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    Cool 6th Annual Xmas Idle

    The clocks haven't gone back yet, however the first leaf has fallen from the trees ........so must be time for Christmas

    The Idle Beggars cordially invite you to join us for another Idle Christmas
    This years trip will be on Saturday 16th December
    It will be over the favoured route starting at Old London Rd West Drayton and Ending at Chainbridge lane. A comfortable 10 ish miles downhill.
    Under normal conditions this is an easy river for anyone comfortable in moving water.
    Please note there are 3 tiny weirs to negotiate and a slightly larger one at Hallcroft which can be portaged if you don't like the look of it.
    water levels will be monitored and we will move the put in to Retford if too high. We will aim for an early start time and hopefully on the water for about 9 to complete before it gets dark.

    This trip comes with bacon butties fitted as standard, a veggie option will be provided, but let me know
    Please be on the lookout for the bl*@dy penguin ......he sneaked by security last time.
    Camping may be available approx. a mile from the put in............this was generously made available last year by one of the Beggars, hopefully I will be able to confirm one way or the other in the near future.

    This post code will take you to Old London Rd DN22 8ED ........about 1/2 mile from the put in.

    [IMG]1 put in by Bren Mayo, on Flickr[/IMG]

    I look forward to seeing you all
    All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

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    I'll start a list. Copy, Paste, and add your name to the list

    mayobren
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    Yes please Bren, it wouldn't be Xmas without it!

    I'll start a list. Copy, Paste, and add your name to the list

    mayobren
    Peter R

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    Quote Originally Posted by mayobren View Post
    I'll start a list. Copy, Paste, and add your name to the list

    mayobren
    Is the trip only open to canoes? Wouldn't mind joining you but I'm between canoes atm and only have a kayak.

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    Welcome Peter & jr

    mayobren..........virtually semi-pro racer , good luck keepin up
    Peter R..............doing it all again
    jrlincoln..............in a Kayak
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    mayobren..........virtually semi-pro racer , good luck keepin up
    Peter R..............doing it all again
    jrlincoln..............in a Kayak
    Garry & Angela........would miss this swim for anything.....

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    Yes please
    mayobren..........virtually semi-pro racer , good luck keepin up
    Peter R..............doing it all again
    jrlincoln..............in a Kayak
    Garry & Angela........would miss this swim for anything....
    Gary C...................???? (no claim to fame)

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    mayobren..........virtually semi-pro racer , good luck keepin up
    Peter R..............doing it all again
    jrlincoln..............in a Kayak
    Garry & Angela........would miss this swim for anything....
    Gary C...................???? (no claim to fame)
    Broadsmam..........first-time on the idle
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    Too early for me again, but as usual may try and do something just after Christmas.
    Covering as many malmiles as possible before being distracted by the pub!

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    Welcome Garry, Angela, Gary & Robin

    mayobren..........virtually semi-pro racer , good luck keepin up
    Peter R..............doing it all again
    jrlincoln..............in a Kayak
    Garry & Angela........would miss this swim for anything....
    Gary C................... infamous
    Broadsmam..........Idle virgin
    All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

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    mayobren...................virtually semi-pro racer , good luck keepin up
    Peter R.......................doing it all again
    jrlincoln......................in a Kayak
    Garry & Angela............would miss this swim for anything....
    Gary C....................... infamous
    Broadsmam.................Idle virgin
    Cankay & Jewels666..... ...


    Camping may be available approx
    Interesting .... very interesting.

    This trip comes with bacon butties fitted as standard
    If I ask Ben's mum nicely, wonder if I can get mine with flapjack - yell if you need a hand with kitchen duties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cankay.org.uk View Post
    If I ask Ben's mum nicely, wonder if I can get mine with flapjack - yell if you need a hand with kitchen duties.
    You could put it up Juliets end of the boat ....help balance it...............oh wait........that would be a trip hazard

    mayobren...................virtually semi-pro racer , good luck keepin up
    Peter R.......................doing it all again
    jrlincoln......................in a Kayak
    Garry & Angela............would miss this swim for anything....
    Gary C....................... infamous
    Broadsmam.................Idle virgin
    Cankay & Jewels666.....Jewels999 & Captain Slow
    Last edited by mayobren; 23rd-October-2017 at 04:51 PM.
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    Oh yeah, Oh yeah




    Well I suppose it beats Capt'n Sh..head.

    Guess this means I'm gonna need to bung the Barrow race organisers a tenner to get my time reduced by 10mins, and then, come November, we'll see who the Capt'n Slow is!

