The old days.

Cycle-touring, Expeditions, Adventures, Major cycle routes NOT LeJoG (see other special board)
eileithyia
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Re: The old days.

Postby eileithyia » 23 Aug 2020, 6:55pm

Brilliant.
I stand and rejoice everytime I see a woman ride by on a wheel the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood. HG Wells

gloomyandy
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Re: The old days.

Postby gloomyandy » 25 Aug 2020, 12:11pm

rualexander wrote:In 2005 the ferry in Orkney from Papa Westray to Kirkwall was still loading cars by sling, and our bikes went into the small blue container before being slung aboard.
I would assume they are still doing it that way.

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They have a RoRo ferry to Papa Westray these days. However last year they were still doing it this way on the ferry to/from North Ronaldsay....
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My bike went the same way.

Oldjohnw
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Re: The old days.

Postby Oldjohnw » 29 Aug 2020, 1:10am

John

francovendee
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Re: The old days.

Postby francovendee » 29 Aug 2020, 8:22am

Oldjohnw wrote:https://youtu.be/YAUHxx3EcAY

Lovely old film.
I'm not quite sure why I enjoy old films about cycling so much, maybe it's the lack of traffic on the roads?

Oldjohnw
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Re: The old days.

Postby Oldjohnw » 29 Aug 2020, 8:30am

francovendee wrote:Lovely old film.
I'm not quite sure why I enjoy old films about cycling so much, maybe it's the lack of traffic on the roads?


Yes, I think that is much of it. It is also just about my childhood. I also like the ordinariness of it all: modest bikes, ordinary clothing. All very egalitarian.
John