After a hard day working in the garden- My daughter phoned up to see If I wanted to try the "NEW Harry Ramsbottom" fish and chip shop in Eastbourne- Oh and bring the dog along so I can play with him. As Some of you may realise- Fish and chips is a Tradition in the UK. Harry Ramsbottoms- is a NORTHERN tradition in Fish and chip shops. After taking a long look at the menu- I told them that I was not eating at this restaurant- as I do not trust fish that has the only description as "Fish". No Cod, hake, rock, plaice or any other named fish, on the menu. All it was was fish and when I enquired it was Coley or Whiting. My cats turn up their noses at that rubbish so I walked out and the rest followed. Found another Fish and Chip shop so Down to the beach to eat while the dog played in the sea. It was beautiful.
Only one Hang up. We bikers are pig ignorant. There are signs up on the promenade to say- "No Cycling". No one seemed to take any notice. I nearly got hit by one 14 year old and his dad on Wally mart bikes, The dog decided he did not like the look of some fat git on a bike and barked at him. The fat git told me I should keep the dog under control and as he was stopped at the time- I pointed to the big sign painted across the promenade and told him to get open his eyes before he cycled any further. There must have been about 30 cyclists weaving in and out of the pedestrians in the space of about 5 minutes. Then on top of that-I had to move the car so driving along at 20mph looking for a parking space and I saw a bike on my nearside Coming up from well behind. I indicated and stopped- leaving room for the bike. Good job I did as The cyclist was oblivious to any thing going on around him. He was plugged in to his I Pod and I doubt that he even saw me-let alone that I was stationary.
I have come to the conclusion that we bikers are a menace to car drivers- pedestrians and little friendly animals. So tomorrow I am going up on the hills to see if I can find some Ramblers to upset by riding on their Trails.