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  1. Frenchy
    Member

    Man pushing his bike up Kirk Brae as I was waiting for the lights on the way down.

    His bike was the same model as mine, so I said "Nice bike!" as he passed. I guess he thought I was commenting on his walking up the hill, because I think he muttered something about being lazy in reply.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  2. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    I commented 'lovely weather' to a chap as we cyclo-ambled along in the heat yesterday and got involved in an awkward explanation of conversational norms in English speaking countries.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  3. Greenroofer
    Member

    Was that @ARobComp on the towpath this morning, heading east at Craiglockhart at 0730? It was certainly his beard, but could have been someone else behind the very dark glasses.

    I didn't know that that was his neck of the woods.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  4. gembo
    Member

    @greenroofer, Arobcomp used to rent out his beard but has stopped that now. Towpath do be his haunt these days

    Posted 5 months ago #
  5. ARobComp
    Member

    Aye @Greenroofer t'was me on my way t'station t'take t'train t'Newcastle.

    Sure it's not Yorkshire but whatever.

    I spotted you in reverse but not quickly enough as I was listening to show tunes and concentrating mostly on not blaring out the words to whatever Le Mis song I was listening to (don't worry purists - my headphones transmit through my skull to leave my ears capable to hearing bells as I pass through tunnels and the heavy breathing of others nearby).

    It was a nice bike you were on - was it of the pachyderm persuasion?

    Posted 5 months ago #
  6. Greenroofer
    Member

    @ARobComp - I was also slightly distracted by the scenario unfolding in front of us where the rider ahead of you made an optimistic overtake of the pedestrian as I approached.

    Did I ever mention that I had an Elephant Bike?

    Posted 5 months ago #
  7. ARobComp
    Member

    Ahah yeah I did spot that one. Optimistic is the word for that overtake. Especially on that particular stretch.

    An Elephant bike? Really. Who'd have thought it.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  8. jdanielp
    Member

    I found myself fourth in a train of five bicycles between Slateford Aqueduct and Meggetland on my way home from work yesterday. Two positions ahead of me was Greenroofer, who appeared to be riding an interesting looking utility bike that he has clearly been attempting to keep secret from us.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  9. jdanielp
    Member

    Two intriguing looking devices (a small horn-shaped device attached to the top of a long pole, at the bottom of which was a weather-proof case) that I would assume were being used to record air pollution attached to lampposts in the vicinity of Akva on Wednesday evening. They were gone by yesterday evening. I don't remember seeing them on Monday.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  10. chdot
    Admin

    Not a camera?

    As sometimes seen near taxi ranks.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  11. jdanielp
    Member

    @chdot I'm fairly confident that it wasn't a camera - the horn-shaped part was pointing broadly upwards, whereas if that had been a wide-angle camera it would have made more sense for it to be pointing directly downwards and to be mounted further away from the main stem of the lamppost. I should have taken a photograph in retrospect because I am struggling to find anything comparable on an image search. The storm was just starting to roll in at that point so I was trying to make it to the cinema before getting soaked.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  12. Frenchy
    Member

    Red Pedersen in Marchmont.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  13. Rosie
    Member

    Tuesday evening - NEPN at Roseburn slalom end. About ten small children in high viz struggling up the hill with a couple of adult supervisors.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  14. Min
    Member

    I saw a great big boat from the Forth bridge yesterday.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-40402153

    Posted 4 months ago #
  15. fimm
    Member

    Urban Arrow in the Meadows yesterday evening - not the EDFoC one; I didn't recognise the cyclist.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  16. Greenroofer
    Member

    Pleasant brief chat with @jdanielp on the towpath this evening. He seemed surprised to find that I had an Elephant Bike, but nevertheless paid polite attention as I extolled its virtues.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  17. A rack* of cyclists having what appeared to be a conference at the bottom of the Roseburn switchbacks tonight.

    *I'd have said peloton had they been moving

    Posted 4 months ago #
  18. gembo
    Member

    The cheery if even hairier Uberuce near Damhead (just after a lurcher had run right in front of traffic, lucky dog, came through hedge in front of me, no sign of owner)

    Good to see the friendly if infeasibly hairy coupon of Uberuce, though he don't post here no more

    Posted 4 months ago #
  19. Frenchy
    Member

    http://imgur.com/zZnG1O2.jpg

    Didn't notice the advert on the bus at the time.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  20. wingpig
    Member

    Another suspected kaputnik/elephant.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  21. Ed1
    Member

    Burnt out motorcycle on tram cycle path near balgreen

    Posted 4 months ago #
  22. gembo
    Member

    @ed1 summer hols have kicked

    Posted 4 months ago #
  23. LaidBack
    Member

    ICE Sprint 26 try out - obstacle

    Posted 4 months ago #
  24. jdanielp
    Member

    Bristo Square is (mostly) open again, presumably just in time for graduations given the marquees that were set out around the edge this morning. The main square feels more open than it used to despite the strange new McEwan Hall entrance building. There are some built in seating areas which feature quite unsubtle skating deterrents, although unsurprisingly some of the first people that I saw using the square when I realised that it was open last night were skaters. There is some new built in cycle parking too, but I didn't spot any obvious new access routes.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  25. gembo
    Member

    the shacks and fleamarket place at the new archway we like at Canongate also nhave anti-skater nodules.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  26. cc
    Member

    Yes the new Bristo Square has some Sheffield Racks, but they've been crammed up as close to the wall as physically possible, so I'd guess you can lock up at most one bike per rack. Two steps forward, one step back :-)

    Posted 4 months ago #
  27. Stickman
    Member

    Posted 4 months ago #
  28. Greenroofer
    Member

    @stickman - nice. Is it full carbon?

    Posted 4 months ago #
  29. algo
    Member

    I just got in the way (unintentionally) of a police-escorted car whose passenger looked suspiciously like Justin Trudeau.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  30. Frenchy
    Member

    Woman cycling on Lasswade Road with dog happily trotting alongside.

    Posted 4 months ago #

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