Author Topic: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub  (Read 83440 times)

Oaky

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #525 on: April 23, 2010, 12:00:40 pm »
Super, I'll meet you at the station.
What time do you expect to get to YE? I might be able to meet at the station too!

It will take less than an hour to get there. The National Cycle Network goes right past it so there are signs to follow - see Sustrans has it's uses!

Interestingly, the faulkbourne road route is more than a mile shorter than e.g. this alternative, despite it looking like it should be longer owing to going up through Black Notley and Row green.  Strange - must be all the left/right bendy bits in the latter route.

I assume neither of those is your intended route - I imagine you are planning to go up Peg Millar's Lane (euphemism?) where Google Maps fears to tread ;) then on to Fairstead Rd, and Linderswood Lane?
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #526 on: April 23, 2010, 12:03:39 pm »
Wow and I expect to get there before 6pm so will hang around aimlessly waiting for you lot.

I could go straight from work and beat all of you there (I work in Braintree). Or I could go home first for a change of bike and attire - not that it really matters, but sometimes you know, it's nice to make an effort.  ;)

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #527 on: April 23, 2010, 12:08:08 pm »
Yes, Peg Millar's, past Humphreys slaughterhouse then right at the T junction.  This OK?

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #528 on: April 23, 2010, 12:15:08 pm »
Yes, Peg Millar's, past Humphreys slaughterhouse then right at the T junction.  This OK?

Works for me!  :thumbsup:
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Oaky

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #529 on: April 23, 2010, 12:17:20 pm »
...and attire...

I find two work best.  Except on unicycles where one is sufficient.

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You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #530 on: April 23, 2010, 12:27:14 pm »
Yes, Peg Millar's, past Humphreys slaughterhouse then right at the T junction.  This OK?

Works for me!  :thumbsup:

If we didn't have people waiting for us at The Green Dragon we could have popped into the Square and Compasses for a little rest.

Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #531 on: April 23, 2010, 12:28:46 pm »
If we didn't have people waiting for us at The Green Dragon we could have popped into the Square and Compasses for a little rest.
My route takes me past that pub.  ::-)

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #532 on: April 23, 2010, 12:44:54 pm »
If we didn't have people waiting for us at The Green Dragon we could have popped into the Square and Compasses for a little rest.
My route takes me past that pub.  ::-)

Are you likely to be tired by the time you get there?

And, I have just looked up St George on the interweb.  Wikipedia says ...

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Saint George (ca. 275/281 – 23 April 303) was, according to tradition, a Roman soldier and priest in the Guard of Diocletian, who is venerated as a Christian martyr. In hagiography Saint George is one of the most venerated saints in the Roman Catholic Church, Anglican Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, Oriental Orthodox Church, and the Eastern Catholic Churches. He is immortalized in the tale of Saint George and the Dragon and is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. His memorial is celebrated on 23 April, and he is regarded as one of the most prominent military saints.

Saint George is the patron saint of Aragon, Catalonia, England, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Lithuania, Palestine, Portugal, and Russia, as well as the cities of Amersfoort, Beirut, Fakiha, Bteghrine, Cáceres (Spain), Ferrara, Freiburg, Genoa, Ljubljana, Gozo, Milan, Pomorie, Preston, Salford, Qormi, Rio de Janeiro, Lod, Barcelona and Moscow, as well as a wide range of professions, organizations, and disease sufferers.


One hopes that commemorative pub rides are also taking place in Aragon, Catalonia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Lithuania, Palestine, Portugal, and Russia, as well as the cities of Amersfoort, Beirut, Fakiha, Bteghrine, Cáceres (Spain), Ferrara, Freiburg, Genoa, Ljubljana, Gozo, Milan, Pomorie, Preston, Salford, Qormi, Rio de Janeiro, Lod, Barcelona and Moscow.

Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #533 on: April 23, 2010, 12:49:30 pm »
Are you likely to be tired by the time you get there?
Very tired, faint even, I may have to sit down!  (especially if there are other bikes outside)  ::-)

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #534 on: April 23, 2010, 12:55:17 pm »
Are you likely to be tired by the time you get there?
Very tired, faint even, I may have to sit down!  (especially if there are other bikes outside)  ::-)

OK, we will swing by to check. 

