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Mr Z , count me in
me too, but only if Mr Z is bringing his tent again!!
It certainly seems to be slightly more popular than Henley:
fraggle wrote (see)
Henley Half-arsed Cat5 MovingAlong Lee the Pea Challenge Henley Hope HappyChap Gasbag Frags (*if* my back holds up and my attempt at the Half Arsed goes ok this year ) Double Entendre - Challenge Henley and ExtravaLanza Meldy OC Rafiki D
Keep me away from that list!!
it's like christmas with all these lists
Full WhackCake Sarah the Bookworm ST EP Maths chick? Sponge Cale Tommy Gun Razor 51 Horse Britrisky DTT Iron Pingu Donna Kebabseren nosJvRJCDiggerSteve hoAlibearYellowrubberduck.TJ1004 Running Postie Nurse Ratched (and Partner in Crime)Half PintThis is Tom's Pseudonym NVPSCMr ZuvaiTired BadgerCitizen 146Relayxxx, Colourin, Lee The PeaHappychap Potential relay peepsFraggle - swim (I offered our swim place to Fraggle without realising we aleady had a swimmer, oops )SuperCaz - swimSupportingengineermathschickDave the Ex Spartan
it's not the 100's we had on the list last year - but still a sizeable crowd
Just looking at the names and thinking most of us next year are ever popping IM cherries or had problems this year with only a few other's so don't think schmee you have much to worry about. It's only July through so that list could be very different by next year.
i think that this is definitely going to piush henley for the rights to be the pirate championship race......i may be wrong but i think that its usually whichever is the biggest ship sailing and we certainly look like we have a sizable ship sailing
and i liked the pub...........and the sunshine makes me want to train............but being sensible and building back up slowly..............
beer training is going well........
seren nos wrote (see)
i think that this is definitely going to piush henley for the rights to be the pirate championship race......i may be wrong but i think that its usually whichever is the biggest ship sailing and we certainly look like we have a sizable ship sailing and i liked the pub...........and the sunshine makes me want to train............but being sensible and building back up slowly.............. beer training is going well........
Personally im torn which should be the pirate championship and how it should be chosed.My thoughts:Historically its a nominated race and the ship gets behind that race, that doesnt seem to be happening this year with Henley, though that remains to be seen.My preferernce for the pirate championship was always Lanza as I felt it was a strong contender, being a big European Ironman which had not yet hosted the pirate championship.Outlaw was the pirate championship this year so for that reason along I dont think it should be next year, also, Outlaw could easily be a popular race year after year, does that mean PSOF championship Outlaw every year?I dont think it should just be about numbers,for me, the pirate championship is about moving the pirates forward, seeing new places, savouring the big ticket experience of Ironman events accross Europe and the cammoradorie that creates.If you ask those that have been to Eurpoean Pirate championships and Outlaw im sure most will draw a line of distinction between what its like to all rock up at Outlaw for 2 days, spread accross various hotels, campsite etc etc vs visiting travelling further afield and all the excitement a foreign city and Ironman.I think it would be a wrong move to have Outlaw as the PSOF championship next year, I also think we should make a pitch for getting out of the UK again in 2014,
TG - yep, I would be up for some long rides... might find there are a few others on the list from our neck of the woods too.
Does anyone have a garmin trace of the outlaw bike route - how hilly is it? Thinking of designing some training routes.
Barlos, I agree.Move onwards an forwards PSC its not
PSC wrote (see)
TG - yep, I would be up for some long rides... might find there are a few others on the list from our neck of the woods too. Does anyone have a garmin trace of the outlaw bike route - how hilly is it? Thinking of designing some training routes.
PSC, Outlaw is not at all hilly, there is one bump (Oxton Bank) which you go up once, the rest is an out and out TT course.
Oxton Bank = 'Was that it' It really is just a pimple..... in the wind
The wind was more of an issue than that was .. its really not bad in the slightest
I will be going for it again next year. But as a pirate this time arrrrrr. How do I get the cross bones btw???
Red Dog I think you need to email someone at RW these days ...the best way to attract their attention is probably to set fire to RW towers whilst stripping off and singing 'The HIlls are alive'The lesser option which might take a bit longer to get noticed is just to report this thread to a moderator (there is a button below) and explain that you would like a piratey sign please
LOL... thanks, I hadn't realised that it would be a flatter than a flat thing (compared to some). Liking it already. I am sure the Jet Stream will be better behaved next year and there will be a light cooling breeze only.
Barley, sorry mate I cross posted with you as I've been off noshing on a BBQ so didn't see your thoughts until just now.... My thoughts on the European races are yes, agree with you totally about the big ticket experience - I certainly loved Zurich and Copenhagen (although missed the PSOF support at the latter). I can also vouch for the "challenge" experience versus the "Ironman" experience. The Challenge family put on a hell of good race which bodes very well for Henley - but, frankly, for me at least it's down to money. I haven't done a tri this year as I can't afford to - and next year I am looking for the best value which I reckon is going to be outlaw. It is a bloody well organised race and £100 cheaper to enter than Henley, and more still in comparison to an M. branded race. The fact that both Henley and Outlaw are going to be well supported and have large teams racing is a real bonus - dare I postulate that there could be a small fleet of Pirate Ships now as there really are quite a few of us racing in yellow n black and we can therefore support 2 or 3 big turnouts at full distance per year. Christ, can you imagine if we all went to the same place/race... that would be about 350 peeps racing and 1000+ supporters. TriTalkers would piss their pants in panic at the total domination we could offer........................ LETS DO IT!
PSC, I've got it on Garmin 800 no idea how to get it freely available though. 110.87 miles, 2457 feet elevation, gladly post it up if someone knows how.
Hang on, I've had a go at saving as a course. Log on and type in Outlaw 2012 Pit Stop Crew
See if it works. Anyone else for that matter
Sod Oxton Bank BTW, the six mile descent after is an absolute PEACH!
cheers Dusty - where have you saved it. Garmin Connect isn't giving me the love....
I'm in your neck of the woods
Dustboy wrote (see)
PSC, I've got it on Garmin 800 no idea how to get it freely available though. 110.87 miles, 2457 feet elevation, gladly post it up if someone knows how. Hang on, I've had a go at saving as a course. Log on and type in Outlaw 2012 Pit Stop Crew See if it works. Anyone else for that matter
So only 800m climbing, thats probably as easy course as you can get, pan flat courses are actually harder in my opinion as there's little respite as youre pushing the same gear all the time.