Turned out nice again...

Norm

Guest
... which is more than can be said of the people I met out there this morning.

OK, so it was hot, verging on bloody hot, but I saw 50-odd people on my ride this morning, and not one of those 50-odd people, each of whom I greeted with a "hello" or a "thanks" or even a "good afternoon", not one of them responded, not one of them even smiled.

Base perambulating Hungarian wights, they cannot be misused enough! **

** pint / mug of tea to the first to spot the source and appropriateness of the references there. ;)
 

brockers

Senior Member
Went past a group from my old club yesterday and waved to some familiar faces, but received none in return. As I was riding in mufti with sunglasses, I might have been unrecognisable (apart from my distinctive frame), but still...

Maybe this highlights the reason why I'm not as into clubs or group rides as I used to be.
 

rich p

ridiculous old lush
Location
Brighton
Everbody I passed waved or called which was nice as there were a hell of a lot out today in the weather.
I suppose it's because we're such a friendly bunch down south, Norm:biggrin:
 

potsy

Rambler
Location
My Armchair
Maybe they all recognised you from here and thought you were gonna try and sell them a Secteur:laugh:
i got a proper wave of someone yesterday,not just the usual nod,confused me as I wasn't sure if it was someone I knew or just a very friendly cyclist.
Most people I see are scallies on MTB's on the pavement so it's nice to get a nod/wave from a proper cyclist every now and then:smile:
 
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Norm

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rich p said:
I suppose it's because we're such a friendly bunch down south, Norm:biggrin:
Just you come up here and say that... :sad: :laugh:

potsy said:
Maybe they all recognised you from here and thought you were gonna try and sell them a Secteur:laugh:
I was on the river bank, so I'd taken the MTB for a change. Probably a dozen of the peeps I met were on bikes (three going the same way - I must stop passing other cyclists! :biggrin:) but the vast majority were walking. They all moved out of my way, no-one blocked me or let their dog wander loose or anything like that, but not a single one responded to my greeting.

I've got to head into Windsor again shortly, I'll have another go and see if I get any better interaction.

Oh, and there's a clue there for the free-to-enter competition I set up in the OP. :laugh:
 
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Norm

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Indeed, two allusions to insults coined by the Bard in "The Merry Wives of Windsor", because the same play written today would have been entitled "The Miserable Chavs of Windsor". :sad:
 

twentysix by twentyfive

Clinging on tightly
Location
Over the Hill
So they were mostly walkers and from the south..............

* Thinks *

Hmmmmph - Southern Walkers not friendly? Why am I not surprised? :wacko:
 
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