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Title: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: madhair60 on May 16, 2022, 01:52:24 PM
Right, we're doing this. Here are the possible dates:

4th
11th
18th
25th

All Saturdays. We'll meet at Cambridge Blue pub, a fucking excellent watering hole with a large and high capacity garden.

Who's interested? We'll hash out the details later.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: shoulders on May 16, 2022, 02:32:00 PM
Can't do any weekend 'cept 25th, that might also be good for getting discounted advance tickets. 2nd July weekend also.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: canadagoose on May 16, 2022, 02:55:45 PM
Might manage this on whatever date you go with, even though it's over 5 hours by train. The later the better for cheaper train tickets, obviously.

Edit: Cambridge hotels are horrendously expensive aren't they? Is it easy enough to get to Stevenage in the evenings (for a cheaper hotel)?
Double Edit: Looks like it is. Might manage still.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: The Mollusk on May 16, 2022, 03:20:27 PM
Quote from: shoulders on May 16, 2022, 02:32:00 PMCan't do any weekend 'cept 25th

Same. Can't make any promises as my stag do is the weekend prior and I'm likely to be a trembling wreck after that, but if it falls on the 25th I'll do my best to be there.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: shoulders on May 16, 2022, 03:24:37 PM
Careful. Stag that.

Stag there mate.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: non capisco on May 16, 2022, 03:27:07 PM
I can also only make the 25th but up for that if that's the decided date.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: The Mollusk on May 16, 2022, 03:28:11 PM
Quote from: shoulders on May 16, 2022, 03:24:37 PMCareful. Stag that.

Stag there mate.

More like stag DON'T am I right?!!??
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: Mr_Simnock on May 16, 2022, 03:29:03 PM
Quote from: canadagoose on May 16, 2022, 02:55:45 PMMight manage this on whatever date you go with, even though it's over 5 hours by train. The later the better for cheaper train tickets, obviously.

Edit: Cambridge hotels are horrendously expensive aren't they? Is it easy enough to get to Stevenage in the evenings (for a cheaper hotel)?
Double Edit: Looks like it is. Might manage still.

(https://c.tenor.com/ZmeuDyR4qZAAAAAM/play-violin-violin.gif)
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: pigamus on May 16, 2022, 03:30:45 PM
Has there ever been a Birmingham one?
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: Mr_Simnock on May 16, 2022, 03:31:45 PM
Think so, was some time ago, organise one if you want, I wud cum
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: The Mollusk on May 16, 2022, 03:32:29 PM
Quote from: pigamus on May 16, 2022, 03:30:45 PMHas there ever been a Birmingham one?

I hung out with hummingofevil, thugler and boki at Supersonic Festival in 2019, that's got to count for something.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: shoulders on May 16, 2022, 03:32:54 PM
Quote from: pigamus on May 16, 2022, 03:30:45 PMHas there ever been a Birmingham one?


Yes, 00s CaB had several Brum meets and it was a bit of a hotbed for Chris Morris fans in general actually, but several of that crowd left the forum, at least to my knowledge.

I was pondering in the York thread it's about time maybe for a Birmingham meet. Maybe we would get on?
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: the midnight watch baboon on May 16, 2022, 03:36:19 PM
I might come. Or, I'll join you in the Blue, which is a pretty nicely expensive outlet but with a full array of tasty beers and ciders. If you remember me, tmwb, suicide attempt survivor!
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: Spoon of Ploff on May 16, 2022, 03:53:35 PM
Really thinking I'd like to attend this one.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: canadagoose on May 16, 2022, 03:54:37 PM
Quote from: Mr_Simnock on May 16, 2022, 03:29:03 PM(https://c.tenor.com/ZmeuDyR4qZAAAAAM/play-violin-violin.gif)
Well, it's hardly a short distance! I wanted to make the York one but couldn't due to other commitments so it'd be nice to be at this one.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: DrGreggles on May 16, 2022, 04:14:04 PM
Can do 4th or 18th
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: shoulders on May 16, 2022, 04:23:15 PM
Coming to the Cambridge meet from Scotland would be insane, I'm moaning about travelling there from Leeds and I basically go anywhere that's under 3 hours away.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: madhair60 on May 16, 2022, 04:29:19 PM
Alright, let's lean towards the 25th or even into July. That seems the best option at present.

Interested:

madhair60
Shoulders
canadagoose
The Mollusk
non capisco
The Midnight Watch Baboon
Spoon of Ploff
DrGreggles
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: Pink Gregory on May 16, 2022, 05:14:32 PM
Quote from: shoulders on May 16, 2022, 03:32:54 PMYes, 00s CaB had several Brum meets and it was a bit of a hotbed for Chris Morris fans in general actually, but several of that crowd left the forum, at least to my knowledge.

