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I was sorry I missed the YH stay. I was at the Ibis well away from the major frolics. But remember the hurt and fun and it can't have been all that bad because I came back for another go despite what I told G on the last lap.
I remember Garr trying to decide whether or not to use the water pistol on me and deciding against it lol And I remember being with Barley, Kanga and Cougie at some point too.
Oh and trying to keep up with Holly on her march!!!!
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Freddy?? No, it was a private performance at Firestars where he tried on her sports bra and Oxy wore my boots ...
best Barley tale was from Switzerland '05. Post-race, we were all down in the wonderful refectory-type downstairs at the YH. A staff member came over to us and said 'I think, one of your friends, perhaps a little too much...I think he is asleep?'
We laughed, and followed the chap around the corner to the lift...where Barley was sparko on the floor. It was actually very worrying and sobering: he'd obviously conked out in the lift, which was very small, and when the doors opened at the bottom, he just fell out. Crashed to the floor.
Cougie was the hero of the hour and got him sorted out and safely tucked up.
When he was safe, we could laugh.
I have the Freddie one - think I was sworn not to post it on here. But I will say that it *might* be in an album from a party a couple of years ago on another social networking site....
My favorite Ironman memory was in 2005 when Oxy and I went for our first wetsuit swim. We turned up and were maybe a bit nervous, such that Oxy cracked on with getting his wetshuit on, only to be informed by a number of tri ponces that he'd put it on back to front. Oh how they revelled in their superiority.Right from the swim start the guys with eyes firmly inserted in their nostrels soon powered into the distance (I think they may have mentioned they were Ironmen). We tootling along slowly behind when I noticed another swimmer overtake me, except that it wasnt a swimmer but one of the Ironmen's dogs. The dog soon locked onto Oxy (who was swimming ahead) then proceeded to scamble up his legs, step onto his back and jump back in then carry on swimming. I nearly drowned with laughter We maybe swam a bit longer who knows? But I do remember them probably hearing us discuss what a bunch of ***** they were.My final memory, having driven away dukes of hazard style and leaving a dust cloud in our wake was getting to the locked gate!!! then having to wait like naughty school boys for them to come and open it. Only then did we truely appreciate their superiority as Ironmen.
Cougs, remember Barley's bloody alarm!!
The idiot forgot to turn it off after race day so we were awakened at 4 am on the Monday by some bloody trance music. I believe he still has the same tone
I remember looking for him with you Hope!
And Jj told me off for being naggy (rightly so!!)
And wasn't Nice when Hollywood chipped his tooth diving into the shallow end of the hotel pool?
The really long and unnecessary prayer from the local reverend at the start in Austria when everyone just wanted to get going.
And in the same year, us supporters offended the locals with the first of the massive pirate signs - the pirate skull and crossbones apparently a leeetel bit similar to the SS logo...