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2012-02-18 Sat - The Frozen Bridges - Winter Edition - XIII - East to West
 
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Old 19th February 2012   #301
Dogpants
Brilliant ride tonight thanks John and nice ride south with Vunugu and Palu after, (I swear Sutton gets further away every time). No brawls though. I feel left out.
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Old 19th February 2012   #302
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@Tommmmmm... nice one today. Didn't realize you broke off with the north crew. The east ride back was shifting some too.

@SHinuku Kiss.. class basket. Thanks for the rum at the end. Totally helped me get back.

@ EVERYONE> Great ride! Thank you very much...night night now sweet dreams
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Old 19th February 2012   #303
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All got a bit fractious on the way back, but there were plenty of us so hopefully nobody ended up sleeping in a bus shelter. Good times, but the bleak sight on Chiswick High Road put a bit of a dampener on things for me.

Changed and chilled and off to a party.... WINNING!




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Old 19th February 2012   #304
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Good times, but the bleak sight on Chiswick High Road put a bit of a dampener on things for me.
What happened in Chiswick? It's normally sedate at the best of times, so can't imagine anything happening at 2:30am
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Old 19th February 2012   #305
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ped vs bus on the highroad
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Old 19th February 2012   #306
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nice ride everyone! thanks foremost to ma3k for leading us through this lfgss classic and thanks for all of you for making it this pleasant to ride along.

i was happy about the civilised yet swift pace, happy about so few (1?!) punctures and to meet some new folks and to be able to catch up with some i met before.

frozen fingers ride ftw!
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Old 19th February 2012   #307
Hauska
this was my first LFGSS ride.

totally enjoyed it.

i had an amazing playlist in the headphones, the route was fun and i loved the pace.

i'll do more, definitely.
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Old 19th February 2012   #308
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ped vs bus on the highroad
how the hell do you get hit by a bus at 2:30am?
hope he / she wasn't hurt too bad.
glad you all had a great time, gutted to miss it.
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Old 19th February 2012   #309
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Second Ride in London, Was Amazing... back for more cheers all
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Old 19th February 2012   #310
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how the hell do you get hit by a bus at 2:30am?
hope he / she wasn't hurt too bad.
glad you all had a great time, gutted to miss it.
The bus was on the wrong side of the road and there was plod EVERYWHERE.
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Old 19th February 2012   #311
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Great ride! Thanks ma3k and everyone else who made it so awesome.
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Old 19th February 2012   #312
Webofdonor
A few pics from the night, great ride, lots of fun thanks all!





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Old 19th February 2012   #313
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looks like you guys had a great time! Will deffo be there next time!
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Old 19th February 2012   #314
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Are you feeling better?
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Old 19th February 2012   #315
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Yes thank you my friend. Gutted I missed the ride and seeing you guys but didn't think I should over do it so soon. Did you have a good time?
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Old 19th February 2012   #316
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Utterly hilarious.

The best part was the boss holding up a bus so that our ramshackle peloton could pass through part of the south bank.

The driver was apoplectic.
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Old 19th February 2012   #317
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I thought the Chelsea tractor that could only just fit through the width restrictions was pretty funny too ;)
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Old 19th February 2012   #318
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^^^^ He was drinking ales.
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Old 19th February 2012   #319
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I thought the Chelsea tractor that could only just fit through the width restrictions was pretty funny too ;)
Ha! I'd forgotten about that.
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Old 19th February 2012   #320
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One of my favourite moments was watching someone help the local yoof who wheelied past adjust their brakes. Warmed the heart.
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Old 19th February 2012   #321
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hahahaha!
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Old 19th February 2012   #322
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I thought the Chelsea tractor that could only just fit through the width restrictions was pretty funny too ;)
Didn't he look shameface at our round of applause.

Top ride. Nice one John. I think I finally warmed up at the end. Must have been those little sprints up towards Hammersmith Bridge.
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Old 19th February 2012   #323
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Thanks to John for the organising

Thanks to everyone for making it a great ride. Good to see some familiar and new faces.

Lost some of you guys going back east due to a calf seizing up.

Saw that accident in Chiswick. Didn't know it involved a cyclist.

Eventually made it home.
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Old 19th February 2012   #324
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it didn't involve a cyclist, it was a pedestrian.
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Old 19th February 2012   #325
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it didn't involve a cyclist, it was a pedestrian.
I stand corrected. Thanks.
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Old 19th February 2012   #326
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It looked pretty horrific so I had to avert my eyes
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Old 19th February 2012   #327
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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.
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Old 19th February 2012   #328
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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.
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Old 19th February 2012   #329
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^^On that note, does anyone know if Alex (PP) got home ok?
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Old 19th February 2012   #330
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^ his profile says he was last online 9 hours ago... i guess he's sleeping it off.
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Old 19th February 2012   #331
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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.
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Old 19th February 2012   #332
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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.
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Old 19th February 2012   #333
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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!
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Old 19th February 2012   #334
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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
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Old 19th February 2012   #335
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^ can't ride in a straight line in any state.
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Old 19th February 2012   #336
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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.
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Old 19th February 2012   #337
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I saw him once! Honestly, he was on his bike, cycling, near St. Pauls. But wasn't working that day, or something.
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Old 19th February 2012   #338
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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.
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Old 19th February 2012   #339
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For the sake of being cool
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Old 19th February 2012   #340
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It ain't cool if you can't buy your Doris a beer, is it.
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Old 19th February 2012   #341
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valid point
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Old 19th February 2012   #342
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Great ride.
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Old 19th February 2012   #343
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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.
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Old 19th February 2012   #344
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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.
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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.
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Old 19th February 2012   #345
Eamesy
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.
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Old 19th February 2012   #346
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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
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Old 19th February 2012   #347
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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..
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Old 19th February 2012   #348
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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.
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Old 19th February 2012   #349
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I'm just going to post this here, as it was on my mind last night. Apologies if it's been mentioned already.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_B...%C3%B6nigsberg
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Old 19th February 2012   #350
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good ride last night, cheers all.

this was playing on loop in my dreams
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