VT'd - a transition box is probably also a waste of time at an IM distance event because they give you bags. They will at Outlaw. You'll only need one if you are doing warm up events.

Thanks Mouse, it won't be difficult to spot me. I'll be the one heading out on my bike (if I get it right) with my wetsuit still on and my transition bags strapped on my back.

I have honestly never even seen a triathlon so I don't have the first clue what happens in there. I've picked up not to touch my bike until I have my bike helmet strapped, but other than that.........(brain sees 'desolate western town with squeaking sign, rattling shutters and bushes rolling by').

In terms of training, sprints are of little value to you at all (when you should be using weekends for more appropriate sessions) and you may as well burn £5 notes. If you wanted to enter sprints to get a feel for what's happening, I'd do them much earlier rather than later. If you have entered a half in May, in my humble opinion, that will be good training AND give you the added benefit of a practice go at sorting yourself out. If you are doing a piratey half, lots of people will talk you through transition in May and if you read relevant parts of Holgs' book, or Friel, or Fink or chat on the training threads we can get you through it. I don't think you need to do those sprints.

I expect there is something on the pirate website that would help you, or maybe we can have a chat on another thread so that we don't derail this one further?

Thanks Mouse, I'll start another 'T' thread. The one I'm doing isn't a pirate half as I'm from Northern Ireland and there isn't too much piratey stuff going on over here.

I thank you for your advice on the sprints and have gladly heeded you on that one lol.

Cat, the bloke I contacted has put his stickers up on his web site. He's also increased the price!!! The stickers he gave me were/are good but, tbh, I think Schmunks' ones will be better and cheaper now! I can highly recommend his bike stickers! You'll see them on my bike next time we go for a ride!

Ill be getting a new vinyl plotter soon so if anyone wants anything on a bigger scale done Ill be happy to oblige. vinyl plotter = cuts out sticky backed plastic for signs and car graphics etc. If you want something done in a colour i havent got I will need to buy a minimum amount though but the cost aint that bad.

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Pirate Car StickersGarrsMateNige x2

Schmunkee x4

Dubai Dave x 3

Dave the Ex Spartan x2

Siggy x3

Gastank x2

Slagiatt x3

PinguPongu x2

cougie x1

Markofkent x2

Hope x2

Darkness x2

Gladys x 2

Steady x 2

Cat5 x3

Chilibean

Dustboy x 2

Fraggle x 2

Holly_G x2

Ditchy x 2

Doner x3

Running Postie x1

Jj x 2

Capt Jack x2

Woody2run x2

Cona x4

Frodo x2

VTd x 2

Meldy x 2

Barley x2

bez_za x1

flyaway x2

Orca x 2

Mouse x 1

Purpletrilady x 2

RafikiD x2

Ferret x2

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Pirate Car StickersGarrsMateNige x2

Schmunkee x4

Dubai Dave x 3

Dave the Ex Spartan x2

Siggy x3

Gastank x2

Slagiatt x3

PinguPongu x2

cougie x1

Markofkent x2

Hope x2

Darkness x2

Gladys x 2

Steady x 2

Cat5 x3

Chilibean

Dustboy x 2

Fraggle x 2

Holly_G x2

Ditchy x 2

Doner x3

Running Postie x1

Jj x 2

Capt Jack x2

Woody2run x2

Cona x4

Frodo x2

VTd x 2

Meldy x 2

Barley x2

bez_za x1

flyaway x2

Orca x 2

Mouse x 1

Purpletrilady x 2

RafikiD x2

Waff x2

Ferret x2

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Thanks Mouse, it won't be difficult to spot me. I'll be the one heading out on my bike (if I get it right) with my wetsuit still on and my transition bags strapped on my back.

I have honestly never even seen a triathlon so I don't have the first clue what happens in there. I've picked up not to touch my bike until I have my bike helmet strapped, but other than that.........(brain sees 'desolate western town with squeaking sign, rattling shutters and bushes rolling by').

I'll get it off you tube.

In terms of training, sprints are of little value to you at all (when you should be using weekends for more appropriate sessions) and you may as well burn £5 notes. If you wanted to enter sprints to get a feel for what's happening, I'd do them much earlier rather than later. If you have entered a half in May, in my humble opinion, that will be good training AND give you the added benefit of a practice go at sorting yourself out. If you are doing a piratey half, lots of people will talk you through transition in May and if you read relevant parts of Holgs' book, or Friel, or Fink or chat on the training threads we can get you through it. I don't think you need to do those sprints.

I expect there is something on the pirate website that would help you, or maybe we can have a chat on another thread so that we don't derail this one further?

Thanks Mouse, I'll start another 'T' thread. The one I'm doing isn't a pirate half as I'm from Northern Ireland and there isn't too much piratey stuff going on over here.

I thank you for your advice on the sprints and have gladly heeded you on that one lol.

I wouldn't worry about a new thread, I'll meet you in the 2012 training thread.

