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Today’s excitement in downtown balerno

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  1. gembo
    Member

    Was proceeding home from Scotmid Spotted an Ironing Aid Van at the junction just behind the give way sign. The driver decided that give way didn’t apply to cyclists and proceeded to drive straight at me. I asked What are you do8ng and the driver seemed to me to be attempting justification? So I invited the driver to feck off up the road and stop trying to kill me, they obliged. I might put this on Balerno Moans later

    If this wasn’t enough excitement a monster bike emerged from the top of WoL path being pedal led by the Mighty Ged.

    A Rivendell? From California - White tyres, rear rack on the front, GED’s shopping basket on top, a Clem Smith Junior he said. I will google,

    Then my neighbour was out with a lovely hack saw type tool sawing his holly bush and finally someone smashed through the traffic lights in aero helmet, full tuck and tribals, either Dave McCraw or Fabian Cancellera.

    All of this peppered with appearances from local youth on mountain bikes 9n the pavement at speeds

    And I thought I was just popping down to the shops.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  2. chdot
    Admin

    You need to get out less...

    Posted 1 week ago #
  3. wingpig
    Member

    Whilst your Balernoid equivalent of cyclist-versus-dogs-on-prom presumably just substitutes the WoL, is there an equivalent gripe for the phenomenon of partially-exposed buttocks on the beach, which has been vexing Facebook's Portobellovians over the weekend?

    Posted 1 week ago #
  4. gembo
    Member

    Also horses on WoL path but we don’t have exposed buttocks in Balerno as such. Too chilly.

    If you travel up to Harlaw Reservoir there is some Aggro.

    Wild campers, mostly well behaved but some youth were approached by volunteer water bailiff and warned about dangers of jumping off the reservoir jetty /pier thingy. And battered him. It is the talk of The Steamie.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  5. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Is the gripe that buttocks should either be fully exposed or entirely covered? A good buttock is a lovely thing but it's fine line with just put that away would you? 'Callipygous' is a fine word but I had to check the spelling.

    Sorry to hear of the battered bailiff.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  6. ejstubbs
    Member

    @IWRATS: 'Callipygous' is a fine word

    It is indeed, thank you for introducing me to it. I shall enjoy thinking it but definitely not saying it when encountering individuals to whom it would apply.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  7. Frenchy
    Member

    There's a word, which to my shame I have completely forgotten, which is a synonym of callipygian, but normally used in the context of beef cattle.

    A relative apparently once used it to describe his wife.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  8. gembo
    Member

    @frenchy, is it Bootylicious?

    Posted 1 week ago #
  9. Frenchy
    Member

    Let's just assume it was, aye.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  10. wingpig
    Member

    That they should be less exposed; that the clothing worn is capable of concealing more than it does, but has apparently been hoicked deliberately aside to reveal.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  11. gembo
    Member

    Went for a two hour walk around Balerno and environs With young Ms Gembo. Including Harlaw reservoir. Two tents only despite the lovely evening. No raves, nothing. Disgusted.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  12. gembo
    Member

    Filmed by polis as I descended through the Balerno Metropolis - quite close to where a car parks on the main drag (turn the corner and your get to the Bump that @IWRATS hit)

    I had been up at the bealach at West Kip on the gravel bike. So had been braking a fair bit on the way down so taking it easy cruising by the polis was no problem. Was given a smile and a wave by the person filming me.

    Two vans one either side of the parked car and three polis.

    In other balerno news, Leo the dog had a big stick and when I took it off him he grabbed it back and caused much bark to scatter upon the streets of the metropolis

    Posted 1 week ago #
  13. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Training for the Tilt?

    Posted 1 week ago #
  14. gembo
    Member

    Yes, training for the tilt

    Posted 1 week ago #
  15. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    You'll need a tent.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  16. gembo
    Member

    I thought you were lending me a tent?

    Posted 1 week ago #
  17. steveo
    Member

    I can lend a tent or a bivvy depending on your... Tilt!

    Posted 1 week ago #
  18. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    No I am lending you the Overlander tent. When would you like it? You need to practice putting it up both drunk and sober, also figure it into your luggage arrangement.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  19. gembo
    Member

    I tilt towards a tent to keep the midges away

    I also need a car (might have to hire one)

    Posted 1 week ago #
  20. Arellcat
    Moderator

    In downtown Roslin Metropolis: Man seen walking dog. It's all happening.

    What tents are y'all using for the Tilt? I kind of fancy the camping bit, except that my tent is huge and 2kg, and I don't like midges anyway.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  21. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    I will use a massive old Vango Odyssey but madame will carry half of it no she won't I'll be carrying all of it.

    I have a dazzling new Midge Protection System.

    All welcome. PM me an e-mail address and I'll fire on the latest gen.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  22. steveo
    Member


    What tents are y'all using for the Tilt? I kind of fancy the camping bit, except that my tent is huge and 2kg, and I don't like midges anyway.

    I bought a new tent from alpkit for multiday trips when I don't trust the bivvy its about 1kg, just a little one person job. I have my old 1 person tent that anyone is welcome to borrow. Its fine for a night and is midge proof but it is a bit tricky to get into when both drunk and tall.

    I've used a bivvy in august in the cairngorms before and tbh its not that bad, you screw the head hole up tight enough and the wee gits can't fly past your breath but really the midges are down when you get to bed and you can be away before they start swarming if not the problem is getting dressed!

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  23. gembo
    Member

    @steveo yes the one person tent you are willing to lend sounds right for me please

    Posted 1 week ago #
  24. steveo
    Member

    No problem Gembo it'll fit in your panniers if you want swing by for it after work one day? Its not hard to put up but might want to try it once... just in case.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  25. gembo
    Member

    @steveo, good shout regards practice.

    I shall drop by whenever is convenient to your good self

    Thanks again

    Posted 1 week ago #
  26. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    @gembo

    This is not acceptable. You're getting the Overlander tent and that's that. Then you'll have to carry both.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  27. steveo
    Member

    Just how big is the overlander tent? Did you get it from a surplus store?

    Posted 1 week ago #
  28. gembo
    Member

    Oh sorry, @iwrats, I read your comment You’ll need a tent perhaps slightly differently than you meant.

    Is there a video that goes with the Overlander tent? steveo’s guy quite comforting if slightly boring voice.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  29. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    @gembo

    Oh I see. You'll be needing.....a tent then?'

    No no. I was insisting that you should have mine.

    Petra will sort you out. I don't have the book. Never needed it.

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  30. steveo
    Member

    that tent is slightly better than mine...

    Posted 1 week ago #

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