Author Topic: Ride to The Viper, Mill Green, mid Essex - Sat 28th March  (Read 4342 times)

Wowbagger

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Re: Ride to The Viper, Mill Green, mid Essex - Sat 28th March
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2009, 10:38:59 am »
I'm intending to do both.
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Oscar's dad

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Re: Ride to The Viper, Mill Green, mid Essex - Sat 28th March
« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2009, 11:00:15 am »
I'm intending to do both.

Splendid.  Me too.

Oscar's dad

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Re: Ride to The Viper, Mill Green, mid Essex - Sat 28th March
« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2009, 11:55:33 am »
Bugger, bugger, bugger and treble bugger and bugger again  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

I have just found out that the Cub trip is off cos of engineering work on the railway.  So, no free day anymore.  Bugger, bugger.

The trains round here are really pissing me off, I had to go into London yesterday evening.  I had to take a bunch of customers to the Paul Weller concert at The O2 (he was shit but then I'm no music fan).  Had to go on a bus not a train and a boat cos the Jubilee Line was closed.  Had a nightmare getting home - it literally was nightmare.  Got to bed an 1:30 this morning.

I will probably blast over to The Viper in the car for a quick half a shandy just so I can see what the place is like and say hello to everyone.

Bugger  >:(

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Re: Ride to The Viper, Mill Green, mid Essex - Sat 28th March
« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2009, 08:04:10 pm »
This train problem at weekends has been pissing me off too. It's affected where we decide to go on WARTIES. We were supposed to be riding throughout E. Anglia but so far have been restricted to Essex. Lovely though Essex is for cycling, we need variety.

I actually wrote to National Express complaining about their weekend service, which has made East Anglia out of bounds for train-dependent London cyclists throughout March and April, and very inconvenient for ordinary passengers. They haven't had the courtesy to reply.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: Ride to The Viper, Mill Green, mid Essex - Sat 28th March
« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2009, 09:10:47 pm »
Yeah - I really wish they'd do their "Engineering works" during the week. That way I could go and cycle where I wanted to at the weekend and have a good excuse for being late for work during the week  :thumbsup:
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

Auntie Helen

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Re: Ride to The Viper, Mill Green, mid Essex - Sat 28th March
« Reply #30 on: March 22, 2009, 09:16:33 pm »
It's completely messing about a ride I've got organised in May for the CycleChatters from Manningtree. Looks like the only people who will be able to come are those who drive. It's so annoying!
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Auntie Helen

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Re: Ride to The Viper, Mill Green, mid Essex - Sat 28th March
« Reply #31 on: March 24, 2009, 02:19:55 pm »
By the way, is there a definitive start place and time in Witham for this ride, as I've not managed to locate one in the thread so far...
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Oscar's dad

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Re: Ride to The Viper, Mill Green, mid Essex - Sat 28th March
« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2009, 02:25:27 pm »
By the way, is there a definitive start place and time in Witham for this ride, as I've not managed to locate one in the thread so far...

No, until the Cub trip was cancelled my plan was to ride to The Viper either on my own or with anyone I met along the way or who turned up at my house.  Others would descend on The Viper from all points of the compass.

Not quite sure what the plan is now!

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Re: Ride to The Viper, Mill Green, mid Essex - Sat 28th March
« Reply #33 on: March 24, 2009, 02:30:48 pm »
Couldn't you bring Twinkletoes on the tandem? Then you've at least got an insurance policy: if you get too pissed she can stick you on the back and steer you home!  :thumbsup:
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Oscar's dad

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Re: Ride to The Viper, Mill Green, mid Essex - Sat 28th March
« Reply #34 on: March 24, 2009, 02:42:46 pm »
Couldn't you bring Twinkletoes on the tandem? Then you've at least got an insurance policy: if you get too pissed she can stick you on the back and steer you home!  :thumbsup:

I thought of that but rejected the plan ...

It might be a bit too far, and as the Cub trip got cancelled she is either off to a birthday party or out with her dad.

