Author Topic: Significant places in Audax.  (Read 18896 times)

Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #100 on: January 26, 2016, 04:19:01 pm »


I think so.  I got a puncture halfway up Snake, and while I was mending it Sheila was fantasizing about doing something unrepeatable with a nearby sheep.

But my main memory is of Rikki Goode trying to stir his mug of coffee with two hands, and failing messily.

Brilliant

Hey, what a great day, a memory I'd forgotten - thanks for reminding me Mr. Frankie. I can still hear the spoon rattling ineffectually against the side of the "Tea"mug (I don't drink coffee). I can also remember all the motorists huddled selfishly around the fire blocking off all the heat whilst us cyclists continued freezing. Was dreading getting to the top of the Snake that day, had to stop several times on the way down to break up the ice in the gloves.

Anyhow I spotted that but really came here to inform of the following;

I know that Leigh Delamere services is special in Audax circles, I'd never realised though that it were such an important spiritual place for Mr. Salvatore, it being "The Centre of the Spooniverse".

https://spoonology.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/project-leigh-delamere/

"Spooniverse: All of existence excepting Spoona."

Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #101 on: January 26, 2016, 05:09:27 pm »
Church Minshull seems to feature on just about all my rides in Cheshire.  I've lost count of how many times I've passed through.  I really ought to stop to have a look around it some time.   There was a "do" in the church on one occasion, so I have stopped off for a cup of tea and piece of cake.

Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #102 on: January 26, 2016, 05:31:40 pm »
There was a "do" in the church on one occasion, so I have stopped off for a cup of tea and piece of cake.

Was you invited, or did you just gatecrash?

Phil W

Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #103 on: January 26, 2016, 07:31:21 pm »
The 24-hour BP garage in Newtown, Powys.

There is a 24-hour garage in Wales?!?!?

Yes, 24 hours per week

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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #104 on: January 26, 2016, 08:50:30 pm »
Inside my head  ;) ;)

BB
Set a fire for a man and he will be warm for a day, set a man on fire and he is warm for the rest of his life.

Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #105 on: January 27, 2016, 01:13:09 am »
I certainly endorse several of the choices so far but I don't think anything is likely now to erase this one as my personal significant spot:-



Whorlton Bridge over the glorious Tees.

It's a fabulous and very old bridge, close to my ancestral home; I was two-thirds of the way round my first 400 (a solo DIY) and appear still to have been able to use the big ring.  The bike (on which I started audaxing on one of Don Black's rides) has since been stolen but the memory never will be, except by the curse that steals all memories, in which case, I hope it will be one of the last!

Peter

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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #106 on: January 27, 2016, 04:52:04 am »
Thanks for resurrecting this thread.  Lots of good places.  A couple to add:

The Summer Cafe in Malmesbury
The Cosy Corner in Builth Wells
+1 to any El Supremo lay-by stop
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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #107 on: January 27, 2016, 05:37:52 am »
+1 to any El Supremo lay-by stop

Ah, the nostalgia which strikes when you pass the mysteriously bare place where one of Those once was!

Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #108 on: January 27, 2016, 08:40:26 am »
There was a "do" in the church on one occasion, so I have stopped off for a cup of tea and piece of cake.

Was you invited, or did you just gatecrash?

It was a coffee morning or jumble sale or some such public function.  I discovered that an old school friend was the vicar at the time - he wasn't there but I happened to spot his name on the notice board

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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #109 on: January 27, 2016, 10:10:57 am »
+1 to any El Supremo lay-by stop

Ah, the nostalgia which strikes when you pass the mysteriously bare place where one of Those once was!

They appear sometimes like mirages - the hope of a smile a warm cup of tea a big smile and those miraculous cheesie toasties, just the sort of thing for 5am breakfast near Burbage or was it Pewsey - and then the thought is gone and there's just a cold stretch of muddy grass and a rusting litterbin with the rubber top blown off....
Eddington Numbers 122 (imperial), 167 (metric) 511 (furlongs)  110 (nautical miles)

Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #110 on: January 27, 2016, 01:55:04 pm »
+1 to any El Supremo lay-by stop

Ah, the nostalgia which strikes when you pass the mysteriously bare place where one of Those once was!

Indeed, there is a patch of grass at Lockerley near where I live; when I'm passing it I often think of being sat there on a sunny afternoon many years ago enjoying tea and cake with ElS.
Let your mind unravel ... down that road you're travellin' ...

Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #111 on: January 27, 2016, 03:02:23 pm »
the disabled toilets in Braemar and the johnstonbridge services.

Rode 2x150km DIYs at the weekend and visited there on both  ;D

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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #112 on: January 31, 2016, 06:00:37 pm »
Inside my head  ;) ;)

BB
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Re: Significant places in Audax.
« Reply #113 on: January 31, 2016, 06:12:29 pm »
Inside my head  ;) ;)

BB
The cerebral equivalent of Winnie's Café in Atherstone.  I think I'll bounce that control...
Is that better than 1970?

BB
Set a fire for a man and he will be warm for a day, set a man on fire and he is warm for the rest of his life.