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Motley
Motley

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Posted:Thats right! Poi in the Punt will happen again this year on the earlier date of Saturday 31st May. I have tried to find a date which doesn't clash with anything (much) else to try to get maximum participation and also hopefully a date which will be fixed (i.e. last saturday in May) for the forseeable future.

The day will include a punt trip (funny boat with big stick for those who dont know- see the vid below) on the river cam involving much sillyness and possibly some falling in (yes thats me falling over in the vid redface ).

Theres usually time for a bit of lunch, some spinning in the afternoon followed by a burn and BBQ in the evening. Theres even talk of a tea tasting workshop with a variety of teas all the way from China courtesy of myself and Lazyangel. I'm sure we'll think of a few more as the day approaches too (ideas welcome) biggrin

There will be limited crash space available on the saturday night and if we get a lot of interest we can investigate local campsites to accomodate.

We've had a lot of fun doing PITP the last two years and this year will be no different. Look forward to seeing you there!

I'll post more details as the day approaches. In the mean time I encourage you to post your interest (so we can get an idea of numbers) and take a look at last years vid! weavesmiley

http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=-5598481944275817843

Cheers

Motley and the Cambridge crowd hug


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Rellizate

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Location: Cambridge, UK
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Total posts: 719
Posted: Written by :steaks


And I'm not being in a punt with Dom if he intends to have a go at controling one again. Got frustrating last year. (no offence Dom)




If you have to end a sentence with no offence, it's best not to say it at all. frown

And I was joking by the way, I have no intention of forcing that upon people again.


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akgraphics
akgraphics

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Location: Churchill College, Cambridge
Member Since: 25th Jun 2006
Total posts: 133
Posted:I've have just had a look at my calendar, and my first exam (of 8) is on the monday after poi in the punt. I won't be able to make it. Fortunately my 8th exam is on the day before Strawberry Fair, so I'll see you all there I'm sure smile

Have a blast!


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LazyAngel
LazyAngel

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Location: Cambridge UK
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Posted: Written by :LazyAngel



confirmed
Colfu - punting
LazyAngel - punting
Jelena - punting
Jem - punting
cannotspinfortoffee
Motley - punting
Siege (you MUST come!x) - Punting
Lolli - punting
Mr. Ed - punting
Byron - punting
Rob - punting
Rellizate - punting
Simta - puntin'
Aimee - puntin'
crazy_andy -
thebovrilmonkey - spinning not punting
Jo Rhymes -
PyroWilly -
dazsmith -
Sambo_Flux -
Bernie_Flame - punting
and her man- punting
Fearpig - puntin'
rin_666 -
Andy Long -
Steaky - punting
and his friend - punting
Mr_Joe - punting
Frankie - punting
Daedra -
+assorted Cambridge University spinny types -



maybes
Just_Another_Clown
Mr. Chutney
Kriztov
Look_This_Changes
VampyricAcid
Matt_Chez


Aran: that sucks dude... frown

steaks: nah, you need to watch it from the other punt to get the full experience;) It was hilarious! (sorry dom hug but it was! have you got any practise in since then?)

I would like to add, that although Dom's punting skills were somewhat less than orthodox, he did a damn sight better than the majority of tourists (especially spanish girls for some reason) that I've seen in Cambridge. smile


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LazyAngel
LazyAngel

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Posted:confirmed
Bendy Ben- punting
Colfu - punting
LazyAngel - punting
Jelena - punting
Jem - punting
cannotspinfortoffee
Motley - punting
Siege (you MUST come!x) - Punting
Lolli - punting
Mr. Ed - punting
Byron - punting
Rob - punting
Rellizate - punting
Simta - puntin'
Aimee - puntin'
crazy_andy -
thebovrilmonkey - spinning not punting
Jo Rhymes -
PyroWilly -
dazsmith -
Sambo_Flux -
Bernie_Flame - punting
and her man- punting
Fearpig - puntin'
rin_666 -
Andy Long -
Steaky - punting
and his friend - punting
Mr_Joe - punting
Frankie - punting
Daedra -
+assorted Cambridge University spinny types -



maybes
Just_Another_Clown
Mr. Chutney
Kriztov
Look_This_Changes
VampyricAcid
Matt_Chez


I'm going to book the punts tomorrow, so please say if you want to punt: otherwise I can't promise there'll be one!


