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Old 19th November 2013   #1
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2013-12-25 Waifs and strays VII

So it's that time again: Nine am Oxford Circus for a ride around London's famous London at it's quietest. This ride is for those who have no family or are able by dint of massive prevarications to briefly escape theirs...Who's in? I'll muddle along if wanted...
Digs
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Old 19th November 2013   #2
Diggerdonor
 
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1. 50/14
2. Digs
3. Miss T
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Old 19th November 2013   #3
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1. 50/14
2. Digs
3. Miss T
4. JD
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Old 19th November 2013   #4
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Great! Was talking about this on the Cambridge ride.

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1. 50/14
2. Digs
3. Miss T
4. JD
5. Cafewanda
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Old 19th November 2013   #5
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I really want to make this. Might be having christmas in London so could skip out in the morning.
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Old 19th November 2013   #6
Allysse
It'll probably take quite a bit of convinving, but I'll do my best to join this ride.
I'm very unreasonably excited about it.

1. 50/14
2. Digs
3. Miss T
4. JD
5. Cafewanda
6. Allysse
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Old 19th November 2013   #7
JAH tim
Greetings to one and all,

Just a bit of info for anyone who has not sampled this ride. It is truly AWESOME....

Even if you can only come along for 5 mins it is worth it just to see Oxford Circus completely deserted....

It is not just for those who don't do Christmas for whatever reason. It's a great way to build up an apetite for the festive culinary onslaught...

Make any excuses if needed now and try and come along...

Well done Digger for sorting this!!!!!

Peace and Love to one and all,
Tim


P.S. Cracker joke -
Q - What are Digger's favourite biscuits?









A- Waif-ers
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Old 19th November 2013   #8
HORRO
1. 50/14
2. Digs
3. Miss T
4. JD
5. Cafewanda
6. Allysse
7. Horro
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Old 19th November 2013   #9
UmeVELOdonor
Ah, London on Christmas day... so deserted it feels like the zombie apocalypse must have struck. Not sure what my plans are yet. If around will add my name.
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Old 19th November 2013   #10
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Ooooooooooooh deserted city sounds VERY appealing. Probs not here though :(
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Old 20th November 2013   #11
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IN! And I am completely avoiding all the family stuff this year so no driving duties.


1. 50/14
2. Digs
3. Miss T
4. JD
5. Cafewanda
6. Allysse
7. Horro
8. Shoosh
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Old 20th November 2013   #12
HoKe
Provisionally in for this, depending on weather...
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Old 21st November 2013   #13
ian (conker)donor
 
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in - regardless of weather. have to remember to swap whisky for brandy in hip flask

1. 50/14
2. Digs
3. Miss T
4. JD
5. Cafewanda
6. Allysse
7. Horro
8. Shoosh
9. conker
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Old 21st November 2013   #14
ian (conker)donor
 
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Originally Posted by Digger View Post
So it's that time again: Nine am Oxford Circus for a ride around London's famous London at it's quietest. ...
Digs
a few years ago my middle son was knocked off his bike on christmas morning, so keep your eyes open, even on this quietest of mornings
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Old 21st November 2013   #15
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Defo in!

1. 50/14
2. Digs
3. Miss T
4. JD
5. Cafewanda
6. Allysse
7. Horro
8. Shoosh
9. conker
10. Husy
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Old 21st November 2013   #16
JAH tim
Greetings to one and all,

Further to above - in.

Peace and Love,
Tim


1. 50/14
2. Digs
3. Miss T
4. JD
5. Cafewanda
6. Allysse
7. Horro
8. Shoosh
9. conker
10. Husy
11. JAH tim

Apparently the 11 pipers piping refers to the 11 faithful apostles. Of course Judah let the side down... Jesus (according to my interpretation...) was also Judah (from the tribe thereof) . So it is about man letting himself down - a common theme in the Bible.
Here endeth the lesson.
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Old 21st November 2013   #17
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sounds good.
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Old 22nd November 2013   #18
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It's still only bloody November.

1. 50/14
2. Digs
3. Miss T
4. JD
5. Cafewanda
6. Allysse
7. Horro
8. Shoosh
9. conker
10. Husy
11. JAH tim
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25. middleofnowhere
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Old 22nd November 2013   #19
ian (conker)donor
 
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^ so?

also, don't think much of your numbering
11. JAH tim
. (12)
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25. middleofcantcount
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Old 27th November 2013   #20
LHL
Looks like I'm off that day...

