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The 2014 Ironman Training thread

Posted: Yesterday at 07:16
With the school holidays I can cycle to work so.v little run or swim for me but should be close on 300 miles for the week on the bike with a long ride on Sunday.

New Blog - Powered by Cake

Posted: Yesterday at 07:07
Screama, a long run powered by Victoria sponge, a brew and archaic rules is called a cycling club Sunday run.

The 2014 Ironman Training thread

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 17:00
Cycled well today, flying for the first 65k until a long hill. Struggled a bit in the head wind after that but enjoyed it. Ate more jam butties and had a few gels which helped.

Do You Trust Your MP's?

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 21:35
I've not revealed anything about discriminating against anybody. I resent that implication and frankly I don't know how the fuck you've deduced it. What I did say was that there is more to a person than exam results and what school they went to. For the record, I went to the local comp and an ok University.

In general, as Dave says, in general people with better qualifications will earn more. Wayne Rooney and Richard Branson may be exceptions, but I'd wager not too many FTSE CEOs don't have a good education or an exceptional ability to learn.

Do You Trust Your MP's?

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 19:12
An analogy to your argument Ric is give a man a fish, you feed him for a night, teach a man to fish, you feed him for life.

250k is the cost of a Harrow or an Eton, 30-40k a year for 6 years. King Edwards in Brum is 11k a year. A grade A from Harrow is the same as a grade A from Shitsville Comp in theory, but when I'm interviewing somebody, I'm not just looking at the exam grades, I'm looking at the person as a whole.

The 2014 Ironman Training thread

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 22:04
I salute you for a four hour turbo effort. Did 2.5 hours once and that was tough.

Do You Trust Your MP's?

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 17:46
Charile Spedding is a pharmacist, which is very different to a chemist.

Do You Trust Your MP's?

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 14:01

I don't get this hatred of old Etonians and Harrovians etc. I'd rather have somebody in charge who knows the difference between a can of Tizer and a bottle of Blue Nun.


What does rile me is the Oxbridge PPE, parliamentary aide/researcher then get parachuted into a safe seat route, I'd like to know my MP's connection with the area. Or the Union Official/safe seat route, see Jack Dromey. I'd much prefer to see somebody from the local area represent the area.


Equally the assumption that Tories are rich, Oxbridge educated friends of bankers and Labour salt of the earth on the breadline. I invite a quick google search of say, Ed Balls' background, what his brother does, or whether say Ed Milliband attended one of the three great universities, Oxford, Cambridge or Hull.


On the subject of chemists Dave, they're brilliant at everything, FACT.

The 2014 Ironman Training thread

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:51

Was told that if the engine is off in a jam and there is no realistic prospect of moving traffic, then using the phone is ok. However if you find yourself before the beak, please don't use that as a defence as says

It's illegal to use a hand-held mobile when driving on the road even if you've stopped at traffic lights or are stuck in a traffic jam or are in a car park.

If you've been stuck in a jam with the engine off for 20 minutes then in my opinion it would be a tough barsteward copper who claimed you were driving. The advice from appears contradictory me suggesting that on the road is in a car park.

The 2014 Ironman Training thread

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 22:10
Rest day. Joined Strava, I'm not very good.
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