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balmain

Member since Feb 2008 • Last active Apr 2016
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    Cheers Matt was looking forward to it, one of my favourite night time routes. But probably a daft idea for me given the weekend. Next time hopefully, Thursdays work better for me than Wednesdays.

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    Had hoped to ride tonight, but way behind on sorting stuff for Flanders. Good riding all.

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    I'm keen, but... driving to Flanders early doors Friday. Add in a Thursday evening ride - what could possibly go wrong? Prob decide on the day.

  • in Rider Down
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    So very sad, we see the TCC guys out on these roads all the time. RIP Ralph.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    game changer for OGs....RIP
    youtube.com/watch?v=v342TST9­tFw

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    Would have been good to catch up Nic - next time. I actually wasn't that difficult to spot since I spent a good proportion of the evening twirling a glowstick and sending people left for food. People generally asked one of 3 questions regarding directions in or out - the answer to each one was 'left'. I could happily get through life never using the word again.

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    As ever the Dynamo delivered in spadefuls. Still my favourite UK ride by a long distance - even as it has grown and attracted a more mainstream riders there's still a slight air of delicious chaos to the whole affair.

    Lovely to catch up with so many faces from previous forum rides and I thoroughly enjoyed my stint 'helping' out at Sible Hedingham. Recommended for anyone considering it next year, you also get the added bonus of riding the second half at about 4am - straight into a sunrise all the way and bumping into a very chilled group of riders who are taking it easy and soaking up the whole experience.

    My highlight for the night was the aforementioned local lady at Sible Hedingham who popped out for 5 minutes at 11pm in a summer dress to check that the signage was still in place and ended up staying till about 2:30am giving directions in and out of the food station. She seemed to be having a ball and was full of praise for the riders - all of whom were unfailingly polite and chatty. I did ask whether maybe she wanted to use my phone to let her husband know about her extended sojourn, but she didn't seem to think that was necessary - it was pretty clear who ran that household.

    I tried the Dunwich to Diss exit as an alternative to riding to Ipswich - far superior: about 28 miles through largely deserted lanes, you get on the same train that stops at Ipswich later and no one bothered to check on minor things like bike reservations.

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    Why would you have paid £125 each for them when you can still buy tickets today direct from the club at a slightly less ridiculously priced £70.

    Easy on the 'shit team in a shit ground though'...

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    I'll take the 16GB one if still available - will pm

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