Home Main Category Clubhouse

Wambli Ska.....................?

shushshush Senior MemberPosts: 6,259 Senior Member
"An American cyclist who accidentally signed up for a cycle race in the "wrong Birmingham" decided to make the transatlantic trip anyway."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-41393230

"John Hoopingarner, from Ohio, flew to the UK to take part in the 100-mile Velo Birmingham, after signing up to the event he thought was in Alabama.

After realising his mistake, Mr Hoopingarner thought "well I made it this far, I may as well just go".

Mr Hoopingarner said he hoped to repeat his mistake next year."


'tis you?

Sibling?

Some form of genetic tie?

Kindred spirit?

Same GPS?

Just as daft as a plank?

A brilliant chap, just brilliant. :applause::tooth:

Replies

  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Man, Wambli just can't get a break on here...............he was on the "A"s he must have went to "B" now :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    Man, Wambli just can't get a break on here...............he was on the "A"s he must have went to "B" now :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

    Well, Athens and Birmingham are geographically close, so................ :spittingcoffee:
      I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”
    ― Douglas Adams
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Not me, I just shipped my bike to Athens...

    WHICH ATHENS???!!! :silly: :silly: :silly: Oh, the humanity! No telling where Wambli's bike will end up! :silly:

    * Athens, Αttiki, Greece
    * Athens Alabama, USA
    * Athens Arkansas, USA
    * Athens California, USA
    * Athens Ohio, USA
    * Athens Georgia, USA
    * Athens Illinois, USA
    * Athens Indiana, USA
    * Athens Kansas, USA
    * Athens Lexington Kentucky, USA
    * Athens Louisiana, USA
    * Athens Somerset Maine, USA
    * Athens Calhoun Michigan, USA
    * Athens Mississippi, USA
    * Athens Missouri, USA
    * Athens New York, USA
    * Athens Ohio, USA
    * Athens Pennsylvania, USA
    * Athens Tennessee, USA
    * Athens Texas, USA
    * Athens Vermont, USA
    * Athens West Virginia, USA
    * Athens Wisconsin, USA
    * Athens Ontario, Canada
    * Athenstedt, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
    * Athens of Ayrshire – Troon, Scotland
    * Athens of Cuba – Matanzas, Cuba
    * Athens of Egypt- Alexandria, Egypt
    * Athens of Finland – Jyväskylä, Finland
    * Athens of Florida – DeLand, Florida, USA
    * Athens of Indiana – Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA
    * Athens of Latin America – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    * Athens of Minas Gerais – Juiz de Fora, Brazil
    * Athens of North America – Boston, USA
    * Athens of Sicily – Catania, Italy
    * Athens of South America – Bogotá, Columbia
    * Athens of the Bodrog – Sárospatak, Hungary
    * Athens of the East – Madurai, India
    * Athens of the Middle Ages – Florence, Italy
    * Athens of the North – Edinburgh, Scotland
    * Athens of the South – Nashville, USA
    * Athens of the Southern Hemisphere – Dunedin, New Ziland
    * Athens of the West (early 19th c.) – Lexington, USA
    * Athens of the West – Berkeley, California, USA
    * Athens on the Isar – Munich, Germany
    * Athens on the Spree – Berlin, Germany
    * Athens on the Torysa – Prešov, Slovakia
    * Brazilian Athens – São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil
    * Czech Athens – Krnov, Scotland
    * Lusa Athens – Coimbra, Portugal
    * Sardinian Athens – Nuoro, Italy
    * Serbian Athens – Novi Sad, Serbia
    * Siberian Athens – Tomsk, Russia
    * Athens of the South – Tampa, Florida, USA
      I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”
    ― Douglas Adams
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Well there is a little community called Athena in FLA South of Perry on HWY 19.........................
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    Well there is a little community called Athena in FLA South of Perry on HWY 19.........................

    In that case I sure hope he got a good tracking # on that shipment! :roll2:
      I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”
    ― Douglas Adams
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 25,037 Senior Member
    I didn't even know there was an Athens, California! I'll have to go look it up...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,813 Senior Member
    Wambli knows how to ride a bicycle?
  • shushshush Senior Member Posts: 6,259 Senior Member
    bisley wrote: »
    Wambli knows how to ride a bicycle?

    He can ride one.


    7281033776_22d9491f7f_b.jpg

    It's just a **** to get on it.
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    shush wrote: »
    He can ride one.


    7281033776_22d9491f7f_b.jpg

    It's just a **** to get on it.

    That picture reminded me of a short story by Mark Twain and his introduction to the bicycle. Not one of his better known stories, but pretty darned funny!

    http://www.online-literature.com/twain/1323/
      I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”
    ― Douglas Adams
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 25,037 Senior Member
    tennmike wrote: »
    That picture reminded me of a short story by Mark Twain and his introduction to the bicycle. Not one of his better known stories, but pretty darned funny!

    http://www.online-literature.com/twain/1323/

    Thanx for that - that was a Twain I'd never read before! Sent it off to a bike nut friend!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
Sign In or Register to comment.
Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get the top Guns & Ammo stories delivered right to your inbox every week.

Advertisement