Aluminium Man

Just getting my bike set up so I can live tweet my race tomorrow:

If you want to follow my progress, my user name is @rowansimpson.

I don’t have a solution for my wetsuit yet, so if you have any ideas please let me know.

;-)

UPDATE ,13th Dec:

Thanks for all of your replies and suggestions.

I especially liked this, from @jontsnz:

“Maybe add a sticker: “In case of accident, please press Send” so we can at least get the tweet that you wiped out writing!”

Classic!

Once I get feeling back in my legs I’ll write up a longer post about the day, but in the mean time here are the tweets:

“Lake not too choppy. Swimming advice from 5yo: bubble arm, bubble arm, breathing arm and repeat.” 6:05am

“Lake water tastes better than sea water. Did a good time. Only 111km of bike and run to go.” 7:16am

“Run: 16km of hope completed 5km of truth to go” 11:40am

“Approx finish time 5h 48m feel great and crap at same time” 12:24pm (see Start != Finish for context)

“Thanks for all your messages of support. And thanks to Emily for being on Twitter duty while I was otherwise engaged. Now, where is the spa?” 2:11pm

2 thoughts on “Aluminium Man”

  1. As ridiculous as this sounds, magnum mac have an underwater-capable iphone case. Saw it when I was looking for a running-friendly iphone case…

  2. A zip-lock bag could be a little risky but might do the trick. Maybe two inside each other just in case. Can’t be much more dodgy than taping an iPhone to your handlebars ;-)

    Good luck with the race—hope you don’t get too distracted by tweets of encouragement!

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