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candy ollier wrote (see)
The "corporate" thing is a red herring, it isn't a massive business at all, it's a small franchise operation. Until recently it was owned by a dentist, who bought it for $50k. KFC it isn't. Then recently a mate of mine bought it (not with his own money!), but he wouldn't tell me how much for, the spoilsport. However the real downside to a tattoo is that the majority of people that do ironman races are knobheads. More than 50% of them, anyway. Look round any ironman expo and you'll see that I'm right! Of course this could be skewed by the fact that the knobheads can't resist spending 10 hours a day strutting round ironman expos comparing bikini lines, so the non-knobheads are less apparent. Of course people who haven't done an ironman don't realise this, so the tattoo still works. But beware; I was "hill training" on a treadmill the other week and my tattoo attracted a knobhead who also had one. He was the third biggest knobhead I've ever had to escape from. The biggest knobhead was some knobhead from Bath who was staying at the same hotel as me in Arizona in 2006, who actually got jealous and ran over when the second biggest knobhead (a British "pro") asked me how to work the waffle machine at breakfast. So, in summary: knobheads
Candy - That has to be the funniest post today...haha, really made me laugh. Think it was just reading knobhead over and over again!!
Thanks for that!
Oh that's alright then. I wonder if the knobheads have their own logo? The mind boggles...
MadameO wrote (see)
I have a question by the way... how do I become a pirate? Do I have to complete an IM or just be training for one?
Hmm on the basis of Candy and Barleys post im a knobhead,
On reflection I could care less, I like my tatoo and my burgeouning collection of Ironman apparel ,(the new Timex shockproof Ironman watch is orsum dudes).
Besides however much Ironman clothing etc I buy I am safe in the knowledge that there will be a pirate, (or several) with more of it than me.
Amusingly I enjoy the fact that by my appearance people may pigeon hole me in a way that subsequently surprises them, but thats because I am a contrarian (or knobhead) take your pick.
PS I think Candy is lovely for a scrawny ginger knobhead
Oh cool. I wanna be a pirate!! Aiming for my first tri in Sept
Imeccentric wrote (see)
MO , buy the kit, support loudly, race IM or not , eat pies, drink beer , enjoy tri - and try not to take it our yourself too seriously - then youre a pirate!
I like this. I was training for IMCH, got injured and pulled out, and promptly got my pirate logo removed from my name as I felt a fraud, and quite frankly a bit silly. But I have the pirate kit, am now training for my first Olympic in Sept and hope I can call myself a pirate of some sort again after that Do vegetarian pies count by the way?
Enjoying this thread.... if/when I do an IM I know I will go through the same debate...I reckon the compromise might be to get one in a hidden place where only you/those closest to you can see it? The principle is still there and you can look at it but you won't attract the knobheads so much
Mine is on my right shoulder;I have a red MDot outlined in black; I got it because it was important to me; like Meldy, i like the attention that it sometimes brings. Squish has the same on her left shoulder; we make a nice pair of bookends
Can't remember who's this is... from Vitruvian last year.
Mizuno Wave Riders (dirty), socks, freckles, muddy ankles, schoolboy cap, catapult, why, it's wee Jimmy Krankie
Oy veyMy lifeShe's bigger than my wifeJimmy K! Jimmy K!
those aren't fat ankles - your socks are baggy!
Those feet look far too big to be yours
debbo wrote (see)
I think those are my fat ankles Funkin I don't know why my shoes are so dirty though
The dirt will be from the duck poo and mud on the run course (and/or the campsite) I guess.