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revenge…

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by alecstilleyedye, 23 Jan 2008.

  1. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    as you may recall, a few weeks ago i got peeved at being overtaken by another cyclist while (obviously?) suffering from post-cold wheeziness (bugger breezed past as without a word). anyway caught him this morning (chased him down from 200ish yards away) and nonchalently went past with a cheery "morning" (up a tricky rise).

    nice start to a wednesday anyway.
     
  2. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    LOL, good one!
     
  3. LOGAN 5

    LOGAN 5 New Member

    ....he probably had a cold.....
     
  4. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Was this before or after your alarm clock went off? :biggrin:
     
  5. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    not surprised, as he just had regular lycra plus a hi-viz tabard on. i must have looked like i was going on an arctic expedition (on a heavy steel bike with heavy lights, rucksack etc).
     
  6. PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    Location:
    Brighton
    Amusing, but I never quite understood why you were peeved in the first place, to be honest.
     
  7. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    there's always a bit of an unspoken race when we encounter each other. i was annoyed that he went past without comment, seeing as i was going considerably slower than he's seen me go before.
     
  8. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Location:
    Leith, Edinburgh
    Got the fright of my life yesterday morning at around 6.30am on the path near Craigleith. Half-asleep and trying hard to avoid the twigs and branches on the path when a voice suddenly yells "Right !" from behind me. I almost jumped out of my bib longs. (I was almost convinced I'd heard someone shout my name, before I realised it was "Right", not "Grant").

    Not often I ever encounter anyone at that time in the morning, and if I do I'm usually the one overtaking them with a wee tinkle of my bell.

    Whoever you were, thanks for waking me up a bit, letting me know where you were overtaking and thanks for saying "Morning !" as you sailed past. Not met many cyclists lately that have been polite, so you made my day. I realised I was dawdling a bit after that and put a bit more effort in, which made me shave 2 minutes of my usual commute time :becool:
     
  9. cannondale boy

    cannondale boy Über Member

    Location:
    somewhere in fife
    You weren't drinking red bull were you? :becool:
     
  10. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Location:
    Leith, Edinburgh
    Bleurghhh... not a chance.

    If you come up behind me, you'll know it's me as I've got a Creative Reflectives Hi-Viz & Reflective Rucksack cover, with a blue arrow symbol on it pointing down and to the right. Never seen anyone else around here with one, so if you spot someone on the shared paths between the Gyle and Leith with one, it's 99.99% likely to be me !

    Do say "Hello Goo !" is you spot me :smile:
     
  11. If I come up behind you (oooer) then I am on a hell of a long commute from the Mile End Road.:biggrin:
     
  12. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    when i'm in edinburgh next (often go from barnton out leith way), i'll know what to look out for :biggrin: