Author Topic: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series  (Read 704550 times)

Oscar's dad

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #13900 on: October 09, 2019, 08:18:21 am »
How can you be rude about Witham, we’ve now got a LiDL complete with in-store bakery!

Carlosfandango

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #13901 on: October 09, 2019, 09:17:46 am »
I'll make my own cold and lonely way to the pub.

Have you been banned from Spa Road?

I've been banned from the whole of Witham, OD.

I accidentally on purpose called Witham, Shitham and for disrespecting the town and it's inhabitants I am now persona non Grata😭

You'll be bivvying outside the "Shitty" limits tonight then or - cycling back to Veganville.

See, I've been banned!

Jem

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #13902 on: October 09, 2019, 10:19:06 am »
I'll make my own cold and lonely way to the pub.

Have you been banned from Spa Road?

I've been banned from the whole of Witham, OD.

I accidentally on purpose called Witham, Shitham and for disrespecting the town and it's inhabitants I am now persona non Grata😭

You'll be bivvying outside the "Shitty" limits tonight then or - cycling back to Veganville.

See, I've been banned!

You banned yourself .... just protecting you from having to mix with us below-you "Shittam-ites".  ;D




Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #13903 on: October 09, 2019, 01:46:27 pm »
I'm afraid Mrs Tandemaniac won't agree with you about Witham, she says it's got to be better than Holechester  :smug:

Jem

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #13904 on: October 09, 2019, 01:52:01 pm »
Is anyone "normal" going to be riding from the RAB tonight? Considering my options as I'm no where near the speed/endurance of the PBPers and fear it may be too far, too fast and too CORry for me in which case a direct route may better.

huggy

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #13905 on: October 09, 2019, 01:57:04 pm »
Is anyone "normal" going to be riding from the RAB tonight? Considering my options as I'm no where near the speed/endurance of the PBPers and fear it may be too far, too fast and too CORry for me in which case a direct route may better.
I'm afraid you'll have to define "normal", not sure we know anyone of that description.
The COR is hardly COR, it's less than a mile of just off-road, even GS was happy to ride it last time and we all know how grumpy he is about picking mud out of his guards.  You could always continue up the road to go past the Compasses and rejoin later, assuming no in-ride refreshments.
Even the Google car has been this far.
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Carlosfandango

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #13906 on: October 09, 2019, 04:31:04 pm »
I'll make my own cold and lonely way to the pub.

Have you been banned from Spa Road?

I've been banned from the whole of Witham, OD.

I accidentally on purpose called Witham, Shitham and for disrespecting the town and it's inhabitants I am now persona non Grata😭

You'll be bivvying outside the "Shitty" limits tonight then or - cycling back to Veganville.

See, I've been banned!

You banned yourself .... just protecting you from having to mix with us below-you "Shittam-ites".  ;D

I just love Shithamites, witty, intelligent, wacky and kind😍

Absolutely amazing, considering where they live!

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #13907 on: October 09, 2019, 04:33:57 pm »
Is anyone "normal" going to be riding from the RAB tonight? Considering my options as I'm no where near the speed/endurance of the PBPers and fear it may be too far, too fast and too CORry for me in which case a direct route may better.

I'm planning to be at the roundabout tonight.  Even with the COR (which was OK last time), and it is only Braintree, so an easy ride back after the social ride and refreshments. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Oscar's dad

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #13908 on: October 09, 2019, 04:58:15 pm »
Is anyone "normal" going to be riding from the RAB tonight? Considering my options as I'm no where near the speed/endurance of the PBPers and fear it may be too far, too fast and too CORry for me in which case a direct route may better.

Me, me, me!

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #13909 on: October 09, 2019, 05:55:52 pm »
Bike problems - hope to make it but will be riding direct.
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BFC

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #13910 on: October 09, 2019, 06:42:37 pm »
I will be at Spa rd to add to my 12,00 miles and ???? pints this year (so far).

I'll decline to answer the "normal" question unless someone defines normal.

