Author Topic: ACME Miscellany  (Read 143930 times)

Oscar's dad

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3325 on: November 04, 2018, 07:49:07 pm »
The Turn Left Award. Because we’re nice people me and Oaky are prepared to share it  ;D

Tomsk

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3326 on: November 04, 2018, 08:56:58 pm »
Keep the ideas coming - spend a bit of shed time this winter crafting a worthy trophy.

I heard of a club that had a 'Half-Wheeler of the Year Award' - the trophy was an actual half a wheel on a plinth - that'd look good in a trophy cabinet! Of course ACME riders are schooled to keep to a gentlemanly pace and would never win the award ...

the straggler

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3327 on: November 04, 2018, 09:36:17 pm »
The 'dozy sleeping beauty' award for over-sleeping on an 400+km events,  Would be my pleasure to engineer this prize. It should not be confused with Psyclist's 'beyond the limits DNF' award.
'If you don't eat yer meat, you can't have any pudding. How can you have any pudding if you don't eat yer meat'.

Oscar's dad

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3328 on: November 08, 2018, 11:17:55 am »
No ted once again (have we upset him?) so here goes...

Myself, BFC, AC33, GS and jibers at Spa Road, Oaky scooped up at Peg Millars.  Wet roads and some wind, Tomsk met just before The Compasses.  Me and josser did our COR thing, it was all going well until the footpath we were illegally following crossed a ploughed field just before the Flitch Way, sufficient mud to stop wheels from turning  :thumbsup:

The King Billy was deserted apart from ourselves but a good time was had and we all enjoyed the new pub dogs.

Decisions made: bivvy night postponed.  Psyclist is wearing The Musky Reindeer Pelt of Destiny at Epiphany.

Ends.

Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3329 on: November 08, 2018, 11:22:18 am »
Psyclist is wearing The Musky Reindeer Pelt of Destiny at Epiphany.

Er, no!

Oscar's dad

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3330 on: November 08, 2018, 11:28:10 am »
Psyclist is wearing The Musky Reindeer Pelt of Destiny at Epiphany.

Er, no!

You're assuming you have some choice in the matter!

jiberjaber

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3331 on: November 08, 2018, 05:57:02 pm »
Psyclist is wearing The Musky Reindeer Pelt of Destiny at Epiphany.

Er, no!

You're assuming you have some choice in the matter!

 :thumbsup:
Regards,

Jason

Carlosfandango

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3332 on: November 08, 2018, 07:43:47 pm »
Psyclist is wearing The Musky Reindeer Pelt of Destiny at Epiphany.

Er, no!

You're assuming you have some choice in the matter!

 :thumbsup:

Oooh, he`ll smell so manly :thumbsup:

Oscar's dad

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3333 on: November 08, 2018, 10:12:09 pm »
You might have to lend him a squirt of your Lynx!

Tomsk

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3334 on: November 09, 2018, 04:42:58 pm »
I have some spare year bars, 2015 - 2018 available. £2 by post or £1 at the pub/event start/finish. Let me know what you want.

The 'New, Improved' Photobucket doesn't seem to want to upload images.  ::-) Pic here:

https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/y387/Tomskinessex/0/69b7957b-3f66-46ca-bffe-1620325606fe-original.jpg?width=590&height=370&fit=bounds

Oscar's dad

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3335 on: November 09, 2018, 04:44:59 pm »
I have some spare year bars, 2015 - 2018 available. £2 by post or £1 at the pub/event start/finish. Let me know what you want.

Shame, I could use a 2014.

Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3336 on: November 13, 2018, 08:02:07 pm »
Evening everyone,

I'm off to Bristol from 25-30 November to work at ProCycling magazine (doing the 2019 season preview to be published in the January edition for those interested). Has anyone got a spare GPS I could use? That kind of Satanic technology doesn't exist in our house, and I don't have the in-build navigational system of Papa Tomsk.

Thanks in advance...

the straggler

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3337 on: November 13, 2018, 08:44:50 pm »
I have a basic Garmin edge 200 with mount and cable, if this is of any use. It will record your ride details, but will not offer heart rate, power, mapping features.

Could possibly drop it off this weekend as I am likely to be on a perm or diy, if it covers your needs.
'If you don't eat yer meat, you can't have any pudding. How can you have any pudding if you don't eat yer meat'.

Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3338 on: November 15, 2018, 10:23:32 am »
I have a basic Garmin edge 200 with mount and cable, if this is of any use. It will record your ride details, but will not offer heart rate, power, mapping features.

Could possibly drop it off this weekend as I am likely to be on a perm or diy, if it covers your needs.
Sounds perfect, thanks pal. I should be around most of the weekend.

