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General Category => Audax => Topic started by: Oaky on January 31, 2015, 04:36:53 pm

Title: [HAMR] MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on January 31, 2015, 04:36:53 pm
So... sad individual that I am,  I decided to satisfy my curiosity about Steve's Marsh Gibbon visits by looking through each and every Strava track this year so far and counting how many times he passed through it.

Month by Month Summary

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Monthly Total25102501511*
YTD Total253560607586*

Daily Breakdown

DateMG CountMG Cumulative
01 Jan
4
  4
02 Jan
0
  4
03 Jan
0
  4
04 Jan
0
  4
05 Jan
3
  7
06 Jan
0
  7
07 Jan
3
10
08 Jan
0
10
09 Jan
2
12
10 Jan
1
13
11 Jan
1
14
12 Jan
0
14
13 Jan
0
14
14 Jan
1
15
15 Jan
2
17
16 Jan
0
17
17 Jan
0
17
18 Jan
0
17
19 Jan
0
17
20 Jan
0
17
21 Jan
2
19
22 Jan
0
19
23 Jan
2
21
24 Jan
0
21
25 Jan
0
21
26 Jan
1
22
27 Jan
1
23
28 Jan
1
24
29 Jan
0
24
30 Jan
1
25
31 Jan
0
25
February 2015
01 Feb
1
26
02 Feb
0
26
03 Feb
0
26
04 Feb
0
26
05 Feb
0
26
06 Feb
0
26
07 Feb
0
26
08 Feb
0
26
09 Feb
0
26
10 Feb
2
28
11 Feb
1
29
12 Feb
0
29
13 Feb
0
29
14 Feb
0
29
15 Feb
0
29
16 Feb
0
29
17 Feb
0
29
18 Feb
0
29
19 Feb
3
32
20 Feb
0
32
21 Feb
1
33
22 Feb
1
34
23 Feb
1
35
24 Feb
0
35
25 Feb
0
35
26 Feb
0
35
27 Feb
0
35
28 Feb
0
35
Marsh 2015
01 Mar
2
37
02 Mar
0
37
03 Mar
0
37
04 Mar
0
37
05 Mar
0
37
06 Mar
0
37
07 Mar
0
37
08 Mar
1
38
09 Mar
0
38
10 Mar
0
38
11 Mar
1
39
12 Mar
0
39
13 Mar
0
39
14 Mar
0
39
15 Mar
0
39
16 Mar
0
39
17 Mar
3
42
18 Mar
0
42
19 Mar
0
42
20 Mar
0
42
21 Mar
2
44
22 Mar
1
45
23 Mar
0
45
24 Mar
12
57
25 Mar
1
58
26 Mar
2
60
27 Mar
0
60
28 Mar
0
60
29 Mar
0
60
30 Mar
0
60
31 Mar
0
60
April 2015
1 Apr
0
60
2 Apr
0
60
3 Apr
0
60
4 Apr
0
60
5 Apr
0
60
6 Apr
0
60
7 Apr
0
60
8 Apr
0
60
9 Apr
0
60
10 Apr
0
60
11 Apr
0
60
12 Apr
0
60
13 Apr
0
60
14 Apr
0
60
15 Apr
0
60
16 Apr
0
60
17 Apr
0
60
18 Apr
0
60
19 Apr
0
60
20 Apr
0
60
21 Apr
0
60
22 Apr
0
60
23 Apr
0
60
24 Apr
0
60
25 Apr
0
60
26 Apr
0
60
27 Apr
0
60
28 Apr
0
60
29 Apr
0
60
30 Apr
0
60
May 2015
1 May
0
60
2 May
0
60
3 May
2
62
4 May
0
62
5 May
0
62
6 May
0
62
7 May
0
62
8 May
0
62
9 May
0
62
10 May
0
62
11 May
0
62
12 May
2
64
13 May
0
64
14 May
0
64
15 May
0
64
16 May
0
64
17 May
0
64
18 May
0
64
19 May
0
64
20 May
2
66
21 May
1
67
22 May
0
67
23 May
0
67
24 May
0
67
25 May
1
68
26 May
5
73
27 May
0
73
28 May
0
73
29 May
0
73
30 May
2
75
31 May
0
75
June 2015
1 Jun
2
77
2 Jun
2
79
3 Jun
0
79
4 Jun
3
82
5 Jun
0
82
6 Jun
0
82
7 Jun
0
82
8 Jun
0
82
9 Jun
0
82
10 Jun
0
82
11 Jun
0
82
12 Jun
4
86
13 Jun
0
86
14 Jun
0
86

* - In progress / provisional

This has been a public service announcement on behalf of the Marsh Gibbon Appreciation Society.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: TGS on January 31, 2015, 04:40:46 pm
A representative should be dispatched to their next Parish Council meeting to propose a "Marsh Gibbon welcomes Teethgrinder" signpost  ;D

http://www.marshgibbon-pc.gov.uk/meeting-dates/ (http://www.marshgibbon-pc.gov.uk/meeting-dates/) A week on Tuesday.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: notlobgp14 on January 31, 2015, 04:42:16 pm
I would like to thank MGAS for taking the time to analyse the data and tabulate for public consultation.

Thank You ;)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Kim on January 31, 2015, 04:46:18 pm
Funky!
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: red marley on January 31, 2015, 05:01:16 pm
The MGAS may wish to be informed that an anagram of Marsh Gibbon is

So Mr Ab b nigh.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: The Bonk on January 31, 2015, 05:04:40 pm
YACF ride to Marsh Gibbon at some point? Timed for when Steve is passing through/stopping for sausacheeses.


Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 31, 2015, 05:05:35 pm
Come on, everybody, it's Gibbon time!

http://youtu.be/Rs_38sXDLxQ
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Wobbly on January 31, 2015, 05:21:49 pm
I propose a strategy and planning meeting here - http://www.theplough-marshgibbon.co.uk/
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: The Bonk on January 31, 2015, 05:29:15 pm
Splendid.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Wobbly on January 31, 2015, 05:34:00 pm
Wel, you say "Splendid" but I've just seen their selection of drinks...

http://www.theplough-marshgibbon.co.uk/food-and-drink/drinks/

Anyone for a glass of Drink 1?

And how about a plate of Dish 2 to go with it? http://www.theplough-marshgibbon.co.uk/food-and-drink/food/

(http://www.urban75.net/ubb/facepalm.gif)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: delthebike on January 31, 2015, 05:40:38 pm
Fish and Chips on Friday though! Steaks on Saturday.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: The Bonk on January 31, 2015, 05:59:08 pm
Wel, you say "Splendid" but I've just seen their selection of drinks...

http://www.theplough-marshgibbon.co.uk/food-and-drink/drinks/

Anyone for a glass of Drink 1?

And how about a plate of Dish 2 to go with it? http://www.theplough-marshgibbon.co.uk/food-and-drink/food/

(http://www.urban75.net/ubb/facepalm.gif)

Wow. Free then…

Even splendider.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Wobbly on January 31, 2015, 06:00:41 pm
 ;D  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on January 31, 2015, 06:03:15 pm
They's got a burger for Steve though:-

Bobs Bostin Burger . . . . . . . . . £15.00

8no. x 4oz Burgers
24 onion rings
Bacon and Cheese
in a 14oz Bun
served with Chips
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Aunt Maud on January 31, 2015, 06:05:10 pm
As I'm on the wagon, I'll have a glass of Soft Drink no. 2  and a packet of crisps please.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Hummers on February 01, 2015, 12:05:54 am
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/09/Marsh_Gibbon.jpg)

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Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: runsoncake on February 01, 2015, 12:20:02 am
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/09/Marsh_Gibbon.jpg)

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^
Site for the re-launch of Time Team  "Ooh Aagh Tony! It's a late 20th century AUK bidon." is the pub open yet?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: HTFB on February 01, 2015, 12:58:42 am
The MGAS may wish to be informed that an anagram of Marsh Gibbon is

So Mr Ab b nigh.
Bash on, Mr Big!
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 01, 2015, 01:34:04 am
That looks pretty marshy but the gibbons seem very well camouflaged.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Pancho on February 01, 2015, 07:17:33 am
From wikipedia:
Quote
One of the two entries in the Domesday Book for the village is unique in having the only comment of any kind, namely "Graviter et miserabiliter"

Doesn't sound very appealing. But they've opened a pub since then.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: T42 on February 01, 2015, 08:39:54 am
Wel, you say "Splendid" but I've just seen their selection of drinks...

http://www.theplough-marshgibbon.co.uk/food-and-drink/drinks/

Anyone for a glass of Drink 1?

And how about a plate of Dish 2 to go with it? http://www.theplough-marshgibbon.co.uk/food-and-drink/food/

(http://www.urban75.net/ubb/facepalm.gif)

If they have a t-shirt we should get one for Steve.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on February 01, 2015, 08:45:20 am
Make sure there is no alcohol in any photos. Those Prohibitionists are always checking for backsliders!
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Hummers on February 01, 2015, 09:56:00 am
Fascinating:

The village name comes from the English word 'marsh', describing the typical state of land in the area due to the high water table of the Aylesbury Vale. The affix 'Gibbon' derives from the family name 'Gibwen', the lords of the manor here in the twelfth century. In manorial rolls of 1292 the village was recorded as Mersh Gibwyne, though earlier (in 1086) it was known simply as Merse.

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Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: spesh on February 01, 2015, 02:07:07 pm
Fascinating:

The village name comes from the English word 'marsh', describing the typical state of land in the area due to the high water table of the Aylesbury Vale. The affix 'Gibbon' derives from the family name 'Gibwen', the lords of the manor here in the twelfth century. In manorial rolls of 1292 the village was recorded as Mersh Gibwyne, though earlier (in 1086) it was known simply as Merse.

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<The Meaning of Liff>

Marsh Gibbon (n): A condition affecting one's privy parts after spending all day in a well-Sudocremed pair of cycling shorts.

</The Meaning of Liff>
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: hellymedic on February 01, 2015, 02:16:16 pm
<Meaning of Liff>

Does Steve like Clonmult, Sadberge and Buldoo with his sausages?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 01, 2015, 02:29:24 pm
Is he in danger of turning into a Wormelow Tump?  Though he's a bit old for that.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Wobbly on February 01, 2015, 02:34:06 pm
Beware of Wyre Piddle. Although I beleive Penicillin clears it up in a few days.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: hellymedic on February 01, 2015, 03:40:59 pm
Wimbledon is always to be wiped away...
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Climberruss on February 01, 2015, 05:30:23 pm
Wha-hey..he's there again!
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on February 01, 2015, 05:35:43 pm
OP updated  ;D

Will look out for the MG loop in case I need to update again :)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: T42 on February 01, 2015, 05:56:11 pm
<The Meaning of Liff>

When my MIL died and a minister came round he saw a copy of that lying on the table, picked it up and said "Ah yes, the meaning of life..." then sighed and put it down again.

Wanker.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Aunt Maud on February 01, 2015, 06:02:40 pm
Tut!

Don't cha know this is a family forum ::-)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Canardly on February 01, 2015, 07:42:57 pm
I see the twinning association has been busy.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Psychler on February 01, 2015, 07:51:24 pm
I've just realised that I shall be going through Marsh Gibbon on my ride on Friday.

http://bikeroutetoaster.com/BRTWebUI/

Are there any special precautions I shoud take?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: delthebike on February 01, 2015, 07:55:24 pm
Are there any special precautions I shoud take?
Don't knock teethgrinder over as he overtakes you!  ;D
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Wowbagger on February 01, 2015, 07:56:45 pm
What precautions do you normally take when you go through marsh gibbons?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: red marley on February 01, 2015, 08:01:45 pm
http://www.amazon.com/Stuffed-Colorful-Hanging-Wild-Republic/dp/B00793ANZ8
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Psychler on February 01, 2015, 08:17:51 pm
What precautions do you normally take when you go through marsh gibbons?

