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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.

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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'

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


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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



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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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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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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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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?

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #533 on: December 14, 2018, 11:28:57 am »
IMG_0435 by mark tilley, on Flickr

IMG_0436 by mark tilley, on Flickr

IMG_0438 by mark tilley, on Flickr


Mmmmmmm!   11'sis.     Top tip, do not try to peel an orange, that has been lying on the ground all night, in sub zero temps,  well, not with your thumbs anyway.   ::-)

Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #534 on: December 14, 2018, 01:33:08 pm »
Christmas orange!

Fruitful ride.

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #535 on: December 14, 2018, 03:55:36 pm »
I was going to do those puns, but you pipped me to it.

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #536 on: December 14, 2018, 04:03:35 pm »
Tart!
VELOMANCER

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

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #537 on: December 14, 2018, 05:27:26 pm »
Nothing rhymes tho.

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #538 on: December 14, 2018, 06:14:03 pm »
Frozen roadkill norange - doesn't a-peel.

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #539 on: December 19, 2018, 12:24:38 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..."

As a Small, Miss von Brandenburg was a a huge Smurf man, and still has her Smurf pirate ship.
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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #540 on: December 21, 2018, 11:34:48 pm »
We've just acquired rehomed a doubly adjustable, padded blue office swivel chair some kind person left out on our street.

It's a bit damp at the moment.

David needed a new chair.

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #541 on: January 07, 2019, 07:43:04 pm »
IMG_0457 by mark tilley, on Flickr

Not ''exactly'' on a ride, but I did ride to work and back...........

Had to lift some floor boards in the house I'm renovating,to repair one joist end, and saw this, sorry for the poor quality, so dug them out..


IMG_0458 by mark tilley, on Flickr


The tanker has lost its bottom (wheel carrying  plate), ambulance intact, Crane intact, flatbed missing tyres, ditto every ready lorry, dust cart is dead, Oh, and what appears to be a cast musket ball.   

Some little chaps pride and joy from the 1950's  / 60's, and there was remnants of a sort of lightweight orange box. I wonder if they were a sort of time capsule thing. Don't know weather to bring them hme and clean them up, or put them back, in a sealed tupperware box , with a note.

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #542 on: January 07, 2019, 07:56:23 pm »
Aw they're great! Would be a shame not to show them off.
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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #543 on: January 07, 2019, 10:22:52 pm »
Matchbox by Lesney?
Die cast...

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #544 on: January 07, 2019, 11:21:59 pm »
Matchbox by Lesney?
Die cast...
Alea iacta est?

I'll get my toga.
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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #545 on: January 09, 2019, 09:05:11 am »

The tanker has lost its bottom (wheel carrying  plate), ambulance intact, Crane intact, flatbed missing tyres, ditto every ready lorry, dust cart is dead, Oh, and what appears to be a cast musket ball.   

Some little chaps pride and joy from the 1950's  / 60's, and there was remnants of a sort of lightweight orange box. I wonder if they were a sort of time capsule thing. Don't know weather to bring them hme and clean them up, or put them back, in a sealed tupperware box , with a note.

I'd put them in a box with a note, as you suggest, saying how you found them.  Imagine someone's reaction when they are found again, in say another 50 or 100 years?  I doubt that they are worth much, but the story behind them is far more valuable.

As I have grown older, more and more I realise that it's time, not money, that's important.  Your find can sustain that if you put them back.

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #546 on: January 09, 2019, 09:18:18 am »
An ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which makes the summer stretching before you seem like an unrolling canvas on which you might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. (Capote)

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #549 on: January 10, 2019, 08:01:36 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).
An ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which makes the summer stretching before you seem like an unrolling canvas on which you might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. (Capote)