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Something Different #725213
02/11/18 6:05 pm
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Back in the day, when I was just about to start doing what I do, an old lad by the name of Fred Hill, got pulled up in my local town. The police had him for not wearing a crash helmet, Fred was a DR during the war, and wasn't into being forced into doing stuff he didn't want to do, and being forced into wearing a helmet, was something he didn't want to do. He'd been pulled up so many times, he had a suitcase full of unpaid fines, and if you don't pay a fine, you go to Prison. Fred was put into Pentonville Prison, in that there London, by 1984 he'd been in prison a few times, but was standing up for what he believed, in 84 he was in for 60 days, sadly the lad died in there. And today me and Baza and a lad from the ATOM club, went up to the smoke, to the memorial ride the local Motorcycle Action Group had set up. So as it was all about riding in traffic, I though it about time the Hundred Dollar bike came out, sprayed a ton of WD40 all over it, to stop the winter salt piled up along the roads dissolving it. Then we were off, and finally got to the Ace Cafe, the meeting place for the ride...

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In the cafe I had a tea and sausage sarnie, BLIMEY was it expensive... shocked

Then I had a mooch about, and found the flowers they were going to place at the Prison entrance...

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I then thought y'all would like to see a Police bike, as there was only one A10 in the carpark, and we ALL know what they look like..

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Then we were off into the dreadful traffic that is London on any day of the week, 20mph if we were lucky, people cutting into the smallest gap, idiots on bicycles thinking they're immortal, pedestrians jumping out all over the place, terrible it was. Full of concrete and smelly, man I LOVE London...

With the engine Red hot, we finally pulled up outside the prison...

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A Cafe directly opposite the Prison, had an amusing name...

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For some strange reason we couldn't take photographs outside the prison, so I just managed to grab this one...


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They placed the flowers, said a few words, then we hit that traffic trying to find our way home. Luckily one of the lads knew the way, best of all, he had a pub in Kent. So we followed him home, and he treated us to a pint... grin

If you want to read about Fred, click on this....

http://wadmag.mag-uk.org/fred_hill.htm


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Re: Something Different [Re: Kent Shaun] #725225
02/11/18 7:23 pm
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Cool Shaun, something WAY different. Not to derail the thread and turn it into anything but were Baza and the other guy riding reasonably modern bikes too?
Curious minds want to know! heh heh.

The hi-viz graphics on the cop RTs really pops! Pretty hard not to see them coming. Lovely colors, so they are.
Cheers brah.

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Re: Something Different [Re: Kent Shaun] #725239
02/11/18 8:39 pm
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Interesting subject for a ride-out, shame it had to be in London with so many other nice places to ride over there, but I guess sometimes you have to go there too!

Interesting story about old Fred, we all have to "pick our battles" and he picked his. In retrospect, it emphasizes how silly the "required helmet laws" are. The biggest cause of death in the 30,000+ automobile crashes we have over here every year are Head Injuries, but no one is requiring helmets in cars; it would incommode the legislators and their families too much. Motorcyclists are easy targets.

The Hundred Dollar was overheating in FEBRUARY? How does that happen then? Might be something wrong, or maybe my old 60 hp Panheads and Shovelhead weren't under quite as much stress, they never overheated, quite the opposite in winter!

Lannis


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Re: Something Different [Re: Kent Shaun] #725259
02/11/18 11:52 pm
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Great Story.... Glad to see you made it back to the Ace then..... Eating there does involve tourist pricing but it is the holy grail after all..... Were the police just escorts or are they celebrating the rebel ticket dodger too? Shame he died in prison just over a few unpaid tickets ...... But the man had principles !!! I like him already....


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Re: Something Different [Re: wadeschields] #725293
02/12/18 9:58 am
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OK guys here's the answers....

Baza was on his Guzzi Nevada and Steve was riding his Hinckley Triumph...

Lannis lad, this is a Yarn dude, so please allow me some Dramatic license, COURSE the Hundred dollar wasn't overheating.... Sheesh

Wade man dude, it was good knowing I'd been to the Ace, on a bike that didn't have a bum crease in the pillion, just saying Brah....