I have no idea, I've never been through them before!
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Psychler on February 01, 2015, 08:20:15 pm
Are there any special precautions I shoud take?
Don't knock teethgrinder over as he overtakes you!  ;D

Overtaking me would add a hell of a lot of miles to his total.  It's a long way, you know!
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Kim on February 01, 2015, 11:54:22 pm
I see the twinning association has been busy.

Just noticed that.   :D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on February 02, 2015, 01:47:10 am
After Steve's record attempt, I think that's my favourite thing so far this year!

:thumbsup:

:-D
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Dibdib on February 02, 2015, 11:36:49 am
Hmm. Marsh Gibbon a) has a pub, b) is near enough exactly a 100mi round trip from Swindon, and c) would fill that annoying gap in my Strava heatmap (https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=86935.0).

Challenge accepted! (just the once mind, I'm not nuts like Steve)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ian H on February 02, 2015, 11:40:30 am
Shouldn't this be entitled 'Yet Another Marsh Gibbon'?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Wowbagger on February 02, 2015, 12:59:46 pm
According to the parish council's website, Marsh Gibbon has two pubs, The Greyhound, and The Plough.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: srw on February 02, 2015, 01:26:19 pm
And not just two pubs.

http://www.oxfordshireales.com/

It's in Buckinghamshire.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: bryn on February 02, 2015, 02:53:56 pm
A recent New Scientist has a cover story: "Speaking Gibbonish - deciphering the banter of the apes".  Just wonder if the last word was a mis-type for "auks"  ;D
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Climberruss on February 02, 2015, 03:23:16 pm
I decided to look at a route to ride from home (Nottingham) to Marsh Gibbon and back to pay homage! It rather conveniently work out at 204 miles - A Full Tommy!!
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: The Bonk on February 02, 2015, 06:06:52 pm

Does these mean a Marsh Gibbon meet up is a possibility? Do we need to start a list?
I'd be riding from Sheffield.

Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: jsabine on February 02, 2015, 07:04:26 pm
Without any modification, Google Walking gives me 101km from home to Marsh Gibbon.

OTOH and more worryingly, it also warns that:
Quote
This place has been reported closed.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: mattc on February 02, 2015, 07:41:17 pm

<The Meaning of Liff>

Marsh Gibbon (n): A condition affecting one's privy parts after spending all day in a well-Sudocremed pair of cycling shorts.

</The Meaning of Liff>
Very good! You nearly had me until I got to Sudocreme ....
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Vince on February 02, 2015, 11:05:12 pm

Does these mean a Marsh Gibbon meet up is a possibility? Do we need to start a list?
I'd be riding from Sheffield.

Apparently there is camping available at Gubbins Hole Farm, Marsh Gibbon. Its a Sign!
ETA Aw Shucks... its caravans only :(
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 03, 2015, 09:36:51 pm
JohnR's avatar is some sort of primate.  Could it possibly be...?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Andrij on February 03, 2015, 09:53:21 pm
MG is only 100km from my bit of London.  A weekend excursion is definitely possible.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on February 06, 2015, 12:08:37 am
Four days without a Marsh Gibbon visit.  The longest Gibbon-free stretch since the run of 5 days up to and including January 20th.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: duncan on February 06, 2015, 12:11:26 am
There could well be a few more Gibbon free days coming up too, looking at the weather forecast. There's a couple of days of Northerly winds, and Steve tends to like to ride into the wind in the morning and have a tailwind for the return journey. I expect tomorrow's ride could well be a repeat of today's, or perhaps a trip to Spalding.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on February 06, 2015, 08:23:55 am
We'll all agree to meet there.

That'll be "Funky".....

I'll get my coat.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: T42 on February 06, 2015, 08:37:02 am
We definitely need a date next year for the First Commemorative Marsh Gibbon Convention. Although a warm one, please.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 06, 2015, 09:42:41 am
Looks like being another Marsh Gibbon-free day today :(
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: CrazyEnglishTriathlete on February 06, 2015, 02:37:15 pm
I think Steve is showing consideration for the inhabitants of Marsh Gibbon, for fear they may be overwhelmed by AUKs paying tribute.  However, he may now be creating a new phenomenon....


SHEEPY MAGNA
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Kim on February 06, 2015, 02:40:10 pm
I think Steve is showing consideration for the inhabitants of Marsh Gibbon, for fear they may be overwhelmed by AUKs paying tribute.  However, he may now be creating a new phenomenon....


SHEEPY MAGNA

Sheepy Magna (and Sheepy Parva) has been a phenomenon for ages, Steve's late to that party.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on February 06, 2015, 02:50:32 pm
Apropos of nothing in particular: Marsh Gibbon to Sheepy Magna is about 71 miles according to Google's bike routing.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on February 06, 2015, 04:26:10 pm
Another interesting name, this time from his Nor'easterly routes into the Fens:  Stow Longa

On those routes, he also passes very close to, but not yet through Souldrop.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: CrazyEnglishTriathlete on February 06, 2015, 04:42:42 pm
Apropos of nothing in particular: Marsh Gibbon to Sheepy Magna is about 71 miles according to Google's bike routing.

So a little over-distance for an out and back tribute Randonee??
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: T42 on February 07, 2015, 09:02:23 am
I was thinking of doing one from here.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on February 07, 2015, 03:02:01 pm
Given his direction and destination today, I think a Marsh Gibbon fly-by is pretty much ruled out.  If that's the case, this is the longest that will have passed without the relentless red randonneur passing through!
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on February 07, 2015, 06:19:20 pm
IIRC, they have a Marsh Gibbon at Twycross Zoo.

http://twycrosszoo.org/conservation/conservation-projects/fauna-and-flora-cao-vit-gibbon-conservation-project-in-vietnam/

AFAIK, it drinks tea.

It can tell some stories about 'nam vets.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 07, 2015, 07:11:36 pm
It just sits in a tree mumbling "You don't know, man, you weren't there"?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on February 08, 2015, 08:20:44 am
Listen out for those words when Steve is interviewed.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: asterix on February 08, 2015, 09:00:38 am
..twinned with Much-Binding-in-the-Marsh and by long association, with West Wittering

Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: CrazyEnglishTriathlete on February 08, 2015, 05:26:27 pm
There's lots of flat roads around West Wittering the problem is finding a breach in the South Downs to get there.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on February 09, 2015, 08:57:16 pm
Steve arrived back in the vicinity of Milton Keynes needing a few extra miles, so embarked on a loop away from MK.

It appears, though, that he didn't need quite as many miles as a Marsh Gibbon Manoeuvre would entail so we now have a run of 8 Gibbon-free days.

He is still 26 visits ahead of Tarzan and IronOx though.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Vince on February 09, 2015, 09:16:16 pm
I think this is another rule that the UMCA missed. No HAMR can be completed without a visit to Marsh Gibbon.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Wowbagger on February 09, 2015, 09:57:49 pm
Tarzan has been very close to the Green Swamp Wildlife Management Area today. If that is worthy of its name it will have a thriving colony of Marsh Gibbons making faces at him and sticking thorns in his Vredestein Continentals.

Come to think of it, Tarzan's well-known cry is probably one of frustration at another broken frame, punctured tyre or some such.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Polar Bear on February 10, 2015, 10:38:30 am
I wonder if anybody living in Marsh Gibbon is aware yet of the phenomenon that is the Red Randonneur and the fame that he brings to MG?

Will there be pilgrimages?   Do they have a suitable camping field?   Can you buy sausages there? 
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on February 10, 2015, 11:56:32 am
Tarzan has been very close to the Green Swamp Wildlife Management Area today. If that is worthy of its name it will have a thriving colony of Marsh Gibbons making faces at him and sticking thorns in his Vredestein Continentals.

Come to think of it, Tarzan's well-known cry is probably one of frustration at another broken frame, punctured tyre or some such.

In Florida, its the Skunk ape.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skunk_ape
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on February 10, 2015, 01:54:56 pm
Double Marsh Gibbon manoeuvre (https://twitter.com/steve_abraham74/status/565081391952838656) today according to Twitter!  ;D :thumbsup:

They're definitely going to need a blue plaque somewhere in the village at the end of this year :)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ham on February 10, 2015, 03:00:45 pm
(http://bikehugger.com/images/blog/monkey_on_bike.jpg)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: T42 on February 11, 2015, 07:21:58 am
(http://bikehugger.com/images/blog/monkey_on_bike.jpg)

Lightwater Valley???
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on February 11, 2015, 07:27:00 am
http://shop.wildfutures.org/christmas/soft-toys/hanging-gibbon-teddy-toy-with-baby.html

Order your bike shed mascot NOW!
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: geraldc on February 11, 2015, 09:54:58 am
I'm disappointed with the poor research here. Googling of a Marsh Gibbon shows that it's nothing to do with primates, but it's a swan wearing a burglars mask in fetish/bondage gear

(http://www.petes-walks.co.uk/Bernwood%20Jubilee%20Way/bjw_day_2/bjw_day_2g.JPG)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Kim on February 11, 2015, 02:11:36 pm
The bondage swan is a Buckinghamshire thing, not specific to Marsh Gibbon.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on February 11, 2015, 02:35:39 pm
"The arms were granted in 1948. The motto, 'Vestigia nulla retrorsum', which means 'No retreat' or 'We never go backward', is derived from and is still the motto of the Earl of Buckinghamshire."

Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Kim on February 11, 2015, 02:45:34 pm
Makes sense.  Have you ever tried to make a swan go backwards?  It's not going to get any easier with all those chains...
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Wowbagger on February 11, 2015, 05:27:57 pm
He's there again. Just had swan pastie.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: nikki on February 11, 2015, 06:22:12 pm
Google Trends result for "Marsh Gibbon" is, frankly, a tiny bit disappointing. Just saying.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7443/16315511428_225a3b353e.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7443/16315511428_2fb1eefbff_o.png)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Kim on February 11, 2015, 06:24:36 pm
That's because thanks to Teethgrinder, Marsh Gibbon is now common household knowledge and nobody has to google for it.   :D
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on February 12, 2015, 07:49:15 am
Wait for their Summer Fete. Sat 20th June.

They won’t know what hit them.  ;)

Hope they have enough sausages.  ;D


PS. Hmm… The Buzzard or The Gibbon???
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 12, 2015, 10:44:44 am
I've just noticed that Ivan's trackery SCIENCE now includes a "Distance from Marsh Gibbon" line.  Can this be added to the Tarzan-o-Matic 2000 as welL ;D
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ivan on February 12, 2015, 01:05:57 pm
I've just noticed that Ivan's trackery SCIENCE now includes a "Distance from Marsh Gibbon" line.  Can this be added to the Tarzan-o-Matic 2000 as welL ;D

Your wish is my command  :)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Climberruss on February 12, 2015, 03:32:18 pm
I've just noticed that Ivan's trackery SCIENCE now includes a "Distance from Marsh Gibbon" line.  Can this be added to the Tarzan-o-Matic 2000 as welL ;D

Your wish is my command  :)

Brill!  ;D
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on February 12, 2015, 05:17:37 pm
Genius!
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 12, 2015, 05:36:32 pm
Truly Ivan is a Prince among Men :thumbsup:
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on February 13, 2015, 08:45:35 am
Is that 'as the crow flies' or 'as the gibbon swings'?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: T42 on February 13, 2015, 08:55:56 am
I've just noticed that Ivan's trackery SCIENCE now includes a "Distance from Marsh Gibbon" line.  Can this be added to the Tarzan-o-Matic 2000 as welL ;D

Your wish is my command  :)

 :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ivan on February 13, 2015, 10:49:21 am
Is that 'as the crow flies' or 'as the gibbon swings'?

