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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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago #
  9. Stickman
    Member

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

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

    Also author Tana Collins and Kirsty Lewin of Sustrans again.

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

    Drunkie, Junkie, Monkie.

    Posted 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago #
  16. Frenchy
    Member

    @the canuck - a tagalong?

    Posted 4 months ago #
  17. LaidBack
    Member

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

    Posted 4 months ago #
  18. paulmilne
    Member

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

    Posted 4 months ago #
  19. SRD
    Moderator

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

    Posted 4 months ago #
  20. sallyhinch
    Member

    Or a longtail?

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

    @Frenchie gettin' messages fer his denner fae the shoppie.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  23. LaidBack
    Member

    @wilmington (fka @anth) on his kingfisher blue Elephant Bike. EB is good for fitness and the forum bike of choice. Like an electric bike without the mileage limitations of a motor (kidding). Odd sized wheels too which makes it 'specialist'. Affordable and robust.

    Also @AlanR on his @icetrike heading up to Bruntsfield.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  24. Arellcat
    Moderator

    The EB is just marvellously yet frightfully heavy. I'll cycle the torpedo up Liberton Brae without stopping (albeit twiddling in 1st gear at 6.5mph) but the EB requires me to stop two or three times simply on account of the limited gear range.

    I spotted AlanR yesterday, while going up the steep bit of Oxgangs Road North. I was in disguise on the big enduro motorbike.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  25. Frenchy
    Member

    @IWRATS - Hid tae ging tae B&Q tae get fit I wis looking for. Widnae recommend eatin' it, bit ye're welcome tae try.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  26. Greenroofer
    Member

    @Arellcat - miniGreenroofer likes riding my EB (on the flat). She's a normal-sized 13 year-old, and it's interesting that she can put the seat down and ride it quite comfortably, and even more interesting that it looks kind of 'right', rather than her look like she's sitting inside it as smaller people sometimes do on bikes that are too big for them. Every time she rides it she comments on how nice it feels.

    I do worry, though, that if it falls over when she's riding it she won't be able to pick it up again...

    Posted 4 months ago #
  27. the canuck
    Member

    deffo not a tagalong--that's what i thought at first, but only 2 wheels. maybe a longtail?

    i'll have to keep my eyes peeled, it's the first one i've seen.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  28. gembo
    Member

    Spotted an excellent old Pashley style being ridden to great effect by the young Julian Sands and a fantastic narrow trike being propelled in a high wind by youngish Simon Callow. As we tried to get our children to watch A Room With A View. True apart from a good kiss not much happens in two hours but only my son made it to the end. What has become of the youth of today.?. They sure ain't going to read EM Forster novels if they find the merchant ivory versions boring.

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

    @Frenchie

    Losh, min. Fit in i hell wist at ye couldnae get it in i shoppie?

    Posted 4 months ago #
  30. Frenchy
    Member

    Extension cable. Definitely dinna suggest tryin tae eat it. It'd be a lang time comin oot again, onyway.

    Posted 4 months ago #

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