Twinkly Dave – Mud splattered bicycle and pizza enthusiast Growing old disgracefully

October 26, 2006

like pigeons, dying

Filed under: lunacy - other peoples,not bikes — dgpowell @ 10:04 am

It must happen pretty much all the time, given the size of the country and the numbers involved. I mean take a look around next time you’re out in a town centre and you’ll see hundreds, if not thousands of them. They’ll all be wandering around clucking quietly at each other, occasionally puffing up their chests at each other and constantly getting under your feet as you try to eye up the bargains in the shop windows as they flutter past.

So if there’s so many of them where do they go to do it? Where do they drop down and offer everything up? Surely given the numbers of them involved there should be parks all over the UK full of them, constantly. There shouldn’t even be room to shuffle at the top of tall buildings to look at the views, but I’ve never actually seen it happen. I’ve hung round places where it’s ‘supposed’ to happen (with good reason, I hasten to add, I’m not just some sort of weirdo who hangs around these places hoping to see it actually occur, that’d be too strange) but as yet it’s never happened around me.

You see the aftermath of it I suppose, again usually around town when I’m shopping, but let’s face it, it’s not as good as the ‘special moment’ is it?

I’m wondering now if you see the events leading up to it, but never realise what’s actually happening. When they hurtle around looking like they have a purpose, travelling to strange places at odd times and looking quite distant and confused. Maybe they’re not just odd, maybe they know something that the rest of their population will have no idea about until it’s their turn, at which time they too will fly around from pillar to post looking unusually pensive. Searching for the right place to do it and checking that everything is as it should be. I guess that’s a slightly romanticised version of it, but hey, it’s a hell of an event…


  1. by “doing it” do you mean the love dance??? I find train stations with roofs are a good place to watch our natve street cleaners perform the love dance. A male will puff out his chest/neck feathers and coo the female into submission. if the female is ready and willing they will fly of to a small nook or chimney pot! they climb inside, realise they are crap climbers as they have no bloody hands!! fall down your chimney breast, die during the fall land on your gas fire, your wife screams, you dish out 250.00 for a corgi registered gas man to remove the “love Birds”!! i don’t care where they f**k, just dont do it in my chimney!!!! oh i feel better now.

    Comment by Wayne — October 26, 2006 @ 2:28 pm

  2. I started with good intentions, but bitterness took over sorry.

    Comment by Wayne — October 26, 2006 @ 2:30 pm

  3. well, love is definately central to the underlying theme in this post…and there’s as much of a ritual involved as there is in the ‘love dance’

    Comment by dave — October 26, 2006 @ 3:08 pm

  4. Pigeons are actually robots controlled by mice.

    Comment by matt — October 26, 2006 @ 4:43 pm

  5. Last weekend Me and Steve have been to Amsterdam, but i’m starting to wonder we should just have stayed at home and read your website instead of blowing our money on splifs….what the hell are you on (about).
    Anyway Steve said he’d dropped you and Rich on the Flintshire Challenge, and said you didn’t look like your HR was below 60%! I saw your plans for next year, but Transalp is missing is that right?
    I feel i need to end this with some spaced out comment about pigeons, what about: i used to be a pigeon fancier back in Holland but my dad fancies them now….. Eelco

    Comment by Eelco — October 26, 2006 @ 5:23 pm

  6. I saw them at the station today, there was 3 of them stuffing thier beaks on what i con only discribe as black train station poo!!! they liked it – my mate thinks they “do it” round the back of “MacDonalds in town”??

    Comment by wayne — October 26, 2006 @ 5:59 pm

  7. Just like the chavs 🙂

    Comment by matt — October 26, 2006 @ 9:30 pm

  8. Eelco; i wasn’t below 60% when i was with steve, that was a nice quick pace (for me).
    Yes, sadly the transalp is missing from next year, too many 24hr races to kick ass at in the UK to fit it in. I do want to do it again though, a lot.

    I presume we’ll be seeing you at the the Real Ale Wobble in a few weeks?

    On a more general note “No-one understands me”

    Comment by dgpowell — October 27, 2006 @ 8:41 am

  9. I understand you, dave, remember “Man in Dog Suit”

    oo that must be close to 10 years ago now.

    Comment by matt — October 28, 2006 @ 1:07 pm

  10. ::sigh::

    he must be very small now…

    it’s nearly the paedophiles xmas too

    Comment by dave — October 28, 2006 @ 7:55 pm

  11. indeed it is, that might have been the sickest/funniest thing you ever did say.

    Comment by matt — October 28, 2006 @ 9:11 pm

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