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sabcarrera



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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 9:54 am    Post subject: Works outings  Reply with quote

The time has come for my works outing illustrated in full Technicolor:

http://www.openrunner.com/index.php?id=922460

Start 9:00 25th May
A few parvenu cyclists have mysteriously claimed to have failed dope tests, having seen the profile,  freeing some wild card spots.


Anyone else manage to get works outings together?
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Biosphere
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Location: Der Schweiz

PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 7:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Works outings Reply with quote

sabcarrera wrote:
Anyone else manage to get works outings together?


Unofficial weekend ones yes, but never anything sanctioned by employer. Usually involved the Giant of Gloucestershire aka Col de Poisson. Or Fish Hill as the locals know it Wink

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/930006

I'm off to near San Gimignano for the weekend. Shall try to stick a bike in back of car if we're not overloaded with children's stuff. Any suggestions for cycling round there?
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sabcarrera



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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been cycling in central Tuscany. Wish I had.

I had a look in Openrunner and found a few routes round San Gimignano eg the links below.
http://www.openrunner.com/index.php?id=883172
http://www.openrunner.com/index.php?id=869458
http://www.openrunner.com/index.php?id=957764
http://www.openrunner.com/index.php?id=908769
http://www.openrunner.com/index.php?id=869339

I think you'll see many cyclists on the road. It's the home of pro cycling.
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Biosphere
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for those Very Happy
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sabcarrera



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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"I have been cycling in central Tuscany. Wish I had."

I haven't been cycling in central Tuscany and I still wish I had.
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What exactly is a works outing?  I've never heard that phrase in the US.  Does it just mean a holiday?
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sabcarrera



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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WE organise an annual outing taking a half day holiday on a working day and the cyclists where I work do their best to convince each other that they are taking it easy while hiding the inner pain.
We usually get back for lunch and set up a buffet lunch for the rest of the lab.
Companies with a greater work ethic (procrastinators) have theirs on Saturday or Sunday.

Fantozzi also entered his works outing/run

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOyfAUmczMw
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Guiness



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sabcarrera wrote:
WE organise an annual outing taking a half day holiday on a working day .... Companies with a greater work ethic (procrastinators) have theirs on Saturday or Sunday.


And those companies who have lots of dosh do these:

http://www.corporateascents.com/the_hercules_2011.htm

Very Happy

A mate in an accountacy firm forwarded this to me. Not something a training school teacher would be entitled to. Bah! Humbug.  Crying or Very sad

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