... a bit Suffolk
|th 27 Dec|
We've established that Guess Who 26? is not Lester Piggot, French and an ex-sportsman, and it may be in a large town near Chelmsford but what a job op for a young snapper.
|su 18 Nov|
|th 25 Oct|
London Fields, Broadway Market and Silesia Buildings in October and a large town near Chelmsford.
|th 30 Aug|
Yesterday we went to Hackney town hall near Chelmsford for the Paralympic flame visit, no bunting but lots of security, barriers and not a lot else. We walked the wrong way along the flame's route ... not a lot. We stood by a useful looking traffic island ... more bloody Olympics!.
|sa 11 Aug|
This morning near Chelmsford Big Al collected his volunteer steward's uniform for the paralympics. It was all Adidas and included two pairs of socks ...
|we 18 Jul|
|tu 17 Apr|
PC Evan Thatchpole is well regarded by the more senior nearthecoasters for his old style policing; mouthy teenagers get a clip round the ear. This Sunday Evan is running the large town near Chelmsford marathon, you can sponsor him to help near the coast youth clubs buy hearing aids.
|tu 27 Dec|
Christmas in a large town near Chelmsford
|tu 9 Aug|
At Hog Hill near Chelmsford last weekend new to us were the the small mini moto boards which because of their size are sufficiently difficult to ride that cameramen on longboards can keep up with the race. Gratifyingly international again with Saturday's slalom won by Czech but resident in Germany snapper Robert Thiele.
|su 15 Jul|
Just after midnight this morning we sat in the bus shelter by the Framlingham Station to see the first Dunwich Dynamo riders come through (the Dynamo is a loosely organised 115 mile overnight ride of 1,000++ cyclists from Hackney to Dunwich). By 1am despite a surprisingly ... more Dunwich Dynamo
|we 15 Jun|
At Hog Hill near Chelmsford last weekend a lot more longboard and slalom skateboarders than in 2010. A lot more overseas visitors, a lot more women boarders and with all this lotmoreness inevitably more crashes but nobody hurt, more pix on Facebook.
|we 1 Jun|
Rural Myth 33: You can always tell a townie, they're the ones who put their wheelie bins out Sunday night for collection on Thursday.
|fr 29 Apr|
In central near Chelmsford Tuesday we saw a bloke on a mountain bike with two enormous and very stuffed bags hanging from the handlebars and no brakes at all, he slowed the bike by leaping off and running alongside.
|mo 25 Apr|
Discovered this afternoon that walking on a canal towpath near Chelmsford on a sunny day is a full contact three way sport between the walkers, joggers and cyclists ... especially under the bridges.
|fr 15 Apr|
Last weekend we got to stand in the track centre for the first time at Anarchy In The UK in a large town near Chelmsford and our word that bit closer the roller derby action is much faster ... made us quite dizzy.
|we 2 Mar|
♫ Embarrassingly last night we got lost in our past manor Clerkenwell near Chelmsford so missed Elizabeth Downton Abbey McGovern's set at the Maverick launch but Police Dog Hogan (it's a band not a person) had Big Al the VAL and us looking at each other in approval at their accurate but soulful at least five voice acapella singing and the Americana droleness of Shitty White Wine. How did we miss them at last year's Maverick festival in Easton? No matter, they're back this summer.
|mo 27 Dec|
|sa 14 Aug|
|fr 13 Aug|
The British Open Slalom Championship last weekend near Chelmsford was a knock out competition with the skateboarders going in pairs. The riders go about their sport in the same laid back manner as the longboarders, riders walking back up the hill after their grand slalom run cone marshalling the rider coming down. Opportunities for grand slalom in the UK must be few and some riders had improvised using duct tape to pull t-shirts snugger for better aerodynamics.
|mo 9 Aug|
It's not until you see the size of the bicycle transition area at the large town near Chelmsford triathlon that it sinks in how big the event is. By late morning Sunday there were five tables dishing out race numbers but the supervisor told us that at one point over the weekend there were sixteen.
In the sunshine the ExCel centre didn't seem quite the industrial wilderness of our last visit but the parking is still expensive and bet some near the coast St Johns would like one of these. More pix here.
|fr 30 Jul|
When we were a medium sized child in the east end of a large town near Chelmsford we did buy Dick Bird lollies (usually banana flavoured) from pedal powered trikes very like this motorised one outside Andy Tiernan's last weekend. At 3pm on a summer's Sunday afternoon in Viccy Park the lollies were usually sufficiently melted to be on the point of falling apart and look at these prices.
|fr 25 Jun|
Three things we learnt last weekend:
1. south bound on the A12 just before Hatfield Peverel where the B1389 joins there's now a bit of three lane making it much safer,
2. in a large town near Chelmsford other flags are available, indeed outside the Bongo Bar Restaurant (I'm not kidding) in Tottenham men were draped in the Ghanaian national flag, and
3. we can't work this out, is it gay friendly or protection against cougars?
|th 17 Jun|
|mo 7 Jun|
Recently in a large town near Chelmsford herwithabrainetc left her crocs outside her Hackney back door overnight as usual, in the morning one croc was in the middle of the garden with half the strap missing and teeth marks. We've seen fox cubs in the garden and the cub on the right was chewing on a jar or bottle just like a puppy.
|tu 1 Jun|
Yesterday's UK Longboard (going downhill very fast on a skateboard) Championships at Hog Hill, Hainault (on the outskirts of a large town near Chelmsford) was an ultimately laid back occasion (racers more or less sorted out between themselves in which order they'd finished each heat) with a tiny whiff of international (a Belgian racing and some foreign accents in the paddock). It looks spectacular, has the excitement of the inevitable crashes and the riders are a friendly bunch.
|su 21 Mar|
London Roller Girls lost 63-84 to Texas last night, even stevens all the way until some jammer penalties hurt LRG badly near the end. Cracking roller derby as always but in the industrial wilderness that is the ExCel Centre and £10 to park! Ah well that's a large town near Chelmsford for you ... lot's more pix on that there Facepack.
|mo 25 Jan|
At the Mass Photo Gathering in a large town near Chelmsford's Trafalgar Square Saturday two young woman asked us in broken English what was up. We suggested they might snap to support PHNAT (PHotographer Not A Terrorist) but they looked ill at ease and embarrassed. Seeing them snapping away later our thanks made them look ill at ease and embarrassed ... but pleased as well.