Author Topic: I'm going for a Bike Ride  (Read 4475 times)

Wowbagger

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I'm going for a Bike Ride
« on: March 17, 2009, 01:54:50 pm »
I just had a phone call from Sara, our local Bikeability officer in the Civic Centre. She's invited me to join her and a load of other trainers accompanying 100 year 7s from Southend Boys' High School up to Belfairs Park, about 2 miles from the school, for a morning cuppa and a ride back to school. We meet at 8.15 at Southend United's ground, which is a few hundred yards from our house.

Should be a larf...
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Wowbagger

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Re: I'm going for a Bike Ride
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2009, 07:24:43 am »
Well, we are up and ready, but it's a very foggy morning. I wonder whether they'll postpone the ride.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Re: I'm going for a Bike Ride
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2009, 07:28:13 am »
Take them to E. Hanningfield and say you got lost.  :demon:

Wowbagger

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Re: I'm going for a Bike Ride
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2009, 07:30:19 am »
That'll be 100 pints of Brewer's Gold and a prot port for the lady...

Edit: Mrs. Wow has Catholic tastes.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Re: I'm going for a Bike Ride
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2009, 07:33:28 am »
How many responsible adults are going?   ::-)

Wowbagger

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Re: I'm going for a Bike Ride
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2009, 07:36:35 am »
How many responsible adults are going?   ::-)

Well, there's Mrs. Wow...
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Re: I'm going for a Bike Ride
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2009, 07:40:05 am »
How many responsible adults are going?   ::-)

Well, there's Mrs. Wow...
I might wander down and watch the carnage! Leaving from Fairfax side of the ground or Vic. Ave?

Wowbagger

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Re: I'm going for a Bike Ride
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2009, 07:42:28 am »
How many responsible adults are going?   ::-)

Well, there's Mrs. Wow...
I might wander down and watch the carnage! Leaving from Fairfax side of the ground or Vic. Ave?

That I don't know. Where's the car park? Vic Av I thought.
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Re: I'm going for a Bike Ride
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2009, 07:48:03 am »
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I might wander down and watch the carnage! Leaving from Fairfax side of the ground or Vic. Ave?
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That I don't know. Where's the car park? Vic Av I thought.
Easiest way to Prittlewell chase would be from Fairfax end, they'll only need to open the gates. Although I would have thought the police would be attending so stopping the other traffic at the lights, Fairfax and Vic. Ave, would be an option.

clarion

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Re: I'm going for a Bike Ride
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2009, 10:14:53 am »
Hope they and you have fun.
Getting there...

Re: I'm going for a Bike Ride
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2009, 11:12:53 am »
I got roped in!  ::-)

I was standing around, took a few pics, and I was seconded to Group C and told to keep the kids in check and to remind to keep a straight line and not wobble. A handful of punctures from the entire collection of riders at the start and at least one at the cafe. My group had a lock and gear change problem. The only other problem, which Woolly will know about, is that some of the kids had bikes bigger and heavier than themselves! But some of the kids had some pretty decent MTBs and BMXs. Their parents must love those more!  ;)

I also did a rather good impersonation of Regulator by blocking the junctions so we could get through as a group. Only one dicksplash took exception to me blocking his "green" light as I stopped him to let the last three go through.

A rather enjoyable 10k pootle which started in mist and ended in sunshine.  :thumbsup:

edit: I think these images are OK to publish, Clicky.