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Oscar's dad

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza
« Reply #50 on: October 15, 2018, 02:18:32 pm »
Is there no place for my pianistic virtuosity?

There absolutely is if you're available!  :thumbsup:

Wowbagger

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza
« Reply #51 on: October 16, 2018, 06:30:40 pm »
Is there no place for my pianistic virtuosity?

There absolutely is if you're available!  :thumbsup:

If you are in the Green Room, is there a piano?

It is in the diary. Is it intended that we meet early in the morning at the Witham Wetherspoons, do a lot of cycling somewhere, and end up at the Compasses late on? If so, I may join later in the day. I would need to find a way of getting home well after dark and it might be politic to turn up later in the car (provided I've got my driving licence by then... ::-) )

Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza
« Reply #52 on: October 16, 2018, 06:47:05 pm »
... do a lot of cycling somewhere ...

Don't forget OD is organising, so that bit is unlikely  ;D

Tomsk

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza
« Reply #53 on: October 16, 2018, 07:20:12 pm »
If you are in the Green Room, is there a piano?

The piano is in the other room - the one on the left that used to have the 1950s juke box, if anyone can remember that far back. #2 has been known to play it, once most drinkers have dispersed ...

Oscar's dad

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza
« Reply #54 on: October 17, 2018, 06:13:54 am »
Wow, could you rustle up some sort of portable keyboard?

Oscar's dad

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza
« Reply #55 on: October 17, 2018, 06:16:04 am »
Oh, and if a portable keyboard can be rustled we’ll have no smart arse remarks about Wow and his organ  >:(. Remember this is a family show.

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #56 on: October 18, 2018, 04:08:09 pm »
I have news of developments...

Yesterday evening the Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series descended on The Chequers, Roxwell.  We made quite an impression and you can read ted's write up HERE (post 3317)

Anyhow, quite unbelievably, the landlord and landlady are keen for us to return so I broached the subject of Epiphany lunch.  It looks like we could have exclusive use of the pub  :thumbsup: and I am now liaising with Maria the landlady to firm up arrangements - I will keep you posted.

TTFN  :-*

Oscar's dad

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #57 on: November 06, 2018, 09:52:52 am »
EXCITING NEWS!!!

Oscar's dad

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #58 on: November 06, 2018, 09:55:03 am »
There's is every chance that The Musky Reindeer Pelt of Destiny lives again  :thumbsup:  Any volunteers to wear at The Epiphany Do?

PS, I will update the thread.

Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #59 on: November 13, 2018, 12:09:33 pm »
  It looks like we could have exclusive use of the pub  :thumbsup:
:(
Isn't half the fun scaring the hell out of the 'normal' people? Although it worries me that this might lead to a level of OD antics that we have never before seen....if he needs to scare us instead!  ;D
Enjoying a quiet year

Oscar's dad

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #60 on: November 13, 2018, 12:34:36 pm »
  It looks like we could have exclusive use of the pub  :thumbsup:
:(
Isn't half the fun scaring the hell out of the 'normal' people? Although it worries me that this might lead to a level of OD antics that we have never before seen....if he needs to scare us instead!  ;D

I have no idea what you're talking about!

Are you and the Greater Tippers Clan up for another secret control?

tedshred

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #61 on: November 13, 2018, 12:45:13 pm »
Is Tippers that Kiwi/Swiss guy that used to ride with us   :'(
The pleasure of pain endured
To purify our misfit ways

Oscar's dad

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #62 on: November 13, 2018, 01:04:37 pm »
Is Tippers that Kiwi/Swiss guy that used to ride with us   :'(

I vaguely remember him  :-*

Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #63 on: November 13, 2018, 02:58:34 pm »
I will check on the Secret control.....I suspect there might be a year off though as it was more difficult to convince last year....I shall let you know once I have assessed the BP cost!

You remember me, that's nice! As a reward for riding the 3 R's the other week I got Gout in my Elbow....who would ever have thought that was possible.....anyway...back to health and now time to start tackling the fitness.

Enjoying a quiet year

Oscar's dad

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #64 on: November 18, 2018, 05:04:21 pm »
Here's A PROPOSED ROUTE for Saturday.  Thoughts?

Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #65 on: November 18, 2018, 06:26:52 pm »
Here's A PROPOSED ROUTE for Saturday.  Thoughts?

Looks sensible to me

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #66 on: November 18, 2018, 06:36:58 pm »
Here's A PROPOSED ROUTE for Saturday.  Thoughts?

I dont think you can go along the road off Shellow Road just before Skreens Park Road - it's a private activity center access road iirc. (just before 40m)
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Joergen

Oscar's dad

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #67 on: November 18, 2018, 07:26:19 pm »
Here's A PROPOSED ROUTE for Saturday.  Thoughts?

Looks sensible to me

Really?  Cruel words, you know how to hurt me. I’ll have another go and remove all the sanity.

Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #68 on: November 18, 2018, 09:04:51 pm »
I dont think you can go along the road off Shellow Road just before Skreens Park Road - it's a private activity center access road iirc. (just before 40m)

I camped there with our lot a few years back. OS map shows it as a public footpath. Here's the sign as well. Which means you can go down it, as long as no cycling is involved. Which has already been discussed:


... do a lot of cycling somewhere ...

Don't forget OD is organising, so that bit is unlikely  ;D


Tomsk

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #69 on: November 19, 2018, 06:08:46 pm »
Here's A PROPOSED ROUTE for Saturday.  Thoughts?

COR possibility ...  :facepalm: Colley Bridge Lane - decent gravel track for about a mile between Cooksmill and Radley Greens, with an [almost] rideable ford, if you want a challenge [there is a footbridge].

I think the bridleway from Roxwell A1060 through to Chignall St James is a bit rough, once you're off the concrete farm road, but I haven't been that way for ages. Knobbly tyres may be fitted ...

Oscar's dad

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #70 on: November 19, 2018, 06:57:59 pm »
I think I should also offer a COR option.

Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #71 on: November 19, 2018, 08:11:22 pm »
I think I should also offer a COR option.
Yes please can we have a good amount of COR!

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #72 on: November 19, 2018, 09:01:33 pm »
Here's A PROPOSED ROUTE for Saturday.  Thoughts?

COR possibility ...  :facepalm: Colley Bridge Lane - decent gravel track for about a mile between Cooksmill and Radley Greens, with an [almost] rideable ford, if you want a challenge [there is a footbridge].

I think the bridleway from Roxwell A1060 through to Chignall St James is a bit rough, once you're off the concrete farm road, but I haven't been that way for ages. Knobbly tyres may be fitted ...

Given we'd be going down the steepest section in the intended direction I'd be happy with the Cooksmill by-way option (Bonus Alpacas at the Radley Green end as well  :thumbsup: )

Not too keen on the bridleway - it's quite rough and I might be on my clown bike...

http://www.rowmaps.com/showmap.php?place=Roxwell&map=OS&lat=51.7499&lon=0.383927&lonew=E
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Joergen

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #73 on: November 20, 2018, 03:13:22 pm »

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Re: Mid-Essex yacf Epiphany Extravaganza (Saturday 5 January 2019)
« Reply #74 on: November 20, 2018, 04:58:28 pm »
Here's A PROPOSED ROUTE for Saturday.  Thoughts?

Looks sensible to me

I think I should also offer a COR option.
Yes please can we have a good amount of COR!

You know how I hate to DISSAPOINT  :thumbsup:

You swing from one end of the extreme to the other.... NO BEETLES FFS!!!!!!!  :facepalm:
Regards,

Joergen