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thing1

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Bus shelters!
« on: June 09, 2010, 12:15:24 pm »
This fine example was spotted by Marc Cunnington on Valley of the Rocks 2010 (between Crediton and Honiton), and forwarded on to me to share with the yacf bus shelter appreciation society.


Nanas' comfy bus shelter

Re: Bus shelters!
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2010, 12:21:01 pm »
Where's the kettle? And bike rack?

Otherwise, audax ready.
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chris

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Re: Bus shelters!
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2010, 12:23:38 pm »
They fit them with all the creature comforts that the locals need in the Outer Hebrides too -

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peliroja

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Re: Bus shelters!
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2010, 12:34:36 pm »
The Betpouey bus shelter on the Tourmalet is a firm favourite in our family. It's not the most aesthetically pleasing, but it's provided a cool haven for many a hot and knackered cyclist plodding back up the Tourmalet to Bareges after a long ride out.  Especially my Dad, for whom it has a shrine-like status. ;)

hellymedic

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Re: Bus shelters!
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2010, 08:45:48 pm »

Re: Bus shelters!
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2010, 08:49:36 pm »
Maentwrog:

Site of my very first rando-nap. :thumbsup:

Salvatore

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Re: Bus shelters!
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2010, 09:06:55 pm »
A nice bit of trompe l'oeil spotted by my sister near New Abbey



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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

Re: Bus shelters!
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2010, 09:12:14 pm »
That's a nasty trick to play on a tired Audaxer!

Re: Bus shelters!
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2010, 09:24:59 pm »
http://www.unstbusshelter.shetland.co.uk/
That is all.

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Salvatore

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Re: Bus shelters!
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2010, 09:25:30 pm »
Floral adornments at Weston Underwood, Beds.

With intact windows and a comfy-looking bench.

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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

Salvatore

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Re: Bus shelters!
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2010, 09:33:13 pm »
They fit them with all the creature comforts that the locals need in the Outer Hebrides too -

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It's the same in Galloway

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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

border-rider

Re: Bus shelters!
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2010, 10:18:50 pm »
Maentwrog:

Site of my very first rando-nap. :thumbsup:

Oooh I had a doze in that just a few weeks ago :)

It's a popular one - sometimes it's already been taken, and you have to get there early to get a place  ;D

andygates

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Re: Bus shelters!
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2010, 10:51:35 pm »
With intact windows and a comfy-looking bench.

You have such high standards, you audaxers!

(was that first one in Down St Mary?)
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jogler

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Re: Bus shelters!
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2010, 08:24:20 am »
Maentwrog:

Site of my very first rando-nap. :thumbsup:

Oooh I had a doze in that just a few weeks ago :)

It's a popular one - sometimes it's already been taken, and you have to get there early to get a place  ;D


I too have been there.Such tenuous connections to proper audaxers makes me feel that one day I may be worthy 8)

thing1

  • aka Joth
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Re: Bus shelters!
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2010, 12:16:34 pm »

(was that first one in Down St Mary?)

Don't think so - well he would have been quite off route if it were.

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: Bus shelters!
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2010, 12:21:59 pm »
There's a very convenient one at St. Anne's Chapel shortly after the top of the climb from the Tamar at Gunnislake.
Imagine the one Salvatore posted but without the windows.
Sorry,no pics. 'cause I didn't have the enrgy to use a camera ::-)

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: Bus shelters!
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2010, 12:27:50 pm »
There is a typical wooden-shed without front wall bus shelter at Sudbury(Derbyshire) almost enclosed by the hedge & vines.I use it to measure time/distance on one of my routes as well as a nibble/sip stop.
On a good day it's 50 mins. away(19.8km).More than an hour = a bad day.

Salvatore

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Re: Bus shelters!
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2010, 12:22:14 pm »
It was a toss-up between this thread and the  "guess the place" thread.



No bus timetable, just a bit of poetry on the GWR bench.

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Zipperhead

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Re: Bus shelters!
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2010, 04:24:29 pm »
Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.

clarion

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Re: Bus shelters!
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2010, 04:27:11 pm »
There's a tramp in that one! ;)
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Re: Bus shelters!
« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2010, 04:32:19 pm »

Toby and I hiding from the rain in a bus shelter in Cwrtnewydd on the Brevet Cymru. There was an even better one in Drefach.
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Zipperhead

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Re: Bus shelters!
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2010, 04:40:40 pm »
There's a tramp in that one! ;)

To misquote Samual Johnson, "When a man is tired of life, he makes a wisecrack about a flame haired amazon"
Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.

Re: Bus shelters!
« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2010, 04:46:03 pm »
Luxury!

Last Sunday morning it was a 10 minute sleep on a bed made from the bread crates at the back of this BP garage: here in Ponterwyd

On LEL geraldc and I had a nice stop on the way to Alston here as the sun was starting to come up.
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Bus shelters!
« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2010, 04:49:24 pm »
There's a tramp in that one! ;)

To misquote Samual Johnson, "When a man is tired of life, he makes a wisecrack about a flame haired amazon"

Yebbut, he thought London was a good place to be. ;D

Tho he was born in Lichfield, so you can kinda see his point ;)
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Re: Bus shelters!
« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2010, 07:12:48 pm »
The one in Dent takes some beating if you want to get out of the weather, though a bit like a glasshouse when it's warm.