Author Topic: Liberating LeBaton  (Read 3535 times)

Torslanda

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Re: Liberating LeBaton
« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2015, 12:14:55 am »
Excellent spot. I'm ordering one so i can inspect frames for crash damage or corrosion.
VELOMANCER

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

Re: Liberating LeBaton
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2015, 06:49:00 am »
Excellent.  Just need one that will work with a mobile phone or tablet.

iddu

  • Are we there yet?
Re: Liberating LeBaton
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2015, 09:20:22 am »
On order; worry about (portable) driver device closer to time.
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

Re: Liberating LeBaton
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2015, 09:32:18 am »
A quick google reveals plenty of android compatible versions.   

This could become exciting...  :thumbsup:

Ruthie

  • Her Majester
Re: Liberating LeBaton
« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2015, 09:45:25 am »
https://youtu.be/9p0BqUcQ7i0

Mission Impossible?
Milk please, no sugar.

iddu

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Re: Liberating LeBaton
« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2015, 06:26:01 pm »
Naw, we just need to get wearer of The Musky Reindeer Pelt of Destiny to model the Yellow Thong Of Ambition...

What could possibly stand against such joining of superpowers  ;D
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

iddu

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Re: Liberating LeBaton
« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2016, 08:52:06 pm »
Stay strong, Monsieur

Right - couple days sorting out nutters at Trantlebeg, then off Hunting the SnarkLeBaton...
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

Pingu

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Re: Liberating LeBaton
« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2016, 10:43:39 pm »
Bon chance  :)

Pedaldog

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Re: Liberating LeBaton
« Reply #33 on: February 15, 2016, 01:25:02 am »
I am up for this one, should it be revised. Based in Lancaster but happy to do 25 miles to collect and 25 to deliver, example of pick up in Kendal and drop off in Preston, Clitheroe, Clapham or similar. if somebody coul get it to Lancaster I could probably drop it with woolly and Peli' in Skipton.

iddu

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Re: Liberating LeBaton
« Reply #34 on: July 26, 2019, 04:50:38 pm »
<sings quietly>

o/~ Some-where, o-ver the rainbow....

<LeBaton>Baise-moi, où étais-tu?</LeBaton>
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

Re: Liberating LeBaton
« Reply #35 on: July 26, 2019, 05:19:23 pm »
Re reading the thread. The last time I saw the baton the brass plaque was missing.
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

LeBaton

  • I want to be grasped
Re: Liberating LeBaton
« Reply #36 on: July 27, 2019, 08:29:47 am »
<sings quietly>

o/~ Some-where, o-ver the rainbow....

<LeBaton>Baise-moi, où étais-tu?</LeBaton>


Ici mon brave! Ici!!!
Stick it to me, yeah!

arabella

  • no se porque yo no lo se
Re: Liberating LeBaton
« Reply #37 on: July 27, 2019, 04:34:19 pm »
Supposing we, er, reincarnate lebaton, could it perhaps, in a Dr who sort of way, return as mme labatonne?
(will also tick the diversity box of avoiding the 'default male')
In the dark, all views are the same.

iddu

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Re: Liberating LeBaton
« Reply #38 on: August 02, 2019, 11:11:54 pm »
Well, was a long time coming, and needed to SCIENCE


string the fook outta the search (knotted every 5m), but eventually on the 2nd pass


RESULT!  The poor lad had been stuck for years, behind the triangular peice just above; it's a good job that was infilled, because had it fallen into a void like


there'd have been no hope.

After a HAPPY DANCE, we

saddled up and legged it to...
https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=40429.1264






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

Jaded

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Re: Liberating LeBaton
« Reply #39 on: August 03, 2019, 12:55:13 am »
Astounding!

Which way south are you going, East, or West?
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Liberating LeBaton
« Reply #40 on: August 03, 2019, 05:40:24 am »
Chapeau!
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: Liberating LeBaton
« Reply #41 on: August 03, 2019, 05:59:27 am »
Well done. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
I don't want to grow old gracefully. I want to grow old disgracefully.

LeBaton

  • I want to be grasped
Re: Liberating LeBaton
« Reply #42 on: August 03, 2019, 07:30:24 am »
And you know how we continentals show our thanks!

Mmmm.....wah! Mmmm.....wah!
Stick it to me, yeah!

Cudzoziemiec

  • Dormant but requires tea
Re: Liberating LeBaton
« Reply #43 on: August 03, 2019, 08:26:03 am »
 :thumbsup: :D
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

mattc

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Re: Liberating LeBaton
« Reply #44 on: August 03, 2019, 08:29:45 am »
I think this is the most astonishing bike-based mission I have ever read (let alone known the antagonists). But it may also be the most obscure/niche thing that I could possibly have to explain to a member of the public  :facepalm:

Good work iddu!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Liberating LeBaton
« Reply #45 on: August 03, 2019, 10:15:44 am »
Well done Iddu, Chapeau.
 :thumbsup:
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

Wowbagger

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Re: Liberating LeBaton
« Reply #46 on: August 03, 2019, 10:28:34 am »
That is wonderful! I take it that you have taken it to John O'Groats now? It's just over 4 years since it was last seen.

Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

vorsprung

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Re: Liberating LeBaton
« Reply #47 on: August 03, 2019, 12:04:09 pm »
An incredible story!
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mattc

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Re: Liberating LeBaton
« Reply #48 on: August 03, 2019, 01:33:42 pm »
@iddu: is there really a 24x7 caff at Dunnet Head now?
Has never ridden RAAM
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No.11  Because of the great host of those who dislike the least appearance of "swank " when they travel the roads and lanes. - From Kuklos' 39 Articles

Re: Liberating LeBaton
« Reply #49 on: August 03, 2019, 03:34:08 pm »
the most obscure/niche thing that I could possibly have to explain to a member of the public  :facepalm:

More of a crevice, I thought