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To the riders
« on: August 13, 2019, 09:47:09 pm »
Either this place ain't what it used to be, or I'm getting/got older, don't ride as much, so as a consequence, don't know as many folk as I once did, but.......good luck everybody. Bon voyage, and for the first time in 12yrs [a nano second by Audax standards], I'll be watching from the sofa - which has it's own different kind of enjoyment.
So, in short - be lucky people, be safe and have a great time.
Garry Broad

Re: To the riders
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2019, 09:49:07 pm »
Ta!

Re: To the riders
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2019, 11:50:36 pm »
Thanks, Garry.

Re: To the riders
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2019, 12:04:15 am »
Cheers Garry :)

simonp

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Re: To the riders
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2019, 12:42:10 am »
Cheers mate! Some of us are still around.  :thumbsup:

See you on the road some other time.

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: To the riders
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2019, 05:12:55 am »
There will be some new stories to share the next time we meet on the road.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Redlight

  • Enjoying life in the slow lane
Re: To the riders
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2019, 07:24:14 am »
It's very odd, reading all the posts and seeing everyone's preparations. It's like being at home on New Year's Eve when everyone else in the street is at the same party.  :'(

Good luck, everyone - look forward to reading your stories, here and in Arrivee.
Between the Disney abattoir and the chemical refinery

Re: To the riders
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2019, 08:23:56 am »
Sorry not to see you this time round, Garry.

Tomsk

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Re: To the riders
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2019, 09:55:55 am »
Thanks Garry :thumbsup: I'll be keeping an eye on the younger generation/they'll be taking care of the ageing veterans ...

telstarbox

  • Loving the lanes
Re: To the riders
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2019, 01:47:55 pm »
I've actually got an uncle in Bretagne who runs a pancake stall right on the route. I mentioned that PBP is this weekend and he said "well that's crêped up quickly"  :thumbsup:

Good luck everyone and hope you all get round.
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T42

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Re: To the riders
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2019, 04:49:29 pm »
Have fun, everyone. Happy crêping!
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Pete Mas

  • Don't Worry 'bout a thing...
Re: To the riders
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2019, 05:21:12 pm »
Either this place ain't what it used to be, or I'm getting/got older, don't ride as much, so as a consequence, don't know as many folk as I once did, but.......good luck everybody. Bon voyage, and for the first time in 12yrs [a nano second by Audax standards], I'll be watching from the sofa - which has it's own different kind of enjoyment.
So, in short - be lucky people, be safe and have a great time.

As another rider who is also not going for the first time in 12 years, i'd like to second Garry's post. I have many memories of completing, and also failing to complete PBP, and it seems strange not to be going this time.

Best of luck to you all:- Race to Brest, and tour back, but don't stop TOO often on the way back, although you might be tempted by all the village foodstalls, etc.
''It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive."

R.L.Stevenson

StuAff

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Re: To the riders
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2019, 11:03:47 pm »
Bonne chance, mes amis!

bludger

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Re: To the riders
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2019, 11:33:10 pm »
Bon courage a tous!
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