Author Topic: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists  (Read 244660 times)

T42

  • Old fool in a hurry
Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #1350 on: November 27, 2019, 04:07:21 pm »
In the Vendee on holiday a couple of weeks back, with Hewitt tourer stripped of racks and guards to look like some sort of mutant gravel tourer thing. Out on a Sunday morning, bearded, wearing YACF KOM jersey and Clement casquette, heading towards the coast and expecting the usual local club rides, when younger rider with bike sporting three-spoke carbon front wheel and tri-bars appears at a turning ahead:

MS: Bonjour!
YR: Bonjour, Patron.  ('Hello Boss')

I am taking that as some sort of respectful salutation...

A little late seeing this, but:

Traditional sizing terms in France did not have XL, XXL etc. Instead, large men's sizes were called patron.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #1351 on: November 27, 2019, 05:09:58 pm »
Are you suggesting that is a colloquial way of saying hello fatty?  O:-)
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

Tim Hall

  • I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes
Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #1352 on: November 27, 2019, 07:38:32 pm »
Are you suggesting that is a colloquial way of saying hello fatty?  O:-)
Qui a mangé toutes les tartes?
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Marco Stefano

  • Apply some pressure, you lose some pressure...
Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #1353 on: November 28, 2019, 03:45:39 pm »
Oh.

 :-[

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #1354 on: December 08, 2019, 04:45:26 pm »
Oik unfamiliar with gears-inna-can:  "Cheating!"

Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

T42

  • Old fool in a hurry
Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #1355 on: December 09, 2019, 01:24:44 pm »
I used to get similar comments re my SON wheel.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #1356 on: December 27, 2019, 08:51:26 am »
7:30AM, Yoker:   The worst rendition of "Bicycle Race" ever from a group of still-pissed women making their way home from some party, still carrying their bottles as I rode by in the pissing rain.   ;D

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #1357 on: April 13, 2020, 01:49:06 pm »
Not really shouting, but:

Random: "Is that for TV?"
Me: "Eh?  No, it's a bicycle."
Random: "Sorry, I thought you might be on Youtube or something."
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #1358 on: April 13, 2020, 03:41:38 pm »
This was a while ago and could possibly go in a different thread:

I'm cycling along and a car comes behind me and there's someone shouting and the driver makes an excellent wide pass while the someone is still shouting and I can't work out what they are saying and why they are shouting at me while driving so nicely and then I realise that the driver is not shouting at me at all, that's their music...

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #1359 on: May 22, 2020, 12:16:24 am »
Yesterday, from passing car:  "Knob."

Today, from random pedestrian:  "Sick boik, luv."  (In a hybrid Brummie-Yorkshire accent.)
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #1360 on: May 24, 2020, 06:49:28 pm »
More accent-based fun:

Oik: "Give it some!"
Me, mishearing and automatically replying in scouse: "Ge'off!"

(I didn't even have any milk.)
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

redshift

  • High Priestess of wires
    • redshift home
Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #1361 on: May 24, 2020, 09:18:30 pm »
Not an oik.  Whilst I was out on Speedy last weekend, I was caught by a chap on a road bike whose opening line was "That thing can't half shift, I've been chasing you since the roundabout..."
Not many things make me laugh out loud these days, but the idea that I was somehow holding this guy off for a mile or so when in fact I was completely oblivious to his presence, just made me hoot.  On the same day, a bunch of mountain bikers who were paused by the entrance to a bit of offroad shouted good-naturedly that I was 'cheating' as I went past. I gave the usual reply that it's the world's fastest deckchair*, which got laughs all round.


*It's not.  I believe Martin-Baker make the world's fastest deckchair.
L
:)
Windcheetah No. 176
The all-round entertainer gets quite arsey,
They won't translate his lame shit into Farsi
Somehow to let it go would be more classy…

Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #1362 on: May 25, 2020, 08:13:31 pm »
Coasting up to a red traffic light on the Dirty Disco this pm an unlikely looking (in the circumstances) pedestrian started looking intently at me. It wasn't a good feeling and I was ready to scarper when he said "I'd recognise that noise anywhere, are they Hope hubs ?". As I nodded yes and smiled he then said "Nice bike".
Top bloke !

Since accents are being mentioned, his was pure 24 carat, Manc.


Adam

  • It'll soon be summer
    • Charity ride Durness to Dover 18-25th June 2011
Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #1363 on: May 25, 2020, 08:59:22 pm »
Yesterday, from passing car:  "Knob."

Today, from random pedestrian:  "Sick boik, luv."  (In a hybrid Brummie-Yorkshire accent.)

I first encountered the "sick" adjective about 7 years ago on a FNRttC to Southend, when I was waymarking on a desolate roundabout on the A1306 a few miles before the M25 Thurrock Services.  Some young lads in a chav-mobile circled the roundabout a few times, chatting to me to find out why there were all the cyclists around.  They were genuinely impressed.
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” -Albert Einstein

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists
« Reply #1364 on: May 25, 2020, 09:01:44 pm »
It's a rare recumbent ride if you don't get a 'sick'.

Today's noteworthy one:

Men in front garden with beer:  *testosterone giggles*
Young child: "Dad, no!  She might be disabled..."
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...