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  • Started 9 years ago by recombodna
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  1. jdanielp
    Member

    gembo attempting to overtake herds of schoolchildren on the towpath between Harrison Gardens and Boroughmuir Plaza this morning.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  2. gembo
    Member

    on same commute as jdanielp this moring - Snowy - just made contact, Alan the Social Worker - reasonable contact and The Mighty Kaputnik - good contact

    swans causing bother again they are all over the place just now, yesterday one smack dab in't middle of path

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  3. chdot
    Admin

    “one smack dab in't middle of path”

    Swans Rool.

    Make sure you keep the right side of them...

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  4. Greenroofer
    Member

    Exchanged waves with @Dave on the towpath this evening. He was going fast. I was going very slow: I was trying to keep my heart rate in Zone 1 as I have plans for the weekend.

    Going slow on the towpath is interesting: if one can tolerate the stream of impatient men overtaking, one can enjoy a much more relaxing commute where there's time to be really courteous to people (rather than just assertively courteous).

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  5. Arellcat
    Moderator

    Going slow on an Elephant Bike is a) what one is supposed to do, I suppose (if you are not WC and using it as training for XC), and b) marvellous but time-consuming fun. I tried it on the eight miles into town and arrived surprisingly fresh (and late).

    I had to check, but it was in 2010 when I invented the notion of a Slow Cyclists Movement™, in response to the 'need' to ride fast.

    [The Slow Cyclists Movement is] "a cross between Tai Chi and a peaceable Critical Mass that promotes safety in numbers without the demonstrations and the aggressive beat of a portable PA.

    Almost sounds like PoP.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  6. Greenroofer
    Member

    The Elephant Bike promotes Slow Cycling. It's very bizarre: even though it's a massively heavy thing, I find it easiest to keep my heart rate down riding my EB than any other of my lighter bikes. I think it's the stability and riding position: it just makes it easier to pootle along very slowly indeed.

    The Brompton, on the other hand, promotes a terrier-ish attitude of always being in a rush (without, perhaps, being all that fast)

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  7. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    I had to check, but it was in 2010 when I invented the notion of a Slow Cyclists Movement™

    Maybe that's where I stole my Twitter bio's 'Slow bicyclist.'?

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  8. neddie
    Member

    A Bromptonite having a jolly old time on SMW / MMW with music emanating from the front basket.

    Think Brompton having a not-so-silent disco...

    Looked a bit like David Key MSP... Maybe it was? Is he that jolly?

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  9. Frenchy
    Member

    He definitely rides a Brompton and, whilst I've only met him once (and briefly), that wouldn't surprise me. Councillor, rather than MSP, though.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  10. Frenchy
    Member

    Someone cycling down St Leonard's Street yesterday with an adult passenger sat on their handlebars.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  11. Greenroofer
    Member

    Chapeau to the woman riding North on George IV Bridge just now. She had a toddler on the back of her bike and was pursuing a small girl in bright pink on her own bike.

    Much respect for this shared determination in the face of adversity.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  12. piosad
    Member

    Lothian mega bus on a 27 route turning into Gilmore Place. Cyclist in the ASZ had to move sideways because there isn't the space. Another reason to fix the junction by yesterday.

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

    Guy on a fixie outside Old College that was so cool the brand name was only marked on the inside of the left chainstay.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  14. jdanielp
    Member

    @piosad I haven't had to deal with a six-wheeler cutting the ASZ there for several weeks so assumed that they had reconsidered the provision on that route - I've still had to deal with several four-wheelers cutting the ASZ though.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  15. Frenchy
    Member

    Babboe cargo bike at Waverley Court. Very smartly dressed man riding a tandem, sans stoker, on Mayfield Road.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  16. gembo
    Member

    Napier Uni support team doings their halls of residence bit by cargo bike. Family of cyclists arriving at Akva - wee one’s Tagalog also had pedals looked cool
    @jdanielp probably heading to Cineworld, on foot (I was in motor)

    Lot of drunk pirates on barges too, oh yeas and the hand grenade police action

    Posted 1 week ago #
  17. Stickman
    Member

    Probably hazardous, almost certainly illegal homemade ebike outside Corstorphine Tesco:

    https://twitter.com/pidginposting/status/1170394112245321728?s=21

    Posted 1 week ago #
  18. Frenchy
    Member

    Spent an embarrassingly long time trying to figure out how they'd pedal that before realising that they probably don't bother.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  19. jdanielp
    Member

    @gembo correct. I saw Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark which was reasonable.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  20. gembo
    Member

    @jdanielp - 3 stars?

    Posted 1 week ago #
  21. jdanielp
    Member

    I think so. Should have stayed out and enjoyed the sun, but Mark Kermode made it sound intriguing in his review...

    Posted 1 week ago #
  22. gembo
    Member

    Kermy does that usually with his quiff

    Posted 1 week ago #
  23. chdot
    Admin

    Just when you need it most!

    Posted 6 days ago #
  24. jdanielp
    Member

    neddie reaching the top of Leamington Terrace by bike as I was just starting to walk down it.

    Posted 5 days ago #
  25. Frenchy
    Member

    @EdinburghCycleCam turning into his street.

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

    @wingpig's magisterial progress through the Picardy Hellscape.

    Posted 5 days ago #
  27. wingpig
    Member

    Ooh. Morning or evening?

    Posted 5 days ago #
  28. EdinburghCycleCam
    Member

    @Frenchy Oh, I didn't see you - were you behind me?

    Posted 5 days ago #
  29. Frenchy
    Member

    No, in front. I was disguised as a pedestrian, to be fair.

    Posted 5 days ago #
  30. EdinburghCycleCam
    Member

    Ah ha! *makes note to check camera footage tonight ;)*

    Posted 5 days ago #

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