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BeMoreMike

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Sunday 4pm ?
« on: July 11, 2018, 12:37:35 am »
If /when ::-) our overachieving football team win tomorrow night they'll be involved in another significant match on Sunday afternoon.

Where will you be ?

I'm doing the New Border Raid 600 so might not even be in the country. I've just been doing some rough guesstimates on how Sunday might pan out, at worst I'll be somewhere between Melrose and Kelso, at best I could be back over the border heading towards Alnwick.

Wherever I am, I doubt i'll have good enough 4G coverage to strap my phone to my bars and attempt to watch it. The best I can hope for is to build enough time in hand to risk a 2 hours stop (unlikely at my pace), and probably too difficult to time it to be in a pub for kickoff. At least doing a 600 I can consider this...if I'd entered a 200 on Sunday i'd be resigned to missing the match (or definitely being a DNF !!)

Or i just attempt to listen on the Radio. 



 

mattc

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Re: Sunday 4pm ?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2018, 07:50:33 am »
I may be manning the HQ of the Barbury Bash rides

- but only if my relief doesn't arrive in time :)

If I'm free I'll be watching the match, whoever is in it. It's the feckin WORLD CUP FINAL.
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Re: Sunday 4pm ?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2018, 09:26:52 am »
On a ferry coming back from the Irish youth track nationals in Dublin

Wowbagger

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Re: Sunday 4pm ?
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2018, 09:30:09 am »
Why don't you just enjoy the empty roads? You can always watch the highlights of the football but those empty roads are to be savoured live.
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BeMoreMike

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Re: Sunday 4pm ?
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2018, 10:11:28 am »
If I'm free I'll be watching the match, whoever is in it. It's the feckin WORLD CUP FINAL.

My sentiments exactly. However this Sunday it ain't gonna work for me.

Where was you when England won the world cup ?...."On the B6351, tired, bored and full of hayfever !!"

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Re: Sunday 4pm ?
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2018, 10:22:42 am »
I'm going to be in the middle of a tour of europe - I'm going to find a nice spot in Arnhem to watch the game :)
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BeMoreMike

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Re: Sunday 4pm ?
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2018, 10:24:50 am »
Why don't you just enjoy the empty roads? You can always watch the highlights of the football but those empty roads are to be savoured live.

Empty roads aren't usually too difficult find on a Sunday afternoon, especially around the Scottish Borders....but England being in the World Cup Final is unimaginable.

My ride might end near Newcastle, but I honestly can't see me being able to copy The Likely Lads and avoid the result until the evening !!

Re: Sunday 4pm ?
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2018, 12:29:34 pm »
But you could have the A1 to yourself south of Alnwick :)

simonp

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Re: Sunday 4pm ?
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2018, 12:33:37 pm »
Racing at Llandaff Regatta.

Re: Sunday 4pm ?
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2018, 12:37:48 pm »
The New Border Raid also goes very close to Turnberry, so pack your lightweight racing placard... https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/main-players/scotland-against-trump-where-are-protests-against-president-s-visit-taking-place-1-4766082

Re: Sunday 4pm ?
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2018, 12:43:39 pm »
Where was you when England won the world cup?

On the B4501 in North Wales.

(Sorry, off topic.)

Re: Sunday 4pm ?
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2018, 05:40:41 pm »
What do you mean? The final for the third place in on saturday...  ;D

Kim

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Re: Sunday 4pm ?
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2018, 05:46:24 pm »
I expect I'll be lying in a glycogen-depleted[1] heap in Betteshanger, and feeling even less enthusiastic about sport than usual.


[1] Or possibly skin-depleted, depending on how well it goes.
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Re: Sunday 4pm ?
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2018, 06:00:13 pm »
I am also on The Border Raid.
Pubs found at:
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563 Alnwick
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578 - Left off route
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599 - Morpeth

Or maybe have a break on the roadside and hope I have had built enough of a time buffer

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Re: Sunday 4pm ?
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2018, 06:08:01 pm »
Aaargh - Why did I think it was 1900 kick off time? I thought I was gonna be sitting in a pub in Poole, having successfuly finished my Wessex SR series.

Now it seems I'll be on Stage 4 of Hardboiled, somewhere between Axminster and Cattistock.

I dare not think of stopping too long, but I suppose it would be a prudent move to replenish fluids and electrolytes in the form of a pint of coke and a bag of salted peanuts for 45mins in Cattistock.



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Re: Sunday 4pm ?
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2018, 06:38:01 pm »
I don't know what the problem is.  I'm sure you'll get to hear how it went.  If you want to watch it, just record the match.  Good luck on being able to "look away now" if you want to keep the result a surprise.

Re: Sunday 4pm ?
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2018, 09:36:05 pm »
Well, it doesn't matter now, so you can do your own thing at 4:00PM. Simple thing is that Croatia were the better team on the day.

Re: Sunday 4pm ?
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2018, 10:04:21 pm »
Yup, a lot of problems and dilemmas just sorted themselves out
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Re: Sunday 4pm ?
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2018, 10:28:38 pm »
I made pre-emptive arrangements for the New Border Raid arrivee@Kirkley. Satellite dish, patio mount and bring my own HD telly. Will be carrying it through for sub 34 hour riders who would like to relax with a beer and watch Croatia vs. France.

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Re: Sunday 4pm ?
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2018, 10:45:28 pm »
Aaargh - Why did I think it was 1900 kick off time? I thought I was gonna be sitting in a pub in Poole, having successfuly finished my Wessex SR series.

Now it seems I'll be on Stage 4 of Hardboiled, somewhere between Axminster and Cattistock.

I dare not think of stopping too long, but I suppose it would be a prudent move to replenish fluids and electrolytes in the form of a pint of coke and a bag of salted peanuts for 45mins in Cattistock.
I saw  a chp rding round (rural) South Oxon today with massive headphones. There's your answer- just keep them on as you pop into pubs for "fluids and electrolytes".

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BeMoreMike

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Re: Sunday 4pm ?
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2018, 10:54:49 am »
I'll admit to having a slight feeling of relief at yesterdays result.


I made pre-emptive arrangements for the New Border Raid arrivee@Kirkley. Satellite dish, patio mount and bring my own HD telly. Will be carrying it through for sub 34 hour riders who would like to relax with a beer and watch Croatia vs. France.

Sub 34hrs ? I think you can count me out of that.

...but most definitely looking forward to the arrivee/beer/relax ect  8)

mattc

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Re: Sunday 4pm ?
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2018, 04:35:25 pm »
I may be manning the HQ of the Barbury Bash rides

- but only if my relief doesn't arrive in time :)

If I'm free I'll be watching the match, whoever is in it. It's the feckin WORLD CUP FINAL.

Forgot to say; at 7pm we'll be watching The Handlebards!
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Re: Sunday 4pm ?
« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2018, 04:44:05 pm »

The Handlebards https://www.handlebards.com/
are brilliant. Best to get to the venue early, audiences are getting bigger every year.

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Re: Sunday 4pm ?
« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2018, 06:03:23 pm »
I should have just finished the Devils Punchbowl 200 and so can look forward to quieter roads than usual on the way back to Selsey.
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