Author Topic: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series  (Read 530538 times)

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #50 on: August 27, 2009, 10:52:20 am »
There's one further detail I didn't mention earlier, but will do now seeing as it has a happy ending after all...

When I picked myself up from the river, dusted myself off and inspected the bike I remember thinking that I came off very lightly indeed - a bit of pond weed on the left pedal and a bruise on my left hip.

It was about 40 yards up the road that I realised I was no longer wearing my wedding ring!  :o :'( :-[ :-[

I spent the next 45 minutes or so squelching up and down the ford conducting a fingertip search of the area (there's an impressive scrape in the slime cover from the pedal, BTW), to no avail, then set off home, wondering if that was where I lost it after all - I started to think that maybe it came off in the pub when I took my mitts off (a quick perusal of del's photos confirms that wasn't the case).

We returned to the ford this morning, and between myself, Mrs O. and the little O's managed to find it.  :thumbsup: :D
Darkness, mud, slime, a ring calling to you...

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And lots of us have fallen foul of Nutty's slimed bottom.
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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #51 on: August 27, 2009, 12:55:09 pm »
Phew, glad you found your ring, it would have been really sad if you'd lost it.

I don't wear a wedding ring as before we got married I asked The Current Mrs R if I could be let off wearing a ring as I find them uncomfortable. Jokingly I suggested matching tattoos. She thought it was a splendid idea and my arse is forever hers and hers is mine!

Sounds like you had a good ride. What's the plan for next week?

Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #52 on: August 27, 2009, 01:12:42 pm »
What's the plan for next week?
I think we should make a list of a dozen pubs and visit them in order, one per week, and when we get to the end we just repeat the series. Just turn up at the appointed time, 2000 - 2030 hrs, have a drink and a chat. All welcome and no pressure on turning up every week.

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #53 on: August 27, 2009, 01:18:47 pm »

What's the plan for next week?
I think we should make a list of a dozen pubs and visit them in order, one per week, and when we get to the end we just repeat the series. Just turn up at the appointed time, 2000 - 2030 hrs, have a drink and a chat. All welcome and no pressure on turning up every week.

Great minds ...

This is kind of what I envisaged.


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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #54 on: August 27, 2009, 02:43:05 pm »
What's the plan for next week?
I think we should make a list of a dozen pubs and visit them in order

That's a bit ambitious, isn't it Del? But I'm game...
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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #55 on: August 27, 2009, 02:46:11 pm »
There are, of course plenty of old favourites, but we could mix in some new places.

Having said that, I doubt there are any pubs in mid Essex that none of us have ever been to  :P
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #56 on: August 27, 2009, 02:48:37 pm »
Having said that, I doubt there are any pubs in mid Essex that none of us have ever been to  :P

I bet there are. That sounds like an interesting challenge though.
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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #57 on: August 27, 2009, 05:16:39 pm »
Hmmmm, a ride, a pub, beer, a ride off route, comedy falling off, losing something and having to find it the next day. You don't get that kind of thing happening on the Pompey rides, they are purely for training.

 ;)


Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #58 on: August 27, 2009, 05:34:35 pm »
That's coz we're from ESSIX, innit!

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #59 on: August 27, 2009, 06:07:05 pm »
Perhaps we should have a twinning ceremony, Pompey and Chompsford? And fraternal greetings from the pub every Wednesday evening?

Sadly, I'll be attending only a few of these as I "work" up to 7.30 most Wednesdays, school hols apart.
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Oaky

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #60 on: August 28, 2009, 01:13:30 am »
That's coz we're from ESSIX, innit!

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

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #61 on: September 01, 2009, 03:45:32 pm »
The slimed bottom made me snigger. 

Sorry.



Did somebody say there might be another ride this week?  <pricks up ears>

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #62 on: September 01, 2009, 05:13:45 pm »
  <pricks up ears>

Someone will probably regret using those words.  ::-)
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #63 on: September 01, 2009, 05:37:32 pm »
So are we gunna do one tomorrow? I'm game.....
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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #64 on: September 01, 2009, 11:51:31 pm »
Where tomorrow?
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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #65 on: September 02, 2009, 11:59:08 am »
Tempted... but I probably won't be out of work early and my legsies are still a bit dull and unresponsive from recent riding.  The closer to Saaarfend the better for me  :)

Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #66 on: September 02, 2009, 05:29:15 pm »
Seeing as there's little interest (plus the fact that the weather is a bit minging) maybe we should go for next week? Maybe one of the pubs in the Hanningfields to keep it nice and central for all of us?
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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #67 on: September 02, 2009, 05:53:04 pm »
I'm going to spend the evening snoozing in front of a hot computer.
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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #68 on: September 02, 2009, 05:54:03 pm »
Considering I'm still at work and the weather is, to quote bobb, minging, I think that this week is definitely orf.

I'm not sure of my availability next week  :-\

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #69 on: September 02, 2009, 08:20:08 pm »
Seeing as there's little interest (plus the fact that the weather is a bit minging) maybe we should go for next week? Maybe one of the pubs in the Hanningfields to keep it nice and central for all of us?


I wasn't able to do tonight (or get to the internet to proclaim same until now), but I'd definitely be up for a jaunt out next week.  the Hanningfields somewhere would be very cool.

It sort of has to be done, just for the date (9.9.9).  Oh, and I do believe Oscar's Dad may have mentioned he would be available for that night too.
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #70 on: September 02, 2009, 08:38:52 pm »
I'd say it has to be either the East Hanningfield Windmill or the West Hanningfield Compasses then. I know the Windmill better and it usually has Brewer's Gold on. The Compasses is OK though. Maybe Del can offer an opinion?
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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #71 on: September 02, 2009, 09:16:48 pm »
Maybe Del can offer an opinion?
I think that trains should have wing mirrors so that they can overtake safely.

Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #72 on: September 02, 2009, 10:52:53 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Del - thanks for the best laugh of the day.

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #73 on: September 07, 2009, 01:09:46 pm »
Anyone up for a ride on Wednesday?  I have a nice 36 mile route in mind with ford (swimming) and pub opportunities.  Or, I'm more than happy to follow someone else's back wheel.

Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #74 on: September 07, 2009, 01:31:12 pm »
I could be up for this. What have you got in mind then?