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Old 07-31-08, 03:39 AM   #1
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Hyde Park Ride Out - August 08

Just wondering if the Star chamber has met in secret yet to agree a date for the August London pootle.
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one on aug 24th check sesamecrunch's excellent advanture thread
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I shall endeavour to be there on Sunday 3rd Aug, 10:30.

First Sunday of the month is stated clearly in the spurious tome known as the Hyde Park Folding Bicycle Club Handbook [First Edition] [Faber (the other Faber didn't want to know)] (extraordinary meetings excepted)

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Nigel's buying the tea!
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[QUOTE=nigelme;7173719]I shall endeavour to be there on Sunday 3rd Aug, 10:30./QUOTE]

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Hmm, is this an official meeting, has it been ratified by the star chamber, was white smoke actually seen coming from the chimney of Snafu Towers ? Perhaps it is a sort of tribute meeting, orgainised by some of our ex-colonial cousins, in the same reverential tone as the Kounterfeit Kinks, Bootleg Beatles, & Pink Boyd.
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Good Man !
I hope you can make it Sir Diode on your Marvellous Mezzo; I will be on my Magical Moulton.
Also Mulleady on his Mooted Gazelle (darn, run out of alliterations)
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Hmm, is this an official meeting, has it been ratified by the star chamber, was white smoke actually seen coming from the chimney of Snafu Towers ?
The Hyde Park Folding Bicycle Club Handbook states regarding extraordinary meetings in chapter 23, paragraph 32, and I quote 'Uh! If you want!'. So seems it is allowed.
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Diode on a Mezzo? It wasn't you who whisked past me under the bridge on Farringdon Street under Holborn Viaduct on Tuesday was it? I was the guy too big for my Downtube Mini, wearing chinos and a dark shirt, you were on a chocolate brown Mezzo, I think (I was too interested in the bike to notice the colour or what you were wearing....)
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Snafu will be present.

Could someone kindly fax our order for buns down to the kitchens to avoid the bleakest of disappointments?

I shall bring my newly fubar'd Hammerhead, if it fits in my new roller-skate of a 'car'.

As Whipper-In (unelected) I refer Non-Attendees to the Scale of Penalties detailed in para 14, page 216 of the Society Handbook; if you're unable to attend kindly PM me with your Bank details.

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24 th August is the bank holiday sunday, hyde park will be heaving with humanity. Folding bike riders will need all their inate super powers to get throught the throng.
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Diode? Do I take it that means it wasn't you?
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Diode on a Mezzo? It wasn't you who whisked past me under the bridge on Farringdon Street under Holborn Viaduct on Tuesday was it? I was the guy too big for my Downtube Mini, wearing chinos and a dark shirt, you were on a chocolate brown Mezzo, I think (I was too interested in the bike to notice the colour or what you were wearing....)
No Sammy it wasn't me, I was in milan tuesday, and mine is a sort of kingfisher blue. didnt know they did a chocolate brown one. Must be difficult to get rational business wear to co-ordinte with downtube mini green !
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I'm not big on the co-ordinating thing, to be honest, but I'm sure I could get a twin-set and pearls that would match nicely......
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...if you're unable to attend kindly PM me with your Bank details.
Thank you.
Always with the Scams; why don't you get an honest job like Politician...or Journalist?

I look forward to seeing you.
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I'm not big on the co-ordinating thing, to be honest, but I'm sure I could get a twin-set and pearls that would match nicely......
Actually, if i saw someone riding a DT Mini in London, i'd be tempted to mug them and make off with it, provided they were smaller than me of course, might even leave 299 pounds in their pocket by way of compensation.
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You know that I can sell you a brand spanking Downtube Mini? Right? Simply by following the link in my signature? I'm 6'3 and round 18 stone however, so I don't recommend the mugging approach. Now imagine me in the twin set and pearls, on the bike.....
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I'm 6'3 and round 18 stone however, so I don't recommend the mugging approach. Now imagine me in the twin set and pearls, on the bike.....
Yeh, I know you are, it was just banter, honest ! I'd never ride past someone on an interesting folder with out stopping and engaging in converstion though, folder riders are Kings of The Road, without a doubt.

Might i suggest, when sporting the twin set and pearls, you switch to a pink Mezzo mount, still, surprisingly in plentiful supply at dealers !

Have you brought in any more DT Mini's is the duty & tax situation any clearer ?
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I've just sold my first - it's on its way to Belgium. I don't think there's any way we can avoid the duty following it (at least none that I can find), but I think we can confidently predict the total price!
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24 th August is the bank holiday sunday, hyde park will be heaving with humanity. Folding bike riders will need all their inate super powers to get throught the throng.

HPFBS members start early. Most of the UK population is still drunk at 10:30 on a Sunday morning....
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What's the weather forecast for Sunday? Does my valet need to bring an umbrella, or the sun-tan lotion?
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Cloudy with sunny intervals, High 23, Low 13, changeable, moderate or good.
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You know that I can sell you a brand spanking Downtube Mini? Right? Simply by following the link in my signature? I'm 6'3 and round 18 stone however, so I don't recommend the mugging approach. Now imagine me in the twin set and pearls, on the bike.....
"The bigger they are the quicker they fall"

A good judo throw would do the job then run with the Mini
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As Whipper-In (unelected) I refer Non-Attendees to the Scale of Penalties detailed in para 14, page 216 of the Society Handbook; if you're unable to attend kindly PM me with your Bank details.
Based on this clause, I'd like to charge Snafu with a breach for non-attendance of the very first inaugral meeting of the HPFS. Please transfer the 1000 fine for this to my account asap and provide all your personal details.

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