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  • Started 7 years ago by recombodna
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  1. Bruce
    Member

    The intrepid camper was back again this morning further up near the Tesco flyover, sporting a Canadian number plate outside the tent

    Posted 6 days ago #
  2. Greenroofer
    Member

    Matilda the Elephant Bike parked up on Comiston Road earlier. I'm thinking that its owner was in the Comiston Fry procuring a white pudding supper and a bottle of Irn Bru.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  3. SRD
    Moderator

    " a Canadian number plate" eh?

    no such thing. Licence plates (for cars) provincial responsibility.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  4. resurf
    Member

    Did the plate not read "ALASKA"? Passed quickly so genuinely unsure.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  5. Arellcat
    Moderator

    a white pudding supper and a bottle of Irn Bru.

    Well it did smell awfully good.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  6. ivangrozni
    Member

    I spotted a pink-jerseyed cyclist in Balerno night before last on my cycle back to Edinburgh. I follow this forum enough to suspect it was a Gembo I spotted? Could I be right?

    Posted 5 days ago #
  7. amir
    Member


    Derailleur geared bikes only? (short cranks)

    Posted 5 days ago #
  8. Diarmid
    Member

    Gembo on canal about 8:40 this morning - resplendent in pink!

    Posted 5 days ago #
  9. gembo
    Member

    @ivangrozni you spotted me as did diarmid

    Posted 5 days ago #
  10. the canuck
    Member

    a polar bear-shaped plate would be either Nunavit or vintage North West Territories--either one quite a steal.

    saw, for the first time, a white haired gentleman on a bike with quite a few panniers, a small Saltire, and a Spokes flag. is he well-known? he has the look of someone whose been collecting bike decoration.

    Posted 5 days ago #
  11. gembo
    Member

    @the Canuck, specs and greyish white hair? Panniers sometimes open to the elements?

    Posted 5 days ago #
  12. Stickman
    Member

    @the canuck: does the guy have *loads* of stuff on his bike? If so then he works in my office.

    Posted 5 days ago #
  13. gembo
    Member

    @sickman, your guy stays out beyond Currie I believe? Good chance he is the canuck's guy?

    Posted 5 days ago #
  14. Bruce
    Member

    @SRD it said Quebec. So Canadian to a point ;)

    Posted 4 days ago #
  15. Trixie
    Member

    A woman around Gilmerton Road with a purple bike, pink jacket and rainbow striped bobble hat. She cut quite the cheerful, jaunty dash.

    Posted 4 days ago #
  16. the canuck
    Member

    in these dark days, it behooves us all to be as cheerfully dressed as possible.

    specs, yes. fully loaded panniers, not completely closed, yes. for some reason, he looks like the sort of cyclist i should have seen several times.
    first time i've seen him, Lauriston Place near George Heriot school.

    as for the quebec plates--that's an unusual plate to have? i wear my provincial flag on my summer cycling shirt, and have been asked what part of wales i'm from. apparently a lion rampant looks like a dragon?

    Posted 3 days ago #
  17. gembo
    Member

    @the Canuck, he was off the bike for a while but before that he sort of lived on his bike,

    Posted 3 days ago #
  18. Greenroofer
    Member

    A number of Morningsiders of different sizes trotting along Myreside Road just now. Micro-Greenroofer, who was with me in the car, opined that they were late for football.

    The reason that we were in the car is, I suspect, the same reason that the Morningsiders were on foot: Myreside Road on a Saturday morning is so choked with Watson's traffic that it's a significant barrier to taking children on bikes anywhere. We were going to EYM on the Meadows: if we could get to the canal then the rest of the route is fine, but we can't get to the canal...

    Posted 2 days ago #
  19. Greenroofer
    Member

    Just bumped into MrSRD at EYM, who was plotting a route for himself and Micro-SRD across Edinburgh city centre on a Saturday morning. Micro-SRD was expressing more enthusiasm for descending the Mound than ascending it. Much respect to them both for contemplating this trip.

    Posted 2 days ago #
  20. unhurt
    Member

    A regular with a snazzy apple laptop (rainbow keys) in Caffè Nero Stockbridge actually reading the Spokes update. Gosh.

    Posted 1 day ago #
  21. Min
    Member

    I had a Gandalf sighting the other day. I sort of feel I need one every so often.

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

    @Min

    The very first time I met 'Gandalf' he tried to sleep on my settee. That would have been 1991. I ignored him. His crushed velvet house-husband phase around 2006 was quite something. If you want to see him just go to any exhibition opening with a free glass of wine but no bouncers.

    I'm still in awe of the audacity of anyone calling themselves after the best-ever wizard.

    Posted 1 day ago #
  23. Min
    Member

    He has never tried to sleep on my settee but to be fair, even I am too tall for that.

    Posted 1 day ago #
  24. crowriver
    Member

    "If you want to see him just go to any exhibition opening with a free glass of wine but no bouncers."

    Hm, not quite. He did used to be a regular at events held at the Forest Cafe. Still bump into him/spot him at things now and again.

    Posted 1 day ago #
  25. gembo
    Member

    Gandalf the juggler tho rather than Gandalf the grey.

    Posted 1 day ago #
  26. LaidBack
    Member

    This picture sent to me from Martin McDowell of the 'Spokes at 40' panels (at BS and also EBC).

    @Min - as you hint Gandalf inspired many 'back in the day'. He led the Spokesfest rides back in the 90s. Had a self built front wheel drive recumbent (of course).
    The (small) bike procession along Princes St was a precursor to what would happen later.

    Spokes (the Lothian Cycle Campaign) is 40

    Posted 1 day ago #
  27. SRD
    Moderator

    I met him in a canoe (with a bike) summer 2010.

    Posted 1 day ago #
  28. Min
    Member

    Laidback - Did he? Yay Gandalf!

    Posted 1 day ago #
  29. spytfyre
    Member

    SRD on tv?

    Posted 11 hours ago #
  30. SRD
    Moderator

    Pretty much non-stop media 'appearances' (some more coherent than others) since wed.

    Worth it if it brought you back to the forum :)

    Posted 10 hours ago #

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