FNRttC London to Shoreham Friday 2nd June 2017

Discussion in 'CycleChat and Recreational Rides' started by Flying Dodo, 7 May 2017.

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  1. Any thoughts as to what was going on on Clapham Common at 1am? A big group of people sitting around in the dark with one or a few people declaiming something loudly, accompanied by some other shouting and running round.
     
  2. User1252

    User1252 Guest

    No idea, I wanted to send someone to find out but the plan was vetoed on the grounds that the person might join their sect.
     
  3. srw

    srw It's a bit more complicated than that...

    It sounded a bit like speaking in tongues - making random noises supposedly inspired by the Holy Spirit. If memory serves, the original reference is in Acts at the time of Pentecost ("they can't be drunk, it's only 9 o'clock in the morning").

    That part of London is probably chock-full of various charismatic independent churches.
     
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  4. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

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    Their mutterings did sound pretty bizarre.
     
  5. TinyMyNewt

    TinyMyNewt An execrable pun

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    Either that or it was some sort of Hobbit re-enactment society babbling about orcs.
     
  6. User1252

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    Imagine what they made of ours.
     
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  7. I was thinking exorcism / driving out of demons or similar.
    We really should have surrounded them with 70 lights on high beam to find out.
     
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  8. hatler

    hatler Veteran

    Which might have resulted in them all screaming out in unison "THE RAPTURE".
     
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  9. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for The Fridays, Audax, and social rides.

    And when they don't come back you send another and when they don't come back you send another and so on until it would just be you and me stood on the common in the dark with a huge pile of bicycles.
     
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  10. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for The Fridays, Audax, and social rides.

    More likely an attempt to summon something up, was my take on it. And as I said at the time, I can't mock 'em for their weird beliefs and practices as I'm a Roman Catholic.
     
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  11. J1888

    J1888 Über Member

    Thought it was one of them British Military Fitness things
     
  12. User1252

    User1252 Guest

    Either way, it makes a refreshing change from Tory MPs soliciting blowjobs.
     
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  13. although they may have been having a moment of madness
     
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  14. hatler

    hatler Veteran

    I thought it was Labour MPs soliciting badgers, or have I got that wrong ?
     
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  15. J1888

    J1888 Über Member

    That was Ron Davies - both Clapham and badgers
     
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