21

I like that swimming doesn't cause me any pain and injuries unlike cycling & running.... I might drown of course, but hey!

Red_dog_chris    pirate
23/08/2013 at 20:00
Dustboy wrote (see)

Would anyone care to challenge me as the reigning world championship at faffing?

In fact, I think it is now a recognised discipline that starts in your room at 3am when the alarm goes off and remains a continuous event till 6am when the banger goes.

I could give you a run for your money. Get up early, cuppa, words with friends, scrable, an hour to get kitted for bike- shoes and helmet take me this long as I piss about doing buggerall. Twitter, farcebook, checking emails, looking at offers I will never purchase on groupon. Finally out of the door. Ooops back in again forgot something etc etc 


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