I was pondering in the York thread it's about time maybe for a Birmingham meet. Maybe we would get on?

There's only like three of us down in the South West so it'd be a real boon (Mrs B., Essex)

Provided one is welcome etc etc
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: Stoneage Dinosaurs on May 16, 2022, 05:53:22 PM
I might go
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: GoblinAhFuckScary on May 16, 2022, 05:59:18 PM
I'm really sad I missed the London one, and sad I've not been able to be very c&b active lately. Wonder if coming from Brighton is actually feasible
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: canadagoose on May 16, 2022, 06:39:25 PM
Quote from: shoulders on May 16, 2022, 04:23:15 PMComing to the Cambridge meet from Scotland would be insane, I'm moaning about travelling there from Leeds and I basically go anywhere that's under 3 hours away.
To be fair I'm not known for my sanity. At least the ECML is fairly fast nowadays.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: SpiderChrist on May 16, 2022, 06:44:23 PM
Add me to the "interested" list
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: DrGreggles on May 16, 2022, 10:39:14 PM
Quote from: madhair60 on May 16, 2022, 04:29:19 PMAlright, let's lean towards the 25th or even into July. That seems the best option at present.

Start of Jul is good.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: pancreas on May 17, 2022, 12:11:37 AM
I'm at a workshop in Cambridge for something like 22/5-1/6 and 6/6-17/6. (For information.) We could have more than one meet.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: Twit 2 on May 17, 2022, 08:21:46 AM
Ok so how about doing a Cam meet during the times you're visiting? The Cam and Cam-adjacent folks will be able to do it easily. And a separate Brum meet for the those who would find it harder to get to Cam and want something more central?
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: madhair60 on May 17, 2022, 10:15:43 AM
yeah, great idea mate. cannibalise my Cambridge meet. amazing idea. top tier. cheers. thanks for that. just having a massive poo on my cambridge meet. really appreciate that mate. cheers. yeah. cheers. thanks. cheers. thanks. just diarrhoeaing all over my meet, swaying your arse left to right during the torrent to ensure maximum cack coverage, looking me directly in the eye and laughing maniacally throughout. cheers for that mate. really grateful for your considerate actions.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: shoulders on May 17, 2022, 02:45:00 PM
He has still got to go to Cambridge and get something and I tell you what, I will love it if we beat them - love it!
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: DrGreggles on May 17, 2022, 04:37:27 PM
Quote from: madhair60 on May 17, 2022, 10:15:43 AMyeah, great idea mate. cannibalise my Cambridge meet. amazing idea. top tier. cheers. thanks for that. just having a massive poo on my cambridge meet. really appreciate that mate. cheers. yeah. cheers. thanks. cheers. thanks. just diarrhoeaing all over my meet, swaying your arse left to right during the torrent to ensure maximum cack coverage, looking me directly in the eye and laughing maniacally throughout. cheers for that mate. really grateful for your considerate actions.

LOLZ
#usurpedlikeamotherfucker

4th June?
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: Twonty Gostelow on May 17, 2022, 04:38:12 PM
Quote from: pancreas on May 17, 2022, 12:11:37 AMI'm at a workshop in Cambridge for something like 22/5-1/6 and 6/6-17/6. (For information.) We could have more than one meet.
Check out this dunce. It's actually in Nottinghamshire.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: canadagoose on May 18, 2022, 12:24:42 PM
25th is my preference, for what it's worth.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: canadagoose on May 19, 2022, 03:11:25 PM
Quote from: canadagoose on May 18, 2022, 12:24:42 PM25th is my preference, for what it's worth.
Anyone else for that date? A show of hands? If we do then maybe Madhair will get his bum out.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: Spoon of Ploff on May 19, 2022, 03:13:46 PM
25th works for me
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: Stoneage Dinosaurs on May 19, 2022, 05:55:38 PM
Yeah 25th is a good un
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: shoulders on May 19, 2022, 08:41:57 PM
25th then. I just got permission from a family member to sleep in their spare room that weekend meaning you basically have to now agree to that date purely for my benefit. Ball is in your court madhair.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: madhair60 on May 19, 2022, 10:48:41 PM
I am sure that is fine for me. I don't do anything except go to CaB meets
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: DrGreggles on May 19, 2022, 10:50:41 PM
25th is the one date I definitely can't do - unless plans change.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: shoulders on May 19, 2022, 10:53:30 PM
Perhaps pancreases confuso-meet a week earlier can still happen.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: canadagoose on May 20, 2022, 04:20:55 AM
Quote from: DrGreggles on May 19, 2022, 10:50:41 PM25th is the one date I definitely can't do - unless plans change.
I guess, like Shoulders suggests, the other meet a week before can still happen (as well as the 25th)? There must be some other 'whores who can make that date too.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: shoulders on May 20, 2022, 12:53:26 PM
Quote from: madhair60 on May 19, 2022, 10:48:41 PMI am sure that is fine for me. I don't do anything except go to CaB meets

Looking to get trains and that bought asap.

