Poll

What night do you want to stay at Tan Hill?

Friday 20th March
3 (18.8%)
Saturday 21st March
10 (62.5%)
You've always been the caretaker, you never left.
1 (6.3%)
I can't do either date, can we please please move it?
2 (12.5%)

Total Members Voted: 16

Author Topic: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender  (Read 1788 times)

Karla

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Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« on: December 31, 2019, 05:59:28 pm »
I was chatting with Deano about how we haven't had a Tan Hill overnighter for awhile.  So, here's the plan for another one.

1) Ride to the Tan Hill Inn on Saturday March 21st
2) Eat food and drink beer
3) Do some weird pagan equinox shizzle (other religious options are available).
4) Go to sleep - either in the dorms if you're sensible or in tents if you're well'ard
5) Sunday 22nd: Exfiltrate to a transport hub, preferably via some comedy off-roading.

D and I can both do the weekend of the spring equinox -  the weekend after is less good as there's a rather excellent audax running nearby.  That leaves the choice of Friday 20th or Saturday 21st

So, who wants to go to Tan Hill?  Just in case you've forgotten how much AWESOME FUN that these trips always are, here's a reminder. Here's what it looks like if you go in the autumn:











... and here's what it looks like if you go in the winter.










(Photos courtesy of Deano, Graeme and MrCharly)

Kim

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Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2019, 06:46:08 pm »
*pencils into calendar*

Worrying, I suspect this may be the Brompton's turn, but that seems unwise...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2019, 07:19:24 pm »
Bah!  That weekends out.  :(  My Mum's birthday on the Saturday.
Not fast & rarely furious

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fboab

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Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2019, 07:23:04 pm »
We are also interested
TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

Wowbagger

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Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2019, 07:26:23 pm »
I'm sort-of interested but I would need to do some proper cycling between now and then...
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2019, 07:30:49 pm »
I'm sort-of interested but I would need to do some proper cycling between now and then...


^^^ WHS

Oscar's dad

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Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2019, 08:13:34 pm »
I’m registering an interest but my record with regards to cycling to Tan Hill is rubbish.

Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2019, 08:18:00 pm »
I’m registering an interest but my record with regards to cycling to Tan Hill is rubbish.

Well - if you pull yourself together in this regard, so will I.

(Wine maybe involved in this reply)

Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2019, 08:33:27 pm »
I'll go if Oscar's Dad, Chris, Wow and BP go.

There are loads of Bronze Age relics around there, mevves find a stone circle for the equinox?

jiberjaber

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Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2019, 09:23:17 pm »
Potential...
Regards,

Joergen

Carlosfandango

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Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2019, 09:26:32 pm »
This actually looks good. I'm in training starting tomorrow.

Karla

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Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2019, 09:58:46 pm »
Good to see the interest  :thumbsup:

Ruthie

  • Her Majester
Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2019, 10:50:28 pm »
Thinking about it
Milk please, no sugar.

Oscar's dad

  • Cheers!
Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2020, 08:49:44 am »
This actually looks good. I'm in training starting tomorrow.

Perhaps a few of us Mid-Essex types could go?  I need to see what 2020 looks like before committing (new job etc...)

Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2020, 09:50:50 pm »
Just checked the work calendar and I'm not on so count me in.  I might even camp this time.

Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2020, 10:04:23 pm »
I'm sort-of interested but I would need to do some proper cycling between now and then...


^^^ WHS
WTS, and
(Wine maybe involved in this reply)
WHS
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

fboab

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TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

Karla

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Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2020, 01:28:50 pm »
Yay Ruthie  : :thumbsup:

This is all shaping up nicely.  I've taken the plunge and booked the Friday off work.

Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2020, 03:07:02 pm »
I’m tempted with this, would the main drinking night be on the Saturday? as I’m unable to book the Friday off work




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Karla

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Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2020, 06:21:22 pm »
The plan is for one night, though if people really want to do two then we can do that too.  Saturday night is currently winning the vote, although one of the votes for Saturday was mine and I really don't mind Friday, whereas at least one of the Friday votes definitely can't do Sat.  The kitchen at Tan Hill stays open until about 9, and we've previously bribed the chef to stay open a wee bit later for people who have made truly epic attempts to get there after work on Friday eve - or who are quite disorganised.

I'm minded to leave the poll open for another couple of days and then make a decision based on who we have and how strong their feelings are.


Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2020, 08:18:16 am »
Can I change my Friday vote to Saturday? There's a gig on Friday I want to go to...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2020, 09:58:12 am »
I'm sort-of interested but I would need to do some proper cycling between now and then...


^^^ WHS
WTS
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2020, 10:05:12 am »
I was chatting with Deano about how we haven't had a Tan Hill overnighter for awhile.  So, here's the plan for another one.

1) Ride to the Tan Hill Inn
Starting from where?
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

fboab

  • It's a fecking serious business, riding a bike
Re: Tan Hill Overnighter March 20/21st: The Equinox Weekender
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2020, 11:06:15 am »
That's the joy of the Tan Hill Event, Cudzo. Ride from wherever, and share tales at the meet of derring-do. We'll be riding from Durham, probably.
Ride back is usually to Darlo, and that's all downhill.
TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!