Author Topic: HBKH Hamburg Berlin Köln Hamburg (14/08/10 to 19/08/10)  (Read 75819 times)

citoyen

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Re: HBKH Hamburg Berlin Köln Hamburg (14/08/10 to 19/08/10)
« Reply #300 on: August 19, 2010, 03:48:28 pm »
No wonder audax has such a glamorous, sexy image!

d.

Re: HBKH Hamburg Berlin Köln Hamburg (14/08/10 to 19/08/10)
« Reply #301 on: August 19, 2010, 04:11:40 pm »
I like the look of incredulity on the other bloke's face.

border-rider

Re: HBKH Hamburg Berlin Köln Hamburg (14/08/10 to 19/08/10)
« Reply #302 on: August 19, 2010, 04:13:03 pm »
I like the look of incredulity on the other bloke's face.

Can we have a picture of him at the beginning, I'm not convinced there'd be much difference.

citoyen

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Re: HBKH Hamburg Berlin Köln Hamburg (14/08/10 to 19/08/10)
« Reply #303 on: August 19, 2010, 04:14:51 pm »
"Er hat 1500km mit diesem Rad gefahren?"

Re: HBKH Hamburg Berlin Köln Hamburg (14/08/10 to 19/08/10)
« Reply #304 on: August 19, 2010, 04:15:23 pm »
He's had good value out of that bike, by the look of it  :)

Well done to all

Re: HBKH Hamburg Berlin Köln Hamburg (14/08/10 to 19/08/10)
« Reply #305 on: August 19, 2010, 04:22:27 pm »
Tag 6 (aus und vorbei) | Audax Club Schleswig Holstein von 2000 e.V. has that photo along with the text:-

Rough translation (based on google but cleaned up by me):-

"The biggest stir, however, was caused by George, who arrived just before Willy. We are happy to say that he succeeded despite a broken down-tube. This was not a crack, it was a black hole in a load-bearing part of the bike's geometry."
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

mattc

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Re: HBKH Hamburg Berlin Köln Hamburg (14/08/10 to 19/08/10)
« Reply #306 on: August 19, 2010, 04:41:36 pm »
Tag 6 (aus und vorbei) | Audax Club Schleswig Holstein von 2000 e.V. has that photo along with the text:-

Rough translation (based on google but cleaned up by me):-

"The biggest stir, however, was caused by George, who arrived just before Willy. We are happy to say that he succeeded despite a broken down-tube. This was not a crack, it was a black hole in a load-bearing part of the bike's geometry."
Brilliant - another example of poetic mis-translation.

Or perhaps they are alluding to the 12thC germanic curse:
"May you find a black hole in a load-bearing part of your bike's geometry"
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Re: HBKH Hamburg Berlin Köln Hamburg (14/08/10 to 19/08/10)
« Reply #307 on: August 19, 2010, 05:05:56 pm »
Tag 6 (aus und vorbei) | Audax Club Schleswig Holstein von 2000 e.V. has that photo along with the text:-

Rough translation (based on google but cleaned up by me):-

"The biggest stir, however, was caused by George, who arrived just before Willy. We are happy to say that he succeeded despite a broken down-tube. This was not a crack, it was a black hole in a load-bearing part of the bike's geometry."
Brilliant - another example of poetic mis-translation.

It's not a mis-translation, the original German is "schwarzes Loch" which is the right astronomical term for a black-hole.

I don't know anywhere near enough German to know whether it's a common idiomatic phrase...
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

mattc

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Re: HBKH Hamburg Berlin Köln Hamburg (14/08/10 to 19/08/10)
« Reply #308 on: August 19, 2010, 05:23:58 pm »
Sorry, I wasn't criticising your translation skills.

I just meant that the result was a phrase an Englishman (e.g.) would never have come out with - and it is a thing of beauty!

"A black hole in geometry" :applause:
Has never ridden RAAM
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No.11  Because of the great host of those who dislike the least appearance of "swank " when they travel the roads and lanes. - From Kuklos' 39 Articles

Re: HBKH Hamburg Berlin Köln Hamburg (14/08/10 to 19/08/10)
« Reply #309 on: August 19, 2010, 05:48:15 pm »
I like the look of incredulity on the other bloke's face.

 :D That's a great picture. Crying out for all kinds of captions.

Well done Mr McNasty, superb effort.
And congrats to all too.
Garry Broad

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Re: HBKH Hamburg Berlin Köln Hamburg (14/08/10 to 19/08/10)
« Reply #310 on: August 19, 2010, 07:02:23 pm »
I like the look of incredulity on the other bloke's face.

 :D That's a great picture. Crying out for all kinds of captions.

Well done Mr McNasty, superb effort.
And congrats to all too.