Oscar's dad

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3339 on: November 15, 2018, 10:34:15 am »
Yesterday evening was the third in a row where ted failed to show.  Come back us ted, we love you, we miss you, and I'm fed up writing these reviews and you do it so much better.  Anyhow, here goes...

We had a nice time, it's getting colder, Boss Hogg's was as excellent as The Orange Tree.  Ends.

Oaky

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3340 on: November 15, 2018, 11:17:12 am »
Yesterday evening was the third in a row where ted failed to show.  Come back us ted, we love you, we miss you, and I'm fed up writing these reviews and you do it so much better.  Anyhow, here goes...

We had a nice time, it's getting colder, Boss Hogg's was as excellent as The Orange Tree.  Ends.

Lamb Kofte Wrap declared quaffers' choice?
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

85.4 miles from Marsh Gibbon

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Oscar's dad

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3341 on: November 15, 2018, 11:25:32 am »
Yesterday evening was the third in a row where ted failed to show.  Come back us ted, we love you, we miss you, and I'm fed up writing these reviews and you do it so much better.  Anyhow, here goes...

We had a nice time, it's getting colder, Boss Hogg's was as excellent as The Orange Tree.  Ends.

Lamb Kofte Wrap declared quaffers' choice?

Yes, although the Quaffer went home.

Jem

Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3342 on: November 15, 2018, 12:04:50 pm »
Yesterday evening was the third in a row where ted failed to show.  Come back us ted, we love you, we miss you, and I'm fed up writing these reviews and you do it so much better.  Anyhow, here goes...

We had a nice time, it's getting colder, Boss Hogg's was as excellent as The Orange Tree.  Ends.

Lamb Kofte Wrap declared quaffers' choice?


We missed you at Boss Hoggs Oaky but I have coined a phrase in your honour

Doing an Oaky

This is only available to the select few who frequent Boss Hoggs

To qualify all the below have to be present:

Eat lots at Boss Hoggs and eat it fast
Get onto bike wishing you hadn't
Discover your bike has reverse gear up Hatfield Peverel hill
Not be  :sick: (this requisite added by OD as he rode next to me - but far enough away to be safe)
Recover by A12 cycle path and fly home
 
I have done an Oaky - proud! ;D

Oscar's dad

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3343 on: November 15, 2018, 12:08:54 pm »
I think we should make up some sort of award sticker and apply it to the Boss Hogg's kebab van.  Like a blue plaque but more prestigious - obviously  :thumbsup:

Oscar's dad

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3344 on: November 15, 2018, 12:48:00 pm »
I think we should make up some sort of award sticker and apply it to the Boss Hogg's kebab van.  Like a blue plaque but more prestigious - obviously  :thumbsup:

Or we could enhance the Initiation Ceremony: pickled egg AND eating a delicious treat from Boss Hogg's extensive menu!

Tomsk

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3345 on: November 15, 2018, 05:31:22 pm »
As mentioned last night:

1) My birthday bash in Maldon, Saturday 8th December - breakfast at the 'spoons from 09:00 [Rose and Crown - there's a small beer garden to the RH side for bike parking], followed by Christmas Beer Tasting at the Mighty Oak Brewery, from [11:00-15:00] and lunch afterwards at the Blue Boar, probably. All welcome.

2) Colchester Brewery Beer Tasting at Dunmow Maltings, evening of Saturday 16th March. Tickets coming soon - I will get them for anyone interested - Soupy and Mrs T will be going with me.

3) October 2019 will be my 10th anniversary as an AUK Organiser. One of my winter projects is to devise nice sociable 50 and 100km routes, probably Dick Turpin themed, pub start and finish with a pub lunch too. Date somewhere between the Richard Ellis Memorial and the first of the Winter Series.


Oscar's dad

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3346 on: November 15, 2018, 05:38:38 pm »
Me and TCMR can make event #1. We can't commit to the rest until nearer the time..

Oaky

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3347 on: November 15, 2018, 06:50:30 pm »
We missed you at Boss Hoggs Oaky but I have coined a phrase in your honour

Doing an Oaky

This is only available to the select few who frequent Boss Hoggs

To qualify all the below have to be present:

Eat lots at Boss Hoggs and eat it fast
Get onto bike wishing you hadn't
Discover your bike has reverse gear up Hatfield Peverel hill
Not be  :sick: (this requisite added by OD as he rode next to me - but far enough away to be safe)
Recover by A12 cycle path and fly home
 
I have done an Oaky - proud! ;D

 :thumbsup:
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

Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3348 on: Yesterday at 03:05:00 pm »
8th December sounds awesome BUT unfortunately I am spectating at a cheerleading competition that young tippers is partaking in that day, a day of being in a windowless hall surrounded by screaming teenagers and music that really is not fit for listening too....oh the joy!
Enjoying a quiet year