Discussion in 'CycleChat and Recreational Rides' started by AKA Bob, 2 Mar 2018.
Tim's Red is red.
But his Kaffenback is coffee coloured.
Adrian's Kaffenback I think....
And isn't RED some kind of poncey go faster kind of a bike, rather than a workhorse?
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.
You are correct - Red is a Planet X carbon road bike.
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.
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 @Adrian 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.
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.
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
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".
THis one, then
You should try and re-create the photo in the style of those grown-up siblings who recreate their baby photos.
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.
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.
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....
Speak up legs!
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