Re: Ride to The Viper, Mill Green, mid Essex - Sat 28th March
« Reply #35 on: March 24, 2009, 03:04:19 pm »
The current jar of pickled eggs they've got on the go at the moment are most excellent. I was there again on Sunday  :P
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bloomers100

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Re: Ride to The Viper, Mill Green, mid Essex - Sat 28th March
« Reply #36 on: March 24, 2009, 03:06:51 pm »
I think we just need a time to be at the pub, and any sub meet ups can be arranged around the given time.

Re: Ride to The Viper, Mill Green, mid Essex - Sat 28th March
« Reply #37 on: March 24, 2009, 03:43:47 pm »
Let's say 12:30 onwards then. Assuming it's not tanking it down with rain, I'd suggest a table or two in the beer garden to the right. Bikes can be leaned up against the hedge within eye shot and away from those light of hand. Not that you'd have to worry about that around there anyway, but it's nice to be able to keep an eye on one's stead...
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Re: Ride to The Viper, Mill Green, mid Essex - Sat 28th March
« Reply #38 on: March 24, 2009, 11:23:01 pm »
I've just seen the weather forecast for this.

At the moment they are forecasting 8°C, 39mph N wind, pissing rain and me staying at home.

It could change, of course...
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FatBloke

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Re: Ride to The Viper, Mill Green, mid Essex - Sat 28th March
« Reply #39 on: March 27, 2009, 07:57:11 am »
Yes, they're only predicting 22-25mph NW wind now.  :-\
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cpjmathieson

Re: Ride to The Viper, Mill Green, mid Essex - Sat 28th March
« Reply #40 on: March 27, 2009, 07:59:49 am »
I'd love to come but I have to work the 1 to 11pm shift :'(
See you on another ride soon.

Auntie Helen

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Re: Ride to The Viper, Mill Green, mid Essex - Sat 28th March
« Reply #41 on: March 27, 2009, 08:03:52 am »
Is anyone coming on this ride from the Witham/Colchester direction? I'm not sure I want to do it on my own really...
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Oscar's dad

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Re: Ride to The Viper, Mill Green, mid Essex - Sat 28th March
« Reply #42 on: March 27, 2009, 10:42:53 am »
Is anyone coming on this ride from the Witham/Colchester direction? I'm not sure I want to do it on my own really...

I am certainly not but you are still most welcome to park here.

bloomers100

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Re: Ride to The Viper, Mill Green, mid Essex - Sat 28th March
« Reply #43 on: March 27, 2009, 07:11:04 pm »
I guess this gathering is cancelled or are people driving and 'popping in'?

Auntie Helen

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Re: Ride to The Viper, Mill Green, mid Essex - Sat 28th March
« Reply #44 on: March 27, 2009, 11:19:11 pm »
I was wavering about doing this but now can't as I have an appointment tomorrow in Colchester at 10am. Have fun though, I'll try and visit this famed pub some other time.
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Wowbagger

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Re: Ride to The Viper, Mill Green, mid Essex - Sat 28th March
« Reply #45 on: March 28, 2009, 12:53:44 am »
Mrs. Wow has requested my company at home tomorrow, so I'll not be there. The weather forecast makes me quite relieved that I don't have to make a decision.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

FatBloke

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Re: Ride to The Viper, Mill Green, mid Essex - Sat 28th March
« Reply #46 on: March 28, 2009, 02:41:45 am »
My M-i-L has taken a turn for the worse so it's unlikely I'll be attending.  :(
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bloomers100

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Re: Ride to The Viper, Mill Green, mid Essex - Sat 28th March
« Reply #47 on: March 28, 2009, 10:46:13 am »
The weather around these parts is truly awful today, I guess a postponement is in order until a sunnier weekend comes along.

Re: Ride to The Viper, Mill Green, mid Essex - Sat 28th March
« Reply #48 on: March 28, 2009, 11:21:06 am »
Indeed, the weather is crap. Another time......
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

Re: Ride to The Viper, Mill Green, mid Essex - Sat 28th March
« Reply #49 on: March 28, 2009, 11:53:14 am »
Indeed, the weather is crap. Another time......
It was a fortuitous happenstance then that I fell asleep and have just awoken! It seems to have rained here but things seem to be brightening up.