Author Topic: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series  (Read 756090 times)

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14375 on: February 18, 2020, 10:31:12 am »
I think papermill lock might require a scuba kit?

On Sunday evening the alternative route (church Rd from Boreham) was flooded over axle depth, and it was impossible to see where the road went, and it was dark :o
I'll check out the local routes later today...
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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14376 on: February 18, 2020, 11:19:59 am »
I think papermill lock might require a scuba kit?

The sun is out now, it'll be fine!

BFC

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14377 on: February 18, 2020, 07:33:35 pm »
Bumfords Lane also has a lot of history with flooding, and some pretty big potholes in the flooded sections.

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14378 on: February 18, 2020, 08:42:32 pm »
Bumfords Lane also has a lot of history with flooding, and some pretty big potholes in the flooded sections.
I was expecting Bumfords lane to be under water, but the Church road side was a surprise, especially how deep it was.
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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14379 on: February 19, 2020, 09:04:27 am »
I'll be along tonight, via a non-flooded route ... 30 yards of the lane from High Roding to High Easter was still under water on my way home last night, though passable with dry feet due to some judicious one-legged pedalling. I think this was where Raymond nearly came to a soggy stop, on Brazier's Run on Sunday according to Big Saxon. Nearby there was also a tree to climb over, though that has now been dealt with. Having done some route optimisation earlier in the ride and done the Tomsk's Time-Portal thing, I went the long way round via the Spotted Dog to avoid this known flood prone spot.

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14380 on: February 19, 2020, 09:48:09 am »
Sounds like you've got your route sorted Tomsk, not sure about the Witham peloton though. I've visions of OD leading the peloton into a huge puddle, disappearing underwater, then still cycling, appearing wet but unscathed out of the other side, Danny MacAskill style.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14381 on: February 19, 2020, 01:38:47 pm »
Hoe Mill lock is passable (The Causeway), the bit North of the lock is a big puddle but I just used the walkway to get past it.  It looked rideable when I watched car drive through after I had started walking across the footway.

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Joergen

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14382 on: February 19, 2020, 01:40:44 pm »
Don't worry, as long as you can still breathe it'll be fine.

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14383 on: February 19, 2020, 03:11:06 pm »
I'm declaring a Colonial Interference Incident
 :(
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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14384 on: February 19, 2020, 03:57:12 pm »
I'm declaring a Colonial Interference Incident
 :(

Come along later?  Train assist?

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14385 on: February 19, 2020, 05:46:02 pm »
Due to unforeseen family issues I’m not sure if I can attend tonight’s festivities.  :(

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14386 on: February 19, 2020, 06:11:58 pm »
I'll be travelling direct tonight (still trying to dry my shoes from Sunday ???
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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14387 on: February 20, 2020, 09:26:05 am »
Next week: an Arrow Pubinar at the OT, if enough of the potential riders can make it. I promise to keep it brief and not to cajole the retired randonneurs to our end of the table.

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14388 on: February 20, 2020, 11:03:38 am »
Next week: an Arrow Pubinar at the OT, if enough of the potential riders can make it. I promise to keep it brief and not to cajole the retired randonneurs to our end of the table.

Is this open to none ACME ? (I know Mallet Noir were considering a team and there was a lot of talk on Twitter)
Regards,

Joergen

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14389 on: February 20, 2020, 11:23:46 am »
Next week: an Arrow Pubinar at the OT, if enough of the potential riders can make it. I promise to keep it brief and not to cajole the retired randonneurs to our end of the table.

Its still work in progress but our plans for Easter might allow me to take part in the ACME Not An Easter Arrow But Something Similar.  We could have a table for each arrow or do we need two pubs?  ;D

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14390 on: February 20, 2020, 05:37:26 pm »
Next week: an Arrow Pubinar at the OT, if enough of the potential riders can make it. I promise to keep it brief and not to cajole the retired randonneurs to our end of the table.

Is this open to none ACME ? (I know Mallet Noir were considering a team and there was a lot of talk on Twitter)

Yes, all welcome. Camaudax are interested I hear.

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14391 on: February 26, 2020, 07:33:42 am »
Beer Menu at the O.T. looks extensive! I'll be taking a gritted route.

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14392 on: February 26, 2020, 11:03:26 am »
Where/What is the OT? I quite fancy coming along tonight to see if I can get in the arrow mood (or the not an arrow arrow mood). I have a trip into London tomorrow so I may potentially be a motor assisted.
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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14393 on: February 26, 2020, 11:49:45 am »
Lower anchor street, Chelmsford, bear the cricket ground
Regards,

Joergen

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14394 on: February 26, 2020, 11:55:27 am »
We have this 'classic' Witham Peloton route to the OT, unless anyone has any other suggestions.
For tippers' benefit the OT is at 30.3km on this route.
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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14395 on: February 26, 2020, 01:09:12 pm »
Where/What is the OT? I quite fancy coming along tonight to see if I can get in the arrow mood (or the not an arrow arrow mood). I have a trip into London tomorrow so I may potentially be a motor assisted.

Orange Tree ... in case the others didn't quite answer your question.

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14396 on: February 26, 2020, 01:24:59 pm »
I doubt I’ll be out tonight as I’m in Portsmouth still with much to do so I doubt I will be back in time  :'(

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14397 on: February 26, 2020, 01:52:16 pm »
We have this 'classic' Witham Peloton route to the OT, unless anyone has any other suggestions.
For tippers' benefit the OT is at 30.3km on this route.
Plenty of train options out of London late on also :)
Regards,

Joergen

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14398 on: February 26, 2020, 05:39:10 pm »
I'll be travelling direct tonight....
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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14399 on: February 26, 2020, 05:41:08 pm »
We have this 'classic' Witham Peloton route to the OT, unless anyone has any other suggestions.
For tippers' benefit the OT is at 30.3km on this route.


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