Author Topic: Mildenhall Cycling Rally 23-26/8/13  (Read 9370 times)

Re: Mildenhall Cycling Rally 23-26/8/13
« Reply #150 on: August 24, 2013, 03:57:59 pm »
Barakta and I have made use of the showers.  We remembered to bring waterproof clothing and mobile phones this time, but the rain never became anything more than a moderate drizzle.

"At least it's not like school PE" she said. I pointed out that it was exactly like school PE, and offered to find someone to spray deodorant in her face for the full effect.

I clearly remember communal showers that barely came up to my chest level at Mildenhall...probably with people smaller than me in mind, it being a school..

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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Rally 23-26/8/13
« Reply #151 on: August 24, 2013, 04:32:11 pm »
I partook of a shower earlier. I have no particular problem with their height as I can easily bend down to wash my face and hair. It is the lack of sprays on some of the nozzles which can, unless you are paying attention, lead to a slap in the testicles by s jet of hot water. The other problem is moreinsidious: there is a cold water pipe at ceiling level above the clothes hooks and this drips condensation on your clothes.
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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Rally 23-26/8/13
« Reply #152 on: August 24, 2013, 07:13:23 pm »
Did the 105km event with a friend. Nice ride, bit damp, glad I didn't do the 200km.

Thanks to Dennis and team for their organisation.

Gibbo.

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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Rally 23-26/8/13
« Reply #153 on: August 24, 2013, 07:23:55 pm »
In curry house. We have WiFi.
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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Rally 23-26/8/13
« Reply #154 on: August 24, 2013, 07:52:22 pm »
Did the 105km event with a friend. Nice ride, bit damp, glad I didn't do the 200km.

Thanks to Dennis and team for their organisation.

Gibbo.
Well done for not mentioning that you won ;-)
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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Rally 23-26/8/13
« Reply #155 on: August 24, 2013, 07:53:06 pm »
We are in the pub in Bury, which is not very Mildenhally to be honest. I appear to have collected a head injury.

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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Rally 23-26/8/13
« Reply #156 on: August 24, 2013, 08:41:20 pm »
Superb dhansak. Ready for bed now.
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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Rally 23-26/8/13
« Reply #157 on: August 24, 2013, 09:25:49 pm »
However, Turista has just announced that tonight is his 100th in his Saunders Spacepacker.

Cheers.
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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Rally 23-26/8/13
« Reply #158 on: August 24, 2013, 11:06:45 pm »
It's all gone a bit silly at this end of the field. Running, hiccups, discussion of waterboarding, no rain on tent noise...

Oh, and an accidental car horn.
Watching the TV without subtitles is like riding up a hill without using the gears :)

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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Rally 23-26/8/13
« Reply #159 on: August 24, 2013, 11:47:59 pm »
And considerable consternation here too: I awoke, desperate for the lavatory and when I got here I discovered that it isn't even midnight yet.

Such is the influence of ale and dhansak.
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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Rally 23-26/8/13
« Reply #160 on: August 25, 2013, 02:37:28 am »
Strike 2: lentils and a deflated downmat.
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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Rally 23-26/8/13
« Reply #161 on: August 25, 2013, 02:41:33 am »
Loo o'clock here too. It's a bit wet out there...
Watching the TV without subtitles is like riding up a hill without using the gears :)

Re: Mildenhall Cycling Rally 23-26/8/13
« Reply #162 on: August 25, 2013, 05:00:00 am »
Still raining!
We are in the pub in Bury, which is not very Mildenhally to be honest. I appear to have collected a head injury.
What happened?   :o Hope you are okay.
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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Rally 23-26/8/13
« Reply #163 on: August 25, 2013, 07:36:26 am »
Something seems to have gone wrong with the rain?!?

Maybe it all got used up at 4am?
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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Rally 23-26/8/13
« Reply #164 on: August 25, 2013, 07:59:19 am »
Rain appears to have stopped. I've had tea & cereal, now lounging within tent listening to other people be active.
Not fast & rarely furious

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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Rally 23-26/8/13
« Reply #165 on: August 25, 2013, 08:58:34 am »
Something seems to have gone wrong with the rain?!?

Maybe it all got used up at 4am?

The infinite "Do While" loop that the rain was using seems to have transferred to your Android. This has had two effects: The rain has stopped and you keep saying the same thing. (0736, 0740, 0844)
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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Rally 23-26/8/13
« Reply #166 on: August 25, 2013, 01:57:36 pm »
Well, it's nearly 2pm and I am still at work. So much for getting in early & then coming on to the pub.  ::-)  I came by car to make things quicker, so I didn't even get a ride in. And I am in tomorrow as well at 7am. Will I get this weekend back?   

Ah well. Hope you all had / are having / will have a good ride & pub lunch. Sun's out!  :)

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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Rally 23-26/8/13
« Reply #167 on: August 25, 2013, 02:45:54 pm »
The Queen's Head in Hawkedon is massively overpriced and overwasped.
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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Rally 23-26/8/13
« Reply #168 on: August 25, 2013, 03:25:49 pm »
And the service is crap as well so we'll do something else next year.
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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Rally 23-26/8/13
« Reply #169 on: August 25, 2013, 08:28:50 pm »
I have decided to take upon myself the arduous task of trying out all the pubs in the square between Bury, Long Melford, Hundon and Newmarket, over the winter, in order to recommend a different destination for 2014.

It's a tough job, but I'm willing to suffer for the good of the group.
I suspect Chris is caring enough to assist me in this task.
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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Rally 23-26/8/13
« Reply #170 on: August 25, 2013, 09:04:25 pm »
Did the 105km event with a friend. Nice ride, bit damp, glad I didn't do the 200km.

Thanks to Dennis and team for their organisation.

Gibbo.
Well done for not mentioning that you won ;-)

Modesty prevented me... it's not a race you know  ;)

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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Rally 23-26/8/13
« Reply #171 on: August 25, 2013, 09:07:23 pm »
The Queen's Head in Hawkedon is massively overpriced and overwasped.

Went there for a Christmas do last year and agree with your statement.

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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Rally 23-26/8/13
« Reply #172 on: August 25, 2013, 09:22:34 pm »
We bought a set dinner for 6 from the Chinese and were joined by Badger otp and Mrs Badger, who were married a fortnight ago today. There is now beer.
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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Rally 23-26/8/13
« Reply #173 on: August 25, 2013, 11:22:39 pm »
S splendid evening eating, drinking and nattering. Home tomorrow. Pembrokeshire Thursday.
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Re: Mildenhall Cycling Rally 23-26/8/13
« Reply #174 on: August 26, 2013, 01:55:27 am »
I forgot to mention an impressive bit of roadkill on yesterday's ride: a mink! I had never seen one before, alive or dead.
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