Pirate outings in 2014

Is it to early to start the debate?

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Bouncing Barlist    pirate
01/02/2013 at 18:59

KK, I worked an 80-90 hour week a couple of weeks ago, ive had 3 days off work so far this year, yes I can afford to go and I bloody deserve it.

cougie    pirate
01/02/2013 at 19:00
True. Running is cheap. Unless you fall for the marketing - then its not !
Crash Hamster    pirate
01/02/2013 at 19:06

If I've got a fan club going, I'm sold

Mousers, yeah, thought Austria was very well organised, loved the place, the atmosphere; would've liked a Germany-stylee run course, but at least it wasn't as mind-boggling as Switzerland; I think they've tinkered with the transition a bit since we last went, but that's ok.

kittenkat    pirate
01/02/2013 at 19:08
Bouncing Barlist wrote (see)

KK, I worked an 80-90 hour week a couple of weeks ago, ive had 3 days off work so far this year, yes I can afford to go and I bloody deserve it.

Absolutely you do, which was my very point... Read back Carl.

kittenkat    pirate
01/02/2013 at 19:10

For Barley:

Or just say... "This is what the original pirates were, people who could afford to spend a shit load on an IM combined with a holiday, and we've made really strong friendships through that, join us if you can"

seren nos    pirate
01/02/2013 at 19:10
slowerthanilook wrote (see)

Well said, Spital's finest!

I really ought to go where Crashie goes. I stoopidly managed to get my kids' spreadshirt tees printed with "Crashies Little Fan Club", thinking that was just a sample print and I'd be able to get my own name inserted. They'd have a purpose if Crashie was there too!

I'm scared stiff of that website.i've seen some great mistakes.but that goes near the top of the list

kittenkat    pirate
01/02/2013 at 19:13

I'm just saying that not everyone is single/without kids/with kids but rich... and I could go on...

Suit yourselves, I would just encourage you to look outside your blinkers to make it more accessible to more?

Crash Hamster    pirate
01/02/2013 at 19:16

I seem to remember ATOM giving away a shirt or two that had been ordered by his M-i-L

There are enoough Pirates now to make for a decent turnout at several events a year and I know we've had fantastic fun with all the hoo-ha of the 'official' race at a different event; only thing missing was the official trophies (though I do treasure my Pirates Fuzzy Felts ) 'Tis really what you make it; if you're at an unofficial event, organise your own mince off

01/02/2013 at 19:20
Surely you cut your cloth to suit yourself.

People get Stella'd up a couple of times a week. That's fine; it's their money.

People want to go foreign IMs. That's fine; it's their money.

If you want to do something really badly, then surely you would make whatever sacrifices are necessary. If you can't, or don't want to, make those sacrifices, then do you want it badly enough
seren nos    pirate
01/02/2013 at 19:22

This year and last year have had massive pirate races at outlaw and wales.......for those who do not want to save for austria in 2 years time there will still be pirate outing in this country........

without organising our own pirate ironman race with free bikes and wetsuits  then there is no way to make it accessible to the whole country...........unless you have worked out a way.....

so it is arranged with notice and then individuals can make their own choices and dscisions........maybe a few will give up alcohol for the 2 years to save for it.or sell a kidney...or decided that they are happy to stay at home.......

or maybe some will prefer to do just one ironman and so would prefer it to be one big one abroad rather than do a few home ones.

everyones an adult here and make their own decisions on what they want to do with their money

kittenkat    pirate
01/02/2013 at 19:26
Schmunkee - The List Fairy wrote (see)
Surely you cut your cloth to suit yourself.

People get Stella'd up a couple of times a week. That's fine; it's their money.

People want to go foreign IMs. That's fine; it's their money.

If you want to do something really badly, then surely you would make whatever sacrifices are necessary. If you can't, or don't want to, make those sacrifices, then do you want it badly enough

Why are you comparing a random beer to entering an IM? Give me a clue...

Crash Hamster    pirate
01/02/2013 at 19:27

"What the Pirates is about" is evolving all the time; it was for IM; it was all about 'swim a bit, bike a lot, run a lot'; it was about a road trip; it was about having fun with a few mates.

Now there are training plans, people doing sprints, racing in Britain, playing with loads of people, even winning things; none of it was in the original plan, but that's ok, it's changed.

You don't join up, just join in, there's no official club, so there's no rules and no agenda; if anyone wants to do a Pirate Race at any event anywhere, they're free to do so; ATOm and I are off to Vichy this year; i think Ironwolf is doing the half; voila, one instant Pirate Party (of 3)

IronCat5    pirate
01/02/2013 at 19:28
I wouldn't have done outlaw if it was abroad. But having sailed on the ship I'd definitely go abroad with the pirates.

But a nod too KK, it's not cheap and i'll have to save. But if it was cheap everyone would do it.
kittenkat    pirate
01/02/2013 at 19:28
seren nos wrote (see)

This year and last year have had massive pirate races at outlaw and wales.......for those who do not want to save for austria in 2 years time there will still be pirate outing in this country........

without organising our own pirate ironman race with free bikes and wetsuits  then there is no way to make it accessible to the whole country...........unless you have worked out a way.....

so it is arranged with notice and then individuals can make their own choices and dscisions........maybe a few will give up alcohol for the 2 years to save for it.or sell a kidney...or decided that they are happy to stay at home.......

or maybe some will prefer to do just one ironman and so would prefer it to be one big one abroad rather than do a few home ones.

everyones an adult here and make their own decisions on what they want to do with their money

Seren, you are getting so illiterate that I'm losing interest.

seren nos    pirate
01/02/2013 at 19:32

Pray teacher .....which part do you find so hard to understand...maybe try reading it in the morning and it might all become clearer......I'm just as illiterate as I have ever been so it must be some fault your end

01/02/2013 at 19:34
Just with the cost of entries tri and especially IM s serious commitment and you need dosh to do i have had to give up beer and fags so i can do this sport FFS
Even running is gettng daft ??30+ for the Plymouth Half Mara
Times is hard but by giving as much notice as possible for the big ticket trips at least people who are not rolling in it a fighting chance to play plus there is always asizable chunk of us who will do Uk based events every year
You pays yer money (if uou got it) and takes yer choice
kittenkat    pirate
01/02/2013 at 19:36

......................... maybe.....................try...................not ................to ............treat............every............child.................like they...........are yours.

You scared the shit out of my daughter when you physically restrained her in my house for doing nothing wrong.

And your boys are cool by the way, I've liked them on every meeting but.............................................

Iron Muffin    pirate
01/02/2013 at 19:37
IronCat5 in the Hat wrote (see)
I wouldn't have done outlaw if it was abroad. But having sailed on the ship I'd definitely go abroad with the pirates.


Same here Cat. I would love to go to a foreign championship, with the family fan club in the holidays.

01/02/2013 at 19:37
Its not a grammar club
seren nos    pirate
01/02/2013 at 19:39

KK....WTF.......I have never touched your daughter........I haven't been near your house in a couple of years.....Buts its a nice new accusion to add to the long list you have made about people on the forum

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