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2012-06-20 - Midsummer Madness, Cutty Sark to Primrose Hill
 
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Old 1st May 2012   #151
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Last year was so much fun, I'll defo be up for this again!

xxx
Glad to hear it! x
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Old 1st May 2012   #152
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forgot to ask, what's the date?
All jokes aside, I got the dates confused for this last year, so might be worth making it crystal exactly what date/night this ride leaves on, just in case *someone* else gets confused ; )

As for cafe recommendations, there is the legendary Regency Cafe in Pimilico/SW1 that I would recommend. Insanely good grub and quite an experience..http://russelldavies.typepad.com/ate...y_cafe_17.html

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Old 1st May 2012   #153
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@ Poots. That looks like a good place but would they be willing to open up an hour or two earlier than norm?

I'm in for this year's ride too :-).
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Old 2nd May 2012   #154
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I could ask...how many people would be eating - any idea?
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Old 2nd May 2012   #155
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Me!!!
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Old 3rd May 2012   #156
ian (conker)donor
 
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BREAKFAST LIST:

1. cafewanda
2. conker (ian) - sausage, bacon, eggs, tomatoes, toast. Tea white-no sugar


it's 2.15am as i write this, and I'm getting hungry
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Old 3rd May 2012   #157
missmouse
^ is this just for forumengers?
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Old 3rd May 2012   #158
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Am happy to sort/look into for non-forum types Miss M : )
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Old 4th May 2012   #159
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I'm so up for this.
I didn't go last year because i got totally confused with dates.
Just to check, will it be the evening of Wednesday 20th June, going into the morning of Thursday 21st June?
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Old 5th May 2012   #160
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@missmouse

actually, it was just for fun, but on reflection it's probably a good idea. you could also have a southwark/greenwhich cyclists list as well and combine all three when near the date so the cafe owner would have some sort of idea what to expect
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Old 9th May 2012   #161
missmouse
Right, we have two leaders (a couple who met on the ride actually - awww).

The ride will be similar but with the following change at the end:

2am Cutty Sark Gardens
2.30am Southwark Needle (south end of London Bridge)
3am Bar Italia 25 Frith Street
4.30am on the top of Primrose Hill
6am Regents Canal to Lock 7 in Hackney (I know they would lay on
something special for us)

Exciting!

Alex
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Old 9th May 2012   #162
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I'm up for this this year. Need to organise getting home exhausted as the kid wakes up but it'll be worth it.
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Old 9th May 2012   #163
missmouse
Bring the kid? Not the same but people have brought their dogs in the past.
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Old 10th May 2012   #164
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Originally Posted by missmouse View Post
Right, we have two leaders (a couple who met on the ride actually - awww).

The ride will be similar but with the following change at the end:

2am Cutty Sark Gardens
2.30am Southwark Needle (south end of London Bridge)
3am Bar Italia 25 Frith Street
4.30am on the top of Primrose Hill
6am Regents Canal to Lock 7 in Hackney (I know they would lay on
something special for us)

Exciting!

Alex
Just to get this *TOTALLY* clear in my brane, midsummer day is June 24th, right? So the ride leaves at 2am on the 24th, which is a sunday?

Awesome! Time for a list? Please!!

1. missmouse
2. la poots
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Old 10th May 2012   #165
missmouse
^ NO!!!!

The ride is in the early hours of the longest day, which this year is Wednesday 20 June. (It was 21 June last year.)

Axx

Last edited by missmouse; 12th May 2012 at 19:04. Reason: added day of week
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Old 10th May 2012   #166
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See! Exactly why clarification is needed ; )
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Old 12th May 2012   #167
missmouse
So, list for Wednesday 20 June:

1. midsummermouse
2. la poots

If you add your name, you have to add a fact (or fantasy) about Summer Solstice:

The only moon of Midsummer is the Honey Moon, a time when the hives are harvested for honey. Fermented honey is the ancient drink of the Gods, known as mead, and customarily drunk at wedding parties. The roots of the modern day "honeymoon" survive in current customs.

