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7 hours ago, Maynard Friedman said:

I think they are all me, even the one on the Chopper. Don’t forget the Chipper, Striker and Boxer though, gotta complete that Raleigh collection!

..or the Budgie, i had a baby-blue one (my first bike) the crank was so low you couldn't turn a right hand bend with right foot down or the pedal hit the floor, que spectacular crash!

I never made it to Spike Island but i was never really into Stone Roses, Mondays, Inspiral Carpets (moo) and such, my local record stores were FON/ Warp and i used to get the cheap train over to Manchester on a Saturday afternoon (£6.40 return) to buy vinyl from Eastern Bloc (to all of those who've emailed me over the years, you will notice my email address homage)

My teenage years were bleepier :) there's an article here on RA which discusses the vibe in the city at the time.. https://www.residentadvisor.net/features/2349

...also my sis 'in law was 'dating' (another awful Americanism) Winnie so via my then girlfriend (now wife) had tapes into next week B)

 

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Gee Jr's doing well mate thank you. 

Everything around him is chaos buts he's great!

No denim dungarees yet but he will be getting some of those toddler dungarees TCB have just released!

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Laughing at that baby blue story Double O. I still remember borrowing a Tomahawk, bombing down my gran’s street, hitting a house brick and going over the handlebars at a tender age.  

Gee always wanted a Grifter for that reassuring robustness - never managed it sadly. I think it’s outside of the scope of no-buy though so you never know this year could be it!

That bleepy scene link is reading for the weekend - thanks Double O!

Maynard you need your own ‘Buildings of Britain to take your jeans to’ thread but just with a punchier title than that.

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Grifters were wank! :D... i always remember gangs of us going on bike rides in the early 80's.., we would get to a stile (cos it were all fields back then) and those with BMX's could lift them over the gate but those with Grifters wern't so lucky, 2 kids would lift up the Grifter and pass it to 2 other kids perched on top of the gate who would pass it down t'other side.

BMX skills 4life featuring CSF & J.Lofgren

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 I was teaching mini-soul how to bunny-hop on his 16" Sunday BMX, ideally suited for 5yr olds

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Hey fellas!!! HOLD MY BEER AND WATCH THIS!!! :P

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Is that an approved BSI safety bandanna? 

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On 2/7/2020 at 7:09 AM, effdatnoise said:

@julian-wolf

I've spent a fair amount of time out there.

It's just a mercantile and bakery.  Basically feeds visitors and park employees who are headed to Bowman or Kintla lake.  So stop in if you are headed into those spots.  I did probably my favorite backpacking going from "The loop" off the going-to-the-sun road and hiking out of Kintla.  Some totally spectacular campsites and hiking.  Particularly around the "Hole-in-the-wall" campsite/area.

Some of the employees live right there in polebridge or next to the mercantile...i think the owners live there or something.  I went to the "Polebridge Formal" with some of the park employees at the end of the season.  Drank a lot and camped, good times.  

 

The loop through Kintla seems like a great one. If we'd been able to get a spot between Hole in the Wall and the trailhead, we would've taken the extra night to go out that way for the trip pictured. As it was, we went in and out through Bowman, which was also great. You can actually see a nice view Bowman in the fourth shot from the bottom, hiking down from the summit of Chapman.

Agreed 100% on Hole in the Wall—that's about as good as it gets. That's where the final three of the above photos were shot, and where we spent our last night before a long walk out.

Would love to be there for something like the Formal; that seems like it would've been right up our alley. Will have to look into that sorta thing more thoroughly next time I'm in the area. Thanks for the tip!

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