Neither, it's as the 'jet plane flies', ie great circle. Thinking of a swinging gibbon triggered some rather dark thoughts along the lines of 50 shades of gibbon.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: T42 on February 13, 2015, 10:53:13 am
Cross-country crows fly along great circles.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Lars on February 13, 2015, 11:57:58 am
What would be a useful feature is sample Steve's distance away from Marsh Gibbon every 5 minutes or so
when the spot tracker is active. And average that for every day. And plot a graph with average distance away
from Marsh Gibbon on the y-axis and time of day on the x-axis. Interesting to see if that would turn
out as some type of bell curve. Probably would since most of the time Steve returns home for the night.
But could reveal interesting graphical representation of what direction he usually heads.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ivan on February 13, 2015, 12:25:49 pm
Cross-country crows fly along great circles.

Really? I assumed they fly rhumb line routes using a constant bearing from celestial bodies / magnetism. Travelling along a great circle requires either stretching a string between your start and end points, a gnomic chart, some spherical trigonometry or vector maths.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 13, 2015, 03:24:06 pm
'ere, this 'ere forum appears no longer to be twinned with MARSH GIBBON!

What's that all about ???
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: T42 on February 13, 2015, 03:37:22 pm
Cross-country crows fly along great circles.

Really? I assumed they fly rhumb line routes using a constant bearing from celestial bodies / magnetism. Travelling along a great circle requires either stretching a string between your start and end points, a gnomic chart, some spherical trigonometry or vector maths.

Was thinking of line of sight rather than migration. Our don't seem to be migratory.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on February 13, 2015, 03:41:07 pm
'ere, this 'ere forum appears no longer to be twinned with MARSH GIBBON!

What's that all about ???

P'raps 'twas deemed too frivolous for such an August Palace of Erudition?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 13, 2015, 03:55:55 pm
Pish and, moreover, tosh!  It is my birthday and for my birthday I WANT GIBBONS!
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ivan on February 13, 2015, 05:04:10 pm
I walked past this today. (http://www.xit-soho.com/images/gallery/port_thumb1.jpg) I'm sorry that it's not quite a gibbon.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on February 13, 2015, 05:35:59 pm
"Wild?  I was absolutely livid!"
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: mattc on February 13, 2015, 07:00:50 pm
Cross-country crows fly along great circles.

Really? I assumed they fly rhumb line routes using a constant bearing from celestial bodies / magnetism. Travelling along a great circle requires either stretching a string between your start and end points, a gnomic chart, some spherical trigonometry or vector maths.
This really ought to get my vote for PostOfTheDay.

Unfortunately Oaky has cheated, and outdone you by quoting possibly my favourite line from TV Comedy ever.

Anyway: thanks both of you :)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on February 13, 2015, 11:42:33 pm
Wouldn't it be great if Mortagne-au-Perche was twinned with Marsh Gibbon?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: geraldc on February 14, 2015, 12:15:13 am
In 80 years time when it comes time for the cycling historians to sift through the forum as they sit down to write the book on the great HAMR battle of 2015, they're going to look at this thread, and just think WTF?!!!

I think if Tarzan's team ever look here, they'll be slightly confused too. At what point shall we unleash the Narwhals?

Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on February 14, 2015, 09:33:54 am
If I were organising an Easter Arrow this year, instead of being in USAnia, the route would SO go through Marsh Gibbon!
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Wowbagger on February 14, 2015, 10:13:38 am
Wouldn't it be great if Mortagne-au-Perche was twinned with Marsh Gibbon?
It is!

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=88228.msg1813284#msg1813284

The twinning ceremony was held yesterday in a special ceremony to mark the Mayor's birthday.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Wowbagger on February 14, 2015, 10:19:24 am
It is a little-known fact that Elizabeth Taylor is a serving member of Marsh Gibbon parish council.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Nuncio on February 14, 2015, 11:44:47 am
It may be less formal, but, given the sausage associations, wouldn't it be more appropriate for MG to be 'linked' with the forum/Mortagne au Perche, rather than 'twinned''?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: srw on February 16, 2015, 08:31:42 am

Brill!  ;D
About 6 miles too far south, and much too steep a hill for a year-long TT.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: hellymedic on February 16, 2015, 10:44:22 am
Nice windmill though...
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Nuncio on February 16, 2015, 10:54:46 am
You sell it short.  It's a brill windmill (though there's a biggar one in the lowlands)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on February 16, 2015, 09:05:26 pm
One day further into another Gibbon drought.  The calendar says he's heading for Lowestoft tomorrow, so I don't envision a Gibbon either tomorrow or Wednesday.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Wowbagger on February 16, 2015, 10:02:26 pm
One day further into another Gibbon drought.  The calendar says he's heading for Lowestoft tomorrow, so I don't envision a Gibbon either tomorrow or Wednesday.

Ardnamurchan the day after?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on February 18, 2015, 04:07:27 pm
(http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j433/Lighthorse2/20150218_085446_zpsrw8w4y2l.jpg) (http://s1085.photobucket.com/user/Lighthorse2/media/20150218_085446_zpsrw8w4y2l.jpg.html)

Its nice enough village, but it ain't 'arf quiet.

I looked up that 'To Let' cottage on Rightmove.com,,,,  £1,100 pcm.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Tim Hall on February 19, 2015, 01:17:38 pm
Looks like the drought is well and truly broken today.  A double Gibbon already, with scope for more.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Wowbagger on February 19, 2015, 01:18:59 pm
Perhaps we will have a whole flange!
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Climberruss on February 19, 2015, 01:21:33 pm
Looks to me as if he's going round again - that'll be at least 3. Gibbon-tastic!
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: aoxomoxoa on February 19, 2015, 01:25:06 pm
According to the tracker he's been stationary just outside Stratton Audley for nearly 30 mins.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Climberruss on February 19, 2015, 01:28:16 pm
According to the tracker he's been stationary just outside Stratton Audley for nearly 30 mins.

Is there anything there or do we think he might have had a mechanical?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Vince on February 19, 2015, 01:30:50 pm
Only a blue cyclist. (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.925504,-1.109897,3a,21.9y,303.44h,84.84t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1smxF-YuID15FsgUwfYgorXg!2e0)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: aoxomoxoa on February 19, 2015, 01:32:59 pm
Nowt there at all, apart from potholes. He's not far from the Red Lion though, which is my bike club's spiritual home  :D

Hope he's OK
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Wowbagger on February 19, 2015, 01:42:24 pm
The last point posted that I can see was at 12.54, but it gave his average speed as 16.4mph. He doesn't normally turn the tracker off when he's at lunch, does he?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Vince on February 19, 2015, 01:46:06 pm
It makes you wonder if the tracker has failed/fallen off.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: rafletcher on February 19, 2015, 01:50:52 pm

I looked up that 'To Let' cottage on Rightmove.com,,,,  £1,100 pcm.

Yep, about the going rate in the Vale. More expensive further south of course. MG is conveniently close to the M40, and Oxford, so a commuter dormitory mainly.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: aoxomoxoa on February 19, 2015, 01:51:00 pm
... and he's moving again!
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: aoxomoxoa on February 19, 2015, 03:12:56 pm
Looks like he's going for a threesome in MG today, so to speak. 
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Wascally Weasel on February 19, 2015, 03:19:40 pm
Triple Gibbon!!
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Wowbagger on February 19, 2015, 05:46:43 pm
Triple Gibbon!!

Sounds like the World Figure-cycling Championships.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Climberruss on February 19, 2015, 09:38:20 pm
Can somebody update the Gibbon-ometer please?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on February 20, 2015, 02:25:40 pm
I have sent an Owl to the UMGA (Ultra Marsh Gibbon Association regarding the validity of the third Gibbon.  I'm leaving the count as 3 provisionally in the mean time.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Lars on February 20, 2015, 04:40:19 pm
I have sent an Owl to the UMGA (Ultra Marsh Gibbon Association regarding the validity of the third Gibbon.  I'm leaving the count as 3 provisionally in the mean time.

Why are there validity concerns? Did Gibbon #3 consume beer for lunch? Thought only Tarzan did that.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on February 20, 2015, 05:44:56 pm
If you check the route for the third passage on streetview, the "Marsh Gibbon" signs at the edge of the village aren't crossed by Steve's actual route.

It's a close enough thing that,  provided we can establish the exact velocity of Marsh Gibbon at the time, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle should render it a valid passage (IMHO).
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Jaded on February 20, 2015, 05:49:54 pm
We need a ruling from the UCMA
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Kim on February 20, 2015, 05:51:34 pm
We need a ruling from the UCMA UMGA

FTFY
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Jaded on February 20, 2015, 05:53:54 pm
 :facepalm:

Just a slip of the keyboard!
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Basil on February 20, 2015, 05:55:03 pm
We need a ruling from the UCMA UMGA

FTFY

Isn't that a Pink Floyd album?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Kim on February 20, 2015, 05:58:33 pm
We need a ruling from the UCMA UMGA

FTFY

Isn't that a Pink Floyd album?

Famed for the tracks "Set the controls for the heart of the gibbon" and "A sausageful of secrets"
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 20, 2015, 07:39:42 pm
Not to mention "Gastronomy Domine" and "Sausyphus Parts 1-4".
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oakhambike on February 20, 2015, 07:42:30 pm
Drinking a bottle of Pride of Oxford beer from Oxfordshire Ales based in Marsh Gibbon !

Cheers Steve - keep going !!
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Lars on February 20, 2015, 08:24:37 pm
If you check the route for the third passage on streetview, the "Marsh Gibbon" signs at the edge of the village aren't crossed by Steve's actual route.

It's a close enough thing that,  provided we can establish the exact velocity of Marsh Gibbon at the time, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle should render it a valid passage (IMHO).

One way to resolve this issue of unfortunate ambiguity might be to already now within a mile or so of Marsh Gibbon erect
brown tourist sight signposts stating "Welcome to Marsh Gibbon, Historic Endurance Feat Passage Town". After all those signs
will be in place 50 years from now. This approach seems to be a std way used by England Historic Market Towns to extend their
points of entry to a location well before outskirt houses are passed. So seems UCAM authorities should approve of this amendment.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Bairdy on February 20, 2015, 08:41:31 pm
I was driving from Bristol to Milton Keynes today to drop off some stuff for Steve with Lesley, his Home Support manager.
Driving along the A4421 I saw the Marsh Gibbon sign and decided to to divert and check out the place, I'd just gone past The Red Lion in Stratton Audley when it dawned on me
it did not feel right to drive there.
I've got a DIY route instead that I'll try out in the coming weeks.
 ;D
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Wowbagger on February 20, 2015, 09:07:33 pm
I am considering a weekend in the MG area for cycling purposes. There seems to be no particularly close camp site. However, it could be done comfortably from Watlington and would probably be a very pleasant ride towards the end of April. Just saying...
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Butterfly on February 20, 2015, 09:35:39 pm
There is a campsite near Bicester that isn't too far.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Wowbagger on February 20, 2015, 09:39:13 pm
Thanks - but I suspect that if Mrs. Wow and I are to visit, she might opt for a weekend in a B & B.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Jaded on February 21, 2015, 07:28:15 am
We've had a Gibbon today.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Nuncio on February 21, 2015, 09:21:09 am
We need a ruling from the UCMA UMGA

FTFY

Isn't that a Pink Floyd album?

