Author Topic: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series  (Read 785779 times)

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14625 on: May 22, 2020, 02:21:00 pm »


My new bivvy multi-tool has arrived, I'm thrilled, every self respecting bivvist should have one, BUY YOURS NOW although I note the price has risen from £6.40 to £7.99.  Its quite heavy and probably completely pointless but I should point out I chopped a twig up with the axe  :thumbsup:

You're getting into the outdoors in a big way Septic. I think you could upstage Bear Grylls or even Psyclist in the survival stakes.

What are you like at drinking your own urine, eating animal faeces as emergency "food" and of course fighting off a Grizzly?

Silly boy, I shall set out tomorrow with a Pot Noodle tucked into the Long Flap Camper.

Carlosfandango

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14626 on: May 22, 2020, 02:22:24 pm »
A shorter social distancing route for Saturday if anyone is heading east of the central hub https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32715922

I will be leaving at 9(ish).

Er, are you missing the Reservoir then, ted?

Carlosfandango

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14627 on: May 22, 2020, 02:28:11 pm »
A shorter social distancing route for Saturday if anyone is heading east of the central hub https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32715922

I will be leaving at 9(ish).

Looks sensible Ted, in a good way.

I'm looking forward to hearing Septic's stories (or most likely excuses) about his 100 mile ride to Abberton Reservoir.

I'm not sure if I'm able to make it unfortunately. We'll see.

I take it you are referring to my good self?  Who knows what might transpire?  I will set off in good heart, full of good intentions and see how we get on. 

I think it might be SPD sandal weather, although commonsense dictates socks might be prudent for the earlier hours

You sound a bit noncommittal Septic. Come on, buck up, be positive and show mental strength and you can do it. I believe in you.

What time are you setting off, about 3am?

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14628 on: May 22, 2020, 02:28:58 pm »
I think I will set the alarm for 6am.

Carlosfandango

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14629 on: May 22, 2020, 02:36:24 pm »
You'll be flying like an 🦅

tedshred

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14630 on: May 22, 2020, 03:12:30 pm »
It is definitely sandal deployment time :thumbsup:

One of the landmark moments each year.

The pleasure of pain endured
To purify our misfit ways

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14631 on: May 22, 2020, 03:15:14 pm »
It is definitely sandal deployment time :thumbsup:

One of the landmark moments each year.

It is indeed.  Liberate those toes  :thumbsup:

Carlosfandango

  • Yours fragrantly.
Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14632 on: May 22, 2020, 08:46:38 pm »
Christ, it's gonna be like a chimp's tea party 😱

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14633 on: May 22, 2020, 09:40:47 pm »
In other news, SpaceX has agreed to send 2 astronauts into space at 9:33pm next Wednesday, to coincide with the virtual MEMWNS. 

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14634 on: May 26, 2020, 03:05:14 pm »
In other news, SpaceX has agreed to send 2 astronauts into space at 9:33pm next Wednesday, to coincide with the virtual MEMWNS.

To add to the excitement, if that was possible, I have AN ANNOUNCEMENT to make!  Following Elliot recklessly posting pictures of a camping stove on Facebook thereby initiating the inevitable stove debate and 'fandango making some frankly outrageous remarks about Trangias I accepted a challenge to cook a pizza from scratch on said Trangia.

YouTube has given me some valuable tips so I plan to cook a Trangia pizza LIVE on Zoom tomorrow evening.  I shall set up Pizza Cam and see how we get on  :thumbsup:

huggy

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14635 on: May 27, 2020, 09:12:03 am »
bump  (we need a sticky for this)
Just bumping this up to the top of the thread again in case anyone misses it, further details earlier if needed.

