Author Topic: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series  (Read 1058363 times)

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14625 on: 22 May, 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

  • Yours fragrantly.
Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14626 on: 22 May, 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

  • Yours fragrantly.
Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14627 on: 22 May, 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?

Oscar's dad

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

Carlosfandango

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

tedshred

  • AKA: Dirk - Let me see those hands
Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14630 on: 22 May, 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

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14631 on: 22 May, 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: 22 May, 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: 22 May, 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. 

Eddington: 130 miles

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14634 on: 26 May, 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

  • ACME GCFO +&+ Mr RRtY
    • ACME
Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14635 on: 27 May, 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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Never knowingly underfed on an Audax

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14636 on: 27 May, 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.

Eddington: 130 miles

rob

Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14637 on: 27 May, 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.

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14638 on: 27 May, 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

  • Fueled by cake since 1957
    • tomsk.co.uk
Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14639 on: 27 May, 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 ...

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14640 on: 27 May, 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

  • ACME GCFO +&+ Mr RRtY
    • ACME
Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14641 on: 27 May, 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

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14642 on: 27 May, 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: 27 May, 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.

Eddington: 130 miles

Bernster

  • ACME (Herts Branch)
Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14644 on: 27 May, 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:

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14645 on: 28 May, 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: 28 May, 2020, 09:08:03 am »
Next week we should have a diagnostics workshop to resolve Toby's Dad's bike issue.

Eddington: 130 miles

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14647 on: 28 May, 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: 28 May, 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.

Eddington: 130 miles

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #14649 on: 28 May, 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!