Author Topic: Forumite spotting  (Read 314390 times)

Snugsy

Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #50 on: July 22, 2008, 11:07:47 am »
I spotted someone riding across Tooting Common this morning, about 8.30 ish, with an ACF jersey on.

Near the cafe. I was coming the other way, about to cross Bedford Hill.


Blue bike with blue rims, and blue h*lm*t?

That'll be me, if so.

By the time I'd noticed the jersey it was too late to register the bike, but a belated hello.

Do you live down thataway ?


I live in St Ockwell and work in Sutton.

Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #51 on: July 22, 2008, 09:45:57 pm »
Tiger, in Kensington Gardens. He's obviously got his recumbent sorted out. I was on the grass relaxing after the gym with my bike against a tree.

clarion

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #52 on: July 23, 2008, 09:51:47 am »
I spotted four forumites last night, but that includes Butterfly, who I spot quite regularly, actually ;)
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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #53 on: July 23, 2008, 09:53:03 am »
Yes, and they were in my flat!

I'm in St Ockwell too, Snugsy.

Regulator

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #54 on: July 23, 2008, 01:02:33 pm »
I never seem to spot or be spotted on my commute.  Maybe I just go the wrong way*...  :-\






*No sniggering at the back, thank you very much Clarion!  >:(
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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #55 on: July 23, 2008, 01:06:45 pm »
I spotted four forumites last night, but that includes Butterfly, who I spot quite regularly, actually ;)

I think that makes you a Lepidopterist  :D
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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #56 on: July 23, 2008, 01:09:47 pm »
Does that mean that he's going to gas her and pin her to a cork board with a big needle?

:o
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clarion

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #57 on: July 23, 2008, 01:12:14 pm »
I think that would be very unlikely ::-)
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alan

Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #58 on: July 23, 2008, 01:28:14 pm »
Does that mean that he's going to gas her and pin her to a cork board with a big needle?

:o

Is that a modern courting technique that us grey-generation blokes are unaware of? :-\

Andrij

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #59 on: July 25, 2008, 08:55:50 am »
Who: geraldc
When: 07:00, 25.07.2008
Where: Turning right from Commercial Road onto W India Dock Road
Vehicle: cargo bike

Doubt you spotted me as I was sandwiched between a bus and a van and behid two motorcycles.
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Regulator

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #60 on: July 25, 2008, 09:11:25 am »
I bumped into a certain gentleman of this forum last night, who had previously ignored me at Trafalgar Square.  To save his embarassment I shan't name names... but you know who you are.
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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #61 on: July 25, 2008, 09:12:53 am »
Yesterday afternoon I saw three people riding 'bents in Central/Admirals Park in Chelmsford.  Two were together, one was on his own.  Were any of them you?  

I have never seen one recumbent in Chelmsford before, let alone three.

Jacomus

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #62 on: July 25, 2008, 09:56:43 am »
I couldn't bear to be off the bike once I had fettled copiously on Wednesday evening after work, so too the plunge and decided to do yesterdays commute en velo. Bloody wonderful! I clocked up 50miles through London at an average of 16.4mph, with only one close call by a bus, whose driver did the classic slightly overtake then pull in to stop. Luckily I was in an agressive primary and the wiggle room allowed me to brake and slip out of the narrowing gap before it got too serious.

I have strategically brought my lock and spare clothes so I can leave my suit at the office to lighten the load on Monday when I go full time cyclocommuter again. 15miles each way, taking me a little less than an hour, compared with £10 a day and 1hr30m to use public transport. No brainer really!!

I am once again infused with the love of cycling and despite the slightly sore bum*, am itching to get started again.


*It seems my 8 weeks off have somewhat diminished my 150mile Sore Bum Syndrome (SBS) resistant behind, to a much more normal level.  :-\
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blackpuddinonnabike

Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #63 on: July 25, 2008, 09:58:12 am »
I am once again infused with the love of cycling and despite the slightly sore bum*, am itching to get started again.


*It seems my 8 weeks off have somewhat diminished my 150mile Sore Bum Syndrome (SBS) resistant behind, to a much more normal level.  :-\

The sore bum and itching may be related...

Jacomus

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #64 on: July 25, 2008, 10:34:49 am »
Er... I may have forgotten to include that I will be cycling along the A2, through Elephant and Castle and into Clapham. Onna black roadbike, in a CycleChat jersey.

Make sure to give me a shout if you see me!
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clarion

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #65 on: July 25, 2008, 10:38:52 am »
Take a diversion along Harper Road, and pop in for a cup of tea (& cake ;) )
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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #66 on: July 25, 2008, 11:28:11 am »
Yesterday afternoon I saw three people riding 'bents in Central/Admirals Park in Chelmsford.  Two were together, one was on his own.  Were any of them you? 

I have never seen one recumbent in Chelmsford before, let alone three.

One of mine has been there, but none of the above was me.
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clarion

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #67 on: July 25, 2008, 11:29:28 am »
I haven't taken my recumbent to Chelmsford, but that's largely because I'm still saving up to buy it! ;D
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Zipperhead

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #68 on: July 25, 2008, 01:16:12 pm »
I bumped into a certain gentleman of this forum last night, who had previously ignored me at Trafalgar Square.  To save his embarassment I shan't name names... but you know who you are.

Oh I'll own up!

Now that you're a svelte slim gym bunny I didn't recognise you from behind. You no longer fit my mental image.

There, will that do?
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Elleigh

Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #69 on: July 25, 2008, 01:32:05 pm »
I spotted a forumer 5 days running last week :)

I shall be spotting a few more forumers at the weekend.

Regulator

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #70 on: July 25, 2008, 02:26:08 pm »
I bumped into a certain gentleman of this forum last night, who had previously ignored me at Trafalgar Square.  To save his embarassment I shan't name names... but you know who you are.

Oh I'll own up!

Now that you're a svelte slim gym bunny I didn't recognise you from behind. You no longer fit my mental image.

There, will that do?


You're forgiven....
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Zoidburg

Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #71 on: July 25, 2008, 05:33:10 pm »
I believe I may have spotted Alans riding a green langster through Tunstall last night

If its not him it brings the grand total of fixie riders in the city to 3 ::-)

bobajobrob

Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #72 on: July 25, 2008, 05:39:39 pm »
If its not him it brings the grand total of fixie riders in the city to 3 ::-)

Which city is that?

I randomly spot people round here riding fixed. There's a guy on a pompino that commutes from Gloucester to Cheltenham, who I see on my commute if I get up early enough. I've spotted a guy on fuji track bike in town. The only forumites I have spotted are blop (commutes on a fuji track) and andrew_s. Edit: forgot maander.

Zoidburg

Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #73 on: July 25, 2008, 05:40:47 pm »
If its not him it brings the grand total of fixie riders in the city to 3 ::-)

Which city is that?

I randomly spot people round here riding fixed. There's a guy on a pompino that commutes from Gloucester to Cheltenham, who I see on my commute if I get up early enough. I've spotted a guy on fuji track bike in town. The only forumites I have spotted are blop (commutes on a fuji track) and andrew_s.
You mean you dont know where Tunstall is?

The 5 towns?

alan

Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #74 on: July 25, 2008, 05:44:15 pm »
I believe I may have spotted Alans riding a green langster through Tunstall last night

If its not him it brings the grand total of fixie riders in the city to 3 ::-)

Twas not me Zoids