Author Topic: YACF LEJoG Relay  (Read 108741 times)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1225 on: July 23, 2015, 11:13:39 am »
So is the idea to leave it at JoG/Dunnet Head for eternity (and beyond!)? That might seem to be implied, but I rather like the idea that, once it has finally reached that point, it turns round and heads for... somewhere, anywhere, as long as it is with a YACFer. It could do PBP, maybe even the Transcontinental next year(!), or it could simply be passed from hand to hand, exploring the roads and lanes, cake stops and pubs of YACF-land.
"Pick a flower on Earth and you move the farthest star." Dirac.

mcshroom

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1226 on: July 23, 2015, 11:16:58 am »
I think the problem is finding someone who's riding back from Dunnet head to hand it over to as it doesn't travel by train/car. Anyone up in the far North up for picking it up for safe keeping/returning south?
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LEE

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1227 on: July 23, 2015, 12:07:58 pm »
This is 5 years in the making and Dunnet Head is about 12 miles from JoG.

You know it makes sense.
Some people say I'm self-obsessed but that's enough about them.

IanDG

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1228 on: July 23, 2015, 12:09:48 pm »
I think the problem is finding someone who's riding back from Dunnet head to hand it over to as it doesn't travel by train/car. Anyone up in the far North up for picking it up for safe keeping/returning south?

Maybe I could arrange for it to visit the Western Isles?

Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1229 on: July 23, 2015, 12:13:04 pm »
Any chance of getting one of the National 400 riders to collect it this weekend?

IanDG

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1230 on: July 23, 2015, 12:15:10 pm »
Any chance of getting one of the National 400 riders to collect it this weekend?

I'm a volunteer at the HQ for the finish cycling to and from Ullapool. Unfortunately back in work on Monday so can't arrange a longer stay :(

Do have a slot where I could do a mini tour in the North in early September tho'

mcshroom

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1231 on: July 23, 2015, 12:20:25 pm »
Late September/Early October I'll be touring round the north coast and over to Lewis. We won't be getting any closer to Dunnet Head than Lairg/Tongue however.
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Wowbagger

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1232 on: July 23, 2015, 08:23:48 pm »
It's a shame I didn't apply Rule 17b(iv). I met a couple of blokes on the train who are starting a Jogle tomorrow. It would have been in Cornwall in time for PBP.
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clarion

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1233 on: July 24, 2015, 10:54:10 am »
It needs to keep moving.
Getting there...

Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1234 on: July 24, 2015, 03:05:19 pm »
I'm in the Crask Inn tonight and Melvich tomorrow if someone wants to collect. After that I shall leave it Dunnet Head.

Wifi is sporadic so may not get any updates

IanDG

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1235 on: July 24, 2015, 04:42:44 pm »
It needs to keep moving.

Would probably be stuck in one place for too long if I picked it up and brought it to Stornoway.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1236 on: July 27, 2015, 10:43:16 am »
Presumably it's marooned at Dunnet Head now.
"Pick a flower on Earth and you move the farthest star." Dirac.

Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1237 on: July 27, 2015, 12:07:49 pm »
RIP @ Dunnet Head

mcshroom

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1238 on: July 27, 2015, 12:10:04 pm »
Just read this thread. If you could have persuaded the Crask Inn to hold it for a while then we could have p[icked it up in September and taken it to windy :(
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LEE

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1239 on: July 27, 2015, 12:16:21 pm »
So what exactly is the situation?  No photos?

Did it just get thrown away? I rather hope not.
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IanDG

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1240 on: July 27, 2015, 12:21:00 pm »
So what exactly is the situation?  No photos?

Did it just get thrown away? I rather hope not.

In a jar bobbing around on the North Sea?

Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1241 on: July 27, 2015, 12:30:55 pm »
Photos will follow in a week or so. A final resting place was found in a hole in a wall.

Ruthie

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1242 on: July 27, 2015, 01:06:28 pm »
Aw  :(   :'(
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Aunt Maud

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1243 on: July 27, 2015, 01:17:39 pm »
You never know, <contemplates a trip to JoG> it may reappear some time next summer for a trip back down, as I have a perm card from Mr. H. ::-)  </contemplates a trip to JoG>

LeBaton

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1244 on: July 27, 2015, 03:32:07 pm »
Stick it to me, yeah!

Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1245 on: July 28, 2015, 08:04:33 am »
You never know, <contemplates a trip to JoG> it may reappear some time next summer for a trip back down, as I have a perm card from Mr. H. ::-)  </contemplates a trip to JoG>

If you want company on your ride, let me know, I'd like to cycle in Scotland again, else we may have to mount a rescue bid for le baton.

Wowbagger

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1246 on: July 28, 2015, 09:05:43 pm »
Given that I arrive in Thurso at about 12.30 tomorrow I contacted Jen for a description of the baton's whereabouts with a view to taking it to JoG. Her reply was thus:

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Well it's down a whole in a wall approx 100 - 200 metres from the Dunnet Head sign. You will need to demolish the wall to find it.

On that basis I am reluctant to search for the proverbial needle in a haystack.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1247 on: July 28, 2015, 09:12:37 pm »
Quite clearly a replacement  chair leg   piece of Scottish timber baton is needed for the JOGLE return journey. Jen has honourably placed the baton at the most northerly point via bicycle thinks, and that is an acheivement in itself. So lets not get too critical.
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Ruthie

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1248 on: July 28, 2015, 09:13:44 pm »
Oh, well that's a bit of a shame.  Oh well.
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Wowbagger

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Re: YACF LEJoG Relay
« Reply #1249 on: July 28, 2015, 10:44:15 pm »
Depending on time, weather and energy, I might potter out to Dunnett Head and capture the spirit of the Baton and take it to JoG. Watch this space.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.