Mr. madhair sir, maestro, please can I ask is one of the meets going to be on 25th June?
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: shoulders on May 20, 2022, 08:10:52 PM
Smoke him out
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: canadagoose on May 20, 2022, 09:02:10 PM
My best pal will also be coming on 25th if that's OK? If the meet goes tits-up we can have a nice wee day in Cambridge at least.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: shiftwork2 on May 20, 2022, 09:20:07 PM
Right, so there are several Cambridge meets happening without any agreed dates.

Which fillet is responsible for this?
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: Flouncer on May 20, 2022, 09:50:14 PM
This is an absolute SHAMBLES
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: Stoneage Dinosaurs on May 20, 2022, 09:57:19 PM
I will be going to all 4 meets
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: canadagoose on May 20, 2022, 10:25:13 PM
Quote from: shiftwork2 on May 20, 2022, 09:20:07 PMRight, so there are several Cambridge meets happening without any agreed dates.

Which fillet is responsible for this?
I honestly think it would just be easier when organising meets if it was just one date and then you can either make it or can't.

Anyway, 25th mate
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: shoulders on May 20, 2022, 10:26:20 PM
Quote from: Flouncer on May 20, 2022, 09:50:14 PMThis is an absolute SHAMBLES

Beta males


Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: madhair60 on May 20, 2022, 10:28:43 PM
we're doing the meet on the 25th

i will happily meet anyone in cambrige any other weekend more or less for some other meet, but my meet is the 25th

cheers
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: canadagoose on May 21, 2022, 04:08:20 AM
Booked a hotel (near Stansted airport) for the night of the 25th now. Definitely going. Very exciting.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: Twit 2 on May 23, 2022, 07:08:10 AM
I should probably be able to come to this meet thing you have now.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: madhair60 on May 23, 2022, 04:43:51 PM
Quote from: Twit 2 on May 23, 2022, 07:08:10 AMI should probably be able to come to this meet thing you have now.

fucking wicked
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: madhair60 on May 23, 2022, 04:46:04 PM
MAYBE INTERESTED:

madhair60
shoulders
canadagoose
The Mollusk
non capisco
The Midnight Watch Baboon
Spoon of Ploff
DrGreggles
Stoneage Dinosaurs
SpiderChrist
Pancreas
Twit2
Shiftwork
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: canadagoose on May 23, 2022, 04:48:43 PM
Quote from: madhair60 on May 23, 2022, 04:46:04 PMMAYBE INTERESTED:

madhair60
shoulders
canadagoose
The Mollusk
non capisco
The Midnight Watch Baboon
Spoon of Ploff
DrGreggles
Stoneage Dinosaurs
SpiderChrist
Pancreas
Twit2
Shiftwork
You can also add @mechanical_lobster to that list although he's not been active on here for a while. All our tickets are booked and ready to go.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: madhair60 on May 23, 2022, 05:25:41 PM
quality - can't wait to see you. I'll call the Blue a tiny bit nearer time and see what the story is about a table for say 12ish. It should be fine though
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: canadagoose on May 23, 2022, 07:54:24 PM
Quote from: madhair60 on May 23, 2022, 05:25:41 PMquality - can't wait to see you. I'll call the Blue a tiny bit nearer time and see what the story is about a table for say 12ish. It should be fine though
Sounds good, we should be getting into Cambridge about 1.15 so will be there soon after.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: madhair60 on May 23, 2022, 09:47:22 PM
usual start time is 2pm so let's stick with that
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: Spoon of Ploff on May 24, 2022, 12:26:44 PM
bought my train tickets. don't eff this up
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: canadagoose on May 24, 2022, 01:12:39 PM
For anyone else who wants to come to this, plane tickets to London Stansted are quite cheap. Not very green but still.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: poo on May 24, 2022, 01:23:12 PM
Pls 🐓🐓🐓 in 🍺🍺🍺
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: shoulders on May 24, 2022, 01:25:36 PM
Still haven't pulled the trigger on train tickets cos prices are wank
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: canadagoose on May 24, 2022, 01:33:05 PM
Quote from: shoulders on May 24, 2022, 01:25:36 PMStill haven't pulled the trigger on train tickets cos prices are wank
Are you using trainsplit.com? I saved about £30 that way.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: shoulders on May 24, 2022, 01:36:44 PM
Quote from: canadagoose on May 24, 2022, 01:33:05 PMAre you using trainsplit.com? I saved about £30 that way.

