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Serenading boyfriend 'drove all night'

The Argus: Ben Brown, 24, in Brighton with his girlfriend Krista Lynch, 22 Ben Brown, 24, in Brighton with his girlfriend Krista Lynch, 22

A MUSICIAN rode 124 miles on a rusty old motorbike with a top speed of 30mph to make up with his girlfriend by serenading her in Brighton.

Benjamin Brown, otherwise known as Mick Squalor, 24, from Manningtree in Essex, journeyed seven hours across unfamiliar roads to Kemptown to apologise to his girlfriend Krista Lynch.

Mick decided to apologise to her face-to-face after an argument about how often the couple see each other in their long-distance relationship.

It meant travelling to Brighton on his 1971 Honda C70, which Mick said does a generous 30 miles per hour downhill.

Mick said: “We were rowing earlier. It’s hard because I live in Manningtree and she lives in Brighton so we don’t see each other that much and she said I never come to see her. I hope that this has changed her mind.”

Mr Squalor got lost several times on the way.

He said: “I got lost in East Grinstead and in Lewes. There were times where I thought I might have to sleep in a bin or in a church graveyard.”

When Mick reached Krista’s house in Kemptown at 2am on Friday morning he realised he did not have a phone, and therefore no way of contacting her.

He said: “I climbed up four flights of scaffolding to her window with my guitar. It was awkward because my guitar box was full of underpants, but I started playing.

“I played a love song I wrote where the chorus is ‘I love you’ in Latvian. I know it’s cheesy but I knew she would recognise it.”

Krista, 22, was amazed to see him. She said: “It was 2am and he still had his helmet on and had drawn a moustache on his face when I saw him.

“It’s the kind of thing he would do but I still couldn’t believe he was there.”

Mick’s gesture appears to have worked as the relationship is back on track.

Krista said: “I forgot about the argument as soon as he came through my window. I was just amazed that he had got up the scaffolding.”

Mick also recently made headlines when he arranged to play a gig in a toilet in Ipswich after singing while he was relieving himself and noticing the great acoustics.

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9:12am Tue 10 Jun 14

Joebananas says...

Good on ya Mick!

With all the doom and gloom in the world it's nice to have a romantic feel good story like this.

I can see a lot of me in you to be honest. I walked all the way from my lounge to the bedroom to make up with my girlfriend at the weekend with a good old serenade although she told me to p--ss off when she heard my voice so back to the drawing board unfortunately.
Good on ya Mick! With all the doom and gloom in the world it's nice to have a romantic feel good story like this. I can see a lot of me in you to be honest. I walked all the way from my lounge to the bedroom to make up with my girlfriend at the weekend with a good old serenade although she told me to p--ss off when she heard my voice so back to the drawing board unfortunately. Joebananas
  • Score: 11

9:30am Tue 10 Jun 14

applecore says...

He's a keeper.
He drove for seven hours from Essex. I did it is two, but whatever.
He considered sleeping in a bin. Like a trap.
He drew a moustache on.
Just me that wants to smack his self-consciously quirky face?
If I was behind him on the motorway I would scream.
He's a keeper. He drove for seven hours from Essex. I did it is two, but whatever. He considered sleeping in a bin. Like a trap. He drew a moustache on. Just me that wants to smack his self-consciously quirky face? If I was behind him on the motorway I would scream. applecore
  • Score: -33

9:44am Tue 10 Jun 14

firemanste says...

nice story that shows romance is not dead.but if you take him back get some better form of transportation as 30 mph downhill,isnt going to take your love very far or very quickly
nice story that shows romance is not dead.but if you take him back get some better form of transportation as 30 mph downhill,isnt going to take your love very far or very quickly firemanste
  • Score: 5

9:47am Tue 10 Jun 14

Quiterie says...

applecore wrote:
He's a keeper.
He drove for seven hours from Essex. I did it is two, but whatever.
He considered sleeping in a bin. Like a trap.
He drew a moustache on.
Just me that wants to smack his self-consciously quirky face?
If I was behind him on the motorway I would scream.
Who said romance is dead? You Casanova you.........
[quote][p][bold]applecore[/bold] wrote: He's a keeper. He drove for seven hours from Essex. I did it is two, but whatever. He considered sleeping in a bin. Like a trap. He drew a moustache on. Just me that wants to smack his self-consciously quirky face? If I was behind him on the motorway I would scream.[/p][/quote]Who said romance is dead? You Casanova you......... Quiterie
  • Score: 1

12:39pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Man of steel says...

If that is a genuine 1971 Honda C70 then it is worth a fair amount, also being pre 1973, it is a classic and tax free.
It also, along with the C90, has the ability to keep going.
If that is a genuine 1971 Honda C70 then it is worth a fair amount, also being pre 1973, it is a classic and tax free. It also, along with the C90, has the ability to keep going. Man of steel
  • Score: 7

8:29am Wed 11 Jun 14

Roger Francais says...

Maximum respect to the man!

Anyone who rides a "chicken chaser" is ok in my book.
Maximum respect to the man! Anyone who rides a "chicken chaser" is ok in my book. Roger Francais
  • Score: 5

1:38pm Wed 11 Jun 14

PorkyChopper says...

Technically, he rode all night, but if he can do that, no wonder she stays with him.
Technically, he rode all night, but if he can do that, no wonder she stays with him. PorkyChopper
  • Score: 7

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