Round of applause

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by magnatom, 22 Apr 2010.

  1. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    I have a few fair hills to climb on the way home and this is one of them. It's a couple of hundred yards at somewhere over 10%. Enough to get me out of the seat all of the way up and breathing heavily at the top.

    I was on the way up yesterday when I spotted a car waiting to pull out from a junction. As I go up here at sub 10mph I nodded to the car to go ahead of me. The lady driver waved me on. Fair enough. However, as I passed I noticed that she was giving me a round of applause and a smile! ;)

    Ok, so it wasn't the nice ar$e comments that some might get but it made me smile! :smile:
  2. HaloJ

    HaloJ Rabid cycle nut

    Heh, so it wasn't just me with the great road users yesterday then? Nice one Mags!
  3. sadjack

    sadjack Senior Member

    Great post, made me smile. ;)
  4. NigC

    NigC New Member

    I got a nice ar$e comment a while back....... bloody sarcastic passenger!!! ;)

    Anyway, I can see how a round of applause would make you smile :smile: Nice to here there are some decent people still left in the world :laugh:
  5. Moodyman

    Moodyman Guru

    She applauded you for that little incline?

    Nice gesture, but she's overly generous don't you think Mags?

    I could back-pedal up that and still hold a conversation.
  6. OP

    magnatom Guest

    LOL! ;) It's the first hill of a number of hills on the way home. The steepest being about 17%, which isn't a monster, but is a good workout to be doing every day.

    Anyway, you have to remember, to non-cyclists anything that rises more than 10ft is a mountain! :smile:
  7. hackbike 666

    hackbike 666 Guest

  8. Moodyman

    Moodyman Guru

    Only joking Mags.

    It is a nice gesture. I've had it a few times when running up long steep hills. Makes me feel like an Olympic marathon runner.
  9. killiekosmos

    killiekosmos Über Member

    That's what happens when you cycle through posh suburbs :laugh:

    Or maybe it was a slow handclap;)
  10. OP

    magnatom Guest

    ...and that is the way I took it! :tongue:

    If only there was a Tour de Glasgow stage finish at the top of the hill! :laugh:
  11. OP

    magnatom Guest

    Aye, I was going up in the world....:laugh:
  12. Moodyman

    Moodyman Guru

    That's what happens when you cycle through posh suburbs

    I'd rather slow handclaps, than young kids shouting / throwing things when passing via not-so-posh neighbourhoods
  13. HaloJ

    HaloJ Rabid cycle nut

    Or the feined jump towards you and shout. [​IMG]
  14. gaz

    gaz Cycle Camera TV

    South Croydon
    fixed that for you. :laugh:
  15. redjedi

    redjedi Über Member

    Nice hill that Mags. Some days I wish I had a hill like that on my commute. Most days I'm glad I haven't :laugh:
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