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megajoulesexpenditure

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AUK Nostalgia in these Covid Times
« on: January 13, 2021, 04:21:35 pm »
Don't know how many current members are aware or have had a browse of the photos available via this link on the 'old' AUK website?

At one time it was the only place available to upload photos for people to see,so a good collection and some very young looking older AUK's etc. Well worth a browse if like me you're a bit lost in lockdown.


http://www.aukweb.net/resources/gallery/

Hope the gallery can be preserved intact once the new website takes over.  :thumbsup:

All the best everyone and hope we are allowed out soon.

Lucy

Re: AUK Nostalgia in these Covid Times
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2021, 05:12:34 pm »
Nothing happens when I click on a photo....

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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2021, 05:33:15 pm »
Nothing happens when I click on a photo....

The UI predated swiping.

Re: AUK Nostalgia in these Covid Times
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2021, 05:48:59 pm »
Don't know how many current members are aware or have had a browse of the photos available via this link on the 'old' AUK website?

At one time it was the only place available to upload photos for people to see,so a good collection and some very young looking older AUK's etc. Well worth a browse if like me you're a bit lost in lockdown.


http://www.aukweb.net/resources/gallery/

Hope the gallery can be preserved intact once the new website takes over.  :thumbsup:

All the best everyone and hope we are allowed out soon.

Lucy

The first foto I see which I provided is from a very young looking you ;).

Re: AUK Nostalgia in these Covid Times
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2021, 05:55:07 pm »
Nothing happens when I click on a photo....

The UI predated swiping.
Works fiune in Firefox but not in DuckDuckGo.

Re: AUK Nostalgia in these Covid Times
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2021, 06:37:27 pm »

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Re: AUK Nostalgia in these Covid Times
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2021, 07:11:47 pm »
Don't know how many current members are aware or have had a browse of the photos available via this link on the 'old' AUK website?

At one time it was the only place available to upload photos for people to see,so a good collection and some very young looking older AUK's etc. Well worth a browse if like me you're a bit lost in lockdown.


http://www.aukweb.net/resources/gallery/

Hope the gallery can be preserved intact once the new website takes over.  :thumbsup:

All the best everyone and hope we are allowed out soon.

Lucy

That's a nice reminder Lucy - it's so old that it includes a picture of me at the finish of the Vatternrundan in 2010.  Happy days ....

megajoulesexpenditure

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Re: AUK Nostalgia in these Covid Times
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2021, 08:33:38 am »
Thanks Ivo,

Happy days. Hope they come back soon :thumbsup:

Don't know how many current members are aware or have had a browse of the photos available via this link on the 'old' AUK website?

At one time it was the only place available to upload photos for people to see,so a good collection and some very young looking older AUK's etc. Well worth a browse if like me you're a bit lost in lockdown.


http://www.aukweb.net/resources/gallery/

Hope the gallery can be preserved intact once the new website takes over.  :thumbsup:

All the best everyone and hope we are allowed out soon.

Lucy

The first foto I see which I provided is from a very young looking you ;).

Re: AUK Nostalgia in these Covid Times
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2021, 11:48:19 am »
Nice one Lucy, a poignant collection with so many familiar faces now departed, but thankfully many more still in the game.
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megajoulesexpenditure

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Re: AUK Nostalgia in these Covid Times
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2021, 07:15:37 pm »
Thanks Pip.

Yes as you say some sadly departed friends but happy memories of good adventures with them :thumbsup:

Nice one Lucy, a poignant collection with so many familiar faces now departed, but thankfully many more still in the game.


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Re: AUK Nostalgia in these Covid Times
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2021, 04:23:12 pm »
Happy memories of a spectacular and favourite ride. Thanks Philip :thumbsup:

The Elenith when organised by the late David Pountney.. Images can found at https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMk9giYmem45uouEOJz7iEGL_TJpjuidCsUpjDcpm4zlUIpscz-rnOQ1rcTodg2JQ?key=SzA1NmtVYUNxWlYtSjNQcWJMMllyZmhMR0dfVTRR

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Re: AUK Nostalgia in these Covid Times
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2021, 04:22:49 pm »
PBP 1995. I can name 6 people in this photo. Can anyone do any better?
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Re: AUK Nostalgia in these Covid Times
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2021, 04:36:37 pm »
Man bending over on right hand side is Derek Hymen

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« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2021, 06:00:16 pm »
Is that Timm in the stripy shirt?  Pete Gifford in the cap.  Photo's too small on this laptop for any more.

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« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2021, 06:08:45 pm »
Is that Timm in the stripy shirt?  Pete Gifford in the cap.  Photo's too small on this laptop for any more.

And too private to click through to a bigger version.

Re: AUK Nostalgia in these Covid Times
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2021, 06:48:41 pm »
The photo's of The Elenith certainly brought back a lot of memories, usually of just scraping through the time limit every year. It was always my favourite event of the year.

As a different piece of nostalgia, does anyone else still have their 'Made by Margaret Hopper' Audax U.K. jersey? Mine's some 25 years old now and I wore it on today's ride.
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Re: AUK Nostalgia in these Covid Times
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2021, 06:53:07 pm »
The photo's of The Elenith certainly brought back a lot of memories, usually of just scraping through the time limit every year. It was always my favourite event of the year.

I did it a number of times, and always found that my finish time was completely unpredictable. There was one year, probably early 2010s when the weather was just unbelievable. One of the best days out on the bike and the ride felt easy.

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Re: AUK Nostalgia in these Covid Times
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2021, 12:23:56 pm »
Is that Timm in the stripy shirt?  Pete Gifford in the cap.  Photo's too small on this laptop for any more.

Yep, that's Timm.

I wonder if anyone can name the bloke in the blue shirt in the centre of the photo. PBP would't be at the top of his palmares.

And too private to click through to a bigger version.

Now public, if that's any help.
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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

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« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2021, 12:43:58 pm »
I don't know, but he looks like a pro!

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« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2021, 12:46:21 pm »
Is that Timm in the stripy shirt?  Pete Gifford in the cap.  Photo's too small on this laptop for any more.

Yep, that's Timm.

I wonder if anyone can name the bloke in the blue shirt in the centre of the photo. PBP would't be at the top of his palmares.

I'm sure I recognise his and other faces, but can't put names to them.
I guess that's Noel's backside on the right.


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Re: AUK Nostalgia in these Covid Times
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2021, 02:11:50 pm »
Names are L-R:
Yellow Jersey - Drew Buck (riding a 1950s fixie that year)
Stripey jersey  - Timm Frenzel
Blue polo shirt - Bob Maitland, 6th in Olympic Road race 1948, member of British Tour de France team in 1955, British Road race champion, Britsh hill climb champion, world vets road race champion (age 65-69) in 1989 , PBP, etc etc
Shirtless - George Baugh
behind Pete Gifford in pink shorts and flipflops - Dai Harris
black T-shirt - Pete Gifford.

I don't think the bending-down figure is Noel. I recall the photo was taken after the event, and Noel had gone to the LRM meeting, leaving Pete at a loose end, so he came to see what was going on at the campsite.
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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

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« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2021, 03:29:16 pm »
I don't know, but he looks like a pro!

So I wasn't too far out, John!  He just looks the part, somehow.

Re: AUK Nostalgia in these Covid Times
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2021, 08:41:43 am »
The infamous tandem recumbent which was christened "le grand lit" on the ride to Paris from the Portsmouth - Caen ferry.
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