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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #75 on: March 18, 2014, 04:32:25 pm »
Got any 27 nuts ?

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #76 on: March 18, 2014, 06:13:16 pm »
Got any 27 nuts ?

not on the bike obviously ::-) but on the land Rover, most surely. :thumbsup:, (if not then E-Bay)

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #77 on: March 18, 2014, 06:17:44 pm »
WIN!!!

Yes but I'd rather have the £108 Million euro lotto WIN. then I wouldn't have to pick up scrap from the roadside. ::-)

clarion

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #78 on: March 18, 2014, 07:09:54 pm »
And you could afford a new spanner.
Getting there...

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #79 on: March 19, 2014, 12:52:57 pm »
100_1805_zps935d2d88 by mark tilley, on Flickr


always useful for spring cleaning the inside of the Land Rover, before I hose it out. ;D


100_1803_zpse6e894c4 by mark tilley, on Flickr



My powers of observation never cease to amaze me!!.. Nowt wrong with this,no marks scrapes or scuffs, but I have no need and  it was a bit big to carry on the bike.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #80 on: March 19, 2014, 12:58:30 pm »
That is a bit bizarre! Although it does look like a fairly old one judging by the design and you are supposed to replace them after eight or so years, due to UV weakening or somesuch, so could be someone antisocial just threw it out there. The sadder possibility is it's a remnant of a crash. Oddly, the photo makes it look like it has no straps - which could confirm the crash possibility, it having been cut off by paramedics? - or were they just tucked inside?
Faster than a walk, slower than a train, often slightly higher than a person. (David Byrne)

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #81 on: March 19, 2014, 01:07:02 pm »
straps were tucked inside.  Thought maybe Someone had broken down, or a chav had been pulled up??? Looked VGC if it was an old one, it was fiberglass,

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #82 on: March 19, 2014, 01:11:39 pm »
They've been made of fibreglass for decades. It's the poppers to hold the visor down that make it look old to me, plus the general design and colourscheme - but quite likely they do still make them like that, I'm out of touch now. Thinking about it, the crash idea is even more unlikely if there are no scratches.

However it got there, you do seem to have a knack for finding unusual objects!
Faster than a walk, slower than a train, often slightly higher than a person. (David Byrne)

Kim

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #83 on: March 19, 2014, 01:27:46 pm »
Spare helmet for passengers, poorly secured, survived the fall off the bike unscathed (perhaps by landing in the verge on a corner)?

Or removed to access something under it in the box and forgotten about, in the style of a thousand misplaced cycling gloves.

Doesn't have to be something sinister.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #84 on: March 19, 2014, 01:50:29 pm »
Good thinking, that Kim! It's also more likely that a spare helmet, not getting much use, would be older but still in good nick, so all fits together.
Faster than a walk, slower than a train, often slightly higher than a person. (David Byrne)

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #85 on: March 20, 2014, 12:27:54 pm »

Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #86 on: March 20, 2014, 12:37:11 pm »


Where are you riding?
That's not the canal path by the Thames & Medway canal is it?

billplumtree

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #87 on: March 20, 2014, 01:28:14 pm »
Did you check to see if there's a whole Land Rover under there attached to it?  :o

Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #88 on: March 20, 2014, 01:32:07 pm »
BP, are you riding round the local landfill site?   You seem to turn up all sorts of random things.

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #89 on: March 20, 2014, 07:48:08 pm »


Where are you riding?
That's not the canal path by the Thames & Medway canal is it?

no this item was near the roundabout at the top of Hartley, where it branches off to Ash / New Ash green, nr the school

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #90 on: March 22, 2014, 01:47:26 pm »
100_1812_zps1637d365 by mark tilley, on Flickr

Again, something I have no need of, as I don't use a co2 inflator. OR ballons ::-)

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #91 on: March 22, 2014, 02:16:23 pm »
On the basis that life is basically an Infocom adventure, I suggest you take both and try "use CO2 inflater with balloons" next time you get stuck.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Paul

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #92 on: March 23, 2014, 08:55:44 pm »


Again, something I have no need of, as I don't use a co2 inflator. OR ballons ::-)

What are those capsules?

Who truly has no use of balloons?

And is that parsley?
What's so funny about peace, love and understanding?

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #93 on: March 31, 2014, 12:03:06 pm »



wouldn't  'quite' fit in my bag!

Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #94 on: March 31, 2014, 12:41:00 pm »


Again, something I have no need of, as I don't use a co2 inflator. OR ballons ::-)

What are those capsules?

Who truly has no use of balloons?

And is that parsley?

The cannisters are Nitrous Oxide, and balloons are for filling with it, and then inhaling for a brief high. Quite popular with the yoof I believe m'lud.

Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #95 on: March 31, 2014, 12:52:24 pm »
So what legit use is there for Nitrous Oxide in weeney little cylinders like that?
It'll make your car go faster or, I believe, anaesthesize (sp) - but you'd need loads more than one of those cylinders can deliver.  ???

Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #96 on: March 31, 2014, 01:10:19 pm »
Those little cylinders are used for 'charging' the cannisters you get for doing whipped cream/foams. You can see the word 'cream' on the discarded box.

Kim

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #97 on: March 31, 2014, 01:27:47 pm »
Yeah, nitrous oxide is insanely soluble in fats, which is how squirty cream works.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

woollypigs

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #98 on: March 31, 2014, 06:54:42 pm »
There was a party at my flat share once and a group took time off drinking to inhale the cannisters. By the look of it you needed a few to get a "hit", since muggins here had to clean it up.
Current mood: AARRRGGGGHHHHH !!! #bollockstobrexit

Paul

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #99 on: April 01, 2014, 01:26:13 pm »
So there was cream, the means whip it, and a balloon.

Sounds like an interesting roadside event.
What's so funny about peace, love and understanding?