Famed for the tracks "Set the controls for the heart of the gibbon" and "A sausageful of secrets"

Steve's got a bike, he can ride where he likes,
It's got some mudguards, some tri-bars
And things to make it go far.
I'd give it to you if I could, but he's using it.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Hummers on February 21, 2015, 10:31:49 am
Does the Marsh Gibbon Neighbourhood Development Plan have any reference to Steve's frequent visits?

For example, have they thought through the impact of cycling-tourism on the area; especially in the snug of the Red Lion.

I would hope that this will be raised at the parish meeting the second Tuesday in March (8pm).

H
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: tonyh on February 21, 2015, 12:10:52 pm
Steve's got a bike, he can ride where he likes,
It's got some mudguards, some tri-bars
And things to make it go far.
I'd give it to you if I could, but he's using it.

.... it's a Good Bike.

And here's to its Rider!
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on February 21, 2015, 03:23:50 pm
Does he have a cloak that's bit of a joke?
Does he have a clan of gingerbread men?

Are you the type of girl that fits in with his world?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Wowbagger on February 21, 2015, 04:31:39 pm
Is there an effervescing elephant living in Marsh Gibbon?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on February 21, 2015, 04:54:18 pm
Is there an Octopus in the duck pond?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: CrazyEnglishTriathlete on February 22, 2015, 07:58:38 am
The MGAS may wish to be informed that an anagram of Marsh Gibbon is

So Mr Ab b nigh.

Another anagram is Mash Robbing - so perhaps he goes there for a secret carb boost.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ivan on February 22, 2015, 11:26:03 am
I wish to submit a claim for a Marsh Gibbon yesterday, halfway point on a 200k DIY from home, route checking the Quainton Express:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-dfBzbQxIhjg/VOm342ciiGI/AAAAAAAAClI/SS3L9sz3LHc/s400/IMG_20150221_124552827.jpg)

Very disappointed to discover The Plough in MG was shut around 1pm on a Saturday - the place has gone down in my expectations.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: aoxomoxoa on February 22, 2015, 11:37:41 am
It would be (slightly) interesting to know to what extent Marsh Gibbons' residents are aware of its emerging status as a cult location.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Wowbagger on February 22, 2015, 11:53:39 am
My guess would be "not at all".
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on February 22, 2015, 12:43:27 pm
When I was there on Wednesday at 09:00, there were two ladies walking their dogs, a police car and a van from a local builder's merchant.

All else was quiet.

I slowed down through the village, as the policemen in their car might have been patrolling for 'Wanton and Furious cyclists'.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Jack_P on February 22, 2015, 01:29:25 pm
Is anyone keeping a Mash Gibbon count, how many Gibbons so far?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Jaded on February 22, 2015, 01:40:08 pm
Is anyone keeping a Mash Gibbon count, how many Gibbons so far?

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=87916.msg1805719#msg1805719

 ;D
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: mcshroom on February 22, 2015, 02:57:09 pm
For those who are after more analysis, Steve has averaged 296.5 mpMG (miles per Marsh Gibbon) as of last night
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: red marley on February 22, 2015, 05:17:59 pm
I'm not a great fan of Messrs Garden, Oddie and Brooke-Taylor's 70s antics, but, what with Steve's PBP adventures on a triplet, his Ecky Thump sausage enthusiasm, his daily The Ballad of the Premier OK Tea Rooms tomato sauce showdown and of course his funky Marsh Gibbon visits I just had to make the following...

(http://gicentre.org/oytt/images/gibbonTimeDay52.png)


Each tomato sauce dispenser's radius represents his distance from Marsh Gibbon over a 24 hour period with midnight at the top of each (so the four green petals represent 3am, 9am, 3pm and 9pm clockwise from top-right). A classic 'double Gibbon' can be seen on Jan 9th, an early morning single Gibbon on Feb 21st and a rare quad-Gibbon on Jan 1st.

I wonder if the the MG Women's Institute could arrange to have these printed on a commemorative tea towel.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: aoxomoxoa on February 22, 2015, 05:36:11 pm
Looks like a good design for the Steve Gibbons Polka Dot Jersey.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Wowbagger on February 22, 2015, 05:37:29 pm
Excellent work, Jo! One small point of botanical pedantry - I think m'learned friend will find that the green bits are actually sepals rather than petals.

Where can I buy a tea towel?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: clarion on February 22, 2015, 07:08:44 pm
Jo, that is awesome! 
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ruthie on February 22, 2015, 07:10:49 pm
Oh, that is excellent, and so funny.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Kim on February 22, 2015, 07:13:11 pm
He's in the Gibbon right now...
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: StuAff on February 22, 2015, 07:25:11 pm
Awesome work Jo.

Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Lars on February 22, 2015, 07:54:50 pm
Excellent! On Jan 21 looks like Steve was in a mischievous mood sticking his tongue out to his followers!
That's what the shape for that day interpreted as a head looks like!
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on February 22, 2015, 08:23:52 pm
Wow!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: red marley on February 22, 2015, 09:55:49 pm
Updated with today's Gibbon making it two Gibbon weekend.

(http://gicentre.org/oytt/images/gibbonTimeDay53.png)


I won't be updating this daily, but perhaps another one at the end of the month. And I am quite tempted by taking advantage of this (http://www.bagsoflove.co.uk/products/personalised-tea-towels.aspx).
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: hellymedic on February 22, 2015, 10:12:00 pm
Excellent work, Jo! One small point of botanical pedantry - I think m'learned friend will find that the green bits are actually sepals rather than petals.

Where can I buy a tea towel?

Aren't there five sepals on a tomato in reality, if we're playing pedant?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: aoxomoxoa on February 22, 2015, 10:18:23 pm
Am I being thick? If the top of the tomato is midnight, then surely the petals/sepals as shown are actually at 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 and 10:30. ???
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on February 22, 2015, 10:21:18 pm
Am I being thick? If the top of the tomato is midnight, then surely the petals/sepals as shown are actually at 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 and 10:30. ???

24 hours per 360 degrees, not 12
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ham on February 22, 2015, 10:25:39 pm
Awesome. Just. Awesome.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: red marley on February 22, 2015, 10:47:34 pm
Aren't there five sepals on a tomato in reality, if we're playing pedant?

Peering through the fog of a 1970's video recording, I think it is 6 sepals per tomato (http://youtu.be/7bu69cnv0iU).
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on February 23, 2015, 06:55:13 am
http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-132107804/stock-photo-two-red-ripe-tomato-with-long-sepal-leaves-still-intact-isolated-on-white.html?src=&ws=1
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on February 23, 2015, 12:58:19 pm
(http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j433/Lighthorse2/Gibbon_Amiens_26872_zpsjnxguuhd.jpg) (http://s1085.photobucket.com/user/Lighthorse2/media/Gibbon_Amiens_26872_zpsjnxguuhd.jpg.html)

"I need some ketchup on this."
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Climberruss on February 23, 2015, 01:00:14 pm
(http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j433/Lighthorse2/Gibbon_Amiens_26872_zpsjnxguuhd.jpg) (http://s1085.photobucket.com/user/Lighthorse2/media/Gibbon_Amiens_26872_zpsjnxguuhd.jpg.html)


Ah...so that's what a double Gibbon looks like!
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 23, 2015, 01:19:48 pm
Don't Google for a Triple Gibbon with Safe Search off.  At least, not while at work.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on February 23, 2015, 01:59:07 pm
If you see a faded sign at the side of the road that says ‘1 ½ miles to Marsh Gibbon’,
You’re at the Sow and pigs, baybeeee.

Pork shack, baby, pork shack...


I’ll get my coat.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on February 23, 2015, 02:25:28 pm
In Marsh Gibbon there’s a signpost and a house to let,
and a cyclist taking photos of the view.
He hopes to see a faster rider passing through.
I think you know who.

At the corner there are two policemen in a motorcar,
Then two ladies walked their dogs across the grass.
And say 'hello' to the man with his bicycle, in the spiting rain,
Very strange.

Marsh Gibbon is in my ears and in my eyes.
There beneath the blue Buckinghamshire skies.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: aoxomoxoa on February 23, 2015, 02:40:14 pm
In Marsh Gibbon there’s a signpost and a house to let,
and a cyclist taking photos of the view.
He hopes to see a faster rider passing through.
I think you know who.

At the corner there are two policemen in a motorcar,
Then two ladies walked their dogs across the grass.
And say 'hello' to the man with his bicycle, in the spiting rain,
Very strange.

Marsh Gibbon is in my ears and in my eyes.
There beneath the blue grey Buckinghamshire skies.

FTFY
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: mcshroom on February 23, 2015, 02:50:08 pm
Yesterday's single Gibbon took Steve's average down to 293.4 mpMG.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on February 23, 2015, 03:00:59 pm
Not to be confused with

http://www.stevegibbonsband.com/
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: madcow on February 23, 2015, 03:56:50 pm
Or the one off the telly-   http://www.channel4.com/news/gary-gibbon   (http://www.channel4.com/news/gary-gibbon)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Hummers on February 23, 2015, 07:54:14 pm
All joking aside, I have been in touch with the Clark for Marsh Gibbon parish council and have asked her if they can set up something of a welcome for their frequent flyer.

H
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Climberruss on February 23, 2015, 08:02:53 pm
All joking aside, I have been in touch with the Clark for Marsh Gibbon parish council and have asked her if they can set up something of a welcome for their frequent flyer.

H

Civic Pride demands no less.

By the end of the year, it will be "Royal Marsh Gibbon"!!
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Hummers on February 23, 2015, 08:05:15 pm
All joking aside, I have been in touch with the Clark for Marsh Gibbon parish council and have asked her if they can set up something of a welcome for their frequent flyer.

H

Civic Pride demands no less.

By the end of the year, it will be "Royal Marsh Gibbon"!!

St Gibbon on the Marsh  :thumbsup:

H
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Basil on February 23, 2015, 08:07:30 pm
Have we had an official ruling on today's probable gibboning?  The tracking is a little ambiguous.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Climberruss on February 23, 2015, 08:10:00 pm
Have we had an official ruling on today's probable gibboning?  The tracking is a little ambiguous.

Strava is the "Gold Standard" - all will be revealed when it is posted. I beleive he has to go beyond the "Welcome to M-G" sign for it to count.
If it's close, a referal to Street view may help the adjudicators.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Bairdy on February 23, 2015, 08:52:07 pm
I've just been trying to see if if it's feasible to go a little off route on the Buckingham Blinder 400 in April to feed at The Plough in Marsh Gibbon.
Sadly they don't open until 4.00pm on Saturdays. I'll be passing by around 3.00pm  :(

Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: aoxomoxoa on February 23, 2015, 09:38:37 pm
Have we had an official ruling on today's probable gibboning?  The tracking is a little ambiguous.

Strava is the "Gold Standard" - all will be revealed when it is posted. I beleive he has to go beyond the "Welcome to M-G" sign for it to count.
If it's close, a referal to Street view may help the adjudicators.

It's official. Strava confirms that Steve gibbonned this evening. I was driving home from Bicester towards Piddington, must have missed him by seconds!
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: red marley on February 23, 2015, 10:58:18 pm
Would there be an interest in a few Gibbon Time tea towels?

