Author Topic: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series  (Read 875594 times)

huggy

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14075 on: November 12, 2019, 02:28:51 pm »
Even after 10 years of these shenanigans I'm still perplexed why we rarely go to a Dunmow pub.  Do we just like making Tomsk suffer  ???
You're clearly overlooking the almost annual trip to the Jalsa Ghar
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tedshred

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14076 on: November 12, 2019, 02:40:38 pm »
Stebbing, High Roding - there's two in recent weeks that Tomsk could have walked to even without recharging.

What mystifies me is why we so rarely go offshore  ;)
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Oscar's dad

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14077 on: November 12, 2019, 02:53:29 pm »
But none of the establishments mentioned are actual pubs in Dunmow.

tedshred

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14078 on: November 12, 2019, 03:20:36 pm »
We haven't been offshore recently either or, indeed, to Bishops Stortford or Cambridge.

Such are the joys of living on the outer rims of Mid-Essex.

I am happy to go to any of the above - provided it is in midsummer not November.
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jiberjaber

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14079 on: November 12, 2019, 03:35:23 pm »
Do I need to re-implement the forward planning?  It at least attempted to bounce around the points of the compass on a alternating basis and I am a little tired of not knowing where we are going and when...  I'm still suffering from CBA and all this faffing around isn't helping that...  :facepalm: (Wednesday's seems to be the only thing I am committing myself to at teh moment)
Regards,

Joergen

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14080 on: November 12, 2019, 03:39:58 pm »
We most certainly do need a goodly dose of Forward Planning. Save us from ourselves jibers  :-*

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14081 on: November 12, 2019, 03:45:20 pm »
Do I need to re-implement the forward planning?  It at least attempted to bounce around the points of the compass on a alternating basis and I am a little tired of not knowing where we are going and when...  I'm still suffering from CBA and all this faffing around isn't helping that...  :facepalm: (Wednesday's seems to be the only thing I am committing myself to at teh moment)

It really would be helpful to those who are working and need to think about the logistics of travelling back from the Big Smoke tomorrow evening - and places further afield - to know by Tues what we are doing. Compasses was the plan but if that's no longer the case, can we please know and have an alternative before tomorrow?

Tomsk

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14082 on: November 12, 2019, 04:40:16 pm »
The Boar's Head in Dunmow has been mooted before. A proper 'heritage' pub - they still have outside toilets!

Beer garden at the back for bike parking. Could go for a takeaway afterwards ... 17 miles back to Witham though.

Oscar's dad

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14083 on: November 12, 2019, 04:47:23 pm »
The Boar's Head in Dunmow has been mooted before. A proper 'heritage' pub - they still have outside toilets!

Beer garden at the back for bike parking. Could go for a takeaway afterwards ... 17 miles back to Witham though.

Sounds fantastic!  Let’s go!

Carlosfandango

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14084 on: November 12, 2019, 05:36:51 pm »
30 miles from Colchester :o

jiberjaber

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14085 on: November 12, 2019, 05:56:53 pm »
Oh FFS - I'll be at The Compasses tomorrow night  :thumbsup:
Regards,

Joergen

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14086 on: November 12, 2019, 06:04:44 pm »
Oh FFS - I'll be at The Compasses tomorrow night  :thumbsup:

I’ll be there too!

huggy

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14087 on: November 12, 2019, 06:17:26 pm »
Oh FFS - I'll be at The Compasses tomorrow night  :thumbsup:

I’ll be there too!
Thought OD was going to the Boar's Head in Dunmow while the rest of us are in the Compasses ???
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Oscar's dad

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14088 on: November 12, 2019, 06:31:15 pm »
Sorry, I didn’t mean this week!

josser

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14089 on: November 12, 2019, 07:44:53 pm »
If Brexit has taught me anything, it’s that democracy is finished. I’m glad to see that MEMWNS is at the sharp end, ushering in a brave new era of anarchy...

The Queen is dead, long live Comus!
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Oscar's dad

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14090 on: November 12, 2019, 08:07:36 pm »
I’ve just had to Google Comus and he’s my new hero...

“In Greek mythology, Comus (Ancient Greek: Κῶμος) is the god of festivity, revels and nocturnal dalliances. He is a son and a cup-bearer of the god Dionysus. Comus represents anarchy and chaos. His mythology occurs in the later times of antiquity. During his festivals in Ancient Greece, men and women exchanged clothes. He was depicted as a young man on the point of unconsciousness from drink. He had a wreath of flowers on his head and carried a torch that was in the process of being dropped. Unlike the purely carnal Pan or purely intoxicated Dionysos, Comus was a god of excess.”

tedshred

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14091 on: November 12, 2019, 10:16:47 pm »
If we are doing forward planning, can we stay fairly central until the spring.
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jiberjaber

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14092 on: November 13, 2019, 12:39:23 am »
If we are doing forward planning, can we stay fairly central until the spring.

The last 2 winters I've used pubs that have been at the most 30km from the MEMWNS CoG, last year the max was 34k from Spa (The Viper).  I'll work through the list tomorrow and weed out the closed ones and add any new ones (Notley and Dunmow)
Regards,

Joergen

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14093 on: November 13, 2019, 01:52:33 pm »
MEMWNS Forward Planning Calendar updated until beginning of March using the winter tuned pseudo random compass based generator... Shorter Spa RBT distances as the calendar moves in to the potentially worse weather. There's a lack of NE quadrant winter suitable pubs so none in the list.

