gentlemen . . . i have just returned from a trip to london to visit "the pedal club" one of the biggest road clubs in the london area. i was invited by the legend . . . . sir glen of longland! one of a very small clique of riders who has broken 300miles for a 12 hour timetrial, a local legend! and a top bloke and drinker!!
the day started with glen meeting me at the shop then wandering down to southampton train station, on to the train to waterloo arriving about 11am, first we wander across one of the many bridges across the thames and into the "wellington" for a swift 2 pints! the start of what is to come! generally talking bike related silliness from years gone by!
pints are downed and we head to "the prince of wales" pub to meet up with the pedal clubat which point another 2 pints are drunk during agreat slap up meal followed by a speech by a british cycling guy whose name escapes me! honestly it's not the beer talking! he jibbered on about medals and the olympics etc till a few people chimed in regarding lack of funds for racin generally and why stuuf all the money into track riders etc! quite funy really, it's nice to hear the old guard gobbing off at the young'uns! cracked me up!
after things had calmed down glen then introduced me to the man, the legend, the god of commentary . . . . PHIL LIGGET! i love his commentary and he is so knowledgable about the sport, fantastic! i ended up sat with daniel lloyd, who is doing very well racing wise in europe and recently winning his first UCI race so it was nice to hear some inside stories from the peloton!
after another pint in the bar downstairs talking to some of the guys from condor cycles we headed off at around 4pm to the legendary "midland bank" A.K.A the griffin, geddit? griffin, the midland bank logo from years gone by?
for those of you not in the know or of the very conservative nature the griffin is a pub like any other but has a constant parade of NAKED BEAUTIFUL GIRLS DANCING BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES!!!
never seen anything/girls like it!!! every girl was flawless!
needless to say i am now a damn site poorer!!!
by this time,9pm, we head to the next venue (an indian restaurant) to discuss how to help "these poor girls get through college/ university and life" because lets face it, they need help and in my dreams i'm willing to give it!!!
after leaving the indian with my wallet well and truley raped it is time to head back home on the train to southampton . . . what a great day!!!
the best baiku i've had in a long time!!!
oh . . . . yes i am still drunk!
i felt i needed to share this with you all!!!
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