Is your journey really necessary?

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  1. Banz

    Banz Guest

    I managed to make a couple of largely unnecessary but hugely enjoyable journeys last night...

    The first was to (outdoor) football which we had been assured would be on. The trip was from
    Greenford to Alperton (4 miles or so) and it took me 30 minutes in the worst of the blizzards. It
    was fantastic crunching through the fresh snow in the side roads and quite exciting skating across
    the slush and ice. I managed to stay upright and was able to avoid the thousands of cars which
    lined my route.

    It was odd seeing stationary cars with their wheels doing 30mph and cars creeping along with the
    brakes fully on.

    I soon found footy was cancelled and made the same journey back although I got slightly lost due to
    the other-worldliness of the surroundings. I got back to work in just over half an hour to meet the
    missus and we both headed home.

    By this time the snow had stopped falling but the traffic was having a hard time coping with the
    slush and rapidly-forming ice. We managed to pick our way through in a decidely one-sided race home.

    One driver let himself down by informing us that "cyclists are the worst thing on the roads" as he
    sat blocked in by other car drivers.

    All in all I'd say that was the most fun I've had on the bike since getting back into cycling
    a year ago.

    Martin
     
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  2. Stephen \

    Stephen \ Guest

    "Banz" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > I managed to make a couple of largely unnecessary but hugely enjoyable journeys last night...
    >
    > The first was to (outdoor) football which we had been assured would be on. The trip was from
    > Greenford to Alperton (4 miles or so) and it took me 30 minutes in the worst of the blizzards. It
    > was fantastic crunching through the fresh snow in the side roads and quite exciting skating across
    > the slush and ice. I managed to stay upright and was able to avoid the thousands of cars which
    > lined my route.
    >
    > It was odd seeing stationary cars with their wheels doing 30mph and cars creeping along with the
    > brakes fully on.
    >
    > I soon found footy was cancelled and made the same journey back although I got slightly lost due
    > to the other-worldliness of the surroundings. I got back to work in just over half an hour to meet
    > the missus and we both headed home.
    >
    > By this time the snow had stopped falling but the traffic was having a hard time coping with
    > the slush and rapidly-forming ice. We managed to pick our way through in a decidely one-sided
    > race home.
    >
    > One driver let himself down by informing us that "cyclists are the worst thing on the roads" as he
    > sat blocked in by other car drivers.
    >
    > All in all I'd say that was the most fun I've had on the bike since getting back into cycling a
    > year ago.
    >
    He he - that traffic was backed up all the way through Ealing, Acton, Shepherds Bush and Notting
    Hill. Unbelievable. Managed to get from Covent Garden to Acton before giving in and pushing the last
    stretch to Ealing. Why though, this morning, when I was pushing in Shepherds Bush, did at least 3
    cyclists go past at high speed on sheet ice? Also the usual "Loads of traffic so everyone in bus
    lanes" rule seemed to be being applied!
     
  3. Just Zis Guy

    Just Zis Guy Guest

    Banz wrote:

    > One driver let himself down by informing us that "cyclists are the worst thing on the roads" as he
    > sat blocked in by other car drivers.

    One driver wound down his window yesterday and shouted "I reckon you've got the right idea there,
    mate!" as I trundled past :)

    You can put your friendly local driver's animus down to the fact that he is probably driving under
    the influence of Jeremy Clarkson, so believes that at any speed less than 90mph his willy shrinks.

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    wheels i' the receiving earth; thanks awfully.

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  4. >You can put your friendly local driver's animus down to the fact that he is probably driving under
    >the influence of Jeremy Clarkson, so believes that at any speed less than 90mph his willy shrinks.

    Jeremy Clarkson has none, hence his need for an p*n*s extension in the form of a fast car.

    Cheers, helen s

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  5. wafflycathcsdirtycatlitter wrote:
    >>You can put your friendly local driver's animus down to the fact that he is probably driving under
    >>the influence of Jeremy Clarkson, so believes that at any speed less than 90mph his willy shrinks.
    >
    >
    > Jeremy Clarkson has none, hence his need for an p*n*s extension in the form of a fast car.

    I saw some sort of Best of Top Gear programme the other night. He reviewed the Berlingo Multispace
    (a van-like car.) Rather surprisingly he liked it---I mean it's a practical car and not much of a
    penis extension. Anyway, at one point while demostarting how much stuff it could carry he pointed to
    the roof rack and showed that it was designed in such a way as to allow a bicycle to be attached
    easily. He added, "Whatever one of them is."

