Posted: 06/07/2015 at 15:56
Sorry to hear about your bike woes, DaylightR, hope you still got a good ride out of it all.
I did the swim and bike. The swim went some way towards lifting my confidence after last year's IM wales swim DNF, but was slow. Bike was enjoyable, and I enjoyed a brief exchange with Sunnysider Phil at one point but was otherwise low-profile Pirate-wise.
1 - does anyone else have what looks like wetsuit rash above the level of the neck of their wetsuit? I thought I had been stung by a jellyfish, and the pattern is linear, but it now just looks like old-fashioned chafing. Just can't work out what can have rubbed round the front, under my chin!
2 - what on earth was the custard-like energy drink they were giving out at the Salterns car park? I only had a few sips, but when I went to wash my bottle out there was an inch of sludge in the bottom...!
Overall, a very enjoyable couple of days, though I was happy to go home on Saturday night and do my own little run on Sunday.