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Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:56 am quote
B-17 just flew over again.

Really low this time.

Just amazing.

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Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:16 am quote
Bill Dog wrote:
B-17 just flew over again.

Really low this time.

Just amazing.

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I rode over to Bridgnorth to watch the Lancaster, and it’s been grounded with an engine fault. Same happened when I went to Weston.
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Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:25 am quote
Re: Big
Bill Dog wrote:
B-17 just flew over again.

Really low this time.

Just amazing.

Bill x
Is it at a nearby airport for a show and offering rides like they do over here? That would explain the numerous trips. Or us it normally based nearby?
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Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:38 am quote
Must
There's probably a show going on nearby.

There's a Spitfire locally that I must see about twice a week.

And just as I'm writing another one goes over.

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Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:43 am quote
Are you near Headcorn, as there’s a Battle Of Britain air show today.
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Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:44 am quote
Re: Big
Vintage1 wrote:
Bill Dog wrote:
B-17 just flew over again.

Really low this time.

Just amazing.

Bill x
Is it at a nearby airport for a show and offering rides like they do over here? That would explain the numerous trips. Or us it normally based nearby?
The CAA don’t permit paid passenger flights in 4 engine warbirds at the moment.
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Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:06 pm quote
Just saw this photo from headcorn.

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Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:55 pm quote
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Yes I do.

About 10 miles away.

That's sorted then.

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Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:58 pm quote
Did you jump?

A little at first.......
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Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:32 pm quote
Accident
Driving my scoot home from work today, on a 4 lane road plus turn lane...
A truck cut in front of a car coming the same direction, both towards me about 100 yards in front of me.

I heard a horn, then a loud crash. By then I was past them. Thankfully, everyone was ok and I was not involved!!!
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Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:39 am quote
Found a guy, drugged up to his eye balls in amongst the bushes near my home. It looked like he'd been there all night. I went in to check he was OK but sadly he was convulsing and throwing up so I called the police and an ambulance. At this point he starts screaming gibberish, he manages to get up and staggers straight into the path of a car on the nearby road. Manage to heard him back into the nearby park and follow him around at a distance to make sure he doesn't harm anyone or himself and also so the ambulance can find him. I'm sure it wasn't doing his paranoia any good having me follow him but hey ho
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Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:03 pm quote
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Found a guy, drugged up to his eye balls in amongst the bushes near my home. It looked like he'd been there all night. I went in to check he was OK but sadly he was convulsing and throwing up so I called the police and an ambulance. At this point he starts screaming gibberish, he manages to get up and staggers straight into the path of a car on the nearby road. Manage to heard him back into the nearby park and follow him around at a distance to make sure he doesn't harm anyone or himself and also so the ambulance can find him. I'm sure it wasn't doing his paranoia any good having me follow him but hey ho
While it was nice what you did......I think it would hilarious to have followed him in one of those T-Rex costumes. Not to be a smarta$$ mind you but to help this person from future relapses.
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Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:35 pm quote
I'll admit the idea of the t-rex costume does sound like a laugh.

I'll admit when you see these people it does make you wonder what they see as the upside of sleeping in a bush overnight while covered in their own vomit. Saying that, he's not the worse I've seen by a long way. About a mile from where I live I once found a young girl cutting off her arm with a razor blade while sitting in a shop door way. She was all the way down to the bone when I took the blade off her. The really depressing thing about that incident was the way the ambulance guy just shoved her in the back like it was something he did all the time. It makes you wonder what the world is coming to at times ...
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Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:43 pm quote
Saucerful of Secrets
I live near Pilton which is where the Glastonbury Festival takes place (Glastonbury is actually 6 miles away).

Although the Festival finished 4 weeks ago it's common to see people on the road days later. Today I was out on my Monkey Bike on The Old Wells Road (a Roman road which is as straight as a die), when walking towards me was a 30ish man wearing nothing but a bath towel around his waist and down to his ankles. No clothes, no shoes and carrying no bags.

His eyes were like saucers but seeing nothing.

It was quite a surreal moment.

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Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:49 pm quote
Living in a big city you see some stuff that would make normal people feel depressed, but it is just casual every day events you don't even bat an eye at anymore.

I've had knifes swung at me on the subway, physically assaulted by mentally deranged people on the subway, seen a dude butt naked in the middle of a busy intersection struggling against constipation to take a dump with layers deep of people getting out of their cars to take photos with their phones instead of call an ambulance and help the person. Just some of the crazy stuff that is relatively normal after 14 yrs in NYC.
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Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:17 pm quote
Top this one...

During a recent cold spell in Upington, Northern Cape ZA, some construction workers being transported to a site were clearly a little cold, so to warm themselves, they built a fire...

on the back of the truck !

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Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:29 pm quote
Re: Saucerful of Secrets
somerset wrote:
I live near Pilton which is where the Glastonbury Festival takes place (Glastonbury is actually 6 miles away).

Although the Festival finished 4 weeks ago it's common to see people on the road days later. Today I was out on my Monkey Bike on The Old Wells Road (a Roman road which is as straight as a die), when walking towards me was a 30ish man wearing nothing but a bath towel around his waist and down to his ankles. No clothes, no shoes and carrying no bags.

His eyes were like saucers but seeing nothing.

It was quite a surreal moment.

somerset
At an OppiKoppi (On-the-hill) music festival I attended some years back, a young man wearing beach thongs was walking along the road from the tents to the ablutions block carrying his toiletries bag with his towel around his neck.

No clothes, just the beach thongs...

The weird thing was that nobody seemed to notice or look back at him.

