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    Ah "humour" - 'tis such a funny old thing. ...

    Ah "humour" - 'tis such a funny old thing.

    Some deffo stands the test of time: I can still watch Not the Nine O'clock News and laugh out loud :D
  2. Sure I've seen that map before somewhere :-) ...

    Sure I've seen that map before somewhere :-)

    Count me in.

    Cankay (Jon)
  3. oooo not long now ... been down to the local...

    oooo not long now ... been down to the local 'pound shop' for some Halloween tat already...

    have the Fri pm off work so hope to arrive in time to get tents up in daylight ... looking forward to...
  4. Not quite sure what "tog" means but the official...

    Not quite sure what "tog" means but the official max load weight is 75kg. I suspect we were closer to the 90kg mark though incl. the extra wide bars. Suspect Mr Insurance would have taken a dim view...
  5. No worries Mike, you missed an even shorter than...

    No worries Mike, you missed an even shorter than usual "short paddle" - hopefully the remainder of the series will be the full 20(ish) mins!
  6. but we did get to see two otters too :-)

    but we did get to see two otters too :-)
  7. [FONT=&]Just in case anyone is wondering, I've...

    [FONT=&amp]Just in case anyone is wondering, I've checked with the organisers, as there is deffo water in them there rivers... and fields ... and roads:



    So I'm planning on popping up in the...
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    Good call! Much loved and respected for the...

    Good call! Much loved and respected for the ordeal we put it through, but not really a racer is it
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    Can be done solo, but the OC3 approach does I...

    Can be done solo, but the OC3 approach does I suspect make it a whole lot more fun. Ben and I have done tandem, which went pretty well too - think solo would be a slog, but maybe one day .... (Best...
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    So a little catch up post. Unfortunately I...

    So a little catch up post.


    Unfortunately I was unable to attend the last RDT meeting as I was still in Ireland post Liffey-ing. We did try to Skype in whilst driving across country, but could...
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    and with Bren grabbing gunnels in every one :-)....

    and with Bren grabbing gunnels in every one :-).

    I can indeed confirm we are very tasty :-).

    Not really much to add to the excellent bit of bloggage by Bren.

    At a personal level I'm...
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    W3W in the news again ...

    W3W in the news again

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49754820

    Have to say we found it useful in our recent Ireland jollies.
  13. Barrow Upon Soar Winter Race Series 2019-2020

    Hi All,

    I've not seen the usual flyer yet, but in case anyone is interested, the dates are:

    5th October, 23rd November, 14th December, 18th January, 29th February and 21st March.... "More...
  14. As kinda asked by no one, here are the answers to...

    As kinda asked by no one, here are the answers to the 'stills quiz' ;)

    http://cankay.org.uk/images/SOTP/BigMeet2019/filmStillsAnswers.png
  15. Hi All, Jewels666 asked me to add a request...

    Hi All,

    Jewels666 asked me to add a request here for anyone at the Big Meet whom she did not manage to hand over a Soar Tour sticker, to send her a PM with your postal address and needed numbers...
  16. Job lot of Fri-Sat photos. The weekend...

    Job lot of Fri-Sat photos.

    The weekend included some paddling, mozzies, changeable weather, some most excellent silliness, but mostly its about the people who popped along that made for sun a fun...
  17. Sticky: We deffo appreciate all the nice words :-). ...

    We deffo appreciate all the nice words :-).

    I'll add a more formal 'closing' summary here in a day or two, when I've stopped yawning so much ;).
    More than happy if someone wants to start a bit of...
  18. Sticky: Thx Mark, sorry not replied sooner...been a tad...

    Thx Mark, sorry not replied sooner...been a tad busy. Soggy Fri evening, but like to think weekend went ok 😀
  19. Sticky: Hi Nick, Absolutely fine, great you can make...

    Hi Nick,

    Absolutely fine, great you can make it!
    See you Sat!


    All:
    Small call out for tarp-age, and wood - kinda bring what you can, esp those arriving Fri.
    Chances are they may be a wee...
  20. Sticky: Hi Tony. You are most welcome to join us...

    Hi Tony.

    You are most welcome to join us whatever day/time works best for you. Although we have a general timing plan for the weekend, we may need to be flexible around the weather. That said,...
  21. Sticky: Great to read the enthusiastic posts still :)....

    Great to read the enthusiastic posts still :). Alas all the planning in the world can't overcome the weather!

    There are loop choices around 2,5,8,11 miles so plenty of choices to cater for...
  22. Managed to make it round the Mountsorrel loop -...

    Managed to make it round the Mountsorrel loop - despite jumping out my skin as a stealth kayaker spoke up behind my whilst I was busying trimming back the overhangs.

    Slightly less friendly chap...
  23. Sticky: Facilities depart Monday, however I don't have a...

    Facilities depart Monday, however I don't have a fixed time, but they will be on site overnight on Sun.


    Nice on John, great to see you whenever you arrive, although I'm not sure you've picked...
  24. Sticky: Quick list tidy up and I think we're currently...

    Quick list tidy up and I think we're currently looking at:

    Interested Peeps:

    Cankay (Jon) Fri-Sun
    carbon (John).
    Jonah aka +1
    Jewels666 (Juliet) Fri-Sun
    bigyellowtractor (Friday to Sunday...
  25. All a bit windy today. So going for a plan B -...

    All a bit windy today. So going for a plan B - launch from the waterside 10ish & just to the Mountsorrel loop - minimise windy open canals.
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