I was wondering whether we could have an auction for, say 5 tea towels ("limited numbered print run; signed by the artist"  ;D) where the highest 5 bids get one with 100% of their bid money going to Steve's fund (I'm happy to foot the bill for production costs and postage).

Production costs would work out at around £11 each, so minimum bid would ideally be well in excess of that to make it a worthwhile exercise. If there was demand, I'd be happy to do this every couple of months with a new tea towel each time.

If we did this, I'd probably post one to Steve's address too. The domestic support crew must have to dry up a fair few sausage pans.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Wowbagger on February 23, 2015, 11:07:02 pm
Put me down for two.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ruthie on February 23, 2015, 11:11:31 pm
I'd buy one.

The book of the film tea towel:

http://www.koorong.com/search/product/monkey-in-the-bog-jungle-dr-comic-series/1863060146.jhtml
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: aoxomoxoa on February 24, 2015, 07:38:11 am
I'll take one. Maybe get Steve to autograph the artwork? As well as the artist of course.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: madcow on February 24, 2015, 09:03:31 am
Jo, your idea is so quintessentially British that I fear that the lot on the other side of the pond will simply hoist the white flag when they realise what they are up against.
This is the sort of spirit that won 2 world wars and a world cup. Tea towels for all-vote Teethgrinder.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on February 24, 2015, 09:17:13 am
As the daylight hours increase and Steve's daily mileages rise, he will presumably be riding further afield and so making fewer Gibbon visits. Alternatively, he might decide to ride multiple local loops and so make frequent passages of MG. As summer days turn to autumn then winter again, his strategy will no doubt change. Maybe - damn the thought! - he will even tire of Marsh Gibbon! The question is, at what point in the year will we see Peak Gibbon?

Please note that a Peak Gibbon is not the same as an Alpine Ape. I know that you know this, yet I am compelled to remind you least someone put their big foot in their mouth.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 24, 2015, 09:37:57 am
Jo, your idea is so quintessentially British that I fear that the lot on the other side of the pond will simply hoist the white flag when they realise what they are up against.
This is the sort of spirit that won 2 world wars and a world cup. Tea towels for all-vote Teethgrinder.

This ^^^^  Hurrah for BRITAIN, Harry1, and Saint George2!
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: The Seldom Killer on February 24, 2015, 09:51:55 am
As the daylight hours increase and Steve's daily mileages rise, he will presumably be riding further afield and so making fewer Gibbon visits.

Time to plan a new tea towel with the legend {Insert Place Name} is the new Marsh Gibbon! along with a range of attractive nameplace patches.

Any soothsayers, diviners, augers or oracles care to make an inspired prediction?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on February 24, 2015, 11:49:25 am
Picture yourself on a bike at a junction
With sausage shaped signs and ketchup red tights
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly
A primate with L E D lights

Grey slate roofed bus stops of yellow and green
Towering over your head
Look for the creature with the lights on his bike
And he's gone

Gibbons in the marsh with headlights
Gibbons in the marsh with headlights
Gibbons in the marsh with headlights,
Aaahhh.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Basil on February 24, 2015, 12:53:02 pm
 ;D  ;D
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on February 24, 2015, 02:36:24 pm
 ;D  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Hummers on February 24, 2015, 09:53:45 pm
I have to say, in contacting the parish clerk, I didn't mention that I was inspired by this thread...

 ;D

H
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: hellymedic on February 24, 2015, 10:35:28 pm
Jo, your idea is so quintessentially British that I fear that the lot on the other side of the pond will simply hoist the white flag when they realise what they are up against.
This is the sort of spirit that won 2 world wars and a world cup. Tea towels for all-vote Teethgrinder.

This ^^^^  Hurrah for BRITAIN, Harry1, and Saint George2!
  • Other princes are available
  • Other patron saints are available

Yours on the doorstep,
Henry Root.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Wowbagger on February 24, 2015, 10:42:47 pm
If they do raise a white flag we can always squirt tomato ketchup at it to make it look like a Marsh Gibbon tea towel.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on February 25, 2015, 07:43:27 am
White flag?

The Dela Pole arms is clearly on British History Online.

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/bucks/vol4/pp205-209

At first glance, one would be mistaken for seeing animals other than leopards.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Vince on February 25, 2015, 10:23:32 am
Where do you think you are going Mr Abraham
When you're out on your run?
Riding through Marsh Gibbon and many miles beyond,
Returning in the evening after the setting of the sun.
Where do you think you are going Mr Abraham
whilst you're on the record run?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on February 25, 2015, 10:40:47 am
“Over we go to Marsh Gibbon.”
“Hello, and welcome to Marsh Gibbon. The fans are singing in the terraces waiting for their hero to appear.”

When you ride, through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark
At the end of the storm
There's a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark
Ride on through the wind
Ride on through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown
Ride on, ride on, with hope in your heart
And you'll never ride alone
You'll never ride alone
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Basil on February 25, 2015, 11:05:29 am
Something in my eye.  :-[
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on February 25, 2015, 11:21:42 am
Problemette.

Written by Americans.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Climberruss on February 25, 2015, 01:01:52 pm
“Over we go to Marsh Gibbon.”
“Hello, and welcome to Marsh Gibbon. The fans are singing in the terraces waiting for their hero to appear.”

When you ride, through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark
At the end of the storm
There's a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark
Ride on through the wind
Ride on through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown
Ride on, ride on, with hope in your heart
And you'll never ride alone
You'll never ride alone


I'm welling up!    :'(
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 27, 2015, 10:21:55 am
Instant Monkeys Online (http://totl.net/InstantMonkeysOnline/).
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Hummers on February 28, 2015, 05:17:00 am
I have emailed the Clerk with Steve's likely routes to/form the aforementioned Gibbon but missed the Parish council meeting last night due to stuff on at my work  :-[

I am not sure of the area but if this proves to be a non-starter there must be another way of girding the loins of the stout Gibbon berghers; perhaps via the pub (The Plough Inn), the WI and the primary school.

H
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on February 28, 2015, 07:48:15 am
Maybe we should cease making light of the name of these people's village.

(http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j433/Lighthorse2/FarmerPalmer.jpg) (http://s1085.photobucket.com/user/Lighthorse2/media/FarmerPalmer.jpg.html)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: red marley on February 28, 2015, 09:02:12 pm
With two full months completed, Steve has now provided a tea-towel's worth of Gibbontime tomatoes. Limited edition production run on its way.

(http://gicentre.org/oytt/images/gibbonTimeJanFeb.png)

It seems fitting that the last day is an almost perfect tomato ketchup dispenser:

(http://gicentre.org/oytt/images/gibbonFeb28.png)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Hummers on March 01, 2015, 09:53:48 am
 ;D

H
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: folkdevil on March 01, 2015, 12:56:49 pm
A near miss just now. The tease.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Climberruss on March 01, 2015, 01:12:21 pm
A near miss just now. The tease.

Oh yes. He's teasing agin. Looks like he's gonna circumsize circumnavigate the gibbon without entering!
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Climberruss on March 01, 2015, 01:27:02 pm
Scrub last comment - he's just Gibboned!
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Mr Larrington on March 01, 2015, 01:46:45 pm
I have just discovered that there was a release of Umbongo Ubuntu circa 2008 yclept "Gutsy Gibbon" :thumbsup:
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: aoxomoxoa on March 01, 2015, 05:03:05 pm
Double Gibbon!
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Mr Larrington on March 01, 2015, 05:38:18 pm
He appears to have just turned south again.  Could a rare Triple Gibbon be on the cards?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on March 03, 2015, 05:58:56 pm
Sittin' in the mornin' sun
I'll be sittin' when the evenin' comes
Watchin' the bike roll in
Then I watch him roll away again, yeah
I'm sittin' in Marsh Gibbon
Watchin' the miles Steve has done, ooo
I'm just sittin' in Marsh Gibbon
Wastin' time


Sittin' here restin' my bones
And this loneliness won't leave me alone, yes
Forty five miles, I rode
Just to make Marsh Gibbon my home
Now I'm just gonna sit, in Marsh Gibbon
Watchin' the miles Steve has done, ooo yea
Sittin' in Marsh Gibbon
Wastin' time (whistle)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on March 03, 2015, 09:59:45 pm
And for the Florida crew:-


Suwannee, how I love ya, how I love ya
My dear old Suwannee
I'd give the world to be
Among the folks in D-I-X-I even know my
Mammy's waitin' for me prayin' for me
Down by the Suwannee

Brits in Marsh Gibbon will see me no more
When I go to the Suwannee shore.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Basil on March 03, 2015, 10:33:29 pm
Dirty old B road, must you keep rolling, flowing into the night
People so busy, make me feel dizzy, taxi light shines so bright
But I don't, need no friends
As long as I gaze on Marsh Gibbon Sunset, I am in paradise
Every day I look at the world from my window
But chilly, chilly is the evening time, Marsh Gibbon's sunset's fine.

Teethgrinder's riding, Marsh Gibbon village, every other night
But he is not lazy, he wants to wander, stay on his bike all night
But I don't, feel afraid
As long as I gaze on Marsh Gibbon Sunset, I am in paradise
Every day I look at the world from my window
But chilly, chilly is the evening time, Marsh Gibbon's sunset's fine.

Millions of people swarming like flies 'round Marsh Gibbon village green
But Teethgrinder crosses over the river where he feels safe and sound
And he don't, need no friends
As long as he gazes on Marsh Gibbon Sunset, he is in paradise
Marsh Gibbon's sunset's fine.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on March 04, 2015, 09:04:30 am
  ;D :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: ;D


In the future on Wikipedia, it will comment about Steve’s record insomuchas “Fans gathered on Saturdays and Sundays in a small Village called Marsh Gibbon.”
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on March 04, 2015, 09:30:56 am
There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold
And she's riding a bike to Marsh Gibbon,

STOP! Don't you dare.  O:-)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Vince on March 04, 2015, 10:28:54 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgibKEODjSc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgibKEODjSc)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: HTFB on March 04, 2015, 10:48:09 pm
There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold
And she's riding a bike to Marsh Gibbon,

...There's a songbird who sings
Sometimes all of our thoughts are Marsh Gibbon...
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on March 05, 2015, 07:00:03 am
Steve the magic cyclist,
Where has he gone?
He appears like a miracle,
In a town called Marsh Gibbon.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ham on March 05, 2015, 10:46:05 am
I was working in the lab late one night
When my eyes beheld an eerie sight
For my monster from his slab began to rise
And suddenly to my surprise

He did the marsh
He did the monster marsh
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Mathman on March 05, 2015, 08:02:26 pm
Many years ago, returning home from a tour of Wales, I rode through Marsh Gibbon and I have always loved the name. Go Steve!
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on March 05, 2015, 08:24:31 pm
I have visions of Steve arranging his route so to pass the 75,065 mile point as he draws into Marsh Gibbon, the streets lined with crowds of yacfers cheering, barbecuing sausages and toasting Marshgibbonsmallows while the residents look on in puzzlement.

Maybe even as the fifth in a record-breaking quinGibbon so he can be cheered through on each of the previous loops.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on March 05, 2015, 10:18:14 pm
"And I am not frightened of cycling, any time will do, I
don't mind. Why should I be frightened of cycling?
There's no reason for it, you've gotta go sometime."

"If you can hear this whispering you are cycling."

"I never said I was frightened of cycling."



Name THAT tune ?  ;)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on March 05, 2015, 10:20:50 pm
I have visions of Steve arranging his route so to pass the 75,065 mile point as he draws into Marsh Gibbon, the streets lined with crowds of yacfers cheering, barbecuing sausages and toasting Marshgibbonsmallows while the residents look on in puzzlement.

