Author Topic: Oiks shouting stuff at cyclists  (Read 232637 times)

T42

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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

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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.