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Re: On Your Virtual Bike:The Pennine Cycleway (&quiz)

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mickthemaverick wrote:
24 May 2020, 20:14
Correct on both questions Neil, I don't think I have ever come across a fortified vicarage before!!
Now I'm in the bar and pleased to see that they are still serving the sunday lunch menu. It seems from the review that it is a roast to die for so its the pork for me and plenty of crackling!!
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While I wait for Neil's suggestions on the beer I'm going to throw a few practice darts and see if I can still hit the board!! :-D
Beef for me Mick just what I was hoping for....late Sunday dinner! Northumberland leek pudding with the usual trimmings please, and some horseradish sauce. Well Mick and Bob the local beers are from Cheviot Brewery just up the road on the Ford and Etal Estate. As you might expect names are pretty much based on local features.
You will have seen a few hills on our ride today So the first out the hat of their cask ales is....
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3 pints on the way

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3 pints of Trig, or should that be 3 points of Trig?, it is then. Is anyone else joining us? Jimmy has called the pub to say he'll pop in about 9.30 for a game of pool and a beer or three! One Beef, one pork and one chicken roast ordered!! :-D

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mickthemaverick wrote:
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3 pints of Trig, or should that be 3 points of Trig?, it is then. Is anyone else joining us? Jimmy has called the pub to say he'll pop in about 9.30 for a game of pool and beer or three! One Beef, one pork and one chicken roast ordered!! :-D
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Jimmy must be staying overnight then Mick...its a long way back to Deadwater!

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I thought that when he agreed to bring up the trailers, but he asked me how else would he get his payment for the haul which is due in amber liquid, and then he reminded me that he has SuperQuad virtually capable of 3000 mph, he'll be home in minutes!! :-D

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Well currently laptop muted so I cant actually testify whether I like this or not. I do like bits of Blur , and the artwork for Park Life, but the saving grace for this video is that it has not only a p6 but a yellow P6......

Been trying to refind it for ages...



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I'm sorry to say we may have to blow out on the darts, I just had an arrow bounce out of the double 12 and fall straight into the landlady's G&T and she wasn't too impressed!! :shock: I bought her another immediately but the flights are all soggy and useless for at least an hour or so!! Not that surprising really it's been happening all over England since 1896 when the numbering system was devised:


Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 7 Number 7
Who devised the numbering system we use on a dartboard today?

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My laptop is not muted but perhaps it should have been :-D I think I prefer this Freddie ditty:


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As you mentioned the Jackson 5 last night I thought I'd post one up:

Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 7 Number 8
What is special about this track?


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Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 7 Number 7
Who devised the numbering system we use on a dartboard today?
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Fascinating read in this account https://darthelp.com/articles/why-are-t ... hat-order/
I expect the answer on the card could be Brian Gamlin but the "spoiler in a spoiler" hints that some support a case for Thomas William Buckle being a possible candidate.
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You see, many people consider the evidence for Brian Gamlin’s involvement to be insufficient and lacking. Recent research has been unable to procure a death certificate for a man named Brian Gamlin around the time of his rumored passing in 1903. Further compounding the matter is the fact that Gamlin never filed a patent for his design.

Some people believe that it was a Thomas William Buckle, wire worker by trade, who came up with the standard sequence used to this day.

Thomas Buckle is given credit by some for inventing the Yorkshire variation of the board, which is functionally identical to the standard board with the exception that it is missing the doubles and trebles sections.

Whether we owe the standard dartboard to a Brian Gamlin or a Thomas Buckle remains a contentious point with fierce supporters on both sides of the debate. My take on the matter? I believe the lack of a death certificate is nowhere near as conclusive as the Buckle supporters claim.

Especially if we take into consideration that Mr. Gamlin was said to be involved in the traveling carnival circuit, which means it is possible he may have died far away from Lancashire.

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Need another Pint so three of these on their way.

I;ve gone for something more sea-side-y. As we gaze over towards the Coast its a reminder that North Northumberland also has a tremendous coastline.

So 2nd beer choice of the night
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
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mickthemaverick wrote:
24 May 2020, 20:48

Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 7 Number 7
Who devised the numbering system we use on a dartboard today?
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Fascinating read in this account https://darthelp.com/articles/why-are-t ... hat-order/
I expect the answer on the card could be Brian Gamlin but the "spoiler in a spoiler" hints that some support a case for Thomas William Buckle being a possible candidate.

The first name is indeed the one I was looking for having not dug into it quite as deeply as you did Neil!! Food for thought there then!! :)

I've had Harbour Wall before and found it very refreshing so good choice there!! How's the beef?

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Now both Bob and I have Scots blood in us and Neil and Jimmy are true Englishmen so perhaps its time for the second Battle of Otterburn on the pool table? :-D

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My nickname at pool is "Semtex", because when I break the pack explodes. My best ever break (which I have yet to match) was six; three yellows and three reds. My opponent wandered over once everything had stopped moving and said "I wanted a game of pool, not half a game!".

I play for a pub pool team in the Monday league. I hope that I will be able to play again some time fairly soon. My cue skills have gone down to the pub without me and got lost. :D

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Now both Bob and I have Scots blood in us and Neil and Jimmy are true Englishmen so perhaps its time for the second Battle of Otterburn on the pool table? :-D
You arent expecting me to say Flodden is much nearer here.....which it is. Not sure how near we go to the site on our Day 8 route.

I dont play safe at pool so dont expect a cagey game of chess.

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Well the measure of a good meal in my book is a clean plate, and thats exactly what mine is.
I take it we are having a round of pool in between courses, I think Ive still got room for a pudding. Now in our house for some reason Sunday lunch was followed by a "milk pudding". pudding rice/tapioca that sort of thing. So just for old times sake I,m going to get them to rustle me up a bowl of frogspawn as we used to call it! and a tin of carnation milk (need I say it evaporated..of course) to pour over it.

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