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stevewharton
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Devils Bridge.

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Up in the Cumbria area for the week and visiting the local sights, Morecambe, the Lake district, Ambleside, Hardknott Pass and Kirkby Lonsdale today, where I saw one of the bikers favourite places, Devils Bridge.
A bit damp today so only one bike there, but here's a question for you all (not you Alan, give someone else a chance :roll: )
Why is it called Devils Bridge?
Look, my paintwork hasn't got "Fish scales" :x they're "Dragon scales" right!!! However, after some thought, I will accept "Black Marlin" or "Swordfish", but definitely not "Haddock" or "Cod".
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Re: Devils Bridge.

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In common with many bridges of the same name, legend holds that the Devil appeared to an old woman, promising to build a bridge in exchange for the first soul to cross over it. When the bridge was finished, the woman threw bread over the bridge and her dog chased after it, thereby outwitting the Devil.
There rubbish them Jap bikes lad they won't last five minutes! you want to get yourself a nice Royal Enfield!
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Re: Devils Bridge.

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Thank god they didn’t throw Alan over the bridge first.
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Re: Devils Bridge.

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PaulD738 wrote: Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:41 pm In common with many bridges of the same name, legend holds that the Devil appeared to an old woman, promising to build a bridge in exchange for the first soul to cross over it. When the bridge was finished, the woman threw bread over the bridge and her dog chased after it, thereby outwitting the Devil.
That's so spookily word for word perfect Paul, it's almost like you've googled it. :roll:
Look, my paintwork hasn't got "Fish scales" :x they're "Dragon scales" right!!! However, after some thought, I will accept "Black Marlin" or "Swordfish", but definitely not "Haddock" or "Cod".
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Re: Devils Bridge.

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And I thought it was because of all the bikers who visited the burger truck next to it! :lol:
(Excellent bacon sarnies!!!) ;)
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Re: Devils Bridge.

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Alan H wrote: Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:18 am And I thought it was because of all the bikers who visited the burger truck next to it! :lol:
(Excellent bacon sarnies!!!) ;)
Which was shut yesterday when we were there :(
But I did expect to see you there, guarding the bridge that you'd built. ;) :lol:
Look, my paintwork hasn't got "Fish scales" :x they're "Dragon scales" right!!! However, after some thought, I will accept "Black Marlin" or "Swordfish", but definitely not "Haddock" or "Cod".
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Re: Devils Bridge.

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I only do tchnical 'lecktrickery, not heavy stuff.....
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Re: Devils Bridge.

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Alan H wrote: Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:54 pm I only do tchnical 'lecktrickery, not heavy stuff.....
Yeah but surely you must be related to the “King of Darkness” himself Mr Lucas :lol:
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Re: Devils Bridge.

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PaulD738 wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:40 pm
Alan H wrote: Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:54 pm I only do tchnical 'lecktrickery, not heavy stuff.....
Yeah but surely you must be related to the “King of Darkness” himself Mr Lucas :lol:
No mate, I'm the light at the end of your tunnel..... (Oooer, Mother!!) :shock:
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