Author Topic: [HAMR] Tarzan (Kurt Searvogel)  (Read 288836 times)

hillbilly

Re: Tarzan (Kurt Searvogel)
« Reply #3350 on: January 29, 2016, 06:29:15 pm »

marcusjb

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Re: Tarzan (Kurt Searvogel)
« Reply #3351 on: January 29, 2016, 06:58:29 pm »
Beans on toast? :facepalm:

The two of you need to come over and ride a brevet here. I am sure you would receive the warmest of welcomes and a thorough education on the delights of beans of toast and the fried breakfast in general!
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

Hummers

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Re: Tarzan (Kurt Searvogel)
« Reply #3352 on: January 31, 2016, 07:37:41 pm »
Beans on toast? :facepalm:

Do you and Kurt like beer?

I can help on that score.

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Re: Tarzan (Kurt Searvogel)
« Reply #3353 on: January 31, 2016, 08:24:44 pm »
Here seen in its natural habitat, note the other Randonneur tucking into 2 croissants with strawberry jam, clearly something of a metrosexual.

Those were nice croissants, I'll have you know.

Re: Tarzan (Kurt Searvogel)
« Reply #3354 on: January 31, 2016, 09:02:26 pm »
Such a contrast to Steve's improved model diet. A sort of Desperate Dan meets Alf Tupper, Tough of the Track.
There's a couple of cultural references to baffle Alicia.


Re: Tarzan (Kurt Searvogel)
« Reply #3355 on: January 31, 2016, 09:16:16 pm »

There's a couple of cultural references to baffle Alicia.


You can Google anything nowadays.  There are no more mysteries.

Re: Tarzan (Kurt Searvogel)
« Reply #3356 on: January 31, 2016, 09:39:49 pm »
It would be interesting to hear how Kurt's feeling 3 weeks on - warm afterglow of satisfaction or existential void?  The legs involuntarily pedalling in bed or waking at 4am?

Re: Tarzan (Kurt Searvogel)
« Reply #3357 on: January 31, 2016, 09:50:11 pm »

There's a couple of cultural references to baffle Alicia.


You can Google anything nowadays.  There are no more mysteries.

That's how I found out about Steve's visits to the Lake District and Cornwall during the One Year Time Trial.

Re: Tarzan (Kurt Searvogel)
« Reply #3358 on: January 31, 2016, 09:52:02 pm »


You can Google anything nowadays.  There are no more mysteries.

That's how I found out about Steve's visits to the Lake District and Cornwall during the One Year Time Trial.
No mysteries, just misinformation.

Re: Tarzan (Kurt Searvogel)
« Reply #3359 on: February 01, 2016, 08:55:18 am »
I always wondered if there'd been a real Alf Tupper. There was a runner with a similar story, John Tarrant, but he came after Tupper.

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In 1950, at the age of 18, John took up boxing in Buxton, and earned a total of £17 at prize-fights in his local Town Hall.[2] He did not much enjoy boxing, but found during his training that he had a talent for long-distance running. Accordingly, he gave up boxing the following year and turned his sights to training for the marathon, hoping to compete at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy.

In 1952 John applied to join the Salford Harriers in order to register with the Amateur Athletic Association of England. On being asked whether he had ever played sport for money, he chose to answer honestly and declared his brief career in prize-fighting. Due to the strict amateur code enforced at the time, he was immediately banned from competition for life.[2]

Despite this setback, he continued to train, and (with the assistance of his brother Victor) began to gatecrash races to which he was officially refused entry, often out-performing recognised champions of the day. Nicknamed "The Ghost Runner" by the Press, his popularity eventually led to a relaxation of the ban against him: From 1958 he was permitted to compete nationally, but would remain ineligible to be selected for his country, and hence never did compete at the Olympic Games.

In the 1960s he turned to ultra-marathons, and set world records for 40-mile and 100-mile distances.[3] In 1967 he became the first man ever to win the season's grand slam in Britain's four principal ultra-marathons (the London-to-Brighton, Isle of Man, Exeter-to-Plymouth, and Liverpool-to-Blackpool).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Tarrant_(athlete)

It's probably inevitable that Steve's ride will become harder in legend, while Kurt's becomes easier. From a British standpoint.

