2008-10-15 - The Bridges V - East to West

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  • 10PM - 15th of November.

    Meet up at Bogus Jamstain(motorbikes in your buslane)'s house on the South Bank(GLA building).
    Near Tower Bridge.

    Rolling East to West.

    Route(tweaked FTW): http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=2372909­

    Previous Rides 1 - 4
    http://www.londonfgss.com/thread562.html­
    http://www.londonfgss.com/thread712.html­
    http://www.londonfgss.com/thread754.html­
    http://www.londonfgss.com/thread4769.htm­l

    Shaping up to be a good ride with good weather.
    A few things to read before you go:
    **
    Check over your bike
    Make sure it is roadworthy**
    -Check your tyres for wear and glass/flints/sharp objects
    -Pump up the tyres(correctly inflated tyres puncture less)
    -Check your lights and batteries
    -Check for loose bolts
    -Oil the chain
    If you are not mechanically competent, get a friend to help you.
    You have 3 full days to check over your machine.

    ** Prepare for self-sufficiency **
    -Bring a spare tube and tube changing tools
    -Bring spare batteries
    -Bring warm clothes, it is a night ride
    -Bring a rainjacket
    -Bring a Fully Charged Mobile
    -Bring a mapbook

    ** Help out, sound off about hazards and if people have been dropped of the back**
    Usually if we are riding the first person over a nasty bump or hidden grate, sudden drop, glass, whatever will let those immediately following them now about it by shouting or pointing.
    I will shout my loudest if I come across an imminent hazard but with over a hundred people, my voice, loud as it is doesn't carry all the way to the back.

    Last docks ride we had some people ride into curbs that they didn't see because of the bikes in front of them.

    So if you hear about it from the front, pass it back.

    Conversely if you see people being dropped off the back, at the lights or because they are slow or having some mechanical difficulties, pass it forward so the people leading the ride know and can take steps to either wait up, slow down or go back and help them out.

    ** Get other peoples mobile numbers**
    You can collect these in either the numbers thread or at the beginning of the ride, worth having in case you get lost off the back(or front).

    Take a few minutes to check out the route
    http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=2372909­
    We are crossing all of the bridges from Tower Bridge to Kew, not necessarily by the most direct route.
    This will be helpful if you plan to leave early or if you get separated you can get back on to the ride by skipping a bridge.

    Be sensible
    As with all forum rides we will endeavour to help out any stricken rider with their punctures and mechanical problems but on a large ride this might be difficult.
    Do not bring arcane or speciality equipment that needs non standard tools or esoteric knowledge in order to sort out failures and malfunctions.
    Of course if you can change a 650 tub in complete darkness in under ten minutes and have all the tools and glues, be my guest.

    We will be leaving from the GLA building around 10PM
    Get there around 9:30, have a beer, introduce yourself and collect a few phone numbers.

    **I will be heading back into the city from Kew **
    So if you need directions or someone to ride with there will be heaps of us heading back central.

    See you there.

  • do halloween ride on 31st oct ;)

  • I definitely will do.
    Check where the poll starts.

  • do halloween ride on 31st nov ;)

    You mean Oct 31st right? that's halloween, plus November only has 30 days...

  • halloween doesn't count, we're not in america.

  • Nice route.
    Will be my first ride.
    Look forward to meeting you all.

  • Sounds fun... will be there (hopefully... and yes with extra inner tubes!)

  • If you havent done the bridges before do it its fun. Good quick social ride. well done ma3k for bumping this.

  • I'm in for this one.

  • Count me in.

  • Wicked ride last time. I don't mind which date.

  • And there was me thinking the calendar would clear up coming up to Christmas!
    I am up for this.

    @Dogs
    Sat 1st Battersea Park fireworks - and it's en-route. but like all public efforts they kick off at 8ish.

  • that 29 november looks a little lonely there. come on ls and gs.

  • i am in

  • looks like its gonna be the 15th...

    1. MA3K
    2. Shinscar
  • i am in

    no... not if you don't add your name to the list...

    1. MA3K
    2. Shinscar
    3. Slag
    1. MA3K
    2. Shinscar
    3. Slag
    4. robin
    1. MA3K
    2. Shinscar
    3. Slag
    4. robin
    5. Superprecise

    bells on.

  • We love lists!

    1. MA3K
    2. Shinscar
    3. Slag
    4. robin
    5. Superprecise
    6. Kirth
    1. MA3K
    2. Shinscar
    3. Slag
    4. robin
    5. Superprecise
    6. Kirth
    7. Broker (It's my 1st time... be gentle)
    1. MA3K
    2. Shinscar
    3. Slag
    4. robin
    5. Superprecise
    6. Kirth
    7. Broker
    8. dancing james

    pure genius route planning, it ends near my house

    what time does this start?

    1. MA3K
    2. Shinscar
    3. Slag
    4. robin
    5. Superprecise
    6. Kirth
    7. Broker
    8. dancing james
      9.Vinylvillain


    pure genius route planning, it ends near my house

    what time does this start?

    Im in for the same reason - looking forward to my first ride with the gang

  • Is this a daylight, twilight or nolight ride?


  •     1. MA3K
    
    1. Shinscar
    2. Slag
    3. robin
    4. Superprecise
    5. Kirth
    6. Broker
    7. dancing james
      9.Vinylvillain
    8. livingasleep

    kool and the gang.

    1. MA3K
    2. Shinscar
    3. Slag
    4. robin
    5. Superprecise
    6. Kirth
    7. Broker
    8. dancing james
      9.Vinylvillain
    9. livingasleep
    10. PinkGottiMobbs
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