Last edited by missmouse; 12th May 2012 at 23:27. Reason: Wednesday 20 June Wednesday 20 June Wednesday 20 June!!!
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Old 12th May 2012   #168
missmouse
^ you don't have to btw :)
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Old 12th May 2012   #169
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Please do! Last year was so much fun - especially the fry-up at the end. If you could organise a more exciting dawn, then it would be perfect.

K
Exactly.

Miss M,
Just to clarify again the date of the ride (seeing as you put down Wed and Thursday within a few posts of each other- I realise they were a few days apart, :-) Is the ride this year the night of Tues 19th? So actually starting at 2 am on Wednesday 20th? Since you said the 20th is actually the longest day this year?
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Old 12th May 2012   #170
missmouse
Well done for spotting my deliberate mistake ;) (tired, rushing, distracted by DD...)

Yes, it's 2am-6am weds 20th!

Thanks!!
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Old 13th May 2012   #171
tonyme
is this trip just for the ladies?
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Old 13th May 2012   #172
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No. Everybody's welcome.
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Old 13th May 2012   #173
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1. midsummermouse
2. la poots
3. Sweats

Solstice fact: Going for a much needed wee against the perimeter fence of Stonehenge at solstice is an offence officially called: Urinating on a world heritage site.
Looking forward to this one!
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Old 13th May 2012   #174
missmouse
^ Are you taking the piss?
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Old 14th May 2012   #175
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mEGA lolz
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Old 14th May 2012   #176
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FACT: Summer Solstice (2005) starred Jacqueline Bisset, Lara-Joy Körner and Jan Niklas

RIDE LIST:
1. midsummermouse
2. la poots
3. Sweats
4. ian (conker)

BREAKFAST LIST:
1. cafewanda
2. conker (ian)
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Old 15th May 2012   #177
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BREAKFAST LIST:
1.
2. conker (ian)

I'm out. I'm afraid. Will be up in Scotland.
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Old 16th May 2012   #178
missmouse
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Originally Posted by ian (conker) View Post
FACT: Summer Solstice (2005) starred Jacqueline Bisset, Lara-Joy Körner and Jan Niklas

RIDE LIST:
1. midsummermouse
2. la poots
3. Sweats
4. ian (conker)

BREAKFAST LIST:
1. cafewanda
2. conker (ian)
Nice fact!

You not coming to Lock 7 for brekkie with the rest of us then?
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Old 16th May 2012   #179
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Will be there.

FACT: I don't like lists.
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Old 16th May 2012   #180
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RIDE LIST:
1. midsummermouse
2. la poots
3. Sweats
4. ian (conker)

BREAKFAST LIST:
1. poots - swoooping in at number 1
2. conker (ian)
3. midsummermurdermouse
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Old 16th May 2012   #181
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RIDE LIST:
1. midsummermouse
2. la poots
3. Sweats
4. ian (conker)

BREAKFAST LIST:
1. poots - swoooping in at number 1
2. conker (ian)
3. midsummermurdermouse
4. Sweats
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Old 16th May 2012   #182
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Originally Posted by missmouse View Post
Nice fact!

You not coming to Lock 7 for brekkie with the rest of us then?
I thought the "breakie list" was for those wanting to partake in breakfast - silly me. Yes, I will be devouring breakfast at Lock 7
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Old 16th May 2012   #183
missmouse
Cool beans. Then we only need* the one RIDE LIST I reckon.

Bruce, your so-called fact is rubbish. I am adding you:

RIDE LIST:
1. midsummermouse
2. la poots
3. Sweats
4. ian (conker)
5. itsbahhumbugbruce

*using the term 'need' loosely
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Old 31st May 2012   #184
alexrbarlow
This looks awesome, if I can get a late morning I'm up for this as it finishes nearish me..