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Originally Posted by middleofnowhere View Post

1. 50/14
2. Digs
3. Miss T
4. JD
5. Cafewanda
6. Allysse
7. Horro
8. Shoosh
9. conker
10. Husy
11. JAH tim
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17.LHL
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25. middleofnowhere
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Old 30th November 2013   #21
wakamuaka
1. 50/14
2. Digs
3. Miss T
4. JD
5. Cafewanda
6. Allysse
7. Horro
8. Shoosh
9. conker
10. Husy
11. JAH tim
.
17.LHL
.
25. middleofnowhere
26. Wakamuaka
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Old 2nd December 2013   #22
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I can't make it this year, as I'm working (joys of a hotel...) But the bonus of that is the café I work in will be open, so I thought I'd pass that on, in case anyone fancies a tasty coffee post-ride. (Bulldog Edition, in the Ace Hotel on Shoreditch High St)
(Not intended as an advert, just thought it might be nice to see some friendly faces!)
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Old 2nd December 2013   #23
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A tasty beer post-ride would be welcome too...

Will see what the weather is like. I'd like to come and bring our baby on the co-pilot.
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Old 2nd December 2013   #24
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I can't make it this year, as I'm working (joys of a hotel...) But the bonus of that is the café I work in will be open, so I thought I'd pass that on, in case anyone fancies a tasty coffee post-ride. (Bulldog Edition, in the Ace Hotel on Shoreditch High St)
(Not intended as an advert, just thought it might be nice to see some friendly faces!)
What time will you be open from, mrs_socks?
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Old 2nd December 2013   #25
mrs_socks
 
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Think we'll be open 10-3. We have beer too. Just saying!
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Old 2nd December 2013   #26
Shooshdonor
 
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^you'll be on my way home, so I might drop in.
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Old 6th December 2013   #27
tanya g
1. 50/14
2. Digs
3. Miss T
4. JD
5. Cafewanda
6. Allysse
7. Horro
8. Shoosh
9. conker
10. Husy
11. JAH tim
12. Tanya g
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17.LHL
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25. middleofnowhere
26. Wakamuaka
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Old 6th December 2013   #28
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Originally Posted by mrs_socks View Post
I can't make it this year, as I'm working (joys of a hotel...) But the bonus of that is the café I work in will be open, so I thought I'd pass that on, in case anyone fancies a tasty coffee post-ride. (Bulldog Edition, in the Ace Hotel on Shoreditch High St)
(Not intended as an advert, just thought it might be nice to see some friendly faces!)
Sad and happy news both!
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Old 14th December 2013   #29
ian (conker)donor
 
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bump!
just in case anyone's missed this thread*




*thinking of you @3stripe
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Old 14th December 2013   #30
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Thanks for taking over the running of this ride Digs
I had many fun years riding through London on Christmas day, glad to see it's continuing without my presence.
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Old 15th December 2013   #31
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I fucking love this ride. And object. But esp this ride. Wish I could make it this year but sadly I'm out. No surprise there
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Old 15th December 2013   #32
3stripe
 
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No idea how this list is meant to go so... in at 13... any plans for after the ride?


1. 50/14
2. Digs
3. Miss T
4. JD
5. Cafewanda
6. Allysse
7. Horro
8. Shoosh
9. conker
10. Husy
11. JAH tim
12. Tanya g
13. 3stripe
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17.LHL
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25. middleofnowhere
26. Wakamuaka
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Old 16th December 2013   #33
blue fleet
1. 50/14
2. Digs
3. Miss T
4. JD
5. Cafewanda
6. Allysse
7. Horro
8. Shoosh
9. conker
10. Husy
11. JAH tim
12. Tanya g
13. 3stripe
14. blue fleet
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17.LHL
.
25. middleofnowhere
26. Wakamuaka
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Old 16th December 2013   #34
JAH tim
Greetings folks,

There is competition this year from our lovely friends at Rapha.

Apparel - ently they are doing a festive ride at 10 am
http://www.rapha.cc/london?cm_mmc=em...xtlink-_-ccldn

And I quote '' Wednesday 25th December
‘Nord Londres’ Loop – Join Cycle Club manager Monty and his Christmas guests. A 10am start allows you to open up those brand new Grand Tour Shoes and fix some cleats before heading out for an enjoyable loop around north London. This route is a winter training favourite for Cycle Club staff.''

Let us wish them well.

Peace and love to all,
Tim
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Old 17th December 2013   #35
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Got absolutely drenched on the way to this last year but count me in.

1. 50/14
2. Digs
3. Miss T
4. JD
5. Cafewanda
6. Allysse
7. Horro
8. Shoosh
9. conker
10. Husy
11. JAH tim
12. Tanya g
13. 3stripe
14. blue fleet
15. jakemcree

17.LHL
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25. middleofnowhere
26. Wakamuaka
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Old 18th December 2013   #36
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Got absolutely drenched on the way to this last year but count me in.
Last year was EPIC. Short and wet. Ending with the bedraggled bunch storming the only open coffee shop in the City of London and Al fortifying the flat whites with some sort of almond liqueur.

