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  1. chdot
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    Man removing weed from the North British Distillery's water supply while cycling along the Union Canal.

    http://citycyclingedinburgh.info/bbpress/topic.php?id=202&page=2#post-240063

    Posted 5 days ago #
  2. unhurt
    Member

    A friendly young Deliveroo-er who overtook me on the Meadows just before it got really wet and said nice things about my bike. I was all aglow!

    Posted 5 days ago #
  3. Nelly
    Member

    @chdot - with a group of schoolkids (Sciennes presumably?) taking kids down Argyle Place and along the path toward Bruntsfield.

    I was stopped on the island at the bottom with bike and my wife - we were both (pleasantly) surprised at just how large a group it was.

    Posted 5 days ago #
  4. chdot
    Admin

    "how large a group it was"

    Full p6 class - 32 (?) + class teacher.

    ALL cycling, just back from 10 mile trip to Spylaw Park.

    3rd day running (3 classes)

    Only one from each other class had to participate via the back of a tandem.

    Most had own bikes, about 1/2 doz each class on school bikes.

    Posted 5 days ago #
  5. Frenchy
    Member

    I told a relative recently that I cycle ~3 miles to work. Their face screwed up - they apparently couldn't contemplate doing this distance by bike regularly (curiously, they didn't have the same reaction when I previously said I'd cycled 150 miles the weekend before).

    Wish I'd been able to tell them about this:

    Full p6 class - 32 (?) + class teacher.

    ALL cycling, just back from 10 mile trip to Spylaw Park.

    Posted 5 days ago #
  6. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    I got chips in Mayfield Road on the way home late on Tuesday evening. Told the guy where I stayed and he expressed extreme disbelief that I could cycle that far uphill. It's two miles tops.

    Posted 4 days ago #
  7. unhurt
    Member

    55km from Bonn at 8.30am back in August I was outside a bakery chatting with a friendly German who was certain it was at least two full days ride to Bonn. Surely I wasn't really scheduled to meet a friend for a late lunch there TODAY?? He didn't seem to believe me when I explained that even at my pedestrian speeds it really wasn't that far (also FLAT).

    Posted 4 days ago #
  8. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Ian Murray MP driving his automobile with admirable caution on Minto Street.

    Posted 4 days ago #
  9. gembo
    Member

    Man cycling with garden fork strapped to his back and dog in very flat basket on front of bike, canal towpath half hour back

    Posted 3 days ago #
  10. Greenroofer
    Member

    Was that @fimm running on the towpath this morning? I was in ultra-utility mode, towing a trailer full of allotment tools and two blackcurrant bushes behind an Elephant Bike*, and passed two runners shortly after they had been involved in some "after you, no, after you" shenanigans with a brightly coloured woman and her dog.

    *Did I ever mention I had one of these?

    Posted 3 days ago #
  11. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    two blackcurrant bushes

    Putting them in or taking them out? I find the taste disturbing but will kill for redcurrants.

    Posted 3 days ago #
  12. Greenroofer
    Member

    @IWRATS -putting them in, to replace some that weren't productive due to having big bud mite. The new ones are Ben Hope, which are apparently resistant to big bud and also tolerate 'benign neglect' according to that wonderful book Fruit and Vegetables for Scotland. We grow redcurrant cordons, which are quite successful.

    Posted 2 days ago #
  13. unhurt
    Member

    Fruit and Vegetables for Scotland.

    Oh! All being well I will have a wee bit of garden to plant next year. Sounds like this should be in my library?

    Posted 2 days ago #
  14. gembo
    Member

    I had a fairly fecund black currant bush this summer. Gave the berries away as I am not so keen either. Blackberries though are my fruit of choice for jam, then rhubarb for crumble.

    The black currant bush was given to me by an old lad at the farmers market. Last year not much yield but this year it has grown in an unkempt way. The birds are uninterested in the berries. We used to grow strawberries and very elaborate defences had to be constructed to keep the birdies off'em.

    Posted 2 days ago #
  15. Greenroofer
    Member

    @unhurt - definitely. It gives lots of sensible advice about the techniques you need to grow things here, and which varieties do best. We have different day lengths and lower temperatures than the south of England and advice that works there isn't always the best here.

    It's also got a lovely slightly sardonic tone to it that I enjoy.

    Posted 2 days ago #
  16. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Fruit and Vegetables for Scotland....lovely slightly sardonic tone.

    That sounds like a political party I could join. I have a Red Lake redcurrant bush and the neglect it's subjected to is in no way benign. Seems to get by on a couple of spades of wood ash each year.

    Posted 2 days ago #
  17. Stickman
    Member

    A pair of Gazelles parked outside Cafe Vigo in Corstorphine: am assuming Claire & partner.

    Posted 2 days ago #
  18. unhurt
    Member

  19. SRD
    Moderator

    4 horses on the canalpath in polwarth. right now. wouldn't want to meet them under a bridge....

    (riding of the marches apparently)

    Posted 1 day ago #
  20. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    @SRD

    You're sure it's not the Apocalypse?

    Posted 1 day ago #
  21. Frenchy
    Member

    Was that @fimm and BOFFOF on the West Linton moor road?

    Posted 1 day ago #
  22. piosad
    Member

    @chrisfl on a whole family outing on the Harrison Road bridge

    Posted 1 day ago #
  23. SRD
    Moderator

    Spotted a recumbent high-rider coming towards me on Gilmore Place and waved, but it wasn't laidback! and neither was the trike that I then saw heading towards Tollcross.

    (maybe this should be in the 'more of us?' thread).

    Posted 1 day ago #
  24. steveo
    Member

    Captain Dashboard on the Canal this morning, bars filled with objects (music playing from one), and a "bell" that sounded like a samba whistle just before he went under a bridge.

    Posted 1 day ago #
  25. fimm
    Member

    Greenroofer beat me too it; I was going to post "possible Elephant bike (with most melodious bell) towing trailer with flag. BOFFOF also. But I don't recall a brightly coloured woman + dog (mind you as a runner you interact with rather a lot of dogs...)

    That was Saturday.

    On Sunday we certainly did go out the Moor Road, though we didn't go as far as West Linton, turning across to Lamancha and returning via Gladhouse, thus. Very nice it was too. I assume you were one of the cyclists coming the other way, Frenchy?

    At the end of that ride, we spotted Mr SRD turning off Slateford Road.

    Posted 1 day ago #
  26. Frenchy
    Member

    Yes - near the mini-airport. Red jersey and a camera on my helmet.

    I hadn't realised I had a tailwind until I turned round at West Linton.

    Posted 1 day ago #
  27. fimm
    Member

    Ah yes. I remember the helmet camera.
    Hello! :-)

    Posted 1 day ago #
  28. SRD
    Moderator

    @fimm I believe MrSRd spotted you on Sunday too, but a bit closer to home.

    Posted 1 day ago #
  29. jdanielp
    Member

    @SRD I spotted you heading east this morning on North Meadow Walk. I attempted to smile, but it may not have worked well since I was chillier than expected having just descended Middle Meadow Walk.

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    Posted 23 hours ago #
  30. unhurt
    Member

    @Greenroofer - thanks; I will put that on my birthday list I think!

    Spotted: a young(ish) chap and a bike with ALL the bikepacking gear outside the Peedie Hostel in Kirkwall. Stopped to ask him about his kit; he was heading for Shetland next after an 85 mile day. (There was Some Wind forecast in Shetland so he admitted he might take a day off during that.) He also admitted that his luxury item was a camera tripod. He wasn't able to figure out a sensible way to get his laptop into the seat post bag or he'd have brought that along too for image processing on the road.

    Posted 18 hours ago #

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