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  1. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Andy spoke to him as his postion was very good....Rest of ERC ignored him

    How do I join?

    Posted 7 months ago #
  2. LaidBack
    Member

    @iwrats - not sure if you mean how do I join Edinburgh Road Club? If so then it's open to all with lightweight bike and correct clothing. Imagine if you turn up more than 3 times they may want you to actually join ERC officially though.

    Riders of inappropriate bikes need not apply (like me):-)

    Andy engaged with guy who said he had tried to chase down group several times as they shift at 40kph en masse. He categorised the guy as a 'lone ranger'. This is same category as me of course!

    Posted 7 months ago #
  3. wingpig
    Member

    @iwrats You must wear the correct gear and also eschew handkerchieves. I was in a car behind a couple of people in ERC costume last weekend. During one light sequence one of them did three snot rockets.

    Posted 7 months ago #
  4. unhurt
    Member

    Roibeard migrating south past Summerhall junction last night while I went north. Then a few hundred metres later I spotted a faux Roibeard - yellow vis vest, red wooly hat, riding a folder.

    Posted 7 months ago #
  5. Frenchy
    Member

    Matrix glitch?

    Posted 7 months ago #
  6. gembo
    Member

    @wingpig, if they eschew handkerchiefs, I am out. Though I accept one snot rocket of course

    Posted 7 months ago #
  7. Frenchy
    Member

    I cycled to Fife and back this afternoon. You need to use the western path on the Forth Road Bridge, and there's a toucan crossing at the north end of the bridge to let pedestrians/cyclists cross the road (I was heading east, through Inverkeithing).

    On the way back, it was genuinely tempting to just use the carriageway to cross the bridge.

    Posted 7 months ago #
  8. acsimpson
    Member

    @Frenchy, you wouldn't have been the first. Although I wouldn't want to be passed by a road hog on the carriageway.

    I normally use the slip roads when going downhill and ignore the obnoxiously tight toucan.

    Posted 7 months ago #
  9. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    @LaidBack

    I once went out on an ERC taster ride. I think they objected to me being faster than them up hills and when I bonked in Port Seaton they just dumped me so I will not rest until I have a Conrad-style garden fence made out of their bones. Never forget, never forgive.

    @wingpig

    I am a hill runner at heart and the artful snot rocket (not always intentional) is a core part of that sport. I have to stop myself in offices, shops, libraries etc.

    @gembo

    One of the best beers I ever had was a draught Smog Rocket in the Hanging Bat. Could be a Slug/Slochd situation?

    Posted 7 months ago #
  10. gembo
    Member

    Smog Rocket available direct from Beavertown in Tottenham. £57.25 for 24 cans. Plus postage.

    Not cheap but we could go halfers, though I note you had it on draught.

    I had a beautiful stout from adnam's in their brewery, they were sponsoring tour of Britain so I was wanting them to bring it up to Edinburgh.

    Interestingly for a punk brand they have taken £40million from Heineken.

    The owner in the past critical of big Brewers.

    Posted 7 months ago #
  11. Frenchy
    Member

    Interestingly for a punk brand they have taken £40million from Heineken.

    There's an argument that taking money from big corporations is actually a really punk thing to do. I first heard this argument made in a documentary about Green Day, who (in)famously signed to a major label and lost fans, friends and respect by doing so.

    Posted 7 months ago #
  12. gembo
    Member

    @frenchy, yes there is a name for that argument. It is Resolution of Cognitive Dissonance.

    The owner of Beavertown has it in spades on their website. Heineken only have a minority share in Beacertown for their £40million. Et cetera

    Posted 7 months ago #
  13. neddie
    Member

    The big red e-bike of Lesley Macinnes on Forrest Rd this morning.

    Good to see she's not put off by the cold.

    Posted 7 months ago #
  14. jdanielp
    Member

    What might have been a couple of ten-pound notes lying on the towpath this morning at Meggetland. By the time I had realised what they probably were, it was too late to stop. Hopefully they will find their way back to whoever dropped them and/or go to a productive cause, one way or another.

    Posted 7 months ago #
  15. jdanielp
    Member

    I overtook a group of young schoolchildren who were being escorted along the towpath in the direction of WHEC this morning, receiving a chorus of "nice bike"s in passing.

    Posted 7 months ago #
  16. wingpig
    Member

    Twenty-odd young people with about ten of them wearing head torches walking along the WoL from the Sandport yesterday evening.

    Posted 7 months ago #
  17. unhurt
    Member

    An ARobComp on the Meadows as I went to the dentist.

    Posted 7 months ago #
  18. Frenchy
    Member

    Urban Arrow in Gilmerton this morning.

    Posted 7 months ago #
  19. unhurt
    Member

    An Urban Arrow on Buccleuch Street last night with an adult passenger in the bucket, and Kim on his UA on MMW this morning in the frrrrreezing frost. They're breeding, I think.

    Posted 7 months ago #
  20. chdot
    Admin

    Posted 7 months ago #
  21. acsimpson
    Member

    I played leap frog with Hankchief on Monday night. I was in the car sadly so he was unaware.

    Posted 7 months ago #
  22. ARobComp
    Member

    Reciprocal spot of Unhurt on the meadows. Both of us in lovely worlds of cycling bliss (or clearly anticipating the dentist?) so didn't notice each other until last moment. But nods were exchanged.

    Posted 7 months ago #
  23. Frenchy
    Member

    Brief chat with @SRD about the perils of altruism after we'd both deposited bikes at The Cycle Service.

    Posted 7 months ago #
  24. Ed1
    Member

    .

    Posted 7 months ago #
  25. Frenchy
    Member

    Cllr Macinnes flying up Gilmerton Road. I caught up, and had a quick chat, but it was bloody hard work.

    Posted 7 months ago #
  26. jdanielp
    Member

    Brief catch up with Big John on the towpath. I think we agreed that The Favourite is our favourite film of 2019 so far. He enjoyed Stan and Ollie rather more than I did.

    Posted 7 months ago #
  27. neddie
    Member

    That was a good spot yesterday evening @gembo. I only recognised you by the pink streak

    Posted 6 months ago #
  28. gembo
    Member

    @neddie, yes, you appeared to be standing at a bus stop eyeing your cycling helmet closely?

    Posted 6 months ago #
  29. neddie
    Member

    Er, that was a sleeping bag

    Also, the other waiting bus pax were slightly bemused by a passing cyclist shouting something inaudible & me mumbling “hi” back

    Posted 6 months ago #
  30. gembo
    Member

    @neddie, ah yes I get those two things confused. Plus never seen you with either item before.

    Posted 6 months ago #

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