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What I forgot to put in my saddlebag....

29 January 2015 - 1:19pm
at different times i've forgotten my spare tube, tyre levers, pump, lock key, chain tool and even the whole bag! Luckily i've got away with it every time except the lock key (had to walk three miles home to get the key which was safely on the kitchen table!)

Re: Sky Ride

29 January 2015 - 12:54pm
One notable highlight for me on one of the Manchester city rides was watching a very small girl on a bike with stabilisers happily wobbling her way along Deansgate, which is usually nose-to-tail motor traffic.

Rick.

Re: Sky Ride

29 January 2015 - 10:46am
I did the Bolton event in 2013 along with my club. 6 year old kids on single speed 'bso's' were overtaking us like we weren't even moving. Great fun
And smiling at a few peeved motorists as we cycled 4 abreast on their road tax funded lanes was a high point in particular

Re: Name the landmark

29 January 2015 - 10:25am
mjr wrote:Si wrote:That looks to me like the obelisk on the Holkham Hall Estate in Norfolk.

Yep, that's what I thought. But then I wondered if the drive looks too steep. Although, come to think about it we did get upto 30mph pretty easily on the tandem.
That's it.
Yay!

mjr wrote:Not sure fog counts as a landmark...

IMG_0540.jpg

There's a well-known landmark there behind the fog and the scafolding...honest. I thought it would be too easy if it wasn't hiding slightly.

A couple of clues:
- at the time I took the photograph (August 2011) the landmark had been under repair and closed to the public for about 2 years
- The presence of my mountain bike indicates that it is close to one of my favourite bridleway routes

Re: Name the landmark

29 January 2015 - 10:00am
mjr wrote:Not sure fog counts as a landmark ...
I expect the legendary Fog on the Tyne does .

Re: Name the landmark

29 January 2015 - 9:50am
661-Pete wrote:Landmark #2 rings a bell somewhere. Windsor Great Park? (at first I thought Sherwood Forest, but no, not Robin-Hoodery enough....)

And I think Landmark #3 is the Xmas tree in Trafalgar Square, the annual gift from the Norwegians to apologise for getting to the South Pole first (or was it some other reason?)

#3 is correct - the xmas tree given each year as a thankyou to the UK giving refuge to the Norwegian royal family during the WW2 I think

#2 nearly right. not strictly Windsor Great Park but Virginia Water? Which has a nice ride around the lake.

Re: What I forgot to put in my saddlebag

29 January 2015 - 9:39am
I left my rack pack once at Clapham Common. I forgot about it until I got home. I also had accumulated years worth of bits that were handy to have with me. Some were easy to replace; others less so. When I realised I had left it, I called the police, who (happily) said someone had turned it in. I went back the next day to collect it. They asked me to describe it, and the contents, before handing it over.

Re: What I forgot to put in my saddlebag

29 January 2015 - 9:20am
freeflow wrote:..........................chain quickling..........................

I love this typo, I want one.

Re: What I forgot to put in my saddlebag

29 January 2015 - 9:12am
House keys and money always go in my back pocket. Stop was ate was quite rural. Probably at least 10 miles from nearest police station. The turn I stopped at is a favoured route for cyclists so it's very likely just found a new home

Re: What I forgot to put in my saddlebag

29 January 2015 - 8:51am
Of course there is nothing to suggest that whoever picked it up would be honest enough to return it..... but it is always worthwhile trying, but as suggested just do not leave your house keys in it......
If they were honest then a local police station might be worth a try...

Re: Name the landmark

29 January 2015 - 1:45am
Si wrote:That looks to me like the obelisk on the Holkham Hall Estate in Norfolk.

Yep, that's what I thought. But then I wondered if the drive looks too steep. Although, come to think about it we did get upto 30mph pretty easily on the tandem.
That's it.

Not sure fog counts as a landmark and I don't know the remaining three of the four...

Re: UKIP - get off road, cycle on pavement

29 January 2015 - 12:05am
Psamathe wrote:I see they [UKIP] have now released their 100 reasons to vote UKIP (cleaver doing it when there are 100 days until the election!).

(I've not read it, just the article about it), but seems to include slashing foreign aid (£11.4bn to be reduced by £9bn to £2.4bn), bringing back smoking in pubs. No migrants to enter the country unless they have confirmed jobs and accommodation, etc.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/ukip-election-policies-slash-foreign-aid-bring-back-smoking-in-pubs-ditch-human-rights-act-10008202.html

Ian
Looking at the picture in the article, I note the neat bit of 'product placement' and free publicity on behalf of Messrs Greene King & Co. Or did they really think it was good publicity, being depicted below this idiot of a motormouth?

If they really were to re-introduce smoking in pubs, it might be a minor health benefit to me, seeing as it would deter me from setting foot in many pubs and consuming the alcohol thererin (although having said that, I drink very little as it is). But please don't read in this, any sort of endorsement of these cavemen!

Re: What I forgot to put in my saddlebag

28 January 2015 - 11:55pm
Of course, that's not such a good idea if you are in the habit of carrying your house keys in your saddlebag.....

Re: Name the landmark

28 January 2015 - 11:51pm
Landmark #2 rings a bell somewhere. Windsor Great Park? (at first I thought Sherwood Forest, but no, not Robin-Hoodery enough....)

And I think Landmark #3 is the Xmas tree in Trafalgar Square, the annual gift from the Norwegians to apologise for getting to the South Pole first (or was it some other reason?)

Re: What I forgot to put in my saddlebag

28 January 2015 - 10:50pm
report to local cop shop? maybe some one will hand in?

What I forgot to put in my saddlebag

28 January 2015 - 10:37pm
Over the past few years I've built up quite a competent collection of bits in my saddlebag. However on Tuesday afternoon I discovered that I'd missed a fundamentally important piece of kit.





The piece of paper with my name and address.



Because on MOnday afternoon I stopped to adjust my saddle pitch, had to remove saddle pack to make the adjustment, put my multitool in my back pocket for quick access, next adjustment, Then calmly cycled off leaving my saddlebag lying in on the verge. Went back when I realised on Tuesday afternoon but of course it had disappeared. It's surprising how much it takes to replace the missing saddlebag, mini tool, mini pump, inner tubes, tyre levers, CO2 cylinders, rain jacket, chain quickling and other assorted bits and bobs.

Re: Name the landmark

28 January 2015 - 10:36pm
TrevA wrote:The top one is Trafalgar Square

Postboxer wrote:Is 1. the 'empty' or fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square?


yep 3 to go to win a Mars bar

Re: Name the landmark

28 January 2015 - 10:29pm
Is 1. the 'empty' or fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square?

Re: Name the landmark

28 January 2015 - 10:24pm
The top one is Trafalgar Square

Re: Sky Ride

28 January 2015 - 10:15pm
No big Sky Ride in Birmingham again this year

Which is the councils fault

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