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Re: Something Different [Re: Kent Shaun] #725322
02/12/18 4:35 pm
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Fred Hill, it's a long time since I heard that name.

Re: Something Different [Re: Kent Shaun] #725380
02/13/18 12:23 am
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Crikey ! .. I'd forgotten i was I ever that young eek
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Me 'back right' sitting on a home brewed 705cc turbo Tribsa .. crazy ba$tard , Dave back left 'standing' - DCS far right sitting on his 900 ss Duke
I remember going on few of Fred's rally's ,
The day we all headed up to Trafalgar square was one of the biggest I seem to recall .. Just one huge flood of bikes and riders as far as the eye could see .
Blimey now that's got me thinking names !! .. Ian Much ? .. Paul Hummerston ?? .. Damn !!! .. whatever happened to all those good 'ol' days ??

Re: Something Different [Re: Kent Shaun] #725422
02/13/18 11:51 am
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Great story we over here would never know of if you had not let us in on it.
Our friend Jo lives behind the prison in Rochester. When we stayed with her the cows would wake you up at first light. Her place backed on to the pasture for the prison dairy herd.
Bodie lad. Looks like everything the MAG warned about has come true!
Cheers
Don


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Re: Something Different [Re: Kent Shaun] #725428
02/13/18 1:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Kent Shaun


Lannis lad, this is a Yarn dude, so please allow me some Dramatic license, COURSE the Hundred dollar wasn't overheating.... Sheesh



Well, you gotta be careful, I'm ready to believe anything about these modern versions of the good old bulletproof Panheads I used to ride in me far-away youth ....

Lannis


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Re: Something Different [Re: Kent Shaun] #725436
02/13/18 2:50 pm
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Bodie, cool pic!

Shaun, If I lived near The Smoke (or any other Big City, I'd just have to ride in every so often. Too much going on to ignore. There's plenty of country lanes, pretty much everywhere, and we never tire of riding them. BUT that don't mean a lot of cool stuff doesn't happen in our major cities! This was a cool event, and hey, what's nt to like about The Ace.


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Re: Something Different [Re: ricochetrider] #725439
02/13/18 3:08 pm
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Thing is Tom Bro, up that there London, y'all have to pay for parking. Even for a motorcycle... shocked

I kid you not lad, how do you pay...? You ask, well you get a ticket from the machine, IF you're lucky enough to find a space, and a machine that's working. Then place said ticket in your pocket, THEN, if you get a notice of an impeding parking fine, you send of the ticket as proof of payment. And hopefully, that'll stop any fine coming along... facepalm

Or now, I think the idea is, you get your crab peeler out, call a high cost number, pay using a card. And they send you proof of payment... confused

Talking with the Hairy Mong, who rides a bike for a living around the Smoke all day every day, he says he's seen bikes on their sides, if you're unlucky enough to put your bike at the end of a parking line. Some Oiks, kick your bike over, and use the space for their bike. OR, you could even come back to your bike, to find the wheels have be taken. This saves someone the cost of buying new tyres, simply unscrew the wheels from a similar bike, and ride away... frown

No sir, if paying a visit to the sights and sounds of London city, I'd take a ride on public transport. But then, I've NEVER been a city person, can't think of any city I've been too that's really impressed me...YET... wink

And whilst on said public transport, I'd keep me hand on me wallet, no matter how lovely it looks, there's always some punk out to Rob ya... mad


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Re: Something Different [Re: Kent Shaun] #725442
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Originally Posted by Kent Shaun
Thing is Tom Bro, up that there London, y'all have to pay for parking. Even for a motorcycle... shocked

I kid you not lad, how do you pay...? You ask, well you get a ticket from the machine, IF you're lucky enough to find a space, and a machine that's working. Then place said ticket in your pocket, THEN, if you get a notice of an impeding parking fine, you send of the ticket as proof of payment. And hopefully, that'll stop any fine coming along... facepalm

Or now, I think the idea is, you get your crab peeler out, call a high cost number, pay using a card. And they send you proof of payment... confused

