Pirate outings in 2014

Is it to early to start the debate?

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01/02/2013 at 22:02

FF - Yep already entered the Chiltern 100! - one of my favourite events 


AndrewSmith    pirate
01/02/2013 at 22:13

Oh my word what a lot has changed in the last eight years!

If there is a pirate anniversary race in 2015 then I think maybe the remaining 'original' pirates should be the ones who choose where to go. There are probably four or five of us left including Jj who is and will always be as much pirate as any of us without having to don rubber.

The rest of you can just follow as you have all been doing since then

PSC    pirate
01/02/2013 at 22:15
Smithy, you are still alive. How's it going old fella?
01/02/2013 at 23:10

I have a bet on with my bro to do IM Canada in 2014, or whatever the one in Whistler is. Lets all go there! 

Then a branded IM in Europe in 2015. Or Roth, really want to do Roth. Dont mind where, prob wont be allowed to go anywhere after the IM Canada costs are appreciated. I'll still win the feckin Mincer award!

I hear IM France is Nice?  

01/02/2013 at 23:39

Why did you have to mention Canada? I've always wanted to go there.......

However, as I understand it, mincing is not tolerated there - you may have to do some training 



Symes    pirate
02/02/2013 at 01:46


Edited: 02/02/2013 at 01:47
M...eldy    pirate
02/02/2013 at 07:18

I'd rather we didnt leave the choice to Smiffy ..... I dont want a flat course  

M...eldy    pirate
02/02/2013 at 08:07
Bouncing Barlist wrote (see)

Looking at the list; very few of them offer the support and big event atmosphere I enjoy.  Even Outlaw struggles against againt the major European events, only IM Wales measures up (and measures up very well).

Wales could be a contender for 2014 but it a tough course and not newbie friendly.

My vote still goes to Kalmar, Sweden


IM Wales as a contender .. interesting!

Not newbie friendly but if you want branded AND Newbie friendly then you need to go abroad .... cant have it all ways 

Hope    pirate
02/02/2013 at 09:02
I would do the Welsh one again if it was the 2014 race.

We will definitely start saving for the birthday bash though!
M...eldy    pirate
02/02/2013 at 09:19

with Wales as an option there will still likely be an abroad trip for the affluent and cash savvy amongst us  

02/02/2013 at 09:29
I loved Wales but if its picked will probably marshall and support and go for Amsters as my A race the again if i am a bit strapped for cash Wales would be the best option
M...eldy    pirate
02/02/2013 at 09:44

and there is always the possibility that we wont have any newbies so the % of difficulty wont be an issue   

02/02/2013 at 10:31
Apart from the mental thing of a sea swim Wales is not much tougher than say the first Sherbourne which was my first IM these newbies need to man up plus as some wise old bird on here said they are all tough in their own way
Hope    pirate
02/02/2013 at 10:40


M...eldy    pirate
02/02/2013 at 10:40

Agreed .. on all points   

Mr Zuvai    pirate
02/02/2013 at 10:44

if i remember right there was 7 or 8 of uswho did Wales as our first one

if im honest it worked quite well as a first race as there was never any chance of setting a storming timenwhich took a bit of pressure off and it became about survival, which is not a bad mindset for a first time

i guess the big thing that made it tough was the mental pressure from the bike cutt off

02/02/2013 at 10:59
For me the mental pressure was feeling the caravan rocking with the wind and rain lashing against it and listening to the roar of the surf at Pendean Sands, thinking we are all going to die
On the day the swim was great
M...eldy    pirate
02/02/2013 at 11:11

You pair should work in marketting   

02/02/2013 at 12:47
I'm going to work on my manning up skills. I may make as prosthetic winkle out of an old sock.

I might have a year off in 2014 as the year off in 2013 isn't working out too well so far. I'll start saving my pennies now for 2015 because that sounds like an awesome race/venue.
M...eldy    pirate
02/02/2013 at 13:00

A year off??  What will you do with your willy??

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