The Toffs v Toughs storyline occurs in the  US cycling film 'Breaking Away'. There was a bit of an echo of that in the Lance story.

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Re: Tarzan (Kurt Searvogel)
« Reply #3360 on: February 01, 2016, 12:16:43 pm »
Such a contrast to Steve's improved model diet. A sort of Desperate Dan meets Alf Tupper, Tough of the Track.
There's a couple of cultural references to baffle Alicia.

Alf Tupper: now that takes me back...  :)

Embrace your inner Fred.

Re: Tarzan (Kurt Searvogel)
« Reply #3361 on: February 02, 2016, 04:05:00 pm »


It's probably inevitable that Steve's ride will become harder in legend, while Kurt's becomes easier. From a British standpoint.



It started early on and I believe you are right. The British have a stake in this, an emotional attachment, history and pride.  Americans really don't. It's just an amazing achievement. At the beginning it was the tortoise and the hare. Now, I wonder how the story tellers will play this out?

Alf Tupper, that's a funny one! Kurt does like fish-n-chips... not to mention beer!!!  :thumbsup:

Still haven't tried beans on toast... will attempt to try and let you know...  ???
The best thing I ever did was pick you as my crew. The best thing I ever did was pick you as my rider.

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Re: Tarzan (Kurt Searvogel)
« Reply #3362 on: February 02, 2016, 04:17:18 pm »
Is fish'n'chips even a thing in USAnia? :o
Getting there...

Re: Tarzan (Kurt Searvogel)
« Reply #3363 on: February 02, 2016, 04:22:17 pm »
I never found a proper chippy whenever I've been to the USA. Not sure whether you can get baked beans over there either,
Tarzan and Whip would do well to come over to the UK, do some rides and enjoy some British stuff like fish, chips, beer in pubs and other stuff.

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Re: Tarzan (Kurt Searvogel)
« Reply #3364 on: February 02, 2016, 04:51:11 pm »
And curry.
Basses lower the tone.

Re: Tarzan (Kurt Searvogel)
« Reply #3365 on: February 02, 2016, 05:24:25 pm »
I never found a proper chippy whenever I've been to the USA. Not sure whether you can get baked beans over there either,
Tarzan and Whip would do well to come over to the UK, do some rides and enjoy some British stuff like fish, chips, beer in pubs and other stuff.

I agree TG! I think if you mentioned it to Tarzan...  ;D :thumbsup: ;D :thumbsup: ;D Mention food and beer, that helps! ;D
Besides, this getting back to normal life seems weird, out of sorts, can't put my finger on it... Don't you think? 
The best thing I ever did was pick you as my crew. The best thing I ever did was pick you as my rider.

Wowbagger

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Re: Tarzan (Kurt Searvogel)
« Reply #3366 on: February 02, 2016, 05:27:48 pm »
Have a holiday in Milton Keynes!
Basses lower the tone.

Re: Tarzan (Kurt Searvogel)
« Reply #3367 on: February 02, 2016, 05:34:33 pm »
Baked Beans aren't the same in the USA, even the Heinz ones.

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Four flavors of its new HomeStyle Beans, a name that borrows from the company's HomeStyle Gravy line, are rolling out in grocery stores around the country, after successful tests last fall in several markets including Pittsburgh.

These are not the same beans that Brits have served on toast as a comfort food since 1901. The U.K. label and recipe are different. Theirs are white navy beans in a simple tomato sauce.

For U.S. customers, Heinz officials tapped the expertise of the company's Canadian operation, which is also big into the baked beans business and offered up 12 to 14 recipes to choose from, said Noel Geoffroy, vice president, Heinz Brands/U.S. Consumer Products.

"We tweaked them as appropriate for the U.S. consumer," said Ms. Geoffroy, who has years of experience marketing brands from Folgers and Pringles to Heinz ketchup.

