Author Topic: 'found this on a ride today'!  (Read 59224 times)

Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #550 on: January 10, 2019, 09:37:27 pm »
I'd forgotten that bit. It's basically a movie of random feel-good moments, isn't it? But there's the cyclist in the treasure box, of course, and the man's recollection of the specific Tour stage when he finds the treasures in the phone box (I looked for that scene on Youtube but didn't find it).

My first ever play of a Youtube video was of Sister Rosetta Tharpe. I remembered her from a film on the Granada music show 'So it Goes' playing on Chorlton railway station, and was reminded of that by Amelie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeaBNAXfHfQ

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #551 on: February 03, 2019, 06:49:48 pm »
Having stalkedfollowed Blodwyn pig I found an ion max lp.

No photo as it was dark



With a copy of Joni Mitchell blue album on the deck.

No power supply tho...

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #552 on: February 21, 2019, 05:57:19 pm »
IMG_0495 by mark tilley, on Flickr

Polished up nice, it did..

IMG_0590 by mark tilley, on Flickr
IMG_0591 by mark tilley, on Flickr


Why would you buy 2, eat 1 and throw the other away?   :facepalm:    Tasty, it was. ;)

Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #553 on: February 21, 2019, 06:19:06 pm »
Oh, it has to be done. The back story.

Vladimir was waiting. He didn't know if she would turn up, a slightly drunken conversation in the pub last night, the memory of a shared moment, did she feel the same? Would she think she was too old to act on impulse? the heady days of the 80's were so far away now. It was elbowing through a group of noxious suits to get to the bar that he sang under his breath "You gotta fight" only to hear a stranger doing the same turn and sing "for the right" then both together "to p-a-a-a-a-arty!" - a magical moment. They'd spent the rest of the evening chatting, and really hit it off. Would she take him seriously? Was it worth prising the emblem off his Transporter to give her?

How long should he wait? He'd brought a couple of bananas to keep him going, but it had already been half an hour, he'd eaten one. Then, his mate Estragon turned up, so he told him what was happening. "Stuff that, Vladimir, let's go to the pub"

So they did.


Cudzoziemiec

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #554 on: February 21, 2019, 06:31:53 pm »
A life summed up in 200 words.  :thumbsup:
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #555 on: February 21, 2019, 06:34:24 pm »
you're barking!  :facepalm:   (vw badge found in Shropshire last week, and banans today in kent, some party :P )

Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #556 on: February 21, 2019, 06:39:50 pm »
you're barking!  :facepalm:   (vw badge found in Shropshire last week, and banans today in kent, some party :P )
No he's not.
But he does live within reasonable distance of Barking  :D

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #557 on: February 21, 2019, 10:39:06 pm »
@Ham  ;D  :thumbsup:
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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #558 on: February 28, 2019, 06:59:42 pm »
IMG_0610 by mark tilley, on Flickr

Firstly there was this,  a perfectly rideable bso, but I left it for someone else



Then.............................. last night I rode out to Morris dance practice, then t'pub, and spotted something on the edge of a busy fast roundabout. I just had to go back and take a look.................. :o :o

IMG_0612 by mark tilley, on Flickr

and there it was. I had great difficulty working out how to attach it to Olive, as it was too heavy to hold and ride. Anyway with the help of  a couple of toe straps I had it secured, and slowly made my way home.  11.30pm by now.

IMG_0611 by mark tilley, on Flickr.


when I got it home, I took a better pic.


IMG_0614 by mark tilley, on Flickr

I've now put the cables where they should be, and its still got charge.   need to get a mains charger tho, but its te latest version, RS1 v5.  Obvious slid off some breakdown truck giving it too many beans on the roundabout.  Had a quick look, and they are £110 .. :o ;)

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #559 on: March 01, 2019, 09:24:24 am »
Gee, and I was happy with the couple of Btwin tyre levers I picked up from the verge earlier this week.
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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #560 on: March 01, 2019, 11:28:16 am »
IMG_0610 by mark tilley, on Flickr

Firstly there was this,  a perfectly rideable bso, but I left it for someone else



Then.............................. last night I rode out to Morris dance practice, then t'pub, and spotted something on the edge of a busy fast roundabout. I just had to go back and take a look.................. :o :o

IMG_0612 by mark tilley, on Flickr

and there it was. I had great difficulty working out how to attach it to Olive, as it was too heavy to hold and ride. Anyway with the help of  a couple of toe straps I had it secured, and slowly made my way home.  11.30pm by now.

IMG_0611 by mark tilley, on Flickr.


when I got it home, I took a better pic.


