FNRttC Southend Ride Friday 23rd March 2018

Discussion in 'CycleChat and Recreational Rides' started by AKA Bob, 2 Mar 2018.

  1. Jurek

    Jurek Veteran

    Tim's Red is red.
    But his Kaffenback is coffee coloured.
     
  2. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    Adrian's Kaffenback I think....
     
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  3. Tim Hall

    Tim Hall Guru

    Location:
    Crawley
    And isn't RED some kind of poncey go faster kind of a bike, rather than a workhorse?
     
  4. Jurek

    Jurek Veteran

    Hmmmmmm ....... not convinced - I do remember our making a deliberate decision tol flagrantly disregard the No Bikes signs - just not sure it was Whitstable.
    Also the dragon weathervane. Not convinced that's whizzy bell.
    Brighton?
    Bognor?
     
  5. Jurek

    Jurek Veteran

    You are correct - Red is a Planet X carbon road bike.
     
  6. Jurek

    Jurek Veteran

    I think you are correct.
    Also Tim, That's my new titanium frame in that photo - According to the EXIF data the photos I took of my cracked one was taken on August 12 2012.
    I didn't start riding the new one until the Autumn of that year. If you check that date of 2012 - it shoud be within a day or two of a Speedy ride to Harwich - which I did on the fixer - having habitually missed the start of the ride because sleep.
     
  7. Tim Hall

    Tim Hall Guru

    Location:
    Crawley
    The dragon weathervane is the Guildhall Faversham, as are the alchemical symbols. I still can't recall the No Bikes parking, but if it was you and @User1252 then I'm sure an element of deliberateness was involved. Streetview shows building work taking place opposite the bar, so evidence is a bit scarce.
     
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  8. Jurek

    Jurek Veteran

    You can check out the streetview photos all the way back to 2009 at the Waterfront Club - you'll not find the No Bikes railings there thobut.
    How wrong I am.

    What's the blue / yellow reflecto-porn in the shop window?

    ETA - Got it! It is Whitstable - the blue & Yellow reflectoporn is on the side of the Waterfront club.
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    But it isn't 2011 - I didn't have the bike in the picture in 2011. 2013? Yep!

    I'm glad we sorted that out :smile:
     
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  9. Tim Hall

    Tim Hall Guru

    Location:
    Crawley
    Top sleuthing! No, it's June 2013. One picture in the album (the Albert E Smith Hollywood Pioneer) was lifted from a trip in 2011 - in fact I've got it billed as "Jurek's Whitstable Ride".
     
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  11. rb58

    rb58 Enigma

    Location:
    Bexley, Kent
    You should try and re-create the photo in the style of those grown-up siblings who recreate their baby photos.
     
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  12. Jurek

    Jurek Veteran

    I note with interest that the building which accommodates the Beach Cafe and Mermaid Villas, has been rather sensetively restored to its original art deco look, including what looks like reinstatement of the original Crittal windows of the first floor above the cafe. They were both a mess in 2009.
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  13. srw

    srw It's a bit more complicated than that...

    Potential new riders to Southend might want to be reassured that the club is really friendly and welcoming and doesn't always spend its time reminiscing about old rides to other places*...

    As long as the weather stays reasonably dry and the temperatures above zero, and you wrap up warm, this ride to Southend will be a fantastic introduction. You get to find out what it's like riding when the roads are almost empty and the lorries give you loads of space. It's also quite short and flat - I did the route on a three-speed Brompton and am not exactly the strongest rider.

    Sadly I don't think I can get there this time - I haven't been on a bike for more than a few miles for months, and need to be properly with-it on the Sunday. But I hope to make a ride or two later in the year.

    *Whitstable is also a good ride, and has the advantage that you can get a beer with breakfast.
     
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  14. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    My heart says YES but my legs say NO. I've done precisely 25 miles on my Rourke this year and only a few into-town pootles on the Brommie :-(
    I'd want to cycle home too....
     
  15. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    Speak up legs! ;)
     
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