SW   13/11/19   The Compasses - Littley Green
NW   20/11/19   Boars Head, Dunmow
SE   27/11/19   The Kings Head, Tollesbury
SW   4/12/19   The Woolpack, Chelmsford
   11/12/19   Briony Ales
NW   18/12/19   Three Horseshoes - Duton Hill
   25/12/19   
   1/1/20   
SE   8/1/20   The Prince of Wales - Stow Maries
SW   15/1/20   The Orange Tree, Chelmsford
NW   22/1/20   The King Billy - Braintree
SE   29/1/20   The Cats - Woodham Walter
SW   5/2/20   The Cricketer's - Danbury
NW   12/2/20   The Cross Keys, White Notley
SE   19/2/20   The Hurdlemakers Arms - Woodham Mortimer
SW   26/2/20   Leather Bottle - Pleshey
SW   4/3/20   The Compasses - Littley Green
Regards,

Joergen

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14094 on: November 13, 2019, 01:58:05 pm »
Good work jibers! 

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14095 on: November 13, 2019, 02:01:25 pm »
Very helpful, thanks jiberjaber.

I'm not out this evening due to feeling a bit under the weather and needing to bank some sleep ahead of an overnighter on Friday, assuming I'm up for it.

I'll make a special effort next week though, as it's Tom's back yard.

tedshred

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14096 on: November 13, 2019, 02:26:29 pm »

For those of us offshore that is round trips of:

SW   13/11/19   The Compasses - Littley Green -  91km
NW   20/11/19   Boars Head, Dunmow - 102km
SE   27/11/19   The Kings Head, Tollesbury  - 32km (shame I can't make that one)
SW   4/12/19   The Woolpack, Chelmsford - 90km
   11/12/19   Briony Ales - doesn't matter, I'm coming
NW   18/12/19   Three Horseshoes - Duton Hill - 113km
   25/12/19   - where's the commitment here guys ?
   1/1/20   
SE   8/1/20   The Prince of Wales - Stow Maries - 75km
SW   15/1/20   The Orange Tree, Chelmsford - 90km
NW   22/1/20   The King Billy - Braintree - 76km
SE   29/1/20   The Cats - Woodham Walter - 60km
SW   5/2/20   The Cricketer's - Danbury - 68km
NW   12/2/20   The Cross Keys, White Notley - 67km
SE   19/2/20   The Hurdlemakers Arms - Woodham Mortimer - 63km
SW   26/2/20   Leather Bottle - Pleshey - 100km
SW   4/3/20   The Compasses - Littley Green - 91km


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Tomsk

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14097 on: November 13, 2019, 03:38:36 pm »
I need to move house or get fitter.

N+1=Winter E-Bike? I've been passed by a few 'Muggles' on the like, on my commute recently.

jiberjaber

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14098 on: November 13, 2019, 03:39:01 pm »

For those of us offshore that is round trips of:

SW   13/11/19   The Compasses - Littley Green -  91km
NW   20/11/19   Boars Head, Dunmow - 102km
SE   27/11/19   The Kings Head, Tollesbury  - 32km (shame I can't make that one)
SW   4/12/19   The Woolpack, Chelmsford - 90km
   11/12/19   Briony Ales - doesn't matter, I'm coming
NW   18/12/19   Three Horseshoes - Duton Hill - 113km
   25/12/19   - where's the commitment here guys ?
   1/1/20   
SE   8/1/20   The Prince of Wales - Stow Maries - 75km
SW   15/1/20   The Orange Tree, Chelmsford - 90km
NW   22/1/20   The King Billy - Braintree - 76km
SE   29/1/20   The Cats - Woodham Walter - 60km
SW   5/2/20   The Cricketer's - Danbury - 68km
NW   12/2/20   The Cross Keys, White Notley - 67km
SE   19/2/20   The Hurdlemakers Arms - Woodham Mortimer - 63km
SW   26/2/20   Leather Bottle - Pleshey - 100km
SW   4/3/20   The Compasses - Littley Green - 91km


I need to move house or get fitter.

We can swap Kings head with Woolpack Chelmsford for you?
Regards,

Joergen

Oscar's dad

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14099 on: November 13, 2019, 03:42:58 pm »

For those of us offshore that is round trips of:

SW   13/11/19   The Compasses - Littley Green -  91km
NW   20/11/19   Boars Head, Dunmow - 102km
SE   27/11/19   The Kings Head, Tollesbury  - 32km (shame I can't make that one)
SW   4/12/19   The Woolpack, Chelmsford - 90km
   11/12/19   Briony Ales - doesn't matter, I'm coming
NW   18/12/19   Three Horseshoes - Duton Hill - 113km
   25/12/19   - where's the commitment here guys ?
   1/1/20   
SE   8/1/20   The Prince of Wales - Stow Maries - 75km
SW   15/1/20   The Orange Tree, Chelmsford - 90km
NW   22/1/20   The King Billy - Braintree - 76km
SE   29/1/20   The Cats - Woodham Walter - 60km
SW   5/2/20   The Cricketer's - Danbury - 68km
NW   12/2/20   The Cross Keys, White Notley - 67km
SE   19/2/20   The Hurdlemakers Arms - Woodham Mortimer - 63km
SW   26/2/20   Leather Bottle - Pleshey - 100km
SW   4/3/20   The Compasses - Littley Green - 91km


I need to move house or get fitter.

We could rent you a room  ;D