Author Topic: ACME Miscellany  (Read 140052 times)

Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3100 on: May 14, 2018, 08:51:16 pm »
Good luck with the ride Tomsk. It's bound to be a corker.

Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3101 on: May 15, 2018, 10:43:22 am »
Enjoy Tomsk!

I'm off to Aberhafesp on Saturday to provide TLC for those riding the BCM and then my tour home which has ended up being Aberhafesp > Ironbridge (just for the bridge)> Stratford upon Avon (for a bit of culture) > Towcester (for beer with an old friend) > Ashwell (For beer with Phil W) > Home on Thursday.

I've set the Croix up with front and back panniers and can't wait to do a proper, albeit short tour.
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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3102 on: May 15, 2018, 10:55:21 am »
We need photos of the CdF fully loaded  :thumbsup:  We also want to see evidence of proper cooking with the camp stove I'm certain you're taking with you!

Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3103 on: May 15, 2018, 11:35:24 am »
OK...but remember my fully loaded is likely less than you would take for a weekend  ;D

Catherine got me a Trangia for my Birthday so I shall indeed be doing some cooking along the way. Not sure I can be bothered cleaning so it might just be once  ;)
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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3104 on: May 15, 2018, 12:01:30 pm »
OK...but remember my fully loaded is likely less than you would take for a weekend  ;D

Catherine got me a Trangia for my Birthday so I shall indeed be doing some cooking along the way. Not sure I can be bothered cleaning so it might just be once  ;)

You have my steak dinner with all the trimmings to beat!

Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3105 on: May 15, 2018, 12:19:42 pm »
hmmm.....not sure that can be beaten...especially by someone suffering with gout for the last month...but I will try.
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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3106 on: May 15, 2018, 12:20:46 pm »
hmmm.....not sure that can be beaten...especially by someone suffering with gout for the last month...but I will try.

Trying is all we ask!  :thumbsup:

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3107 on: May 17, 2018, 08:26:34 am »
Imagine, if you can, Genderquake meets Last of the Summer Wine and you will have last night's outing (woops) just about right.  People self-identifying and forgetting who they were about sums it up.

It will take our diversity officer some time to complete his investigations so I will draw a veil over the evening's activities there.

The evening began with the disappointing news from the Lynx that something had "popped up" - presumably while packing his lunchbox before setting off.

That meant that it was just Petrocelli and I who met at the Layer Fox for a short but swift ride over to the Chequers at Great Tey.  So swift in fact that Petro was moaning about arriving early - a whole 4 minutes.  We were still locking our bikes when we saw the distant glow of Hotblack's laser lightshow, the Witham peloton were early too.  As well as Hotblack, they had Oaky, Oros, the Hustler, Huggy, Hector Barbossa, Kieran and Annie Oakley.

I am not sure the pub knew quite what to make of us and Huggy's quip to the landlady about admiring her horse (a great dane called Arnie) didn't seem to help.  I think by evening's end our charm and good humour had worked its usual magic and we were waved off cheerily enough by the regulars.

There was a limited beer selection but a finely kept Landlord by Timothy Taylor took the Quaffers' Choice.

We also had a further schism with Les Alpinistes choosing to sit at a different table while they mumbled about Cols and campsites.  Meanwhile, in the absence of the Lynx, we turned on each other which made for another jolly evening.

We left into an unseasonably cold night but at least it was a tailwind home.  Will sandals season ever arrive  :'(
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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3108 on: May 17, 2018, 08:35:06 am »
Who or what is Petrocelli and why?  I is confused.

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3109 on: May 17, 2018, 08:55:21 am »
Google is your friend.

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3110 on: May 17, 2018, 09:21:49 am »
Google is your friend.

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Way too subtle for me. You’ll have to explain when I next see you  ;D

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3111 on: May 17, 2018, 10:09:44 am »
Did you not watch telly in the '70s ?  Perhaps you were too busy being 30 something.

Tony Petrocelli is an Italian-American Harvard-educated lawyer who gave up the big money and frenetic pace of major-metropolitan life to practice in a sleepy city in the American Southwest. He and wife Maggie live in a trailer in the country while waiting for their new house to be built.

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« Reply #3112 on: May 17, 2018, 10:27:09 am »
Ooooooooh, now I get it. I may have watched said telly programme but have obviously forgotten.

Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3113 on: May 17, 2018, 01:21:00 pm »
Ooooooooh, now I get it. I may have watched said telly programme but have obviously forgotten.
With that one sorted, a d Google being no help, who or what is oros?

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3114 on: May 17, 2018, 03:17:10 pm »
Oros70 to give him his full name.

You will have to ask him, it's a real false name not one of mine !

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3115 on: May 18, 2018, 10:11:37 am »
Did you not watch telly in the '70s ?  Perhaps you were too busy being 30 something.

Tony Petrocelli is an Italian-American Harvard-educated lawyer who gave up the big money and frenetic pace of major-metropolitan life to practice in a sleepy city in the American Southwest. He and wife Maggie live in a trailer in the country while waiting for their new house to be built.

Remind you of anyone ?

I thought it was a camper van rather than a trailer, used to love that programme
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Jason

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3116 on: May 24, 2018, 09:01:02 am »
Pints make prizes !

How fitting that on the day Dale Winton was laid to rest, it was prizes galore for the MEMWNs peloton.

We also had love's young dream to discuss but more of that later.

It was a later start than usual with people trying to find some miles.  I arrived at 9.15 to find Bobb, Tomsk, Chris and Jack Sparrow already there.  We were soon joined by Mr and Mrs Jiber and Oaky.  The Witham peloton had been dragged into a COR filled Alpine training ride.  When they eventually appeared it was a fast group comprising OD, the Hustler and Hotblack.

Sadly, the Lynx was absent again.  Apparently Daisy Duke had given up her visit to Boss Hogg's to help him with his lunchbox.

It was Titanic takeover night so we sampled Iceberg, Captain Smith's, First Class, Anchor, Plum Porter and Cherry Dark.  This was managed in spite of a breakdown in our beverage logistics department that meant we had two kitties and Jiber having to hobble back and forth to the Bar.  One of our judging panel went off piste on the sampling but Captain Smith's took the coveted Quaffer's Choice.

There was a Titanic draw as well.  I won a pen, the Hustler, Tomsk and OD won beer but Captain Sparrow topped us all with his chutney win.

We discussed  Bobb's forthcoming tour, Tomsk and Jiber's respective epic Welsh outings and we took the time to toast the happy couple.  It turned out that Chris had just been married.  He was barely out of his wedding kilt but was already out with us, that's dedication.

I cheated with some train assistance on the way home but it was still a cold ride from the station.  Sandals time has to come soon...


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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3117 on: May 24, 2018, 09:43:34 am »
It was quite a night - what with one thing and another.  Great to see Chris, I hope he'll come out with us on a regular basis from now on.

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3118 on: May 24, 2018, 10:47:40 am »
Pints make prizes !
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There was a Titanic draw as well.  I won a pen, Jiber Tomsk, Hustler and OD won beer but Captain Sparrow topped us all with his chutney win.
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FTFY  :thumbsup:
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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3119 on: May 24, 2018, 10:49:28 am »
Pints make prizes !
........................

There was a Titanic draw as well.  I won a pen, Jiber Tomsk, Hustler and OD won beer but Captain Sparrow topped us all with his chutney win.
....................

FTFY  :thumbsup:

What did you win then?

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3120 on: May 24, 2018, 11:01:06 am »
Pints make prizes !
........................

There was a Titanic draw as well.  I won a pen, Jiber Tomsk, Hustler and OD won beer but Captain Sparrow topped us all with his chutney win.
....................

FTFY  :thumbsup:

What did you win then?


Nothing but if you are reading this on tapatalk, you will not see that 'Jiber' is struck out.... :)
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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3121 on: May 24, 2018, 11:03:18 am »
That’s karma that is.  You’re being punished for refusing to be the next Beer Bitch.

Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3122 on: May 29, 2018, 01:33:24 pm »
I know several of the ACME peloton are on the TINAT this coming weekend and a couple of the hardier lads did the helpers ride but is anyone else on the A&S this weekend?

I'm still undecided on just about all of the details about the A&S at the moment.

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3123 on: May 29, 2018, 01:58:37 pm »
I am on A&S but I will be far behind you.

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3124 on: May 29, 2018, 02:10:34 pm »
A & S here too but even further behind