Off off and away

Hi All.

Welcome to my new blog story.

A trip to the UK to catch up with all my friends and family that live here and to get a couple of rides in on the bike. 

Pommy Pete has said that the riding here is better than home so I am out to see if that's true. 

 

bike going into the baggage area ready for departure 

bike going into the baggage area ready for departure 

After a long and tiring flight I have meetings it to London.

I assembled the bike at the airport and after having to catch a bus to get out of the airport itself hit the road. 

 

All loaded and ready to go.

All loaded and ready to go.

I fired up my phone to get the maps working for the journey to Bens place, to find that it was not logged into the local Vodafone networks yet.

I set about the trip to Bens with a general idea on direction and off I went. 

I ended up getting help with directions from a kind man doing his garden, 2 different service stations, a pub where i had a pint, a dude on the street with a smart phone and finally a Vodafone shop. 

Turns out that as I switched the phone on again, at the shop, the network had kicked in and I was able to use my own maps to finish the journey.

 

 

River boats more on the Thames 

River boats more on the Thames 

Not sure on the exact distance, but about 40-50k. Took me about 3 and 1/2 hours so not to bad.

I arrived at Bens bang on 5.00pm just as he arrived home from work. 

 

 

 

Bens work wagon and a fat bike.

Bens work wagon and a fat bike.

We headed off down the pub for a couple of pints till Christina came home from work.

 

Amanda and I gave Christina a greenstone as a welcome to the family.  Ben looking fit and healthy.    

Amanda and I gave Christina a greenstone as a welcome to the family.

Ben looking fit and healthy. 

 

Before I left, I had contacted G3 (gary × all doors) and he popped in for beer after his work day was done.

We had a good catch up and sorted to get together tomorrow night for a gathering and a curry. 

 

Ginger 3 we should call him

Ginger 3 we should call him

I headed of to Gregs place after this for a catch up with him and then of catch up on some missing sleep.

Well, that's the end of a long 2 days, so see you all tomorrow.

Cheers Pete  

Peter ColvinComment