Author Topic: Forumite spotting  (Read 323728 times)

Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #3925 on: November 09, 2018, 12:37:10 pm »
 :D
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ElyDave

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #3926 on: November 11, 2018, 01:14:36 pm »
 :thumbsup:

Saw that PB myself as well, nice chap when you finally meet him
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Kim

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #3927 on: November 17, 2018, 05:29:26 pm »
Just had a special delivery from nikki, our local Stuart rider.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #3928 on: November 17, 2018, 09:39:10 pm »
 :thumbsup:
Quote from: Kim
^ This woman knows what she's talking about.

Torslanda

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #3929 on: November 17, 2018, 10:05:40 pm »
Forumites in Takeaway Junk Food Shock. . .
VELOMANCER

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

Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #3930 on: November 18, 2018, 06:31:47 pm »
I think I just saw ESL on Countryfile.

Caught the last 2 minutes of hedge-laying piece, wondered if he would gethere and lo...

Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #3931 on: November 18, 2018, 06:47:42 pm »
I think I just saw ESL on Countryfile.

Caught the last 2 minutes of hedge-laying piece, wondered if he would gethere and lo...



I was indeed on there, applauding Tina Bath's win in the 'Countryfile Challenge'. My partner Heather won the ladies' prize in the competition proper, and the Cheshire class. I was 2nd in the Yorkshire.

Countryfile were very touchy about embargoing any video of  their piece. I had to erase some footage I took. So I hadn't put up my video of the prize presentation. Dame Judy Dench made a surprise appearance there, celebrities are surprisingly keen on hedgelaying.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE9ozBkCqvE

The Countryfile piece came together quite well. It's always interesting to see how these thing are filmed. They weren't there on the day of the competition, and the final shot was one of the first filmed. I think they conveyed the subject well, given the amount of scripting. It's easy to get the wrong end of the stick.

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #3932 on: November 18, 2018, 07:28:58 pm »
Heather did a great job explaining to the CountryFile presenter how to partly cut the stems, twist the axe and bend to make her particular style hedgelaying.
Congratulation to both of you on your participation and results.
Heather - Cheshire open
Damon - Yorkshire open

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #3933 on: November 23, 2018, 05:57:53 pm »
Not a forumite, but I spotted Uncle Trev on his bike in Fairfield  :D

Tim Hall

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #3934 on: December 08, 2018, 05:03:23 pm »
Not spotted yet, but I'll hopefully be seeing turista of this parish later this evening. Terry and Gerry are playing in Brighton, innit.
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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #3935 on: December 10, 2018, 06:46:00 pm »
Leeds: person with blue hair and rucksack with lots of badges on, with green AUK mudguard sticker, I was behind you at traffic lights outside the town hall this evening. If you are not of this parish you should be! ;)
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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #3936 on: December 10, 2018, 10:40:17 pm »
The excellent Lindsay and Chris, hosting an itinerant wayfarer...

I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #3937 on: December 18, 2018, 07:59:52 pm »
Heading to meeting in Bristol this morning at about 0930 I spotted a black and red Velomobile coming out of MoD Abby Wood.  Anyone here?

ElyDave

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #3938 on: December 19, 2018, 06:37:01 am »
A two wheel recumbent in Cambridge, turning the corner outside John Lewis, diet get a good look at the pilot. 

It was a low racer style with a 700 rear and smaller front wheel. Going too quickly to see much else.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #3939 on: December 22, 2018, 02:06:26 pm »
mattc, I believe, heading towards Appleford, as we were just entering Sutton Courtenay -  great mild winter's morning for a ride.
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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #3940 on: January 13, 2019, 08:36:42 pm »
Madcow, near Allen Brooke Barracks :)

Steph

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #3941 on: January 23, 2019, 10:36:40 pm »
CrinklyLion, in That York, over a pub table as The World Was Put to Rights.
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i

Tim Hall

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #3942 on: February 02, 2019, 09:03:03 pm »
Turista, about to go on stage at The 100 Club. Terry and Gerry innit..

ETA: And Pippsy.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #3943 on: February 03, 2019, 08:27:09 pm »
Turista, about to go on stage at The 100 Club. Terry and Gerry innit..

ETA: And Pippsy.

Cool! We like him  :D
Quote from: Kim
^ This woman knows what she's talking about.

ElyDave

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #3944 on: February 03, 2019, 11:16:47 pm »
May or may not be  forumite.  I was in the village pub this lunchtime, having lunch en-famille, excellent thai food.  In walks an obviously experienced cyclist, sits at the table behiind me.  I notice the PBP jersey "you going to be doing it this year?" I ask

"yes, it'll be my seventh, how about you?"
"oh, no, I've not done it, voluntered at the last LEL"
"There's still time"

I liked his optimism, but 7 x PBP  :o
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #3945 on: February 03, 2019, 11:20:59 pm »
Could be one of only a handful of riders. http://www.aukweb.net/results/fame/ might help.
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ElyDave

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #3946 on: February 03, 2019, 11:41:12 pm »
saw that, still wouldn't be able to put a name to it, though I'm fairly sure I've seen him at audaxes I've ridden
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

'breff

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #3947 on: February 20, 2019, 09:43:52 pm »
Monday afternoon. Stopped in at the Shop of the Torsland.  Didn't stop long but good to see a "Face" again.

Torslanda

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #3948 on: February 20, 2019, 09:53:38 pm »
Next visit make time for a brew!
VELOMANCER

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

Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #3949 on: February 22, 2019, 05:01:37 pm »
Si S (I think) riding past Stretford Mall at around 16.00.