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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 27th October, 2019)

Parbold


Parbold
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Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
Views: 2,048

Comment by: irene robertsI on 27th October 2019 at 08:29

What a lovely scene...we have some beautiful places in Wigan.

Comment by: Veronica on 27th October 2019 at 11:49

I like the 'toy' castle, also the lovely buildings,very scenic as Irene says.

Comment by: Mick on 27th October 2019 at 13:37

Its not a castle Veronica, its a topless windmill that used to grind the corn.
Ive just come through Parbold and theres loads of push bikers and walkers out enjoying the autumn sunshine

Comment by: Veronica on 27th October 2019 at 15:21

It's good how it has been made use of Mick, very pleasing on the eye and a good composition of the photograph.
Ps I wish I had the confidence to get on my bike!

Comment by: Mick on 27th October 2019 at 15:57

Put you saddle low and cock on, that way you can keep your feet close to the ground

Comment by: Veronica on 27th October 2019 at 16:09

It's already as low as it can go! Anyway it's got two flat tyres now, it must be 3 or 4 years since I went on it. Its the traffic on the road that puts me off these days or I would go on it.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 27th October 2019 at 16:16

Nice pic Mick.
Veronica, I think you need nerves of steel to be an ordinary pushbike user these days...the lycra clad lads have no fear...their eyes not on the road ahead but fixed to the tarmac under the front wheel....a gang of them frighten me to death !!

Comment by: Veronica on 27th October 2019 at 16:36

True Helen. No canal near where I live; To even get to the comparative safety of the canal path I would have to go along the A6 road, which is scary enough and then down Dicconson Lane and up to Aspull and downhill towards New Springs. If I lived nearer perhaps I would,as I loved cycling in the summer months. My exercise now is swimming once a week and walking up to the shops. Shame but there it is - as I'm quite fit really.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 27th October 2019 at 18:32

Perhaps what you need Veronica is a pair of those boots that Noddy Holder out of Slade used to wear .
Although not primarily designed for use by cyclists, the extra thickness of the soles may assist in allowing your feet to touch the road surface.
But ultimately , if keeping death off the roads is your principal concern , then my advice would be ,....ride on the pavements...That's when you'll find out who your real friends are.

Comment by: Maureen on 27th October 2019 at 18:47

Veronica,I've always had a bike and always biked on the road but...where I live it's uphill and downhill and I haven't the puff now to go uphill..if ever I'm lucky enough to come into money,I'm going to get a leccy one..I do miss my bike,and to ride through the countryside is heaven.

Comment by: Veronica on 27th October 2019 at 19:08

Perhaps I should get a motorbike instead Ozy those Noddy Slade boots would hamper me even further,! Pancho Villas would be nothing on me!
Maureen I know what you mean - I felt like Doris Day riding my bike around Howfen's country lanes - the trouble is the country lanes lead to ever more built up areas! There are far more strangers living here than when I was a stranger in Howfen half a century ago! ;o))
By the way I have nearly finished the Owney Madden book....

Comment by: . Ozy . on 27th October 2019 at 19:31

Maureen , In addition to scrapping current austerity measures and improving public spending , whilst at the same time reducing taxes , Boris Johnson has promised that when we leave the EU , he's going to change all the uphills into downhills whilst leaving the downhills as they are .
So hang on to your dosh for the time being as you might never need a leccy bike.
Roll on Brexit I say . Good old BoJo !

Comment by: DTease on 27th October 2019 at 21:40

what Boris needs is a Trick Cyclist.

Comment by: Maureen on 27th October 2019 at 22:09

Ozy,if that could be done I'd be pumping my tyres up now..I love my bike,and can I tell you that it's pink and purple..I just love it,and like I said it's lovely cycling through the countryside..to me a bike means freedom..and that doesn't cost a fortune.

Comment by: Veronica on 27th October 2019 at 22:34

Good for you Maureen, my bike is purple too,
hardly used.

Comment by: Poet on 28th October 2019 at 03:16

Are people aware of our new club. We ride those big Tricycles. Rather than lycra we prefer Edwardian bathing costume . Our Peloton is something to see. Having three wheels we can get a fair speed up. Sometimes I get airborne going over humpback bridges. You can't miss me. I've got the initials of the club , Tricyclists In Transit emblazoned on my crash helmet.

Comment by: Veronica on 28th October 2019 at 07:18

The first couple of lines, you had me going there Poet! I could just see myself on a penny farthing...

Comment by: Ned Stark on 28th October 2019 at 07:50

Old people trying to be amusing just doesn't work, Ozy just stop it, its painfull to read your dribble.

Comment by: Veronica on 28th October 2019 at 07:59

Probably because you haven't the brain to write anything worthwhile Stark.