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rin_666
rin_666

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Total posts: 223
Posted:I'm punting!!!!! biggrin

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Rellizate

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Location: Cambridge, UK
Member Since: 10th Feb 2007
Total posts: 719
Posted:

confirmed

Bendy Ben- punting

Colfu - punting

LazyAngel - punting

Jelena - punting

Jem - punting

cannotspinfortoffee

Motley - punting

Siege (you MUST come!x) - Punting

Lolli - punting

Mr. Ed - punting

Byron - punting

Rob - punting

Rellizate

Simta - puntin'

Aimee - puntin'

crazy_andy -

thebovrilmonkey - spinning not punting

Jo Rhymes -

PyroWilly -

dazsmith -

Sambo_Flux -

Bernie_Flame - punting

and her man- punting

Fearpig - puntin'

rin_666 - punting

Andy Long -

Steaky - punting

and his friend - punting

Mr_Joe - punting

Frankie - punting

Daedra -

+assorted Cambridge University spinny types -







maybes

Just_Another_Clown

Mr. Chutney

Kriztov

Look_This_Changes

VampyricAcid

Matt_Chez





I'm going to book the punts tomorrow, so please say if you want to punt: otherwise I can't promise there'll be one!

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Motley
Motley

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Location: UK
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Total posts: 434
Posted:Dom how come you took yourself off the punting list? frown

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Rellizate

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Location: Cambridge, UK
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Total posts: 719
Posted:Because there is little point in me punting as it's clear that last time it only annoyed people.

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Colfu
Colfu

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Total posts: 20
Posted:ignore the annoyed people - everyone should be there, including you!

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LazyAngel
LazyAngel

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Total posts: 2895
Posted:
confirmed
Bendy Ben- punting
Colfu - punting
LazyAngel - punting
Jelena - punting
Jem - punting
cannotspinfortoffee
Motley - punting
Siege (you MUST come!x) - Punting
Lolli - punting
Mr. Ed - punting
Byron - punting
Rob - punting
Rellizate - punting
Simta - puntin'
Aimee - puntin'
crazy_andy -
thebovrilmonkey - spinning not punting
Jo Rhymes -
PyroWilly -
dazsmith -
Sambo_Flux -
Bernie_Flame - punting
and her man- punting
Fearpig - puntin'
rin_666 - punting
Andy Long -
Steaky - punting
and his friend - punting
Mr_Joe - punting
Frankie - punting
Daedra -
+assorted Cambridge University spinny types -



maybes
Just_Another_Clown
Mr. Chutney
Kriztov
Look_This_Changes
VampyricAcid
Matt_Chez


remember guys, punting isn't about skill, it's about having fun! smile grouphug


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jo_rhymes

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Total posts: 4525
Posted:Punting is about getting people stuck in the reeds, knackering yourself and trying not to fall off the punt.
Therefore I will try to avoid punting as much as possible smile x


Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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Motley
Motley

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Posted:
confirmed
Bendy Ben- punting
Colfu - punting
LazyAngel - punting
Jelena - punting
Jem - punting
cannotspinfortoffee
Motley - punting
Siege (you MUST come!x) - Punting
Lolli - punting
Mr. Ed - punting
Byron - punting
Rob - punting
Rellizate - punting
Simta - puntin'
Aimee - puntin'
crazy_andy -
thebovrilmonkey - spinning not punting
Jo Rhymes - punting
PyroWilly -
dazsmith -
Sambo_Flux -
Bernie_Flame - punting
and her man- punting
Fearpig - puntin'
rin_666 - punting
Andy Long -
Steaky - punting
and his friend - punting
Mr_Joe - punting
Frankie - punting
Daedra -
VampyricAcid - Evening only
+assorted Cambridge University spinny types -



maybes
Just_Another_Clown
Mr. Chutney
Kriztov
Look_This_Changes
Matt_Chez


Dom, seriously you did really well, yeah it was funny to watch due to your somewhat unorthodox style, but not annoying. I see Guy has put you back on the list, lets keep it that way biggrin

Jo, I assume that means your punting, if not actually doing the punting bit?


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LazyAngel
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Posted:mad2

right, that's really annoying

went to the punting station, but no one was there, so I called them up and got some completely different person to the one who I spoke to before.

Apparently we can't book punts if we're leaving after 11am

And they weren't willing to give me the extra discount! angry

on to plan B then I guess (aka last minute arrangements/play it by ear)

Don't worry though, we'll get it sorted out!


