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It's the Friday freaks of nature thread

gtvlussogtvlusso Posts: 5,112
edited August 2009 in Commuting chat
To Quote Plato: "A freak is not defined by there physical form, it is the actions they perform the defines the level of freak"

*Plato may not have said this

I see a guy most days who sprints, and I mean sprints, around the Gloucester Road area of Brizzle with a rollup censored in his hand. Wearing a fleece and old striped tracky bottoms. I have never seen anyone run like it before - he never tires, I always see him running with a roll up - I would not likie to do a marathon against this guy.

He is the Usain Bolt of smoking whilst running.....

Anyone that you see on your commute that is one of nature's special people?

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  • CiBCiB Posts: 6,098
    There's a guy near where I live who runs in a seemingly aimless manner along the combined cycle / ped route in short bursts of about 50 yards each before turning round and repeating, numerous times per session. What makes him odd is that he's a real shiny dome baldy and does this topless wearing just a pair of shorts, all year round.
  • jimmypippajimmypippa Posts: 1,712
    There is a guy who cycles with a a poorly maintained three-speed sturmy-archer bike . He also always wears a thick snorkel-type coat in all weathers.

    When I passed him, yesterday,he was doing about 18mph, quite steadily.

    I don't know how he manages with the heavy and hot clothes.

    There is also "The Walking Woman" (a colleague's term) who is always wlaking between Disley and Hazel Grove whenever I go past.

    There used to be a guy on a mobylette with camo clothes and a helmet like the stig. He wasn't special, just suprisingly amusing to look at.
  • Jay dubbleUJay dubbleU Posts: 3,159
    For years we have had a woman who ran along part of my commute (I presume to work) carrying a backpack that was so badly adjusted it made her look like the hunchback of Notre Dame - I have always resisted the temptation to shout 'For f***s sake adjust your straps' - I think she's changed her job and now rides a shopper on a different route - hmm is this observation or stalking ? :wink::wink:
  • gtvlusso wrote:
    To Quote Plato: "A freak is not defined by there physical form, it is the actions they perform the defines the level of freak"

    *Plato may not have said this

    I see a guy most days who sprints, and I mean sprints, around the Gloucester Road area of Brizzle with a rollup censored in his hand. Wearing a fleece and old striped tracky bottoms. I have never seen anyone run like it before - he never tires, I always see him running with a roll up - I would not likie to do a marathon against this guy.

    He is the Usain Bolt of smoking whilst running.....

    Anyone that you see on your commute that is one of nature's special people?

    Does he look like hes short of somewhere to live? I think I know who you mean. Looks a bit "wired"?
  • gb155gb155 Posts: 2,048
    I keep seeing this REALLY fat bloke whizzing down the road, I see him in shop windows.......oh........wait a second.............. :D
    On a Mission to lose 20 stone..Get My Life Back

    December 2007 - 39 Stone 05 Lbs

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  • jimmypippajimmypippa Posts: 1,712
    And wierdly there seems to ba a bit less of him now, compared to 8-months ago?
  • gb155gb155 Posts: 2,048
    jimmypippa wrote:
    And wierdly there seems to ba a bit less of him now, compared to 8-months ago?

    :D:D:D:D
    On a Mission to lose 20 stone..Get My Life Back

    December 2007 - 39 Stone 05 Lbs

    July 2011 - 13 Stone 12 Lbs - Cycled 17851 Miles

    http://39stonecyclist.com
    Now the hard work starts.
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