Gar nostalgia corner

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Do you remember "gar" ? (A very special contributor from the past. . until ultra-banned)

I have positive memories of gar.
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14%
I have bad memories of gar.
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43%
I am still receiving psychiatric treatment trying to forget him.
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43%
 
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Gar nostalgia corner

Postby Mick F » 15 Oct 2017, 1:22pm

Good old Gar.
I miss him .................. I think. :shock:



Here's a question for the forum.
How many of us can remember Gar?
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Postby 661-Pete » 17 Oct 2017, 5:57pm

For those of us of lesser standing within this august forum, perhaps a bit of background to this 'gar' person would not be amiss? With links to some sample posts - if any still exist?

I do recall the delightful person of many names (bimblywimblyfimbly amongst them), and many bannings, who held forth on Cycling+ forum in its heyday. He's still around, I believe, although I know not his present appellation (on the Guardian he's "Solomongursky" I think). I met him in person a couple of times - far more self-effacing in real life than in his online persona. Presumably not the same individual as "gar".
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Re: Gar nostalgia corner

Postby geocycle » 17 Oct 2017, 6:46pm

Beep, Beep! He was a man of opinions. We didn’t even do politics much then.

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Re: Gar nostalgia corner

Postby horizon » 17 Oct 2017, 6:47pm

geocycle wrote:Beep, Beep! He was a man of opinions.


Mainly about tyres IIRC :mrgreen:
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Re: Gar nostalgia corner

Postby Mick F » 17 Oct 2017, 7:11pm

Beep Beep, I remember him too, but I wasn't involved with him or his posts.
Gar, OTOH, we crossed swords a few times.

Gar was actually named Gareth Howell.
Don't know where he is now. He was handicapped and rode a hand-cranked trike. Handling Harry was one of his monikers IIRC.
Google him and he's a racing driver now. :wink:
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Re: Gar nostalgia corner

Postby Graham » 17 Oct 2017, 7:41pm

Be aware that his website URL is active again.

I think it unwise to name him here ( in case he decides to turn his attention back here ) . . . . Oh, mercy !
Think of the all-searching, malignant eye of "the-one-who-should-not-be-named". . . . in Mordor.

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Re: Gar nostalgia corner

Postby reohn2 » 23 Oct 2017, 10:50pm

Oh dear :?
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Re: Gar nostalgia corner

Postby horizon » 23 Oct 2017, 11:04pm

What I find extraordinary is that not only do people remember him but it's now at least ten years since the new version of the forum and he belongs to the years before that. I wonder if people predicted how long the forum would go on for, never mind with so many of the same participants (well, except Gar).
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Re: Gar nostalgia corner

Postby reohn2 » 23 Oct 2017, 11:06pm

horizon wrote:What I find extraordinary is that not only do people remember him but it's now at least ten years since the new version of the forum and he belongs to the years before that. I wonder if people predicted how long the forum would go on for, never mind with so many of the same participants (well, except Gar).

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Re: Gar nostalgia corner

Postby Mick F » 24 Oct 2017, 12:48pm

horizon wrote:What I find extraordinary is that not only do people remember him but it's now at least ten years since the new version of the forum and he belongs to the years before that. I wonder if people predicted how long the forum would go on for, never mind with so many of the same participants (well, except Gar).
It amazes me too.

I think I'm correct in saying that this forum is the third generation?
Sort of Tom Baker Dr Who? :wink:

I've been on here since late "William Hartnell".
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Re: Gar nostalgia corner

Postby Mick F » 25 Feb 2018, 9:30am

I think I've found gar.
He drives a Toyota Yaris and he's on the Toyota Owners' Club forum.

............. well, it COULD be him ............. or not. :lol:
https://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums ... s-14-d-4d/
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Re: Gar nostalgia corner

Postby Guy951 » 22 May 2018, 2:36pm

Mick F wrote:I think I'm correct in saying that this forum is the third generation?
Sort of Tom Baker Dr Who? :wink:

I've been on here since late "William Hartnell".


A pedant writes:

If this is the third generation then it's John Pertwee. Tom Baker was the fourth Doctor (third regeneration)

PS I'm not commenting on Gar / Handalling Harry / (whatever the other two aliases were, I mis-remember now) for fear of invoking him and facilitating his return :shock:
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