Maybe even as the fifth in a record-breaking quinGibbon so he can be cheered through on each of the previous loops.

Better not be St Crispins day. I'm planning an event.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Basil on March 05, 2015, 10:44:04 pm

Name THAT tune ?  ;)

Is there a lady singing "ahhhhh ahhhhhhh ah ahhha ahha"?

 ;)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Basil on March 05, 2015, 10:57:31 pm
Time for some Burt Bacharach, I feel.


Do you know the way to Marsh Gibbon
I've been away so long. I may go wrong and lose my way
Do you know the way to Marsh Gibbon
I'm going back to find some peace of mind in Marsh Gibbon

M.K. is a great big freeway
Put a hundred down and buy a bike
In a week, maybe two, they'll make you a star
Weeks turn into years. How quick they pass
And all the stars that never were
Are parking cars and pumping gas

Do you know the way to Marsh Gibbon
They've got a lot of space.
There'll be a place where I can stay
I was born and raised in Marsh Gibbon
I'm going back to find some peace of mind in Marsh Gibbon

Fame and fortune is a magnet
It can pull you far away from home
With a dream in your heart you're never alone
Dreams turn into dust and blow away
And there you are without a friend
You pack your bike and ride away

I've got lots of friends in Marsh Gibbon
Do you know the way to Marsh Gibbon
Can't wait to get back to Marsh Gibbon
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Wowbagger on March 05, 2015, 11:45:41 pm
Some psephological trivia relating to Marsh Gibbon:-


Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on March 06, 2015, 07:14:31 am
Time for some Burt Bacharach, I feel.


Do you know the way to Marsh Gibbon
I've been away so long. I may go wrong and lose my way
Do you know the way to Marsh Gibbon
I'm going back to find some peace of mind in Marsh Gibbon

M.K. is a great big freeway
Put twelve hundred down and buy a bike
In a week, maybe two, they'll call you a dyke.
Weeks turn into years. How quick they pass
And all the stars that never were
Are parking cars and pumping gas

Do you know the way to Marsh Gibbon
They've got a lot of space.
There'll be a place where I can stay
I was born and raised in Marsh Gibbon
I'm going back to find some peace of mind in Marsh Gibbon

Fame and fortune is a magnet
It can pull you far away from home
With a dream in your heart you're never alone
Dreams turn into dust and blow away
And there you are without a friend
You pack your bike and ride away

I've got lots of friends in Marsh Gibbon
Do you know the way to Marsh Gibbon
Can't wait to get back to Marsh Gibbon

FIFY
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: delthebike on March 07, 2015, 12:05:00 pm
There are no Marsh Gibbons in Essex but there is a Mesh Gibbon!

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-x8qg3Fb208E/VPrmm6dUx1I/AAAAAAAAJjw/VwVqoKcDGkU/s720/p3071578.jpg)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Wowbagger on March 07, 2015, 05:07:35 pm
Del, you beat me to it! I took a photo of the same beast this morning.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Nuncio on March 08, 2015, 11:16:47 am
Chalk another one up for this morning Oaky.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: andrew_s on March 08, 2015, 12:13:14 pm
There are no Marsh Gibbons in Essex but there is a Mesh Gibbon!
Gibbons don't have tails.
Close, but no cigar.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: delthebike on March 08, 2015, 03:21:29 pm
There are no Marsh Gibbons in Essex but there is a Mesh Gibbon!
Gibbons don't have tails.
Close, but no cigar.
All mesh gibbons have tails!   ::-)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Mr Larrington on March 08, 2015, 04:26:08 pm
Rare sub-species, innit.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on March 09, 2015, 08:26:42 pm
Vegetation correlates of gibbon density in the peat-swamp forest of the Sabangau catchment, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20186760)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Wowbagger on March 09, 2015, 09:05:34 pm
I like the Southern Bornean gibbon, hylobates albibarbis. White bearded gibbons, eh? My favourite sort.

(http://cdn2.arkive.org/media/B5/B54AE57B-3AB0-45BD-A827-8118F27DE3D8/Presentation.Large/White-bearded-gibbon-with-a-bornean-gibbon-at-a-rehabilitation-sanctuary.jpg)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on March 09, 2015, 09:16:33 pm
The pilot of my flight home on Friday tried for a Double Gibbon, but missed by about 20 miles.

(http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/pics/missedgibbon.jpg)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Tewdric on March 10, 2015, 07:07:02 am
Has anyone edited the Marsh Gibbon Wikipedia page yet?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Bus Shelter Bertie on March 10, 2015, 05:27:00 pm
I googled "Marsh Gibbon" and Abraham to see if the residents were aware yet of their fame. It seems that Mr. Steve is far from the most famous Abraham there. In fact there is a Miss. Abraham who's many accomplishments include "always sitting beautifully on the carpet" and "excellent balancing and racing". Chapeau Miss Abraham, the most famous Abraham in Marsh Gibbon.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on March 10, 2015, 07:18:12 pm
I googled "Marsh Gibbon" and Abraham to see if the residents were aware yet of their fame. It seems that Mr. Steve is far from the most famous Abraham there. In fact there is a Miss. Abraham who's many accomplishments include "always sitting beautifully on the carpet" and "excellent balancing and racing". Chapeau Miss Abraham, the most famous Abraham in Marsh Gibbon.

She's not a gibbon. She's an owl !  :D
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on March 11, 2015, 12:22:04 pm
Best wishes from the Birmingham Small Arms bicycle works.



You were riding your new Raleigh down the Coventry Road,
When I saw you.
I caught you up, I pushed you off, you fell to the ground,
Then I punched you black and blue.

Now five seconds later on you got my boot in your teeth.
Grinding won’t be easy to do.
But don’t forget it’s me who caused that blood on your brow.
And I can giya flat nose too.

No, I don’t like you.
I can’t believe you’ve got the nerve to ride that bike so near me.
Oh, I don’t like you.
I really don’t like it how you make cycling look so easy.

When you run away you’ll find,
You’ve left your precious bike behind.
You’d better let me keep it or you will be sorry.

Don’t ride round here, matey.
Don’t ride round here, nohhh.
Don’t ride round here, matey.
Don’t ride round here, nohhh.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: hellymedic on March 11, 2015, 02:21:00 pm
I was working at the Hallam on a one in two
That much is true....
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on March 11, 2015, 03:20:40 pm
I was riding my new Raleigh down the A forty five,
That much is true,
But even then I saw you chasing over my arm,
And I easily sprinted away from you.

These eleven thousand miles have been such good times,
I still l**e you,  :-*

But even so I think I’ll ride my bike on my own.
I think that’s now what I must do.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: JohnR on March 12, 2015, 08:18:54 am
C'mon Steve,

Do do do the funky gibbon...

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag109/JohnR58/Gibbon_zpsbjf06emq.jpg) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/JohnR58/media/Gibbon_zpsbjf06emq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on March 12, 2015, 08:31:30 am
No time for hanging around !  ;)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Wowbagger on March 12, 2015, 01:47:18 pm
No time for hanging around scratching your arse!  ;)

Augmented that for you.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: JohnR on March 12, 2015, 02:12:54 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on March 16, 2015, 11:49:18 am
Day 74: A scheduled visit to Humberside and a sustained period of nor'easterley winds mean that Steve remains one Gibbon short of his 40.  Kurt's visit to England AR, failed to yield any boggy simians and so William and Kurt are still neck and neck on bugger all Gibbons.  They are now 39 and 37 Gibbons respectively behind Steve on a day for day comparison.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: red marley on March 16, 2015, 11:52:56 am
 :thumbsup: ;D
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: aoxomoxoa on March 16, 2015, 11:59:48 am
Day 74: A scheduled visit to Humberside and a sustained period of nor'easterley winds mean that Steve remains one Gibbon short of his 40.  Kurt's visit to England AR, failed to yield any boggy simians and so William and Kurt are still neck and neck on bugger all Gibbons.  They are now 39 and 37 Gibbons respectively behind Steve on a day for day comparison.

Interesting stats, but really useful only if we know the equivalent information about Tommy Godwin and his encounters with Marsh Gibbon.

BTW I'm at home decorating this week so if it looks from the tracker that Steve will passing through MG I may nip over there to get a photo of him in transit.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on March 16, 2015, 12:19:11 pm
Bonus points if you get one of the village signs in shot!
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: aoxomoxoa on March 16, 2015, 12:43:41 pm
Bonus points if you get one of the village signs in shot!

Yup, that's the plan!
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Climberruss on March 16, 2015, 02:06:59 pm
"Interesting stats, but really useful only if we know the equivalent information about Tommy Godwin and his encounters with Marsh Gibbon."


I wonder if Tommy ever Gibboned? I guess that there is not enough of his route info left in existance to confirm this.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on March 16, 2015, 04:30:17 pm
Has anyone edited the Marsh Gibbon Wikipedia page yet?
I couldn't possibly comment
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Sea of vapours on March 16, 2015, 04:37:37 pm
Has anyone edited the Marsh Gibbon Wikipedia page yet?
I couldn't possibly comment
;D
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Basil on March 16, 2015, 05:57:19 pm
Has anyone edited the Marsh Gibbon Wikipedia page yet?
I couldn't possibly comment
;D

Would it not be better if the entry read "An accident of geographical location has meant that Marsh Gibbon has become a locus of routes for Steve Abraham in 2015 during the One Year Time trial"

Or something?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Sea of vapours on March 16, 2015, 06:09:05 pm
+1 to adding '.... in 2015...'.

And how about  '... nexus of routes ...' rather than '...locus of routes...'? (Just a thought; locus is fine. Nexus just engenders an impression of implacable and machine-like to Steve's challenge, at least to me.)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on March 16, 2015, 06:12:48 pm
Edit away, the more editors, the more likely it is to left in.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: aoxomoxoa on March 17, 2015, 06:13:17 am
Random thought....

.... if this was France then Marsh Gibbon (Le Gibbon du Marais?) would be declared as the permanent home of the Semaine Federale.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Climberruss on March 17, 2015, 07:15:28 am
We had an early morning Gibbon already today!
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Jaded on March 17, 2015, 07:24:49 am
Two, and the possibility of a third!
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Climberruss on March 17, 2015, 07:30:53 am
Looks like multiple cheeky Gibbons this am!
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Jaded on March 17, 2015, 07:38:07 am
Yes, that's the third. I hope the Mayor is there, out on the streets.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Climberruss on March 17, 2015, 07:39:11 am
Eureka!...I found a Marsh Gibbon in the States...its only a community garden, but it's called Marsh Gibbon..

https://www.facebook.com/MarshGibbonGardens/info?tab=page_info
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Mr Larrington on March 17, 2015, 08:06:15 am
Hail Climberruss, Discoverer of Gibbons!  Pennsylvania is well lumpy though.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on March 17, 2015, 09:56:31 am
Yes, that's the third. I hope the Mare is there, out on the streets.

Its a 'one horse town'.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Nuncio on March 17, 2015, 12:35:46 pm
Eureka!...I found a Marsh Gibbon in the States...its only a community garden, but it's called Marsh Gibbon..

