Author Topic: Board name change  (Read 3650 times)

Wowbagger

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Re: Board name change
« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2016, 06:10:52 pm »
OK, so Wowbagger votes for
"Rides and Touring".
I guess thats his choice! I expect I'll find it in there if I need to.

(incidentally I'm not much of a pedant, more of a Somebody Is Wrong On The Internet kinda guy. )

I think we need a poll in OT knowledge about whether or not mattc is a pedant. :-*
Whaddawewant? Gratification! Whendowewannit? Not just yet...

Kim

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Re: Board name change
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2016, 06:15:58 pm »
OK, so Wowbagger votes for
"Rides and Touring".
I guess thats his choice! I expect I'll find it in there if I need to.

(incidentally I'm not much of a pedant, more of a Somebody Is Wrong On The Internet kinda guy. )

I think we need a poll in OT knowledge about whether or not mattc is a pedant. :-*

I think that should be in Politics & Other Big Issues  :P
Watching the TV without subtitles is like riding up a hill without using the gears :)

Wowbagger

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Re: Board name change
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2016, 06:42:16 pm »
OK, so Wowbagger votes for
"Rides and Touring".
I guess thats his choice! I expect I'll find it in there if I need to.

(incidentally I'm not much of a pedant, more of a Somebody Is Wrong On The Internet kinda guy. )

I think we need a poll in OT knowledge about whether or not mattc is a pedant. :-*

I think that should be in Politics & Other Big Issues  :P

Gwan gwan gwan!
Whaddawewant? Gratification! Whendowewannit? Not just yet...

Re: Board name change
« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2016, 06:50:30 pm »
Maybe it'll go like darts.  We'll have a split between the Professional Highest Mileage Council and the British Highest Mileage Organisation. 

The BHMO challenge will be slightly crappy, featuring people who can only manage 25,000 miles a year marshalled by some very old men in blazers, but will be free to watch on the BBC. 

The PHMC will, on the other hand, have choreographed walk-ons from the house to the bike shed each morning (complete with thumping pop theme - Teethgrinder's is "Calling All Heroes" by It Bites) and a girl in a skimpy outfit carrying the national flag.  There will be BIG smoke machines and the challengers will adopt nicknames like "The Masticator" and "The Prince Of Lycra".  There will be a crazed yet strangely literary commentary by the late Sid Waddell.  They'll be vying for the honour of the first to ride 100,000 miles in a year.  But it'll cost you £50 a month to watch on Sky Sports.
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mattc

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Re: Board name change
« Reply #29 on: January 20, 2016, 07:01:24 pm »
OK, so Wowbagger votes for
"Rides and Touring".
I guess thats his choice! I expect I'll find it in there if I need to.

(incidentally I'm not much of a pedant, more of a Somebody Is Wrong On The Internet kinda guy. )

I think we need a poll in OT knowledge about whether or not mattc is a pedant. :-*

I think that should be in Politics & Other Big Issues  :P

Gwan gwan gwan!
I think you'll find it's
Politics and Other Big Issues.
Has never ridden RAAM
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Kim

  • An appetite for the epic, but no real stamina
Re: Board name change
« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2016, 07:30:44 pm »
Maybe it'll go like darts.  We'll have a split between the Professional Highest Mileage Council and the British Highest Mileage Organisation. 

The BHMO challenge will be slightly crappy, featuring people who can only manage 25,000 miles a year marshalled by some very old men in blazers, but will be free to watch on the BBC. 

The PHMC will, on the other hand, have choreographed walk-ons from the house to the bike shed each morning (complete with thumping pop theme - Teethgrinder's is "Calling All Heroes" by It Bites) and a girl in a skimpy outfit carrying the national flag.  There will be BIG smoke machines and the challengers will adopt nicknames like "The Masticator" and "The Prince Of Lycra".  There will be a crazed yet strangely literary commentary by the late Sid Waddell.  They'll be vying for the honour of the first to ride 100,000 miles in a year.  But it'll cost you £50 a month to watch on Sky Sports.

Makes sense - it's already happened in Rides and Touring, after all.  (Simply compare a forum ride to the pub in mid-Essex with the equivalent anywhere else in the country.)
Watching the TV without subtitles is like riding up a hill without using the gears :)

Re: Board name change
« Reply #31 on: January 21, 2016, 11:25:01 pm »
Maybe it'll go like darts.  We'll have a split between the Professional Highest Mileage Council and the British Highest Mileage Organisation. 

The BHMO challenge will be slightly crappy, featuring people who can only manage 25,000 miles a year marshalled by some very old men in blazers, but will be free to watch on the BBC. 

The PHMC will, on the other hand, have choreographed walk-ons from the house to the bike shed each morning (complete with thumping pop theme - Teethgrinder's is "Calling All Heroes" by It Bites) and a girl in a skimpy outfit carrying the national flag.  There will be BIG smoke machines and the challengers will adopt nicknames like "The Masticator" and "The Prince Of Lycra".  There will be a crazed yet strangely literary commentary by the late Sid Waddell.  They'll be vying for the honour of the first to ride 100,000 miles in a year.  But it'll cost you £50 a month to watch on Sky Sports.

This almost happened on BBC3 in 2004. It was a show called 'Hercules', and pitted 12 endurance athletes against each other. One was 24 Hour Time Trial Champion, Andy Wilkinson. It's a cross between 'Superstars' and 'Gladiators', narrated by Paul Darrow out of 'Blake's Seven'. You can watch a whole episode on Youtube, there were 12 of them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlEHOwBvNGg