Author Topic: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub  (Read 82802 times)

Oaky

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #125 on: February 26, 2009, 05:18:25 pm »
Mark, I think you've missing the point, these rides aren't strenuous.  I have no doubt whatsoever that you will be physically capable of taking part, irrespective of what you've just done! :thumbsup:

Excellent.  Subject to governmental approval I'd be in for the 27th then.  I may or may not feel like tackling North Hill en-route. :-\
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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #126 on: February 26, 2009, 05:20:22 pm »
I may or may not feel like tackling North Hill en-route. :-\
We usually do it 2 to 3 times for a laugh and to build up a thirst.  ;)
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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #127 on: February 26, 2009, 06:09:23 pm »
The WARTY is on 21st so I suggest 27th.
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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #128 on: February 26, 2009, 06:25:26 pm »
I may or may not feel like tackling North Hill en-route. :-\
We usually do it 2 to 3 times for a laugh and to build up a thirst.  ;)

I have a new plan. 

Half of us will sit outside The Rodney (with pints, obviously) which is half way up North Hill and the rest of us will sit outside The Generals Arms (with pints) which is at the top of North Hill.  We will be able to watch Fatters go up and down 2 or 3 times, having a laugh as he pedals and getting thirsty.  Sitting outside two pubs is required to ensure he doesn't cheat.

I commend this plan to the House. 

Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #129 on: February 26, 2009, 06:33:35 pm »
I commend this plan to the House. 
I like it and would like to sit and drink at the top of the hill. We will have to elect a lung picker upper and grit plucker though!

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #130 on: February 26, 2009, 07:57:44 pm »
I commend this plan to the House. 
I like it and would like to sit and drink at the top of the hill. We will have to elect a lung picker upper and grit plucker though!

Is it possible to charge a defibrillator from a dynohub?
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #131 on: February 26, 2009, 11:21:32 pm »
I commend this plan to the House. 
I like it and would like to sit and drink at the top of the hill. We will have to elect a lung picker upper and grit plucker though!

Is it possible to charge a defibrillator from a dynohub?

I doubt it. You'd need a lot more volts than that for FB. ;)
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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #132 on: February 27, 2009, 10:02:20 am »
We will have to elect a lung picker upper and grit plucker though!

I'll volunteer for this - so I can laugh at FB in distress every inch of the way! :demon: ;)

Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #133 on: February 27, 2009, 11:50:44 am »
Hopefully the weather will be good as I refuse to go into The General's Arms again after they charged me 7 quid for a poxy sandwich. It will have to be someone else's round as I refuse to give them any of my money!!
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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #134 on: February 27, 2009, 12:16:04 pm »
It is an amazing rip-off in there. I got a round in - 2 beers and a gin & tonic, and it came to over £10.

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #135 on: February 27, 2009, 02:51:28 pm »
Hopefully the weather will be good as I refuse to go into The General's Arms again after they charged me 7 quid for a poxy sandwich. It will have to be someone else's round as I refuse to give them any of my money!!

Shouldnt' you pace him from the fron and pull the lead-out sprint for him on the approach to the top of the hill?
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

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Oaky

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #136 on: February 27, 2009, 04:32:08 pm »
hmm... I must learn to read what comes on screen when I use the preview button  :-[

Hopefully the weather will be good as I refuse to go into The General's Arms again after they charged me 7 quid for a poxy sandwich. It will have to be someone else's round as I refuse to give them any of my money!!

Shouldnt' you pace him from the fron and pull the lead-out sprint for him on the approach to the top of the hill?

I seem to have pressed the "reply with quote button" on the wrong post there - it was meant to quote the following from TOK...

We will have to elect a lung picker upper and grit plucker though!

I'll volunteer for this - so I can laugh at FB in distress every inch of the way! :demon: ;)

Then it makes much more sense when I say "Shouldn't you pace him from the front and pull the lead-out sprint for him on the approach to the top of the hill?"
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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #137 on: March 14, 2009, 11:14:44 am »
Assuming the next ride takes place on Friday 27th (hope it does) I have unwittingly organised a Hair of the Dog Ride the day after.

Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #138 on: March 14, 2009, 07:17:15 pm »
Assuming the next ride takes place on Friday 27th (hope it does) I have unwittingly organised a Hair of the Dog Ride the day after.
A wise decision as I'm sure the good people of Mill Green have yet to hear you sing. I shall be attending the Viper as it is a very good venue.

Wow seems to have himself on the FNRttS.  ???

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #139 on: March 14, 2009, 07:23:00 pm »

Assuming the next ride takes place on Friday 27th (hope it does) I have unwittingly organised a Hair of the Dog Ride the day after.
A wise decision as I'm sure the good people of Mill Green have yet to hear you sing. I shall be attending the Viper as it is a very good venue.

Wow seems to have himself on the FNRttS.  ???

Shall I expand my repertoire?  I know one or two hymns.  Perhaps we could offer the good people of Mill Green moral salvation?

Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #140 on: March 14, 2009, 07:40:20 pm »
Shall I expand my repertoire?  I know one or two hymns.  Perhaps we could offer the good people of Mill Green moral salvation?
Only if we can't get to the bar should you start singing!  :P That'll clear the place out and we'll have it to ourselves.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #141 on: March 15, 2009, 08:54:45 am »
Shall I expand my repertoire?  I know one or two hymns.  Perhaps we could offer the good people of Mill Green moral salvation?
Only if we can't get to the bar should you start singing!  :P That'll clear the place out and we'll have it to ourselves.  :thumbsup:

Harsh with only the merest hint of fairness.  I will have you know I have sung live at the Albert Hall with Rolf Harris (no, really I have - honest, I'm not making it up)

Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #142 on: March 23, 2009, 09:51:53 am »
Can someone remind where this Friday's booze up is?

Ta.
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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #143 on: March 23, 2009, 10:30:55 am »
Can someone remind where this Friday's booze up is?
Clicky. The Anchor, North Fambridge, unless things have changed.

Edit: It's not the Anchor, that was a pub in South Fambridge, now demolished. The Ferry Boat N. Fambridge.

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #144 on: March 23, 2009, 11:31:10 am »
Can someone remind where this Friday's booze up is?
Clicky. The Anchor, North Fambridge, unless things have changed.

Edit: It's not the Anchor, that was a pub in South Fambridge, now demolished. The Ferry Boat N. Fambridge.

I need to ensure I am fully prepared in both mind and body. Therefore, may enquire whether we are we just hitting the one pub this time or is it another 6 pub extravaganza?  I feel that the 6 pub plan was cruelly hidden from me last time.   ;D

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #145 on: March 23, 2009, 12:29:01 pm »
Can someone remind where this Friday's booze up is?
Clicky. The Anchor, North Fambridge, unless things have changed.

Edit: It's not the Anchor, that was a pub in South Fambridge, now demolished. The Ferry Boat N. Fambridge.

I need to ensure I am fully prepared in both mind and body. Therefore, may enquire whether we are we just hitting the one pub this time or is it another 6 pub extravaganza?  I feel that the 6 pub plan was cruelly hidden from me last time.   ;D

Could do more than one if you want. Last time I went through, the Norton in Cold Norton was closed. I may be having a pub lunch in East Hanningfield on Friday and may therefore be riding around for a bit before we meet. This is to be confirmed.

And indeed the 6-pub plan was neither cruel nor hidden. It was advertised in advance and you clearly enjoyed yourself like a newt.
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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #146 on: March 23, 2009, 01:06:28 pm »
Can someone remind where this Friday's booze up is?
Clicky. The Anchor, North Fambridge, unless things have changed.

Edit: It's not the Anchor, that was a pub in South Fambridge, now demolished. The Ferry Boat N. Fambridge.

I need to ensure I am fully prepared in both mind and body. Therefore, may enquire whether we are we just hitting the one pub this time or is it another 6 pub extravaganza?  I feel that the 6 pub plan was cruelly hidden from me last time.   ;D

And indeed the 6-pub plan was neither cruel nor hidden. It was advertised in advance and you clearly enjoyed yourself like a newt.

 ;D  I blame my Quaker upbringing!

Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #147 on: March 23, 2009, 04:12:49 pm »
Mmmm.... Hopefully I'll be able to make it. I really don't know the roads in that wrong part of the county, so the beer radar won't work!

All depends on what time I can leave work....
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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #148 on: March 23, 2009, 04:22:00 pm »
Can someone remind where this Friday's booze up is?
Clicky. The Anchor, North Fambridge, unless things have changed.

Edit: It's not the Anchor, that was a pub in South Fambridge, now demolished. The Ferry Boat N. Fambridge.

I need to ensure I am fully prepared in both mind and body. Therefore, may enquire whether we are we just hitting the one pub this time or is it another 6 pub extravaganza?  I feel that the 6 pub plan was cruelly hidden from me last time.   ;D

Could do more than one if you want. Last time I went through, the Norton in Cold Norton was closed. I may be having a pub lunch in East Hanningfield on Friday and may therefore be riding around for a bit before we meet. This is to be confirmed.

And indeed the 6-pub plan was neither cruel nor hidden. It was advertised in advance and you clearly enjoyed yourself like a newt.

If I remember your proposed route from Battlesbridge to N. Fambridge, it goes right past or very close to a CAMRA Good Beer Guide (at least in 2008, I don't have the 2009 one yet) pub, The Prince of Wales at Stow Maries.
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #149 on: March 23, 2009, 04:23:48 pm »
Mmmm.... Hopefully I'll be able to make it. I really don't know the roads in that wrong part of the county, so the beer radar won't work!

All depends on what time I can leave work....

You need one of those SPG (or it it PSG, or perhaps GPS?) thingies.  I've got one.  It has turned me from a complete navigational forkwit to a cyclist that is more than likely certain to turn up at his intended destination but not necessarily by the route that he intended.  That's significant progress.