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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #225 on: March 31, 2009, 05:20:37 pm »
Devise your route then, and I'll join you somewhere near Chelmsford for the run to the pub!

My plan: leave home about 1730 - 1800, Danbury via North Hill, East, West and South Hanningfield, under the reservour, Stock, Ingatestone, The Viper.  About 26 miles according to my mapping software

Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #226 on: April 01, 2009, 09:32:35 am »
As I work in Braintree I could just as well ride over to Witham after work and join you from the start, OD. Otherwise if I go from home I'd use a more direct route (for me) through Chelmsford and Writtle.

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #227 on: April 01, 2009, 09:50:40 am »
As I work in Braintree I could just as well ride over to Witham after work and join you from the start, OD. Otherwise if I go from home I'd use a more direct route (for me) through Chelmsford and Writtle.

Cool, what time could you get to my gaff?

Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #228 on: April 01, 2009, 09:56:35 am »
I could comfortably get there for 17:30.

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #229 on: April 01, 2009, 10:32:58 am »
I could comfortably get there for 17:30.

How about you get yourself to mine as soon as you can, we offer you a swift bowl of pasta and we hit the road about 6pm ish?

Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #230 on: April 01, 2009, 10:38:50 am »
That sounds rather good. Pickled egg pasta?

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #231 on: April 01, 2009, 06:52:30 pm »
Pickled egg pasta?

Good idea, hadn't thought of that.  You'd better be a member of The Clean Plate Club (my mother's evil invention when I was a kid) after suggesting it   ;D


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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #232 on: April 02, 2009, 07:13:24 pm »
The EMERGENCY ride (barring accidents) is ON

TOKaMaK is popping round here and we are setting off together.  Anyone else coming along?

Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #233 on: April 02, 2009, 07:16:51 pm »
The EMERGENCY ride (barring accidents) is ON
Heard that before!  ::-)

I might be at the Viper for a short visit, very short as I'm up early for the WARTY.

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #234 on: April 02, 2009, 07:18:25 pm »
The EMERGENCY ride (barring accidents) is ON




A pig has just flown past my window....  ;)
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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #235 on: April 02, 2009, 07:20:37 pm »
A pig has just flown past my window....  ;)
It had bells on it too.
I reckon he'll drive to the Viper and show pictures of his bike hanging up in the garage or standing on the new decking.  ;)

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #236 on: April 02, 2009, 07:21:01 pm »
The EMERGENCY ride (barring accidents) is ON




A pig has just flown past my window....  ;)

Fear not, barring accidents (touches wood), I shall be riding tomorrow night.  Son of Oscar is ready to go on his first proper ride  :thumbsup:

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #237 on: April 02, 2009, 07:23:14 pm »
A pig has just flown past my window....  ;)
It had bells on it too.
I reckon he'll drive to the Viper and show pictures of his bike hanging up in the garage or standing on the new decking.  ;)

Git   ;D  You'd better get your ass there to see fair play then hadn't you!!!

The decking isn't finished yet but is looking good.

Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #238 on: April 02, 2009, 07:27:44 pm »
Git   ;D  You'd better get your ass there to see fair play then hadn't you!!!
If I can't be there I'll trust TOKaMaK to point and larf.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #239 on: April 02, 2009, 07:30:39 pm »
Git   ;D  You'd better get your ass there to see fair play then hadn't you!!!
If I can't be there I'll trust TOKaMaK to point and larf.  :thumbsup:

That's extremely considerate of you.  I would expect nothing less

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #240 on: April 03, 2009, 09:28:44 am »
For all those doubters out there here is proof that Son of Oscar is on the launch pad ready for tonight ...



Can't wait  :thumbsup:

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #241 on: April 03, 2009, 09:31:30 am »
I see you PHD* is already fitted but I can't see the PED**.

Do you have anything which will tell you how much beer you've drunk?

*Pub Homing Device
**Pickled Egg Detector
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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #242 on: April 03, 2009, 09:47:44 am »
For all those doubters out there here is proof that Son of Oscar is on the launch pad ready for tonight ...
I can see the coat hanger under the bottom bracket just waiting to be hung back up again.  :P

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #243 on: April 03, 2009, 10:34:17 am »
I see you PHD* is already fitted but I can't see the PED**.

Do you have anything which will tell you how much beer you've drunk?

*Pub Homing Device
**Pickled Egg Detector

Garmin have developed a device just for me.  It isn't commercially available and the PHD and PED are built in. 

Nature has provided a device that measures how much I have drunk - gravity.  Drink too much and I fall off.  Mind you, on the last pub ride I did I only fell off whilst sober.

Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #244 on: April 03, 2009, 10:41:23 am »
Your new bike is looking good OD. I'll probably leave work some time between 16:30 and 17:00 and take a route through the Notleys to Witham.

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #245 on: April 03, 2009, 11:00:05 am »
Your new bike is looking good OD. I'll probably leave work some time between 16:30 and 17:00 and take a route through the Notleys to Witham.

Groovy.

Re pasta, there is a choice available - penne with any combo of the following: green pesto, tomato and mascarpone sauce, olive oil, tinned tuna, grated cheese or anything else that doesn't run fast enough.  Also got some salad.

Failing that the chippy across the road will be open.

Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #246 on: April 03, 2009, 12:03:27 pm »
I'm not fussy OD, whatever you fancy or is most convenient.

I am seriously looking forward to a pint of Jake The Snake later... :thumbsup:

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #247 on: April 03, 2009, 12:08:30 pm »
Is OD now a grand-dad?
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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #248 on: April 03, 2009, 12:13:20 pm »
I'm not fussy OD, whatever you fancy or is most convenient.

I am seriously looking forward to a pint of Jake The Snake later... :thumbsup:

Pasta works, won't take a minute.  See ya later!

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #249 on: April 03, 2009, 12:20:40 pm »
Is OD now a grand-dad?

This has been troubling me.  Son of Oscar strictly speaking is the fruit of Oscar the Orbea's loins as it was his bits that got transferred over to the new frame and thus SoO was born.

I thought about changing my YACF handle to Son of Oscar's Dad but thought it little too complex.

Frankly, I am surprised that this issue wasn't debated by the G20 Leaders.  What's the world's economic crisis compared with my relationship with my evolving bicycles?