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Bought 'n' paid forJoddlyKelvynSlagiattSlags mate Tony (forum name tba but he may get stuck with this)SlowerthanilookEntering but procrastinating on actually paying upAlan WOrangecannonthedrainmanSupporting and VolunteeringIron PinguSchmunkee
Bought 'n' paid forJoddlyKelvynSlagiattSlags mate Tony (forum name tba but he may get stuck with this)SlowerthanilookEntering but procrastinating on actually paying upAlan WOrangecannonthedrainmanSupporting and VolunteeringIron PinguSchmunkeeMr Zuvai
I copy lists into Notepad to straighten them out when they break.
Hokori wrote (see)
. I added an html break code since I saw that is actually converts it when first loading a paste
"In British slang an anorak is a person who has a very strong interest, perhaps obsessive, in niche subjects. This interest may be unacknowledged or not understood by the general public. Although the term is often used synonymously with geek or nerd, the Japanese term otaku or the American term "fanboy/fangirl" are probably closer synonyms."
I had to look it up ... I probably do not need it for IT related content but I sure qualify as a fanboy for plenty of subjects. I believe the original otaku term would not support wikipedia's statement though. I am hesitant to accept html lingo to be a niche subject in an online forum of any sort .
Anoraks are quite confy so would not mind one at all.
I still have one of those! An old italian machine, heavy as a warhorse.
The typewriter clicking sounds were awesome ... I miss that to be honest .... zzzzzzzchink haha. Back in the day something like CDs was almost science fiction.
Considering IM Wales...have never done an IM, and only been to Wales once, but loved it! Any reason I shouldn't take this on as my first? Also, would be bringing the family (wife, 3 kids) and would need a place to stay...preferably with kitchen, etc. Can anyone offer some advice to a fellow triathlete from across the pond?
Do I need to be a pirate to do this race, or post here? Always kind of wanted to be a pirate...
No you don't - but being a pirate is a state of mind. No "joining" as such, just a desire to race triathlon, not take yourself too seriously, not mind looking silly in the yellow and black kit - oh and being able to down a few beers at the after-race party!
You'll find a lot of advice and help on the forum, as well as a good helping of bs...........welcome.
Canuck Kev wrote (see)
Any reason I shouldn't take this on as my first? Also, would be bringing the family (wife, 3 kids) and would need a place to stay...preferably with kitchen, etc. Can anyone offer some advice to a fellow triathlete from across the pond?
Hi Canuck Kev .. No reason at all why Wales shouldnt be your first ... quite a few of us on this years IMW were doing an Ironman for the first time .. and the atmosphere in Wales was just brilliant .. as you'll see elwhere on the forum threads racing in the Pirate colours makes it infinately more achieveable just by virtue of all the additional support you get from the crowd and other competitors
Kiln Park camping and caravan park is pretty well Pirate HQ for the weekend .
see you there
Sorry! Correcting format ....
I'm in! Bought 'n' paid forHokoriJoddlyKelvynSlagiattSlags mate Tony (forum name tba but he may get stuck with this)SlowerthanilookUltra IronwolfEntering but procrastinating on actually paying upAlan WOrangecannonthedrainmanSupporting and VolunteeringIron PinguSchmunkeeMr ZuvaiM..TriumphantArtful Hen - volunteering
Not an "official club", we're just a bunch of like-minded people who race in our yellow/black skull and x-bones lycra kit and take the p%ss out of each other on the forum. But you'll never get better support during a race than from the pirate crew.
Hmmm.... hotel right on the finish line sounds good to me........
Kelvyn, bit of reading.....
there is a kit article on there that needs updating, and a psof kit thread on here.........
Hello all - dnf'd this year at 92 miles on the bike - booooo! Wasn't good.
But I'm going back in 2012 to turn that round and raise more funds for my daughter - would just like to say thank you to the pirates who were stationed halfway up Wiseman's Bridge - You Rock!!! Made the hill a lot easier
Will hopefully be signing up for Ironman Wales 2012 as soon as I scrape enough funds together. Having done IM UK this year looking forward to a change of scenery. Will be booking Kiln park accomodation, does anyone know if this is within walking distance to transition for the morning of the race or will I need to get a transport in? Just like to plan ahead! Noticed a few Pirates on the IM UK course and how much support they got. Wondered how you join the PSOF group?
Muaaah haa haa .... and another friend falls victim to the lure or becoming an Iron Man .. met up with my old boss this week and after hearing all about Wales he's signed up . Quote of the eve was his "what the feck are you wearing" in ref to the pirate monaco .. so i think he may still need some convincing to go pirate .