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Cold Fools
« on: March 30, 2009, 09:51 PM »
Left Glasgow at ten to 7 Thursday morning and battled through the rainstorms.
Got to Eastleigh Travelodge at ten past 2 and nearly ran into the back of Dan Harris's truck! Great start!
Met him and Trev, Lara and Rob, hung around gabbing 'til 3pm, then checked in.

After sorting ourselves out, we all headed off to find Eastleigh skatepark...

Dan liked this panorama feature on my Kodak so much, he wants one!

Steve Geall would later put this to good use...

Tight little bowl...

Pretty vert for a hip!

We prayed that this would be the last wet concrete we'd see this trip....hmmmmm.

Back to Travelodge and say hello to Mr. Bulmers....

Up early Friday thanks to waking at 6am (little bit hungover.....ahem.), couldn't get back to sleep. Dan helped me along by jumping up and down on my ceiling at 7am. I'll get you for that Harris.....


Got there about 9.30 with Dan, Lara, Rob, Trev & the Stupps clan. All marvin' so satnavved to the 'nearest' McDonalds.
After the grand tour of Bournemouth (!), we fuelled up and headed back.

I didn't notice Mark Noble was there at first!

Steve Geall

Didn't get any more riding shots, but I'm sure someone else has... It was windy and cold the whole time we were there, little rain showers too, so we all decided to head off around 12 just as lots of other folk turned up! Old Fools chaos!


En route to another park when boom - HAILSTORM!
That's it I thought, game over. The pavements were white with the stuff!

At least the sun came out a bit when we got there.

Park looked great - but soaked. Everyone wished we'd come here first.

So much for not seeing any more wet concrete....

A few brave souls were tryin' it...

Dan Harris declared it 'grippy'....hmmmmm.

The flat bank dried out first, so Rob Ridge got the session going...

Thankfully, there was enough hot air from all the gabbing that the whole park started drying out...

Hip session got started...


Steve Connor having a 'moment'....

Steve Geall was goin' off...

(Definetly my favourite park of the trip - I could have stayed there all weekend. But the weather had other ideas...)



Steve rather owned this bowl...

I nicked a couple of these pics from this man!

Joe Stupple was killin' this hip.

The dreaded rain came again, so that was the end of Friday.....


Mr Shooter...

Michael Schumacher & Tom Selleck turned up...

Mr.Wilson & Trev.

Apparently Trev got really drunk and raided Lara's suitcase, but I have no proof of this whatsoever....,...Flatcap.

Steve C. hardly touched a drop...

Joe was on pints...(!)

John B. and Rob Zombie

Magnum P.I. rides a Standard...


Flatcap had crashed in my room so we flung the bikes in the back of his Galaxy and motored down to Southsea. Full English in a wee 'caff on the front and we were ready for the park.

Bowled Fools.....

Billy didn't always make it back out...

Flatcap & Bristol Dean (old friend of Steve Macky's). Dean was gettin' some good air on the vert - and smooth too. I was impressed. Would never have guessed it from talkin' to him at the bar the night before. Dark Horse.

Steve C. & the Stuntman prepare to do battle with the big funbox...

Ronnie Surridge, flatspinny, barrel roll 360 thingy....f@ckin awesome!

After being hounded by the helmet police (I was on the road when those emails went out boys!) and watchin' the rainclouds roll in, I decided to cut my losses and headed back to the Travelodge and got myself up the road.

830 mile 'round trip. Yeah - I was tired, but then, I enjoyed the ride.....

G :daumenhoch:

« Last Edit: April 02, 2009, 08:13 PM by bmxer4ever »

Offline harris

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Re: Cold Fools
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2009, 10:12 PM »
top man  what a laugh   great pics


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Re: Cold Fools
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2009, 10:45 PM »
Great pictures, what a trek too!.. 800 miles i did once from derbyshire to bordeaux
thanks for the pictures.

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Re: Cold Fools
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2009, 10:49 PM »
Great pics Gary, it was good to see you again  :daumenhoch:
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
 Straining upon the start. The game's afoot:
 Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
 Cry 'God for Harry, England, and Saint George!'


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Re: Cold Fools
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2009, 12:50 AM »
fantastic pics mate..... look forward to riding with you next time :daumenhoch:


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Re: Cold Fools
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2009, 09:53 AM »
Great Pics G, good to see bristol Dean made it.  :daumenhoch:


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Re: Cold Fools
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2009, 12:49 PM »
great pics Gary.  It looked like everyone had a good time, I will make over there for one of the old fools trips someday.  The weather is just how I remember it.

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Re: Cold Fools
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2009, 12:50 PM »
your pics and story rocked mate - well done!!! Man of the Match for sure!

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Re: Cold Fools
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2009, 05:59 PM »

Cheers makes a change from Dr. Evil  :LolLolLolLol:
Do you know what "nemesis" means? A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent. Personified in this case by an 'orrible cnut... ME!

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Re: Cold Fools
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2009, 06:23 PM »
Totally enjoyed my first Old Fools. Got to meet or catch up with some legends and loads of riders i have never met before. Thoroughly enjoyed riding my bike. Can't wait for next one.


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Re: Cold Fools
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2009, 09:09 PM »
Nice write-up G :daumenhoch:

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Re: Cold Fools
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2009, 01:06 PM »

Great Pics Gary,
                       shame the weather wasn't a bit better but hey it is the UK after all.

Did anyone get any video footage ?


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Re: Cold Fools
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2009, 09:47 AM »
sweet lens there Gary! nice pics.

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Re: Cold Fools
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2009, 09:41 PM »
Great pics and commentary. Looks like a fun trip :daumenhoch:
"Thanks for the Fish Fingers idea... I'm fooking loaded now!!!"


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Re: Cold Fools
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2009, 10:40 PM »
stonkin pics :daumenhoch:top notch!


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Re: Cold Fools
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2009, 10:57 PM »
Amazing post. Looked like a killer time.


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Re: Cold Fools
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2009, 08:02 PM »
Just looking back at this, it doesn't seem that long ago, but we're already planning next years version!
Where DOES the time go?!


Hopefully we won't encounter this kinda weather then.....

G :daumenhoch:

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