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Morning coffee with my avian friends after an all night cycling marathon.

The Atheist is probably going to warn me about bird flu or something...

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Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.

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Shit, you're getting serious about this aren't you?
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Been serious about it for a few years now, sparks. Cycling at least 30 miles a day.
Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.

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asthmatic camel wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:38 pm
Been serious about it for a few years now, sparks. Cycling at least 30 miles a day.
Thirty wasted miles a day, you mean.

You are wasting energy.

I think you need to conserve. Be like me. Don't bike. Nap.

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I'm an insomniac; napping is a skill I do not possess.

Well, not unless I drink heavily and...

You know the score.
Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.

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asthmatic camel wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:48 am
an all night cycling marathon
We of course want details, maps, police reports, &c.!

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:oops: Well, show's you how fucking observant I am.
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This is my normal nightly run during the Winter months, around 30 miles.

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I'll take some pics for evidences.
Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.

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Ashton-under-Lyne.

Good times indeed for Lord Ashton. 8)
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I lived in Ashton with my then girlfriend for a year or so. Remember Charlie the Cheesemonger and his gorgeous accent? That's where it comes from; South Lancashire.
Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.

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Crumps all sounds like it might be another slang word for skint.

A more printable version of "fuck all". :)
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And photographic evidences that I'm not bullshitting. Here's the 24 hour McDonalds next to Manchester Royal Infirmary, the last place on my route where I know I can always get a coffee. I've been going in every night for so long that all the staff know me and normally slip me a free brew if the manager isn't in. :) I've done about 10 miles by now and am on my way out of the city centre. (It's not a great idea to hang around in the city centre in the small hours of Saturday morning: just asking for trouble.)

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A little further on and I'm in Rusholme and the famous Curry Mile, with its mouthwatering smells. If McDonalds is packed, or there are loads of beggars hanging around, I stop at the Wanasah Shisha Bar for a Turkish Coffee instead. If I haven't eaten all day, I sometimes treat myself to a kobedah at the nearby Rusholme Chippy, one of Manchester's first kebab houses and still one of the best.

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A couple of miles further on and I'm in Fallowfield, the heart of studentland. Here's the Queen of Hearts, formerly a church but now a pub and popular with the students for good beer and decent, cheap food.

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A good few miles further on and I'm approaching Wythenshawe Park, out at the edge of the Greater Manchester conurbation and not far from the airport.

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I'm now out by Wythenshawe Park & Hall. I went to night school here studying horticulture back in my gardening days. (It's pitch black, with no street lights, so forgive the pic quality.)

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Round the park and I'm at Moor Road and one of them there newfangled tram stations...

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Over half way, now, and heading for home...

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Into Gatley Village and the lovely Horse and Farrier. (Loads of money in Gatley.)

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Now in Cheadle Village. Not too far to go, so it's time for a smoke break...

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Back in Stockport by the Mersey where, of course, it is now raining.

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The last half mile home and up Lancashire Hill. I've seen teenagers pushing their bikes up this bugger but I sail on with little effort, feeling smug. :)

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At the top of the hill is my local pub, The Navigation. There are likely still a few ne'er-do-wells in there at 3.00 but I don't give in to temptation.

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And back home to my little, wet house on my little, wet, cobbled street. :)

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Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.

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Manchester .... het, wait a minute ... say AC do you remember a big book theft at the Manchester Public Library some years ago?
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I certainly do. Didn't you buy one of the books? :)
Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.

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Indeed I did. Burton's Book of the Sword as I recall.

Returned it too. I think the cops told me that they recovered virtually all the stuff that the guy stole.

You should go there and tell them you know me, they may let you borrow something.
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ed wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:37 am
Indeed I did. Burton's Book of the Sword as I recall.

Returned it too. I think the cops told me that they recovered virtually all the stuff that the guy stole.

You should go there and tell them you know me, they may let you borrow something.
I used to spend my lunch hour at the central library when I worked on Peter St., just round the corner. :)
Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.

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asthmatic camel wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:54 am
And photographic evidences that I'm not bullshitting. ...
What impresses me the most is that one can ride all around Manchester late at night without fear.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:16 pm
asthmatic camel wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:54 am
And photographic evidences that I'm not bullshitting. ...
What impresses me the most is that one can ride all around Manchester late at night without fear.
That's mostly true. There are some areas best avoided late on but all the locals know where they are.
Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.

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Pyrrho wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:37 am
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Brilliantly Dumbth. But then again, it's just an ad, for tyres no less
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