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  1. I were right about that saddle
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    @wingpig

    Evening. Like a lion amongst antelope.

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

    Spotted a father and daughter tourist team at the Tron looking anxiously at a map. Much anguished pointing and squinting.

    Father Gembo gave me two acts of random kindness by way of penance the other day so I went over and asked what they were looking for. Directed them to the Elephant House and went my way.

    Caught up with my peloton by the statue of Wellington. Cycling is the transport mode lets you be nice and get there on time.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  3. Frenchy
    Member

    Father Gembo gave me two acts of random kindness by way of penance the other day so I went over and asked what they were looking for. Directed them to the Elephant House and went my way.

    I'm quite enjoying the possibility that they weren't looking for the Elephant House.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  4. jdanielp
    Member

    SRD and MicroSRD tandoming along NMW.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  5. gembo
    Member

    Was heading down to valvona and Crolla at lunch time today for some creme de mures sauvages. [no longer sell it]. Three car crash, tho one car had tarpaulin over it. Fast and furious film set

    Posted 4 months ago #
  6. LivM
    Member

    Someone pedalling a Sinclair C5 (or something that looked like one) on West Granton Access (spotted on both my commute to and from work today).

    Posted 4 months ago #
  7. jdanielp
    Member

    Big John emerging from undergrowth just west of Harrison Park. I might have stopped to talk to him had I spotted him sooner, although I was running a little late today.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  8. gembo
    Member

    @earthowned on St Mary's Street home time yesterday

    Posted 4 months ago #
  9. Arellcat
    Moderator

    A hearty tring! tring! in my rearview mirror turned out to be the familar shape of Morningsider, sartorially filtering through the traffic in which I was stuck, near the bottom of Morningside. The torpedo is really useless in dense traffic.

    I put the hammer down on the next green and nearly caught up, a few blocks up the hill, but then lost sight amongst various passing cars.

    A bus driver gave me a wave and a wee flash of the headlights as I sped down the B7003 later on, swiftly followed by a wave and a wee flash of the headlights from the friend of my next door neighbour.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  10. HankChief
    Member

    2 bobbies on bikes on the A8 cyclepath at Gogar

    Posted 4 months ago #
  11. jdanielp
    Member

    I managed to spot Big John from a distance this morning so stopped to chat. He has particularly enjoyed 'Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood' and 'IT Chapter Two' at the cinema recently, the former of which I enjoyed bits of but found to be fairly bloated and underwhelming, and the latter of which I have yet to see but have heard very mixed reviews.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  12. jdanielp
    Member

    Oh, I could also post of spot of piosad pretty much every weekday at the moment.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  13. Ribena
    Member

    With regards to the Slow Cycling Movement, the Just Eat bikes lend themselves to that too, as does my German city bike. Slow down and enjoy the journey!
    (Closely related to that - freewheeling through a huge puddle with your legs stuck out to the sides)

    Posted 4 months ago #
  14. gembo
    Member

    Master Gembo says it2 rubbish

    Posted 4 months ago #
  15. gembo
    Member

    Alumni of this very forum (maybe that should be alumnus) scoring 2nd prize in spokes competition. HIs prize is going to be worth pounds

    Posted 4 months ago #
  16. urchaidh
    Member

    Taken me a few attempts to land that one.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  17. jdanielp
    Member

    A person walking along Lauriston Place carrying skis just now, who asked if I would stop to take a photo of them on their phone. They were very polite so I did so and they were grateful.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  18. gembo
    Member

    @urchaidh. I gave up after being awarded 13th place two years in a row. Like i was a reserve for the last prize

    Posted 4 months ago #
  19. bill
    Member

    Spotted Katarina at the Soul Cycles on Sunday. She was looking for cheap/free bike lights. My friend who works there says that she comes round most days trying to get some freebies/stuff fixed. She now wears a Polish flag arm band.

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

    Spotted punters doing this late on Saturday;

    https://ratracecoasttocoast.co.uk/

    Pushing their bikes on the flat into a roaring wind with many, many miles to go. Looked quite miserable.

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

    Danny MacAskill on his bicycle on top of the two red phone boxes at the Tron last night.

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

    Danny MacAskill on his bicycle on top of the two red phone boxes at the Tron last night.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  23. bill
    Member

    @IWARTS TWICE?

    Posted 4 months ago #
  24. algo
    Member

    @IWRATS yesterday - just about made him out - pretty sure it was him. @jdanielp at the Leamington lift bridge again this morning - I'll have to increase the intensity of my greetings

    Posted 4 months ago #
  25. gembo
    Member

    @bill, twice yes he went from one red phone box to the other, thru the air like magic

    Posted 4 months ago #
  26. I were right about that saddle
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    @bill

    I did a double take.

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    Posted 4 months ago #
  27. jdanielp
    Member

    @algo oops, apologies for missing you at least twice?

    Posted 4 months ago #
  28. algo
    Member

    no no - I think your concentrations were rightly elsewhere - usually I see you heading over the bridge as I turn right to go to Fountainbridge via the canal on the tollcross side

    Posted 4 months ago #
  29. Frenchy
    Member

    Two folk parked in two different cars on Kirk Brae, apparently conducting a traffic survey on behalf of the Department for Transport. One of them had a wooden board with several rows of those clicky counters that bouncers and train guards have, the other had a piece of paper and a pencil.

    Presumably in solidarity with the drivers they were counting, one of them was actually busy looking at their phone.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  30. jdanielp
    Member

    ARobComp on NMW and then a triple-whammy of a high-five with gembo (who tipped me off about Big John who I then failed to spot), and hellos with piosad and, I assume, algo - shortly after greeting piosad, a loud "hello" startled me into an automatic reply and the peripheral recognition that it had come from a quite tall looking person who was in the process of passing me heading into town. Eventually, I hope to manage to spot algo normally.

    Posted 4 months ago #

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