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  1. chdot
    Admin

    It’s a shame the planters are too heavy to subtly move.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  2. LaidBack
    Member

    @Greenroofer - ah... that was you at Viewforth!
    Bike Coop bike - Harts sells loads too of course. These mini cargo bikes are useful to get round the planters! With bike path capacity and roads squeezed ideal!
    We're doing an Italian competitor now the Veloe Multi.
    Veloe Multi Steps Alfine 5 speed Di2

    Later on the shop van was carrying these.
    Urban Arrow CargoLine Flatbed with Toploader bag (folded)

    @mcairney / @urchaidh - Big day in EL for all sorts of bikes. Spotted another tandem plus two matching electric bikes. Unusual to see anything with straight bars up there. We did go to Lanterne Rouge but noticed the new cafe. Hope Gifford can support both. Spent night in Dunbar and cycled back in via Drift container based cafe. Lots of car parking space now to cope with demand (or encourage it?)

    Lanterne Rouge cafe

    Dunbar run

    Nazca recliner at Drift

    Traprain Law was route we took. Nice roads into Dunbar from there. Very quiet. NCN76 goes through Esst Linton instead.
    Traprain Law

    Posted 2 months ago #
  3. urchaidh
    Member

    Nice! Never never been to Drift, need to add it to the list.

    We were a bit more off piste.

    The new Gifford cafe is called 'Lewis and Clarke', also the names (minus the 'e') of two Americans who led an early expedition across North America. Does the cafe have a canoe theme?

    Posted 2 months ago #
  4. gembo
    Member

    went to seacliffe and su beach by mistake trying to find drift

    then back on road we came off and round to drift, huge queues at van and inside huge queue plus you had to book

    tried but onoy one person in van, slowest queue ever. was eastetr monday so maybe someone phoned in sick?

    went to steampunk in NB - empty

    everyone had DRIFTED along the shore (name that geography class feature and for an extra point the best uk example thereof)

    Posted 2 months ago #
  5. SRD
    Moderator

    Had a nice chat on my way in with a rider on an orange recumbent. ribbony flag at the bag. Pop sticker too.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  6. amir
    Member

    @gembo Chesil Beach? On our school trip, we went to see the cliffs at Friog and Fairbourne beach.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  7. LaidBack
    Member

    @SRD - would be the CM guy helping with the Blackford ride this morning. He has an Azub Mini that's nice and neat - 20" wheels.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  8. SRD
    Moderator

    ah. that explains why he was asking about the kiddical mass. although I'm surprised he didn't know about it.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  9. Arellcat
    Moderator

    The guy with the orange recumbent - isn't that Rad on a SMGTe? We rode with him on PoP once or twice. The CM guy is on the white Azub.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  10. algo
    Member

    The CM recumbent guy (Daniel) definitely knew about Kidical mass but wasn't able to attend.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  11. chdot
    Admin

    Posted 2 months ago #
  12. SRD
    Moderator

    Cycling along Fountainbridge yesterday, noticed that the new crossing at Grove st has a big cycle mark on it. Like a parallel bike and phd crossing.

    First time I've seen that in Edinburgh? I don't think the crossing at Clerk st has one does it?

    But why there? quite cycle unfriendly spot to me, and no obvious connection on either side?

    Posted 2 months ago #
  13. Frenchy
    Member

    I think the new crossing on Little France Crescent was the first of this type in Edinburgh, so there certainly aren't many about.

    Equally flummoxed about what it's connecting to. Might be future proofing for planned routes, but not obvious where those would be either.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  14. CycleAlex
    Member

    Once the rest of New Fountainbridge is complete you’ll be able to cycle from the Canal/Lift Bridge to Grove St using the crossing. Not sure it’s the highest demand route in the world but it’s nice that the developers considered cycling at all!

    Posted 2 months ago #
  15. chdot
    Admin

    “but it’s nice that the developers considered cycling at all!“

    More about the planning process working(?)

    Wonder if developers paid 100% and also for other things?

    Posted 2 months ago #
  16. algo
    Member

    I spotted @Frenchy the other day but given his sporting apparel and my poor eyesight I failed to provide a sufficient salutation before I think he was round the corner - hello @Frenchy a bit late. I'll see you soon in normal clothes very soon anyway.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  17. Frenchy
    Member

    No, I did see your wave. Apologies for the disguise!

    Posted 2 months ago #
  18. jdanielp
    Member

    Big John sitting on a bench at Harrison Gardens. I was cycling to work on my hybrid commuter bike for the first time since pre-pandemic, having taken the mountain bike on the occasions that I needed to go in sporadically in the meantime - chunky tyres had made me forget just how bumpy the cobbled sections are, and the parts of the towpath surface that are breaking up are becoming.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  19. chdot
    Admin

    “chunky tyres had made me forget just how bumpy the cobbled sections are”

    Yes

    My favourite bike for Edinburgh roads has 2” tyres.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  20. gembo
    Member

    big John on towpath

    He will talk to me at length and indeed repeated often to the fear of passers by that he was just over a basttadin cold

    But he only really has eyes for @jdanielp whom he described today as That big handsome man.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  21. jdanielp
    Member

    Hmm, I'm quite glad that I didn't stop to chat on Tuesday if that's the case but I will happily take his compliments even though it sounds like he is describing some other cyclist...

    Posted 2 months ago #
  22. fimm
    Member

    Spotted a Serious Cargo Bike twice now - a something like a Bullit with a flat bae, towing a big trailer with a pile of plastic boxes/crates on it, PedalMe style, going along Dalry Road out of town while I was going the other way to get my train.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  23. Frenchy
    Member

    Pretty sure that was @ARobComp I waved at on Gilmerton Road earlier this evening...

    Posted 1 month ago #
  24. Greenroofer
    Member

    Zooming down Comiston Road on RttS at 0215 this morning, I saw two bikes coming the other way. The first was a cargo bike with two headlights, piloted by a chap in normal clothes (checked shirt etc), and the second someone clearly cycling for a purpose rather than fun. Impressive!

    Posted 1 month ago #
  25. LaidBack
    Member

    @fimm Spotted a Serious Cargo Bike twice now - a something like a Bullit with a flat bar, towing a big trailer with a pile of plastic boxes/crates on it

    That would be FarrOut Deliveries. They have two Carla trailers now and regularly see both. Been on STV and got an award earlier this year. Based Tollcross. They use Bullits and also have a Tern. Have borrowed our shop UA flatbed but Bullit bit more head down and lighter. This Tuesday they'll be helping Shannon Galpin move house!

    Posted 1 month ago #
  26. algo
    Member

    Morningsider doing the timewarp

    Posted 4 weeks ago #
  27. gembo
    Member

    @algo

    Morningsider doing the time warp

    again

    Posted 4 weeks ago #
  28. gembo
    Member

    @algo

    Morningsider doing the time warp

    again

    Posted 4 weeks ago #
  29. fimm
    Member

    @gembo outside Gembo's place.

    Posted 4 weeks ago #
  30. Rosie
    Member

    About half a dozen tandems going through Roseburn Park in the early evening. Is there a tandem club?

    Posted 3 weeks ago #

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