Hors categorie Chapeau to McNasty !  Oh dear, I hope that isn't a Flying Scot... :(
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Re: HBKH Hamburg Berlin Köln Hamburg (14/08/10 to 19/08/10)
« Reply #311 on: August 19, 2010, 07:34:32 pm »
Nope - 40+ 753 Raleigh; years of life left in that bodge :-D
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

mattc

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Re: HBKH Hamburg Berlin Köln Hamburg (14/08/10 to 19/08/10)
« Reply #312 on: August 19, 2010, 07:39:44 pm »
Has never ridden RAAM
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No.11  Because of the great host of those who dislike the least appearance of "swank " when they travel the roads and lanes. - From Kuklos' 39 Articles

iddu

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Re: HBKH Hamburg Berlin Köln Hamburg (14/08/10 to 19/08/10)
« Reply #313 on: August 19, 2010, 07:46:22 pm »
No names, No pack drill ;-)
Locals just thought he'd been to a bad barber :-)
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

Re: HBKH Hamburg Berlin Köln Hamburg (14/08/10 to 19/08/10)
« Reply #314 on: August 19, 2010, 07:56:47 pm »
Can we have a picture of him at the beginning, I'm not convinced there'd be much difference.

Or:

"That's George all fresh at the beginning, can we have a picture of him at the end?"

;)

Chapeau Mr McNasty.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."


Re: HBKH Hamburg Berlin Köln Hamburg (14/08/10 to 19/08/10)
« Reply #316 on: August 19, 2010, 08:08:35 pm »
Isn't he the guy with the 'look of incredulity' in an earlier picture?

't Is, look at the elbows.

Who's the geezer in the tartan?

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Re: HBKH Hamburg Berlin Köln Hamburg (14/08/10 to 19/08/10)
« Reply #317 on: August 19, 2010, 08:10:14 pm »
I think it must be the organizer, Heino.

Hummers

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Re: HBKH Hamburg Berlin Köln Hamburg (14/08/10 to 19/08/10)
« Reply #318 on: August 19, 2010, 08:32:37 pm »
Priceless.

Well done to all the finishers.

H

Re: HBKH Hamburg Berlin Köln Hamburg (14/08/10 to 19/08/10)
« Reply #319 on: August 19, 2010, 08:44:30 pm »
Who's the geezer in the tartan?

Tag 5 (Warten) | Audax Club Schleswig Holstein von 2000 e.V.

No idea (sensible suggestion already put forward) but that's bobach on the left.

Randy Famosa

Re: HBKH Hamburg Berlin Köln Hamburg (14/08/10 to 19/08/10)
« Reply #320 on: August 19, 2010, 10:04:19 pm »
Hi to all crazy fanatics of hbkh,

here you can find some other pictures some of us made during hbkh: http://www.flickr.com/photos/39865348@N06/sets/72157624637388699/

some notes to the photos:

PJ had to choose another road, because the scottish whiskey in his baggage weighted more than 3.5 tons.

The pipers played for pingu so that he wouldn´t feel too homesick.

Seems like all cyclists enjoyed the trip under the rain.



some notes to your comments:

Hi Mrs pingu, hope to see you too soon.

hi mattc: is it on purpose that "paddle up" sounds like pedal up!?

Hi Exit stage left: George looked better before because he was quite excited at the start. when he finished he was quite sad that it was already over. By the way: We Germans try to improve understanding his accent...

Weather: This time the weather was a salute to the Scotts. Next time we will salute the Italians so there will be sunshine.

Slaandjivaa

Randy and MacBady


Re: HBKH Hamburg Berlin Köln Hamburg (14/08/10 to 19/08/10)
« Reply #321 on: August 19, 2010, 11:17:50 pm »
Hi Exit stage left: George looked better before because he was quite excited at the start. when he finished he was quite sad that it was already over. By the way: We Germans try to improve understanding his accent...



Don't worry, to us it's like Styrian would be to you.

Mr Larrington

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Re: HBKH Hamburg Berlin Köln Hamburg (14/08/10 to 19/08/10)
« Reply #322 on: August 20, 2010, 09:39:40 am »
No matter how hard I squint at that picture I can't see the hole ???

Also, quill pedals without so much as a toe-clip, and flint catchers?  Is this man from Planet 1947 or something ;)
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Re: HBKH Hamburg Berlin Köln Hamburg (14/08/10 to 19/08/10)
« Reply #323 on: August 20, 2010, 09:41:44 am »
No matter how hard I squint at that picture I can't see the hole ???


That is cos it is a black hole, and you can't see black holes..

Edit: No doubt the ex astrophysicists in our group who used to work on black holes will correct me..
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Re: HBKH Hamburg Berlin Köln Hamburg (14/08/10 to 19/08/10)
« Reply #324 on: August 20, 2010, 09:43:01 am »
Also, quill pedals without so much as a toe-clip, and flint catchers?  Is this man from Planet 1947 or something ;)

Single-sided SPDs ?