Shame today isn't next Friday as I would have done my first aid course by then.  If you needed medical assistance I would be qualified to make you better  :thumbsup:

Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #535 on: April 23, 2010, 12:58:25 pm »
Shame today isn't next Friday as I would have done my first aid course by then.  If you needed medical assistance I would be qualified to make you better  :thumbsup:
Don't worry my haemorrhoids aren't going anywhere quickly!  :P

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #536 on: April 23, 2010, 01:01:34 pm »
Shame today isn't next Friday as I would have done my first aid course by then.  If you needed medical assistance I would be qualified to make you better  :thumbsup:
Don't worry my haemorrhoids aren't going anywhere quickly!  :P

Easy, I never go anywhere without at least one pair of rubber gloves and my Leatherman Surge.

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #537 on: April 23, 2010, 01:21:46 pm »
Salford? :o ??? :o
Getting there...

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #538 on: April 23, 2010, 01:25:20 pm »
Salford? :o ??? :o

Good pub quiz question: "What have Salford and Preston got in common with Rio de Janeiro?"

Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #539 on: April 23, 2010, 01:28:40 pm »
Salford? :o ??? :o

Good pub quiz question: "What have Salford and Preston got in common with Rio de Janeiro?"
Don't 'ave a scooby on wot clazza said?  ???

The carnival runs out of beer and everybody switches to Cinzano?

Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #540 on: April 23, 2010, 02:00:56 pm »
You have to look out for impoverished, shanty town dwellers?
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #541 on: April 23, 2010, 04:50:54 pm »
I am not going to make it after all.  :(
Take plenty of pics and have fun all.  ;)

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #542 on: April 23, 2010, 04:53:13 pm »
Oh mate. That's not good. Next time huh?

Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #543 on: April 23, 2010, 04:56:35 pm »
I've got my Tokamak T-shirt on and everything...

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #544 on: April 23, 2010, 05:09:05 pm »
I'm getting thirsty already!
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #545 on: April 23, 2010, 05:56:24 pm »
Definitely sandals weather.

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #546 on: April 23, 2010, 09:33:55 pm »
I am back.

I have suntan!
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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #547 on: April 24, 2010, 12:32:41 am »
I was a late comer to this evening so didn't see Auntie H and only briefly had a chance to say hello to токамак before he zoomed off into the countryside.  Wowbagger followed along to the Compasses at Littley Green for a quick recharge before heading back off to Southend again*, impressive mileage indeed. 

Maldon Gold turned out to be the tipple of choice for the evening**  and it did a fine job of re-couping energy expenditure.

Plenty of banter occured in the Compasses. Conversations on the original IBM 1980s keyboards and the way modern spectrum emulators can also now mimic tape noise caused the locals to raise their eyebrows though  ;D

All in all a nice evening out  :thumbsup:

*We owe you a beer  :thumbsup:

** We may have emptied the barrel  :-X

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #548 on: April 24, 2010, 01:18:19 am »
I got home about 12.35 a.m. - 118 miles for the day.

I rode 32 miles to Youngs Endwhere I met AH, then she and I pootled to Little Totham where I had two pints of Puck's Folly and we each consumed lasagne and chips. Then off to the Mundon Dead Oak Trees where we had chocolate cake and ice cream.

We returned to Young's End where Tokamak gave the pub the thumbs-down so off we went again to Fuller Street to the Square & Compasses where steak pie and chips were consumed. Then a little sojourn to Little Green (more Compasses) where Maldon Gold was to be found.

At 9.30, knowing I still had 30-odd miles to do, I set off.

In the morning I saw a blackcap in the hedge near East Hanningfield and at about 12.15 a.m., near a very busy, noisy road (the A127) I heard a nightingale through the gaps in the traffic.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

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Re: Essex Friday Night Ride to the Pub
« Reply #549 on: April 24, 2010, 02:10:43 am »
Great night.

Diverted to S&C on the basis of texts received.  Diverted again once the eating contingent were fed, off to Littley Green, where there's more room for non-eaters.

1 (one!) pint of Dark Star "Over the Moon" in the S&C, followed by <cough> pints of Maldon Gold in the Compasses1.

I'm guessing around 24/25 miles, since we went the long way round to the S&C from Witham, but since I forgot my computer i won't know until OD checks in.

EDIT:  on the way home, I felt a click from the chain area, so spent the last part of the journey trying hard not to stand up on the pedals in case t went ping.  Inspection this morning shows that caution was definitely in order:-






1. We may have drank them out of Maldon Gold.  I blame chief - it was his "half" that broke the camel's back.
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

85.4 miles from Marsh Gibbon

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