Author Topic: ACME Miscellany  (Read 189605 times)

tedshred

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3700 on: November 04, 2019, 12:42:41 pm »
Calling all ACME Gravel Section members.

As a precursor to the debauchery that is the ACME Annual Awards Evening, I am planning to ride the "Grit in the Oyster" which is the Kelvedon Oyster with as much (lawful) COR as I can add without straying too far off the proper route.  It has about 1/4 of the route as mixed surfaces - mainly good but the odd bit of grass track here and there.

Plan is to set off from the Railway Tavern in Kelvedon at 10am on Saturday and have a relatively leisurely ride.  The route is approximately this https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31416825 but I added an extra bit yesterday around Fingringhoe.

I am not sure if I am going to straight to the Spiritual Home after a suitable bit of refuelling - that will probably depend on whether anyone actually comes with me.
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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3701 on: November 04, 2019, 01:35:23 pm »
Ordinarily I would, but I’ve already made plans to ride a circuitous route with Bernster to the Compasses.

huggy

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3702 on: November 04, 2019, 04:47:44 pm »
New stock of ACME merchandise has arrived, including:
Mens SS summer jersey with beer & caik tax sizing - £45 each
Womens SS summer jersey - £45 each
Caps - £13 each

Roubaix long sleeve (new non-orangutan length) jerseys expected soon, hopefully before the Stansted Airport Express event on Dec 7th.

Let me know if you'd like anything from the ACME shop.
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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3703 on: November 04, 2019, 05:21:52 pm »
Please can you put a cap aside for me?

Carlosfandango

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3704 on: November 06, 2019, 02:27:46 pm »
Calling all ACME Gravel Section members.

As a precursor to the debauchery that is the ACME Annual Awards Evening, I am planning to ride the "Grit in the Oyster" which is the Kelvedon Oyster with as much (lawful) COR as I can add without straying too far off the proper route.  It has about 1/4 of the route as mixed surfaces - mainly good but the odd bit of grass track here and there.

Plan is to set off from the Railway Tavern in Kelvedon at 10am on Saturday and have a relatively leisurely ride.  The route is approximately this https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31416825 but I added an extra bit yesterday around Fingringhoe.

I am not sure if I am going to straight to the Spiritual Home after a suitable bit of refuelling - that will probably depend on whether anyone actually comes with me.

Thanks for the route, it looks good ted, unfortunately I can't ride on Saturday or make the awards, although I'd very much like too of course.

I'll ride it sometime in the next couple of weeks, probably midweek.

Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3705 on: November 07, 2019, 01:51:48 pm »
Afternoon All

Many moons ago myself, OD, Oaky and Aunty Helen had a pleasant Friday evening's ride to Colchester to sample a couple of pubs and then takeaway in the Victoria Inn near North Station. Obviously it turned in to a very long, messy night and I vaguely recall eventually getting home at around 3.00am.
As I'm not readily available on Wednesdays, I am proposing a repeat of said night out on Friday 29th November. Route to be determined but starting from Witham via Layer something or other. I'd like to sample the delights of the Fat Cat and Hole in the Wall in Colchester before heading over to the Victoria for late night finish and food. Last time we were there we were able to get curries from over the road and the bar kindly laid on cutlery and possibly even a plate or two.

Any takers?

Tomsk

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3706 on: November 07, 2019, 02:01:44 pm »
Afternoon All

Many moons ago myself, OD, Oaky and Aunty Helen had a pleasant Friday evening's ride to Colchester to sample a couple of pubs and then takeaway in the Victoria Inn near North Station. Obviously it turned in to a very long, messy night and I vaguely recall eventually getting home at around 3.00am.
As I'm not readily available on Wednesdays, I am proposing a repeat of said night out on Friday 29th November. Route to be determined but starting from Witham via Layer something or other. I'd like to sample the delights of the Fat Cat and Hole in the Wall in Colchester before heading over to the Victoria for late night finish and food. Last time we were there we were able to get curries from over the road and the bar kindly laid on cutlery and possibly even a plate or two.

Any takers?

I would have been interested, but some of us are doing a 'Helpers' Ride' for the Stansted Airport Express 100km the following day. With 100km ECE ...

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3707 on: November 07, 2019, 03:30:09 pm »
Afternoon All

Many moons ago myself, OD, Oaky and Aunty Helen had a pleasant Friday evening's ride to Colchester to sample a couple of pubs and then takeaway in the Victoria Inn near North Station. Obviously it turned in to a very long, messy night and I vaguely recall eventually getting home at around 3.00am.
As I'm not readily available on Wednesdays, I am proposing a repeat of said night out on Friday 29th November. Route to be determined but starting from Witham via Layer something or other. I'd like to sample the delights of the Fat Cat and Hole in the Wall in Colchester before heading over to the Victoria for late night finish and food. Last time we were there we were able to get curries from over the road and the bar kindly laid on cutlery and possibly even a plate or two.