I checked Split My Fare but prices not significantly different to LNER app.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: canadagoose on May 24, 2022, 01:38:55 PM
Quote from: shoulders on May 24, 2022, 01:36:44 PMI checked Split My Fare but prices not significantly different to LNER app.
That's weird. Maybe I got in early or something.

Edit: this is the saving I got:
(https://i.postimg.cc/wMX7qMKV/Screenshot-2022-05-24-13-39-50-29-7a4090f09f6554852d748ee9fd6f40d3.jpg)
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: shoulders on May 24, 2022, 01:47:05 PM
Ah, fuck it. Bought. See you there.

That's a good deal, it's costing me about that much from Leeds and that's 2 tickets with a Two Together railcard.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: canadagoose on May 24, 2022, 01:49:23 PM
Quote from: shoulders on May 24, 2022, 01:47:05 PMAh, fuck it. Bought. See you there.

That's a good deal, it's costing me about that much from Leeds and that's 2 tickets with a Two Together railcard.
Woo! I look forward to it.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: DrGreggles on May 24, 2022, 01:49:49 PM
Quote from: DrGreggles on May 19, 2022, 10:50:41 PM25th is the one date I definitely can't do - unless plans change.

Work thing postponed - count me in.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: shoulders on May 24, 2022, 02:50:56 PM
Yes!
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: Flouncer on May 24, 2022, 03:29:07 PM
I'm really poorly at the moment; my fatigue has reached an almost unbearable level, but I might still come. I really enjoyed the last one and would love to meet some more of you lovely fuckers.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: madhair60 on May 24, 2022, 05:24:09 PM
No worries Flouncer, if you can't make it there'll always be another one and we'll all be delighted to see you (again!).

There's a mini-meet happening in Cambridge this Saturday. Me, Twit2, Pancreas, possibly DrGreggles and Shiftwork. 2pm at the Earl of Beaconsfield, then moving on to the Cambridge Blue.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: poo on May 24, 2022, 08:01:30 PM
🐓🍺
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: canadagoose on May 24, 2022, 08:58:57 PM
Quote from: poo on May 24, 2022, 08:01:30 PM🐓🍺
Wouldn't the beer sting a bit?
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: Twit 2 on May 27, 2022, 08:14:18 PM
Mini meet tomorrow. Lunch being eaten around 1. Earl of Beaconsfield 2pm-ish.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: The Mollusk on May 28, 2022, 11:16:00 AM
Shag a bike for me lads
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: Twit 2 on May 28, 2022, 04:59:23 PM
pancreas fucked a scooter
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: madhair60 on May 31, 2022, 11:47:55 AM
mini meet was fun.

main event remains June 25th.

if anyone wants to meet up in the meantime lmk.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: Twit 2 on June 07, 2022, 05:46:22 PM
Is this meet now fucked due to the planned rail strikes?
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: shoulders on June 07, 2022, 05:52:38 PM
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-61723515

Ah uh... Fuck
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: idunnosomename on June 07, 2022, 06:25:43 PM
up the workers
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: Twit 2 on June 07, 2022, 06:58:00 PM
Fair fucks. We should be toasting unions in a zoom meet instead.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: Mr_Simnock on June 07, 2022, 07:38:47 PM
If this is put back a week that would help me attend, is it really at risk now for the 25th? (I don't think it is)
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: Twit 2 on June 07, 2022, 07:55:31 PM
How are will people get there with no trains?
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: Mr_Simnock on June 07, 2022, 09:34:38 PM
They can fucking well walk the lazy bastards. Seriously though is this now defo on for the following weekend?
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: DrGreggles on June 07, 2022, 09:42:13 PM
Quote from: Twit 2 on June 07, 2022, 05:46:22 PMIs this meet now fucked due to the planned rail strikes?

Probably worth waiting for a week or so before cancelling.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: shiftwork2 on June 07, 2022, 09:57:41 PM
Agree with this ^
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: madhair60 on June 07, 2022, 10:14:25 PM
Quote from: shoulders on June 07, 2022, 05:52:38 PMhttps://www.bbc.com/news/business-61723515

Ah uh... Fuck

workshy scum.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: Stoneage Dinosaurs on June 07, 2022, 10:20:07 PM
Does walking to the meet due to trains not there count as scabbing?
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: madhair60 on June 07, 2022, 10:34:16 PM
Alright. I think the situation is THUS:

Wait and see, just for a week, as suggested.

If impossible on the 25th, will slightly rearrange, maybe by a week or so.

