2009-03-21 Sat - The Bridges VI - West to East

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  • Is there going to be another bridges ride anytime soon? I missed the last one so I'm eager for another one to happen.

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    Sat 21st Mar - Bridges Ride Number 6

    ![](http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/5­892/lonbriye2.jpg)
    

    10PM - 21st of March.

    Meet up South side of Kew Bridge ( map ) from 9pm.

    Rolling West to East.

    Route (just imagine it backwards...): http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=2372909­

    Previous Rides I - V
    http://www.londonfgss.com/thread562.html­
    http://www.londonfgss.com/thread712.html­
    http://www.londonfgss.com/thread754.html­
    http://www.londonfgss.com/thread4769.htm­l
    http://www.londonfgss.com/thread10714.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 Kew to Tower Bridge, 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 Kew Bridge around 10PM
    Get there around 9 > 9:30, have a beer, introduce yourself and collect a few phone numbers.
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  • the bridges ride is cursed.

    for me at least.

  • Well volunteered, I hope you have good organizational skills :-)

  • I hear you need plenty of puncture repair kits for the Bridges ride

  • That's not true. Docks ride in winter maybe.

  • @ lurker103
    i wouldn't think you'd step on anyones toes by setting up the next one
    ma3k tommy dogsballs have all organised rides
    all you need to do is post a date and hey presto the list will start
    the last few rides have been huge so anyone setting up a decent ride would get heaps of forumengers turning up.
    GO FOR IT
    or DO IT, DO IT !

  • Poll for the date first.

  • Poll for the date first.

    Can I have a date?

  • why not leave it up to lurker103
    if he declines then lets get a date set up

    hmmm medjoul hmmmmm

    1. lurker103
    2. nosferatu

    phil i know u wanna organise this :)

  • why not leave it up to lurker103
    if he declines then lets get a date set up

    hmmm medjoul hmmmmm

    Because this is a democracy.

  • i see it as a mobocracy

  • the guy wants a ride, lets give him a ride !

    1. lurker103
    2. nosferatu
    3. dicki
  • i see it as a mobocracy

    Isn't that an ochlocracy?

  • the guy wants a ride, lets give him a ride !

    1. lurker103
    2. nosferatu
    3. dicki
    4. Velocio
  • depends what philosopher your relating too

  • Philosophy thread on a forum full of cycling philosophers! RUN!

  • and an 18 year old that started it, not good.

  • lets add tao an crane to the list ill make em come

    1. lurker103
    2. nosferatu
    3. dicki
    4. Velocio
    5. towtow
    6. thecrane
  • lets add tao an crane to the list ill make em come

    1. lurker103
    2. nosferatu
    3. dicki
    4. Velocio
    5. towtow
    6. thecrane

    nosferatu, your post count on this thread is higher than the OP. I suggest that you take up the mantle.

    Cloak ride ftw.

  • We talked about 'Hi, my name is...' name tags last time. I sense a theme.

  • Names Ride
    get to know your fellow forumengers
    some poeple on the last bridges ride did have name tags

  • i vote 23 march or anytime in the three weeks after this date

  • Bridges Ride? Am definetly up for that, just the date to sort out then.

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