Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Distinguished Gentleman's Ride photos

Who can forgive a Virago full dresser? Ever? Well I say when the rider is wearing a 3-piece suit and smoking Players finest shag, from a proper walnut pipe while carving up Marble Arch in central London, you do. This fellow and 55-odd others riding everything from a mint Honda SL185 to a faux rusty, cast-iron clad VFR street fighter, and wearing everything from tailor-made Harris tweed to highly inflammable polyester, met up in NW5 for the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride before ripping across town. Here are some snaps I made off the back of Geoff Co-Built's scooter. It was quite a bizarre ego boost to have lines of tourists in Camden, Chelsea, Oxford Street; well everywhere, all with their iPhones held up to relay the action. BP
Jerome from France enjoying a Dirty Burger.
Chris Bonington the famous explorer was there too.
The organiser, Dutch of The Bike Shed (below)
- And Laydeees
There were kittens too. Fast kittens on their own bikes.


WhitelinePsycho said...

Damnably chappish show old boy, spiffing in fact.

Unknown said...

That's my brother on the Virago :D

He had an awesome time, first for a bike meet and felt very welcome, we both had a great time.

Ben, are you hosting the rest of your snaps anywhere?


Sideburn Magazine said...

Hi Tom,
Yes it was a jolly. I'll put up a few more here in coming days, and our Facebook page at some point (click the button top right here).

Unknown said...

Wonderful I'll keep an eye out. There's a spot on my wall ready for one.

Mick P said...

Could be any day in Rome. Remember seeing a very dapper bloke in a slick suit and high-grade brogue shoes wheelie a Supermotard away from the lights on the embankment. Classy.

Full Lock or Death!! #29 said...

It was a brilliant day out and really well organised, thanks Bike Shed! :)

(Fireblade and £10 supermarket suit)

Tomfoolery said...

And naughty burnouts :D

Mark Wilson said...

It was a top day it must be said. And great to see people's reactions - no scowling or looks of annoyance – just people smiling and filming us on their phones and kids waving at us. Priceless.

And Chris Bonnington did look sharp! ;)

Mark #71

Full Lock or Death!! #29 said...

Gentlemen don't do burnouts Tom, they make discrete smokescreens when there is a risk of gusts of wind exposing a Lady's ankles or her delicate lady bloomers..

Dan said...

Looking sharp, Brother Inman.

Sideburn Magazine said...

Farah slacks. It's like 1985 all over again. G

spiedo said...

Love it!

Prince Harming said...

Fantastic to see the blogs coming in from around the world. What started as an idea for a local ride here in Perth went worldwide!
Great to see everyone enjoyed themselves.

Perth Cafe Racers
West Oz

Kirk said...

That is brilliant. Great photos, everyone looks sharp as a blade and seem to doing it right. Do please post more.