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    London UK here I come??!!

    I'm flying out tomorrow. Here is my bike box just packed with bike, tools and all my clothes for the trip.

    i hope to high hell it doesn't get lost or messed with. I am not looking forward to the tube ride from Heathrow to the Piccadily line then by bus to Hackney. I AM looking forward to blazing around town on my fixed after a pint. Would like to follow some of you folks around to get my bearings straight on the wrong side of the road thing...anyone interested in meeting up just PM me with email addresses.

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    Hell yes it's a b*tch to take that trip. What time you get in again?
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    Flight number: BA0084
    From: Vancouver Terminal M
    To: Heathrow (London) Terminal 4
    Depart: 09 Mar 2006 20:30
    Arrive: 10 Mar 2006 13:35
    Class: World Traveller
    Operated by: British Airways
    Booking status: Confirmed

    1:35 by the looks of it...

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    awesome. i spent the past week there. definitely going back someday, definitely with my bike.

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    im jealous beyond words. please do me a favor and go to Fabric, Movement(does that still happen?), The End or any night that has to do with metalheadz, full cycle or ram records.....then take pictures and then call my phone and leave lots of obnoxious msgs about how much fun you are having. cool.
    im a ****ing idiot. well, im happy to admit it.

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    What's the weight on that box, I got nailed for mine being a few pounds over weight and had to take a bunch of crap out and put it in my carry on. Only diff is that I have a hardcase so you're probs ok but that would really suck if you didn't have backup tape. If you have AIM pm me your sn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kludge
    im jealous beyond words. please do me a favor and go to Fabric, Movement(does that still happen?), The End or any night that has to do with metalheadz, full cycle or ram records.....then take pictures and then call my phone and leave lots of obnoxious msgs about how much fun you are having. cool.
    ha, i went to Fabric in about 2001...it was james lavelle DJing. no joke. i met some model on the plane and by some mishap ended up staying at some super model dorm near the barbican. one of the models, she was from texas, was dating lavelle and he put us all on the guest list. spent the whole night in the DJ booth, with frequent trips made to the bathroom stalls...crazy times, the texas girl was in a serious cat fight with kate moss at the time. holy ****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImOnCrank
    What's the weight on that box, I got nailed for mine being a few pounds over weight and had to take a bunch of crap out and put it in my carry on. Only diff is that I have a hardcase so you're probs ok but that would really suck if you didn't have backup tape. If you have AIM pm me your sn.
    worried about weight a bit...they say 32 kilos. i have no scales to weigh it though. i am def bringing tape to the airport.!!!. its columbus thron tubing so maybe its not so bad ...

    oh and about AIM . i am on ichat (MAC) but i can also use my MSN messenger account...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stendhalian
    ha, i went to Fabric in about 2001...it was james lavelle DJing. no joke. i met some model on the plane and by some mishap ended up staying at some super model dorm near the barbican. one of the models, she was from texas, was dating lavelle and he put us all on the guest list. spent the whole night in the DJ booth, with frequent trips made to the bathroom stalls...crazy times, the texas girl was in a serious cat fight with kate moss at the time. holy ****.


    awesome. plain awesome. the uk is number two on the list...first i must visit france...which reminds me...no one ever mentions anything about a bike/fixed gear bike scene over there...i would think it would be big there. meh.
    ive been jonesing to go to the uk since the age of 15....lol.
    im a ****ing idiot. well, im happy to admit it.

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    We had no problems bringing two bikes over on Virgin. They didn't even weigh 'em.

    Where in Hackney are you going? You may find it easier to catch a train from central london if you've got a lot of luggage. There are a lot of stops such as London Fields, Hackney Central, Hackney Downs etc that will get you very near where you're going.

    If you do catch a bus, note that many of the bus stops in central london are prepay (will say on the bus stop) - should be a little machine nearby to take your ticket from.

    And I don't think you can take the tube from Heathrow. You'll probably need to catch the Heathrow Express (train) to Paddington and go from there.

    http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/ (is the best thing to consulte for getting around London - even has bike maps)

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    Just in case you haven't checked.
    take piccadily line to Holborn, then central line to Bethnal Green, then bus 254, 106 to Hackney. that's the quickest way. takes about 1.5 hours. but if you want to take a bus from holborn, 38 goes straight to Hackney, but it could take a long time to get to Hackney during day.

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    good morning london...

    i've been told to take the 26 hackney wick or the 48 walthamstow from liverpool station...i need to get to hackney road. i've taken the tube from heathrow before. it'll take me to gloucester road station where i can get on the circle line to liverpool station...basically i am going to across the street from city farm in hackney.

    thanks for the advice on the prepaid bus tickets!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stendhalian
    good morning london...

    i've been told to take the 26 hackney wick or the 48 walthamstow from liverpool station...i need to get to hackney road. i've taken the tube from heathrow before. it'll take me to gloucester road station where i can get on the circle line to liverpool station...basically i am going to across the street from city farm in hackney.

    thanks for the advice on the prepaid bus tickets!
    Dunno if it's too late for this advice, but it's quicker to stay on the picadilly line to holborn and then take the central line to liverpool street than to take the circle line which is old and slow.

    Otherwise welcoem to London! I'm away for the weekend but might be up for a ride on Tues next week.

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    its an invasion i tell you!

    i've got nothing on tomorrow, so if you're not to tired for a pint give me a pm and i'll ride down

    jack- you free tomorrow?
    well here's the blog

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    Nah on tomorrow, the fam's in town. Any of you cat's wanna help me welcome this tosser with a pint this evening?
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    have you seen the weather?
    well here's the blog

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    Quote Originally Posted by salmonchild
    have you seen the weather?
    Give it 5 minutes...

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    And mr/ tom wins. Any more excuses sally?
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    ........its cold out.................

    nope, count me in.
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    he's coming tomorrow. I'm an idiot. Still want that pint?
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    yeah i'll set off in about an hour, gotta make use of 10p listing day on ebay.....
    well here's the blog

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    aight
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    i'm here...riding down to royal college at kensington gore...

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    oh fabric. def. brings back memories. i'm pinching the pennies and counting down the days until i get back to london. wish me luck

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    who's in for the polo tomorrow??

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