Author Topic: 'found this on a ride today'!  (Read 52151 times)

Kim

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #500 on: September 06, 2018, 11:28:56 am »
I've found countless half-eaten takeaways and discarded bottles of suspicious liquid in our hedge over the years.  Also the occasional parcel hidden by $shite_courier, and nests belonging to  a) assorted tweety things  b) wasps.

Yesterday I found a chunk of hedge hidden in the hedge.  (Turns out that in re-molishing the crumbling garden wall on Saturday, the builders had severed the trunk of a substantial section in order to make the bricks fit and then simply wedged it back in place so it didn't look like they'd just amputated a big chunk of hedge.   :facepalm:)

That's about as exciting as it gets, though.
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Blodwyn Pig

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #501 on: September 28, 2018, 02:48:55 pm »
IMG_0308 by mark tilley, on Flickr

went for a windy jolly this mrning, and within 5 miles I came across this, propped up on the pavement outside someones gates, and gates were shut, so I thought Hmmmm, so whiizzed bac home, got the old landrover out, and  retrieved said item, adjusted thee blades, got changed again and back out on the bike with the idea of doing a spot of whale watching, then on the way to the river i spotted these,most useful.

IMG_0309 by mark tilley, on Flickr

Didn't see the whale, so after 1/2 hr came home and cut front and back lawn with new mower.  :)

Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #502 on: September 28, 2018, 02:59:32 pm »
Tomorrow you will go to the garden centre and find a beached whale.
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #503 on: September 28, 2018, 04:31:35 pm »
Actually its a 'Beluga' so one could say its a Bleached whale... ::-)

Torslanda

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #504 on: September 28, 2018, 09:33:11 pm »
'You're fired! [Ed]
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #505 on: October 03, 2018, 04:09:11 pm »
So I left the mower out for the sharpener guy and then this git on a bike  in a landrover......
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Blodwyn Pig

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #506 on: October 06, 2018, 12:15:14 am »
Slightly OT, went 'up town' to day, to a show, and got off the train around 11.40pm, walking home, and swambo wonders why I stop, as I bend down and pick up a £20 note, that smells distinctly like cannabis.  Oh well, how sad, never mind.

Pingu

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Blodwyn Pig

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #508 on: October 28, 2018, 03:22:24 pm »
IMG_0323 by mark tilley, on Flickr

IMG_0324 by mark tilley, on Flickr


IMG_0337 by mark tilley, on Flickr

Whoopeedoo!

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #509 on: November 04, 2018, 06:52:29 pm »
IMG_0350 by mark tilley, on Flickr

IMG_0351 by mark tilley, on Flickr

Verry useful scaffolding socket wrench.

IMG_0349 by mark tilley, on Flickr


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Pingu

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #510 on: November 04, 2018, 07:01:51 pm »
AZERTY

Kim

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #511 on: November 04, 2018, 07:14:31 pm »
AZERTY

Explains why they dumped it.  Stupid French keyboards.
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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #512 on: November 04, 2018, 09:03:46 pm »
Perfect for a hipster interior decoration shop thobut.

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #513 on: November 04, 2018, 09:43:44 pm »
indeed, was thinking it might fetch a 'few bob' on e-bay, being a bit different- and -  all, might g back in the ol' landroverretrievalbus. ;)

T42

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #514 on: November 05, 2018, 08:24:50 am »
Un homme AZERTY en vaut deux.
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

Gattopardo

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #515 on: November 05, 2018, 12:44:42 pm »
indeed, was thinking it might fetch a 'few bob' on e-bay, being a bit different- and -  all, might g back in the ol' landroverretrievalbus. ;)

No attempt to carry it on the bike?

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #516 on: November 06, 2018, 07:27:09 am »
indeed, was thinking it might fetch a 'few bob' on e-bay, being a bit different- and -  all, might g back in the ol' landroverretrievalbus. ;)

No attempt to carry it on the bike?

Haha! No! Don't want to get 'done' for using a handheld communication device, wilst on the public highway. Bit heavy for texting with your thumb.

ElyDave

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #517 on: November 07, 2018, 08:48:07 pm »
^^^^^ I found an old-ish (2000) 10p coin by the side of the road whilst out for a hobble yesterday, wasn't sure what it was at first as the silver coating was all gone.  Seems to be a nice talisman, battered but almost functional, a bit like me at the moment
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Blodwyn Pig

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #518 on: November 15, 2018, 06:36:34 pm »
IMG_0360 by mark tilley, on Flickr

Out on a club 'weekday' run to Lingfield, and saw this in the leaves at the side of the road on a steepish climb. so peeled off, popped back, picked up, and pedaled on>  seems a well made one, and the first 2-3 pumps, blew out water, so it probably been there a week or two. Photo'd at the lunch time pub stop, the Greyhound.

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #519 on: November 18, 2018, 11:46:34 pm »
Not on a ride but, yesterday as I walked with Mrs F through a shop in Swindon, I looked down and though "Bingo!" as I spied a folded £20 note on the floor. I picked it up and it felt a bit thick- turned out to be 8 £20 notes and a tenner! £170 fer christs sake :o

It either belonged to someone who had more money than sense and wouldn't miss it or it belonged to someone who was by then feeling physically sick or soon would be when they dicovered the loss so I took me off to customer services and lodged it with them in case the loser was retracing their steps.

My good deed for the day done, I took me off to the football where my team got its arese kicked four nil :'(
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