If necessary there will be a smaller meet on the 25th for people who can walk/drive there. How does that sound?
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: canadagoose on June 08, 2022, 02:23:44 AM
Hopefully the strike will get called off, but if not, I'm still there on 25th because I don't think I can cancel my hotel or flight back. I'll have to fly down there if the trains are cancelled. Boiling the earth FOR CAB

Edit: Or I could add another night in the hotel and come down on the Friday.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: shoulders on June 08, 2022, 08:01:49 AM
Staying with my sister in Chingford that weekend. Trains to London are on 24th and 26th so hopefully fine. How to get to Cambridge... Will there be rail replacement buses or just absolutely fuck all?
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: Fambo Number Mive on June 08, 2022, 08:55:44 AM
Rail replacement buses on strike days aren't mentioned on the National Rail page giving information on the strike. I doubt there will be rail replacement buses. You might be able to get a National Express bus to Cambridge but I imagine it will be busy.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: Spoon of Ploff on June 08, 2022, 11:10:57 AM
got non-refundable tickets didn't i

(https://i.imgur.com/JdS5BLE.jpg)
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: idunnosomename on June 08, 2022, 12:40:49 PM
Surely if the company cant provide service they are bound to reimburse?
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: Janie Jones on June 08, 2022, 01:26:18 PM
Yes. Otherwise strike action wouldn't hurt the rail companies so much, would it, if they got to keep all advance ticket sales.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: canadagoose on June 08, 2022, 02:16:03 PM
OK, I've looked and there's a bus (National Express) from Stansted to Cambridge so I'm definitely still OK, provided I can get to Cambridge by the time the (reduced?) meet starts.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: Uncle TechTip on June 08, 2022, 03:24:29 PM
Quote from: Spoon of Ploff on June 08, 2022, 11:10:57 AMgot non-refundable tickets didn't i

(https://i.imgur.com/JdS5BLE.jpg)

Train man on the news said all tickets will be refunded.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: Spoon of Ploff on June 08, 2022, 03:44:52 PM
In that case, Madometer level reduced to Lightly Bonkers.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: canadagoose on June 15, 2022, 02:14:53 PM
Looks like some railway lines may be back on:

https://twitter.com/philatrail/status/1537015847448895490

The lack of Peterborough -> Cambridge service is a bit annoying but it looks like Stevenage to Cambridge is open. Will they accept tickets on that route I wonder?
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: shoulders on June 15, 2022, 02:18:50 PM
Thanks for that. Apparently 24th and 26th will be reduced too and RMT are telling people to simply not travel at all between 21st and 26th.

I think I'm just going to try getting down to London on the Friday and if there's no way to Cambridge from there, fuck it, weekend in London.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: canadagoose on June 20, 2022, 02:27:20 AM
Quote from: canadagoose on June 15, 2022, 02:14:53 PMLooks like some railway lines may be back on:

https://twitter.com/philatrail/status/1537015847448895490

The lack of Peterborough -> Cambridge service is a bit annoying but it looks like Stevenage to Cambridge is open. Will they accept tickets on that route I wonder?
Kind of cacking myself about this whole thing. Will the bus to Huntingdon be packed to the gunwhales with verbwhores? What the hell is "b the busway"? Am I going to have to get a taxi to Stansted after the meet is over?

Quote from: shoulders on June 15, 2022, 02:18:50 PMThanks for that. Apparently 24th and 26th will be reduced too and RMT are telling people to simply not travel at all between 21st and 26th.

I think I'm just going to try getting down to London on the Friday and if there's no way to Cambridge from there, fuck it, weekend in London.
Well, at least it's not just me.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: madhair60 on June 20, 2022, 08:43:35 AM
I hate the railway workers. I hate them with all my bloated heart.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: shiftwork2 on June 20, 2022, 09:18:05 AM
madhair60 is very pro-boss.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: madhair60 on June 20, 2022, 02:22:01 PM
by hook or by gosh-darned crook, we are having a MEET this Saturday, the 25th! it will begin at 2pm, at the Earl of Beaconsfield public house, where we will gather and drink a pint or two before descending on the Cambridge Blue to get absolutely cunted and ruin our lives. Then presumably we'll eat something idk.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: shoulders on June 21, 2022, 06:13:37 AM
QuoteWhat the hell is "b the busway"

A good late 00s CaBber, much missed.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: DrGreggles on June 21, 2022, 08:05:58 AM
Quote from: canadagoose on June 20, 2022, 02:27:20 AMWhat the hell is "b the busway"?

