Author Topic: Forumite spotting  (Read 341647 times)

jellied

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #1700 on: December 15, 2011, 07:38:09 am »
As I looked glumly out of the side window of the no. 65 bus near Ealing Broadway early this afternoon (don't ask) I saw two people on what appeared to be a recumbent tandem trike , the sort of thing that yacfers might ride. No idea who it was though.
If they were of a certain age that would be the most excellent Peter Mynors and his charming wife on either their Pino or Periscop. Quite how anyone can justify having two recumbent tandems is beyond me, but when I grow up I want to be Peter Mynors.
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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #1701 on: December 15, 2011, 12:15:26 pm »
So there is another recumbent Trike in the Ealing area ! I feel a meet and a photo coming on !
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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #1702 on: December 17, 2011, 04:28:47 pm »
Sgt. Pluck.
In my local cafe.
For some greasy spoon nom goodness. :thumbsup:

Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #1703 on: December 21, 2011, 12:53:51 pm »
Mrs Phil's Luath in York

I presume it was hers. Brooks saddle and tape, dyno hub, marathon winter tyres.
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tiermat

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #1704 on: December 21, 2011, 01:53:17 pm »
CL and cubs at mine this morning, achieving a bike handover...
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CrinklyLion

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #1705 on: December 21, 2011, 10:00:56 pm »
Indeed.  Tiermat and TLD round at theirs, with TLD having her first go on the islabike and EldestCub hooning around on his new-to-him BMX.  With added coffee-goodness for me.  And I think it fair to say it was the best bit of today!

Karla

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #1706 on: December 21, 2011, 10:19:00 pm »
Mrs Phil's Luath in York

I presume it was hers. Brooks saddle and tape, dyno hub, marathon winter tyres.

Did I see you on Millennium Bridge recently, or was that some other gent with similar hair?

Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #1707 on: December 23, 2011, 10:39:58 am »
Jane's single speed, rather than Jane herself.
Locked up outside Mr.Sainsbury's emporium of toothy comestibles.
Unfortunately, as I had only just come out of the zoo there, there's no way I was about to go back in to try and find her to say hello. :-[

jogler

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #1708 on: December 24, 2011, 07:01:48 pm »
Si_Co,earlier today in my lounge

Valiant

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #1709 on: December 25, 2011, 06:44:30 am »
Bumped into Jacomous and Emily at the NFT bar on Friday :-)
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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #1710 on: December 26, 2011, 04:15:00 pm »
TEC looking very laid back in Tatton Park this afternoon. He was accompanied by Mrs TEC. She wasn't so laid back but she did look more chic in her woolly leg-warmers  ;D
Considering that you're new to this recumbering TEC, you looked very much in control. Jon and I admired your elegant re-start after you'd stopped to say hello  :thumbsup:

Need I say that I'd noticed the bike before the rider........................  :-[




Wowbagger

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Forumite spotting
« Reply #1711 on: December 26, 2011, 08:26:11 pm »
Domestique, on Sarfend sea front on the solstice.
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CrinklyLion

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #1712 on: December 29, 2011, 05:03:05 pm »
CrinklyAuntie, who very kindly chauffeured and accompanied the Cubs and I on a mammoth shopping trip to buy large amounts of Tasty_Stuff prior to us getting visited on NYE (which, cunningly, will also be boxing day for us since tomorrow is christmas day mk II).  Now I need to try and put it all away in the cupboards before she and CrinklyUncle come back later today to babysit for a bit.  Remarkably helpful bods, donchaknow!

Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #1713 on: December 29, 2011, 06:03:49 pm »
I was in Richmond park yesterday and nobody saw me. Hardly worth going out if that is the sort of response I am going to get. Buck up.

jogler

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #1714 on: January 01, 2012, 12:20:45 pm »
Spotted Gordon (a.k.a. Gordy to you lot  :)) this morning to exchange cake & mince pies for bike bits :thumbsup:
'twas an easy spot: in the living room of the Gordy Gaff.

clarion

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #1715 on: January 01, 2012, 02:05:00 pm »
That's a good bit of spotting.  Yesterday, we spotted, never far from the kettle.offering tea, the inimitable Jurek. :)
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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #1716 on: January 01, 2012, 02:23:11 pm »
Mrs Phil's Luath in York

I presume it was hers. Brooks saddle and tape, dyno hub, marathon winter tyres.

Did I see you on Millennium Bridge recently, or was that some other gent with similar hair?
Yeah that was me. Didn't recognise you until you called out - and I was already sailing past. You were nattily dressed in tweed, I seem to recall. Very suitable Bunburying outfit.
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Karla

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #1717 on: January 01, 2012, 03:25:17 pm »
Did I see you on Millennium Bridge recently, or was that some other gent with similar hair?
Yeah that was me. Didn't recognise you until you called out - and I was already sailing past. You were nattily dressed in tweed, I seem to recall. Very suitable Bunburying outfit.

Not tweed, it's a Royal Marines jacket from an army surplus sale.  Anyway, I'll remember to wear it next time I go Bunburying  :thumbsup:

Simonb

Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #1718 on: January 02, 2012, 07:09:50 pm »
Our very own Citoyen. I was going the wrong way down an MTB trail near Deal in Kent. So Dave showed me the correct route -- enjoyed it so much we went round twice! Bade farewell after a cuppa at the cafe.  :thumbsup:

citoyen

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Forumite spotting
« Reply #1719 on: January 02, 2012, 07:23:54 pm »
And very pleased to bump into you like that I was too! I'm shattered now - having already done a lap before I met you, doing two more laps really took it out of me. Got home muddy, wet, tired and cold, with feet like blocks of ice, but very happy.

Tbh, I think the right way/wrong way thing isn't set in stone - the routes are more for guidance and most people seem to just go whichever way they please hither and thither. Which is fine really. Though while heading for the rear exit, after I left you, I did have words with a large group of dog walkers who were taking up the full width of the tarmac track despite the many "No walking on the tarmac track" signs everywhere. The twerps.

Anyway, we must do that again some time.

d.

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #1720 on: January 03, 2012, 09:54:10 pm »
Nice to bump into ZigZag, back on his bike after last year's crash, on the way home tonight.  The tailwind meant I could actually keep up with him!
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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #1721 on: January 06, 2012, 09:32:11 pm »
Spotted a few here this evening.

Teethgrinder, mmmmartin, Tigerrrr and of course, Joff himself, and I know there will have been others, but I struggle with recognition when it's not dark and they're not in Lycra or Hi-viz.

Joff gave good ripping yarns and tales of derring-do almost without pausing for breath - I can't help but feel that story-wise, we were treated to just the tip of the iceberg  :thumbsup:

Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #1722 on: January 08, 2012, 09:46:12 pm »
TEC and Mrs TEC in Tatton Park and in exactly the same place that I saw them on Boxing Day  :thumbsup:

I'm not sure if I also saw another forummer in the park, Canardly ? Cycled through and then back again ? Second left on this photo from the Monsall Tunnels ride:-









her_welshness

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Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #1723 on: January 09, 2012, 07:30:00 pm »
Spotted the lovely Jurek at New Cross this evening as I was cycling home to Lewisham parts. It is great to see you back on the bicycle sir  :thumbsup:

Re: Forumite spotting
« Reply #1724 on: January 10, 2012, 09:22:02 am »
Spotted the lovely Jurek at New Cross this evening as I was cycling home to Lewisham parts. It is great to see you back on the bicycle sir  :thumbsup:

Sorry you got little more than a flying 'Hello!' I was on a mission.