That annoying ironman dude...

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    Nov 29, 2010 12:21 AM GMT
    I'm not against the tattoo and, in fact, I want to get it when/if I finish IMLP next year. So I can't see anything wrong with the tattoo. But that said, people who have to wear ALL of their finisher clothing at once are pretty pathetic. It smacks of an insecurity when there is no need to have one.

    As well as the ones who feel the need to show up to packet pickup in their running or cycling gear. Seriously? Who knew that you were a runner or cyclist? I wouldn't have figured that while seeing you at packet pickup. I don't think Andy Potts or Chrissie Wellington do that, so it definitely doesn't make you cooler.

    I use the shirts I get from races at the gym or while running. Why not? I earned those shirts. I paid for them. Why should I go out and spend additional money to buy workout and running clothes when I have perfectly good gear that I got from a race. I know the "average triathlete income" is $145k per year, so excuse me for bringing that average way way down and not being able to afford to buy additional clothing for working out and running. icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 29, 2010 7:56 PM GMT
    DarkMatters saidI agree, the bar code tattoo was pretty dam awesome. Just promise me you wont wear the branded hat, shirt, and socks all at the same time while i am at the gym, okay?

    J


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    Nov 29, 2010 8:10 PM GMT
    I have no shame wearing all my hard earned racing event t-shirts. I paid for it ... completed the events. It's mine. Wear it proud. It's just a damn t-shirt. However, I own nothing bearing M-dot/Ironman products because I have yet to compete in one.

    I don't judge .....
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    Dec 24, 2010 5:26 AM GMT
    I thought I could get a half-IM tattoo with my first half. The dot seemed innocuous and the M seemed to be promoting fast food.