Who have you met out riding?
Out on the Purbecks yesterday, opened a gate for a chap and his dog, got chatting and he turned out to be Seb Rogers (MBUK etc etc) dad
2 miles further on, stopped at the Square and Compass and who should be having a coffee but Rowland Riveron and family – asked me a load of questions about local riding!
You just never know who you are going to bump intoPosted 3 years agoscudMember
I stopped at Waitrose in Swaffham, Norfolk whilst out on the road bike (free coffee!) and was chatting to Roger Lloyd-Pack (trigger from Only Fools and Horses) for ages, a week later it was announced he died.
Having a beer in pub down in Cornwall at the end of a ride and was chatting to Ronnie Wood too, he came across as a genuinely nice bloke.Posted 3 years agoKryton57Subscriber
Last year I bumped into Ian Stannard in full sky gear at the bottom of a climb in Essex. He stopped at the same time & opposite the road to me to don a rain jacket – as was I. A minutes exchange of pleasantries and he was off up the hill faster than I could sprint.
Very pleasant chap, even bigger chest in the flesh than the TV relates to you.Posted 3 years agomartinhutchSubscriber
I also saw Janet S-P in Nidderdale a few years ago. Gave her a hearty “Good Morning!”. She muttered something under her breath and looked away. Arsehole.
Didn’t realise she lived/holidayhomed in Nidderdale, but then I’ve encountered a fair few strange people up that valley. Will have to keep an eye out.Posted 3 years agolardmanMember
Chatted to, and smoked a J with Antony Kiedis (lead singer) from the Chilli Peppers at the top of a large hill in San Fransisco area (Mt Tamalpais)
Wasn’t until i left him near the bottom of the descent at the beach that i twigged who he was. Shame as i would have asked if i could play drums in his band if i’d known.
A very fit looney he was too.Posted 3 years agoKryton57Subscriber
Pimpmaster Jazz – Member
Last year I bumped into Ian Stannard in full sky gear at the bottom of a climb in Essex.
(On a serious note, whereabouts in Essex? I worked as a mechanic in a high-end road shop near Colchester many moons back)
Toots Hill, after the Toots Hill bumps past the pub (the Green Man?), he was going South in the direction of Epping, I was doing a N London/Chelmsford loop.Posted 3 years ago
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