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Old 09-24-05, 03:13 PM   #1
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Central London ride, Oct. 8th...

Who's down? I've got a route marked out and could list it if folks are interested/suggest something different. I've had no luck finding an image that I could map out and post so it's just scribbled through my A-Z right now.
The route I have planned takes in most of the tourist traps which shouldn't be too busy this time of year and earlier in the a.m.


Of course I'd like to finish at the Duke...
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Route looks bomber kids, sign up. And yes, i know i posted a similar message elsewhere. PS: does anyone have any spare riser bars kickin around here. I kinda wanna give them a shot.
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I'm up for it
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How's this sound?
Start at the British Library on Euston Rd. (next to St. Pancreas) heading west on Euston Rd,
left onto Marylebone High St.,
right at Hinde St. thru Manchester Sq to Fitzhardinge St.,
left onto Baker St. to Grosvenor Sq. onto Up. Grosvenor St.,
left onto park lane to Hyde Pk Corner onto Constitution Hill onto The Mall,
left on Marlborough Rd. up St. James's,
Albermarle, Stafford, Dover, Hay Hill (this might be tight with taxi's) to Berkeley Sq. Up Davies St.,
right onto Oxford St. (this might be tight with buses)
right through Oxford circus down Regent St. to Piccadilly Circus,
down Haymarket to Trafalgar Sq., down Whitehall, circle around Parliment Sq.
left onto Victoria Embankment,
left onto Temple Pl,
left up Arundel St.,
left onto the Strand,
circle around the Aldwych to Fleet St., Ludgate Hill past St. Paul's Cathedral onto Cannon St.,
right onto London Br for a short stroll by the Burough Market, Southwark Cathedral, Golden Hinde down Clink St. (cobbles and tourists?) working our way back out
right onto Southwark St. to Stamford St around Waterloo roundabout to York Rd,
right on Chicheley St.,
right onto Belvedere Rd. to upper ground down the Southbank,
Left onto Blackfriars Br across to Queen Vict. St. past Mansion House, Bank down Threadneedle St.
left onto Bishopsgate,
left onto Liverpool St. through Finsbury Circus
left onto Moorgate,
right onto London Wall,
left onto St. Martins le Grand onto Newgate St. down Holborn Viaduct, Holborn, High Holborn,
left on Kingsway,
right on Gt. Queen St., to Long Acre,
left on Bow St.
right on Tavistock St.,
right up Southampton St to Covent Garden, onto Henrietta St.,
right on Bedford St. to Garrick St.,
right up Charing Cross up to Tottenham Ct. Rd.,
right on Torrington Pl.,
right on Woburn Pl thru Russel Sq. down Southampton Row,
left on Theobald's Rd.
left on Gray's Inn Rd.
right on Elm/Mt. Pleasant up to Roseberry Ave. to the Angel to Upper St.,
right across Cross St.,
right onto Essex Rd back to the Angel and squiggle from City Rd to Goswell Rd. back to the city
turning left on Old St., around the roundabout to City Rd.
Right on Chiswell St. to Beech St. to Long Lane, squiggle through Smithfields meat market,
left on St John's St.,
left onto Clerkenwell and finish at the Duke of York pub.

A full tour of central London taking in most tourist sights, going through Euston, Marylebone, West End, Mayfair, part of Victoria, Covent Garden, the edges of Soho, Holborn, Finsbury, Angel, the City, Clerckenwell...

If anybody wants to add to or take away, go ahead nothing is set in stone.
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Old 09-26-05, 01:24 AM   #5
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*bump*
for a monday morn...
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Monday crew here feeling knackered. I'm up for it - sounds like a good route around central. What kind of time do you think we should start?
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I'm up for it. Seems like it should be a good craic.
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Nice route. Should get a thirst on.
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10:30 alright?
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Sounds good to me
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Yea, I was thinking 10, 1030 to beat most of the traffic. Since there's some folks new to London I don't think it should be a balls out fast as you can go sort of ride. Although we shouldn't stop at all red lights but not get crazy either!
Fast parts will be obvious and slow parts will be just as obvious...
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Bump. Yeah I hear that, any other takers?
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goodness I wish I was still in london...
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10-10:30 looks good to me.
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bump, just a reminder.
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I was just about to go and look for this thread to bump it up. I reckon its gonna be a fun day out in the town.
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Man, that looks like a hoot, but I've got to work on Saturday. Bast-ards!

Shout as you go past the Bank, and I'll keep an ear out!
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which side of midday is the 1030? i should be up for it kind of hing i've been looking forward to for ages.

oh and i have some (slightly chopped) risers that i removed from my setup as it was getting a bit stale. polished finish...
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It's the early side of midday, before the traffic gets too hectic... Should be wicked fun
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Nice, hey salmon can you bring them risers on the ride with you? I'd be much oblidged.
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if i can get rid of this cough i will try and be there...

stupid question, are you meeting on the euston rode side of the library?
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Hey Salmon, long time! Yea, in the AM through midday...

Did anybody else know the Ridley jumble is this saturday as well?
I kinda double-booked myself but would rather do this ride, there needs to be more stuff like this happening to promote some sense of community amongst us in London...
Although if others would rather try to do both in the same day, the ride could easily be postponed till noon-ish or so?
If not, I'll still be at the Library come 10-ish...

After all, it would definitely save me some much needed cash to avoid the jumble!
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stupid question, are you meeting on the euston rode side of the library?

Yep, Euston road entrance...
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Yeah I'm kinda keen on going to the swap meet. Who's up for making the ride at noon or 1?
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I'm fine with that - not gonna go to the jumble though, just spend some happy time in bed
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