    Colin Yes, I know he was joking.
     
  6. Tony W

    Tony W Guest

    "wafflycathcsdirtycatlitter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > Jeremy Clarkson has none, hence his need for an p*n*s extension in the
    form of
    > a fast car.

    You know this from personal experience? Verno is tolerant!!

    T

    :)
     
  7. Danny Colyer

    Danny Colyer Guest

    wafflycat wrote:
    > Jeremy Clarkson has none, hence his need for an p*n*s extension in the form of a fast car.

    The subject of penis extensions came up at work the other day, and I suddenly realised why you never
    see a brown Porsche!

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    Thomas Paine
     
  8. Just Zis Guy

    Just Zis Guy Guest

    On 31 Jan 2003 11:58:21 GMT, [email protected] (wafflycathcsdirtycatlitter) wrote:

    >Jeremy Clarkson has none, hence his need for an p*n*s extension in the form of a fast car.

    It's the safest way - form comparison see <http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2714511.stm>

    Guy
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  9. Tony Raven

    Tony Raven Guest

    wafflycathcsdirtycatlitter <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    > Grusome :(
    >

    I think the point is it didn't ;-)

    Tony
     
  10. >wafflycathcsdirtycatlitter <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> Grusome :(
    >>
    >
    >I think the point is it didn't ;-)

    You didn't read the article properly:

    The patient remarked, "There was tremendous swelling for about six or seven weeks."
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  11. Just Zis Guy

    Just Zis Guy Guest

    On Sat, 01 Feb 2003 17:17:14 +0000, [email protected] wrote:

    >There was tremendous swelling for about six or seven weeks.

    Could have achieved the same effect for half the money with a catering pack of Viagra

    Guy
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  12. James Hodson

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  13. James Hodson

    James Hodson Guest

    On 02 Feb 2003 19:25:25 GMT, [email protected] (wafflycathcsdirtycatlitter) wrote:

    >Ouchie. If you will dance with women in stiletto heels this is what happens when they stand on
    >your foot ;-)
    >
    >Hope it's all okay now.
    >

    It's not my foot, Helen. IIRC, the incident was caused by a guy who had a "slight" accident whilst
    kite buggying; or, rather, failing to kite buggy correctly. Strange, isn't it, the sort of images
    one comes across on one's hard drive now and again?

    Anyway, the foot is now OK and all in one piece (to the best of my knowledge).

    I do agree, however, with your stiletto coment. Very dangerous things, stilettos. Or should that be
    stiletti? Scampi and paparazzi (plural), scampo and paparazzo (singular).

    James

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  14. James Hodson

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  16. Andymorris

    Andymorris Guest

  17. In article <[email protected]>, Colin Blackburn
    <[email protected]> writes
    >In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    >> wafflycat wrote:
    >> > Jeremy Clarkson has none, hence his need for an p*n*s extension in the form of a fast car.
    >>
    >> The subject of penis extensions came up at work the other day, and I suddenly realised why you
    >> never see a brown Porsche!
    >
    >Please, please, please don't follow this url if your work might monitor http requests and might not
    >consider it funny but pornographic. There, you've been told, now on the subject of p*n*s
    >extensions, and I do mean cars...
    >
    >http://forum.kicken.fm/topic.cgi?forum=35&topic=151
    >
    I do hope the engine hadn't been running recently.
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  18. In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    > wafflycat wrote:
    > > Jeremy Clarkson has none, hence his need for an p*n*s extension in the form of a fast car.
    >
    > The subject of penis extensions came up at work the other day, and I suddenly realised why you
    > never see a brown Porsche!

    Please, please, please don't follow this url if your work might monitor http requests and might not
    consider it funny but pornographic. There, you've been told, now on the subject of p*n*s extensions,
    and I do mean cars...

    http://forum.kicken.fm/topic.cgi?forum=35&topic=151

    Colin
     
  19. James Hodson

    James Hodson Guest

    On Sun, 2 Feb 2003 22:45:09 -0000, "AndyMorris" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >James Hodson wrote:
    >>
    >> If you want gruesome then have a peek once again at the contents of
    >> http://homepage.ntlworld.com/c.butty/Foot/
    >>
    >> Happy February James
    >
    >Where do you screw in the spd cleats?

    No need. You see those pins on the X-ray - http://homepage.ntlworld.com/c.butty/Foot/Foot%204.jpg ?
    They penetrate the whole foot, bend sideways and attach directly to the bottom bracket. There's no
    need for pedals, cleats or cranks.

    James

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