Moving to soton for a new job, any bears in the area?

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Asposium
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Moving to soton for a new job, any bears in the area?

Post by Asposium » Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:18 pm

Have a new job in Southampton starting 1st December.
Going to initially rent.
Are there any bears local?
Would be good to have like minded nutters in a new area.

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Re: Moving to soton for a new job, any bears in the area?

Post by psling » Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:26 pm

You can always wave to Sean across The Solent :-bd
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Re: Moving to soton for a new job, any bears in the area?

Post by Tomwoodbury » Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:36 pm

Hi I’m in Hedge End just on the outskirts. Mainly ride New Forest and Meon Valley.

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Re: Moving to soton for a new job, any bears in the area?

Post by shutuplegs » Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:14 pm

I’m in Winchester, lived in Soton for years.
Keen for rides!
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Re: Moving to soton for a new job, any bears in the area?

Post by Specialist Hoprocker » Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:19 pm

I'm a bit further up the A31 near Farnham. :-bd

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Re: Moving to soton for a new job, any bears in the area?

Post by Asposium » Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:31 pm

great stuff.

seems there are a few.

working in hamble, likely to stay at the travel lodge in soton initially.
so, new forest camping at the weekend; saves me the cost of the hotel. :lol:
i am a northerner afterall. : :grin:

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Re: Moving to soton for a new job, any bears in the area?

Post by sean_iow » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:04 pm

I'll be up for coming over for bivis, obviously once we're alllowed. Moff is local to Southampton as well. Between us we've got 2 gears, one each, but don't hold that against us :grin:

It's also not far to the south downs from Southampton and there's a few active further east along the sdw.
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Re: Moving to soton for a new job, any bears in the area?

Post by Laurensdad » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:30 pm

Yep, on the edge of the New Forest.
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Re: Moving to soton for a new job, any bears in the area?

Post by Moff » Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:43 am

As Sean has said I'm local (Eastleigh) mostly trundling the hinterlands between Soton and Winch at the mo.
Happy to meet up for a pedal if you wish/impart any knowledge I may have.

Looks like there could be a BB South Central to arrange?

- Sean, mostly multispeeding it at the mo, gimpy ankle is liking the squish of the full suss!

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Re: Moving to soton for a new job, any bears in the area?

Post by sean_iow » Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:47 am

Moff wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:43 am
- Sean, mostly multispeeding it at the mo, gimpy ankle is liking the squish of the full suss!
I've done a lot of riding on my 1x11 Spearfish recently, but we should keep these things quiet or risk being ostracised at ssuk next year :wink:
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Re: Moving to soton for a new job, any bears in the area?

Post by Dyffers » Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:52 pm

A bit further away, I'm in North Dorset, but I tend to ride east into the New Forest quite often as its way flatter and significantly less claggy than my other options. :lol:

I've been riding on my own so much this year I've almost forgotten what group rides are like. I might even resurrect the SS Karate Monkey if there's some type 2 group Winter fun being planned (that's if the kids and work let me have a day off :wink: ).

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Re: Moving to soton for a new job, any bears in the area?

Post by RobLyon » Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:28 pm

Congratulations on the new job :-bd

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