Any takers?

Ah yes, I remember it well, a fantastic night, unfortunately I'm not sure I am free on the 29th.  My abiding memory of that night, which I think was in 2013, was stopping on the A12 cyclepath for a team wee, after which I got back on one side of my bike and promptly fell off the other side.  I wasn't drunk at all, oh no!

Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3708 on: November 08, 2019, 02:17:36 pm »
Ah yes, I remember it well, a fantastic night, unfortunately I'm not sure I am free on the 29th.  My abiding memory of that night, which I think was in 2013, was stopping on the A12 cyclepath for a team wee, after which I got back on one side of my bike and promptly fell off the other side.  I wasn't drunk at all, oh no!

Was it really 2013? I remember having a couple of team wees at each end of Kelvedon. Can't recall your fall though it doesn't surprise me in the least considering the state we were in.

Might put this one on the back burner till after Christmas if most are otherwise engaged on 29th. Will add it to the 2020 bucket list.

Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3709 on: November 08, 2019, 10:17:40 pm »
For those pedaling to the Compasses tomorrow for the awards evening ... and I cant see why anyone wouldn't ... there may be a reason why you might want to arrive before 6pm. Depends how much faith you have in the weather forecast.

jiberjaber

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3710 on: November 08, 2019, 10:31:43 pm »
Raining from 5?
Regards,

Joergen

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3711 on: November 09, 2019, 05:21:38 am »
Where’s ted’s write up of Wednesday evening  ???  I hope it’s absence has nothing to do with The Bard saying he felt his literary efforts were under appreciated, I can’t speak for others but they aren’t by me!

Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3712 on: November 09, 2019, 05:48:23 am »
Raining from 5?

Are you finding an excuse to get there earlier?

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3713 on: November 09, 2019, 11:22:19 am »
Where’s ted’s write up of Wednesday evening  ???  I hope it’s absence has nothing to do with The Bard saying he felt his literary efforts were under appreciated, I can’t speak for others but they aren’t by me!

Agreed, bad form to keep us hanging waiting on for the next installment, bring back the good old days of the race to see who could post the write up the quickest in the following morning...

I think he's out on his bike today, so we'll have to await a double header tomorrow of tonight and Wednesday's episodes.....  :thumbsup:

Raining from 5?

Are you finding an excuse to get there earlier?

No - I have to ride back tonight, no team car available until after 11PM and I don't think I could survive till 11PM with a 5PM start (he says having done so in the past, but knows the following day will be shocking!  :facepalm: )
Regards,

Joergen

Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3714 on: November 09, 2019, 04:00:59 pm »
I'm not going to be along tonight folks. I've opted to stay local as the ColVelo end of year is also on....catch you all soon have fun
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tedshred

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3715 on: November 10, 2019, 03:12:07 pm »
I'm not sure if the Eastern Easy Riders have become mainstream or if the lure of a beer and sausage festival means all bets are off but, whatever the reason, we ended up at the Donkey & Buskins on Wednesday for the second week in a row.

I intercepted a Witham peloton of the Hustler, Huggy, OD and Frederick Pabst in Messing and managed to just grab the back as they sped past.

We soon linked up with Tomsk v.3.1.1 and headed to the venue.  On arrival, it was encouraging to see that a couple of our junior members (Le Jiber and the Strangler) were staying up late enough to join us and, by way of contrast, Victor Meldrew, another of our veterans, managed to cycle almost a whole mile to join in the fun.  Whilst the Tomsk unit was recharging itself at its mobile support unit, the rest of us managed to secure a large table right next to the bar.

For once the Quaffers' Committee managed to intersect on several ales.  Greene King's Heritage was highly commended but it was Leigh on Sea's Renown that took the coveted Quaffers' Choice Award.  Judging wasn't easy with our resident brewer and his apprentice trying to assist us with actual knowledge and the Strangler interrupting by asking if he could be excused to go to the toilet and trying to get involved with grown up things like beer sampling.

Aside from an unusual amount of beer discussion, we managed to hold a meeting of our media sub-committee to discuss some possible tv projects.  Apparently we were enjoying ourselves too much however leading the table next to us to complain that they were having trouble talking to each.  We did manage to whisper some further discussion about gravel rides while we endeavoured not to enjoy ourselves too much in a pub at a beer festival.

I relished the short ride home and the lack of wind.  Am I the only person that still gets momentarily shocked when I come across one of the Great War soldier silhouettes in the dark ?
The pleasure of pain endured
To purify our misfit ways

Oscar's dad

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Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3716 on: November 10, 2019, 03:30:19 pm »
That’s more like!

Re: ACME Miscellany
« Reply #3717 on: Yesterday at 09:49:59 am »
"I intercepted a Witham peloton of the Hustler, Huggy, OD and Frederick Pabst in Messing and managed to just grab the back as they sped past."

I like being a brewer, but I'm not sure if that is above my status as an apprentice ???
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