'In the Bucks county region', no less.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on March 17, 2015, 01:10:11 pm
Eureka!...I found a Marsh Gibbon in the States...its only a community garden, but it's called Marsh Gibbon..

https://www.facebook.com/MarshGibbonGardens/info?tab=page_info

Unusually, yesterday I flew via Philadephia which looks to be around 40 miles from Marsh Gibbon Gardens.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Wowbagger on March 17, 2015, 01:19:38 pm
It's clearly your duty to ride a bike there, take photographs and generally act in the truly ambassadorial fashion that the MEMWNR brigade have come to know and respect. Just try not to set fire to your cycling gloves else you might have Homeland Security on your back.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on March 17, 2015, 01:26:04 pm
I only had a couple of hours to kill between flights.  My current location, whilst still in Pennsylvania, is ~350 miles away from MGG by bike.   :(
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on March 18, 2015, 07:35:28 am
Who's been on Ancestry.com then?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Tigerbiten on March 18, 2015, 07:57:09 am
Eureka!...I found a Marsh Gibbon in the States...its only a community garden, but it's called Marsh Gibbon..
Now that Miles Smith is joining the fray in April, you'll have to find one in Australia now ........ :P
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: hatler on March 18, 2015, 08:07:13 am
Will this  (http://www.maplandia.com/australia/south-australia/franklin-harbor/port-gibbon-33-47-0-s-136-47-0-e/) do ?

Google Maps version (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@-33.8040323,136.7959586,15z)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on March 18, 2015, 08:15:43 am
So for Miles to ride a 'Double', he'll need to find Starboard Gibbon.

I'll get my coat.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Salvatore on March 18, 2015, 08:28:08 am
Spare a thought for the people of Marsh Gibbon.

Not only are* they poor and starving, but they The Morning Chronicle of Monday, August 30, 1819 chose to take the piss in its 'grammar that makes you cringe' column.

(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff320/jspooner99/MarshGibbon1819_zpsj35slkwe.jpg) (http://s238.photobucket.com/user/jspooner99/media/MarshGibbon1819_zpsj35slkwe.jpg.html)

* or possibly 'were'
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Banjo on March 18, 2015, 08:30:34 am
According to google maps I am 198km from MG.  Think this may call for a DIY at some point.

I wouldn't be surprised if one of the organizers doesn't come up with an MG calendar event.

Anyone know if MG has a shop or something?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Wowbagger on March 18, 2015, 08:36:29 am
Two pubs and a shop, according to Wikipedia.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Vince on March 18, 2015, 09:22:10 am
Will this  (http://www.maplandia.com/australia/south-australia/franklin-harbor/port-gibbon-33-47-0-s-136-47-0-e/) do ?

Google Maps version (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@-33.8040323,136.7959586,15z)

1184 kilometres from Bacchus Marsh to Port Gibbon.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Wowbagger on March 18, 2015, 09:24:21 am
But thos two would fall foul of the UMCA rules.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: HTFB on March 19, 2015, 08:12:42 am
I see Private Eye is also on the Marsh Gibbon bandwagon, p18.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: phil653 on March 19, 2015, 08:23:22 am
Ian Hislop has previous with Marsh Gibbon:

"Hislop (Ian Hislop, editor of private eye and veteran of Have I got News for You) was a violently aggressive, indiscriminate slogger, who for ever endeared himself to the team one day at the bizarrely named village of Marsh Gibbon.  He vaulted a fence to retrieve a six-hit, only to discover that the dried mud surface on to which he had jumped was in fact a thin crust covering a deep pool of liquid cowshit.”

From Penguins Stopped Play by Harry Thompson quoted on the Marsh Gibbon Cricket Club website.

http://www.marshgibboncc.co.uk/?page_id=98
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: notlobgp14 on March 19, 2015, 09:03:23 am
Calling Bell Ringers  There must be quite a few bell ringing cyclists out there.  I've just checked if Marsh Gibbon has a Ring of Bells, they do, a ring of 5 at St. Mary the Virgin Church.

How about ringing 4 quarter peals this year to celebrate the Quarter milestones of Steve's cycling year?  The first of them would be Tuesday 31st March, just enough time to get 5 Ringers together for a Quarter of Grandsire Doubles.

The Quarter would be dedicated to Steve and his quest and would be forever recorded in the UK's bell ringing records.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ruthie on March 19, 2015, 09:04:27 am
That's a lovely idea!

IANABR
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Psychler on March 19, 2015, 09:32:14 am
I'm currently reading a book about Guy Gibson, leader of the Dam Buster's raid.

One paragraph starts" On Saturday, 27 March Gibson was given "most secret" orders..."

No points for guessing what I read that as!
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on March 19, 2015, 09:41:42 am
Calling Bell Ringers  There must be quite a few bell ringing cyclists out there.  I've just checked if Marsh Gibbon has a Ring of Bells, they do, a ring of 5 at St. Mary the Virgin Church.

How about ringing 4 quarter peals this year to celebrate the Quarter milestones of Steve's cycling year?  The first of them would be Tuesday 31st March, just enough time to get 5 Ringers together for a Quarter of Grandsire Doubles.

The Quarter would be dedicated to Steve and his quest and would be forever recorded in the UK's bell ringing records.

Seconded, a very lovely idea.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Bairdy on March 19, 2015, 09:55:28 am
According to google maps I am 198km from MG.  Think this may call for a DIY at some point.

I wouldn't be surprised if one of the organizers doesn't come up with an MG calendar event.

Anyone know if MG has a shop or something?

Maybe we need a Gibbon Arrow Event!

I've got a 300k DIY route from Bristol that takes in the Gibbon, not ridden it yet though.
I'll be tantalisingly close in April while riding the Buckingham Blinder, it passes through Stratton Audley which isn't far from MG.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: clarion on March 19, 2015, 10:29:17 am
Ian Hislop has previous with Marsh Gibbon:

"Hislop (Ian Hislop, editor of private eye and veteran of Have I got News for You) was a violently aggressive, indiscriminate slogger, who for ever endeared himself to the team one day at the bizarrely named village of Marsh Gibbon.  He vaulted a fence to retrieve a six-hit, only to discover that the dried mud surface on to which he had jumped was in fact a thin crust covering a deep pool of liquid cowshit.”

From Penguins Stopped Play by Harry Thompson quoted on the Marsh Gibbon Cricket Club website.

http://www.marshgibboncc.co.uk/?page_id=98
Ian Hislop vaulting a fence?  Seems unlikely. ;)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: clarion on March 19, 2015, 10:30:35 am
I see Private Eye is also on the Marsh Gibbon bandwagon, p18.
Care to share? :)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Mothy on March 19, 2015, 12:58:19 pm
Calling Bell Ringers  There must be quite a few bell ringing cyclists out there.  I've just checked if Marsh Gibbon has a Ring of Bells, they do, a ring of 5 at St. Mary the Virgin Church.

How about ringing 4 quarter peals this year to celebrate the Quarter milestones of Steve's cycling year?  The first of them would be Tuesday 31st March, just enough time to get 5 Ringers together for a Quarter of Grandsire Doubles.

The Quarter would be dedicated to Steve and his quest and would be forever recorded in the UK's bell ringing records.

MrsM and I definitely up for this: do we have five who can?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on March 19, 2015, 02:20:28 pm
Steve wouldn't agree to it.

He's hoping for a Nobel prize.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: notlobgp14 on March 19, 2015, 02:34:51 pm
Calling Bell Ringers  There must be quite a few bell ringing cyclists out there.  I've just checked if Marsh Gibbon has a Ring of Bells, they do, a ring of 5 at St. Mary the Virgin Church.

How about ringing 4 quarter peals this year to celebrate the Quarter milestones of Steve's cycling year?  The first of them would be Tuesday 31st March, just enough time to get 5 Ringers together for a Quarter of Grandsire Doubles.

The Quarter would be dedicated to Steve and his quest and would be forever recorded in the UK's bell ringing records.

MrsM and I definitely up for this: do we have five who can?

The answer is; we have two, you two.  I'm away in Yorkshire on the 31st so can't do this one, would love to ride down and do 30th June. Should we start a separate thread to try and get another three?

Steve's Face Book page has 5,000 + followers, some of those may be Ringers.  I'll contact the tower.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: MrsMothy on March 19, 2015, 03:35:14 pm
Chris Hartley is near there, Mothy! He'd be game as well! ...so that's three?

NB folks...Mothy and I don't only talk to each other via forums, don't you know!  ::-)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on March 20, 2015, 07:21:48 am
Chris Hartley is near there, Mothy! He'd be game as well! ...so that's three?

NB folks...Mothy and I don't only talk to each other via forums, don't you know!  ::-)

Is Chris Hartley the bell ringer with the Morris Minor Estate?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: MrsMothy on March 20, 2015, 05:02:39 pm
Nope but he and Mrs H are fellow tandemists! None of ya 1/2 bike stuff....although he's got some of those as well.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: TGS on March 21, 2015, 08:27:35 am
We've had a double already this morning !

I will be driving within striking distance of  MG tomorrow, and will have to detour to pay homage.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Mr Larrington on March 22, 2015, 04:51:53 pm
Closing in rapidly on MARSH GIBBON and given the time of day a multi-Gibbon may be on the cards :thumbsup:
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: macnark on March 22, 2015, 05:16:06 pm
Cheeky chap, took a dodge to the right!

I wonder if he's playing games, may sneak in via Grendon?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Climberruss on March 22, 2015, 05:36:37 pm
Plenty of time for a dodgy Ivan (or whatever its called).
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Kim on March 22, 2015, 06:00:43 pm
I think he was just clearing his baffles.  Heading back towards the gibbon now...
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ivan on March 23, 2015, 09:00:28 am
Plenty of time for a dodgy Ivan (or whatever its called).

Are you talkin' to me?

Here's the Private Eye mention, somewhat surprisingly not filed in Pedantry Corner:
(http://audaxclubhackney.co.uk/ivan/pemg.jpg)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Climberruss on March 24, 2015, 08:04:55 pm
Given all of the Marsh Gibbon shenanigans over the last couple of days, now may be the time to consider an official Gibbon recorder to ensure that all nuances of the Marsh Gibbon year are recorded for posterity the book.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on March 24, 2015, 08:10:02 pm
my head asplode!

(http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/pics/Gibbonfest2.PNG)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: velovoice on March 24, 2015, 08:10:39 pm
Given all of the Marsh Gibbon shenanigans over the last couple of days, now may be the time to consider an official Gibbon recorder to ensure that all nuances of the Marsh Gibbon year are recorded for posterity the book.
I believe that's what the OP is doing?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: andyoxon on March 24, 2015, 10:19:49 pm
my head asplode!

(http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/pics/Gibbonfest2.PNG)




The Marsh Gibbon interchange...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4m987CpYF6s/VRHihTVrHzI/AAAAAAAAF2U/clo3iPuJ0tw/w978-h570-no/MG-junction.JPG)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Tim Hall on March 24, 2015, 11:44:31 pm
And in other news , the British Geological Survey is investigating the formation of a new fault in the earth's crust in Buckinghamshire.  A spokesperson said:

"It's really odd. A new circular fault line just appeared, centred on some village or other. It must be caused by aliens with their laser beams. Either that or a bloke just riding round and round Marsh Gibbon on a bike, but that's simply not feasible."
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: rabbit on March 25, 2015, 06:43:07 am
Heh! Brilliant!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Bianchi Boy on March 25, 2015, 06:47:50 am
I traced the track for yesterday on Strava and think it was a Gibbon record. I made it 12. Is that a record for Gibbon in a day?

