Thursday, 27 August 2015

Guy Martin Tosser!

I don't care how fast he can ride a bike! The last thing the waterways needed was someone on a boat with the intellectual capacity of a pea.

Yesterday moored at Bridge 153 in Cropredy I over heard a hire boater say “Fuck it lets go for it” This was after 3 o’clock in the afternoon and the ‘it’ was Fenny Compton.

The Guy Martin connection came as they sped off under the bridge when, encouraged by the adults on the boat, a young lad 14/16 jumped off the bridge onto the roof of the boat. This, if you saw the series, was something done by members of the crew and labelled ‘extreme boating’, extreme idiocy more like!

Since Timothy West said, “It’s a contact sport”, every Tom Dick and Harry hire boater has learned the phrase and thinks that is the way to go! Enough with the TV programmes. They seem to bring the worst of people onto the canals I told John Sergeant the same thing.

Yesterdays boat jumper passed me tonight at Bridge 131 after taking a gentle curve too fast and crashing into the off side bank. Why was he speeding? Probably because he  come further than he was  told to and is now racing to get back. If he is late back I guarantee he will swear he turned at Cropredy or blame the queues at the locks.

1 comment:

Alf said...

Ah, but not only does he ride fast he falls off fast as well !! He broke severall bones recently, so he will be a bit slower for a while !