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Summer drinks - this Saturday! See first page for details.

lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
edited July 2009 in Commuting chat
Now, as per the other SCR summer thread, the cunning plan is to have some drinks somewhere in Richmond, thereby giving people access to what is arguably the only pleasant place to ride in London.

It seems that the preferred month for this is July, so I've put up the viable dates. You'll notice that they are all weekends, I'd envisaged an afternoon thing.

You'll also notice some are missing - namely the 19th, 25th and 26th of July. These are the ones I can't do. Seeing as I'm planning, seems only fair that I can come along!

EDIT:

This was the best way I could think of to do this. Am open to ideas...

Also, if you can do any of these dates, rather like me, then pop that in a message...

ANOTHER EDIT:

The drinks are on the 18th of July, meeting midday at the coffee shop in Richmond Park, for a few laps. We'll set off at 1215, so if you miss us at the coffee shop look for a group 'not racing' and tag on for the second lap, or see if you can catch us up!

I reckon 1330/1400 at the Roebuck will be about right, and I'll aim to be there by 1330, so look for a girl in lycra with very long hair if you haven't been to one of these before. To guarantee you're not waiting by yourself shoot for 1400. Mine's a lager. :)

The Coffee Shop is in the north-eastern corner of Richmond Park, adjacent to Roehampton Gate car-park.


Google Maps Roebuck Location

There is loads of space to drink outdoors and take in the view (of the weirdos in lycra or the lovely landscape), as well as loads of railing space to lock bikes to. I'd bring a lock, but then I'm paranoid... you may not be.

What day suits best for summer drinks? 0 votes

Saturday 4th July
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Sunday 5th July
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Saturday 11th July
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Sunday 12th July
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Saturday 18th July
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A friday evening - I can't do any of the above
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A different month - June or August
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19th, 25th or 26th.
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  • hisokahisoka Posts: 575
    Put my tuppence in, would be up for 4th best as trains back on the Sunday are a bit sparce. But any Saturday is generally good I'm sure.
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  • Christophe3967Christophe3967 Posts: 1,200
    Saturdays could be better for those people travelling by PT. However some may have things on the first two Saturdays - e.g. the 4th is the 3rd Lions Test v the Saffers and the 11th is Jools Holland at Kew Gardens.
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,690
    Any sat/sun combo is good for me, could you add "i'd crawl over broken glass at the prospect of booze on the other side" option :wink:
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  • _Brun__Brun_ Posts: 1,740
    I don't know what I'm doing in two weeks time, let alone two months. My vote is cast for 'all of the above'.
  • At the moment can do all bar the 18th

    Appreciate it's a critical mass thing so if it is the 18th, enjoy........

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  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    Since we're only able to have one vote, is it worth sending LiT a PM with all the date we can do, then she can do a head count?
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,690
    Tables are all the rage ATM

    name......month.....dates
    itboffin.....any.........sat/sun

    :lol:
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  • Christophe3967Christophe3967 Posts: 1,200
    _Brun_ wrote:
    I don't know what I'm doing in two weeks time, let alone two months. My vote is cast for 'all of the above'.

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  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,921
    The weekend on 11/12th is out for me but other than that I can come and se LiTs new toy on any of the other options.
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  • stuaffstuaff Posts: 1,735
    Voted for the 18th, but happy with any of the options, subject to the whims of South West Trains' engineering schedule (nothing planned for the previous two weekends on the Portsmouth line, that week's not mentioned yet).

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  • antflyantfly Posts: 3,448
    What is this summer drinks, does it involve cycling?Can anyone come or is it just for sc`s?
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  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,921
    antfly wrote:
    What is this summer drinks, does it involve cycling?Can anyone come or is it just for sc`s?

    We welcome outsiders too, just don't expect to ride faster than/scalp LiTs and her new bike or else.
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  • lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    Yep, all and sundry are more than welcome.
  • antflyantfly Posts: 3,448
    So what goes on,drinks and cycling?How far do you go? {double entendre unintended}
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  • lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    Mostly just drinks, tbh. But this is the reason for the proposed venue - RP is a good place for cycling!
  • antflyantfly Posts: 3,448
    Right,so does everyone come on a bike or is this the first such event?
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  • lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    Second - first one was curry and beers at xmas, most people came by bike. We also have regular london beers at the morpeth arms on Millbank...
  • linsenlinsen Posts: 1,959
    I voted for the 18th as by then it will be so near the end of term I will be in serious "wind-down" mode.....

    Having done that, however, I believe I am free for most of July. And August. Yep, not a scrap fo work to do for a whole month. Every year........

    :D
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  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,146
    linsen wrote:
    I voted for the 18th as by then it will be so near the end of term I will be in serious "wind-down" mode.....

    Having done that, however, I believe I am free for most of July. And August. Yep, not a scrap fo work to do for a whole month. Every year........

    :D

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  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    linsen wrote:
    I believe I am free for most of July. And August. Yep, not a scrap fo work to do for a whole month. Every year........

    :D

    Do you work with Greg66 then? :twisted: :P
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  • SewinmanSewinman Posts: 2,131
    4-5th for me. Looks like I am in the minority though - am in Kenya in mid-july. :cry:
  • hisokahisoka Posts: 575
    Yep, all and sundry are more than welcome.

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  • linsenlinsen Posts: 1,959
    linsen wrote:
    I voted for the 18th as by then it will be so near the end of term I will be in serious "wind-down" mode.....

    Having done that, however, I believe I am free for most of July. And August. Yep, not a scrap fo work to do for a whole month. Every year........

    :D

    :evil:

    yes yes I see your anger, Let it out.

    And when you have done that, walk a mile in my shoes :wink:
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  • BassjunkieukBassjunkieuk Posts: 4,232
    cjcp wrote:
    linsen wrote:
    I believe I am free for most of July. And August. Yep, not a scrap fo work to do for a whole month. Every year........

    :D

    Do you work with Greg66 then? :twisted: :P

    Can't do she only said she doesn't work for a whole month, not a whole year!

    I'm pretty open on this so haven't voted..........no plans as far as I'm aware as July is actually one of the few months we don't have a birthday (at least in my immediate family.......)

    Was trying to persuade the wife to come along with the kids (in an effort to get the day pass) but she didn't seem to enthusiastic, any other attendees planning on bringing partner and/or kids?
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  • DonDaddyDDonDaddyD Posts: 12,689
    I'm not going to vote because I'm flexible and don't have to make any major travel plans to go on any of the dates.

    If its my God-daughter's birthday party then please accept my apologies.
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  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,146
    linsen wrote:
    linsen wrote:
    I voted for the 18th as by then it will be so near the end of term I will be in serious "wind-down" mode.....

    Having done that, however, I believe I am free for most of July. And August. Yep, not a scrap fo work to do for a whole month. Every year........

    :D

    :evil:

    yes yes I see your anger, Let it out.

    And when you have done that, walk a mile in my shoes :wink:

    But then I'll be a mile away from you, with your shoes. Barefoot walk homr for Linsen.

    Anyway, I don't walk, I cycle.
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  • Clever PunClever Pun Posts: 6,778
    I like beer

    I'm assuming some sort of picnic?
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  • Jen JJen J Posts: 1,054
    I'm racing most weekends until September now, but will try and free some space once you've fixed a date. Would be great to see you all again :D
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  • linsenlinsen Posts: 1,959
    Jen J!

    Welcome home ;-)
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  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    Jen J wrote:
    I'm racing most weekends

    And all weekend knowing the stuff you do! :)
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