Things you have done.

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Re: Things you have done.

Postby brynpoeth » 22 Aug 2019, 7:03pm

250 km cycled in a day
Easy country mind, Eryri, nearly half the time one is going downhill :wink:
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Re: Things you have done.

Postby cyclop » 24 Aug 2019, 2:00pm

Broken the heads of both radii at the same time.Try wiping your bum afterwards!!! :cry:P.S.much as I would like to say I fell off the crux of the Hinterstoisser Traverse on the Eiger,I actually fell off a greasy boulder behind Elterwater Y.H.A ,waiting for it to open. :(

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Re: Things you have done.

Postby cyclop » 24 Aug 2019, 2:14pm

How about losing an artificial eye on the Bowland Fells whilst wild camping.I,d wrapped it in a pair of shorts--wasn,t there in the morning?I even returned with my uncle and a sieve,no luck.If anybody finds it,maybe downstréam,possibly a long way,in fact probably out to sea by now,it was 1970 !

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Re: Things you have done.

Postby Hobbs1951 » 24 Aug 2019, 3:50pm

landsurfer wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Topper? Bottomer?
I was stopped by the police for driving abnormally slowly, quite proud of that :wink:
Never been stopped for going too fast, mind


So i'm better than all of you that have a speeding conviction !! .... Topper .... see what i mean .... :D


I recently attended a Speed Awareness Course !
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Re: Things you have done.

Postby Cugel » 24 Aug 2019, 9:45pm

cyclop wrote:How about losing an artificial eye on the Bowland Fells whilst wild camping.I,d wrapped it in a pair of shorts--wasn,t there in the morning?I even returned with my uncle and a sieve,no luck.If anybody finds it,maybe downstréam,possibly a long way,in fact probably out to sea by now,it was 1970 !


It may have been confiscated by The Duke of Westminster's gamekeeper, as some sort of threat to a pheasant. Only one kind of pheasant-threatening is allowed up there, at a few thousand quids per pop!

It wasn't there when I was last riding through, anyway. I would've seen it. :-)

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Re: Things you have done.

Postby landsurfer » 24 Aug 2019, 9:53pm

Brought children into this world ... :D
Taken other peoples children out of this world ......

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Re: Things you have done.

Postby 100%JR » 24 Aug 2019, 10:27pm

brynpoeth wrote:Topper? Bottomer?
I was stopped by the police for driving abnormally slowly, quite proud of that :wink:
Never been stopped for going too fast, mind

Proud?
That is far more dangerous than going fast :roll:
BTW you cannot go too fast.Speed is good.
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Re: Things you have done.

Postby landsurfer » 24 Aug 2019, 10:31pm

100%JR wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Topper? Bottomer?
I was stopped by the police for driving abnormally slowly, quite proud of that :wink:
Never been stopped for going too fast, mind

Proud?
That is far more dangerous than going fast :roll:
BTW you cannot go too fast.Speed is good.


"I feel the need ... the need for speed" ...... 8)

My fastest ... 840mph ( as a mach) low over the Med in a Phantom F4J (UK) 74 SQN ... the day they flew the Engineers ... RAF Akrotiri ... I greyed out in the turn and wet myself ... Amazing experience ..... :lol: :D
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Re: Things you have done.

Postby cyclop » 25 Aug 2019, 7:00am

Cugel wrote:
cyclop wrote:How about losing an artificial eye on the Bowland Fells whilst wild camping.I,d wrapped it in a pair of shorts--wasn,t there in the morning?I even returned with my uncle and a sieve,no luck.If anybody finds it,maybe downstréam,possibly a long way,in fact probably out to sea by now,it was 1970 !


It may have been confiscated by The Duke of Westminster's gamekeeper, as some sort of threat to a pheasant. Only one kind of pheasant-threatening is allowed up there, at a few thousand quids per pop!

It wasn't there when I was last riding through, anyway. I would've seen it. :-)

Cugel
Perhaps it was taken by a Bower bird,having been blown off course and decided to settle in the Bowland fells.

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Re: Things you have done.

Postby bagpussctc » 25 Aug 2019, 7:25am

The only topper I know of is this....

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Re: Things you have done.

