Author Topic: Stanstead Airport Express - Sat 2nd Dec  (Read 1452 times)

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Stanstead Airport Express - Sat 2nd Dec
« on: November 26, 2017, 09:09:37 pm »
Nice to see everyone today, hope you all enjoyed the ride, I rode 50k to the start with Nik Brunner, and I was sooooo cold when I arrived at Witham and called it a day, I was so happy to be cycling home, as I had a few things to catch up with, although did feel disappointed in myself for not doing the ride, onwards and upwards!!

Re: Stanstead Airport Express - Sat 2nd Dec
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2017, 10:49:16 pm »
Is Tom allowing early starts? Barring ailments, I'll be cycling 80 miles to the start (unless I work out a 94 mile/ 150 km route). I aim to arrive at 9 for brekky, meaning more A road traffic. An earlier start time might mean I miss some traffic.
Bikes are for riding, not cleaning!

Re: Stanstead Airport Express - Sat 2nd Dec
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2017, 11:35:39 pm »
Just read Tom's email about 9:30 starts. I may go for that.
Bikes are for riding, not cleaning!

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Re: Stanstead Airport Express - Sat 2nd Dec
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2017, 07:44:54 am »
You may have noticed the wrong gps link [what do I know of such stuff!] I blame a frustrating evening with a poorly computer [in therapy later this week] and trying to strip the kitchen at the same time in preparation for the builders [in the pauses when the bugger crashed].

I have to send out the cafe menu too, sometime soon, so it will get sorted...

Tomsk

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Re: Stanstead Airport Express - Sat 2nd Dec
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2017, 07:50:56 am »
Hooray! Managed to get Huggy's new gps file onto AUKweb [tried and failed last night using Mrs T's laptop]... but I'll be emailing tonight, I hope.

Re: Stanstead Airport Express - Sat 2nd Dec
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2017, 09:00:57 pm »
Oh bother forgot to enter, may I EOL please Mr Deakins sir?

Re: Stanstead Airport Express - Sat 2nd Dec
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2017, 10:22:45 pm »
Oh bother forgot to enter, may I EOL please Mr Deakins sir?

In penance, the bard should at least be required to deliver a few verses avant le départ

Redlight

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Re: Stanstead Airport Express - Sat 2nd Dec
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2017, 02:33:28 pm »
In penance, the bard should at least be required to deliver a few verses avant le départ

Or après le depart, perhaps. That way he has to put in some effort to catch up and  no one else has to suffer  ;)
Between the Disney abattoir and the chemical refinery

Re: Stanstead Airport Express - Sat 2nd Dec
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2017, 09:40:16 pm »
In penance, the bard should at least be required to deliver a few verses avant le départ

Or après le depart, perhaps. That way he has to put in some effort to catch up and  no one else has to suffer  ;)

Sir! Challenge accepted! Cheap and cheesy doggerel follows!


Let me take you on a woeful journey
   though 'tis not very far
That goes past lovely airport yonder
   via the three compasses bar.

Some will complete a geared one hundred
   within five rounds of sixty
While others will self-flagellate
   atop a rusty fixie.

Even more will dawdle and fill with beer
   a tun or two of fond delay
And thus will struggle to complete
   while still it reigns as day.

The sad completeists will do the required
   and ride to it to and fro
While others will simply take fond hope
   the trails be free of snow.

Sad, it's not even the day of Christmas
   or even very near it yet
It's barely the beginning of the month
   in which that day is set.

At one hundred clicks or thereabouts
   'tis not even worth a solitary point
for that would severely put the audax committee's
   noses out of joint.

So why oh why do we bother
   to make this journey short
When all around us in slumbers
   our partners snore and snort?

For high! 'Twill be fun (type two)
   and good cheer without bound
That doth accompany us upon
   our drear and pointless round.

So see you there good riding friends!
   See you in the 'spoons
You merry band of gentlefolk
   You craz'ed cycling loons.   

Re: Stanstead Airport Express - Sat 2nd Dec
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2017, 07:46:39 am »
In penance, the bard should at least be required to deliver a few verses avant le départ

Or après le depart, perhaps. That way he has to put in some effort to catch up and  no one else has to suffer  ;)

Sir! Challenge accepted! Cheap and cheesy doggerel follows!

Superb.

That deserves a place alongside the ride details on acme.bike ... indeed, each ride could be accompanied by its own verse

Re: Stanstead Airport Express - Sat 2nd Dec
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2017, 12:30:46 pm »
Who is the current Poet Laureate?  I'm sure he (she?) couldn't do any better.

Redlight

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Re: Stanstead Airport Express - Sat 2nd Dec
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2017, 03:38:20 pm »
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I take it all back  ;)
Between the Disney abattoir and the chemical refinery

Re: Stanstead Airport Express - Sat 2nd Dec
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2017, 06:47:41 pm »
In penance, the bard should at least be required to deliver a few verses avant le départ

Or après le depart, perhaps. That way he has to put in some effort to catch up and  no one else has to suffer  ;)

Sir! Challenge accepted! Cheap and cheesy doggerel follows!

Superb.

That deserves a place alongside the ride details on acme.bike ... indeed, each ride could be accompanied by its own verse

A sonnet for each ACME ride? Now there's a real challenge...