Saturday, May 28, 2011

3rd June 2011

In keeping with tradition, the first Friday of the month will be Sub-24 Friday! Last month saw two new faces join us (they're coming back, by the way!) so hopefully we can help more people lose their Sub-24 virginity this time. Remember to let us know if you intend to come, that way we can exchange phone numbers to make sure the meeting time goes smoothly.You can also vote on the right-hand panel of this blog so we can get an idea of numbers.

Talking of meeting time, this month we will meet at 17:30 at the Bemböle Shell Station.

And this time we'll be heading to Nuuksio proper: Haukkalampi. That's a 17 kms ride from Bemböle and I must warn you, it is very hilly! We will be returning towards the city the next morning after breakfast. If this particular ride feels a little daunting to you, you could take yourself and your bike onto a train to Espoon Keskus, which is very close to the Bemböle meeting point. Zuzanna is thinking of doing this so you could even meet her there if you wanted to.

Here are the essentials that you need to bring:
  • A bike
  • A tent
  • Sleeping bag and mat
  • Food to grill
  • Drinks (alcoholic or not, that's up to you) 
And this blog post usually applies to all Sub-24s but Lee will be in England this time so please find below and edited version of what you don't need (and what you do):
Charles and Lee will bring:
  • A coffee pot, coffee, milk, something for a nightcap Does anyone have a coffee pot? I don't mind bringing the coffee and stuff if there is indeed a use for it.
  • A map, swiss army knife, spoon, fork, matches and a lighter, and a first aid kit
  • Bike tools, a pump, spare inner tubes (700c and 26"), puncture repair kit
  • Oh, and a chain and padlock to lock the bikes together - helps me sleep, anyway I will just have my own lock which is a U-shape. If anyone has a longer one that would enable us to lock the bikes together, then bring it along!
Also, for the sake of ideas (or if you lose all your stuff on the ride), our victuals list looks like this:
  • Some kind of meat: sausages, chicken nuggets, something healthy
  • A loaf of bread and something to put on it, like chocolate spread
  • Speaking of chocolate, some of that too, and sweets
  • Water from the closest tap and a few luxury drinks, like beer
In honesty, we hope to share some of our food and drink, just as you hope to share some of yours. We will happily compromise on our clothes in order to pack our bikes as efficiently as possible. But we'll still bring enough whiskey for everyone to get a taste.

Having said that, bring a woolly jumper. And a sleeping bag. And a torch in case you need a wee-wee in the middle of the night... 

As usual, feel free to ask any questions below. See you on Friday!

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