Bad commute

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by MarkF, 6 Jun 2008.

  1. MarkF

    MarkF Guru

    Had a job to look at in Skipton and decided to ride there, stopped after 10 miles for a bite to eat in Silsden, nice temperature, no chance of rain, so far so good.

    Went to chain my bike to some railings..........the railings were on an holding the bike from rolling with one hand......I reached around the frame tube and unzipped my frame bag and reached inside for my lock keys.......bit awkward as the the opening was on my "blind side".

    Rooting around I felt my lock keys and pulled them out.........I was suprised to see that they weren't my bike lock keys but my garage/motorbike/scooter/works unit keys. "Bummer" I thought........then they slipped out of my fingers.......and landed on my right shoe. That instant was the first time that I noticed the drain:eek: The one that my foot was over, with 2 keys on my shoe and 2 keys dangling precariously over the drain, I couldn't reach them with my right hand and my left hand was holding my bike from rolling away. I decide to slowly remove my foot from over the drain.........PLOP!:angry:
  2. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    Someone threw me some keys once for a transit van at a youth club. His aim was awful and they went straight down a drain.

    We got them out by dangling a volunteer 13 year old by his ankles down the drain.
  3. mr_cellophane

    mr_cellophane Guru

    Makes note
    Attach 13 year old boy to key ring.
  4. hackbike 6

    hackbike 6 New Member

    The Mile End Road.
    Shouldn't think I could drop my keys down the drain as I have a large bunch...ooer.
  5. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

  6. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    Well finish the story MarkF, how did you get them out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. OP

    MarkF Guru


    I didn't:sad: the drain was seized up with all manner of debris, looked like it hadn't been opened for years. Also the "PLOP" was a bass "PLOP" they had gone well down. After gazing, disbelieving, at my foot and the drain for a minute, my attention was caught by an old guy on a nearby bench............ pissing his pants.:smile:
  8. andyfromotley

    andyfromotley New Member

    Otley, west yorks
    when i was a cop in Wembley, a guy had been to a concert at the arena, (celine dion i think but not sure), got back to his motor bike and dropped his keys down drain. Lifted grate, leant in to get them , lost grip, fell in and drowned. Any way get to coroners court and it turns out this is not uncommon, happens a few times a year across the country apprently.

    Tragic, imagine your dying thought ' F8ck me she's got a big nose that celine dion'

  9. Wolf04

    Wolf04 New Member

    Wallsend on Tyne
    Another bad commute

    Sorry posted this in wrong thread moved to here.

    My commute is normally a sedate quiet affair but today the world just seemed determined to get me! No major single incident just a constant string of minor events. Cars overtaking then pulling in hard to pick people up, cars pulling out without looking. A car pulling to the curb on a bend I'm heading towards, the following traffic ignore me and cross onto my side to pass forcing me to brake, then the tosser pulls away again, whats that all about then? To top it all off the cows on the town moor were blocking the path/road that crosses it. Boy it sure is growly out there today.
  10. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Should've flicked your foot to kick the keys out the way.
  11. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Oops! :sad:

    Out of interest, where is this drain, and where did you say you lived?....:wacko:
  12. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    It was in Beckindale, just outside the Woolpack pub.
  13. Riding in Circles

    Riding in Circles Veteran

    Someone needs a magnet and a bit of string.
  14. hackbike 6

    hackbike 6 New Member

    The Mile End Road.
    Technically that may not work.any chance of getting in contact with the council?
    A long shot i know.
  15. Amanda P

    Amanda P Veteran

    Er, no. If he'd done that, the 13 year old boy would have gone down the drain along with the keys.

    What you need is an emergency service that supplies 13 year old boys on demand, for retrieving keys, sweeping chimneys, operating video recorders, that sort of thing.
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