IMG_0614 by mark tilley, on Flickr

I've now put the cables where they should be, and its still got charge.   need to get a mains charger tho, but its te latest version, RS1 v5.  Obvious slid off some breakdown truck giving it too many beans on the roundabout.  Had a quick look, and they are £110 .. :o ;)

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #561 on: March 01, 2019, 12:41:23 pm »
Is it something that doggers might use?
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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #562 on: March 02, 2019, 06:35:27 pm »
IMG_0610 by mark tilley, on Flickr

Firstly there was this,  a perfectly rideable bso, but I left it for someone else



IMG_0615 by mark tilley, on Flickr

Haha!, same place, different day, different bso. I left this one also.

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #563 on: March 02, 2019, 06:40:41 pm »
Not at all dodgy, no...
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 #564 on: March 03, 2019, 06:15:59 pm »
IMG_0617 by mark tilley, on Flickr

I spy with my lit......    yet another useful bungee, all be it a wet one, very handy, as my previously re-purposed bungee, was given to a chum who had left his re-purposed bungee at home, thus mine was re-purposed  :facepalm:

IMG_0618 by mark tilley, on Flickr
IMG_0619 by mark tilley, on Flickr

then thiss afternoon, swmbo and i went for a wet muddy walk , along the North Downs way, and I spotted this in the bushes.

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #565 on: March 04, 2019, 03:22:00 pm »
IMG_0621 by mark tilley, on Flickr

Ah!  not what it seems...........................


IMG_0622 by mark tilley, on Flickr


oh! whats that rattling ?


IMG_0625 by mark tilley, on Flickr


WIN!!!!!!!!!! :P

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #566 on: March 04, 2019, 03:23:58 pm »
Blodwyn Pig finds another burglary!
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #567 on: March 04, 2019, 04:16:35 pm »
Probably dumped by an unsavoury character.
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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #568 on: March 05, 2019, 07:07:40 am »
I'd have stayed well away, nothing good can come of Marmite.

I'm curious though, why the stick in the carradice? Is that to fight off the hordes while you examine your finds, gollum like?

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #569 on: March 05, 2019, 10:41:37 am »
I'd have stayed well away, nothing good can come of Marmite.

I'm curious though, why the stick in the carradice? Is that to fight off the hordes while you examine your finds, gollum like?

"What is it my precioussssss?"

Read the post,




Then.............................. last night I rode out to Morris dance practice, then t'pub, and spotted something on the edge of a busy fast roundabout. I just had to go back and take a look.................. :o :o

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #570 on: March 05, 2019, 04:14:58 pm »
I'd have stayed well away, nothing good can come of Marmite.

I'm curious though, why the stick in the carradice? Is that to fight off the hordes while you examine your finds, gollum like?

"What is it my precioussssss?"

Read the post,




Then.............................. last night I rode out to Morris dance practice, then t'pub, and spotted something on the edge of a busy fast roundabout. I just had to go back and take a look.................. :o :o

I did read the post, that's why I replied, I'm now confused.
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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #571 on: March 05, 2019, 04:19:34 pm »
Morris dancing, is a form of traditional dance where men in costume dance while banging sticks together. The really clever guy is given the task of getting it 'wrong' deliberately and not getting clouted over the head or in the groin in the process.

I'm sorry if this is obvious to you but you will also note the left end of the stick is bound. I suggest this is Blodwyn's practice stick.

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #572 on: March 05, 2019, 05:00:11 pm »
Morris dancing, is a form of traditional dance where men in costume dance while banging sticks together. The really clever guy is given the task of getting it 'wrong' deliberately and not getting clouted over the head or in the groin in the process.

I'm sorry if this is obvious to you but you will also note the left end of the stick is bound. I suggest this is Blodwyn's practice stick.

Also suggesting that Blodwyn's stick is completely mullered, and the gaffer tape is in fact holding it together. When in use,  it sounds like a sock  ::-),  but indeed it is a practice stick.  I feel that it has practiced its last.   :'(

BTW I dance in the Border tradition
motley by mark tilley, on Flickr

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(btw, the first two set off a tad early, rest of us were in time  ::-))

ElyDave

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #573 on: March 05, 2019, 09:25:12 pm »
 :facepalm:

thanks, work is doing my nut in at the moment and I'm a little slow by consequence.

I still prefer to think of him carrying it everywhere to beat off hordes of other scavengers though :)
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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #574 on: March 06, 2019, 07:09:55 am »
Agreed it is a tempting image for the apocalypse.