What's your tenuous claim to fame?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Fnaar, 18 Jan 2008.

  1. Jaded

    Jaded New Member

    School with Paul Dickinson.

    Not tenuous ebough?

    OK
    Played Liar Dice with Colin Cowdray's son.

    Granny knew Monty of Alemein. Do you want his old phone number?

    A member of staff of mine was on the front page of the Daily Wail under the headline "Britain's Jekyll and Hyde"

    Come to think of it, a cousin of mine was on the front page of the Dail Wail too.
     
  2. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Christ! That reminds me - some of my mates and I appeared on the front page of the "red tops" when I was a student :biggrin::blush: Not my finest hour. But it did attract letters of support to The Times from old buffers.
     
  3. longers

    longers Veteran

    What time was it Noodley?
     
  4. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    :biggrin:
     
  5. longers

    longers Veteran

    Cyclists? It takes a nation of millions to hold us back.
     
  6. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    I also went to Uni with David Shayler, who was a pompous arse.
    And one of my classmates at Uni was shot by a hitman from some Balkan state - turns out he was a political exile and leader/very high up of the opposition to the government. I can't remember the exact details as I was more interested in beer and stuff.
     
  7. simoncc

    simoncc New Member

    Ricky Hatton sat next to me a few times at Maine Rd years ago. He wasn't so famous then but when he first sat next to me a few people came up to him and asked for his autograph so I asked who he was and what he did.
     
  8. Er ... sorry Simon, but who is Ricky Hatton?:biggrin:
     
  9. longers

    longers Veteran

    Ricky Hatton is a very good darts player.
     
  10. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    I did a live session on Radio ones Friday night rock show with Tommy Vance

    I opened my car door and knocked over that semi bald Aussie bloke called Clive?? who used to do the saturday night Clive shows...I forget his surname

    I had a drink with Black Sabbath at a London hotel bar

    I was on Spanish TV having organised a world record attempt in the 'tow as many ford escorts as possible' competition in Marbella port

    I came second in a competition run by Ian Gillan for playing the best guitar solo in Smoke on the Water

    Paul Di Anno once bought me a beer at the Royal Standard in Walthamstow just because I was standing next to him

    ...wow what a life I've lived.
     
  11. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    fairly tenuous, but I (well my then housemates) once nearly had aphex twin playing a set in the basement of our house.
     
  12. longers

    longers Veteran

    Sounds grim. You have enjoyed it though BTFB?
     
  13. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    also i think my mum might have met graham norton. not sure though.
     
  14. longers

    longers Veteran

    I'm sure he'll remember. Anyone got his number?
     
  15. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    also I have briefly met Chris Chittell (Pollard in emmerdale). He was in his cycling gear, he's quite a keen cyclist.
     
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