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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:16 pm    Post subject: Big things in a little life. Reply with quote

I just have to make two points that mean so much in my little life.

1. After almost 10 years on this site, this is my 2000th post.

2. After 350-ish days, my avatar is briefly relevant again.

Thank you, good day.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a different place than when we joined, isn't it.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just realised I was here before either of you. Must be getting old.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed. I keep dropping in, hoping for some interesting discussion but it's not like the old days Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Indeed. I keep dropping in, hoping for some interesting discussion but it's not like the old days Sad


Do you need a little biff? Maybe someone accusing you of being gay using poor grammar?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
It's a different place than when we joined, isn't it.

Yeah, it is actually... which is a shame as I really would hate to see this site die.

There've been times over the years when I've flounced away irritated with some of the biff, but I always came back. Nice to see the same old familiar faces each time. It's a bit like a family - regular fall-outs, but many keep coming back and carrying on as if nothing happened.

'Events' and 'Training' etc. have been so incredibly useful over the years as I moved up the tri distance ladder - as a resource it's huge, particularly from an experienced people point of view. It would be tragic to lose that...

Good to see you guys are still here, without you I think we could've lost TT - I'm going to make more of an effort to get more involved again to try to keep the old place going Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The biff has disappeared Gus. Whilst we are not all of the same opinion here still, the more easily ruffled are probably arguing on FB nowadays, or have given-up triathlon now they've got an mdot tattoo Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I departed when I got spinal stenosis and the nhs said here is pain relief. It has taken me a few years to get to the stage where I can think of moving forwards in tri again, albeit walking.

Oh and I nearly died which took a bit of recovery time.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SloggingScotsman wrote:


Oh and I nearly died which took a bit of recovery time.


You're not currently pretending to be swimming to Brazil are you?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
The biff has disappeared Gus. Whilst we are not all of the same opinion here still, the more easily ruffled are probably arguing on FB nowadays, or have given-up triathlon now they've got an mdot tattoo Smile

Yes, I have noticed on a few ongoing discussions that despite differences of opinion it's all pretty pleasant compared to some discussions in years past Very Happy

I mean, even Sloggers has been able to raise his head above the parapet without having it taken off in a blaze of nuclear biff Wink

SloggingScotsman wrote:
Oh and I nearly died which took a bit of recovery time.

Judging by our Atlantic swimmer who has managed to pull himself together after 'dying' at least twice according to his biog, I think you're being a bit of a malingerer. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gus wrote:
Jorgan wrote:
The biff has disappeared Gus. Whilst we are not all of the same opinion here still, the more easily ruffled are probably arguing on FB nowadays, or have given-up triathlon now they've got an mdot tattoo Smile

Yes, I have noticed on a few ongoing discussions that despite differences of opinion it's all pretty pleasant compared to some discussions in years past Very Happy

I mean, even Sloggers has been able to raise his head above the parapet without having it taken off in a blaze of nuclear biff Wink

SloggingScotsman wrote:
Oh and I nearly died which took a bit of recovery time.

Judging by our Atlantic swimmer who has managed to pull himself together after 'dying' at least twice according to his biog, I think you're being a bit of a malingerer. Wink
its entirely possible Gus, entirely possible.

Top tip for any doctors reading this, get your patients to sit in the office or at home on a yoga ball, even obese folk like me find that it makes a huge difference with regard to numbness and pain. Until you overinflate it, play Tomb Raider aggressively, bounce around the place, it explodes, leaving you hurting your neck when you fall! But hey ho it was worth it for Lara!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, I've been around these parts for longer than any posters on this thread so far.

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but for most of that time I was an active poster on Rimmers World although in recent times have got bored with the tri forum on there and have become more active on here as there is more tri interest for me than the Pirates can now offer.

sure Tripetalk has changed over the years and much like RW is less active these days, but it's still one of the best resources of tri info out there and I hope it carries on
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fat buddha wrote:
well, I've been around these parts for longer than any posters on this thread so far.

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but for most of that time I was an active poster on Rimmers World although in recent times have got bored with the tri forum on there and have become more active on here as there is more tri interest for me than the Pirates can now offer.

sure Tripetalk has changed over the years and much like RW is less active these days, but it's still one of the best resources of tri info out there and I hope it carries on


yes, you beat me by 6 mths. I joined on Xmas Day 2005, which makes sense as Xmas is so interminably boring in Oz. Sad

I think people move on from tri as there is simply so much more on offer these days. Doing the same thing over and over again seems terribly one dimensional to me.

I'm in my 36th year of endurance sports and tri has always been a sideshow to other stuff (road racing, crit, TT, running, surfing).

I guess multiple spine ops have forced me to have long lay offs from running but I think I would have done it anyway.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well having been knocked sideways by sepsis, pneumonia and chronic fatigue....I'm working towards a comeback!!! Oh yes. It may take several more years...by then I'll be 70. I can swim a mile, run 10 miles but at present no biking. So that's where I'll be next year, getting confidence back to go out and put some miles in the legs.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think there was a reasonable amount of cutting edge debate back in the day and most remained civilised.
I have always maintained that most of the worst biff was caused by people stating opinion / experience as if it was fact; that leaves people with no choice but to disagree if their own opinion differs.

I almost recall with fondness the TI_Ian swim biff ... many years ago now Smile
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