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Post  alleycat on Tue Apr 23 2013, 17:00

well me and the old man rode to work this morning, finished tiling the floor we needed to and at 10:30 set off for a ride and i've just got back (4:30) ... my word it was nice riding in the dry with the sun shinning and the roads clear and at one point I was in real danger of feeling too hot pmsl and I know it sounds stupid but when your on a bike you can smell everything ... instead of being in a box with the air con on you are riding round country roads with the smell of flowers and through little villages with smell of fish and chips ... it adds a whole new sense to the experience i've never had with car drive outs

all in all rather good ... apart from being a bit of a noob and starting to get a little tired Embarassed
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Post  Wooster on Tue Apr 23 2013, 17:53

Being able to smell everything was something I noticed as well. Smile
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Post  phildigger on Wed Apr 24 2013, 20:01

Smelling everything isn`t always a good thing, trust me Laughing
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Post  SteveCat on Wed Apr 24 2013, 21:01

I found oil seed rape to be OK, pig farms not Shocked

Where did you go Alex? I think if we are all honest, the beginning of the season we are not as bike fit as we'd like to be.
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Post  kwakkat on Wed Apr 24 2013, 21:22

oh the lovely smell of a freshly muck spreaded field lol
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Post  alleycat on Thu Apr 25 2013, 23:03

kwakkat wrote:oh the lovely smell of a freshly muck spreaded field lol

lol yeah there were a few suspect areas we went through but on the whole pretty nice green smile just started riding and didn't pay attention to where I was going until a few hours in then just worked my way home ... ended up in hemel hempstead before starting to navigate home
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Post  Radar on Thu Apr 25 2013, 23:49

I remember riding through lemon groves in southern Spain, the smells were amazing. Glad you enjoyed your ride out so much
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Post  Rampers on Fri Apr 26 2013, 21:00

Alex if your ever over the Hemel way again let me know and we can meet up or something
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Post  alleycat on Sat Apr 27 2013, 19:27

sweet yeah I will do mate ... like i said im working in st albans so ive been riding to work on the better days and then if I finish early been exploring the area ... any good runs up your way?
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Post  Rampers on Sat Apr 27 2013, 21:34

Not really going for a blast tomorrow around the back of Hatfield and broxbourne area so will let you know buddy how ever saying that there is a road that leads from Hemel Hempstead to Leighton buzzard which is full of twisties and straights and I think there is a bike friendly pub along there as well. If you want I'll find out more about it and let you know
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Post  alleycat on Mon Apr 29 2013, 17:00

yeah that would be good ... I think I may have even been down the road your talking about as I definitely remember heading from hemel hempstead to leighton buzzard on my outing ... also came across a few comical place names mainly 'big wood' and 'cows roast'
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Post  bobh on Mon Apr 29 2013, 22:38

I love those signposts to places with interesting names.

Not too far from me there's Kingston Bagpuize (in the news, and not in a good way, a few years ago) and signposts to Eaton Appleton. Near Brackley on the A43 there's one to Evenley Mixbury, but as a cat owner I think my favourite is between Warwick and Balsall Common, pointing to Shrewley and Mouseley End.

Or maybe I just have a weird imagination.
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Post  alleycat on Thu May 02 2013, 18:10

well I was just about to write about having seen a sign for 'wetwang' on the way to scarborough but after reading your post i'm now beginning to worry that if you have a weird imagination does that mean I have a fascination with male genitalia lol Rolling Eyes
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Post  Rosco on Thu May 02 2013, 18:30

alleycat wrote:well I was just about to write about having seen a sign for 'wetwang' on the way to scarborough but after reading your post i'm now beginning to worry that if you have a weird imagination does that mean I have a fascination with male genitalia lol Rolling Eyes

I was going to say we've all been there

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Post  ellie on Thu May 02 2013, 18:57

Fantastic chip shop at Wet Wang. Just a bit of useless information.
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Post  SteveCat on Thu May 02 2013, 19:57

alleycat wrote:does that mean I have a fascination with male genitalia lol Rolling Eyes
The Eco cabin could get 'interesting' What a Face [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

I did wonder after we went through the place what all the 'fuss' was about, think the penny's dropped now [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] A quick glance at the flag in my profile might explain why I didn't get it [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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Post  alleycat on Fri May 03 2013, 17:17

SteveCat wrote:
The Eco cabin could get 'interesting' What a Face [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

oh no not another club initiation shit happens

It does make you wonder whether the people naming these places are completely oblivious or they are secretly laughing to themselves ... and i'm also very glad i'm on a like minded forum full of people who also appreciate a place name like Wet Wang lol green smile
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