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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #15 on: 03.08. 2016 19:20 »
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they'd look rather splendid with plus-four trousers and brown brogue shoes, along with a waistcoat or tweed jacket

and to think I had you down as an ex punk rocker - go on tell me you have some fluorescent green socks lurking in a drawer somewhere

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #16 on: 04.08. 2016 02:18 »
Gents,

I have registered a team for the DGR under the name "THE BSA A7-A10 Forum". When I first did this, it said "Taking Part in Chicago Ride". I wrote the organzers and asked them to change it to "Taking Part in Worldwide Ride". Surprise of surprises, they got it done within 18 hours. I arbitrarily entered $1000 as the goal, but that's probably ridiculous (though, it would only take 50 members at $20/ea.). Basically, you enter as an individual and can be tagged to a team.

I saw that Topdad (Bob) has signed up for Liverpool. Good on you, Bob. Anyone else?

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #17 on: 04.08. 2016 10:58 »
I instantly regretted signing in just on my name and wanted to amend to ,with "e"s permission, To BSA A7- A10 Forum . I didn't have time yesterday but will today , was organising some sponsors ,namely My Son's company ,The Formby Health Rooms and Pharmacy , My local Pub (thinking about it ) ! a couple of solicitors Practices and my Daughters NHS pharmacy team plus of course my own company, first advice Mortgage Service so we'll see what we can raise . This run  seems to be growing from just 2 runs in 2014 to numerous in 2016, fingers crossed for a reasonable day .
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #18 on: 04.08. 2016 15:03 »
GB was that a deliberate foxes parr calling CB's helmet a pissing bowl ,er shouldn't it be pudding bowl ???
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #19 on: 04.08. 2016 16:33 »
GB was that a deliberate foxes parr calling CB's helmet a pissing bowl ,er shouldn't it be pudding bowl ???
We used to call them ***-pot helmets as well as pudding bowls. As far as I know they aren't legal in the UK.

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #20 on: 04.08. 2016 16:41 »
Err - yeah, it's a hat  Though believe it or not I did have some jobsworth trying to apply a no helmets rule one Sunday afternoon when I wandered into Tesco in it for some sausages. If you do have an original from in era with the kite mark then in fact it is still legal.

I'm thinking about registering for the Cambridge ride rather than London. Spotted Richard's group set up for us in the registration process - thanks.

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #21 on: 04.08. 2016 17:00 »
Butch,

No pressure, at all, to put in money. I just think it would be cool to have many of us riding on the same day in, basically, the same event. At the end, we raise one to the event and to our mates.

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #22 on: 04.08. 2016 17:08 »
...believe it or not I did have some jobsworth trying to apply a no helmets rule...
I've been expecting some twat to demand I remove my Davida Jet helmet when I'm paying for fuel. I'll be ready with an angry response when it happens!

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #23 on: 05.08. 2016 10:18 »
I'm thinking of maybe entering for the Cambridge ride this year.
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #24 on: 05.08. 2016 21:04 »
In years past there has been a ride at Nowra. I can't see it listed this year. Hope someone at my clubs AGM tomorrow has some news.
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #25 on: 08.08. 2016 09:32 »
Well, I've joined the virtual A7A10 team, riding the Oxford UK ride; https://www.gentlemansride.com/rider/neilives

I've won a pair of Plus-Four trousers on Ebay. My Finish army jackboots should look ok with these. Need to find a suitable tweedish jacket, and maybe a bow tie.

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #26 on: 08.08. 2016 09:45 »
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I've won a pair of Plus-Four trousers on Ebay.

I'd like ti see the feedback on that one *smile*
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #27 on: 08.08. 2016 09:58 »
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I've won a pair of Plus-Four trousers on Ebay.

I'd like ti see the feedback on that one *smile*
Puzzled by that comment  *conf2*

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #28 on: 08.08. 2016 13:26 »
In years past there has been a ride at Nowra. I can't see it listed this year. Hope someone at my clubs AGM tomorrow has some news.
Cheers

If you already know some people who are interested, there's an option to "Host a Ride" on the web page. I notice there are few rides in Oz with just a couple of riders. It would be weird to be in a ride as the only rider, but I bet someone will be doing it.

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #29 on: 08.08. 2016 13:31 »
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I've won a pair of Plus-Four trousers on Ebay.

I'd like to see the feedback on that one *smile*

Puzzled by that comment  *conf2*


me too, sorry folks - dirty glasses - I read  - "I've worn a pair of Plus-Four trousers on Ebay."
All the best - Bill
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