So it seems the links to our photos were sent out today.
There must have been cameras littered around electronically set off by our rfid chips.
Thing is the thumbnails are so small, I can't actually see whether I would want to send a silly amount of money on them. Surely they could be bigger, poorer quality with faint watermarking?
From what I can see they look pretty entertaining... maybe that says something about my riding style!
Anyone purchasing them?
Yep I agree, I can't even see if the finish line photos are actually me, the time on the clock doesn't seem right but with such small pics I can't tell. I think I'll give them a miss.
It makes it a lot easier than trying to search through 1000s of red jerseys. Pity they are an international company.
Please no posting your pics with watermarks here from Marathon or the other mob whose shots on Willunga Hill are also out.
I wont buy as I can't see what im buying from that tiny thumbnail.
Perhaps a better way to do it would be for them to put the watermark over your body like the Otway Odyssey photos. This way you get a decent preview of the photo.
I've purchased mine. Call me crazy, but I'm still in the proud to have finished the distance stage:) Each pic is about 2MB, so there's scope to crop/zoom right in on yourself if that floats your boat. I wish I had done the buy my photos thing all those years ago when I was capable of running marathons etc.
@ kasey its never too late to run a marathon,unless your injured
Colin, I aim to, as soon as I learn to run again. I had a brain tumour removed in 2008/9and that left me with stroke-like symptoms on my left side, hence my pride in completing a distance last Friday that I used to consider a warm up:) I'm only 35 this year, I hope to run a sub-3hr before I turn 40. My goal for 2012 is to rehab my left hand enough so I can re-learn to operate STI levers so I can ride a bike that has more than 7 gears on it!:)
good for you,if you ever want any help with the running i was a marathon runner,did london 4 times.
thank you for the offer, I'm not sure how far away I am from being able to even start basic running training? I used to be an ironman tri-dork:) Now I'm just a dork! I enjoyed the cycling training the most, and luckily, I have rehabbed to the point where I can ride a bike again. Being around proper cyclists last Friday was a thrill, but reminded me how far I still need to go:) A Public thanks to any that offered encouragement as they zoomed past:) I tried to keep very left and not get in anybodies way:)
Kasey, have you looked at alternatives to left hand operated STI levers. I met a guy the other day who had polio as a child, his left arm and hand were badly withered but he had both front and rear brake hooked up to the right hand brake lever, the mechanic had tricked up the lever so that when applying the brakes the rear brake came into contact with the rim first then the front came into contact as more pressure was applied. I'm fairly sure that he said Bicycle Express did it for him, however I would reccomend talking to Michael Clarke at Clarke Cycles Magill Road. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in customising bikes for cyclists with particular needs.
I never knew you could do that. Thanks for the info. Honestly I'm not sure how I feel about the whole idea. For so long I've held onto the idea of getting full use of my hand back to do things 'normally' that it kind of feels like cheating to do it this way. On the other hand(see what I did there:)) being able to get up hills would be amazing and it might enable me to join in a proper cycling club for the social aspect of training. Definitely something to ponder. thanks for the info:) I will definitely speak to Michael at Clarke Cycles, at least to see what is possible. Of course I will continue to try to regain full use of lefty. I'm sick of doing everyday tasks with only one hand!
I was a little hesitant in suggesting this as I figured you would be a very detetmined person given what you achieved on the BUPA ride. Incidently you might consider riding with Cancer Voices SA bike group, they usually do hills and have a slow group and if Ashleigh is riding you can be assured that you won't ride alone.
Isnt it Kevin Clark at Clark's cycles?
Im always in his front yard stealing some fruit.