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jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
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Total posts: 4525
Posted:Tom, I'm going to be there, I will punt if I have to, but I'd much prefer to sit there and have some poor berk punt a whole puntload of us!! ubblol

Guy hug

it'll be ok, I'll knit us all a load of balaclavas and we'll hijack the punts. wink


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Rellizate

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Location: Cambridge, UK
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Total posts: 719
Posted: Written by :Motley



confirmed
Bendy Ben- punting
Colfu - punting
LazyAngel - punting
Jelena - punting
Jem - punting
cannotspinfortoffee - punting
Motley - punting
Siege (you MUST come!x) - Punting
Lolli - punting
Mr. Ed - punting
Byron - punting
Rob - punting
Rellizate - punting
Simta - puntin'
Aimee - puntin'
crazy_andy -
thebovrilmonkey - spinning not punting
Jo Rhymes - punting
PyroWilly -
dazsmith -
Sambo_Flux -
Bernie_Flame - punting
and her man- punting
Fearpig - puntin'
rin_666 - punting
Andy Long -
Steaky - punting
and his friend - punting
Mr_Joe - punting
Frankie - punting
Daedra -
VampyricAcid - Evening only
+assorted Cambridge University spinny types -



maybes
Just_Another_Clown
Mr. Chutney
Kriztov
Look_This_Changes
Matt_Chez


Dom, seriously you did really well, yeah it was funny to watch due to your somewhat unorthodox style, but not annoying. I see Guy has put you back on the list, lets keep it that way biggrin

Jo, I assume that means your punting, if not actually doing the punting bit?



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LazyAngel
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Posted: Written by :jo_rhymes



it'll be ok, I'll knit us all a load of balaclavas and we'll hijack the punts. wink



ubblol

it'll be an exciting police chase/walk, and then we can claim immunity in international waters! biggrin

arrr!


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Posted:Damn, Guy - you'll have to ditch me unless you want the police, ambulance and fire engines all chasing us down (again!)...

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LazyAngel
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Posted:ubblol @ trouble-magnet

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simta
simta

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Total posts: 1182
Posted:see you all in a few days wink

"the geeks have got you" - Gayle

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LazyAngel
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Posted:some good news on the punt front:

Jelena's managed to book one punt through her uni, which is basically free: yay! biggrin

I've been looking at punt prices near the granta:


Granta punts: 14/hour (12 if we have a Cambridge leisurecard/student card - I think!)

Scudamore's:16/hour (14 if we have a Cambridge leisurecard/student card - I think!)

A little further down the river is Trinity punts, who do hiring at 12, so I may need a crack punting team to go and pick up a bunch of punts with me, and take them back at the end (it's not so bad if the punts empty, we can probably make decent time)

On the plus side, we're not booked with anyone, so anybody who changes their mind/ can't make it to the punting at the last minute: don't worry!

Some info on how to punt (not use of large staff for propulsion wink ) :
http://www.puntingincambridge.com/Intro.htm

http://www.scudamores.com/cam/technique.php

The route we'll be going (stopping a little after dead man's corner)

http://www.scudamores.com/cam/grantchester.php


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Motley
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Posted:Nice work Guy and Jelena hug



Quick weather forecast: It looks like it might rain a bit during the day so be prepared with umberellas etc. Evening isnt looking too bad though biggrin



oh and Guy, loving scudamores punting tips:



"Preparation for steering



At the end of the stroke the pole will float naturally off the river bottom and rise to the surface."



ubblolLOL! I just almost fell off my chair laughing and got funny looks from half the office. When has a punt pole ever come out of the mud voluntarily? ubblol



See you all on Saturday.



See you all soon!



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Posted:Hmm i'll bring an umbrella then... Guy do you have one of those 20 litre bottles of paraffin, or do I need to lug some around with me all day?

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Posted:I'm getting so excited about all of this!!! poi and punting (which I've never done before) SQUEE!!

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Posted:Haha, it's fun. Remember to bring an umbrella though... If we have enough and it starts to rain, we can make a roman-stlye shield all the way around the punts! Always wanted to try that... tongue

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Motley
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Posted:Forecast is looking slightly more optimistic today

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/ee/cambridge_forecast_weather.html

Fingers crossed!


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LazyAngel
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Posted:shh... it might hear you! eek

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Posted:Sorry I haven't been most communicative; I'm pretty much going by the weather forecast tomorrow in deciding whther to drive over or not. Have I blown my chance of a floor somewhere if I do attend?

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Motley
Motley

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Posted:Ahh Chutters I had almost written you off as a lost cause wink

Plenty of floor space available

Would be great to see you


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Posted: Sneaks onto the Hop of the now. . .runs up to UCOF and DURBS. . . hug Stealth Huggage!!! hug. . .sneaks off again before gets noticed* *


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Posted:Gah - darnit, missed her wink

I'll leave a hug here just in case you come back.

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