Bouncing Barlist

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Sky/British Cycling

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 07:43
Re IM it appears to me that there's cheating going on for some of age group qualification. Clearly not everyone is doing it and I'm not casting aspersions towards individuals but I've seen to many working packs at the front end of races for it to be a coincidence.

I was watching the full Kona coverage last weekend, as the male pros are on the leaving Waikoloa you can see groups of 50-60 riders going the other way, then big gaps, it's groups together not riders spaced out at 12m. its fair for draft busters to turn a bling eye in the first 10-20 miles but this was 40-45 miles in.

Agree it's probably $$$ that's probably the factor with WTC.

Christmas Anti Social 2016

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 20:40

(((((((((((((( Arrrrggghhhhhhhhhh )))))))))))))

Whats happening then, im nor sure we got anything off the ground last year, seems we cant arrange crimbo do's or pirate champs these days

PSOF pirate monaco, large for sale

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 06:23
Is this the right place? RW (home of the prates) is the best place (and better than selling to some random person on eBay)

IM Hamburg 2017 Pirate Champs

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 09:45
I don't think we should be put off by the cut-off. About a dozen of us did Germany 2010 with a 15 hour cut-off, even with a non wetsuit swim and extension to bike course all (but I think one) finished.

The cut off will focus the mind, eliminate complacency and is still a long long time to swim/bike/run tge distance. Theres no reason with 11 months to prepare that anyone should fear 15 hours. Slower finishers can look at it as a gateway to faster times perhaps.

PSOF Championships 2017?

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 15:27
I agree that we need to avoid making the decision process to conveluted, that's sort of what's happenened this year.

What's worked well previously (for 11 years) is a more autocratic decision by those with a vested interest / visible participation. That's why I suggested the decision was confirmed by those at Mallorca.

I'm not sure we should be making decisions based the majority, who would the 100+ voters be, will they still be around in 12, 18 months.

It's pretty clwar who the core participants are, they should make the decision as has always been the case. It doesn't have to be the most popular but it needs to suit those that turn out at every year.

Why not decide 2018 at an early 2017 season event or social. The right decision is about the critical mass of support, not 20, 30, 40 uncommitted votes.

PSOF Championships 2017?

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 19:10
I' agree to an extent but How many of those voting at the champs had done Lanza, I don't think it was that many, also Lanza seemed to be the most popular/most supported option on this thread.

I'm not saying that to change the decision. Hamburg means Hamburg

I'm not sure that numbers is the problem, it's engagement, Newbies are pointed to RW forum as they've always been, it's up to them whether they participate or stand on the sidelines. That said the forum isn't what it was with participation spread accross FB & Twitter also (I rarely look on FB and never joined Twitter)

I think another factor affecting the champs is the sheer number of event options now, also the constant draw of Outlaw. Lanza, Outlaw, Mallorca .

Big isn't always best, you can have a better time at a race attended by a dozen pirates than one with 100? It's also nice that there is a representation at many more races e.g this year ive seen a total of maybe 40-50 pirates racing at 226, Outlaw, Weymouth and Wales.

One things for sure, things will change over time, but 11 years on PSOF is still going strong. It's good to see people who were newbies 2,3,4,5 years ago getting stuck in and shaping the future

PSOF Championships 2017?

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 13:11
ill second that

PSOF Championships 2017?

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 13:01
The trouble with a poll is that many people can vote with no commitment to following through with the result, or do we just end up at Outlaw year after year?

I think we have to find a solution next year e.g show of hands at Bala, outlaw half or a conveyne a special social?

PSOF Championships 2017?

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 11:55
It's not the usually the one rule that those at the halls decide the followi g years champs, I suggested it as the best option this year to end the indecision, or avoid me deciding

The aim was to establish a critical mass of support

Next year we need to decide in the spring, end of May at the latest, as has been the case in previous years.

PSOF Championships 2017?

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 08:32
At this late time of the year we need a decisive decision not a another short list?

i think we should assume the default decision is Lanza? Unless a decision to the contrary is decided I'll start the thread tomorrow? Even if I'm the only one there (which I won't be) it's better than never ending uncertainty.
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