Author Topic: The first time you met another forum member (when a virtual friend became real)  (Read 9295 times)

IanDG

  • The p*** artist formerly known as 'Windy'
    • the_dandg_rouleur
Jaded and Windy 2006

bad hair day by ian, on Flickr

IanDG

  • The p*** artist formerly known as 'Windy'
    • the_dandg_rouleur
Pingus 2006

carloway broch 2 by ian, on Flickr

IanDG

  • The p*** artist formerly known as 'Windy'
    • the_dandg_rouleur
Polar Bear 2011 

PB and Windy by ian, on Flickr

Jaded

  • The Codfather
  • Formerly known as Jaded
It is simpler than it looks.

 :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:

Fond memories of meeting Windy but also and in no particular order the Pingus and Jaded.  Happy days. 

Auntie Helen

  • 6 Wheels in Germany
Not sure who I met first - probably Wowbagger.

 Most recent meets were Pingu & Mrs Pingu in Berlin and Roadrunner here in Niederrhein.

Oh, and Wow and Dez sometime in the last 5 years when visiting Saafend with my GerMan.
My blog on cycling in Germany and eating German cake – http://www.auntiehelen.co.uk


I have yet to meet Ian (Windy). Mostly I have met others through forum rides or hosting the overnight Oxford to London group at 2 or 3am a few times, all apart from Fuzzy and the two Helens, Auntie Helen and hellymedic, who I had to go out of my way to meet (and should again when the next opportunity arises).

It's a few years since I've been on a forum ride, but hi to everyone I met when I did ;D

The ACME crowd are around at those events of course, which is good.

IanDG

  • The p*** artist formerly known as 'Windy'
    • the_dandg_rouleur
cake stop by ian, on Flickr

MSeries, Blonde, Phil Malcolm, Pingus. 2005 Torridon Weekend. At the time C+ morphed into ACF

Jaded

  • The Codfather
  • Formerly known as Jaded
Jaded and Windy 2006

bad hair day by ian, on Flickr

Still remember my first trip to Lewis and visit to windy’s house.

It was a bit dark inside.
It is simpler than it looks.

IanDG

  • The p*** artist formerly known as 'Windy'
    • the_dandg_rouleur
I'm a dark kind of person  ;D

Jaded

  • The Codfather
  • Formerly known as Jaded
Thick thatch on top though  ;D ;D ;D
It is simpler than it looks.

IanDG

  • The p*** artist formerly known as 'Windy'
    • the_dandg_rouleur

Pingu

  • Put away those fiery biscuits!
  • Mrs Pingu's domestique
    • the Igloo
cake stop by ian, on Flickr

MSeries, Blonde, Phil Malcolm, Pingus. 2005 Torridon Weekend. At the time C+ morphed into ACF


Bealach na Ba by The Pingus, on Flickr

 ;D

IanDG

  • The p*** artist formerly known as 'Windy'
    • the_dandg_rouleur
Fab Foodie - don't think he posts here anymore

IMG_3128 by ian, on Flickr

IanDG

  • The p*** artist formerly known as 'Windy'
    • the_dandg_rouleur
With Pagan no longer OTP

tandemming with pagan (acf) by ian, on Flickr

IanDG

  • The p*** artist formerly known as 'Windy'
    • the_dandg_rouleur
Glasgow Dave

img_3705 (2) by ian, on Flickr

IanDG

  • The p*** artist formerly known as 'Windy'
    • the_dandg_rouleur
The "Wows"

The Wowbaggers by ian, on Flickr

I've ridden with Hot Flatus, bought stuff from Rogerzilla and ridden a couple of Phil Whitman and Blacksheep events.

IanDG

  • The p*** artist formerly known as 'Windy'
    • the_dandg_rouleur
With Pingu on the  first "Golden Roads" 300km

Windy and Pingu at the Butt of Lewis by ian, on Flickr

rogerzilla

  • When n+1 gets out of hand
Fab Foodie - don't think he posts here anymore

IMG_3128 by ian, on Flickr
He's alive and well and, AIUI, shacked up somewhere near the coast with someone else from CycleChat   :)

I have ridden with FF quite a few times on the Oxford-London night ride.
Hard work sometimes pays off in the end, but laziness ALWAYS pays off NOW.

CrinklyLion

  • The one with devious, cake-pushing ways....
I *think* that my first encounter with 3D YACFers was probably the 'Essex is (mostly) flat' WARTY https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=31874.0

Mr Larrington

  • A bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds
  • Custard Wallah
    • Mr Larrington's Automatic Diary
I met TimO in RL long before any forum-related malarkey and rr even longer ago than that :D
External Transparent Wall Inspection Operative & Mayor of Mortagne-au-Perche
Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime

Hmmm. Naggers, but that was pre-yacf, on the crossroads in downtown Ditchling at about 6am one Saturday morn.
Rust never sleeps

CrinklyLion

  • The one with devious, cake-pushing ways....
Well, if we're counting that sort of opposite direction Big Blue Room thing, when a real person became a virtual friend too, CrinklyAuntie. Who I met on the day she was born, I think. If not, it was on the day that she and the late Granny Annie came home from the hospital, which on reflection may or may not have been the day she was born - I was quite small, and only really remember taking her in a carry cot round to meet the neighbours.