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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:27 am 
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On Sunday, I took the opportunity to catch the train up to Leicester to visit Hilldodger and partake of the above mentioned ride, which he had organized.

It was a ride of about 10 miles out to a picnic and then back again - the unusual bit was that bicycles had to be of a type in use before 1973 (no MTB or BMX), and riders had to be outfitted to suit the period of the bike.

We had: 70's flares and afro on a young lady riding a Chopper; swinging sixties fashion and tennis whites; along with several pre-war and wartime outfits.

I didn't take any photos while riding - my 1937 tandem was a handful with tooo small toe-clips and an unfamiliar (to me) stoker.

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A bike being requisitioned for the war effort:
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A bad photo of me & my stoker

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Edit - ...and one from the Leicester Mercury:
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On the Monday I returned home with the tandem.
That's a 85 mile ride solo on a very heavy tandem. I'm glad I didn't do it in full costume, but I did wear brogues and plus-fours. :smug:

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That looks like a splendid outing.

Though the tandem does look a tad cramped for you..

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It's a trick of the lens - How crazee do you think I am? I wouldn't have ridden it 85 miles if it was that bad. :roll:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:21 pm 
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Sue Archer has a better photo:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:52 pm 
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Wobbly John wrote:
It's a trick of the lens - How crazee do you think I am?


Do you really want me to answer that? :wink:

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I wouldn't have ridden it 85 miles if it was that bad. :roll:


Wouldn't you?

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