https://www.thebusway.info/pdfs/maps/cambridge.pdf
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: canadagoose on June 21, 2022, 04:17:10 PM
Quote from: DrGreggles on June 21, 2022, 08:05:58 AMhttps://www.thebusway.info/pdfs/maps/cambridge.pdf
Thanks for that, I imagine it works like a normal bus route?
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: idunnosomename on June 21, 2022, 04:31:10 PM
Quote from: shiftwork2 on June 20, 2022, 09:18:05 AMmadhair60 is very pro-boss.
sCaB meet
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: canadagoose on June 21, 2022, 05:28:22 PM
Bugger it, I've got a refund for the train tickets, I can't be doing with the uncertainty. We're flying there instead... via Poitiers.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: madhair60 on June 21, 2022, 10:53:49 PM
right, no Canadagoose then. arse.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: bgmnts on June 21, 2022, 10:58:06 PM
Just to let everyone know I'm coming.

Edit - meant for Wank thread.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: itsfredtitmus on June 21, 2022, 11:07:33 PM
Taking advantage of an already established thread and my fear of making new threads on g/e but would anyone be interested in a Liverpool/Merseyside meetup? I know there's a few scouser/merseyside people on here and I would definitely come because company I desire! - I'm unironically completely ISOLATED right now and would kill for some rubbish chatter about I'm Alan Partridge or Crass or HMHB or whatnot
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: idunnosomename on June 21, 2022, 11:17:27 PM
prime opportunity for us to visit the Only Fools bar and offer our failed comedy writer critiques of it having the wrong Reliant model etc

(genuinely might come down to a liverpool meet if it happened though. there are places to stay there that aren't too expensive: unlike Cambridge)
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: madhair60 on June 21, 2022, 11:33:07 PM
Quote from: itsfredtitmus on June 21, 2022, 11:07:33 PMTaking advantage of an already established thread and my fear of making new threads on g/e but would anyone be interested in a Liverpool/Merseyside meetup? I know there's a few scouser/merseyside people on here and I would definitely come because company I desire! - I'm unironically completely ISOLATED right now and would kill for some rubbish chatter about I'm Alan Partridge or Crass or HMHB or whatnot

I've never been to Liverpool but I really want to, so this would be a good excuse
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: itsfredtitmus on June 21, 2022, 11:35:31 PM
Quote from: idunnosomename on June 21, 2022, 11:17:27 PMprime opportunity for us to visit the Only Fools bar and offer our failed comedy writer critiques of it having the wrong Reliant model etc

(genuinely might come down to a liverpool meet if it happened though. there are places to stay there that aren't too expensive: unlike Cambridge)
Noticed that place a few days ago! Thought it was prime, like
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: itsfredtitmus on June 21, 2022, 11:38:11 PM
lmao I'd so be up for a Liverpool meetup. Any sort of meetup, even if it's just 2 or 3 people
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: itsfredtitmus on June 21, 2022, 11:40:17 PM
Like, would a Liverpool/merseyside meetup actually be feasible? Been meaning to bring it up for a while since this thread got a load of attention but thought it a pipedream - would love, love it!
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: shiftwork2 on June 22, 2022, 12:02:38 AM
I'd be very interested in a Liverpool meet, there hasn't been one in recent memory.

Admittedly Manchester has capitalised on its biggest and most recent cultural contribution with The Madchester Coach Tour but it's still languishing as runner-up in the NW city stakes.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: canadagoose on June 22, 2022, 01:25:13 AM
Quote from: madhair60 on June 21, 2022, 10:53:49 PMright, no Canadagoose then. arse.
No, I'm still coming! As I say, I'm just flying to Stansted instead of getting the train.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: The Mollusk on June 22, 2022, 11:59:02 AM
Quote from: canadagoose on June 22, 2022, 01:25:13 AMNo, I'm still coming! As I say, I'm just flying to Stansted instead of getting the train.

Maximum respect for this total baller move.

I'm still a maybe for this as I've not decided if I can be fucked with the potential train hassle yet. I will confirm Saturday morning at the latest.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: shoulders on June 22, 2022, 12:38:52 PM
Also up for a Liverpool meet. Ship & Mitre would a good shout for the venue.

Central, disabled access, space for a large group, great beers. Haven't eaten there but vaguely recall they do meals..
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: Twit 2 on June 22, 2022, 02:50:48 PM
Quote from: The Mollusk on June 22, 2022, 11:59:02 AMMaximum respect for this total baller move.

I'm still a maybe for this as I've not decided if I can be fucked with the potential train hassle yet. I will confirm Saturday morning at the latest.

