• Anyone fancy an off-week Roydon or Chingford jaunt this Thursday?

    BTW do you like my football joke? I think it's funny but I know very little about football.

  • The only thing worth knowing about football is that within a year of WW2 ending, Derby County were the most successful team in the FA cup in the post war era.

    The only other thing to know is that Liverpool supporters never stop banging on about history.

  • Yes would ride, at retirement pace though. We just rode Roydon, Chingford is penciled in for next week, so how about Ingatestone then? I seem to recall its terrain is of similar accessibility.

    I didn't get the joke at all.

  • I don't get the joke either.

  • Well if you don't get it then it clearly needs a rethink.

    @cgg This is now dependent on 1) whether I now have to go to a work function tomorrow night and 2) whether my rain jacket arrives in time :(

  • 1) eugh, work
    2) bbc weather says no rain until 2300, slight headwind out, slight tailwind back. I can also volunteer my rain jacket to you if you wish.

  • Now I think you are not getting the joke.

  • Can't do tomorrow, watching the football.

  • Ok now I get the joke. I have a hard time understanding soccer!

  • Well, Ryan, as they say in kickball, "it's a game of 4 quarters and at the end of the day the team that converts the most touchdowns wins".

  • So is this going ahead tomorrow? I'm still keen.

  • I'd love to ride, if only to find out what the first joke meant, whether there was a second joke - or if the actual joke is that there was no joke at all.. but sadly I'm going to IKEA tonight.

  • I can't make it either, but can say that this gloomy weather we been having the past few days makes for very dark nights. Last night in Richmond I seriously thought the lights had gone out in London. Total darkness looking east towards the city from top of Sawyers.

  • Suddenly your joke got funnier @youramericanlover

  • That is a pretty funny but very dark joke @middleofnowhere

  • So there I was in Brickenden, on the Potter's Bar route, having a wee rest and eating a High5 sport nutrition bar with a Best Before somewhere around late November 2016 when something occurred to me.

    You see the building over the road from where I was is the one used as a polling station, and this Thursday are local elections. Now it's far from a tradition but the last few times on polling day we have run the Potter's Bar ride. We have seen Brexit, the near collapse of Labor in local elections, the narrow re-election of the Tory government. Who knows what the future may bring in these turbulent times? Would it be good to give the people something stable (and possibly strong) to hold onto

    The kicker here is that I may not even make it, semi final 2nd leg away to Club Atlético de Madrid, has me undecided. The slim possibility of witnessing a miracle, albeit on the telly, vs listening with disappointment to the radiophonic broadcast of the commentary as I try and avoid that patch of gravel before Bayford station.

    Because of this I do not feel I should autocratically impose my whim upon you. So how about a vote? I would suggest Single Transferable Vote but I can't be arsed organising that so how about we all say what we want and the person who shouts loudest wins?

  • Ha! I love a good Bar but I'm in France this week.

  • Shit. I’m also out of London this week...

  • I am also out this week...

  • Well this is going swimmingly.

  • I assume you've all sorted yourselves votes then.

  • Always happy to suffer the toblerone

  • As fate has it I'll also be away in three weeks. Anybody for an off-week next Thursday?

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