• It looked pretty horrific so I had to avert my eyes

  • Thanks for organising the ride John. It was a good pace and seemed to go faster than the others i'd been on. i look forward to doing another in warmer conditions.

    I had a surprisingly nice ride home last night. Everybody sped of east and I enjoyed london at night. Even stopped to have a recovery Milkshake at Tinseltown. I got home for about 3am had a shower and then cycled to work in Chelmsford.

    Not to be a bore, but the only thing that worried me slightly was the alcohol consumption. I understand it is a social ride and im not against people having a can or two/three but being visibly drunk (not being able to ride in a straight line) is not a good thing.

  • I understand it is a social ride and im not against people having a can or two/three but being visibly drunk (not being able to ride in a straight line) is not a good thing.

    In my limited experience of watching work colleagues get so bladdered I wondered how they made it home on the train - which they did (invariably they lived outside London), I am now confident that some kind of 'homing pigeon' effect comes into operation for pedestrians and cyclists. Most of the time, anyway.

  • ^^On that note, does anyone know if Alex (PP) got home ok?

  • ^ his profile says he was last online 9 hours ago... i guess he's sleeping it off.

  • In my limited experience of watching work colleagues get so bladdered I wondered how they made it home on the train - which they did (invariably they lived outside London), I am now confident that some kind of 'homing pigeon' effect comes into operation for pedestrians and cyclists. Most of the time, anyway.

    it's our drunk compass, allowing people to find their way home no matter how inebriated or lost they are. Seems to work especially well with cycling. I think it it helped by a lack of sense of time while in that state of mind, but it hasn't failed me yet.

  • Cracking ride. Enjoyed the fixie massive in terms of size and it had everything else necessary: wrecks, skitching, punctures, booze and speed (pace).

    But it was mostly just a very fun social ride with good peeps that was well led and organised by MA3K. Big ups to Sweaty, Big Dave and Sonny for keeping it real out there.

  • Yep got home fine thanks guys. Maybe enjoyed myself a little too much towards the endm a bit reckless of me, dont want to do that again really

    Thanks to john for a great ride though!

  • Not to be a bore, but the only thing that worried me slightly was the alcohol consumption. I understand it is a social ride and im not against people having a can or two/three but being visibly drunk (not being able to ride in a straight line) is not a good thing.

    meh

  • ^ can't ride in a straight line in any state.

  • I've never seen a courier ride in a straight line.

    But then I never saw Max Crowe couriering.

    Nobody did. Not even the companies he (allegedly) worked for.

  • I saw him once! Honestly, he was on his bike, cycling, near St. Pauls. But wasn't working that day, or something.

  • He had a radio that he used to switch off.

    What's the point in halting your only means of achieving the numbers if you disregard the only means to get those numbers.

  • For the sake of being cool

  • It ain't cool if you can't buy your Doris a beer, is it.

  • valid point

  • Great ride.

  • ped vs bus on the highroad

    We rode by that.
    When I saw the damage to the bus I thought the worst(what with all the drunk cyclists bombing up and down).

    Tragedy for the person involved indeed, but I am glad it wasn't one of us.

  • I've never seen a courier ride in a straight line.

    But then I never saw Max Crowe couriering.

    Nobody did. Not even the companies he (allegedly) worked for.

    I saw him once! Honestly, he was on his bike, cycling, near St. Pauls. But wasn't working that day, or something.

    I saw Max in the city at least twice, at a time when I wasn't in the city very often, and yes, he was working. Lay off him.

  • Thanks MA3K for a fantastic ride.

    The ride back home East drained what little energy I had remaining but nothing a dodgy kebab (and some lovely cleavage) couldn't fix. Nice to have met some new faces and to have caught up with some old ones.

  • It ain't cool if you can't buy your Doris a beer, is it.

    What's even less cool is having a Doris like that poor bloke in Putney had!

    "Why.. are YOU roidin' around on de bridges for?! All you bloody cyclists! Feckin' eedjits in da cold". "I am Northern Irish, but I'm not violent!" Whut?!

    Fucking loon.
    Funniest moment of the night

  • Yep got home fine thanks guys. Maybe enjoyed myself a little too much towards the endm a bit reckless of me, dont want to do that again really

    Thanks to john for a great ride though!

    I checked you out at the end of the ride and thought you were ok.

    Those new shoes and pedals didn't help much..

  • I saw Max in the city at least twice, at a time when I wasn't in the city very often, and yes, he was working. Lay off him.

    I had little or no issue with Max, but if ever there was someone who needed a chilli in his arse it was him. The lad had NO motivation whatsoever.

  • I'm just going to post this here, as it was on my mind last night. Apologies if it's been mentioned already.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Bridg­es_of_K%C3%B6nigsberg

  • good ride last night, cheers all.

    this was playing on loop in my dreams
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    Statler Brothers: Flowers On The Wall. - YouTube[/ame]

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