Author Topic: The things Triathletes don't know.  (Read 2099 times)

The things Triathletes don't know.
« on: July 08, 2011, 12:56:28 pm »
A young female triathlete did her first Southport club 10 last night. She was studying at Imperial, so her top told us. She rode 26:31, so we all praised a very creditable first effort. She asked what the record was and who held it. 19:01 Bradley Wiggins is the answer.
She asked if he'd been riding tonight and could we point him out.

andygates

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Re: The things Triathletes don't know.
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2011, 09:14:00 pm »
Apart from the not-knowing-the-Tour part, that's not too surprising.  Triathlon races often have national elites taking part: it's part of the buzz and fun, to be Accrington Stanley on the same pitch as Man U.
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clarion

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Re: The things Triathletes don't know.
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2011, 10:49:58 pm »
Must be good for fostering a sense of community, but could be a bit hazardous on the road.

btw, should we call you Stanley from now on? ;D
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Re: The things Triathletes don't know.
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2011, 10:57:08 pm »
I'm never terribly surprised when experts exhibit a big gap in their knowledge ever since, during the World Chess Championship final against Karpov, Viktor Korchnoi has to ask the arbiter whether he was allowed to castle when his rook was attacked.

That's the sort of stuff that I teach all my pupils within a few weeks of starting the game.
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Kim

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Re: The things Triathletes don't know.
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2011, 12:33:20 am »
Accrington Stanley?  Who're they?
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Re: The things Triathletes don't know.
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2011, 01:15:26 pm »
I would have n idea of the names of top triathletes!

citoyen

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Re: The things Triathletes don't know.
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2011, 01:29:50 pm »
Accrington Stanley?  Who're they?

Exachly!

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Re: The things Triathletes don't know.
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2011, 02:50:17 pm »
Or, possibly, that was something that particular triathlete didn't know, as opposed to triathletes in general.

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Re: The things Triathletes don't know.
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2011, 04:39:22 pm »
Did anyone hear Wiggo's interview after he crashed out?  His 4 year old child had told him down the phone that Bradley Wiggins was out of the Tour - he hadn't made the connection between "Bradley Wiggins" and "Dad".

andygates

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Re: The things Triathletes don't know.
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2011, 06:32:35 pm »
Did anyone hear Wiggo's interview after he crashed out?  His 4 year old child had told him down the phone that Bradley Wiggins was out of the Tour - he hadn't made the connection between "Bradley Wiggins" and "Dad".

One to put on the TriStars youth development squad, that one.   :thumbsup:

Must be good for fostering a sense of community, but could be a bit hazardous on the road.

Starts are in waves, so no.
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Re: The things Triathletes don't know.
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2011, 08:48:40 pm »
We popped over to see the Le Mans  - Chateauroux stage (Stage 7) and managed to get into the village at the start.  We went later to Nouans-Les-Fontaines, about 10k before Wiggo crashed out.  Didn't see him either time, unfortunately. :-\
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clarion

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Re: The things Triathletes don't know.
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2011, 09:11:58 pm »
Must be good for fostering a sense of community, but could be a bit hazardous on the road.

Starts are in waves, so no.

Oh, OK.  That sounds good, then.
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Re: The things Triathletes don't know.
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2011, 10:51:14 pm »
I saw Brad with his kids as I was walking across Sainsbury's car park in Cardiff on a Sunday afternoon about 3 years ago. The logical part of my brain kept telling me "it can't be him, must be somebody who looks a bit like Brad -  what would he be doing here on a Sunday afternoon?" It was him, the GB track team had been training at Newport, and I really regret that I didn't go up and shake his hand.  ::-)

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Re: The things Triathletes don't know.
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2011, 11:57:05 pm »
Must be good for fostering a sense of community, but could be a bit hazardous on the road.

Starts are in waves, so no.

Oh, OK.  That sounds good, then.

You'll be entering one then, having had your doubts set to rest?  ;D
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clarion

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Re: The things Triathletes don't know.
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2011, 09:52:36 am »
Of course.  My complete lack of ability in running and swimming shouldn't be an issue ;D
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Re: The things Triathletes don't know.
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2011, 02:00:23 pm »
Do a team tri Clarion.Yourself to ride + one other to swim + one other to run :)

clarion

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Re: The things Triathletes don't know.
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2011, 03:21:24 pm »
Don't talk daft lad.  Where would you find someone who willingly runs so slowly that my riding won't be letting them down? ;D
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jogler

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Re: The things Triathletes don't know.
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2011, 03:27:50 pm »
My lead-like swimming would make their running look good ;D

clarion

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Re: The things Triathletes don't know.
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2011, 03:42:42 pm »
We're two thirds of a team already, then!  We just need someone who can stagger about a bit, and we're ready :thumbsup:
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jogler

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Re: The things Triathletes don't know.
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2011, 03:45:10 pm »
I do know of a couple of yacfers who do a good stagger ;D

Re: The things Triathletes don't know.
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2011, 03:47:55 pm »
We popped over to see the Le Mans  - Chateauroux stage (Stage 7) and managed to get into the village at the start.  We went later to Nouans-Les-Fontaines, about 10k before Wiggo crashed out.  Didn't see him either time, unfortunately. :-\

My family went to see that stage too (mainly for the swag)! I'm stuck here in blighty. Thay have some un-named something as a treat for me, but won't let on as to what it is!

Re: The things Triathletes don't know.
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2011, 03:51:20 pm »
Johnny Hoogerland's kegs ?
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: The things Triathletes don't know.
« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2011, 08:55:27 pm »
Of course.  My complete lack of ability in running and swimming shouldn't be an issue ;D

I got interested in trying a duathlon at some point until I found out that it was the swimming that got dropped from the three not the running.  Swimming and cycling I can do (well, a bit, anyway).  Running is just too painful.

If there was an event a bit like a triathlon but where the running was replaced by e.g. having a nice piece of cake I'd be interested though.  ;D
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