Author Topic: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series  (Read 385554 times)

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #11425 on: November 08, 2017, 02:57:38 pm »
huggy's puncture from 21st October 2015...


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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #11426 on: November 08, 2017, 03:32:05 pm »
Wonder why I got a puncture  ::-)
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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #11427 on: November 08, 2017, 03:36:39 pm »
Wonder why I got a puncture  ::-)

It was in the days before you saw the light and started using proper tyres.

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #11428 on: November 08, 2017, 04:42:41 pm »
Wonder why I got a puncture  ::-)

It was in the days before you saw the light and started using proper tyres.
Ah, you on tubeless as well now Huggy?  :facepalm:

I am in for tonight.....but don't wait for me at Spa road, depending on how I feel during the train trip I might just jump at Shenfield and wobble up from there.

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #11429 on: November 14, 2017, 05:05:33 pm »
Whither tomorrow? I'd rather not tot up 85 miles like last week [to be fair this was also my morning commute of 11 miles, plus an indirect route to Witham...]

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #11430 on: November 14, 2017, 05:21:15 pm »
Whither tomorrow? I'd rather not tot up 85 miles like last week [to be fair this was also my morning commute of 11 miles, plus an indirect route to Witham...]

Well the calendar says The Willows at Cressing.  But their website says the beers this week are Broadside, London Pride and Speckled Hen so not great in my view.

Can I put in yet another vote for The Vine at Black Notley?  Their website says their beers are from Adnams and Bishop Nick plus guest ales from across the region and further afield.  And they stock over 20 gins  :thumbsup:

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #11431 on: November 14, 2017, 05:24:11 pm »
Vine by me... :-*

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #11432 on: November 14, 2017, 05:31:32 pm »
Is Black Notley closer for me? If yes, then I vote for it too ... just in case I get to vote on these matters

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #11433 on: November 14, 2017, 05:39:47 pm »
Vine closes at 22:30 though and no signs of somewhere secure to park bikes.
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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #11434 on: November 14, 2017, 05:42:04 pm »
Other options are King Billy Braintree & Wheatsheaf Writtle
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« Reply #11435 on: November 14, 2017, 05:55:15 pm »
If we don't end up to fare from Witham Jes may be tempted out.

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #11436 on: November 14, 2017, 06:26:50 pm »
Vine closes at 22:30 though and no signs of somewhere secure to park bikes.

They have a little car park round the side.

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« Reply #11437 on: November 14, 2017, 06:51:36 pm »
Depending on the length of route somewhere like the vine would get my vote as really don't have much in the way of legs at the moment.

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #11438 on: November 14, 2017, 07:44:47 pm »
Vine closes at 22:30 though and no signs of somewhere secure to park bikes.

They have a little car park round the side.

I can see a wide open car park round the side?  Its hard to tell from the 2016 streetview image but I couldnt see anything immovable to lock my bike to. They also have a small area of decking around the back but doesn't look like it's accessible from the car park.

I think I'll probably pop out somewhere for a ride to get the distance ticked off... Witham peloton deserves a shorter ride this week.. especially if it gets some others out... enjoy  :thumbsup:
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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #11439 on: November 15, 2017, 06:01:25 am »
I shall be on Fred this evening so he's pretty immovable!  If we lock all the bikes together I'm sure we'll be fine.

Anyhow, here is a ROUTE the Witham peloton might like to consider.  If you fancy someting different bring it to the roundabout and we'll follow you.

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« Reply #11440 on: November 15, 2017, 09:03:07 am »
Ooh!

10k of COR


Maybe I need a mountain bike...

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #11441 on: November 15, 2017, 09:08:37 am »
Ooh!

10k of COR


Maybe I need a mountain bike...


The Flitch Way is not COR, we have ridden it many times on 23mm tyres.  Some of you need to get some back bone!

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #11442 on: November 15, 2017, 09:50:06 am »
I shall be on Fred this evening so he's pretty immovable!  If we lock all the bikes together I'm sure we'll be fine.

Anyhow, here is a ROUTE the Witham peloton might like to consider.  If you fancy someting different bring it to the roundabout and we'll follow you.

 ;D ;D ;D You've got a venue close to Witham and you still turn it into a Tour de mid-Essex LOL  PS: You've missed out a nice bit of COR between Cobblers & Jollyboys (go left @25km and then straight (R) on Cobblers Green triangle) nice cinder track past the big wooden ducks & alpacas.

Fred probably doesn't count as "Any solid object fixed in or onto concrete or stone, which is not capable of being undone, removed or lifted under/over the covered bicycle" unfortunately..  :'(

I think I'm off to HBO Cock Inn tonight for Pie & Chips for my tea...  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #11443 on: November 15, 2017, 04:42:17 pm »
I plan to join the peloton at Spa Rd tonight
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« Reply #11444 on: November 15, 2017, 05:54:53 pm »
I can confirm that Jollyboys Lane, Felsted and related tracks are reasonable gravel surfaces  :thumbsup: probably a lot of wet leaves about though...

I will have shinies and helpers' certificates for those that weren't there on Saturday, also Mr Fandango's Randonneur 10,000 award.

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #11445 on: November 15, 2017, 06:03:14 pm »
I can confirm that Jollyboys Lane, Felsted and related tracks are reasonable gravel surfaces  :thumbsup: probably a lot of wet leaves about though...

I will have shinies and helpers' certificates for those that weren't there on Saturday, also Mr Fandango's Randonneur 10,000 award.

Such a pity I couldn`t make it on Saturday and I`m afraid I`m working tonight as well. Sorry guys. You could save my trophy until next week or smuggle into Psyclist`s luggage, I`m riding with him on Sunday, he could present it to me in an appropriate manner.

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« Reply #11446 on: November 15, 2017, 06:27:18 pm »
I can confirm that Jollyboys Lane, Felsted and related tracks are reasonable gravel surfaces  :thumbsup: probably a lot of wet leaves about though...

I will have shinies and helpers' certificates for those that weren't there on Saturday, also Mr Fandango's Randonneur 10,000 award.

Such a pity I couldn`t make it on Saturday and I`m afraid I`m working tonight as well. Sorry guys. You could save my trophy until next week or smuggle into Psyclist`s luggage, I`m riding with him on Sunday, he could present it to me in an appropriate manner.

If it's a heavy trophy, I'd like to present it somewhere near the start of our hilly ride on Sunday  :demon:

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #11447 on: November 15, 2017, 06:38:51 pm »
I can confirm that Jollyboys Lane, Felsted and related tracks are reasonable gravel surfaces  :thumbsup: probably a lot of wet leaves about though...

I will have shinies and helpers' certificates for those that weren't there on Saturday, also Mr Fandango's Randonneur 10,000 award.

Such a pity I couldn`t make it on Saturday and I`m afraid I`m working tonight as well. Sorry guys. You could save my trophy until next week or smuggle into Psyclist`s luggage, I`m riding with him on Sunday, he could present it to me in an appropriate manner.

If it's a heavy trophy, I'd like to present it somewhere near the start of our hilly ride on Sunday  :demon:

You know I`m big boned. I have 20 kg handicap to you before I even sit on a bike. Hopefully my trophy is small and plastic.

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #11448 on: November 16, 2017, 12:18:56 am »
Hopefully my trophy is small and plastic.

I heard that they are made out of depleted uranium.
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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #11449 on: November 16, 2017, 07:31:12 am »
Hopefully my trophy is small and plastic.

I heard that they are made out of depleted uranium.

That would certainly explain the weight as I hauled it home last night. It’s the sort of weight you would want to carry when riding a hilly 200km for training purposes.