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  • Started 9 months ago by I were right about that saddle
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  1. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    So every year I ride a mini pilgrimage to deliver a Christmas pudding to Pencaitland. This is now illegal of course.

    I shall request that the recipient take his bicycle and meet me on the boundary between the City and East Lothian. Looking at the map this is a 2km boundary from the sea at Joppa to the A1 at Newcraighall.

    Anyone know if that's accessible from both sides? The OS map just kind of shrugs.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  2. minus six
    Member

    it would be foolish to enter the death strip

    might i suggest drone delivery, or a big catapult

    Posted 9 months ago #
  3. gembo
    Member

    Humbie hub. Or thereabouts, you can go to Midlothian is tier 3 you just can’t stop

    Posted 9 months ago #
  4. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    @bax

    I once nursed such a pudding through the upper reaches of the troposphere only to see it smashed as it landed on the baggage carousel at Geneva airport. Never again, man. This is not Nam. There are rules.

    @gembo

    WTAF? Is that right? I can take my disease-riddled carcass into Zone 3 as long as I keep going? Did not know that.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  5. Frenchy
    Member

    Newcraighall Park isn't too bad to get to if you come from the Brunstane path rather than through Fort Kinnaird. This probably isn't a direct route for you, but is still considerably less distance than Pencaitland is.

    From Pencaitland, it's not too bad either. Pencaitland path, back road to Smeaton, through Whitecraig and onto NCN 1. Does involve the usual fun of barriers on NCN1 in Monktonhall. Getting on to NCN1 involves one of:

    All or none of which may be problematic for the pudding receiver.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  6. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Aye, Pudding Boy is hardy. Used to ride over to Wallyford for the train. Thanks for the insight I will set up the drop.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  7. SRD
    Moderator

    @iwrats if you ever venture into an airplane with a pudding again, you might try a plastic budding basin? although I know that would be anathema to your purist tendencies (which have been known to get you into trouble...)

    Posted 9 months ago #
  8. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Oh SRD more than once, more than once. Problem is I do my puds in the oven in a bain marie. Plastic, even at 140C, well I would have anxieties.

    Go fetch the rich morsels from the oven after eight hours only to find the basins melted Dali pocketwatch style? Eeeek.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  9. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Proposed those coordinates to my mate and apparently it's legal for him to take his kid to basketball in a school up the road. So the handover will be in a car park.

    But thanks to all for the info. Must try that path.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  10. urchaidh
    Member

    Can you go for excercise and do a dead drop?

    The kids and I have been venturing into East Lothian and Midlothian for exercise, limited opportunities within the city limits with kids. Haven't mapped pit the 5m/8km boundary, not sure if I want to know, but I suspect we're OK.

    Cockenzie Harbour is about 8Km along the coast, Tranent probably OK, and the Pencaitland path as far as the turn up to Elphinstone. Edinburgh bulging out to Sheriffhall is useful.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  11. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    I have totally missed the law. I can go five miles out of my home zone is that it?

    Posted 9 months ago #
  12. acsimpson
    Member

    IWRATS, legally you can drive up to 5 miles outside your area and then take your exercise from there which must start and end at the same place. This is also taken to mean you can exercise in a loop from your home going where you like. There is no mention of being allowed to do anything but exercise while you are there.

    There are some who would rather you didn't travel to their areas at all.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  13. Frenchy
    Member

    You can go anywhere you like for the purposes of exercise as long as your journey starts and ends in the same location and that location is either inside of or within 5 miles of the boundary of your home council area.

    So if you start and end at your own house, you can basically cycle anywhere you like and not be breaking the law.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  14. MediumDave
    Member

    @SRD @IWRATS

    Foil pudding basin? Will stand up to oven temps (bain marie or not) and will (mostly) survive rough handling[1]. I'm assuming your puddings are of the very solid variety as is Good and Proper.

    [1] Though maybe not by baggage handlers

    Posted 9 months ago #
  15. urchaidh
    Member

    @Frenchy - thanks, just been reading it all again, I've had it all wrong. D'oh!

    What I was trying to figure out was can people from different areas meet for exercise assuming household number and distancing rules are met?

    [sorry (not sorry) for thread drift]

    Posted 9 months ago #
  16. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    @MediumDave

    I found some lovely stainless steel ones. Bit too lovely, the pudding recipients seem to have retained them....

    @urchaidh

    In what way has the thread 'drifted'? Going quite well from my point of view.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  17. mcairney
    Member

    Illicit handover at the Booker Cash n Carry?

    Posted 9 months ago #
  18. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    This thing? Always wondered what it was.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  19. gembo
    Member

    Tiers people come on. You should not cycle to tier 2 from tier 3. You can if you want to but wh6 would yo7 want to?

    Organised groups have to stick to Bill’s Boundary, exercisers can roam free but should they really?

    Puddings, any vegan or veggie for an old ex leper?

    Posted 9 months ago #
  20. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Puds are veggie mate. Discussed veganising with my mate's vegan boy the other day. He muttered 'flax seed' but did not look convinced.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  21. gembo
    Member

    Veggie fine for me, will swap for cider unless you are serious about that mudguard

    Posted 9 months ago #
  22. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Deal to be done. Never spoken lightly of a mudguard in my puff.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  23. gembo
    Member

    There is an outside chance you also get all of The New Face In Hell (though you might only get some of it). Real name Minervois La Liviniere L’Enfer from Chateau Maris. Grapes picked at midnight by a bona Fide Witch

    Posted 9 months ago #
  24. ejstubbs
    Member

    @gembo: Tiers people come on. You should not cycle to tier 2 from tier 3.

    Tut tut my boy: "tiers" are the work of Alexander Boris de Pfeffel on't'other side of the border. In this part of the realm Nicola has decreed the use of "protection levels".

    And Frenchy had it right.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  25. gembo
    Member

    I don’t disagree with Prof French’s analysis. I just point out you cannot stop so you cannot break down or get off for a pee. Perpetual motion at all times.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  26. crowriver
    Member

    @gembo, New Face In Hell was a song by The Fall as I recall.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  27. crowriver
    Member

    (A digression as I had to share these startlingly erudite Fall lyrics: Mark E Smith RIP)

    Wireless enthusiast intercepts government secret radio band and
    uncovers secrets and scandals of deceitful type proportions.

    Aghast goes next door to his neighbor, secretly excited, as
    aforementioned was a hunter whom radio enthusiast wanted
    friendship and favor of.

    A new face in hell
    Nearly a new face in hell!

    A muscular, thick-skinned, slit-eyed neighbor is at the table
    poisoned just thirty seconds before by parties who knew of
    wireless operator's forthcoming revelation.

    A new face in hell!

    A prickly line of sweat covers enthusiast's forehead as the
    realization hits him that the same government him and his now
    dead neighbor voted for and backed and talked of on cream porches
    have tricked him into their war against the people who enthusiast
    and dead hunter would have wished torture on. A servant of
    government walks in and arrests wireless fan in
    kitchen for murder of his neighbor

    A new face in hell!

    The dead cannot contradict
    Sometimes the living cannot

    A new face in hell!

    Posted 9 months ago #
  28. gembo
    Member

    @Crowriver you have recalled correctly, One of the very best. Mark E really pushes the boat out in his screeching-Ah on-Ah that-Ah one-Ah

    He also adds very many Ahs to the ends of words-Ah

    Posted 9 months ago #
  29. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Never saw that coming.

    Posted 9 months ago #

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