Outlaw 2013

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Nurse Ratched    pirate
21/06/2013 at 09:29

Is there much chance of anything nasty happening to bikes at the campsite? 

The Silent Assassin    pirate
21/06/2013 at 09:44

depends of if Cake is camping !

seren nos    pirate
21/06/2013 at 09:45

its not hard to get on to and the local theives would know that all the bike there are going to be worth a few quid so you might get some opportunist theif going around and having a look ........

I wouldn't think so but i wouldn't leave my bike unlocked up there

Its not like a local campsite where everyone knows each other and a stranger would be noticed...........there are hundreds of strangers there so easily for theieves and toerags to wander about..

The Silent Assassin    pirate
21/06/2013 at 09:45
Tired Badger wrote (see)

Question about camping, I did intend to go on the saturday allowing me to keep my bike in the car till it was racked, hence quite safe whilst i was at breifings ect.

Now the wife is going to drop me off on the friday night with all my stuff so she can have my car for the weekend, and I can relax more on the saterday but this means I will have to keep my bike in the tent on the friday night and saturday, or is there any other options. 

We are booked into the Premier inn Friday and Saturday, more than happy to stash it it there for you

especially if its better than mine, might make a discrete swap

21/06/2013 at 09:57

The campsite had lots of signs up saying to lock your bike up when not in use so I think it's been a problem at some point. thankfully anyone trying to nick Pip would put their back out before they got very far.

Tired Badger    pirate
21/06/2013 at 13:50

Thanks for the offer SA, thats appreciated. (not the swap bit )

seren nos    pirate
21/06/2013 at 13:56

Right.the final deatils are now allup.............the pirtae bike station is the first one and the 5th one at 80 miles.its also the special aids station........not sure that it fits with my plans..............16 miles in is way too soon to need it..and i would like the second lot of my gels close to the middle point not 80 miles in..........I'm sure that they have a reason for having it so late and not on the feed station earlier..........

must rethink my gel strategy again........

Rafiki    pirate
21/06/2013 at 13:57
Cake wrote (see)
The Silent Assassin wrote (see)

depends of if Cake is camping !

 Bookie is keeping me on a tight leash. Badger worst case if you are worried I have been able to get the nice people at one step to keep valubles in there office before. They are normally very helpful on things like this.

But who's keeping an eye on Bookie!!

seren nos    pirate
21/06/2013 at 16:35

I didn't realise with the 17 hour cutoff they give the extra hour to the run not the bike like IMW.........

so only 10 hrs for the bike and swim and T1......so that menas if you take more than 2 hrs for the swim and T1 then you will have to average more than 14 mph......

or am i reading it wrong

Tired Badger    pirate
21/06/2013 at 16:38

Yes I read it as you need to be out of t2 by 10hrs 15mins - average if you take the full 2 houers swim 14.25 mph

seren nos    pirate
21/06/2013 at 16:39

I realise that its flatter........but with the extra hour I just asssumed that they would add it on to the bike.....makes sense to me......I'm not too worried unless i have a nightmare as I have worked a lot on my bike the last 18 months

seren nos    pirate
21/06/2013 at 16:40

It says you have to be in T2 by 16:00 and you have to be out by 16:15.....so that just gives 10 hours until you get to T2

The Silent Assassin    pirate
21/06/2013 at 16:46

Seren, it won't be a problem for you, you averaged higher than that on the DIY course and thats a lot harder than the outlaw

 

Edited: 21/06/2013 at 16:46
seren nos    pirate
21/06/2013 at 16:57

I would have to have some mechanicals and a few punctures I think to be near the cutoffs on this one..........

after being at the cutoffs at IMW I know its a horrible feeling to be chasing them/...........

21/06/2013 at 17:03

not read the race info yet but checked my race number. they seem to have put me in the wrong age category assuming it is your age on the date of the race,anyone know?

ive been counting on my fingers and using internet age calculators and im sure im not as old as they think I am, then again the fact that I couldnt actually remember my age is a bad sign, maybe its mental age   (in which case I'd be in the under 12's)

seren nos    pirate
21/06/2013 at 17:05

its to do with your age on the 31st december I believe...

21/06/2013 at 17:14

Thanks Seren, that would make sense

Iron Pingu    pirate
21/06/2013 at 17:30

Do you become an old fart this year too HONK ?

21/06/2013 at 17:34

so the calculator tells me, but in my head im still 19

Cortina5    pirate
21/06/2013 at 18:02

What Seren said. I've raced all year in a new age group but still have exactly 2 months to go

Age group move is always a good opportunity to smash it.

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