PS: The ablutions block had a gents and ladies entrance at each end with washbasins outside. Inside it was the same room with a row of shower and toilet cubicles on each side and urinals on the gents end.
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Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:32 pm quote
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Yeah, I probably won't intervene when I see someone in trouble whose probably brought it upon themselves just because you don't know how they are going to react toward you.

If I know you, sure I'll help. If I don't you're not my problem. You're your own problem.

In my mid 20's I really tried to fit in by drinking, smoking and doing a fair amount of drugs but I soon realised it was a pathetic attempt to belong and it really wasn't for me so I stopped doing everything.

I'm a big enough Gobshite without adding fuel to the fire.

The only issue with remaining totally sober it is that it makes you sanctimonious and judgemental when you're a witness to others totally fucking themselves up.

Your tolerance for others behaviour reduces somewhat also.

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Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:07 pm quote
swiss1939 wrote:
Living in a big city you see some stuff that would make normal people feel depressed, but it is just casual every day events you don't even bat an eye at anymore.

I've had knifes swung at me on the subway, physically assaulted by mentally deranged people on the subway, seen a dude butt naked in the middle of a busy intersection struggling against constipation to take a dump with layers deep of people getting out of their cars to take photos with their phones instead of call an ambulance and help the person. Just some of the crazy stuff that is relatively normal after 14 yrs in NYC.
I can top you all, I have to ride in Baltimore sometimes. What an armpit that has turned into. Druggies just outside the tourist Harbor area begging for money in the streets. I felt in danger and I was a motorcycle courier in Washington DC during the crack epidemic of the 80's. I felt safer back then.

FYI: I use to love riding in Baltimore back in the 90's when I was working there a lot.
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Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:29 pm quote
Scrambled eggs.

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Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:44 am quote
That scooter needs a basket.
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Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:47 am quote
That is one very confident rider!

Also something about putting all your eggs in one...

...scooter?
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Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:57 am quote
Well, technically over the weekend....

An eight-pointer Cushman!

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Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:58 am quote
Is that a Cushman?
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Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:30 pm quote
I sure would not want to put that scooter down even at slow speeds!
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Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:34 pm quote
Is that an ice cream truck or a scooter?
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Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:42 pm quote
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Is that a Cushman?
That's what the plate on the side said.
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Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:05 am quote
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Well, technically over the weekend....

An eight-pointer Cushman!
I don't see brake levers or cables, how does it stop?
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Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:11 am quote
RP Tech wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
Well, technically over the weekend....

An eight-pointer Cushman!
I don't see brake levers or cables, how does it stop?
It would have to go first....
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Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:47 am quote
I think you drag your feet....
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Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:03 am quote
I think you and Madison Sully have the whole locomotion thing figured out!


Sooo, last night, walked into our bedroom and see one of our cats sitting at the head of the bed staring at something intently, occasionally taking a nervous swat periodically.

Then I hear my CPAP machine running.

He's apparently stepped on the on switch, and startled by the air rushing out of the tube, so he's got to sort things out.
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Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:19 pm quote
fledermaus wrote:
Sooo, last night, walked into our bedroom and see one of our cats sitting at the head of the bed staring at something intently, occasionally taking a nervous swat periodically.

Then I hear my CPAP machine running.

He's apparently stepped on the on switch, and startled by the air rushing out of the tube, so he's got to sort things out.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-30/cat-started-kitchen-fire-on-stove-canberra-firefighters-say/11365630
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Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:31 pm quote
Sledge wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
Sooo, last night, walked into our bedroom and see one of our cats sitting at the head of the bed staring at something intently, occasionally taking a nervous swat periodically.

Then I hear my CPAP machine running.

He's apparently stepped on the on switch, and startled by the air rushing out of the tube, so he's got to sort things out.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-30/cat-started-kitchen-fire-on-stove-canberra-firefighters-say/11365630
“We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it and stop there lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove lid again and that is well but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.”

― Mark Twain
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Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:01 am quote
Walking across the street to the bank this noon. Passed a pickup truck with a snowblower sitting on the back....running. In August.

Either it's a late attempt to burn out old gas, or he's keeping it warmed up for the first snowfall in 3+ months.
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Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:00 pm quote
fledermaus wrote:
Walking across the street to the bank this noon. Passed a pickup truck with a snowblower sitting on the back....running. In August.

Either it's a late attempt to burn out old gas, or he's keeping it warmed up for the first snowfall in 3+ months.
Well just the other day I was thinking I should be checking if I need to buy some oil so I can change it in a couple of my snowblowers and when I walk in the local Ace Hardware this morning they have a couple on display!
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Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:15 pm quote
Sep 1st is imminent. Camping sites close, kids back to school etc. Summer is over?
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Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:32 pm quote
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Sep 1st is imminent. Camping sites close, kids back to school etc. Summer is over?
Hey, hey, hey now, enough of that crap.
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Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:27 pm quote
Madison Sully wrote:
waspmike wrote:
Sep 1st is imminent. Camping sites close, kids back to school etc. Summer is over?
Hey, hey, hey now, enough of that crap.
OK then just in the northern states
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Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:54 am quote
waspmike wrote:
Madison Sully wrote:
waspmike wrote:
Sep 1st is imminent. Camping sites close, kids back to school etc. Summer is over?
Hey, hey, hey now, enough of that crap.
OK then just in the northern states
Man, you hit me where I live....
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Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:32 am quote
Madison Sully wrote:
waspmike wrote:
Madison Sully wrote:
waspmike wrote:
Sep 1st is imminent. Camping sites close, kids back to school etc. Summer is over?
Hey, hey, hey now, enough of that crap.
OK then just in the northern states
Man, you hit me where I live....
Wife just picked up the pool closing kit yesterday, so snowblower time is getting close!
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