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Old 03-07-12, 11:16 AM   #1
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The 2012 POOTLE THREAD (new & improved)

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Old 03-07-12, 04:48 PM   #2
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Sorry, I think I misunderstood the purpose of this thread.

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Xcellent! Let the pootling begin!
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Can't wait for the summer to begin so I can share.
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I loved the old pootle thread but it has sunk into oblivion, so thanks for starting a new one.

Happy pootling!

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I went to Gosport on the south coast of the Uk, it's opposite Portsmouth, the navy base.



Gosport was where all the victualling and provision for the navy was done, it has Weevil Lane and Weevil Lake, but otherwise is an unlovely backwater. However I took the bike on the ferry, The green thing in the pic, and made it the 800 meters across the harbour without incident.



The Slaughter House is part of an old navy yard, where beasts were slaughtered and salted for the ships. Next to it is a series of buildings where shells were loaded with explosives and so forth. It's all a bit forlorn. A new 'marina' development has been built, and a notice attached to the Slaughter House bills it as an 'ideal restaurant site.'



Coming back over, the ferry had to heave to, to allow cross-Channel Ro-Ro ferry Normandie to depart. It is rather large.




It was however, blowing a Force Six, and neither bicycling nor sailing was much fun.



With time to kill, I cycled back around the coast to Lee On Solent, where the Force Six tried to blow me under a Bus. I de-pootled, and put the bike back in the car. Plenty of fresh air, though. And multi-modal: car-ferry-ferry-car.


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Old 03-09-12, 09:07 AM   #7
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That is a beautiful bike you have there.
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Thanks for setting an excellent example for the Pootle thread snafu21,

I'll admit, I'm having a difficult time wrapping my head around this "Pootle" concept! So far, I've only used my folder (DaHon Curve SL 8) for commuting back and forth to/from work, i.e. folds small on the Metro trains.

When going for a recreational ride, I may use my fixed gear bike, my touring bike or my road bike, but it had never occured to me to use the folder. Not sure where I'd go, but I will give this some thought and try to pootle somewhere and try it out . . .

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For the non-Brits in the Forum:

pootle (ˈpuːt ə l)

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informal ( Brit ) ( intr ) to travel or go in a relaxed or leisurely manner

[C20: from p ( oodle ) to travel + ( t ) ootle ]


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Let's remind the group about the Pootle speed limit too, lest illicit Pootle posts start appearing...
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I learned something new. Thanks for the translation Sesame. I had a feeling it was British slang.
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Once again, reading one of snafu's posts has enriched my English vocabulary: de-pootle! I enjoyed reading your recent pootle tale. And that's one sexy Mezzo.
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Thank you. The original Pootle Thread proposed a maximum average speed limit of 12 Mph. (19.31 Kph). This was to prevent wanton, furious bicyling. A peer-review Pootle Committee admonished the speedy, or any hint of perspiration.

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My first ride of 2012. I know it doesn't fold but after all it was my first ride of the season.

Not using that shovel today, its time to ride



The old coast guard station in the background



The new hotel where the fuel tank farm used to be.



The old pocket ore dock.



End of the line. Should take another week or so if it stays warm.

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Old 03-11-12, 04:24 AM   #15
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A Moulton, begorrah! I was teasing myself looking at them yesterday. (I don't get out much.)

Where were these taken?
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These were taken along the southern shore of the largest body of fresh water in the world (surface area).
The area also has incredible mtn biking.

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My first ride of 2012. I know it doesn't fold but after all it was my first ride of the season.
Great pics! Thanks for resizing them
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snafu21 That is a great looking bike. Is the color anodized or is it paint?
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There ya go.
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The Teddington to Sunbury Pootle

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Part 2 - I wish someone would tell / show me how to upload photos:-


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These were taken along the southern shore of the largest body of fresh water in the world (surface area).
The area also has incredible mtn biking.
Awol Nation was a great choice for the music in this video!
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Thank your translating English (UK) to Engilish (North America)
I hope to have some Pootle photos of a trip to see the cherry blossoms in Washington DC very soon.
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Carry on Pootling. I went flying (gliders) on Tuesday, and am looking for an opportunity to do a Pootle which involves shoving the bike in the aircraft as ballast and heading off into the wild blue yonder. The last flight buzzed the airfield at 120 knots, so I may need to ask for a waiver of the Pootle Speed Limit.


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GOSPORT REDUX:-




We should have started to prosecute stone throwers a long long time ago.
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