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    mayobren...................virtually semi-pro racer , good luck keepin up
    Peter R.......................doing it all again
    jrlincoln......................in a Kayak
    Garry & Angela............would miss this swim for anything....
    Gary C....................... infamous
    Broadsmam.................Idle virgin
    Cankay & Jewels666.....Jewels999 & Captain Slow
    Jimmyads (if i can get time off work)
    If in doubt, hit it with a hammer!!

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    Camping will be available, for the Hardy amongst you

    Hope to see you Jimmy

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyads View Post
    mayobren...................virtually semi-pro racer , good luck keepin up
    Peter R.......................doing it all again
    jrlincoln......................in a Kayak
    Garry & Angela............would miss this swim for anything....
    Gary C....................... infamous
    Broadsmam.................Idle virgin
    Cankay & Jewels666.....Jewels999 & Captain Slow
    Jimmyads (if i can get time off work)
    All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

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    Huzzah, sign me up please :-)

    mayobren...................virtually semi-pro racer , good luck keepin up
    Peter R.......................doing it all again
    jrlincoln......................in a Kayak
    Garry & Angela............would miss this swim for anything....
    Gary C....................... infamous
    Broadsmam.................Idle virgin
    Cankay & Jewels666.....Jewels999 & Captain Slow
    Jimmyads (if i can get time off work)
    Bobbing Ben................Will be conducting a proper slip risk assessment of the launch site this time
    I refuse to let the fact that I haven't got a clue what I'm doing hold me back in any aspect of my life.

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    Hi Bren,
    Would it be ok to invite a group from Sheffield along again? Haven't been able to make it for a couple of years so looking forward to seeing everyone again.
    Cheers,
    Neil

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    Hey up Neil
    You'll all be wecome!
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    mayobren...................virtually semi-pro racer , good luck keepin up
    Peter R.......................doing it all again
    jrlincoln......................in a Kayak
    Garry & Angela............would miss this swim for anything....
    Gary C....................... infamous
    Broadsmam.................Idle virgin
    Cankay & Jewels666.....Jewels999 & Captain Slow
    Jimmyads (if i can get time off work)
    Bobbing Ben................Will be conducting a proper slip risk assessment of the launch site this time
    Geoff and bow paddler (possibly me!)

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    mayobren...................virtually semi-pro racer , good luck keepin up ... could attach a drogue
    Peter R.......................doing it all again
    jrlincoln......................in a Kayak

    Garry & Angela............would miss this swim for anything.... shouldn't that be wouldn't?

    Gary C....................... infamous

    Broadsmam.................Idle virgin ... but is he sending his mum?

    Cankay & Jewels666.....Jewels999 & Captain Slow

    Jimmyads (if i can get time off work)

    Bobbing Ben................Will be conducting a proper slip risk assessment of the launch site this time

    Geoff and bow paddler (possibly Tykey!)

    Potty ........................ ???

    DCUK
    Can't ytpe or roopf read

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    "Garry & Angela............would miss this swim for anything.... shouldn't that be wouldn't?"

    yes and yes "Potty Paddler". Yes i would do anything to miss this swim or indeed the rock (as in previous video footage) and yes it should have said" wouldn't ".......but nevertheless, i am hoping to stay upright this year...


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    Welcome Potty, Geoff and Tykey
    Quote Originally Posted by Potty Paddler View Post

    mayobren...................virtually semi-pro racer , good luck keepin up ... could attach a drogue
    Peter R.......................doing it all again
    jrlincoln......................in a Kayak

    Garry & Angela............would miss this swim for anything.... shouldn't that be wouldn't?

    Gary C....................... infamous

    Broadsmam.................Idle virgin ... but is he sending his mum?

    Cankay & Jewels666.....Jewels999 & Captain Slow

    Jimmyads (if i can get time off work)

    Bobbing Ben................Will be conducting a proper slip risk assessment of the launch site this time

    Geoff and bow paddler (possibly Tykey!) doing for cuisine wot Brexit did for the pound

    Potty ........................ Grandma police
    Don't let Potty put you off Gaz..... You swim if you want!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mayobren View Post
    Welcome Potty, Geoff and Tykey

    Don't let Potty put you off Gaz..... You swim if you want!
    Don't do it Gaz ... I need to save the film for Bren
    DCUK
    Can't ytpe or roopf read

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    ok, will both go down at the same time, one video, two / three swimmers.....but i'm thinking of taking the solway....sailing is more fun and ive not fallen out of it yet.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chameleon View Post
    ok, will both go down at the same time, one video, two / three swimmers.....but i'm thinking of taking the solway....sailing is more fun and ive not fallen out of it yet.....
    Brill ... but just in case I might bring two cameras
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    I am considering getting up very early and joining you. Is 9.0@clock start when you hope to start, or start the shuttle or start to think about starting in true SOTP manner? It seems more fun and a better return on investment than the Race, a trifle further south, but much shorter.

    Impcanoe

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