Author Topic: YACF LEJoG Relay  (Read 108564 times)

sas

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1200 on: February 27, 2015, 12:13:35 am »
It's already in Dundee, or so I believe.
It is indeed.
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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1201 on: February 27, 2015, 05:38:25 am »
Phew! My legs have just sighed in relief.
Oxford must be the Scottish spelling of Dundee ;D
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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1202 on: February 27, 2015, 10:25:39 am »
It's been a while since I've used this forum :D
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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1203 on: February 28, 2015, 02:51:10 pm »
Sounds like there's a real possibility that it could complete its journey in a smidge under 5 years then.

Remember that it cannot travel by motorised transport where it is possible to cycle the same journey.

If we can't come up with a way to continue its journey without resorting to a train, maybe Wowbagger could, on reaching John O'Groats, take it to Orkney, put it inside a sealed food bag and bury it.

I just had a thought !!!!!

Once its journey is complete why not give it a new life on the Geocaching circuit?  You can buy a "token" and then track it's journey via the Geocache website.

Do we have any forumites who combine Cycling and "caching"?
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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1204 on: February 28, 2015, 03:26:40 pm »
Five years isn't nearly long enough!  Send it back down again.
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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1205 on: March 09, 2015, 11:24:18 pm »
I think Andy Gates does/used to do some geocaching. Also maybe Francis wotsit of Stroud?

But absolutely no way can Wowbagger bury the baton. If it's to die in Orkney, it surely has to be given a Viking funeral with FIRE.
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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1206 on: March 09, 2015, 11:28:27 pm »
I reckon it needs to start a return trip. Can we get it back in time for Teethgrinder to take it to PBP?
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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1207 on: March 10, 2015, 04:23:11 pm »
Five years isn't nearly long enough!  Send it back down again.
Absolutely!  Like The Flying Dutchman, or that owd bloke I always saw riding round the Peaks, the baton should keep travelling for all eternity.
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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1208 on: March 10, 2015, 06:58:16 pm »
I don't care whether someone wants to take it north, south, east, west, or up (in a bicycle powered spaceship, obviously :D). But it's about time it got moving.
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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1209 on: July 02, 2015, 03:59:36 pm »
<Cough>. I don't spend much time on here anymore...but I've still got the baton!

On an unrelated note, we've got a new server at work, and it's been given the hostname.... narwhal ;D
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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1210 on: July 02, 2015, 09:02:26 pm »
I think there are plans for us to collect it from Dundee on our trip from Edinburgh to Orkney, which starts on 17th July - at least, I leave home on 17th July. JenM has plotted a route and we have some camp sites in mind.
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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1211 on: July 03, 2015, 02:57:39 pm »
November 2010 - LEE hands Baton to AndyH near Romsey, Hampshire



March 2011 - Lands End !!!



To be continued.....
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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1212 on: July 19, 2015, 03:13:06 pm »
It's finally moving again!

sas handing the baton over to Wowbagger at the Fife end of the Tay Road Bridge.
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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1213 on: July 19, 2015, 03:18:01 pm »
 Nice one chaps :thumbsup:

Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1214 on: July 19, 2015, 03:18:25 pm »
Hurrah!

Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1215 on: July 19, 2015, 05:50:03 pm »
We was there last week , but  Dundee marked the apex of our journey so there would have been  no point in picking up the baton.
May the tail winds be with you, Wow.

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1216 on: July 19, 2015, 06:07:31 pm »
Wow joins an elite club of yacfers who have looked after The Baton more than once!

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1217 on: July 19, 2015, 09:43:03 pm »
I am going to hide it when I have finished with it. Do we have an archaeology thread?
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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1218 on: July 19, 2015, 09:44:53 pm »
Wow joins an elite club of yacfers who have looked after The Baton more than once!
Has anyone held it in two countries and two kingdoms?
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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1219 on: July 19, 2015, 10:05:59 pm »
I am, as you might expect, well used to holding my own baton.

Monseigneur Wow, it is a pleasure to be in your company one more time.
Stick it to me, yeah!

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1220 on: July 19, 2015, 10:42:11 pm »
Of course I have a bit of a problem in that I am going to get on a train on Thursday to give me more time on Orkney. I wonder if Jen could take it to the Crask Inn for safe keeping.
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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1221 on: July 21, 2015, 07:54:55 pm »
A plan has been formed, the details of which will be revealed later. O:-)
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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1222 on: July 22, 2015, 10:19:08 am »
Nice work Wow!!

Is there a remote possibility of Baton getting to PBP?

Any McYACF types cycling down to Paris?
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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1223 on: July 22, 2015, 04:04:53 pm »
We are not going to JoG. Jen  is going to Dunnett Head which is the most northerly point on the UK mainland and therefore beats JoG. That is Plan A. Either she leaves it there or it comes back to England by train.

Alternatively I could invoke rule 17b (iv)* and take it to Hoy where it can spend the rest  of eternity gazing at its big brother.

*Rule 17b (iv): Where a Baton has become becalmed for a period of not less than1 year, single track rail transport may be used provided that the cost of the single fare is less than 10 pence per mile and the current Baton holder has twice carried the said Baton over passes exceeding 2000'.
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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1224 on: July 22, 2015, 09:58:47 pm »
There has been a handover. Could this be the home straight?
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