Author Topic: ACME Miscellany  (Read 166416 times)

jiberjaber

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #25 on: November 27, 2015, 12:15:33 am »
Splitters.......
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tedshred

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #26 on: November 27, 2015, 09:14:15 am »
On the subject of challenges for next year...does anyone use untappd ?  It is basically strava for real ale.

500 different beers in 12 months seems like a decent target  :thumbsup:

We can fit SRs, the BCM, OD's stalkathon etc round that as time allows.
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Oaky

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #27 on: November 27, 2015, 09:37:15 am »
On the subject of challenges for next year...does anyone use untappd ?  It is basically strava for real ale.

500 different beers in 12 months seems like a decent target  :thumbsup:

We can fit SRs, the BCM, OD's stalkathon etc round that as time allows.

I used it for a bit while I was in the US.  Didn't think to use it here... hmmm...
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

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Oscar's dad

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #28 on: November 27, 2015, 10:07:03 am »
I've now got Untappd on my phone, good suggestion ted.  It's like grown up trainspotting (I used to enjoy trainspotting).

Oscar's dad

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #29 on: November 27, 2015, 11:33:47 am »
I popped into Condor yesterday, just because I was in the area, and now they're trying to sell me one of these ...



I was stupid enough to give them my email address (and mobile number  ::-)  ) so they've just sent me a quote - £1600 including a frame fitting.  Given my profession you'd think I'd know better than to divulge contact details.

Mind you, it's a beautiful, beautiful bike.  I think I'd call her Fanny.

Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #30 on: November 27, 2015, 11:37:19 am »
Forget the profession and contact details...I thought you would know better than to 'pop' into Condor
Enjoying a quiet year

Oscar's dad

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #31 on: November 27, 2015, 11:50:38 am »
Forget the profession and contact details...I thought you would know better than to 'pop' into Condor

I know, I know.

I've never really got on with the Condor folks, I've previously found them a bit snooty and off-hand.  However, yesterday they were really friendly and helpful.  I'm doomed.

Carlosfandango

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #32 on: November 27, 2015, 12:55:30 pm »
Er, probably not the best looking fanny I've ever seen!  :facepalm:


But if it has all the kit in the photo that's an amazing deal, they are very good bikes, common as muck though.

tedshred

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #33 on: November 27, 2015, 01:25:21 pm »
That is one handsome looking bike.

They always look very n+1 whenever you see them out and about.

I know we're all about Genesis here but (whisper it) they seem a bit of a step up.

You must resist - for a while at least.
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The Retiree

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #34 on: November 27, 2015, 01:30:34 pm »
I know, I know.

I've never really got on with the Condor folks, I've previously found them a bit snooty and off-hand.  However, yesterday they were really friendly and helpful.  I'm doomed.

Don't do it OD.........!


I know we're all about Genesis here but (whisper it) they seem a bit of a step up.


As Ted said Genesis are the contracted new bike purchase of choice for Mid Essex so any deviations from this will cause the legal department huge problems and potentially result in a loss of a bike provider  :facepalm:

tedshred

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #35 on: November 27, 2015, 01:31:45 pm »
And if you get a new fast bike who will keep me company at the back ?
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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #36 on: November 27, 2015, 01:35:47 pm »
And if you get a new fast bike who will keep me company at the back ?

Despite drooling over Parlees and Storcks I will keep to the contract Ted and look at a Day One disc or Flyer so as not to upset the sponsors........

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #37 on: November 27, 2015, 01:47:16 pm »
If any of you are in the City/Square Mile area of that London and fancy looking at some #bikeporn pop into the Gresham Street store for these guys www.bespokecycling.com

Oscar's dad

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #38 on: November 27, 2015, 04:43:08 pm »
You must resist - for a while at least.

The bit that gets me is what would I do with Son of Oscar the Ribble?  I can't stand waste and the thought of him sat in the garage doing nothing would grieve me something cruel.  This is why Claud the roadified MTB and Arthur the folding Dahon got donated to a bikes for Africa project as I couldn't bear the thought of them just gathering dust.

As it is once the novelty of Fred has worn off I will be wheeling SoO out when a lighter bike is required but Fanny the Fratelo would do exactly the same job.  That said if any knows of a good home for SoO please let me know.  I'm not bothered about selling him, I would just want to be sure he was getting ridden regularly.

And if you get a new fast bike who will keep me company at the back ?

I'm going to make a conscious effort to spend more time at the back.  I've no idea why I seem to gravitate to the front more often than I think is healthy.


tedshred

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #39 on: November 27, 2015, 06:45:28 pm »
It's a lot of fun at the back.
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Oscar's dad

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #40 on: November 27, 2015, 06:57:16 pm »

Oscar's dad

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #41 on: November 28, 2015, 09:11:10 am »
The rest of the world has noticed we're trying to dominate them!  CLICKY.

tedshred

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #42 on: November 28, 2015, 09:13:40 am »
We are very dominant people.
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Oscar's dad

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #43 on: November 28, 2015, 09:24:38 am »
We are very dominant people.

It's all you and DL's fault  ;D

tedshred

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #44 on: November 28, 2015, 09:25:58 am »
Most things are but we like our new home and it does mean the old thread can be kept clear for (not advanced) planning. 
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Oaky

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #45 on: November 28, 2015, 09:40:49 am »
I think we need another thread, to keep the original thread clear of gratuitous forward planning.
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

Oscar's dad

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #46 on: November 28, 2015, 10:06:34 am »
What do we all think about the suggestion that there should be a dedicated mid-Essex board?

Ruthie

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #47 on: November 28, 2015, 10:18:45 am »
If you had a dedicated board I'd be most unlikely to look at it, whereas at the moment I often stalk you all to see what they're doing in Forrin.

Splitters.
Milk please, no sugar.

Oscar's dad

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #48 on: November 28, 2015, 10:23:59 am »
If you had a dedicated board I'd be most unlikely to look at it, whereas at the moment I often stalk you all to see what they're doing in Forrin.

Splitters.

 ;D

You must come down and see us all  :-*

Tomsk

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Re: MEMWNS Miscellany
« Reply #49 on: November 28, 2015, 02:00:01 pm »
Wot I put on the Essex Taking over the World topic:

Quote from: Oscar's dad on Today at 09:35:05 am

'...we all meet up regularly, our relationships with each other isn't largely virtual... yacf, in our world, is a massive force for good.'

Yes, indeed, and a very useful tool for me as an AUK organiser, which is why I'm more than happy to make my small monthly contribution to the funds.

I've no objection to a sub-board, though fwiw.