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

    Location:
    Watford
    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

    Location:
    Surrey
    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
    OP
    magnatom

    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

    Aye.:laugh:
     
  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
    OP
    magnatom

    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
    OP
    magnatom

    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

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

    gaz Cycle Camera TV

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

    redjedi Über Member

    Location:
    Brentford
    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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