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  • Started 8 years ago by recombodna
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  1. SRD
    Moderator

    @jdanielp I was less concerned about the fire engines, and also getting across, than I was about the idiot heading towards toll cross who twice drove onto the hatchings despite the junction not being clear, so then had to twice reverse across the pedestrian crossing!

    Posted 1 week ago #
  2. SRD
    Moderator

    also spotted friskiffla as i headed up leamington terrace one morning last week, but forgot to add then. was blanking on their handle.

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

    Spotted on the way to see all round legend James Taylor at the SSE Hydro last night;

    Indoor Adventure Golf at Soccerworld.

    Also much cycling on the Clydeside shared use path. Hi speed MTB commuters, Breeze ride dawdlers weaving through open-air drinkers and concert goers. There's room for four lanes of traffic but not a cycle path?

    Posted 1 week ago #
  4. steveo
    Member

    Murrayfield at the top of Clermiston...

    Gratuitous mislocation
    [url=https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g186525-d192444-Reviews-Leonardo_Hotel_Edinburgh_Murrayfield-Edinburgh_Scotland.html][/url]

    The owners of that hotel must really struggle, it gets a new name and location every few months.

    Still, it'll never top the Queensferry Lodge which at one point renamed itself to the Edinburgh North.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  5. Arellcat
    Moderator

    This morning on the A703, a brief hello to Julia the runner, who was cycling.

    This evening on Comiston Road, a brief chat with AlanR. Actually, I spotted the bright red rear light first, some distance up the hill from the Morningside clock, and then the bright yellow low-hanging panniers, as all recumbent trike panniers tend to be. A bit of sprinting brought me into conversation range.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  6. Stickman
    Member

    Woman with three kids (youngest about 8) negotiating Haymarket this morning. Kids looked confident enough but I was nervous for them. Reinforces just how awful that whole area is.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  7. Greenroofer
    Member

    @Dave making determined progress along the towpath this evening. The bicycle wheel strapped to his back didn't seem to be slowing him down much...

    Posted 6 days ago #
  8. jdanielp
    Member

    I overtook somebody on a newer model (brown) Charge Grater on the towpath this morning and complimented them on their bicycle in passing. Coincidentally, as I was locking up my bike after arriving at work, they cycled past and remarked to me something along the lines of "oh, it's you again".

    Posted 6 days ago #
  9. Stickman
    Member

    Six young guys, presumably tourists, leaving Haymarket on station hire bikes loaded up with rucksacks,sleeping bags etc.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  10. jdanielp
    Member

    IWRATS and Madam IWRATS, baby blimp and baby baby blimp, and many thousands of other protestors at the Trump rally.

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

    Also author Tana Collins and Kirsty Lewin of Sustrans again.

    Posted 4 days ago #
  12. bill
    Member

    Two Buddhist(?) monks(?) in yellowy-orange robes along the towpath around the WoL path turn-off around 6.30 this morning. Perhaps from The Dhammapadipa Temple.

    They walked in single file with brollies and for a moment I thought I was seeing double.

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

    Drunkie, Junkie, Monkie.

    Posted 3 days ago #
  14. ARobComp
    Member

    Also at the wedding on Saturday in the lake district was TWQ of this parish who I don't think is about that much anymore as aparently he moved to Dubai many years ago.

    He said hello in the ceremony (before the ceremony actually) and we had a good chatter about life and cycling out there. Nice to see a friendly face after many years.

    Posted 3 days ago #
  15. the canuck
    Member

    maybe not anyone here, but this morning i saw a peculiar cycle crossing Broughton Road (Street??), going east. i thought it was a cycle with a baby seat, but there was a large gap--like extra frame behind the cyclist?

    or maybe i slept worse than i thought.

    Posted 2 days ago #
  16. Frenchy
    Member

    @the canuck - a tagalong?

    Posted 2 days ago #
  17. LaidBack
    Member

    @the canuck
    May have been a Circe Helios tandem or triplet.

    Posted 2 days ago #
  18. paulmilne
    Member

    @Frenchy, I like the French name for this: suiveur (follower).

    Posted 2 days ago #
  19. SRD
    Moderator

    Sounds like a helios (or other tandem) with child seat at back, but no stoker.

    Posted 2 days ago #
  20. sallyhinch
    Member

    Or a longtail?

    Posted 2 days ago #
  21. jdanielp
    Member

    IWRATS unlocking his bike on Ratcliffe Terrace last night following a Bike Station board meeting as I cycled into town from a friend's house. I appreciated a reason to stop to remove the long sleeve layer that I had automatically put on because it was dark already. That's the first time I have used lights in a while. Hope I didn't blind anyone.

    Posted 4 hours ago #

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