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  • Premier Icon Capt. Kronos
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    Today I have spent being bored and lonely. Was supposed to be out mountain biking, but have the lurgy… and it occured to me I really need to build up a social network so that I can find folk to go to the pub with… or something.

    Problem is – I haven’t had to do this type of thing for years – I don’t work with anyone so can’t use work colleagues to build up a group of friends. So – any suggestions? Don’t fancy going out to the pub and talking at random strangers – you tend to get a reputation if you do that kind of thing πŸ˜‰ Used to work mind, but I was usually plastered and out my box on ‘phet… but then so was everyone else so it was all acceptable. Don’t think a small South Lakes market town would be the right place for that approach somehow.

    twohats
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    Local MTB club?

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    Whereabouts are you? “Small S.Lakes market town” – Kendal?

    Premier Icon akira
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    Try an online bike forum.

    Premier Icon Capt. Kronos
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    There isn’t one… alas πŸ™

    Considered the photographic society, but I just get the feeling they are all old folk set in their ways (they have slide competitions… which kind of says it all).

    Other thoughts are Tai Chi, but that may be a bit of an old folk magnet, unless they are doing it properly… or there is an Akido club that I could look into, but can’t do their Monday sessions just yet as I have to travel upto Scotland that day on a weekly basis for a bit longer yet.

    wors
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    put an advert in the local shop!

    FoxyChick
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    Well, you could always see if anyone on this forum lives ’round and about!! πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    small South Lakes market town careful, that’s SFB territory πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon Capt. Kronos
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    Nah – not Kendal… that’s a metropolis that is! Ulverston.

    Premier Icon Capt. Kronos
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    Aye Foxy… just don’t want to constantly hassle you like!

    Gutted I couldn’t go out with yer good man today doing that mountain biking thing… but got a big week this week and need to shift as much of this lurgy as possible.

    FoxyChick – Member
    Well, you could always see if anyone on this forum lives ’round and about!!

    RobS, looks like you’ve pulled.

    I have to say, I’m most jealous. She’s been playing hard to get for ages with me! Treat her well!
    😈 πŸ˜‰ 😈

    walk into local pub, order pint, chat to barstaff/locals, simple

    Smee
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    Find the local dogging spots.

    Premier Icon Capt. Kronos
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    Aaaah Cap’n… it’s nice to see this place hasn’t changed too much πŸ˜†

    Premier Icon boxelder
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    Biketreks evening ride.
    The ridethelakes crew.
    If you fancy trying something different, there’s a 3hr Trailquest (bike orienteering) event running from Ravenglass (SW coast) next Sunday (8th Feb) – wide range of folk will be there (probably 70+, from 16yrs to 60+). We always end up in the pub for a couple of hours afterwards.
    Mail westcoastmtb@googlemail.com if you fancy more info – It’s really friendly and down to earth, and you’ll meet plenty riders (of the round and over the fells, then pub for a beer variety) from that area.

    FoxyChick
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    Well, offers on for next Sunday biking, followed by lunch out if you want!

    Hope your weeks goes OK!!

    Premier Icon ton
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    thisisnotaspoon – Member
    walk into local pub, order pint, chat to barstaff/locals, simple

    youv’e never been to ulverston have you??

    FoxyChick – Member
    Well, offers on for next Sunday biking, followed by lunch out if you want!

    Hope your weeks goes OK!!

    Thanks, petal. Your place or mine?
    πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon Capt. Kronos
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    Hmmm… Sunday… not sure yet – an old friend is enticing me over to Leeds to drink my bodyweight in beer, and I was kind of thinking of taking the “scenic” route to get there… via Macclesfield… to look at a motorbike πŸ˜‰ That may be the main draw for going through to Leeds come to mention it!

    FoxyChick
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    Mmmm….Leeds/whisky…Leeds/beer…there seems to be a pattern emerging! πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon Capt. Kronos
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    Last time I walked into the pub and started chatting to anyone random in Ulverston I was accosted by a very insistant and very “nice” boy. I had to threaten him with physical violence eventually to make him leave me alone!!!

    The bar man was in stitches. Git.

    Premier Icon Capt. Kronos
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    Yeah… there was beer last time too πŸ˜‰

    I am very versatile with my drinking!

    simonfbarnes
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    small South Lakes market town careful, that’s SFB territory

    no, I’m in cosmopolitan Lancaster!

    Ulverston.

    pub fight capital of the south Lakes I believe πŸ™

    5thElefant
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    Football club, rugby club or if team games aren’t your thing I’ve noticed that young ladies like horses. Get a horse. That fox-hunting thing looks a shit load of fun πŸ™‚

    simonfbarnes
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    I think I dislike horsey people more than footy. And I hate footy :o)

    Fagus
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    Most of my youth was misspent drinking Hartley’s XB in The Globe. Strange place Ulverston. Ever been to the Laurel & Hardy museum? The main attraction seems to be a door that one of them walked through once!

    5thElefant, in many places, getting involved with the hunt is a fine way to meet people.

    Premier Icon Capt. Kronos
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    I have managed to avoid the Laurel & Hardy museum thus far πŸ˜‰

    Funny enough I did live here once before, but that was 25 years ago… not that the place has changed much since I was a wee lad at Lightburn School.

    I do enjoy drinking the occasional pint of XB though πŸ˜‰

    FoxyChick
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    Eh, fagus, there’s nowt bloody strange about Ulverston!!! 😈

    -youv’e never been to ulverston have you??

    i was born round there :p

    Premier Icon ton
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    played rugby in the following up there
    ulverston
    millom
    walney
    lowca
    dearham
    frizington
    dearham
    barrow island
    hensingham.

    now i am a pretty outgoing kinda bloke.
    not much flusters me, but i would be a bit shaky going into a pub up there and introducing myself as a ‘oft comer’ πŸ˜€ good luck.

    Premier Icon Capt. Kronos
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    By born “around there” do you actually mean Barrow in Furness πŸ˜‰

    My wee sister was born there, and hates to be reminded of the fact for some reason… think she has ideas above her station though!!!

    simonfbarnes
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    getting involved with the hunt is a fine way to meet people.

    who like killing things πŸ™

    FoxyChick
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    thisisnotaspoon…I live in Ulverston!!!!!!!!!!!!

    simonfbarnes
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    get on the train one stop to Dalton, one pub every 10 steps down the main drag :o)

    robdob
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    That fox-hunting thing looks a **** load of fun

    It’s ok, the red coats are expensive and kinda itchy though.

    Tally Ho! πŸ˜‰

    5thElefant
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    5thElefant, in many places, getting involved with the hunt is a fine way to meet people.

    Yep, don’t doubt it.

    FoxyChick
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    Dalton???? 😯 😯 😯

    Fagus
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    Foxy, curiously I quite miss the place. Can’t agree with sfb (nothing new there) but I never saw a pub fight. Used to know all the pubs round there; is The Blacksmith’s up at scissors still going? Beer straight from the barrel sat on top of the bar, and sit on settees in the front lounge. Probably a gastro pub now.

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