Are you on Google Streetview?

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Are you on Google Streetview?

Postby Mick F » 27 Feb 2019, 8:24am

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Re: Are you on Google Streetview?

Postby foxyrider » 27 Feb 2019, 8:25am

How could they get around Cornwall without spotting you at least once? :lol:
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Postby Bmblbzzz » 27 Feb 2019, 9:51am

I was a year or two ago but it's been updated twice since then.

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Re: Are you on Google Streetview?

Postby al_yrpal » 27 Feb 2019, 1:30pm

Is that a target on your back?

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Re: Are you on Google Streetview?

Postby [XAP]Bob » 27 Feb 2019, 2:46pm

Kernow flag - for the separatists among the county (i.e. those with a spare 'r'( ;)
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Re: Are you on Google Streetview?

Postby whoof » 27 Feb 2019, 3:00pm

You look ready for next Tuesday.

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Postby pwa » 27 Feb 2019, 4:15pm

If those Cornish rebels do start an armed bid for independence it will be easy to pick them off if they are all wearing targets.

Streetview has been done only once down our way and a couple of the people seen on it are now dead. it is quite poignant to see them there, going about their business.

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Re: Are you on Google Streetview?

Postby Paulatic » 27 Feb 2019, 4:27pm

I was, posing with a hammer and bucket of nails, with a "What’s that funny car" kind of look. :lol:
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Re: Are you on Google Streetview?

Postby rjb » 27 Feb 2019, 4:37pm

Your taking a bit of a risk there. :lol:
Back in my day they would have strung you up at Gibbet Hill for wearing a cornish top out of county.

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Re: Are you on Google Streetview?

Postby gaz » 27 Feb 2019, 7:35pm

They got me too.
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.44053 ... 384!8i8192

Not for the first time either, a few years earlier on the bike (since deleted :? ) and twice before that as a ped.

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Re: Are you on Google Streetview?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 28 Feb 2019, 5:14am

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Re: Are you on Google Streetview?

Postby Mick F » 28 Feb 2019, 9:01am

My top is from Foska.
https://www.foska.com/cornwall-road-cycling-jersey.html
Excellent quality stuff.

I would have liked the Marmite one, but the rear side says "hate" on it. Not a nice word to use so I won't buy it. "dislike" would have been a better word, but I like jams! Blackcurrant is my favourite.
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Re: Are you on Google Streetview?

Postby Mick F » 28 Feb 2019, 9:10am

rjb wrote:Back in my day they would have strung you up at Gibbet Hill for wearing a cornish top out of county.
Gibbet Hill.

Very interesting history.
Tavistock is a Stannary Town in that it was a centre for precious metals - mainly copper, silver, and tin - to be bought and sold. There was loads of money going back and forth up the turnpike north of the town (present A386) and highwaymen prowled the moor and attacked the stagecoaches and broke into the strong-boxes.

When caught, they would be tried in Tavistock and hanged, then gibbeted up on the hill above Mary Tavy for months on end as an example to any would-be highwaymen and as a demonstration of justice to the law-abiding travellers.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Tavy
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Re: Are you on Google Streetview?

Postby CliveyT » 28 Feb 2019, 3:25pm

rjb wrote:Your taking a bit of a risk there. :lol:
Back in my day they would have strung you up at Gibbet Hill for wearing a cornish top out of county.


Surely if you're not in uniform you get shot as a spy :)

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Re: Are you on Google Streetview?

Postby hamster » 1 Mar 2019, 1:04pm

Mick F wrote:I would have liked the Marmite one, but the rear side says "hate" on it. Not a nice word to use so I won't buy it. "dislike" would have been a better word, but I like jams! Blackcurrant is my favourite.
https://www.foska.com/marmite-road-cycling-jersey.html


I think the jams they were referring to were the traffic variety! :? 8)