Author Topic: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub  (Read 81009 times)

Oaky

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #275 on: June 08, 2009, 03:29:45 pm »
Can't do this Friday (12th). I'm heading into the big smoke for a bit of a shindig. 19th I'm heading up to Edinburgh for the weekend, and 26th I'm going to Bristol. July 3rd could be a goer then* - night before the Dun Run!

[Edit] If we take in the Leather Bottle at Blackmore, we could also stop at the Viper. :thumbsup:

*I might as well just hold out 'til August! ::-)

I guess an other alternative (rather than holding out until August!?) would be to do an EnFNRttP (Essex non-Friday Night Ride to the Pub).
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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #276 on: June 08, 2009, 03:35:09 pm »
That could work, this Saturday? Or any week night.

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #277 on: June 08, 2009, 05:31:32 pm »
I can't do this Friday - already have an environmental piss-up planned.

The time of year is here when lovely light evening rides are there for the enjoying. I'm game, but the later in the week, the better. I take my tablets on a Monday and try not to drink anything until Wednesday at the earliest. ;D
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bloomers100

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #278 on: June 08, 2009, 06:55:34 pm »
I am monitoring this post, I will seek what release permits I can have in the near future. I like MO's suggestion starting at Margretting, Rose and Crown at Gt Waltham near me does nice real ale and pig snacks could be a finishing point, that'll make four pubs south to north.

Jazz and beer festival at Fuller Street in August should be good, its their first one.

Oaky

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #279 on: June 08, 2009, 10:43:07 pm »
That could work, this Saturday? Or any week night.
We've got a friend staying over on Saturday, so that's out ... I can do Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week though.  I have a slight preference for Wednesday (well, Mrs. O does actually).
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

85.4 miles from Marsh Gibbon

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #280 on: July 28, 2009, 01:36:45 pm »
Chaps (of the male and female variety, plus all other varieties), could I just point out that the Square & Compasses (Fuller Street) Beer & Jazz Festival starts on the evening of Friday 7th August and goes on all weekend  :o   ;D

I mentioned to Victor (genial host of said pub) that we might put in an appearance to help him drink his beer.  Incredibly he seemed to think this was a good idea.  Clearly our reputation isn't as bad as we might like to think.

Do we have a plan?

Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #281 on: July 28, 2009, 01:41:38 pm »
HELLO, YES! Since our last visit there - where I managed to get lost finding the place even though it's only five and a half miles from where I live ::-) - I have ridden and memorised the most direct route using only the finest country lanes. :thumbsup: I am so up for this that I am almost bursting. ;)

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #282 on: July 28, 2009, 01:53:28 pm »
Grrr....  I miss another one!  >:(

But that's becuase I'll be at the Great British Beer Festival.  :smug:
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #283 on: July 28, 2009, 01:55:18 pm »
Meh. It won't have the rural charm of Essex... ;)

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #284 on: July 28, 2009, 01:59:11 pm »
I guess we need to decide when we attend.

Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #285 on: July 28, 2009, 02:01:11 pm »
Friday - or it won't be a proper EFNRttP - then Saturday and Sunday just to make sure we've done it right.

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #286 on: July 28, 2009, 02:38:12 pm »
I have had a meeting with Head Office and looked at the pub's website and wish to advance the following plan for consideration ...

On the opening night (Friday 7th August '09 in case you haven't been keeping up) the Ray Ward Trio will strike up at 7pm and the spit roast will also spark up at the same time.  How about we assemble at 7pm?  We will have Twinkle Toes the 9-year old with us who likes a good pub, in particular the S&C so feel free to bring your ankle bitters if you have them.

If anyone wants to meet at our place I can always lead us on a entertaining and circuitous route to Fuller Street.

How does this sound or has anyone got an even better idea?

Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #287 on: July 28, 2009, 03:02:11 pm »
What could possibly be better? See you there at 7, on the 7th - fortuitous or what.

Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #288 on: July 28, 2009, 04:38:28 pm »
I'm in.  :thumbsup:

Edit: Just remembered why Aug 7th was ringing bells. I've a BBQ to attend but no address as to where it is. If the address springs forth I'll be getting tinnies and E.Coli instead of hand pumped and jazz.

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #289 on: July 28, 2009, 04:53:20 pm »

Edit: Just remembered why Aug 7th was ringing bells. I've a BBQ to attend but no address as to where it is. If the address springs forth I'll be getting tinnies and E.Coli instead of hand pumped and jazz.

This will not be tolerated  >:(  You will get yourself a reputation and I for one know how difficult it is to shake a reputation once gained  ;D

Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #290 on: July 28, 2009, 04:56:52 pm »
Come and get hand pumped and jazzed with us, you know it makes sense.

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #291 on: July 28, 2009, 05:04:34 pm »
Come and get hand pumped and gizzed with us, you know it makes sense.

There goes the tone, a crashing and a burning!

Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #292 on: July 28, 2009, 05:09:50 pm »
There is a potential for both. The BBQ involves kids and so will start in the afternoon. I can't eat a whole one in one sitting, teethgrinder I'm not, so I could slip out in time for EFNRttP and come back for the rest late in the evening.  :thumbsup:

bloomers100

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #293 on: July 28, 2009, 06:48:35 pm »
Tokamak, subject to final sanctioning by the wifenfuhrer I'm up for this. She might even come too. Shall we meet twixt the walthams on Blasford Hill?

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #294 on: July 28, 2009, 07:31:30 pm »
This is terrible. EFNRttP was never meant to clash with FNRttC. :(
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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #295 on: July 28, 2009, 07:35:46 pm »
This is terrible. EFNRttP was never meant to clash with FNRttC. :(
Leave Fuller St. at nine and head for HPC, plenty of time!  ;D

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #296 on: July 28, 2009, 07:38:28 pm »
Actually, that could be done, couldn't it?
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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #297 on: July 28, 2009, 07:42:44 pm »
Actually, that could be done, couldn't it?
Certainly could, I suggest the Mercian.

Oaky

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #298 on: July 28, 2009, 07:58:20 pm »
I have had a meeting with Head Office and looked at the pub's website and wish to advance the following plan for consideration ...

On the opening night (Friday 7th August '09 in case you haven't been keeping up) the Ray Ward Trio will strike up at 7pm and the spit roast will also spark up at the same time.  How about we assemble at 7pm?  We will have Twinkle Toes the 9-year old with us who likes a good pub, in particular the S&C so feel free to bring your ankle bitters if you have them.

If anyone wants to meet at our place I can always lead us on a entertaining and circuitous route to Fuller Street.

How does this sound or has anyone got an even better idea?

I would love to, but i will be in the North Pennines, recovering from the Hill training i will make myself do whilst there.

There's a chance (fairly slim though) that i may get back on Saturday night early enough to spin over there to support the S&C cause, but I can't guarantee, however, if anybody is doing Saturday and/or Sunday as well as the Friday than I may see you there.

Enjoy the Friday Night opening sesh -- should be good.

Cheers,
Mark
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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #299 on: July 28, 2009, 08:15:52 pm »
There's a train leaving White Notley at 10.08 p.m. Gets into LST at 11.03. Fuller Street to White Notley Station is only about 4 miles. Easy!
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.