Author Topic: Resurrecting the WARTY?  (Read 3311 times)

Wowbagger

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Resurrecting the WARTY?
« on: June 15, 2019, 09:57:50 pm »
After searching YACF a couple of times for something else, I stumbled across a few of our old WARTY threads and it dawned on me how much fun those rides were.

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=28163.125

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=54800.75

and

http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=18939.msg339317#msg339317

all refer.

Would there be any interest in doing some similar rides in the future? If so, I'll try and sort some out. NB: it is increasingly rare for trains actually to exist into East Anglia/Southend at weekends. I'm hoping that once Crossrail has been completed things will buck up again. But it has been really bad for a long time.

Edit: for the rest of June there are no weekend trains between Shenfield and Southend, but the main line from Lpoo St to Chelmsford/Colchester/Ipswich and Norwich seems OK. July seems OK at the moment - or maybe they don't announce line closures a month in advance. Curiously, the line between Southend Vic and Wickford was closed throughout the last week in May and a bus service was operating for commuters. That has nothing to do with Crossrail which terminates at Shenfield.
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Re: Resurrecting the WARTY?
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2019, 12:37:20 am »
Hell Yeah!  :thumbsup:

Trains permitting...
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Re: Resurrecting the WARTY?
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2019, 09:45:19 am »
Been waiting a while for this!

Re: Resurrecting the WARTY?
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2019, 09:48:11 am »
Yarp date dependant.

Re: Resurrecting the WARTY?
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2019, 10:16:29 am »
Aye, subject to domestics.
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Wowbagger

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Re: Resurrecting the WARTY?
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2019, 12:32:49 pm »
Well, weekends in June have no trains from Southend, I have commitments every weekend in July.

Does anyone fancy a midweek ride from somewhere? I know that the majority of responders so far are Old Buggers with no employment commitments...

I'm thinking of something from Chelmsford or Witham. Jan and I were up Marks Tey way a couple of months ago and our normal route from the station was not accessible because of what appeared to be bridge replacement works here: http://streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=591615&Y=224382&A=Y&Z=120
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Re: Resurrecting the WARTY?
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2019, 01:17:36 pm »
Midweek fine in principle, but makes travel by both train and road more difficult. Also, please avoid Wednesdays, too many midweek events are on Wednesdays!

jiberjaber

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Re: Resurrecting the WARTY?
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2019, 05:32:44 pm »
However, Wednesdays would avail of perhaps culminating in a MEMWNS event??   :thumbsup:
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Joergen

Re: Resurrecting the WARTY?
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2019, 08:29:22 pm »
I am interested in a  warty . A excuse to use my  bivvi  :)
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Re: Resurrecting the WARTY?
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2019, 09:14:13 pm »
I can't do midweek. Im not aware of anything at Marks Tey but I'll try and swing by on way to work one day and have a look.

Re: Resurrecting the WARTY?
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2019, 09:19:51 pm »
There is an eatery opposite the station at MT that I would like to explore one day. (other side of the road). Is that the bridge under consideration?
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Wowbagger

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Re: Resurrecting the WARTY?
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2019, 09:52:42 pm »
I think Wednesdays would be the best day for me. We have a choir practice on Tuesday evenings, and that always means that we are in a bit of a rush over dinner, and on Thursdays Jan goes to her craft group pretty well all day. If we choose Monday or Friday, then its hardly mid-week. However, our choir practices will stop after the first week in July until September.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

quixoticgeek

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Re: Resurrecting the WARTY?
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2019, 08:53:22 pm »
 What's a warty?

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Wowbagger

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Re: Resurrecting the WARTY?
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2019, 09:33:51 pm »
I used to live near Marks Tey so would be interested depending on date and start time.... I would be coming along way so may have to meet you part of the way.

Thinking about it.... I lived there in 1980!!!!!!!!
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Re: Resurrecting the WARTY?
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2019, 09:51:38 pm »
Did a quick Google and appears bridge is open but will try and confirm

Kim

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Re: Resurrecting the WARTY?
« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2019, 10:03:19 pm »
I used to live near Marks Tey so would be interested depending on date and start time.... I would be coming along way so may have to meet you part of the way.

Thinking about it.... I lived there in 1980!!!!!!!!

My parents lived in Marks Tey before I was born.  I don't think it's affected me particularly...

(Might be up for a bike ride, if timings permit.)
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Re: Resurrecting the WARTY?
« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2019, 10:06:53 pm »
May be better to turn this into a week end containing a Warty so as to allow peeps some flexibility?  How is Annie getting on? Last time I saw her she was climbing cliff faces or some such.
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

Wowbagger

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Re: Resurrecting the WARTY?
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2019, 11:54:08 am »
I haven’t heard from Annie for a long time. I think there are some forummers with whom she keeps in touch.
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Re: Resurrecting the WARTY?
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2019, 07:04:29 pm »
I'd be up for a ride, but in the middle of France at the moment so not around until early July.

I think we should scrap the Warty acronym and just call them a Social Ride

ianrauk

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Re: Resurrecting the WARTY?
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2019, 08:20:10 pm »
Really enjoyed the Wartys

Kim

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Re: Resurrecting the WARTY?
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2019, 08:55:13 pm »
I think we should scrap the Warty acronym and just call them a Social Ride

Seconded.  It's a bit redundant if it's not going to be a series of rides, and rather diminished by lack of Annie.
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Wowbagger

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Re: Resurrecting the WARTY?
« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2019, 10:01:36 am »
Agreed, but I think we ought to have some sort of snappy title. SR series? ;)
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: Resurrecting the WARTY?
« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2019, 10:25:43 am »
I did mention this thread to the Pixie  last night,  she said she'd be Up For It as long as it's not too far (a couple of physical issues)   She'll need to sort out a new log in though. 
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pixieannie

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Re: Resurrecting the WARTY?
« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2019, 03:29:34 pm »
Do you need an Annie?