Postby Cugel » 25 Aug 2019, 8:02am

cyclop wrote:
Cugel wrote:
cyclop wrote:How about losing an artificial eye on the Bowland Fells whilst wild camping.I,d wrapped it in a pair of shorts--wasn,t there in the morning?I even returned with my uncle and a sieve,no luck.If anybody finds it,maybe downstréam,possibly a long way,in fact probably out to sea by now,it was 1970 !


It may have been confiscated by The Duke of Westminster's gamekeeper, as some sort of threat to a pheasant. Only one kind of pheasant-threatening is allowed up there, at a few thousand quids per pop!

It wasn't there when I was last riding through, anyway. I would've seen it. :-)

Cugel
Perhaps it was taken by a Bower bird,having been blown off course and decided to settle in the Bowland fells.


Another definite possibility is that it was found and stolen by Brennands, who even now are worshiping it at "the centre of Britain".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brennand_Farm

Long ago I visited Brennand Farm with Farmer Drinkall, to return the wander-sheep that had got over the fell top to Marshaw. Brennands lived at Brennand Farm and had done for centuries, or so said The Drinkall. It was a queer experience, to go there in the late 60s. It was then a remote-feeling place, known only to the locals. One cast a nervous glance here and there for the wicker cage or bonfire as silent Brennands took back their sheep with a suspicious glower.

Anyroadup, it wouldn't surprise me to find a small altar there, at the back of a shippon, with your eye in pride of place and a hessian sack-clothed worshipper knelt muttering in Old Norse.

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Re: Things you have done.

Postby Cugel » 25 Aug 2019, 8:05am

100%JR wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Topper? Bottomer?
I was stopped by the police for driving abnormally slowly, quite proud of that :wink:
Never been stopped for going too fast, mind

Proud?
That is far more dangerous than going fast :roll:
BTW you cannot go too fast.Speed is good.


You are a droll troll, I must say!

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Re: Things you have done.

Postby brynpoeth » 25 Aug 2019, 9:27am

Brennands Farm? Wrong again Cugel, Haltwhistle is the center of Britain, or Maybe Meriden or Center Parcs
London is of course the centre of Englandshire
Llandrindod is the centre of Cymru!
(Shrewsbury has a claim too, mind)
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Re: Things you have done.

Postby cyclop » 25 Aug 2019, 8:46pm

Cugel wrote:
cyclop wrote:
Cugel wrote:
It may have been confiscated by The Duke of Westminster's gamekeeper, as some sort of threat to a pheasant. Only one kind of pheasant-threatening is allowed up there, at a few thousand quids per pop!

It wasn't there when I was last riding through, anyway. I would've seen it. :-)

Cugel
Perhaps it was taken by a Bower bird,having been blown off course and decided to settle in the Bowland fells.


Another definite possibility is that it was found and stolen by Brennands, who even now are worshiping it at "the centre of Britain".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brennand_Farm
You,ll never guess what I found on the cockleshell beach at Kippford,solway firth,this afternoon.
P1010119.JPG

Long ago I visited Brennand Farm with Farmer Drinkall, to return the wander-sheep that had got over the fell top to Marshaw. Brennands lived at Brennand Farm and had done for centuries, or so said The Drinkall. It was a queer experience, to go there in the late 60s. It was then a remote-feeling place, known only to the locals. One cast a nervous glance here and there for the wicker cage or bonfire as silent Brennands took back their sheep with a suspicious glower.

Anyroadup, it wouldn't surprise me to find a small altar there, at the back of a shippon, with your eye in pride of place and a hessian sack-clothed worshipper knelt muttering in Old Norse.

Cugel

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Re: Things you have done.

Postby cyclop » 25 Aug 2019, 8:56pm

cyclop wrote:How about losing an artificial eye on the Bowland Fells whilst wild camping.I,d wrapped it in a pair of shorts--wasn,t there in the morning?I even returned with my uncle and a sieve,no luck.If anybody finds it,maybe downstréam,possibly a long way,in fact probably out to sea by now,it was 1970 !

Look what I found today on the cockleshell beach at Kippford.
P1010119.JPG
Definitely my eye,a bit faded but hey,you would be after 50yrs at sea. :wink: