Author Topic: It's not the despair. I can take the despair. It's the hope I can't stand.  (Read 45111 times)

I'd like to believe someone was doing an audax on that BSO (respect!), but I suspect it was just J. Random Customer's.
Never tell me the odds.




Mike Dayton and Ian Hands near Leasburg North Carolina on Saturday.
It's hot over there, and what better to keep cool than an AUK PBP shirt, or an Adrian Hands shirt, especially if it commemorates your Dad. Photo by Tim Lucas

A bit of a diversion. a couple of pictures from the Mersey Roads 24, so hoping for a placing.



Call me Ishmael.




Call me anything you want, I'm done in.

fboab

  • It's a fecking serious business, riding a bike
TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

 :facepalm:

clarion

  • Tyke
You broke Mr Smith! :o
Getting there...


P1020375 by Pelotonhound, on Flickr

Karla

  • car(e) free
    • Lost Byway - around the world by bike






All are from LEL2009.

mattc

  • n.b. have grown beard since photo taken
    • Didcot Audaxes
It's a shame about the Hi-viz reflection - that 3rd piccie would be awesome.

(The 2nd one still horrifies me.)
Has never ridden RAAM
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No.11  Because of the great host of those who dislike the least appearance of "swank " when they travel the roads and lanes. - From Kuklos' 39 Articles

Karla

  • car(e) free
    • Lost Byway - around the world by bike
I might try to tone them down.  Here's another chirpy one



Here's a La Vie Claire jersey too, to satisfy Damon


mattc

  • n.b. have grown beard since photo taken
    • Didcot Audaxes
"chirpy one": Not a great advert for the food you were serving, Mr B.

(Anything with sideburns in is cool at the moment - or so I hear.)
Has never ridden RAAM
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No.11  Because of the great host of those who dislike the least appearance of "swank " when they travel the roads and lanes. - From Kuklos' 39 Articles

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
It's a shame about the Hi-viz reflection - that 3rd piccie would be awesome.

(The 2nd one still horrifies me.)

My mate Nick from WA wasn't having an easy ride at LEL. It doesn't rain that much in Perth. He was much happier at both PBPs in 2011 though.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...



That's Riccardo Gravina, he features in the PBP 2007 and LEL 209 DVDs. He turned up at the campsite at PBP 2007 without a tent or Karrimat, so we lent him both, then we fed him, then he announced that his back wheel was knackered about 2 hours before the start. So I spent the time I should have been preparing, changing his cassette onto Heather's wheel. He's a lovable chancer.
At PBP 2011 he wandered into the pre-departure meal, wild-eyed and looking to borrow a bike so he could ride along, he said he was living rough, and doing some courier work, but he was obviously a bit out of it. I last saw him waving a flag made from a bin-liner and a bit of the shrubbery just at the start. I'll have to find out what's happened to him.

I remember serving up the slop at Alston and wondering how human beings could eat that stuff.
Never tell me the odds.

jogler

  • mojo operandi
"chirpy one": Not a great advert for the food you were serving, Mr B.

but the custard at Thorne in 2009 was awesome
 ;)

fungus

  • SO @ T
    • Tamworth cycling club
Shell garage @ Wellesbourne on the Two Battles 200k
L to R MarmiteGeoff, Roy, Dasmi & Jogler.



Maccies @ Raunds on the easter arrow 400k (we weren't looking so happy in the rain at 03:00hrs)
L to R Adam, Sam, Me & Roy.

SR 2010/11/12/13/14/15
RRTY. PBP. LeJoG 1400. LEL.




Riccardo Gravina is now living in Lausanne on Lake Geneva apparently.



Still wearing his LEL T-shirt, I wonder how he blagged that?

fboab

  • It's a fecking serious business, riding a bike
TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

Shell garage @ Wellesbourne on the Two Battles 200k

Respec' to whoever was on the BMX.
Never tell me the odds.

Re: It's not the despair. I can take the despair. It's the hope I can't stand.
« Reply #69 on: October 07, 2012, 06:43:09 pm »
The season continues in North Carolina. It 's nice to know that someone somewhere is eating filling station pasta and staring blankly into space.


Re: It's not the despair. I can take the despair. It's the hope I can't stand.
« Reply #70 on: October 07, 2012, 08:00:36 pm »
The season continues in North Carolina. It 's nice to know that someone somewhere is eating filling station pasta and staring blankly into space. ...

Oy, how did you know what I was having for supper?

(... it's not just for Audax, a Cup Noodle is for life ...)
Actually, it is rocket science.
 

Re: It's not the despair. I can take the despair. It's the hope I can't stand.
« Reply #71 on: October 07, 2012, 08:04:30 pm »
What is it with Americans and facial hair?
Never tell me the odds.

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: It's not the despair. I can take the despair. It's the hope I can't stand.
« Reply #72 on: October 07, 2012, 08:05:21 pm »
Isn't it more Audaxers and facial hair?
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Re: It's not the despair. I can take the despair. It's the hope I can't stand.
« Reply #73 on: October 07, 2012, 08:12:46 pm »
Ah...silly me  :facepalm:
Never tell me the odds.

mattc

  • n.b. have grown beard since photo taken
    • Didcot Audaxes
Re: It's not the despair. I can take the despair. It's the hope I can't stand.
« Reply #74 on: October 07, 2012, 08:13:13 pm »
I discovered it totally eradicates chapped lips.
Has never ridden RAAM
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No.11  Because of the great host of those who dislike the least appearance of "swank " when they travel the roads and lanes. - From Kuklos' 39 Articles