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Sixpence two-bob, sixpence two-bob

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Dayvo, 9 Apr 2008.

  1. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    I had one of those moments today!

    Cycling into work this morning at 6:00 through the forest, I was going too fast (42 kmh) down a long steep hill; I was reluctant to break too much cos of the icy and gravelly track. Trying to ease round a gentle turn, the front wheel slid too far for comfort for what must have been 10 seconds, and I thought I was going to be deposited over a drop into a small river running parallel to the path.

    Fortunately I held on: talk about brown trousers er, a white knuckle moment! :smile:
     
  2. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Take it easy Dayvo!
    I don't understand the thread title though. :smile:
     
  3. byegad

    byegad Guru

    Location:
    NE England
    I know it as threepenny bit, Half Crown!
     
  4. abchandler

    abchandler Senior Member

    Location:
    Worcs, UK
    oOoO.

    Does that help? The brown trouser reference kinda fits :smile:
     
  5. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Sixpence twobob....wassat mean then :smile: Never heard that one.

    My moment was yesterday....squirted round a corner on a cyclepath to get back on the road...out of the seat....as i careered round, :biggrin::ohmy::ohmy: loose fine gravel all over the path in front of me...

    Bike upright pronto, hold tight....no, i made it. :tongue:
     
  6. Desert Orchid

    Desert Orchid Senior Member

    Location:
    Ibiza of the North
    you're riding along happy and it's the size of a sixpence,
    then the fear factor hits and it's the size of a half crown :smile:
     
  7. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

    For the benefit of anyone under 45, this is the equivalent of 2.5 new pence and 10 new pence respectively. Doesn't have the same ring to it though :smile:
     
  8. Rab

    Rab Über Member

    also known as fifty pence twenty pence moment

    I was born after decimalisation :biggrin:
     
  9. Something to do with Jimmy Saville? No...?
     
  10. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    You mean 'clunk click every trip' or something like that!
    Wasn't that his campaign that showed how dangerous it was walking down the street eating a peach? A bloody great hammer came out of the heavens and smashed you over the head! :angry:

    Maz! There are a few good answers to your question in some of the posts! Otherwise it's something to do with the varying sizes of your sphincter in a given situation! :angry:
     
  11. abchandler

    abchandler Senior Member

    Location:
    Worcs, UK
    I guess 24 hours of being subtle is more than enough:biggrin::biggrin: