Author Topic: ACME Miscellany  (Read 192819 times)

tedshred

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ACME Miscellany
« on: November 26, 2015, 06:39:11 am »
At the request of the MEMWNS Founding Fathers, this is a thread for reports and other important nonsense, leaving the main thread free for planning  :thumbsup:

It won't catch on but it should avoid a doctrinal schism between the traditional believers and the new heretics in advance of epiphany.

I didn't make it out last night which sounds as if it was just as well as I wouldn't have caught the departure at Spa and the peloton was then 45 minutes late at the King Billy.  No doubt DL will be along shortly with a picture of a pint of beer and a detailed report on Sister Carol's puncture fun.
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The Retiree

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2015, 08:31:05 am »
Thanks for getting us set up Ted it's nice to get our right to free speech back  :o  :thumbsup:

Indeed another healthy peloton was formed at Spa upon my arrival with Huggy, OD, Andy (aka Hustler/Quaffer), SSN Giles Gavin and Sister Carol who was mid puncture change! We set off with Sister Carol's words about tyre's not lasting longer than 20 miles ringing in our ears........

Just a short way along the Terling Road the super fast Kiwi that is Tippers emerged from the darkness to latch onto the back of the peloton and not too much further on from this on the approach into Terling our Sister picked up another puncture on his expensive Italian Stallions...... look great but not up to the job!!

Here my oil rig lighting system came into their own as I provided ample light as the tyre change took place which wasn't any old tyre change as OD carrying everything including the kitchen sink on Fred produced a rather better rear tyre replacement for SC  :thumbsup:
After most cars coming up to us stopping no doubt down to my OTT lighting and fluorescent Proviz gilet we were back under way with a rather angry OD  :demon: as we were 30 mins behind schedule having let Mr Gore himself know.

As we turned towards the ford in Terling OD's night got even better as our Sister announced he was heading straight to the pub and not partaking in a bit of COR Flitch Way action  :'(

Things were going pretty well as we swept up Tomsk and Jiber aka Mr Gore who much to Ted's delight was fully branded up in the stuff which hurt poor OD's eyes  ::-) onto the FW we went to partake in a bit of CX with mud flying up everywhere and then kindly Jiber had stopped at the front of the peloton to make us aware of a branch that had fallen across the path.
Most sensible types got off and lifted their bikes over but I decided a bunny hop would be sufficient and attempted this which ended in epic fail as the rear wheel refused to follow the front  :-[

Finally we arrived at the Billy where we stubled across Sister Carol and the Danbury Dogger. We sampled some of the home brew from the onsite micro brewery Moody Goose first up Stark Mild followed by Brainstormer and then one other that I can't remember.

Another super evening as always  :thumbsup:

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2015, 10:08:41 am »
I did indeed forget to add that SSN's choice of attire last night was more July than November..... Fingerless gloves and shorts

tedshred

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2015, 11:34:41 am »
I see that OD has put up a duplicate report on the planning thread.

At his age he's easily confused I suppose.
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Kim

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2015, 11:41:15 am »
At the request of the MEMWNS Founding Fathers, this is a thread for reports and other important nonsense, leaving the main thread free for planning  :thumbsup:

What's a MEMWNS?
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

tedshred

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2015, 11:46:30 am »
Mid Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series - offspring of the long-running thread.
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Kim

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2015, 11:50:00 am »
Mid Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series - offspring of the long-running thread.

Ah!  Brain fade...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Oaky

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2015, 12:17:56 pm »
Where do we post off-topic, pointless questions?

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You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

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tedshred

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2015, 12:20:12 pm »
Welcome to the dark side.  There is no such thing as a silly question here.

You are amongst friends now.
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Oaky

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2015, 12:20:56 pm »
Is there a MEMWNS meta-discussions thread?
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2015, 12:21:25 pm »

I see that OD has put up a duplicate report on the planning thread.

At his age he's easily confused I suppose.

It certainly looks that way Ted......

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2015, 12:22:06 pm »

Is there a MEMWNS meta-discussions thread?

Not as yet I guess it depends on whether this one gets vetoed or not!

tedshred

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2015, 12:22:52 pm »
Is there a MEMWNS meta-discussions thread?

Navel gazing is always fun.
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TimC

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2015, 02:03:06 pm »

Is there a MEMWNS meta-discussions thread?

Not as yet I guess it depends on whether this one gets vetoed or not!

Surely a 'MEMWNS thread for topics that don't justify a thread of their own'?

Oaky

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2015, 02:11:33 pm »
Maybe we need a MEMWNS board.
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

85.4 miles from Marsh Gibbon

Audax Club Mid-Essex Fire Safety Officer
http://acme.bike

tedshred

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2015, 02:15:08 pm »
That would be fun to moderate  ::-)

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2015, 02:41:51 pm »
Is this anarchy breaking out??? 

 ;D


tedshred

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2015, 02:44:29 pm »
vive la revolution.

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The Retiree

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2015, 02:45:31 pm »
Is this anarchy breaking out??? 

 ;D

I think we're just following orders m'lord.....   :-X

tedshred

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2015, 02:46:19 pm »
Yeah, watch out the big boss is here.
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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2015, 06:25:12 pm »
One of Mrs Tippers family members going great guns. Mr Joe Holt...CLICKY
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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2015, 07:28:37 pm »

Tomsk

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2015, 07:36:38 pm »
One of Mrs Tippers family members going great guns. Mr Joe Holt...CLICKY

 :thumbsup: too

Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2015, 08:23:19 pm »
We will all be candidates after Jan 13th ;D
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huggy

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2015, 08:34:34 pm »
Another bloody Essex thread!!
just another couple of Essex threads and we'll have a whole page to keep at the top of the recently updated  :D
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