Author Topic: Long Itch Camping Weekend: May 5th - 7th 2017  (Read 5836 times)

Kim

  • An appetite for the epic, but no real stamina
Re: Long Itch Camping Weekend: May 5th - 7th 2017
« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2017, 12:45:58 pm »
I could never be a proxy for Basil.    ;D

That's usually nikki's department...
Watching the TV without subtitles is like riding up a hill without using the gears :)

Polar Bear

  • aka Michael
Re: Long Itch Camping Weekend: May 5th - 7th 2017
« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2017, 01:26:57 pm »
Erm, I think Basil might be there in two weeks even though he hasn't signed up.   ;)
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Basil

  • Um....err......oh bugger!
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Re: Long Itch Camping Weekend: May 5th - 7th 2017
« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2017, 02:16:22 pm »
Oi you lot.  I am listening you know!
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Polar Bear

  • aka Michael
Re: Long Itch Camping Weekend: May 5th - 7th 2017
« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2017, 02:46:02 pm »
Nah, you're just a fake Basil.   

Our intrepid cycling Basil hasn't been seen out in the wild for months now.
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Kim

  • An appetite for the epic, but no real stamina
Re: Long Itch Camping Weekend: May 5th - 7th 2017
« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2017, 02:55:16 pm »
That reminds me, the Country Girl has had its sign decapitated!
Watching the TV without subtitles is like riding up a hill without using the gears :)

Re: Long Itch Camping Weekend: May 5th - 7th 2017
« Reply #30 on: April 21, 2017, 11:11:13 pm »
That reminds me, the Country Girl has had its sign decapitated!
It was probably a grief stricken suicide.
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Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Long Itch Camping Weekend: May 5th - 7th 2017
« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2017, 11:46:07 pm »
I won't be there. Family reasons.
You won. Get over it.

Polar Bear

  • aka Michael
Re: Long Itch Camping Weekend: May 5th - 7th 2017
« Reply #32 on: April 22, 2017, 10:42:29 pm »
You will be missed Wow.
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Polar Bear

  • aka Michael
Re: Long Itch Camping Weekend: May 5th - 7th 2017
« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2017, 08:20:44 am »
We went for a recce of the Saturday planned food stop yesterday.   The fayre is acceptable and we hope that you will like it.   Unfortunately there is not a vegetarian specific menu option and our friend Martin opted for the cheese sandwich.

They have one menu option which we haven't tried but is tempting, it is called Afternoon Tea.   A stand comes with sandwiches and cakes and you also get a pot of tea*.   This option cost £10 per person and they have asked for it to be pre-ordered.   The benefit to this option is that they can cater for vegetarians when preparing this option.

We expect to arrive for lunch around 14:00 and we are tempted ourselves to go for the afternoon tea option.   Lunch is nearer to the end of the ride this time as we have a new route.   The first few miles are on familiar territory for Long Itch veterans but then we hit new roads.  At present I'm searching for a tea and pee stop which may necessitate another recce ride this coming Sunday.

* I spoke with the owner's father yesterday but will call the owner and discuss the exact makeup of an Afternoon Tea and report back. 



 
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Julian

  • samoture
Re: Long Itch Camping Weekend: May 5th - 7th 2017
« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2017, 09:13:03 am »
If they're not particularly veggie-friendly then this may be a slightly optimistic question.... are they able to do vegan afternoon tea?

If not then I will either bring my own or invoke the Dick Principle.

Polar Bear

  • aka Michael
Re: Long Itch Camping Weekend: May 5th - 7th 2017
« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2017, 09:14:31 am »
I will ask. 
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Re: Long Itch Camping Weekend: May 5th - 7th 2017
« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2017, 11:46:22 pm »
Rail tickets booked  :D
Not fast & rarely furious

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Wowbagger

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Re: Long Itch Camping Weekend: May 5th - 7th 2017
« Reply #37 on: April 25, 2017, 01:11:59 am »
Am now a possible again. Daughter's planned op is not when she thought it was. Contemplating options.
You won. Get over it.

Re: Long Itch Camping Weekend: May 5th - 7th 2017
« Reply #38 on: April 25, 2017, 05:54:35 pm »
Alas, I'm out - F-i-L's​ health is such that my OH is planning on going to visit and leaving me with childcare duties.