Not sure about getting to Cutty Sark in the wee hours though..
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Old 10th June 2012   #185
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in with a spin!
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Old 10th June 2012   #186
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RIDE LIST:
1. midsummermouse
2. la poots
3. Sweats
4. ian (conker)
5. itsbahhumbugbruce
6. stompy (I might be able to lead the ride from CS to LB)
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Old 10th June 2012   #187
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^ blimey, even i, as a confirmed 'far norther' know the way from cs to lb!
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Old 10th June 2012   #188
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I meant I have experience in herding cats along this route.
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Old 10th June 2012   #189
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RIDE LIST:
1. midsummermouse
2. la poots
3. Sweats
4. ian (conker)
5. itsbahhumbugbruce
6. stompy (I might be able to lead the ride from CS to LB)
7. what? ok.


Love night rides.
Would be up for breakfast at the Regency, used to be my regular..
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Old 11th June 2012   #190
missmouse
^ Where's the Regency?
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Old 11th June 2012   #191
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No-where near primrose hill.

chelsea
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Old 11th June 2012   #192
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1. midsummermouse
2. la poots
3. Sweats
4. ian (conker)
5. itsbahhumbugbruce
6. stompy (I might be able to lead the ride from CS to LB)
7. what? ok.
8. Linkpin Solstice

The word solstice comes from Latin solstitium or sol (the sun) + -stit-, -stes (standing). The summer solstice occurs when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer, which is located at 23.5° latitude North.
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Old 11th June 2012   #193
missmouse
^ Nice factoid Linkpin.

Whatok, why you no join us for breakfast on the canal? I will even adopt my best Chelsea accent for you :)
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Old 11th June 2012   #194
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Sounds good! I only mentioned the regency because someone else did way up there somewhere..
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Old 11th June 2012   #195
missmouse
I should probably post the route again as I can't edit the OP:

Right, we have two leaders - Dick and Lu.

The ride will be similar as in previous years but with the following change at the end:

2am Cutty Sark Gardens
2.30am Southwark Needle (south end of London Bridge)
3am Bar Italia 25 Frith Street
4.30am on the top of Primrose Hill
6am Regents Canal to Lock 7 in Hackney (they will lay on something special for us)

Alex
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Old 12th June 2012   #196
Linkpin
Balls, they've just changed my contract at work. So on the downside, I can't come on the whole ride. On the plus side, I'll be starting work at half sevenish just round the corner from Lock 7, so I could join the ride at Primrose Hill if that's acceptable?

1. midsummermouse
2. la poots
3. Sweats
4. ian (conker)
5. itsbahhumbugbruce
6. stompy (I might be able to lead the ride from CS to LB)
7. what? ok.
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Old 13th June 2012   #197
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people! This is absolutley "baked beans" ! Is actually at night? Are u all lot unemployed? In the other
hand im jealous! Cos i cant do it! Cant make it! I need my sweet sleep! Sweet kitty furry kitty! Purrrrr purrrr purrr!
Out with a doubt!
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Old 13th June 2012   #198
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^ yes bearfoot, it is at night and most people (I believe) arrange not to work the following day.

Anyway, what's with the "Sweet kitty furry kitty! Purrrrr purrrr purrr!"? Bears don't pur, they growl
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Old 13th June 2012   #199
missmouse
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Balls, they've just changed my contract at work. So on the downside, I can't come on the whole ride. On the plus side, I'll be starting work at half sevenish just round the corner from Lock 7, so I could join the ride at Primrose Hill if that's acceptable?

1. midsummermouse
2. la poots
3. Sweats
4. ian (conker)
5. itsbahhumbugbruce
6. stompy (I might be able to lead the ride from CS to LB)
7. what? ok.
Perfectly acceptable. You can bring hot coffee!
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Old 13th June 2012   #200
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^
NB I shall be working the next day, but probably start 2 or 3 hrs later than normal - I'll just make sure I'm not working at the top of my 8.5mtr ladder
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