Customers here will choose from traditional combinations such as brown sugar and bacon; molasses and pork; and maple flavor, as well as the trendier Chipotle BBQ Style.


http://www.post-gazette.com/business/businessnews/2012/01/25/Heinz-brings-beans-back-to-U-S/stories/201201250251

Re: Tarzan (Kurt Searvogel)
« Reply #3368 on: February 02, 2016, 05:40:13 pm »
Whew, then I'm off the hook?  ;D ::-) :P O:-)
The best thing I ever did was pick you as my crew. The best thing I ever did was pick you as my rider.

Re: Tarzan (Kurt Searvogel)
« Reply #3369 on: February 02, 2016, 05:43:33 pm »
You can't escape that easily, you can have a trip out to Jacksonville. The cutlery is set out wrong though.



http://www.arktimes.com/EatArkansas/archives/2014/04/14/get-your-uk-food-fix-at-wee-bettys

Re: Tarzan (Kurt Searvogel)
« Reply #3370 on: February 02, 2016, 05:47:03 pm »
I never found a proper chippy whenever I've been to the USA. Not sure whether you can get baked beans over there either,
Tarzan and Whip would do well to come over to the UK, do some rides and enjoy some British stuff like fish, chips, beer in pubs and other stuff.
Have a holiday in Milton Keynes!

This is getting weirder and weirder: Britain as a gastronomic destination, and visit MK for your holidays.

Re: Tarzan (Kurt Searvogel)
« Reply #3371 on: February 02, 2016, 05:54:15 pm »
I never found a proper chippy whenever I've been to the USA. Not sure whether you can get baked beans over there either,
Tarzan and Whip would do well to come over to the UK, do some rides and enjoy some British stuff like fish, chips, beer in pubs and other stuff.
Have a holiday in Milton Keynes!

This is getting weirder and weirder: Britain as a gastronomic destination, and visit MK for your holidays.

No weirder than PBP. Starts and finishes in a French version of MK, and sausages are available all the way round.

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Re: Tarzan (Kurt Searvogel)
« Reply #3372 on: February 02, 2016, 05:58:00 pm »
If Whip & Tarzan ever manage to come over I would travel to the UK from Germany to buy them a beer to say thanks for the entertaining and fascinating times following their progress last year.

Don't forget how much tastier European chocolate is too than American chocolate. I found American chocolate tasted weirdly slimy.
My blog on cycling in Germany and eating German cake – http://www.auntiehelen.co.uk


Re: Tarzan (Kurt Searvogel)
« Reply #3373 on: February 02, 2016, 05:59:34 pm »
Is fish'n'chips even a thing in USAnia? :o

It has been attempted - on at least one occasion.
My grandfather was Editor-in-Chief of a local newspaper group in Nottingham and as I recall the story they printed a special edition 'front-page' with spoof Robin-Hoodery to be exported to a new start up somewhere in USA that wanted to create the 'proper' fish & chips in newspaper experience.

Re: Tarzan (Kurt Searvogel)
« Reply #3374 on: February 02, 2016, 06:30:27 pm »
I never found a proper chippy whenever I've been to the USA. Not sure whether you can get baked beans over there either,
Tarzan and Whip would do well to come over to the UK, do some rides and enjoy some British stuff like fish, chips, beer in pubs and other stuff.

I agree TG! I think if you mentioned it to Tarzan...  ;D :thumbsup: ;D :thumbsup: ;D Mention food and beer, that helps! ;D
Besides, this getting back to normal life seems weird, out of sorts, can't put my finger on it... Don't you think?

I reckon Tarzan would love a curry and lager. As for beer, Wowbagger and Hummers would put you right.
I never found any decent chocolate in the USA either, just that Hersher stuff, or whatever it's called. It's started to appear over here now but British confectionary is much better than anything I've tried in the USA.
It still feels a bit weird for me not having to go out every day.



This is getting weirder and weirder: Britain as a gastronomic destination, and visit MK for your holidays.

Britain has a good reputation for food nowadays. And people do come to Milton Keynes for a holiday, and return. It wouldn't be my first choice either but an American might feel more at home here with the grid road system and shopping centres. Plus it's handy for a lot of nice places to visit.