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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1065 on: May 13, 2018, 08:46:45 am »
Cycling back from Salisbury yesterday evening, the valley and forest trees are looking beautiful with their new foliage, especially the horse chestnut in magnificent full bloom. 

It's just nice to now be out in the countryside most evenings.  :bowler:

Real happy to be able to get out and about more.
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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1066 on: May 13, 2018, 06:55:34 pm »
It's been a cool couple of days, yesterday especially cool and rainy. Today was warmer as skies cleared and I went out for a walk, felt like just keeping going for a bit, a lot longer than usual. I walk a fast pace so it's decent exercise for me.

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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1067 on: May 30, 2018, 07:52:33 pm »
The Beast is back, found this around the back of the shed and with various salvaged bits, including 40 year old brakes and the addition of a $6 chain I have a fun, usable, leave anywhere bike:



Done a couple of hundred miles on it over that last fortnight, I'll see how it goes over then next weeks taking it on the trains. May have to hacksaw the handle bars down a bit.
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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1068 on: May 30, 2018, 08:12:58 pm »
Nice bike, and somewhat of a "rescue" bike, eh? It should serve you well.  ;)   

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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1069 on: June 01, 2018, 07:29:46 am »
You sure wear out your bikes fast.
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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1070 on: June 01, 2018, 07:46:08 am »
You sure wear out your bikes fast.

Much like ourselves.  :(

Anyway, now I've bodged up two usable bikes, time to get out and about more in the countryside.  :bowler:
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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1071 on: June 19, 2018, 04:54:17 pm »
On my way back from Wales yesterday, the train out of Cardiff hit some cattle near the Severn, I think they'd swam across the river. So the train was delayed for 2.5 hours whilst they figured out how to remove the body of a large bull out from under the front carriage!

So I missed my connections and the last two buses home from the local station would be long gone once I got there, so bit of timetable juggling had me riding on the last train to Soton, hence the last train into Bournemouth. The intention being to get a taxi home* or if none available then walk out of the conurbation and home.

On route I had an idea, got off in the middle of the national park and walked the 12 miles home across half the forest, mainly using the roads, no traffic gone well past midnight and taking a few cross country short cuts. Navigation was fun as it was near moonless, heavily clouded, so the only available light was that reflected off the low clouds from the oil refinery and distance towns. Had to resort to using my video recorders screen as an emergency light in some of the really dark places under the trees.

Turned out to be great fun, no one around, saw two cars in 3 hours, far better than having to risk roads out of a major conurbation after dark.

Plenty of ponies about, unfazed by my passing; maybe they thought I was a local hobbit?  :D

Icing on the cake was the varied light show put on by the different species of firefly out and about that night.

Surprising amount of light about at 2.45 am. 

Got home just before dawn, well the meadow dawn chorus here had just started, but our lazy garden birds didn't chirp in for another 30 minutes.



* wouldn't have been too happy with the 40-50 quid cost if available.
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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1072 on: June 19, 2018, 04:56:21 pm »
Awesome  :cool:

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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1073 on: June 19, 2018, 04:58:07 pm »
That's great mongers, but now your'e a werewolf. :console:
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« Reply #1074 on: June 19, 2018, 05:15:54 pm »
That's great mongers, but now your'e a werewolf. :console:

I'll take those dealt cards if it means I get to meet Jennifer Agutter. :D

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« Reply #1075 on: June 19, 2018, 05:23:56 pm »
I'll take those dealt cards if it means I get to meet Jennifer Agutter. :D

Point.  :hmm:
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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1076 on: June 19, 2018, 05:32:59 pm »
Mongers, your interrupted rail journey seems to have turned into quite a pleasant walk-about! Long walk but the quiet, solitude, sights and sounds appear to have been well worth it.  :)

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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1077 on: June 19, 2018, 05:37:50 pm »
Mongers, your interrupted rail journey seems to have turned into quite a pleasant walk-about! Long walk but the quiet, solitude, sights and sounds appear to have been well worth it.  :)

Yeah, I think I plan another night walk, see if I can rope in a few friends.
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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1078 on: June 20, 2018, 04:10:02 pm »
Mongers, can you name the other notable movie in which Jenny had a part?
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Re: Out And About.
« Reply #1079 on: June 20, 2018, 04:16:26 pm »
The Avengers
Captain America: Winter Soldier
Othello
Equus
Logan's Run?
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And gambling's for fools
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