Pirate Car StickersGarrsMateNige x2

Schmunkee x4

Dubai Dave x 3

Dave the Ex Spartan x2

Siggy x3

Gastank x2

Slagiatt x3

PinguPongu x2

cougie x1

Markofkent x2

Hope x2

Darkness x2

Gladys x 2

Steady x 2

Cat5 x3

Chilibean

Dustboy x 2

Fraggle x 2

Holly_G x2

Ditchy x 2

Doner x3

Running Postie x1

Jj x 2

Capt Jack x2

Woody2run x2

Cona x4

Frodo x2

VTd x 2

Meldy x 2

Barley x2

bez_za x1

flyaway x2

Orca x 2

Mouse x 1

Purpletrilady x 2

RafikiD x2

Waff x2

Ferret x2

M.eface x4

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GarrsMateNige x2

Schmunkee x4

Dubai Dave x 3

Dave the Ex Spartan x2

Siggy x3

Gastank x2

Slagiatt x3

PinguPongu x2

cougie x1

Markofkent x2

Hope x2

Darkness x2

Gladys x 2

Steady x 2

Cat5 x3

Chilibean

Dustboy x 2

Fraggle x 2

Holly_G x2

Ditchy x 2

Doner x3

Running Postie x1

Jj x 2

Capt Jack x2

Woody2run x2

Cona x4

Frodo x2

VTd x 2

Meldy x 2

Barley x2

bez_za x1

flyaway x2

Orca x 2

Mouse x 1

Purpletrilady x 2

RafikiD x2

Waff x2

Ferret x2

M.eface x4

SlowE x2

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Pirate Car Stickers

GarrsMateNige x2

Schmunkee x4

Dubai Dave x 3

Dave the Ex Spartan x2

Siggy x3

Gastank x2

Slagiatt x3

PinguPongu x2

cougie x1

Markofkent x2

Hope x2

Darkness x2

Gladys x 2

Steady x 2

Cat5 x3

Chilibean

Dustboy x 2

Fraggle x 2

Holly_G x2

Ditchy x 2

Doner x3

Running Postie x1

Jj x 2

Capt Jack x2

Woody2run x2

Cona x4

Frodo x2

VTd x 2

Meldy x 2

Barley x2

bez_za x1

flyaway x2

Orca x 2

Mouse x 1

Purpletrilady x 2

RafikiD x2

Waff x2

Ferret x2

M.eface x4

SlowE x2

Razor51 x2

Horse x2

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Nice one Schmunkee!

Pirate Car Stickers

GarrsMateNige x2

Schmunkee x4

Dubai Dave x 3

Dave the Ex Spartan x2

Siggy x3

Gastank x2

Slagiatt x3

PinguPongu x2

cougie x1

Markofkent x2

Hope x2

Darkness x2

Gladys x 2

Steady x 2

Cat5 x3

Chilibean

Dustboy x 2

Fraggle x 2

Holly_G x2

Ditchy x 2

Doner x3

Running Postie x1

Jj x 2

Capt Jack x2

Woody2run x2

Cona x4

Frodo x2

VTd x 2

Meldy x 2

Barley x2

bez_za x1

flyaway x2

Orca x 2

Mouse x 1

Purpletrilady x 2

RafikiD x2

Waff x2

Ferret x2

M.eface x4

SlowE x2

Razor51 x2

Horse x2

Hairier Half x 4

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Pirate Car Stickers

2 please - current ones seem to be melting (!)

GarrsMateNige x2

Schmunkee x4

Dubai Dave x 3

Dave the Ex Spartan x2

Siggy x3

Gastank x2

Slagiatt x3

PinguPongu x2

cougie x1

Markofkent x2

Hope x2

Darkness x2

Gladys x 2

Steady x 2

Cat5 x3

Chilibean

Dustboy x 2

Fraggle x 2

Holly_G x2

Ditchy x 2

Doner x3

Running Postie x1

Jj x 2

Capt Jack x2

Woody2run x2

Cona x4

Frodo x2

VTd x 2

Meldy x 2

Barley x2

bez_za x1

flyaway x2

Orca x 2

Mouse x 1

Purpletrilady x 2

RafikiD x2

Waff x2

Ferret x2

M.eface x4

SlowE x2

Razor51 x2

Horse x2

Hairier Half x 4

Bedders x 2

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No, this is still going ahead. I wrote to the suppliers just before Easter to confirm the order. Waiting to hear from them

Dunno if they may have shut down over the Easter/School holidays so will chase them next Tuesday

The stickers he gave me were/are good but, tbh, I think Schmunks' ones will be better and cheaper now!

I can highly recommend his bike stickers! You'll see them on my bike next time we go for a ride!

is the order placed...? I'm after another one if it isn't... (please)!

GarrsMateNige x2

Schmunkee x4

Dubai Dave x 3

Dave the Ex Spartan x2

Siggy x3

Gastank x2

Slagiatt x3

PinguPongu x2

cougie x1

Markofkent x2

Hope x2

Darkness x2

Gladys x 2

Steady x 2

Cat5 x3

Chilibean

Dustboy x 2

Fraggle x 2

Holly_G x2

Ditchy x 2

Doner x3

Running Postie x1

Jj x 2

Capt Jack x2

Woody2run x2

Cona x4

Frodo x2

VTd x 2

Meldy x 2

Barley x2

bez_za x1

flyaway x2

Orca x 2

Mouse x 1

Purpletrilady x 2

RafikiD x2

Waff x2

Ferret x2

M.eface x4

SlowE x2

Razor51 x2

Horse x2

Hairier Half x 4

Bedders x 2

PSC x 1

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You are in luck, PSC

Minimum order is 100 so that's what I have gone for

Think our one of the orginals will need replacing and hopefyully new car later in the year

2 please