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Old 18th November 2012   #1
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2012-12-25 - Waifs and strays VI

I've said it before;
Christmas is a tinsel covered. cabin fever inducing waste of a day. Marooned miles from your real home as you rub shoulders with people to whom you're genetically similar.

If you're opting for a more civilised Festive season, safe in the confines of Zones 1-6, why not join people whom you share a common interest rather than a common name?
The ride as always will be a loosely defined route taking in some old favourites like Regent's Park inner circle as well as spending a couple of hours riding the roads that are usually gridlocked.

Meet at Oxford circus at 8:30 for a 09:00 leave.

Links to previous years:
One
Two
Three
Four
Five

List:
1) Brave

It may seem odd for me to start a list with some one else's name so let me take the time to come clean.
Thank you for the memories of Christmases well mis-spent but it's time for me to move on to try some new things on the most redundant of holidays.
This year Brave is taking over the reigns and will (hopefully) do so for future years. If anything this should give you even more incentive to join in as Brave is a far nicer, more socially apt individual than I.

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Old 18th November 2012   #2
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1) Brave
2) Sparky (unless I do the Christmas Day Parkrun)
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Old 18th November 2012   #3
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1) Brave
2) Sparky (unless I do the Christmas Day Parkrun)
3) Shoosh
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Old 18th November 2012   #4
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1) Brave
2) Sparky (unless I do the Christmas Day
Parkrun)
3) Shoosh
4) ian (conker)


wow! brackets as opposed to the usual period. what is this forum coming to?????
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Old 18th November 2012   #5
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1) Brave
2) Sparky (unless I do the Christmas Day
Parkrun)
3) Shoosh
4) ian (conker)
5) cliveo
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Old 18th November 2012   #6
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1) Brave
2) Sparky (unless I do the Christmas Day
Parkrun)
3) Shoosh
4) ian (conker)
5) cliveo
6) middleofnowhere
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Old 18th November 2012   #7
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1) Brave
2) Sparky (unless I do the Christmas Day
Parkrun)
3) Shoosh
4) ian (conker)
5) cliveo
6) middleofnowhere
7. DJ and Harry the Hound in tow
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Old 18th November 2012   #8
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1) Brave
2) Sparky (unless I do the Christmas Day
Parkrun)
3) Shoosh
4) ian (conker)
5) cliveo
6) middleofnowhere
7. DJ and Harry the Hound in tow
8. ChainBreaker
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Old 18th November 2012   #9
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1) Brave
2) Sparky (unless I do the Christmas Day
Parkrun)
3) Shoosh
4) ian (conker)
5) cliveo
6) middleofnowhere
7. DJ and Harry the Hound in tow
8. ChainBreaker
9. Ho (Ho Ho!)
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Old 19th November 2012   #10
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Average speed will be 30kmph.

Skinsuits will be compulsory..
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Old 19th November 2012   #11
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not sure the dog wants to be dressed in lycra
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Old 19th November 2012   #12
HoKedonor
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Old 19th November 2012   #13
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That's the spirit HoKe..
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Old 19th November 2012   #14
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This is a ride I'd love to join. Might just do my own one where I am. Suffolk lanes will be quieter than ever that day.
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Old 19th November 2012   #15
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1) Brave
2) Sparky (unless I do the Christmas Day
Parkrun)
3) Shoosh
4) ian (conker)
5) cliveo
6) middleofnowhere
7. DJ and Harry the Hound in tow
8. ChainBreaker
9. Ho (Ho Ho!)
10. Marky
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Old 19th November 2012   #16
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1) Brave
2) Sparky (unless I do the Christmas Day Parkrun)
3) Shoosh
4) ian (conker)
5) cliveo
6) middleofnowhere
7. DJ and Harry the Hound in tow
8. ChainBreaker
9. Ho (Ho Ho!)
10) Marky
11) Cafewanda
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Old 19th November 2012   #17
JAH tim
Greetings folks,
This is one of the best rides the forum puts on.
If you are free come on down. It is worth it just to see Oxford Circus and Camden completely empty.
Even if you celebrate Christmas, it is a great way to build up an appetite for lunch...
Peace and Love,
Tim

1) Brave
2) Sparky (unless I do the Christmas Day Parkrun)
3) Shoosh
4) ian (conker)
5) cliveo
6) middleofnowhere
7. DJ and Harry the Hound in tow
8. ChainBreaker
9. Ho (Ho Ho!)
10) Marky
11) Cafewanda
12) JAH Tim
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Old 19th November 2012   #18
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1) Brave
2) Sparky (unless I do the Christmas Day Parkrun)
3) Shoosh
4) ian (conker)
5) cliveo
6) middleofnowhere
7. DJ and Harry the Hound in tow
8. ChainBreaker
9. Ho (Ho Ho!)
10) Marky
11) Cafewanda
12) JAH Tim
13) deluka
14) quaddie
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Old 20th November 2012   #19
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1) Brave
2) Sparky (unless I do the Christmas Day Parkrun)
3) Shoosh
4) ian (conker)
5) cliveo
6) middleofnowhere
7. DJ and Harry the Hound in tow
8. ChainBreaker
9. Ho (Ho Ho!)
10) Marky
11) Cafewanda
12) JAH Tim
13) deluka
14) quaddie
15) Hairnet

Got to be more fun than hanging around with my family.

