- Things from the past you'd like to try.
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I would have liked to try the Scottish Six Day Trials on an old Ossa or Montessa Cota or something like that.
I observed & back marked it in the late 70’s, on a 250 Sherpa. Happy days they were!Posted 6 years agomolgripsSubscriber
Pre-Colombian America, all of itPosted 6 years ago
British mountain roads pre-tarmac, on a modern MTB
Cardiff when it wad a small town with walls
The Valleys pre industry
The Somerset levels pre drainage.
In fact, the whole of Britain circa 1000AD, bears and all
The Holy Roman Empire
The whole of Britain in Neolithic times or before. To stand in the forest where my house now is and look down the same valley to the same coast with no bugger anywhere.mrmonkfingerMember
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The current use of some late ’90s “trade connections” which are now estranged.
Screaming around in a Mk 1 Escort rs 1600, whilst sporting a ‘tache, mirrored aviator sunglasses, and real leather jacket with real fur collar, with Sabbath on the cassette player.
26 wheels – all at the same time, on one bike. Has anyone had that one yet in this thread?Posted 6 years agowillardMember
Victorian England and the chance to tramp around the globe doing perilous things for nothing more than an entry in the history books.
Having read “A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush”, I’d like to have been able to do something like that. I still could I guess, but not with the same level of epic discovery.Posted 6 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
Another vote for England about 1000 years ago. Maybe even 2000 – Roman times up on High Street and Hadrians Wall, the Roman cities of Londinium, Deva (Chester) and Eboracum (York).
But with a nice full sus to get me about, I reckon those Roman roads would be murder on a road bike…
Oh and the slightly more recent past: Queen, live at Wembley. Was too young/didn’t know about them the first time round!Posted 6 years ago
Sitting in the jump seat on an airliner for landing. I asked once when I was sitting upstairs on a 747 (back in the days when work paid for such things when flying transatlantic, which was of course also before 9/11), got told very apologetically that they’d got an extra crew member on board who was sitting there, but just ask again next time…Posted 6 years agohot_fiatSubscriber
Sitting in the jump seat on an airliner for landing.
I’ve been lucky enough to have done this on a sabena f27 into Brussels. It was as exciting as it was terrifying. Exciting for the obvious reasons, terrifying because you get to see how rickety, flimsy and generally knackered civil aircraft are: PF’s instruments had all frozen up so he was using the NFP’s gauges; landing checklist was a series of hinged flaps with different tasks written on them. PF would just flip easy one down as they were completed, except in the turbulence they would randomly fall down of their own accord meaning the pilot would have to flip them back up; can distinctly remember the gear down indicators didn’t. 😯Posted 6 years ago
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