Friday, 6 February 2015

Are you skipping the bike?

I really hope it was a joke. I know my beaten up, over-worked, clearly loved through use (rather than maintenance) Raleigh looks like a shed so I should not have been so shocked at the question...

Today on the way to my mum's, I collected the tetra packs & a broken kettle, loaded them into my pannier & made the 0.01 mile detour to the household waste recycling unit. The recycling collected from our houses does not allow tetra packs which is mad when the bin men recycling unit is next to the one that the public take their stuff to, which does have a tetra pack recycling skip!
A gentleman working there took the kettle from me and then asked if I was skipping the bike too. I really am not sure if it was a joke. It's entirely likely that it was; it's exactly the kind of joke I might make if I worked there. I suppose they might not get any other people ever turning up on a bike with their rubbish. I've certainly never seen anyone else at the tip on a bicycle.


Anyhoo we had a nice little natter before I carried on with my trip.
Certainly a beautiful day to be pootling through the woods & park.

The return journey was through town to collect my pocket nappy stash from the sorting office.

Clearly I am having a very Good Life day today. Cycle to take my recycling out, cycle to collect my reusable nappies. If only I looked as cute as Barbara Good!

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    1. I'm sure most ladies do. Cant be many guys out there who dont have a thing for Barbara Good...

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  2. I have a mate who's last touring bike came from the tip.... It was a really nice Italian frame and after some tender loving care the bike went on to cover a further 12,000+miles..... Good things can be found at the tip...

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    1. Brilliant! Its amazing that someone would be getting shut of something like that. I didn't bring anything back - I'm on a 'new' bike embargo.

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  3. I wonder what would Margo would say about the bike. I often would come away with something after a trip to the tip.

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    1. I wasn't skip diving (& I like the chucking element of a trip there). It was a quick visit before going to my mum's; she was freshly home from hospital - years of smoking and a sedentary life have caught up with her, so I needed to console her.

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