BB
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: sg37409 on March 25, 2015, 07:05:44 am
Can you beat that, Sun Readers ?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on March 25, 2015, 07:07:20 am
My father Fred was from Small Heath, Birmingham.
His father John was from Bordesley, Birmingham.
His father Charles was from Aston, Birmingham.
His father John was from Waltham on the Wolds, Leicestershire. Steve has been here.
His father John was from Bierton, Buckinghamshire. Steve has been here.
His father Richard was from Hardwick, Buckinghamshire. Steve has been here too.
His father William was from Hardwick.
His father Henry was from Hardwick.
His father William was from Aylesbury. Steve has been here too.
Henry had a brother William.
William’s son was Thomas, baptised in Quainton. Steve has been here.
Thomas’ son was John, baptised in Dinton. Steve has ridden past, not through.
John’s son was Michael, from Quainton.
Michael’s son was also a Michael who was from Quainton.
Michael’s son was Joseph from Quainton.
Joseph’s son was Charles from Quainton.
Charles had a son, who is this little chap :
(http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j433/Lighthorse2/Charlie_zpsfbxbwxdy.jpg) (http://s1085.photobucket.com/user/Lighthorse2/media/Charlie_zpsfbxbwxdy.jpg.html)

Remind me? Has Steve been here?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on March 25, 2015, 07:11:11 am
my head asplode!

(http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/pics/Gibbonfest2.PNG)

All you have to do is count the angles.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: rive droit on March 25, 2015, 08:06:46 am
All you have to do is count the angles.

do they add up to 180°? will this form an isausages triangel?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Wowbagger on March 25, 2015, 08:31:05 am
Most of those angles seem to be gibtuse.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: rive droit on March 25, 2015, 10:00:32 am
gibtuse :D :D :D

apex?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Jonas L on March 25, 2015, 10:13:54 am
If one would circle MG in smaller and smaller loops, would that qualify as a Gibbonacci?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Man of the Mountains on March 25, 2015, 10:45:06 am
Each loop would then be smaller than the last by the Gibbon Ratio
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on March 25, 2015, 10:55:39 am
Steve took Gibbon Circle navigation.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: T42 on March 25, 2015, 10:59:04 am
Exploring the site for the UK's Large Gibbon Collider
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Vince on March 25, 2015, 11:12:10 am
That sounds messy   :demon:
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Man of the Mountains on March 25, 2015, 11:22:56 am
Testing Loop Quantum Gibbonry
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Mr Larrington on March 25, 2015, 11:28:31 am
I shall petition the BRITONS' Broadcasting Corporation to get Robin Ince and Brian Cox to rename their next series to "The Infinite GIBBON Cage".
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Nuncio on March 25, 2015, 01:33:20 pm
Has this been done yet?

Gibbon
Gibbon
Gibbon Gibbon
Gibbon Gibbon Gibbon
Gibbon Gibbon Gibbon Gibbon Gibbon
Gibbon Gibbon Gibbon Gibbon Gibbon Gibbon Gibbon Gibbon
Gibbon Gibbon Gibbon Gibbon Gibbon Gibbon Gibbon Gibbon Gibbon Gibbon Gibbon Gibbon Gibbon

Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: tonyh on March 25, 2015, 01:37:50 pm
Ah, the Gibbonacci Series!!   ;D

[edited, needed another "c"]
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on March 25, 2015, 02:38:20 pm
(http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j433/Lighthorse2/Mag_zpskb30pxrm.png) (http://s1085.photobucket.com/user/Lighthorse2/media/Mag_zpskb30pxrm.png.html)

Lightweights !!  :P
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on March 25, 2015, 03:21:27 pm
Day 83: MARSH DODECAGIBBON!!  That is all.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on March 26, 2015, 06:42:25 am
DODECAGIBEDRON

Enter the third dimension.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Vince on March 26, 2015, 07:36:08 am
I looked at the Strava comments for day 83 and some people seemed to think Steve was riding in aimless circles. Ah the poor innocents!
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on March 26, 2015, 09:09:39 am
I looked at the Strava comments for day 83 and some people seemed to think Steve was riding in aimless circles. Ah the poor innocents!

Later in the year, we may see Kurt riding round in 'Aimless squares' in 'Tornado alley' catching the circular draught.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on March 26, 2015, 08:16:17 pm
Now including added Month-by-Month Gibbon Count Summary table in the OP.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Tim Hall on March 26, 2015, 10:03:42 pm
From The Swedes:

Quote
Steve körde en geografiskt kompakt rutt idag. 12 passager genom March Gibbon. Outstanding. 344.8 km.

Not much lost in translation there.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Vince on March 26, 2015, 10:19:23 pm
Is there a town in Sweden that would want to twin with Marsh Gibbon?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: fboab on March 26, 2015, 11:08:44 pm
Is there a town in Sweden that would want to twin with Marsh Gibbon?
How can there be a town that doesn't?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on March 27, 2015, 07:16:43 am
Is there a town in Sweden that would want to twin with Marsh Gibbon?
How can there be a town that doesn't?

St Edmund, King and Martyr ?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Climberruss on March 28, 2015, 09:26:29 am
To Gibbon or not to Gibbon...the decision each day is like walking a tightrope...

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=903446309718005&fref=nf
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Vince on March 31, 2015, 10:30:03 am
Just kicking this thread for old times sake.

Marsh Gibbon is a lesser place now. :(
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Canardly on March 31, 2015, 10:32:41 am
It will still be there in a few months time.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: notlobgp14 on April 07, 2015, 09:50:00 pm
MG is back in focus today, see the Bell Ringing Thread   :D
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Graeme on April 08, 2015, 09:03:46 am
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02nnsc3

Ooh! Ooh!

Gibbons teach us about speech. Coo-(Ooh, Ooh)-ool.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ian H on April 08, 2015, 10:27:45 am
You beat me to it.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: red marley on April 30, 2015, 08:23:37 pm
Here are the March and April GibbonTime tomatoes:

(http://gicentre.org/oytt/images/gibbonTimeDay120.png)

If you point the tomatoscope at one of Steve's more recent days you can see his Bowling revolutions:

(http://gicentre.org/oytt/images/tomato120.png)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: notlobgp14 on May 01, 2015, 09:16:29 am
The 1st of May, new month, new distances to achieve on the trike.  Come on Steve, feed the Marsh Gibbon fest by riding the trike to a Single Gibbon; you can do it.   ;D
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: PAC on May 03, 2015, 07:54:03 pm
Ahhhhheeemmm ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: red marley on May 03, 2015, 08:58:05 pm
Nom nom nom...

(http://gicentre.org/oytt/images/tomato123.png)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: notlobgp14 on May 11, 2015, 06:17:25 am
Just dipped into this thread again to check if the early May Double was on the tally, it is but the columns have got screwed up.  I can't cope with this 'untidiness'  :D  Oaky, Please would you correct the situation asap.

Further to the above; this could be a good week for upping the Gibbon Count, Steve has gained some good road experience over the weekend so should be able to do many loops around Gibbon Land.  ;D
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on May 11, 2015, 03:03:05 pm
Just dipped into this thread again to check if the early May Double was on the tally, it is but the columns have got screwed up.  I can't cope with this 'untidiness'  :D  Oaky, Please would you correct the situation asap.

Now fixed - thanks for the heads-up.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on May 12, 2015, 02:57:50 pm
There are as of now at least two Gibbons today on 1.5 legs.  No word on how many wheels were involved.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Mr Larrington on May 12, 2015, 04:38:51 pm
If three legs were involved it could be a Manx Gibbon.

(dies)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Climberruss on May 12, 2015, 07:10:15 pm
If three legs were involved it could be a Manx Gibbon.

(dies)

Respect!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on May 21, 2015, 12:13:06 am
Another pair today.  That's 6 for May, bringing the total to 66.

May
6*
66*

The Gibbon of the Beast!
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Post by: Climberruss on May 22, 2015, 12:07:54 am
Wow to you, oh earth and sea,
For the devil sends the beast with wrath,
Because he knows the year is short,
Let him who hath undestanding reckon the number of the Gibbon,
For it is a human number,
It's number is 66.

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Post by: delthebike on May 31, 2015, 07:32:37 am
Yesterday Steve started  :o a ride in Marsh Gibbon! How does that score with the OP?  ??? What's it going to make the tea towel look like?  ???
https://www.strava.com/activities/315118544

 :thumbsup:  ;D
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: red marley on May 31, 2015, 08:17:40 am
Something like this for Saturday:

(http://gicentre.org/oytt/images/gibbonTimeDay150.png)

I'll post the full May Gibbontime tomato calendar tomorrow after Steve has logged his Sunday ride.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on May 31, 2015, 12:02:03 pm
Yesterday Steve started  :o a ride in Marsh Gibbon! How does that score with the OP?  ??? What's it going to make the tea towel look like?  ???
https://www.strava.com/activities/315118544

 :thumbsup:  ;D

I wonder if it was a sneaky attempt to confuse the recorder!  ;D
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Post by: red marley on May 31, 2015, 11:57:06 pm
(http://gicentre.org/oytt/images/gibbonTimeDay151.png)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Oaky on June 04, 2015, 02:42:27 pm
With Steve's MG looping antics today, we're now at 82 Gibbons and counting.  I wonder if he'll make the Gibbon Century by the end of the month?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Basil on July 14, 2015, 10:26:15 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/Mobile%20Uploads/1405290900646_zps607e1f23.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Bloke_on_a_bike/media/Mobile%20Uploads/1405290900646_zps607e1f23.jpg.html)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on July 17, 2015, 07:52:18 am
Akeman St.
If you look careful on the right, you might be able to pick out Waddesdon Manor amongst the trees on the hillock.
On the left is Quainton Hill.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Vince on July 17, 2015, 01:21:29 pm
That'll be Marsh Gibon, Arizona then.
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Post by: Ningishzidda on July 17, 2015, 02:12:52 pm
That'll be Marsh Gibon, Arizona then.

Vale of Arizbury.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: guybrush on July 31, 2015, 01:55:58 pm
Looks like Marsh Gibbon has gone all out for the restart!
(http://i.imgur.com/QJb4MUP.jpg?1)
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Giraffe on July 31, 2015, 06:11:16 pm
If three legs were involved it could be a Manx Gibbon.

(dies)
When he's finished this we could hire the church for a thanx gibbon service.

<on me way!>
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Ningishzidda on August 03, 2015, 10:43:43 am
We wouldn't need to spend money if we used the bus stop shelter.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: notlobgp14 on December 25, 2015, 08:53:36 am
Just having a quiet moment and got to thinking Gibbon.  What a change from six months ago, such a pity the counting didn't continue.  I know it would have been nearly as big an endurance test as the riding, keeping tally.  Was the counting ever automated by one of you clever IT types?

I think there have been a few Gibbon's over recent weeks?
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Kim on April 15, 2016, 09:11:30 pm
Quote from: @steve_abraham74
Half way to Bristol to see @emilychappell
We have Gibboned!

https://twitter.com/steve_abraham74/status/721062803847704580/photo/1
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Phil W on July 27, 2016, 09:54:57 pm
Whisper it but myself and Steve were in Marsh Gibbon today. This time a visit to the pub for beer and food. A visit on the Morpheus tandem.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Arry-R on March 04, 2017, 09:25:24 pm
Come on Steve

 ;D
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Basil on April 18, 2017, 10:14:31 am
Looks like a Gibbon coming up.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Basil on April 18, 2017, 11:11:47 am
Gibbon confirmed.
Title: Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
Post by: Wobbly John on November 09, 2017, 07:33:17 pm
Has someone on BBC's The One Show been following Teethgrinder's One Year Time Trial Challenge?

They just showed tomorrow's leg of their Rickshaw Challenge, and one of the marked places they were riding through was...


MARSH GIBBON!

 :o

 :D