Jem

  • ACME HR and Diversity officer
Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #13911 on: October 09, 2019, 06:51:33 pm »
Will probably ride direct.

Andy C33

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #13912 on: October 09, 2019, 06:55:06 pm »
Should be out

BFC

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #13913 on: October 09, 2019, 07:02:45 pm »
Will probably ride direct.

A sensible choice with limited miles left inyour currently fitted knees - keep the balnce between maintaining the muscles but without excess pain.

huggy

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #13914 on: October 09, 2019, 07:18:10 pm »
Will probably ride direct.

A sensible choice with limited miles left inyour currently fitted knees - keep the balnce between maintaining the muscles but without excess pain.
It's not that, it's that none of us fit the "normal" description
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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #13915 on: October 11, 2019, 04:11:51 pm »
Suggestion for next week.

Given the lack of long term forward planning in teh diary, I have been looking for pubs that we haven't visited, with decent beer.  You can image that is quite a small list :D

How about The Jolly Sailor in Heybridge Basin?  It is good for the easterly fringes with Psyclist is on overseas duties, and 15 miles from Colchester?

The details on what pub are
Jolly Sailor
Basin Road,
Heybridge Basin
MALDON
CM9 4RS

Wednesday   11.00 am - 11.00 pm

Owner
Star (Heineken UK)

About the Pub

Situated at the foot of the seawall with views over the River Blackwater, this traditional family pub, built around 1798, is decorated in a contemporary style. Food, (including breakfast), is served all day until 8.00 pm. Fish is a speciality. There is a car park and free public parking nearby. Satellite TV. In summer there is an ice cream parlour. Check the website for occasional live music information. Children, dogs and ramblers welcome.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

Adnams Broadside
Adnams Southwold Bitter
Mighty Oak Maldon Gold
Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.
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Oscar's dad

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #13916 on: October 11, 2019, 04:44:43 pm »
Ah the Jolly Sailor, an excellent suggestion.  We went there for the 2012 Christmas Do...

2012 yacf Xmas Do (13) by Steve Rowley, on Flickr
2012 yacf Xmas Do (11) by Steve Rowley, on Flickr



Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #13917 on: October 11, 2019, 04:46:39 pm »
Will they remember us??? ;D
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Oscar's dad

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #13918 on: October 11, 2019, 04:47:46 pm »
Will they remember us??? ;D

Lets hope not!

Oscar's dad

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #13919 on: October 14, 2019, 09:36:31 am »
So, The Jolly Sailor, Heybridge Basin this Wednesday?  And a good excuse to ascend TMNH?

Carlosfandango

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #13920 on: October 14, 2019, 10:22:58 am »
So, The Jolly Sailor, Heybridge Basin this Wednesday?  And a good excuse to ascend TMNH?

Excellent, load up with your camping gear, ride TMNH X 10 and bivvy at Heybridge and you'll be ready for Tan Hill :thumbsup:

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #13921 on: October 14, 2019, 01:20:41 pm »
So, The Jolly Sailor, Heybridge Basin this Wednesday?  And a good excuse to ascend TMNH?

Are the eastern contingency joining the peleton this week, as this was to balance some of the recent weeks?
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Carlosfandango

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #13922 on: October 14, 2019, 02:00:13 pm »
So, The Jolly Sailor, Heybridge Basin this Wednesday?  And a good excuse to ascend TMNH?

Are the eastern contingency joining the peleton this week, as this was to balance some of the recent weeks?

Seeing as it's still 25km to Spa road from Colchester and TMNH may be involved,  I'll probably miss the Peloton and make my own way.

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #13923 on: October 14, 2019, 02:07:40 pm »
Enjoy the Eastern fringes - I'll sit out this week!

bloomers100

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #13924 on: October 14, 2019, 09:02:41 pm »
Ah the Jolly Sailor, an excellent suggestion.  We went there for the 2012 Christmas Do...

2012 yacf Xmas Do (13) by Steve Rowley, on Flickr
2012 yacf Xmas Do (11) by Steve Rowley, on Flickr
That's the night Chief face planted on the road.