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Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

3 hours 36 min ago
rather sick few people are indifferent to losing things they have had for some time. And the cost of replacing all the bits and pieces not small change.

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

4 hours 42 min ago
RiderInTheMist wrote:Postboxer wrote:Come on, own up! Surely it's someone off here creating a new profile just to pull our legs!
Yeah it's a wind up. I knew freeflow is up for a good laugh so I decided to bring some humour to the forum. Sorry freeflow, I don't have your bag

There's always one who thinks someone else's misfortune is an opportunity for some 'fun' ......

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

31 January 2015 - 11:50pm
Yeah it's a wind up. I knew freeflow is up for a good laugh so I decided to bring some humour to the forum. Sorry freeflow, I don't have your bag

Probably the saddest act I've come across this year. I'm sure you had great fun taking advantage of someone else's misfortune.

Re: What I forgot to put in my saddlebag

31 January 2015 - 10:46pm
Elizabethsdad wrote:If it was .303 it must have been quite a while ago - if it was dropped by some squaddieIt was - IIRC this happened in the 1970s. I recognised the ammo from having played at soldiers in the school CCF not all that long before...

These days of course the thing to do would be not touch it and dial 999 on your mobile - armed response would then be with you in pretty short order.Sure - and doubtless I'd be spreadeagled on the side of the car whilst they went through my every particular... But you're right, I probably shouldn't have picked the clip up. Ah well, I was young in those days...

Re: What I forgot to put in my saddlebag

31 January 2015 - 10:27pm
Elizabethsdad wrote:If it was .303 it must have been quite a while ago - if it was dropped by some squaddie - since that hasn't been standard issue sine the move to FN Browning SLR using 7.62 NATO. Of course it might have a clip for a Lee Enfield rifle that was privately owned as I believe these were very popular with the hunting fraternity. These days of course the thing to do would be not touch it and dial 999 on your mobile - armed response would then be with you in pretty short order.
Why is it an emergency? A mag of rounds (ancient field find or otherwise) don't just randomly explode and harm people, they need matching weapons or extreme conditions to go off (in heat bullets don't 'fire' anyway which is just hollywood nonsense). In the case of just a magazine clip with ammo (which could well likely be blanks anyway) it would be a total waste of resources to call up any particular unit. Just pick it up using a glove/bag if you are afraid of putting your prints on it and hand it into the nearest station. They can then call the correct people to dispose of munitions live or otherwise.

Re: Name the landmark

31 January 2015 - 9:18pm
Beamsley Almshouses, at least that's what pops up on the screen when I hover the cursor over the picture .

Re: What I forgot to put in my saddlebag

31 January 2015 - 9:12pm
mercalia wrote: what next a sub machne gun just lying in the gutter or a hand grenade some one has been VERY careless

You couldn't make it up, well you could but you don't have to, cyclist finds machine gun .

Re: Name the landmark

31 January 2015 - 9:09pm
Think this was taken July/August last year (or was it 2013)

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

31 January 2015 - 9:08pm
Hopes dashed.
Postboxer wrote:Surely it's someone off here creating a new profile just to pull our legs!
I'm sure admin or perhaps even the mods could look into that possibility if they felt it necessary.

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

31 January 2015 - 8:26pm
RiderInTheMist wrote:Postboxer wrote:Come on, own up! Surely it's someone off here creating a new profile just to pull our legs!
Yeah it's a wind up. I knew freeflow is up for a good laugh so I decided to bring some humour to the forum. Sorry freeflow, I don't have your bag

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

31 January 2015 - 8:21pm
Ah well... there's always a chance that someone on this forum is tramping about in the hills overlooking the Shenandoah river.....

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

31 January 2015 - 8:05pm
Postboxer wrote:Come on, own up! Surely it's someone off here creating a new profile just to pull our legs!
Yeah it's a wind up. I knew freeflow is up for a good laugh so I decided to bring some humour to the forum. Sorry freeflow, I don't have your bag

Re: What I forgot to put in my saddlebag

31 January 2015 - 7:45pm
mercalia wrote:661-Pete wrote:It was a clip of live rifle ammunition - standard army issue.the Cop ... agreed with me that this scenario..., it was probably just a bit of lost property, like most things you find in the road.
it.

what next a sub machne gun just lying in the gutter or a hand grenade some one has been VERY careless
If it was .303 it must have been quite a while ago - if it was dropped by some squaddie - since that hasn't been standard issue sine the move to FN Browning SLR using 7.62 NATO. Of course it might have a clip for a Lee Enfield rifle that was privately owned as I believe these were very popular with the hunting fraternity. These days of course the thing to do would be not touch it and dial 999 on your mobile - armed response would then be with you in pretty short order.

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

31 January 2015 - 7:25pm
Come on, own up! Surely it's someone off here creating a new profile just to pull our legs!

Re: Sky Ride

31 January 2015 - 7:20pm
ahhhh skyride...30+ people in a bad peloton weaving all over the place with a long line of tooting car drivers behind
Great fun, very sociable but I decided it was safer alone...

Re: What I forgot to put in my saddlebag

31 January 2015 - 7:03pm
661-Pete wrote:It was a clip of live rifle ammunition - standard army issue.the Cop ... agreed with me that this scenario..., it was probably just a bit of lost property, like most things you find in the road.
it.

what next a sub machne gun just lying in the gutter or a hand grenade some one has been VERY careless

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

31 January 2015 - 5:25pm
reohn2 wrote:I think someone's have a laugh......
I hope not .

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

31 January 2015 - 4:53pm
RiderInTheMist wrote:Been riding years and never had a puncture or a defect to my bike, mainly because I maintain it at the start and end of every ride.
I suffer several punctures a year. I'm not entirely sure what maintenance one does to avoid that. Are you chucking tyres away when they get just a few nicks in them? I couldn't persuade myself to chuck tyres away 20% into their life.

Re: Signage concerns at a junction in Oxford.

31 January 2015 - 3:22pm
I know some other junctions that work well when the traffic lights break down. It's ironic really. Usually the reason they work badly with the lights is because some directions don't get enough time, a combination of lots of pedestrian time and traffic time inefficiently shared between the directions. But without the lights there is plenty of time for peds to cross between the cars when they will (as they do anyway), and traffic to proceed at its will. Clearly many junctions do need lights to share out the time between the directions, but there are many places where peds and traffic can share it themselves much better. There's a couple of junctions I know in Camden, which segregated cycle lanes and ped crossings at ajct, where they couldn't make it work with the lights and they finally took them out to great relief making it a normal cross roads with give ways and zebras, I wish they would be brave enough to do that more often.

Re: Over confident cyclist - unbelievable luck!

31 January 2015 - 10:54am
Here are the Strava uploads for the routes I rode the day I left the saddlebag behind and the day after when I went to look for it. The saddle bag was left at the Junction of Hall Road, with The Street and Thurlow Road in Great Bradley.

https://www.strava.com/activities/248428324

https://www.strava.com/activities/248428647

As the likelihood is that the found saddlebag is mine I've PM the OP.

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