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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #525 on: December 02, 2018, 11:45:15 am »
I found a lump hammer.  But then I found a man with a theodolite, so I decided to leave it alone.
I'm trying to think of the correlation between the two.

I think he'd been bashing markers into the mud with it.
Blimey.  Either a Civ Eng student, or the last man on earth to use a theodolite.  They all use differential GPS these days, IME.

Gattopardo

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #526 on: December 02, 2018, 12:33:39 pm »
In a Kenneth Williams voice 'oh my theodolite'

Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #527 on: December 03, 2018, 09:12:34 am »
IMG_0389 by mark tilley, on Flickr


Another candidate for land rover retrieval
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That's not Rapha – no stripe. But it might be the spade that won the Giro.
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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #528 on: December 05, 2018, 06:15:06 am »
Was it in a Cycle Superhighway?  :)

wats one of those!

Colloquially known as a 'smurf lane', m'lud.


I have a Shlumpf drive on my Gekko..... If you google Schlumf though you get SMurfs

So I have a Smurf drive



Auntie Helen

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #529 on: December 06, 2018, 05:12:27 am »
Schlumpf is indeed the German for ‚smurf‘. They have also invented a verb, ‚to schlumpf‘ when you are using the gadget.
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Kim

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #530 on: December 06, 2018, 12:22:58 pm »
Does that mean you have to sing that "la la la-la la-lah" song and/or substitute all boabwords for 'smurf' when you're using one?
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Auntie Helen

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #531 on: December 06, 2018, 03:26:31 pm »
They seem to have missed out on a lot of the Smurf stuff (although I have a plastic lunchbox with smurfs on which I bought here), so the Germans don't seem so excited about smurfs, or indeed having a form of bicycle gearing named after them.

I can still remember the advert: "We are smurfs from National..."
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Gattopardo

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #532 on: December 07, 2018, 02:15:00 pm »
They seem to have missed out on a lot of the Smurf stuff (although I have a plastic lunchbox with smurfs on which I bought here), so the Germans don't seem so excited about smurfs, or indeed having a form of bicycle gearing named after them.

I can still remember the advert: "We are smurfs from National..."

Advert?  From a petrol station chain?