Author Topic: Mid-Essex and the Rest of the World Epiphany - Saturday 8th January 2022  (Read 7360 times)

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Hello folks...

So far 13 people have voted in the dates poll.  Although the 24the / 25th July is the most popular date only 6 people are going to turn up which possibly makes the event a bit lame.

If you haven't voted please do so.

jiberjaber

  • ... Fancy Pants \o/ ...
  • ACME S&M^2
I think the voting is telling us that not enough people are able to turn up on any particular date in that time period to make it the full experience rather than a particular date is best....  :thumbsup:
Regards,

Joergen

If the summer dates aren't working, perhaps something in September or October might be better for people, if you're aiming for quantity over quality. Or change to a format that'll work with fewer attendees.

Eddington: 130 miles

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Mid-Essex and the Rest of the World Epiphany - Saturday 8th January 2022
« Reply #53 on: 19 August, 2021, 07:05:56 am »
OK, re-set...

At The Compasses yesterday evening it was decided that Epiphany would be Saturday 8th January (2022 obvs) and could well feature the ACME awards ceremony.  Clearly this is all contingent on COVID but at least we have a date to work towards.

Tomsk

  • Fueled by cake since 1957
    • tomsk.co.uk
Re: Mid-Essex and the Rest of the World Epiphany - Saturday 8th January 2022
« Reply #54 on: 19 August, 2021, 08:40:27 pm »
OK, re-set...

At The Compasses yesterday evening it was decided that Epiphany would be Saturday 8th January (2022 obvs) and could well feature the ACME awards ceremony.  Clearly this is all contingent on COVID but at least we have a date to work towards.

 :thumbsup: Re: A Combined Epiphany and Awards Evening - There's a precedent for this - set a few years ago now and it all adds to the fun, as the previous year's award winners have to carry their trophy around all day - and I have to lug a bag of medals and assorted ACME kit, mudflaps etc as well as a winter camping load! Plus of course very much not aero Christmas decorations. I think it was that year we hooned along a gravel byway up the Chelmer valley, nearly ending up in the Ford That Should Not Be Attempted, (and then climbing the steps to the footbridge), in the gathering dark ...

We should be able to use the Compasses tent, which will be up for Christmas and New Year, rather than be packed into the steamy Green Room as in the Before Times. So Lockdown Jackets and Woolly Hats will be the dress code.

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Mid-Essex and the Rest of the World Epiphany - Saturday 8th January 2022
« Reply #55 on: 20 August, 2021, 07:20:52 am »
 :thumbsup: ;D

Bernster

  • ACME (Herts Branch)
Re: Mid-Essex and the Rest of the World Epiphany - Saturday 8th January 2022
« Reply #56 on: 20 August, 2021, 09:12:15 am »
Added to the diary, will be good to ride with some actual people  :thumbsup:

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Mid-Essex and the Rest of the World Epiphany - Saturday 8th January 2022
« Reply #57 on: 20 August, 2021, 10:00:50 am »
Added to the diary, will be good to ride with some actual people  :thumbsup:

And reindeers  :thumbsup:

Bernster

  • ACME (Herts Branch)

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge

Bernster

  • ACME (Herts Branch)
Re: Mid-Essex and the Rest of the World Epiphany - Saturday 8th January 2022
« Reply #60 on: 20 August, 2021, 06:04:19 pm »
Are you volunteering?

I usually feel the cold on winter rides, so a little extra insulation might not be a bad thing :-\

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Mid-Essex and the Rest of the World Epiphany - Saturday 8th January 2022
« Reply #61 on: 20 August, 2021, 07:28:18 pm »
Are you volunteering?

I usually feel the cold on winter rides, so a little extra insulation might not be a bad thing :-\

Your application is noted!

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Mid-Essex and the Rest of the World Epiphany - Saturday 8th January 2022
« Reply #62 on: 19 October, 2021, 05:25:37 pm »
There is a plan.  And the plan is we repeat what we did in 2020.

The plan isn't set in stone yet as I'm still nailing down some details but I thought you'd be reassured to know there is a provisional plan at least.

More detail to follow as nails get driven home.

Re: Mid-Essex and the Rest of the World Epiphany - Saturday 8th January 2022
« Reply #63 on: 19 October, 2021, 06:29:09 pm »
There is a plan.  And the plan is we repeat what we did in 2020

That's called recycling, which is a good strategy with our current climate.

As for the quiz, expect something quite different. Plans on that are afoot.

Eddington: 130 miles

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Mid-Essex and the Rest of the World Epiphany - Saturday 8th January 2022
« Reply #64 on: 19 October, 2021, 06:30:24 pm »
Yay!

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Mid-Essex and the Rest of the World Epiphany - Saturday 8th January 2022
« Reply #65 on: 22 October, 2021, 11:36:59 am »
I have an update for you...  :thumbsup:

ted has been in touch to say that once again his gentleman's club (The Chelmsford Club) can host us for lunch   :thumbsup: The club manager is putting together a package with 3 course lunch and beer which will be £15 to £20 per head.  I am assured snuff is included  ;D and we'll bring our own shenanigans.

I am also trying the track down The Musky Pelt of Destiny, it could be in Jem's airing cupboard.

I have made diary note to firm up numbers and details nearer the time.  In the meantime please hit me with any questions.

Love un stuff  :-*

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Mid-Essex and the Rest of the World Epiphany - Saturday 8th January 2022
« Reply #66 on: 25 October, 2021, 09:13:30 am »
Make sure you've checked out the updates in Musky's thread.  It's been found and debriefed, it was a lot to take in but Jem got there in the end.

Tomsk

  • Fueled by cake since 1957
    • tomsk.co.uk
Re: Mid-Essex and the Rest of the World Epiphany - Saturday 8th January 2022
« Reply #67 on: 01 December, 2021, 06:00:22 pm »
Everyone in ACME, and our friends and Associates should have received a formal invitation to the Epiphany Extravaganza and ACME Awards Evening today. Some have proved hard to track down for GDPR reasons, especially if they haven't been active AUK points scorers in recent years. If anyone has been missed out, I apologise and would like to re-emphasize that All Are Welcome.

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Please read...
Hello folks,

I have begun the process of planning Epiphany 2022.  Let's start with a basic timeline for those unfamiliar with previous events.  Before going any further it's important to emphasize SOMETHING IMPORTANT, whilst we'd love you to take part in the whole event you don't have to take part in every element, everyone has different tastes and commitments so just take part in some bits if that's what works for you.  So...

Breakfast - Witham 'spoons from about 0830hrs
Depart 'spoons - about 0930hrs
Elevenses - Butts Green Garden Centre - about 1100hrs
Lunch - The Chelmsford Club (108 New London Rd, Chelmsford, CM2 0RG) about 1300pm
Depart Chelmsford Club - after lunch
Arrive The Compasses - Littley Green (CM3 1BU) when it's dark

I have produced a DRAFT ROUTE.

Please note that the above extremely detailed plan  ;D is subject to change.

I will need to know how many people are planning on joining for lunch so please can you PM me.

Love 'un stuff  :-*