Author Topic: MARSH GIBBON!!  (Read 25872 times)

Vince

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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #50 on: February 02, 2015, 11:05:12 pm »

Does these mean a Marsh Gibbon meet up is a possibility? Do we need to start a list?
I'd be riding from Sheffield.

Apparently there is camping available at Gubbins Hole Farm, Marsh Gibbon. Its a Sign!
ETA Aw Shucks... its caravans only :(
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Mr Larrington

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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #51 on: February 03, 2015, 09:36:51 pm »
JohnR's avatar is some sort of primate.  Could it possibly be...?
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Andrij

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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #52 on: February 03, 2015, 09:53:21 pm »
MG is only 100km from my bit of London.  A weekend excursion is definitely possible.
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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #53 on: February 06, 2015, 12:08:37 am »
Four days without a Marsh Gibbon visit.  The longest Gibbon-free stretch since the run of 5 days up to and including January 20th.
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #54 on: February 06, 2015, 12:11:26 am »
There could well be a few more Gibbon free days coming up too, looking at the weather forecast. There's a couple of days of Northerly winds, and Steve tends to like to ride into the wind in the morning and have a tailwind for the return journey. I expect tomorrow's ride could well be a repeat of today's, or perhaps a trip to Spalding.

Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #55 on: February 06, 2015, 08:23:55 am »
We'll all agree to meet there.

That'll be "Funky".....

I'll get my coat.

T42

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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #56 on: February 06, 2015, 08:37:02 am »
We definitely need a date next year for the First Commemorative Marsh Gibbon Convention. Although a warm one, please.
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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #57 on: February 06, 2015, 09:42:41 am »
Looks like being another Marsh Gibbon-free day today :(
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CrazyEnglishTriathlete

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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #58 on: February 06, 2015, 02:37:15 pm »
I think Steve is showing consideration for the inhabitants of Marsh Gibbon, for fear they may be overwhelmed by AUKs paying tribute.  However, he may now be creating a new phenomenon....


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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #59 on: February 06, 2015, 02:40:10 pm »
I think Steve is showing consideration for the inhabitants of Marsh Gibbon, for fear they may be overwhelmed by AUKs paying tribute.  However, he may now be creating a new phenomenon....


SHEEPY MAGNA

Sheepy Magna (and Sheepy Parva) has been a phenomenon for ages, Steve's late to that party.
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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #60 on: February 06, 2015, 02:50:32 pm »
Apropos of nothing in particular: Marsh Gibbon to Sheepy Magna is about 71 miles according to Google's bike routing.
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #61 on: February 06, 2015, 04:26:10 pm »
Another interesting name, this time from his Nor'easterly routes into the Fens:  Stow Longa

On those routes, he also passes very close to, but not yet through Souldrop.
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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #62 on: February 06, 2015, 04:42:42 pm »
Apropos of nothing in particular: Marsh Gibbon to Sheepy Magna is about 71 miles according to Google's bike routing.

So a little over-distance for an out and back tribute Randonee??
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T42

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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #63 on: February 07, 2015, 09:02:23 am »
I was thinking of doing one from here.
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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #64 on: February 07, 2015, 03:02:01 pm »
Given his direction and destination today, I think a Marsh Gibbon fly-by is pretty much ruled out.  If that's the case, this is the longest that will have passed without the relentless red randonneur passing through!
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #65 on: February 07, 2015, 06:19:20 pm »
IIRC, they have a Marsh Gibbon at Twycross Zoo.

http://twycrosszoo.org/conservation/conservation-projects/fauna-and-flora-cao-vit-gibbon-conservation-project-in-vietnam/

AFAIK, it drinks tea.

It can tell some stories about 'nam vets.

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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #66 on: February 07, 2015, 07:11:36 pm »
It just sits in a tree mumbling "You don't know, man, you weren't there"?
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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #67 on: February 08, 2015, 08:20:44 am »
Listen out for those words when Steve is interviewed.

Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #68 on: February 08, 2015, 09:00:38 am »
..twinned with Much-Binding-in-the-Marsh and by long association, with West Wittering

Sic transit and all that..

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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #69 on: February 08, 2015, 05:26:27 pm »
There's lots of flat roads around West Wittering the problem is finding a breach in the South Downs to get there.
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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #70 on: February 09, 2015, 08:57:16 pm »
Steve arrived back in the vicinity of Milton Keynes needing a few extra miles, so embarked on a loop away from MK.

It appears, though, that he didn't need quite as many miles as a Marsh Gibbon Manoeuvre would entail so we now have a run of 8 Gibbon-free days.

He is still 26 visits ahead of Tarzan and IronOx though.
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

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Vince

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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #71 on: February 09, 2015, 09:16:16 pm »
I think this is another rule that the UMCA missed. No HAMR can be completed without a visit to Marsh Gibbon.
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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #72 on: February 09, 2015, 09:57:49 pm »
Tarzan has been very close to the Green Swamp Wildlife Management Area today. If that is worthy of its name it will have a thriving colony of Marsh Gibbons making faces at him and sticking thorns in his Vredestein Continentals.

Come to think of it, Tarzan's well-known cry is probably one of frustration at another broken frame, punctured tyre or some such.
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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #73 on: February 10, 2015, 10:38:30 am »
I wonder if anybody living in Marsh Gibbon is aware yet of the phenomenon that is the Red Randonneur and the fame that he brings to MG?

Will there be pilgrimages?   Do they have a suitable camping field?   Can you buy sausages there? 
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Re: MARSH GIBBON!!
« Reply #74 on: February 10, 2015, 11:56:32 am »
Tarzan has been very close to the Green Swamp Wildlife Management Area today. If that is worthy of its name it will have a thriving colony of Marsh Gibbons making faces at him and sticking thorns in his Vredestein Continentals.

Come to think of it, Tarzan's well-known cry is probably one of frustration at another broken frame, punctured tyre or some such.

In Florida, its the Skunk ape.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skunk_ape