Long range forecast for this year is...

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Old 18th December 2013   #37
dysar
Would love to join this, but not sure if I'll be able to get away. Provisionally in.
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Old 20th December 2013   #38
JAH tim
Greetings folks,

Just a quick bump / plug for this ride.....

It is one of the best rides of the year. It's worth it just to see Oxford Circus completely deserted...

Hope to see you on the start line.

Peace and Love to one and all...,
Tim
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Old 20th December 2013   #39
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Would love to be there.
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Old 20th December 2013   #40
itsbrucedonor
 
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Have wanted to make it to the ride this last several years. Can make it this time. In.

1. 50/14
2. Digs
3. Miss T
4. JD
5. Cafewanda
6. Allysse
7. Horro
8. Shoosh
9. conker
10. Husy
11. JAH tim
12. Tanya g
13. 3stripe
14. blue fleet
15. jakemcree
16. itsbruce
17.LHL
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25. middleofnowhere
26. Wakamuaka
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Old 22nd December 2013   #41
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Quote:
Originally Posted by middleofnowhere View Post
Last year was EPIC. Short and wet. Ending with the bedraggled bunch storming the only open coffee shop in the City of London and Al fortifying the flat whites with some sort of almond liqueur.

Long range forecast for this year is...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN7LW0Y00kE
Count me in.. I'll bring liqueur again for the coffees ;)
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Old 22nd December 2013   #42
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1. 50/14
2. Digs
3. Miss T
4. JD
5. Cafewanda
6. Allysse
7. Horro
8. Shoosh
9. conker
10. Husy
11. JAH tim
12. Tanya g
13. 3stripe
14. blue fleet
15. jakemcree
16. itsbruce
17.LHL
18. edscoble
19. John (N.O.H.)
20 kati

25. middleofnowhere
26. Wakamuaka
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Old 22nd December 2013   #43
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If it's dry, we'll come along for a bit.

1. 50/14
2. Digs
3. Miss T
4. JD
5. Cafewanda
6. Allysse
7. Horro
8. Shoosh
9. conker
10. Husy
11. JAH tim
12. Tanya g
13. 3stripe
14. blue fleet
15. jakemcree
16. itsbruce
17. LHL
18. edscoble
19. John (N.O.H.)
20 . kati
21. almac68
22. dublinkevin
23. ms.chris
24. camberwellkillian
25. middleofnowhere
26. Wakamuaka
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Old 23rd December 2013   #44
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I think I'm up for this as never done an Xmas ride before. Is there any sort of route or is it more of a random thing around the central London streets? If it is random I take it that it will just finish when it finishes no set time or anything?

1. 50/14
2. Digs
3. Miss T
4. JD
5. Cafewanda
6. Allysse
7. Horro
8. Shoosh
9. conker
10. Husy
11. JAH tim
12. Tanya g
13. 3stripe
14. blue fleet
15. jakemcree
16. itsbruce
17. LHL
18. edscoble
19. John (N.O.H.)
20 . kati
21. almac68
22. dublinkevin
23. ms.chris
24. camberwellkillian
25. middleofnowhere
26. Wakamuaka
27. Toastyoneuk
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Old 23rd December 2013   #45
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I should be able to join you for the start...

Last year Marble Arch Pret was open, and there will be other spots too...

Route or is this all in Digger's head at the moment?
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Old 23rd December 2013   #46
lanerdonor
 
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What start time we having this year? Need to ride to maidenhead but should be able to join for a little bit.
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Old 23rd December 2013   #47
ian (conker)donor
 
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good point. was just about to tell you to read the OP when i looked - oops!

9am as usual?

calling digger... calling digger... calling digger...
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Old 23rd December 2013   #48
ian (conker)donor
 
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Originally Posted by Digger View Post
So it's that time again: Nine am Oxford Circus for a ride around London's famous London at it's quietest. This ride is for those who have no family or are able by dint of massive prevarications to briefly escape theirs...Who's in? I'll muddle along if wanted...
Digs
woops - i should have read it propper like!
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Old 23rd December 2013   #49
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it'd be good if we can get going by 9.15 or so, tis cold waiting at Oxford circus, and it's nice to ride around before traffic and pedestrians start appearing around 10am.
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Old 23rd December 2013   #50
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I'm wondering now whether to cycle all the way in or put the bike on the car and cycle only the last few miles. (Will be a 25 mile round trip to Oxford Circus). I've done so few miles over the past six weeks and am still carrying a shoulder injury so I'm getting a bit worried. #weakling
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