Not a huge ride by my now high standards but a damn good one all the same cause I was with my LBC gang.
Just as I was existing Waterloo Bridge on my way to The London Eye I was stopped by what appeared to be a photographer. This isn't anything new to me and BumbleB as I am always being asked about my Brompton Bumble B. The photographer was asking if I was attending the Critical Mass ride which was starting near the South Bank & asked if he could take our photograph. Being the legends that we are ofcourse me and BBB agreed & he proceeded to take a couple of snaps. I managed to hand him one of my cards before we went out separate ways.
While I was walking out of the station I caught sight of another Brompton being rolled out of the station but I didn't recognise the Brompton or rider.
Got to the meeting point underneath the iconic London Eye.
Greeted by big smiles but some faces I haven't seen in a good long while as well as regulars & even some new ones. That's the thing about the LBC rides there are always new faces as we have international members who pop over.
Met up with everyone and got that HUGE big smile from Chris B & finally met Dion F a fellow blogger (Cape Town Brompton)who has a great taste in having a yellow Brompton called "Doris"
|Chris B giving me the eye
|Building looks like a HiVE
|Millennium Bridge & St. Pauls
|Chris B & her beaming smile
Even though it was a little cold and breeze on near the river we just kept on going.
|Houses of Parliament & Big Ben
With the temperature dropping a little more we pushed on to do the rest of the bridges. The traffic had died down alot by this time and we was basically going out of London more so alot less traffic to play with.
After this point we started to loose a few folks as we where coming past near to where they lived etc
We powered on & finally got to Richmond Station and quiet a few of us decided instead of riding back to London the quick way we jump on trains etc to get back.
While sitting on the overground train my cycling partner in crime spotted that my rear tire looked a little odd. Turned out that abit of the tire was pulling away from the wall as you can see in the photo below. I got an old front tire I can replace it with so not a biggie.
Seems I'm really am cycling a hell of alot and not breaking things but wearing things out. I have to say I'm kinda proud of that fact and will continue to look after BBB as he is looking after me.