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Member since Dec 2011 • Last active Aug 2014

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  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    I wore a long sleeve top on a run this evening, thought my skin might melt off, would not recommend.

    Then I had a look on strava and saw that my brother took a half day off work and went for a 32 mile run. I feel so inadequate.

  • in Cycle Touring
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    What do people use for route planning? I normally use ridewithgps but it won't let me route into the Czech Republic for some reason - any good alternatives?

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    How about "feed me and I'll shit on your bed"?

    Catstealers can GTFO.

  • in General
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    Strong work Ed! When is your IM?

  • in Rides & Races
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    I'm potentially in.

  • in General
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    I did my first triathlon (sprint) on Monday. Despite a lack of training, recently being ill and diabolical weather I absolutely loved it. I came in the top 35% for my age group, which I thought was okay for my first attempt.

    I learnt some useful lessons too:

    • Don’t eat beetroot the night before.
    • Take food to the start if there might be a wait (I had breakfast at 5:20... finally started swimming at 8:30)
    • Don’t make bike adjustments when the swim has started.
    • Put Vaseline under your ankle timing band or risk chafing.
    • Don’t panic in the pool, it’s ok if someone overtakes.
    • Pack a towel.
    • Don’t try putting tights on when you’re wet or you'll fall over backwards.
    • Find out where transition ends/the race starts.
    • Practice bike mounts.
    • Don’t faff about with garmins in transition.
    • Don’t faff about with clothes so much, it’s not a fashion show!
    • If the forecast is torrential rain, you probably don't need sunblock and sunglasses, so it's just more mess in transition.
    • Don’t leave clothes all over transition, including your clean clothes for post-race, especially if it is raining and you have to cycle to meet a friend for brunch and nearly get refused entry to the restaurant for being so wet.

    Really want to do another one now.

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    @Roy-B Haha, thanks! Wasn't sure about it when my alarm went off but I really enjoyed it and wasn't completely shit at it. Congrats on the 1st place in orienteering!!

  • in General
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    Lucozade Sport, crisps (either doritos (which I normally dislike), McCoys, or Mini Cheddars if I'm feeling fancy) and a Boost. Then I go back for a Diet Coke.
    If garages consistently sold Irn Bru then life would be sweet.

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    Yep, 12th October. Who knows, there might even be wombles. I'd happily share a path with 600 wombles.

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