Author Topic: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series  (Read 644300 times)

Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #100 on: September 09, 2009, 11:34:09 am »
The Cats is a funny old place, the only reference to it I can find on teh interwebs is on purr-n-fur.org.uk!!

Edit: I wasn't trying hard enough: The Cats

Edit 2: I love the vague opening hours given in the link ^
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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #101 on: September 09, 2009, 11:36:19 am »
The Cats is a funny old place, the only reference to it I can find on teh interwebs is on purr-n-fur.org.uk!!

It is a bit weird which is why I like it.  If you order a pickled egg Mrs Wally serves it on a little saucer with a cocktail stick and napkin!

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #102 on: September 09, 2009, 11:38:56 am »
If that's the place I think it is, about 30 years ago the then landlord was very hostile to cyclists.

Mind you, I think he met a sticky end with an HP4 inserted where the sun don't shine...
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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #103 on: September 09, 2009, 11:41:50 am »
If that's the place I think it is, about 30 years ago the then landlord was very hostile to cyclists.

Mind you, I think he met a sticky end with an HP4 inserted where the sun don't shine...

Wally is a nice enough chap, I've been there half a dozen times, always on a bike and identifiable as a cyclist.  I think he is probably older than God and very old school but he keeps a nice pint  :thumbsup:

Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #104 on: September 09, 2009, 11:48:04 am »
If you order a pickled egg Mrs Wally serves it on a little saucer...

Ramekin?

[edit] It's the only civilised way to eat them - all that "in the bag" stuff is for uncouth farmhands!

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #105 on: September 09, 2009, 11:52:06 am »
Is The Cats going to be open? I've been there a couple of times of a Saturday lunch time, every other time I've been past it, it's been closed.

*charges up mega lights battery*

This is a concern.  The only phone number I have for them doesn't work and I have never been able to find a phone number that does work.  If Wally is shut we can always slip into Maldon if we're thirsty or come up with a plan C.

Yep - e.g. the Blue Boar in Maldon is but a spit away from The Cats.
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #106 on: September 09, 2009, 11:54:31 am »
Is The Cats going to be open? I've been there a couple of times of a Saturday lunch time, every other time I've been past it, it's been closed.

*charges up mega lights battery*

This is a concern.  The only phone number I have for them doesn't work and I have never been able to find a phone number that does work.  If Wally is shut we can always slip into Maldon if we're thirsty or come up with a plan C.

Yep - e.g. the Blue Boar in Maldon is but a spit away from The Cats.

Yebut, you have to go up that bitch of a hill to get there!!
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #107 on: September 09, 2009, 11:55:20 am »
It's alright, OD's been up Ventoux... ::-) ;)

Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #108 on: September 09, 2009, 11:59:19 am »
It's alright, OD's been up Ventoux... ::-) ;)

Has he really?  :P
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #109 on: September 09, 2009, 11:59:40 am »
He doesn't like to mention it...
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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #110 on: September 09, 2009, 12:00:34 pm »
It's alright, OD's been up Ventoux... ::-) ;)

Thanks for pointing that out  ;D   From memory, vineyards do not adorn the lower slopes of the Maldon hill to which Bobb refers, in which case I won't go near it.

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #111 on: September 09, 2009, 12:01:18 pm »
It's alright, OD's been up Ventoux... ::-) ;)

Has he really?  :P

I have the t-shirt cycling jersey!

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #112 on: September 09, 2009, 12:17:11 pm »
Is The Cats going to be open? I've been there a couple of times of a Saturday lunch time, every other time I've been past it, it's been closed.

*charges up mega lights battery*

This is a concern.  The only phone number I have for them doesn't work and I have never been able to find a phone number that does work.  If Wally is shut we can always slip into Maldon if we're thirsty or come up with a plan C.

Yep - e.g. the Blue Boar in Maldon is but a spit away from The Cats.

Yebut, you have to go up that bitch of a hill to get there!!

If you're thinking of "THAT HILL" (i.e. Market Hill) then you don't have to go up it from The Cats, you can go in via Old London road instead.  There is a hill on that route too, but that's only "That Hill" isn't it?  ;D

Market hill is steep, but it's short and sharp and over before you know it  ;).  You can practically roll from the miniroundabout at the top to the Blue Boar even before you've got round to coughing your lungs out. :demon:
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

85.4 miles from Marsh Gibbon

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #113 on: September 09, 2009, 12:26:03 pm »
It's alright, OD's been up Ventoux... ::-) ;)

Thanks for pointing that out  ;D   From memory, vineyards do not adorn the lower slopes of the Maldon hill to which Bobb refers, in which case I won't go near it.

It's ok, just loop around and approach Maldon from the South ->  mappy linky thingy

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #114 on: September 09, 2009, 12:38:30 pm »
It's alright, OD's been up Ventoux... ::-) ;)

Thanks for pointing that out  ;D   From memory, vineyards do not adorn the lower slopes of the Maldon hill to which Bobb refers, in which case I won't go near it.

It's ok, just loop around and approach Maldon from the South ->  mappy linky thingy

Smart arse  ;D

Might you grace us with your presence one day???

Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #115 on: September 09, 2009, 02:33:25 pm »
What time do you think you'll be in the Cat?

Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #116 on: September 09, 2009, 02:43:52 pm »
Smart arse  ;D

Might you grace us with your presence one day???

I'd love to.  Can't tonight though as I'm not getting out of work until after 6ish most days at the moment.

How are you anyway?  Been anywhere nice on your holidays?

Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #117 on: September 09, 2009, 02:52:49 pm »
What time do you think you'll be in the Cat?

'bout 8 I reckon. The cat does complain a bit though when I get in him...
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #118 on: September 09, 2009, 03:09:59 pm »
Smart arse  ;D

Might you grace us with your presence one day???

Been anywhere nice on your holidays?


Thanks for asking!  On my holidays I cycled up Mont Ventoux  :thumbsup:   ;D

There will be pictures in due course!

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #119 on: September 09, 2009, 03:11:07 pm »
Did you?  My goodness.  Well, I'd have thought you'd have said something... ;D
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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #120 on: September 09, 2009, 03:13:24 pm »
Did you?  My goodness.  Well, I'd have thought you'd have said something... ;D

Had I not have been so busy this week with dull work nonsense there would have been pictures and words by now.  Thank your lucky stars that thus far you have been spared.

EDIT: There is a thread already started which I will augment

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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #121 on: September 09, 2009, 03:15:07 pm »
Don't worry too much about the words & pictures.  If you make sure you tell your Essex colleagues in minute detail, I am sure they will relay the main points ;D
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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #122 on: September 09, 2009, 03:15:39 pm »
He didn't really you know. He's been to the Isle of Wight and just can't spell "Ventnor".
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Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #123 on: September 09, 2009, 03:17:30 pm »
He didn't really you know. He's been to the Isle of Wight and just can't spell "Ventnor".

 ;D

Re: Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series
« Reply #124 on: September 09, 2009, 03:21:53 pm »
Did you?  My goodness.  Well, I'd have thought you'd have said something... ;D

Had I not have been so busy this week with dull work nonsense there would have been pictures and words by now.  Thank your lucky stars that thus far you have been spared.


Please do hurry up with the work nonsense.  I'm really keen to know how the bike managed

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