Talking with the Hairy Mong, who rides a bike for a living around the Smoke all day every day, he says he's seen bikes on their sides, if you're unlucky enough to put your bike at the end of a parking line. Some Oiks, kick your bike over, and use the space for their bike. OR, you could even come back to your bike, to find the wheels have be taken. This saves someone the cost of buying new tyres, simply unscrew the wheels from a similar bike, and ride away... frown

No sir, if paying a visit to the sights and sounds of London city, I'd take a ride on public transport. But then, I've NEVER been a city person, can't think of any city I've been too that's really impressed me...YET... wink

And whilst on said public transport, I'd keep me hand on me wallet, no matter how lovely it looks, there's always some punk out to Rob ya... mad


That stuff happens to most of us, but it doesn't happen to Tom. He's surrounded by a bubble created by the "Bust A Move Or Kick It?" mindset and immune to the exigencies of life in the big city .... whistle

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Re: Something Different [Re: Kent Shaun] #725462
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Cool little yarn Shaun, thanks


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Re: Something Different [Re: Lannis] #725480
02/13/18 9:18 pm
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Originally Posted by Lannis
Originally Posted by Kent Shaun
Thing is Tom Bro, up that there London, y'all have to pay for parking. Even for a motorcycle... shocked

I kid you not lad, how do you pay...? You ask, well you get a ticket from the machine, IF you're lucky enough to find a space, and a machine that's working. Then place said ticket in your pocket, THEN, if you get a notice of an impeding parking fine, you send of the ticket as proof of payment. And hopefully, that'll stop any fine coming along... facepalm

Or now, I think the idea is, you get your crab peeler out, call a high cost number, pay using a card. And they send you proof of payment... confused

Talking with the Hairy Mong, who rides a bike for a living around the Smoke all day every day, he says he's seen bikes on their sides, if you're unlucky enough to put your bike at the end of a parking line. Some Oiks, kick your bike over, and use the space for their bike. OR, you could even come back to your bike, to find the wheels have be taken. This saves someone the cost of buying new tyres, simply unscrew the wheels from a similar bike, and ride away... frown

No sir, if paying a visit to the sights and sounds of London city, I'd take a ride on public transport. But then, I've NEVER been a city person, can't think of any city I've been too that's really impressed me...YET... wink

And whilst on said public transport, I'd keep me hand on me wallet, no matter how lovely it looks, there's always some punk out to Rob ya... mad


That stuff happens to most of us, but it doesn't happen to Tom. He's surrounded by a bubble created by the "Bust A Move Or Kick It?" mindset and immune to the exigencies of life in the big city .... whistle

Lannis


HA ha, well I do have some good luck here and there... but a person must still watch their back, can't take stuff for granted, or you WILL get "got". It's a tough world out there, best thing to do is not appear as a potential victim.... of course that don't help if some schmuck kicks your bike over on the street... Which, incidentally, did happen to me. once, in a little village named New Cumberland, just down the road a short ways from my current home. Came home to a busted up bike with a pile of parts and saddle bags lying on the ground next to it. Called The Police to report a hit & run, and the guy said, "Oh, is this about that motorcycle on the corner of 4th & Bridge?" And then proceeded to tall me about the young kids on bikes that my neighbor watched knock the bike over just for fun. Turns out the cops knew the kids, local trouble makers. Nowt for it tho, the kids were like 11 and their mom didn't have any money. I asked the cop to pretend he was arresting the lot, to put at least a bit of scare into them, and left it like that.

Just goes to show that one not need live in a Big City to find trouble... and also that no one (not even me) is immune. BUT one thing I DON'T do is walk around in a city looking like I'm an easy mark. Mess with me and you gotta fight the WHOLE trailer park. THAT'S my look. laughing

I'd LOVE to spend a few days. in London tho. Or Paris, or Tokyo, or Barcelona, or Mexico City, or Berlin, or Copenhagen, or Seattle... and on & on & on & on.... Love it & leave it, that's my game. Back to the country for me- wouldn't wanna LIVE there, just hang out and/or work.

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Re: Something Different [Re: Kent Shaun] #725514
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Just found this old MAG video from 1982
Bit rough on quality but i thought it might be of interest to some ,


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