Just saw a penny farthing

Discussion in 'transport' started by Pickman's model, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    In dalston. Bring ridden on a crowded pavement by an entitled lycra wanker. Neither he nor his similarly clad entourage on mountain bikes took kindly to their selfish activity being challenged.
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  2. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

    Don’t worry about it as he will be dead soon. The PF is one of the most dangerous modes of transport ever invented. I once read somewhere that 3,000 people a year died riding them at the height of their popularity.
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  3. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Not what they want but what is good for them

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  4. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    It's probably because the London Nocturne is on today - he'll be heading for the penny farthing race...

  5. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

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  6. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    Was it Jeremy Vine?

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  7. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Not sure behind cycle helmet and sun glasses. We'll find out if he tweets about my forthright use of what bernard cornwell calls the efficacious word
  8. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    :rolleyes: I saw one in Dalston a while ago though at least it was on the road. Bloke was bearded and wearing tweeds and braces though so swings and roundabouts.
  9. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    I've discovered the solution to the lycra clad ones that can at times take over the road.
    I met 4 this morning on a country road. They were 2 abreast.
    So I decided...fuck this...I am just going to sit behind them and take my time... Just to piss them off.
    At first, they kept up the 2 abreast thing. Then they realised that I wasn't going to bother my backside overtaking them by going to the other side of the road. Then we reached a hill and they pedalled like blazes ... I just sat right behind them doing my 20km.
    They waved me on....nope....I'm not crossing that white line.
    Then they decided that they'd go single file...I stuck to my guns and crawled along behind them for another 5 minutes of white line.

    ... Sweat was pouring out of them cos they were pushing the 20 km all the time.

    Eventually when there was loads of room and they were all single file, and probably wanted me dead...lol.... I overtook them....and kept sauntering along at 20km for another while just to let them see what its like to be sat behind them....

    I know...
    It was a bit mean.
    But it beat cursing and getting pissed off ... :D
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  10. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    I just saw that the thread is about penny farthings and not modern bicycles.

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  11. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    So, to recap - you sat behind some cyclists, then passed them safely, and you somehow think this would have annoyed them?

    Not quite sure you get how this works.
  12. Cos the “cyclists are scum” thread has been closed, cos of, Tommy Robinson type shiz.
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  13. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    Lol...you'd have had to be there...
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  14. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    Dunno. I only posted a couple of times on it. Didn't even know it was closed ...
  15. They do though, I have done the same, they know they are holding you up but rather than pull over they go full throttle in some macho attempt to show they are legitimate road users, equal to cars. They can never keep up the pace for long but try to keep going, desperate that you pass so they can slow up a bit.

    Perhaps they shouldn’t use the transport network as some kind of gym space for them to work out on?
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  16. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    They are of course legitimate road users same as cars, pedestrians, prams and pets.
  17. Even the cunts with shaved legs :hmm:
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  18. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    I draw the line at penny farthings.
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  19. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    And electric scooters.
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  20. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    I e
    ncountered one in Hastings. Bloke was in full waxed 'tache and tweed get up
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  21. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    I like the sound of that...better than lycra at any rate.
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  22. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

    I went on a stationary Penny Farthing in Dresden.

    I wanted to use the picture it on a work web site with the strap line ‘ working hard to use yesterday’s technology to go nowhere’.

    But the grownups wouldn’t let me. Will see if I can find picture.

    ETA: found it. You wouldn’t catch me on one not on a stand though...

    Last edited: Jun 9, 2018
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  23. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    20km/hr isn’t any kind of workout unless they were going up a 20% climb or something like that.
  24. ice-is-forming

    ice-is-forming Well-Known Member

  25. dessiato

    dessiato Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono

    They probably thought you were a twat. But you irritated them, so that's a plus regardless of what they thought.
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  26. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    Doubt they thought I was a twat.
    I gave them plenty room....
    I wasn't going to cross the white line...
    So ... :D
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  27. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    So you obeyed the rules of the road?


    Go you.
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  28. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    I always obey the rules of the road
  29. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    It is if you're forced to do it hour after hour in the blazing sun with an irritable hobbit behind you
  30. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

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