Please come. a) because I enjoyed meeting you at the last London one, and more importantly, a) I am concerned canadagoose is coming all this way to meet just 4 people. Cam meets are normally well-attended, 10+ people. The more the merrier has never been a more urgent cliche.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: The Mollusk on June 22, 2022, 03:15:57 PM
Quote from: Twit 2 on June 22, 2022, 02:50:48 PMPlease come. a) because I enjoyed meeting you at the last London one, and more importantly, a) I am concerned canadagoose is coming all this way to meet just 4 people. Cam meets are normally well-attended, 10+ people. The more the merrier has never been a more urgent cliche.

It's high on my list of priorities! Second on the list is cut my shamefully overgrown front hedge that's started eating passers by. I'd much rather sink some pints with a crew of legends so don't worry, I'm gonna do my best.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: madhair60 on June 22, 2022, 05:45:27 PM
Quote from: The Mollusk on June 22, 2022, 03:15:57 PMIt's high on my list of priorities! Second on the list is cut my shamefully overgrown front hedge that's started eating passers by. I'd much rather sink some pints with a crew of legends so don't worry, I'm gonna do my best.

just come to the fucking meet, you prick.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: shoulders on June 22, 2022, 06:02:13 PM
Quote from: The Mollusk on June 22, 2022, 11:59:02 AMMaximum respect for this total baller move.

I'm still a maybe for this as I've not decided if I can be fucked with the potential train hassle yet. I will confirm Saturday morning at the latest.

If you (or anyone else) find that some trains are on from London can you let me know?

Latest I heard was there would be a last train back to that there London around 6pm?
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: The Mollusk on June 22, 2022, 06:53:33 PM
Quote from: shoulders on June 22, 2022, 06:02:13 PMIf you (or anyone else) find that some trains are on from London can you let me know?

Latest I heard was there would be a last train back to that there London around 6pm?

Shit, yeah I just checked and it's 17:27. If that doesn't change then in all honesty it won't be worth me coming. A 3 hour round trip for 3 hours (maybe less, not factoring travel between station and pub) of boozing doesn't sound like a good way to spend my Saturday, I'm sorry.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: DrGreggles on June 22, 2022, 09:43:38 PM
I think it's a midday kick off
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: shiftwork2 on June 22, 2022, 09:53:15 PM
Looks like there will be a few people going for lunch and drinks at 12 in case that sways anyone observing the train curfew.  All welcome, details later.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: madhair60 on June 22, 2022, 10:09:21 PM
Yeah, midday start if anyone can make it.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: Spoon of Ploff on June 23, 2022, 09:12:07 AM
I wish you all well at the cab meet... which i will now not be attending... because of trains.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: non capisco on June 23, 2022, 03:25:10 PM
Afraid I will also be unable to attend due to being on 'looking after an old woman with advanced dementia' duties this weekend. (It is my mum, I'm not kind and selfless to strangers like, I dunno, He-Man.)

Unless I bring her along but her patter's even worse than mine these days tbh.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: poo on June 23, 2022, 03:27:32 PM
🐓🍺
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: The Mollusk on June 24, 2022, 11:51:24 AM
Fuck it, I'm in. Trains booked. I'm arriving at 11:55 so let me know where you're meeting for lunch and I will come and eat lunch with you and then drink pints with you and then shag a bike alone.

Hoping there's no drama with the last trains because if I can't get the last one I'll be stuck in Cambridge and that would be hilarious!!!!
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: SpiderChrist on June 24, 2022, 12:34:20 PM
Stepfather-in-law had a fall this morning, so I'm on call all weekend (he's in his 90s and mad frail). Fuck shit piss bogeys.

Have fun, you terrible cunts.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: The Mollusk on June 24, 2022, 12:42:35 PM
Quote from: SpiderChrist on June 24, 2022, 12:34:20 PMStepfather-in-law had a fall this morning, so I'm on call all weekend (he's in his 90s and mad frail). Fuck shit piss bogeys.

Have fun, you terrible cunts.

Ah, I know the feeling. I'm in a very similar situation myself except my wife is off looking after him all weekend. Not a fun scenario at all, I hope he's alright and you can have a relatively nice weekend still.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: shoulders on June 24, 2022, 12:47:43 PM
Probably going to make it, we've got train tickets at least. Have to leave at 4 though.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: madhair60 on June 24, 2022, 09:07:26 PM
Since there's some time pressure etc, it seems to make the most sense to start from 12 and just go straight to the Cambridge Blue. I'll be at the Blue then, presumably with other people, so just join us when you can!
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: shoulders on June 25, 2022, 09:33:59 AM
On a train to Cambridge right now!
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: Pink Gregory on June 25, 2022, 09:37:14 AM
Oh to be in Cambs Bridge, with people off a forum
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: The Mollusk on June 25, 2022, 10:22:01 AM
Quote from: shoulders on June 25, 2022, 09:33:59 AMOn a train to Cambridge right now!

