Author Topic: Chickens need not apply  (Read 902 times)

Wowbagger

  • Sylph
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Chickens need not apply
« on: 01 September, 2021, 10:25:51 pm »
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/sep/01/it-was-about-the-simplicity-of-it-duo-first-to-hike-cairngorms-straight-line

OK, I think that it might be a bit of a challenge to try that as a cycle tour, but it's an interesting challenge for the superpersons amongst us.
Bach without a doubt.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Chickens need not apply
« Reply #1 on: 02 September, 2021, 08:32:15 am »
I think you need a dose of OCD to do something as artificial as that. I'd be forever tempted to deviate to have a look at that plant, see from the top of that rock, avoid that bog, and so on.
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

woollypigs

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Re: Chickens need not apply
« Reply #2 on: 02 September, 2021, 10:44:09 am »
GeoWizard https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW5OrUZ4SeUYkUg1XqcjFYA of that there youtube have done that already and a bit more extreme and stupid
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Re: Chickens need not apply
« Reply #3 on: 02 September, 2021, 10:53:16 am »
I think you need a dose of OCD to do something as artificial as that. I'd be forever tempted to deviate to have a look at that plant, see from the top of that rock, avoid that bog, and so on.

I suppose you could still do that but return to the point a which you left the course (it's called audax!).  i can't see this ending well, though:  there are enough obsessives out there for that line to become a Wainwright-trench in twenty years.  And, speaking of bogs, you'd have to be careful where you put your feet not to be treading in someone's exhaust.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Chickens need not apply
« Reply #4 on: 02 September, 2021, 11:29:39 am »
"Wainwright trench" is a new phrase to me. No explanation needed.
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

Re: Chickens need not apply
« Reply #5 on: 02 September, 2021, 01:55:47 pm »
I suppose I should copyright it!

Re: Chickens need not apply
« Reply #6 on: 02 September, 2021, 01:59:49 pm »
GeoWizard https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW5OrUZ4SeUYkUg1XqcjFYA of that there youtube have done that already and a bit more extreme and stupid

I love his Mission videos! It's not a proper straight line mission if you don't have irate farmers and the police on your back!
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

mattc

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Re: Chickens need not apply
« Reply #7 on: 02 September, 2021, 07:47:36 pm »
Shame the Graun didn't mention Jenny's RTW bike record.
She does good interview too  :thumbsup:
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Chickens need not apply
« Reply #8 on: 02 September, 2021, 08:05:53 pm »
Presumably this is not for chickens because it's as the crow flies.
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Chickens need not apply
« Reply #9 on: 02 September, 2021, 08:18:51 pm »
Presumably this is not for chickens because it's as the crow flies.

And chickens get hypnotised by straight lines.

Wowbagger

  • Sylph
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Chickens need not apply
« Reply #10 on: 02 September, 2021, 08:41:57 pm »
Presumably this is not for chickens because it's as the crow flies.

No. It's because chickens like crossing roads.
Bach without a doubt.

Re: Chickens need not apply
« Reply #11 on: 03 September, 2021, 10:15:49 am »
Yes, it's a good title!

archy

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Re: Chickens need not apply
« Reply #12 on: 03 September, 2021, 10:52:34 am »
I can't see the fun really. We used to walk a lot in the Scottish Highlands, not as a proper hiker or rambler but just improvised strolls from the boat in some deserted anchorage.  Walking in a straight line was impossible unless you didn't mind falling over a cliff.  We rarely saw anyone and the only paths were those made by animals.  The joy of it was not having a route or deadline and also being able to see wildlife which we did our best not to disturb.  I guess we were lucky and it would be different now.
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