Comment by: Maureen on 28th October 2019 at 08:08

Ned stark..if you were half as fluent or imaginary with your words you probably wouldn't be half as surly..the green eyed monster comes to mind,as for being old,Ozy sounds half your age,so lighten up..gloominess is very aging.

Comment by: Veronica on 28th October 2019 at 08:26

Certainly picked a good name for himself- Ned Stark ( raving mad). stark , as in empty!
Just a weird troll Maureen...

Comment by: . Ozy . on 28th October 2019 at 09:27

" When your soul and mine have left our bodies and we are buried alongside each other , a potter may one day mould the dust of both of us into the same clay ."....
...credit for drivel....Omar Khayyám .

Comment by: DTease on 28th October 2019 at 09:35

Have you met Alan Ned? I’m sure you two would get on like a house on fire.
You could make one another miserable all day long.

Comment by: Ned Stark on 28th October 2019 at 13:05

DTease back to your waffle...oops i mean dribble, zzzzzzzzzzzzz

Comment by: Veronica on 28th October 2019 at 15:31

A more appropriate name would be Nerd Stark...Always at the back like the pantomime donkey if you notice.

Comment by: Maureen on 28th October 2019 at 16:01

Mr starky,you must be a very unhappy person to come out with so much drivel..do you often spit your dummy out when you're stuck for an intelligent conversation,you must be an awful bore...get a hobby,it'll gee you up a bit.

Comment by: Veronica on 28th October 2019 at 16:18

It's back to school for the kids tomorrow Maureen....

Comment by: DTease on 28th October 2019 at 16:38

I would take you on in a battle of wits Ned but it would be like striking a defenceless child and I wouldn't want to do that, so I'll just leave you to it.

Comment by: Ned Stark on 28th October 2019 at 17:24

DTease please i'm crying with laughter here, back to your allotment owd lad, if you can remember where it is, Veronica & Maureen the new hinge and bracket but without the humour, must try harder its painful to see such old fools trying to be funny. Mooreen it's Stark not Starky, your age again i guess....tut tut

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 29th October 2019 at 08:42

And I thought this was a friendly website !

Comment by: Maureen on 29th October 2019 at 09:34

Believe me Helen it is,but every so often you get someone trying to upset everyone..they're very brave sat behind a screen.

Comment by: Veronica on 29th October 2019 at 10:59

It is friendly Helen/ Maureen- just don't feed the ani......I mean trolls. I feel sorry for his parents - no hope for them is there if he can't stand older people. Must be jealous of our bus pass! Bet he doesn't buy a poppy....!.
Ps Humour doesn't come in to it...

Comment by: Poet on 29th October 2019 at 11:06

Well, it's Boris for me too Oz for what's the alternative?
The Lilliputian leader of the Liberal Autocrats who thinks she and her wretched crew even have the right to stop Brexit. Just another way of saying we disenfranchise over half the electorate. Who on earth is this woman? It's as if Dora the barmaid from the Dog and Partridge has been suddenly elevated to potential P.M.
Or the anachronistic commie Corbyn? You just know he puts his Che Guevera beret on in the bath if he ever takes one. I wouldn't tire of throwing plums at that man. Labour in any case is for Yuppies and scroungers these days.
I voted to remain in the EU but will change my vote now for there is a bigger issue at stake. The survival of our democracy.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 29th October 2019 at 12:43

To be fair Poet , I have to confess that I was employing a little sarcasm in my BoJo comment, inferring that it would require someone possessing the supernatural capabilities to refashion the landscape to extricate us from the political Okeefenokee quagmire that this current three ring circus of cerebrally challenged , self serving muppet leaders have led us into.
Forget Brexit , the outcome was ordained at the outset , there was only ever going to be one set of losers in that fiasco...us lot.

We don't need any of the aforementioned amateur tossers tinkering with this country's destiny . What's required at this point in time is another Oliver Cromwell, or failing that , yon bloke that they'll be burning in effigy again next week.

Regards. Ozy.

Comment by: Veronica on 30th October 2019 at 08:20

Well that put a cork in the mouth of 'young' Neddy who I am now convinced is a female with an axe to grind!

Comment by: Pw on 30th October 2019 at 11:47

Ned Stark,eh?

Comment by: Sam h on 31st October 2019 at 10:32

Mr stark is just an attention seeker , so sad if only he could do something positive he may get to like it.

Comment by: Veronica on 31st October 2019 at 14:32

I am not a political 'animal' at all but I do know we are being led down another path of despair -. agree with both Ozy and Poet.
Sam H - you are right - attention seeking and disagreeable to the 'nth' degree.. Anti elderly? Makes the blood run cold..

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