Ditto. Feeling slightly rough since I decided to get pissed and stay up till 1:30am photoshopping a bread-based Pantera parody album cover, but I will perk up when I see you lovely tossers.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: madhair60 on June 25, 2022, 11:25:00 AM
Quote from: The Mollusk on June 25, 2022, 10:22:01 AMbread-based Pantera parody

hmm I wonder what it says
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: The Mollusk on June 25, 2022, 11:41:44 AM
I'll show you soon don't worry!
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: Pink Gregory on June 25, 2022, 12:25:11 PM
Quote from: The Mollusk on June 25, 2022, 11:41:44 AMI'll show you soon don't worry!

I'm Broken (the top off my baguette)
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: canadagoose on June 25, 2022, 02:00:20 PM
I'm posting this from Cambridge right now, where we've just had a SALTY dinner
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: The Mollusk on June 25, 2022, 03:41:08 PM
Seriously so much fucking salt.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: Barry Admin on June 25, 2022, 03:43:13 PM
Have fun!
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: Dex Sawash on June 25, 2022, 03:45:14 PM
Quote from: canadagoose on June 25, 2022, 02:00:20 PMI'm posting this from Cambridge right now, where we've just had a SALTY dinner


Dangerman showed up?
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: canadagoose on June 25, 2022, 04:09:31 PM
Quote from: Dex Sawash on June 25, 2022, 03:45:14 PMDangerman showed up?
Sadly not. I'm away in half an hour so if he does appear, I'll not see him.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: shoulders on June 25, 2022, 04:56:22 PM
A more brief visit than usual but seemed to go really well, very funny people. My partner is next to me flat out asleep. Didn't even have to give her the special pills this time. Apologies, it seems I didn't manage to speak to shiftwork2 and Greggles much.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: boki on June 25, 2022, 05:41:21 PM
Nags been barred from anywhere yet?
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: The Mollusk on June 25, 2022, 07:26:08 PM
Quote from: boki on June 25, 2022, 05:41:21 PMNags been barred from anywhere yet?

A very respectable day for me.

This is obviously coming from a half drunk and very tired/emotional place that I'm in right now but you guys are fucking wonderful. Just so warm and funny and lovely. I don't post here much these days as my own life gets in the way and I sometimes wonder if I'm really a part of the forum at all any more but these meets do so much for my self esteem. The last couple years have been utterly shit for my mental health but I don't need to worry about anything here, just really great people and a sense of proper belonging. I'm so grateful. I only got to stick around for a few hours today but it means the world to me.

If you've never been to a meet before and you're apprehensive I urge you to jump in. The more the merrier. Online or offline this place does wonders for the soul.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: Mister Six on June 26, 2022, 05:21:06 AM
Quote from: The Mollusk on June 25, 2022, 10:22:01 AMDitto. Feeling slightly rough since I decided to get pissed and stay up till 1:30am photoshopping a bread-based Pantera parody

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/58/Panera-Bread-logo.png)

?
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: poo on June 26, 2022, 07:38:35 AM
📷 🐓🐓🍺🍺??
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: The Mollusk on June 26, 2022, 08:48:58 AM
Quote from: Mister Six on June 26, 2022, 05:21:06 AM(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/58/Panera-Bread-logo.png)

?

Damn never heard of this place, haha. Mine was Pain-tera.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: The Mollusk on June 26, 2022, 10:42:28 AM
Ugh please excuse my last post on the previous page. Head was in a dodgy place yesterday, lot going on at the moment. Very tired and emotional.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: madhair60 on June 26, 2022, 11:08:53 AM
good meet, all went fine except for the lady I said "hello what is your name" to and got a deserved look of fear and contempt, if you are reading I apologise I was extremely high.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: canadagoose on June 28, 2022, 07:09:53 AM
I've not posted here yet but I did want to say I enjoyed the meet, even though I didn't have very much to say. It was great to finally meet you all, including Shoulders' partner who stopped me getting sunburnt. Getting back was a bit crap due to my first flight being delayed, but thankfully my second flight was also delayed so I made it. Got some duty free in the end, which made it all worth it ;) No but seriously it was good fun.
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: madhair60 on July 01, 2022, 05:58:27 PM
Quote from: madhair60 on June 26, 2022, 11:08:53 AMgood meet, all went fine except for the lady I said "hello what is your name" to and got a deserved look of fear and contempt, if you are reading I apologise I was extremely high.

i keep thinking about this and having anxiety attacks
Title: Re: Cambridge CaB meet. June. Who's in?
Post by: shoulders on July 01, 2022, 06:30:36 PM
Not as much as her eh, readers of the forum