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Old 2005-05-29, 05:47 PM   #1
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British Muni Weekend. Whos going?

well, as the title says, who is going? and is the it any good? i've never been to one before.

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Old 2005-05-29, 07:53 PM   #2
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I'm going, and yes they are great fun, my first muni weekend was last year and it was great to be with people who didn't consider my hobby strange.
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Old 2005-05-29, 11:07 PM   #3
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British what weekend now?! When? Nobody tells me anything...

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Old 2005-05-29, 11:55 PM   #4
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On a more serious note...

I've had a few emails asking whether there's an age limit for the weekend. To (hopefully) clear up any confusion:

There's no age limit for the muni weekend - BUT - remember that unlike a unimeet or convention there are no organisers to look after you; you must be able to look after yourselves for the entire weekend, from camping and eating to what to do if anything should go wrong.

The muni weekend is more like going camping with friends than a convention, so if you cannot go camping on your own you must drag along a parent or other person who will be responsible for you. There will be other people there who can lend a hand but in the end everything is at your own risk.

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Old 2005-05-31, 03:39 PM   #5
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Just to get this to the top of the page where all UK MUni-ers can see it, get yourself along, you know you want to!!

As mentioned on the other thread, we are going to have some disposable BBQs to do dinner for the saturday night [weather permitting of course!!] so bring along sausages, burgers, veggie food, whatever you want and I'm sure we'll find a place to chuck it on for you!! This is of course, for those who know me, if you trust my cooking

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Old 2005-05-31, 04:09 PM   #6
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I'm going, but I can only make the Saturday. What time are you meeting in Holford Phil?
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Old 2005-05-31, 04:18 PM   #7
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I'll be there, hopefully, although I'm still achey from a lap of Cwmcarn on Sunday (in the slow group )
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Old 2005-05-31, 05:29 PM   #8
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I'm going, but I can only make the Saturday. What time are you meeting in Holford Phil?
Probably around 10-ish I should think. There's a very good tea'n'cake room in Holford, so if anyone is late it's hardly a catastrophe... Drop someone a line if you end up being earlier or later.

Cwmcarn? Funky. I still haven't muni-ed that, just on two wheels earlier this year. With reeeeeaaally powerful binoculars you might have been able to see me on Sunday; I was just over the Bristol Channel riding from sea level to the top of the highest point in Somerset, Dunkery Beacon on Exmoor. Cor blimey was it steep...

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Old 2005-05-31, 08:31 PM   #9
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Thanks Phil. I should be able to make it for 10 no problem.

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Old 2005-05-31, 08:35 PM   #10
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does anyone know if any kids are going. me and matt bennett are camping. alick, manj, butty and possibly gary, matt mcarthur and bishop are coming on the saturday, going home and coming back on the sunday. has there been any kids in the past?

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Old 2005-05-31, 08:58 PM   #11
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does anyone know if any kids are going.
My kids are definitely staying at home. The youngest rider I remember was probably aged around 10 (this was a couple of years back), his dad is also a rider. He struggled on Snowdon and they turned back relatively early.

Last year there were some mid-teens, I am not sure how many because I joined the longer route on the first day of which Phil was probably the youngest! Again on the Sunday the group I rode in had no teenagers as we did a long ride.

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Old 2005-05-31, 09:12 PM   #12
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What time is everyone planning to arrive on Friday night, and which pub are we meeting up in? (I'm assuming we're meeting in a pub, sounds about right). Will there be parking at the campsite and is the pub a uniiable distance away?

Phil, could you could PM me some contact details to help with In-Pub recognition? I haven't met any of you before so I might end up wandering round the pub asking everyone "Excuse me, BMW?" and get some funny looks.

Thanks lads.

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Old 2005-05-31, 09:43 PM   #13
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I think people will be accumulating throughout the day; Adam and I are planning to get there early afternoon for a bit of a bike (eeeeeek!) reccy around the place, with most people arriving at some point in the evening.

Part of our reconnaissance mission will be to find which pub is the nicest. There appear to be two, the same distance from the campsite but in opposite directions. I've heard good things about the one in Holford, so there is the most likely candidate. They are both a rideable distance, which is handy as this is generally the chosen mode of transport. There is plenty of room for cars at the campsite.

I'll have my phone on me, so give me a ring when you get there; my number is 07813 443394. If you end up wandering round a pub you'll probably be able to see lots of helmets and helmet-hair...

It'll be great to meet you!

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Old 2005-06-01, 08:33 AM   #15
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Wee... muni weekend!!

OK, now that excitement has calmed a little...

Rob: I PMed you about your previous offer of a lift from Bristol... is that still there?

I'm coming down on Saturday and staying to Sunday, from Bath. If anyone is driving down past Bristol or Taunton etc it would be great to have a lift - riding 50 odd miles on a muni with luggage isn't the most fun thing in the world...

See you guys soon

P.S. Don't tell phil, but I've been riding in Nant-yr-Arian this week already, and plan to do it again on Friday
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