Author Topic: ACME Miscellany  (Read 261682 times)

Tomsk

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #4200 on: November 24, 2020, 05:19:44 pm »
OK, Real Life TM seems to be abating a little so I should be OK for tomorrow evening.  I'll leave Witham at 7ish and head straight for the Beehive.

 :thumbsup:

Anyone else up for some sort of Mid-Essex Brief Encounter?

Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #4201 on: November 24, 2020, 10:23:21 pm »
Hello chaps,
Sorry - life and other things have been getting in the way. Hope to meet up with some of you soon!

Tomsk

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #4202 on: November 25, 2020, 08:26:49 am »
Hello chaps,
Sorry - life and other things have been getting in the way. Hope to meet up with some of you soon!

 :thumbsup: Wednesday 2nd December, lockdown ends at 00:01 in the morning, apparently, unless the rules and their interpretation change. Again. ::-) Waiting to see what the tier system is for us though ... and what will actually be open on 2nd. Partytime for groups of 6 soon we hope!

Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #4203 on: November 25, 2020, 01:27:59 pm »
Yes, a group of six back in play would be great! Let's see, Tom.
Also, my dyno lights turned up today!!

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #4204 on: November 25, 2020, 01:36:29 pm »
Also, my dyno lights turned up today!!

There we are, the long awaited light at the end of the tunnel!

Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #4205 on: November 25, 2020, 01:54:05 pm »
Exactly! I might have tomorrow off to wire them up! Also have a washing machine to put in.

Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #4206 on: November 25, 2020, 04:24:28 pm »
Exactly! I might have tomorrow off to wire them up! Also have a washing machine to put in.

Where on your bike does the washing machine go?

Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #4207 on: November 26, 2020, 11:54:23 am »
Exactly! I might have tomorrow off to wire them up! Also have a washing machine to put in.

Where on your bike does the washing machine go?
After seeing my packing strategy for the recent bivvy extravaganza, some might take this seriously!

Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #4208 on: November 26, 2020, 12:02:25 pm »
Hello chaps,
Sorry - life and other things have been getting in the way. Hope to meet up with some of you soon!

 :thumbsup: Wednesday 2nd December, lockdown ends at 00:01 in the morning, apparently, unless the rules and their interpretation change. Again. ::-) Waiting to see what the tier system is for us though ... and what will actually be open on 2nd. Partytime for groups of 6 soon we hope!
So it looks like the group of six will be back on after lockdown with an extra hour at the pub!  :thumbsup:

tedshred

  • AKA: Dirk - Let me see those hands
Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #4209 on: November 26, 2020, 12:23:29 pm »
Actually it looks like the rule of 6 will be back on with no pub - unless we are all going to eat together outside as well  :(

Is it time to resurrect MEWBS - Mid-Essex Weekend Breakfast Series.  At least we could find an open cafe and ride together.
The pleasure of pain endured
To purify our misfit ways

Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #4210 on: November 26, 2020, 01:58:13 pm »
Well I am good with a meal outside and a few beers. If that meal has to be substantial then that just makes me even happier!

tedshred

  • AKA: Dirk - Let me see those hands
Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #4211 on: November 26, 2020, 02:20:09 pm »
It's an option  :thumbsup:

EER just needs to locate local pubs that serve substantial meals, that have outside covered and heated seating and that are still open.

It looks like the Swan at Totham, Bell at Totham and the Alma are all contenders.

The pleasure of pain endured
To purify our misfit ways

Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #4212 on: November 26, 2020, 02:46:07 pm »
Agreed, always good to have options.  :thumbsup:

Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #4213 on: November 26, 2020, 03:36:35 pm »
Just passed The Anchor, Danbury. They now have a covered area with tables.....not sure about heating options.

tedshred

  • AKA: Dirk - Let me see those hands
Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #4214 on: November 26, 2020, 03:41:19 pm »
I feel really sorry for the pubs that invested in covered and heated outdoor seating based on the previous Tier 2 rules.

It does seem like a bit of a gulf between 6 people allowed to socialise indoors at a pub in the new T1 to the new T2 rules.   It also makes the extended opening hours a bit pointless.  Only wet pubs really keep much of a crowd beyond about 9pm when pubs generally stop serving food.
The pleasure of pain endured
To purify our misfit ways

Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #4215 on: November 26, 2020, 03:53:25 pm »
A MEWBS sounds good. Could just meet up in a field and have a brew up...
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #4216 on: November 26, 2020, 03:56:41 pm »
A MEWBS sounds good. Could just meet up in a field and have a brew up...

Now you're talking! Top of TMNH?  I'm sure the grass has grown back after my little "incident"

tedshred

  • AKA: Dirk - Let me see those hands
Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #4217 on: November 26, 2020, 03:59:54 pm »
Birds of a feather you two.

I was hoping we could entice some of our more genteel members out - Huggy, AndyC33333333333333, BFC, Grey Sheep etc but they insist on clean cafes with proper china and doilies
rather than hiding out in a random field tinkering with a trangia.
The pleasure of pain endured
To purify our misfit ways

jiberjaber

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #4218 on: November 26, 2020, 05:31:48 pm »
I spotted some picnic tables adjacent to the footpath off Jollyboys (Felsted) today as I came through there... I prefer some comforts rather than breaking my back whilst trying to avoid burning off my eyebrows....
Regards,

Joergen

jiberjaber

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #4219 on: November 26, 2020, 06:06:18 pm »
Exactly! I might have tomorrow off to wire them up! Also have a washing machine to put in.

Where on your bike does the washing machine go?

https://twitter.com/SeanFarmelo/status/1331890446730211328/photo/1
Regards,

Joergen

rob

Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #4220 on: November 26, 2020, 08:37:35 pm »
I spotted some picnic tables adjacent to the footpath off Jollyboys (Felsted) today as I came through there... I prefer some comforts rather than breaking my back whilst trying to avoid burning off my eyebrows....

I can walk there.  Sweet.

rob

Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #4221 on: November 26, 2020, 08:39:17 pm »
I spotted some picnic tables adjacent to the footpath off Jollyboys (Felsted) today as I came through there... I prefer some comforts rather than breaking my back whilst trying to avoid burning off my eyebrows....

I can walk there.  Sweet.

It’s just been suggested we can bring flasks down if we’re here.

jiberjaber

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  • ACME S&M^2
Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #4222 on: November 27, 2020, 09:49:47 am »
I spotted some picnic tables adjacent to the footpath off Jollyboys (Felsted) today as I came through there... I prefer some comforts rather than breaking my back whilst trying to avoid burning off my eyebrows....

I can walk there.  Sweet.

It’s just been suggested we can bring flasks down if we’re here.

I think some of the boys want to play with fire.....  :facepalm:
Regards,

Joergen

Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #4223 on: December 02, 2020, 07:13:24 pm »
Are any of the Witham based Acme/Memwns lot about tomorrow to have a spin of my dynamo wheel (ooohhh errrr). It's a cheap decathlon one and I think it has a lot of resistance but not an expert and would like to compare it to better one before I splash out on something new. I can either do during day between school runs or in the evening

BFC

Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #4224 on: December 03, 2020, 09:33:11 am »
Are any of the Witham based Acme/Memwns lot about tomorrow to have a spin of my dynamo wheel (ooohhh errrr). It's a cheap decathlon one and I think it has a lot of resistance but not an expert and would like to compare it to better one before I splash out on something new. I can either do during day between school runs or in the evening
I'm should be around all day. SP PV8 , PV9 and SON Deluxe hubbed wheels available for comparison. And knowledge/tools for getting at the bearings on most designs I have encountered so far (including Shimano).

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