Wowbagger

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Re: Long Itch Camping Weekend: May 5th - 7th 2017
« Reply #39 on: April 25, 2017, 06:03:02 pm »
I have a plan to cycle there starting on Wednesday. This may not happen. My attendance is still in the balance.
You won. Get over it.

Polar Bear

  • aka Michael
Re: Long Itch Camping Weekend: May 5th - 7th 2017
« Reply #40 on: April 25, 2017, 06:56:19 pm »
Fingers crossed then.   :)
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Re: Long Itch Camping Weekend: May 5th - 7th 2017
« Reply #41 on: April 25, 2017, 09:37:30 pm »
Alas, I'm out - F-i-L's​ health is such that my OH is planning on going to visit and leaving me with childcare duties.
Can't you bring the children?
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Wowbagger

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Re: Long Itch Camping Weekend: May 5th - 7th 2017
« Reply #42 on: April 26, 2017, 01:02:14 am »
Well, I have bought some tickets, total price £16.25. I may be there.
You won. Get over it.

Re: Long Itch Camping Weekend: May 5th - 7th 2017
« Reply #43 on: April 26, 2017, 08:23:10 am »
Alas, I'm out - F-i-L's​ health is such that my OH is planning on going to visit and leaving me with childcare duties.
Can't you bring the children?

I'd love to, but getting there would be a pain - I can't take the cargo bike on trains, and it's a bit far to cycle...

Wowbagger

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Re: Long Itch Camping Weekend: May 5th - 7th 2017
« Reply #44 on: April 26, 2017, 06:16:15 pm »
It looks as though I'm in again! I have rail tickets, but have an inclination to make it a mini-tour, leaving on Wednesday and covering about 45-50 miles a day to get there Friday, camping at Ware and Milton Keynes. Must get the train back though, as I am on granddad duty on the Sunday evening.

My decision will be based upon weather forecasts and how upfrit I feel at the time.
You won. Get over it.

Re: Long Itch Camping Weekend: May 5th - 7th 2017
« Reply #45 on: April 27, 2017, 01:32:48 pm »
I'm hoping to be there, but I'll be in the car.
My back wheel needed to be sent off to Germany to get the Rohloff serviced.
I should get it back sometime next week, but I'm to unfit to cycle over.

Marco Stefano

  • Apply some pressure, you lose some pressure...
Re: Long Itch Camping Weekend: May 5th - 7th 2017
« Reply #46 on: April 28, 2017, 12:37:41 pm »
Room for a small one? Plan is to drive to work at Peatboghorror on Friday and cycle from there if fitness allows, otherwise car all the way.

Friday and Saturday nights camping please PB, and a seat at the paella table please Torslanda.

Polar Bear

  • aka Michael
Re: Long Itch Camping Weekend: May 5th - 7th 2017
« Reply #47 on: April 28, 2017, 12:43:00 pm »
Excellent.  You are most welcome.

Will you be wanting to come and see Kajsa as well?
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Polar Bear

  • aka Michael
Re: Long Itch Camping Weekend: May 5th - 7th 2017
« Reply #48 on: April 28, 2017, 12:46:10 pm »
If they're not particularly veggie-friendly then this may be a slightly optimistic question.... are they able to do vegan afternoon tea?

If not then I will either bring my own or invoke the Dick Principle.

So, they are veggie friendly with a number of options.   Vegan is more difficult.   I would suggest that I should give you their telephone number and you could speak with Ben about vegan catering.   

Afternoon Teas are served after 14:30 so I think that we'll either be too early or we could simply take our time getting there.   As previously stated, Afternoon Tea is £10 a head.   Is anybody interested in Afternoon tea at all or should be just go a la carte?
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Julian

  • samoture
Re: Long Itch Camping Weekend: May 5th - 7th 2017
« Reply #49 on: April 28, 2017, 06:43:21 pm »
That sounds sensible. Although C is being sent somewhere exotic for work Wednesday - Friday, so our options are
a) arrive late Friday with a fried Charlotte but ride on Saturday
b) arrive mid Saturday morning and lounge around the campsite until beer o'clock

We are tending towards option b which would resolve the lunch issue in any event!