Round of applause

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:
 

HaloJ

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

NigC

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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:
 

Moodyman

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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.
 
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magnatom

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Moodyman said:
She applauded you for that little incline?

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

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:
 
magnatom said:
LOL! :tongue: 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! :biggrin:
Aye.:laugh:
 

Moodyman

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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.
 

killiekosmos

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

Or maybe it was a slow handclap;)
 
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magnatom

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Moodyman said:
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.
...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:
 

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
 

HaloJ

Rabid cycle nut
Location
Watford
Moodyman said:
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
Or the feined jump towards you and shout.
 
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