Conker, havn't you got a family?
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Old 20th November 2012   #20
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It doesn't have to be an either/or thing with family. Some will make a full day of it some will head off early. I'll be turning up, riding a bit and watching a few punctures being repaired before sodding off round the olds for drinking and fighting.
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Old 20th November 2012   #21
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Hopefully be doing half of this again before riding to Bourne End and arriving just in time for lunch to devour everything before me.
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Old 22nd November 2012   #22
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@ Hairnetnic
yes i do have family*, and yes i would rather be on my bike thanks!

@ Cafewanda
have you bought those electrically heated gloves yet?


*may manage to drag one of my boys along to this
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Old 22nd November 2012   #23
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This sounds fun. How long is the ride roughly?
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Old 23rd November 2012   #24
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I haven't thought about the route yet really.. But it's as long or short as you like.. It will be very central London to take advantage of cruising around streets which are usually clogged with traffic every other day so just meet up and peel off any time you like really..

That all said.. No more than 2 hours.. Also.. If it's raining, snowing etc.. I won't be there..
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Old 23rd November 2012   #25
Chalfiedonor
I'll be in Hyde Park watching the swimmers, hoping someone gets hypothermia.

I might then have a potter around the park with Miriam on the back. Might be nice to meet up....
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Old 23rd November 2012   #26
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This sounds fun. How long is the ride roughly?
Depends how many times we go round Regents Park Inner Circle.
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Old 23rd November 2012   #27
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And how many punctures are suffered.
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Old 23rd November 2012   #28
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Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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Old 23rd November 2012   #29
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Or how long security at the gherkin put up with us TTing round and round the building.
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Old 23rd November 2012   #30
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@ Cafewanda
have you bought those electrically heated gloves yet?
Yes and they have been thoroughly tested. It'll be their first W&S ride :-). Oh, have heated insoles to match!
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Old 23rd November 2012   #31
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Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
the sound of the life giving air draining from the innertube
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Old 23rd November 2012   #32
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More like a shot gun.
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Old 23rd November 2012   #33
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Or how long security at the gherkin put up with us TTing round and round the building.
Plus however long it takes them to catch us with their fat little legs.
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Old 23rd November 2012   #34
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the sound of the life giving air draining from the innertube
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More like a shot gun.
Which the sound of last years record breaking puncture.. 25 metre's from Oxford circus..
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Old 23rd November 2012   #35
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That was the most epic short ride ever
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Old 23rd November 2012   #36
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Whos was it again?
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Old 23rd November 2012   #37
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Were you there?
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Old 23rd November 2012   #38
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Yes..
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Old 23rd November 2012   #39
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Bernie wasnt it?
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Old 23rd November 2012   #40
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Don't think it was bernie, it was a girl....who had repaired a puncture at the start. I Think.

By the bus stop.
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Old 23rd November 2012   #41
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Yes..
Were you there? Wow I did have a few drinks in Brixton and wobbled home. I know Dublinkev was there, mschris, bothwell, me, and italian guy and another as we were drinking in brixton. Tanya G and her grouting after the ride, and went to the second cafe at camden with the shorter queue. Missmouse, and DJ.... there were plenty of others but I'm old and my memory is not what it was.

Oh I remember chainey now.
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Old 23rd November 2012   #42
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It was Deluka. I think the pump she borrowed had an iffy gauge and overinflated it cos when it went off it nearly shattered the shop windows.
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Old 23rd November 2012   #43
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It was Deluka. I think the pump she borrowed had an iffy gauge and overinflated it cos when it went off it nearly shattered the shop windows.
And I remember you.
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Old 23rd November 2012   #44
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italian guy and another
Palu, of HHSB ride "I'm going to wheelie up Ditchling Beacon, no-one can stop me" fame, and Inkjektor, too shy to show us his tattoos even when Digger did his Mrs Doyle "go on, go on, go on, go on, go on" to persuade him
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Old 23rd November 2012   #45
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Digger, how can I forget digger.
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Old 24th November 2012   #46
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1) Brave
2) Sparky (unless I do the Christmas Day Parkrun)
3) Shoosh
4) ian (conker)
5) cliveo
6) middleofnowhere
7. DJ and Harry the Hound in tow
8. ChainBreaker
9. Ho (Ho Ho!)
10) Marky
11) Cafewanda
12) JAH Tim
13) deluka
14) quaddie
15) Hairnet
16) apollo

sounds awesome
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Old 6th December 2012   #47
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Shaping up to be a small ride this year.
I put this down to your hatred of Brave.
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Old 6th December 2012   #48
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*preens*
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Old 6th December 2012   #49
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i cant tell you two apart so it doesnt matter to me
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Old 6th December 2012   #50
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He's the one you'd take home to your parents.
I'm the one you'd cross the road to avoid on a dark night in the sleet.
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