May I name drop?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by matc, 24 Apr 2010.

  1. matc

    matc Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lucca
    So, this morning was out on a route I often take (hills north of Lucca, Tuscany) when I was passed by a pack of three - feet going round very slowly compared to mine, as per usual. Mentally loaded up the usual excuses - buggers'll be half my age, been doing it since they were 3, and yeah, bet they haven't just climbed 350 metres. Not that being passed matters, no, not at all.

    Did a double take. The bloke on the fluorescent green thing (couldn't see labels) was Super Mario. So, that's alright then. Being overtaken by Cipollini is just fine. And he raised a hand, good sort that he is.
     
  2. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Robbie McEwan cycled past me up a hill once.


    As did half the TdF peloton that afternoon.
     
  3. TheKay

    TheKay Über Member

    Location:
    South Birmingham
    Scooby Doo cycled past me once, it was most surreal and hilarious! :ohmy:
     
  4. Jim

    Jim Senior Member

    Abiti a Lucca ?
     
  5. PaulB

    PaulB Guru

    Location:
    Colne
    I hate people who name drop. I was only saying this to Elton John last week.
     
  6. atbman

    atbman Veteran

    I'm embarrassed to admit it but I used to name drop all the time, until a friend took me to one side and pointed out that I was making a complete prat of myself.

    So I'd like to say a big thank you to my old mate Lance Armstrong
     
  7. Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

    Location:
    Craggy Island
    I saw a film being made in Glasgow and in the scene they were filming, Ewan McGreagor had to cycle along a street very quickly towards the Merchant City.

    We mere plebs had to stand back out of the way so that the shot wasn't ruin ....I mean enhanced by us!

    I didn't see what kind of bike it was, other than it was a very dark coloured road bike. I think.
    One wasn't looking too closely at the time, it was quite a distance away, and anyway, I wasn't interested in such things at the time, so you'll have to see the film to see what it was! (and then you can run out and buy the bike that a Jedi uses!
    Maybe).

    'The Last Word' I think the film was called.
     
  8. GazK

    GazK Senior Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    I did the "I'll go left, oh you're going left, I'll go right, oh you're going right" thing with Fiona Bruce at Swindon railway station this week. Not on a bike, you understand - that would be crazy.
     
  9. stephec

    stephec Legendary Member

    Location:
    Bolton
    Lucky boy. :becool:
     
  10. GazK

    GazK Senior Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    the stupidest part is, I got home and told my wife I bumped into Natasha Kaplinsky :becool:
     
  11. lukesdad

    lukesdad Guest

    Many many moons ago I got drunk one afternoon on bollinger in the garden of the compleat angler at Marlow with the "Duke" himself.
     
  12. Greedo

    Greedo Guest

    Sorry for being pedantic but I don't think cycling by someone or meeting someone in a one off is name dropping.

    If I knew for arguments sake Brad Pitt personally and every so often on posts on here I kept on saying "yeah me and Brad did this" " oh Brad said this" "Brad is buying this" then to me that's name dropping and being a name dropper!

    I think today you just were cycled passed by a total legend
     
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