New for this week, Zoom Meeting passwords have been enforced, therefore the link is slightly different but the Meeting ID is the same number, just click this:
Meeting URL with password included for one-click joining    

With the addition of seekrit password to enter, may be needed if joining from your web browser without the Zoom client
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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14636 on: May 27, 2020, 03:42:09 pm »
Let's go for a triple this evening. SpaceX, OD's pizza and an email challenge competition. What is that, you may ask. I shall explain later, using a real-life email issue scenario, with the person who can solve the puzzle eligible for a prize in due course.

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14637 on: May 27, 2020, 04:06:42 pm »
Half ar$ed ACME rider here.   I must dial in on a Wednesday at some point.

All being well I will be living nearby by the end of June.   Just finalising the paperwork on our rental place.

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14638 on: May 27, 2020, 04:50:19 pm »
Half ar$ed ACME rider here.   I must dial in on a Wednesday at some point.

All being well I will be living nearby by the end of June.   Just finalising the paperwork on our rental place.

Dial in this evening Rob!!!  Tonight's virtual MEMWNS has all the hallmarks of being the best yet!!!

Tomsk

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14639 on: May 27, 2020, 05:45:22 pm »
Dial in this evening Rob!!!  Tonight's virtual MEMWNS has all the hallmarks of being the best yet!!!

We're gonna need a bigger virtual fire-extinguisher ...

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14640 on: May 27, 2020, 06:05:17 pm »
Dial in this evening Rob!!!  Tonight's virtual MEMWNS has all the hallmarks of being the best yet!!!

We're gonna need a bigger virtual fire-extinguisher ...

For what, the Space X rocket or my Trangia?  ;D

huggy

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14641 on: May 27, 2020, 06:08:13 pm »
Dial in this evening Rob!!!  Tonight's virtual MEMWNS has all the hallmarks of being the best yet!!!

We're gonna need a bigger virtual fire-extinguisher ...

For what, the Space X rocket or my Trangia?  ;D
Your Trangia obviously, the SpaceX rocket is a suitable distance away from mid-Essex!
Never knowingly underfed on an Audax

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14642 on: May 27, 2020, 07:34:32 pm »
Dial in this evening Rob!!!  Tonight's virtual MEMWNS has all the hallmarks of being the best yet!!!

We're gonna need a bigger virtual fire-extinguisher ...

For what, the Space X rocket or my Trangia?  ;D
Your Trangia obviously, the SpaceX rocket is a suitable distance away from Mid-Essex!

I thought it was flying over us?  The rocket, not my Trangia.

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14643 on: May 27, 2020, 08:29:59 pm »
The ISS will be visible at 10:09pm tomorrow night, by which time SpaceX will have docked, if the launch goes ahead tonight. It takes 19 hours for them to reach it.

Bernster

  • ACME (Herts Branch)
Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14644 on: May 27, 2020, 11:04:45 pm »
Good to see you all this evening, and kudos to OD for producing something resembling a pizza on the Trangia! Meant to mention on the call - we hosted a quiz on Zoom last week, so I can regurgitate a couple of the rounds on a Wednesday evening at some point if it would be of any use  :thumbsup:

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14645 on: May 28, 2020, 07:40:46 am »
I think quizzes are the way forward, well done to Joss for a sterling effort yesterday evening, getting his laptop to play music over Zoom was a triumph!  Perhaps Joss can fix email!

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14646 on: May 28, 2020, 09:08:03 am »
Next week we should have a diagnostics workshop to resolve Toby's Dad's bike issue.

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14647 on: May 28, 2020, 09:58:20 am »
Next week we should have a diagnostics workshop to resolve Toby's Dad's bike issue.

That might be somewhat more inclusive!  :thumbsup:

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14648 on: May 28, 2020, 05:36:14 pm »
Groups of 6 socially distanced outdoor gatherings permitted from 1st June. Feels like we may be able to return to some semblance of normality on a Wednesday evening in the near future.

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14649 on: May 28, 2020, 06:13:56 pm »
Groups of 6 socially distanced outdoor gatherings permitted from 1st June. Feels like we may be able to return to some semblance of normality on a Wednesday evening in the near future.

Yes indeedy!