For those not yet up to IM
Nice one everyone.
Cycling clubs sometimes have odd rule, but I find tri clubs more open. We have to confirm our cycling prowess to be assigned a bike group, but it's all about making sure you're at the right level.
MrsD - I used to get very happy on a Friday night when the week's training was in the bag, and only a long bike and run to complete. Small blocks in the big scheme.
Nice bike Saffy.
Pretty bike. good work Saffy. Enjoy, I'm sure there will be no gravel removal.MC - if honest, think its my lack of confidence not 'the rules' that stops me. Need to MTFU really. Sounds like a nice bunch you were with.Brit - credit where its due, hope your son's birthday goes well!
MrsD - it is probably worth you taking a big breath and getting in touch with them - I really enjoy my tri club sessions and am becoming good friends with a couple of people there
Thanks peeps, MC and Iron... have had a look and it appears my local tri club run a beginners session. I may give it a week and then give it a go.. feeling quite isolated with my training so some like mindedness would certainly help.
Mrs D - pluck up the courage and go! I am sure you will like it.
Early morning bike ride done, Most pleasant, little traffic and the sun shining. Ruined by seeing a cyclist almost annhialated ona roundabout. Drivers fault! Felt very sick for a long time. otherwise, top weekend all round. Still no new off duty at work so still waiting to see if can enter Bath! Hope everyone had a good weekend!
Oh No! That is terrible. It's one of the reasons I cycle so little - I'm terrified of the roads around here! But am determined to do more cycling when the kids go back to school.
40 miles on the bike on saturday with Horse,SA, Mrs SA and Andy had a great day and took in some tough climbs including part of IMUK course Sheephouse lane ( still never got all the way up).... Then back to mine for sausage and bacon butties provided by the lovely Mrs Razor... The highlight of the day was Horse falling off after only 2 mins into the ride then had the cheek to blame me because I stopped at a mini r/bout instead of getting run over by the car that was approaching.
Note to invite Razor to Surrey ride where you get hills, none of that namby pamby Northern stuff
Dusty fancy heading up north and we can show you some proper hills?
Would be up for a surrey ride at some point if you girls and playing?
Hmm, sounds like it might be a fun thing to do. Reciprocal hill beasting. Sensible route so we can still have a bit of fun without dying. Say up to 40-50 miles?
If you want I know a easish route near us that can take you for about 30 miles. Some of the local hills can be concidered mountains legally. There are quite a few nice hills near SA around buxton which might made a nice option so we can get the lancaster side lot in on it?
starting to get a bit nervous about the ow swim at the club relays on saturday!
Don't be you will be fine and it's going to be good experiance. Trust me while I'm a muppet you will be fine kiddo.
also worried I will get confused about the different transition areas! hopefully my clubmates will look after me - I am sure they will
1. Cake, Where is SA near Buxton? Do they speak scotch there?. Bit of a trek, any of those nice cheap travelodges nearby? Need to get some hill practice in, been lazy lately. Before the weather turns, yeah?
2. mathschick, don't worry, I forgot to take my cycle gloves off last week and ran the 10K with them still on. Fingers have all sweat blistered up now.LOL
Now he says, I just went off to find me Tabasco!
mind you if it is as hot as last Saturday I might want to stand around wet!
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