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Re: Done the ride, got the T shirt
« Reply #50 on: March 17, 2017, 12:40:23 pm »
On a similar subject - what is it with the ironman tattoo on the calf ?

I over take a few on my commute.

I've got the equivalent Audax tattoo on my right calf, funnily enough it comes off in the shower but reappears 10 minutes into every ride I do.

On topic, I generally buy an event shirt if I like the design. Even if I did or didn't complete the event I wouldn't hide it away in a cupboard. Anyone I met who stuck their nose up at me or gave me grief for wearing one for whatever reason probably wouldn't be someone I would be interested in talking to again anyway.

fuaran

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Re: Done the ride, got the T shirt
« Reply #51 on: March 17, 2017, 01:08:39 pm »
I think its silly to give out shirts before you get to the finish line. But it does seem to be getting more common for some events.

The proper etiquette for running T-shirts: http://www.psychowyco.com/id74.html

Phil W

Re: Done the ride, got the T shirt
« Reply #52 on: March 17, 2017, 01:18:52 pm »
I think its silly to give out shirts before you get to the finish line. But it does seem to be getting more common for some events.

The proper etiquette for running T-shirts: http://www.psychowyco.com/id74.html

Brilliant I'm going to nick that and adapt for the LEL FB page

Kim

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Re: Done the ride, got the T shirt
« Reply #53 on: March 17, 2017, 01:47:38 pm »
On a similar subject - what is it with the ironman tattoo on the calf ?

I've noticed that. Definitely seems to be a cultural thing for triathletes.

Tattoos are for people who don't have proper chainring scars  :P
I do find anything involving ball bearings oddly satisfying

Re: Done the ride, got the T shirt
« Reply #54 on: March 17, 2017, 02:39:22 pm »
On a similar subject - what is it with the ironman tattoo on the calf ?

I've noticed that. Definitely seems to be a cultural thing for triathletes.
Yes. I think there's quite a long history but I don't know anything about it. I don't have one, neither does my O/H.
Women don't tend to go in for large calf tattoos (yet); you do see small ones (I remember when I was running the only other marathon I've run (rather illegible t-shirt) I slowly caught up with a woman who appeared to have a red mark on her ankle; "Oh dear", I thought, "she's hurt herself..." then I got near enough to see that it was an Ironman tattoo).

Re: Done the ride, got the T shirt
« Reply #55 on: March 17, 2017, 04:50:37 pm »
Brilliant I'm going to nick that and adapt for the LEL FB page

But did you have to bring religion into it?  ;)

mattc

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Re: Done the ride, got the T shirt
« Reply #56 on: March 20, 2017, 09:19:14 am »
From the German Super Randonée page:

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Optionally a finisher t-shirt can be ordered (also for non-finisher - the attempt alone deserves a reward ...) for the price of 18.- €.   

http://www.ara-breisgau.de/superrandonnee/
Has never ridden RAAM
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Re: Done the ride, got the T shirt
« Reply #57 on: March 20, 2017, 08:29:04 pm »
Happy to read this in the latest dispatches from LEL HQ:

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Jerseys, gilets and t-shirts

If you want to order an event jersey, gilet, t-shirt or mug in time for the event, the last date to order is 14 May.

There will be a second order after the event, so if you want to try a jersey on not jinx your ride ;) before you buy one, you can see them at registration on 29 July.

I'm a UK rider though, I think if I was coming from overseas I'd buy a jersey whatever as it's a whole bigger experience.
Some routes may be arduous.