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Kim

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Re: Rich's 50th, Watlington camping weekend June 7th - 11th 2018
« Reply #100 on: June 10, 2018, 03:19:14 pm »
The gilet has been retrieved!  It's not even covered in kite shite.
No sign of the buff (or jacks, or veggieburgers), unfortunately.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Rich's 50th, Watlington camping weekend June 7th - 11th 2018
« Reply #101 on: June 10, 2018, 04:09:31 pm »
Good news about the gilet!

I am on a train to West Ruislip. What a weekend of new experiences! Geocaching yesterday, West Ruislip today!

I had a terrific walk to Princes Risible but I am a bit disappointed with the paucity of wildlife. I would heartily recommend the Lions at Bledlow. Good beer and a splendid salmon salad with rice, and the approach across a wheat field with a game of cricket going on in the valley, and the sudden appearance of a steam train, was quintessentially English.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: Rich's 50th, Watlington camping weekend June 7th - 11th 2018
« Reply #102 on: June 10, 2018, 04:39:41 pm »
The gilet has been retrieved!  It's not even covered in kite shite.
No sign of the buff (or jacks, or veggieburgers), unfortunately.

Great news  :thumbsup:
Quote from: Kim
^ This woman knows what she's talking about.

Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Rich's 50th, Watlington camping weekend June 7th - 11th 2018
« Reply #103 on: June 10, 2018, 08:11:39 pm »
Home now. Just weighed my pack - 15kg! I walked over 10 miles with that today. Not entirely flat either.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: Rich's 50th, Watlington camping weekend June 7th - 11th 2018
« Reply #104 on: June 10, 2018, 10:26:10 pm »
The gilet has been retrieved!  It's not even covered in kite shite.
No sign of the buff (or jacks, or veggieburgers), unfortunately.
Superb work all. Obviously a smelly gilet was surplus to requirements! Very happy to pay postage or bung to charity of your choice. Legs were good today so all the way back to The New Forest. Now finishing my second pint of Palmers Copper. I recommend it....
Reine de la Fauche


Re: Rich's 50th, Watlington camping weekend June 7th - 11th 2018
« Reply #105 on: June 10, 2018, 11:13:21 pm »
A fab few days - thanks to all who made it so.  :thumbsup:


No sign of the buff

They seem to have had it hung it up next to the gilet at one point...





Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Rich's 50th, Watlington camping weekend June 7th - 11th 2018
« Reply #106 on: June 11, 2018, 12:17:31 am »
It was a lovely few days! Excellent to see everyone - I'll bring a bike to the next one, and possibly Jan as well. Although if she comes our camping will be far from light. It will be a bloody great Vango Icarus 500.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: Rich's 50th, Watlington camping weekend June 7th - 11th 2018
« Reply #107 on: June 11, 2018, 10:35:28 am »
Arrived home yesterday afternoon after a nice easy ride to Oxford and then train to Morton in Marsh. Decided to get off there to have a longer ride home as it was such a nice day.

Thanks to all there for making it a very enjoyable weekend and special thanks to Rich for organising and inviting us to his birthday bash.

Alan
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Kim

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Re: Rich's 50th, Watlington camping weekend June 7th - 11th 2018
« Reply #108 on: June 11, 2018, 04:34:15 pm »
Home via a train from High Wycombe this morning, as I didn't feel up to riding all the way back.  Managed Watlington Hill without too much drama, so I think I just need some decent rest.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

RichForrest

  • T'is I, Silverback.
Re: Rich's 50th, Watlington camping weekend June 7th - 11th 2018
« Reply #109 on: June 11, 2018, 08:03:14 pm »
Brilliant, good weather and great company  8)
Really enjoyed it and it beats hiring a hall for 1 day as some do.
We got home lunchtime and are now sorting stuff out for a few days in the lakes .
Thanks to all again for making it such a good weekend  :thumbsup:

Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Rich's 50th, Watlington camping weekend June 7th - 11th 2018
« Reply #110 on: June 11, 2018, 08:40:08 pm »


That was my route to Princes Risible - a fraction over 10 miles, I reckon. The lunch at the Lions at Bledlow was very good, as was the ale.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Rich's 50th, Watlington camping weekend June 7th - 11th 2018
« Reply #111 on: June 11, 2018, 09:23:22 pm »
A few photos:


Not all lightweight campers travel by bicycle...


"DO NOT INFLATE BY FARTING"?


FIRE!


Astro-meta-photography opportunity


Fireside puns

Helicopter taking off (video's a bit crap, it's from my old MotoG):
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/W0WRZYY8JdI&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/W0WRZYY8JdI&rel=1</a>
https://youtu.be/W0WRZYY8JdI
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Re: Rich's 50th, Watlington camping weekend June 7th - 11th 2018
« Reply #112 on: June 13, 2018, 09:17:57 am »
Everything that has been said and more. The field was large and green, the fire was huge and firey, the helicopter was large and aubergine, the sun was hot and burnt my ankle, the food was tasty, the kites were red and cheeky, the people were fun and wheelpants were worn. Vast thanks to Rich for having a birthday and a great idea to celebrate it.
sideways bounding monkey lounging under fruit tree

Re: Rich's 50th, Watlington camping weekend June 7th - 11th 2018
« Reply #113 on: June 14, 2018, 09:16:23 pm »
A very enjoyable weekends camping. Apollo enjoyed himself., the ridgeway was dry ,the Potter to thame. ,was pleasant as was the company as always.



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the slower you go the more you see

Re: Rich's 50th, Watlington camping weekend June 7th - 11th 2018
« Reply #114 on: June 15, 2018, 09:59:23 am »
I finally got my photos uploaded:
















































Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Re: Rich's 50th, Watlington camping weekend June 7th - 11th 2018
« Reply #115 on: June 15, 2018, 10:43:00 am »

I sat round the fire, I saw the helicopter land, how did I miss the time when we melted it?
sideways bounding monkey lounging under fruit tree

Re: Rich's 50th, Watlington camping weekend June 7th - 11th 2018
« Reply #116 on: June 15, 2018, 10:40:45 pm »
I think we're missing a jellycopter opportunity here...

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Re: Rich's 50th, Watlington camping weekend June 7th - 11th 2018
« Reply #117 on: June 15, 2018, 11:08:21 pm »
Let's make one, then! If we can join all the baguettes in the Co-op together with cable ties to make a kite-poking stick, a jellycopter will be easy. In fact, I'm sure Nye's already made one!
sideways bounding monkey lounging under fruit tree

Steph

  • Fast. Fast and bulbous. But fluffy.
Re: Rich's 50th, Watlington camping weekend June 7th - 11th 2018
« Reply #118 on: June 25, 2018, 05:52:15 am »
Let's make one, then! If we can join all the baguettes in the Co-op together with cable ties to make a kite-poking stick, a jellycopter will be easy. In fact, I'm sure Nye's already made one!
Calling Wobbly John...
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i