Well, what a great bit of fun that was! I was lucky to just catch the Massiv as they rode off from the Eye. A nice, gentle pootle, through the heart of London, stopping for bagels in Brick Lane (while I went and swore at my shitty Surly Singleator (don't buy one; they are **** useless crap) in Brick Lane bikes- top friendly helpful fellers), then up through some little back alleys (oo-er!) in the City, having a look at some really interesting stuff (Tip: Postman's Park, nr. the Museum of London; read the memorial plaques), then past the big church thing built by Sir Christopher Wren, and down to the River. Along the north side, then across Tower Bridge, and on to the pub by the Golden Hinde replica thing. A good couple of hours riding, at a very relaxed and gentle pace, in some great company.
One puncture, one 'unforced error' (how did he manage that??), and a couple of irate motorists, but no Babylonian involvement, thankfully! Weather was ok, not too cold, although silly Flatboy didn't dress appropriately for February (poor lad's spent all his money on bikes, and cant afford clothes).
I think we may have actually spent more time in the pub, than actually on the ride itself! Did see a strange attempted suicide/man overboard incident whilst at the pub; river police were on the scene, and seemed to fish someone out. Dunno what the Fire Brigade were doing on the bridge, mind!
T'was really nice meeting everyone, and I'm sure this is just the first of many!
Spesh mention to LondonLady- aptly named; classy, refined, elegant...
Some crappy pics from compact dijical cam; sadly, no SFB with us.
A fine example of some for That London's fabulous architecture:
Hucking; Rad, and indeed, Gnarly, Dude!
We obeyed all signs, as we are all law-abiding citizens...
Give to me booze!
'I want something shaped like a shed, and filled with meat, please!'
Top stuff. I'm looking forward to many future London Pootles!