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Thread: Lightweight Industry Needs a Keg-up

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    ‹bermensch Peewiglet's Avatar
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    Good new pic, JD

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    thankyou PW I like yours as well

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    Perhaps we ought now to pause to wait response from Bob et al.

    (Otherwise we'll be at Cannes Youth Hostel before we know it!)

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    Yep that sounds like a sensible approach

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    Oh the pressure!

    That AND run a website AND record some more podcasts .......

    Why do I do this to myself?

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    Come on Bob, it's not as if you've got a proper job...

    ;-)

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    lol

    define a proper job after all I got called a pen pushing burecrat today by a pensioner!

    is it any wonder things have reached This level?

    Anyawy to get back on topic (a change I know)

    When and where is the sejour going to happen?

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    ^^
    "Despite the DWP being ahead of target in cutting jobs and deteriorating service levels..."
    First time I read that I took it that the DWP had a target for deteriorating its service levels! Maybe it does!!
    Sorry to divert the topic.

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    Why not do a lightweight gear show after something like the TGO challenge or a charity trek. The latest edition of TGO was saying in America cottage industries often show off their kit before the start of the big trails.

    I reckon after would be good. People will realise how much excess weight they were carrying and be persuaded to buy stuff, whereas people might not want to chance it at the last minute if you held it before.

    Just an idea...

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    Would some kind of exhibition at the final control point of the tgo Challenge in Montrose be possible? It would have to last for the time folk are reporting in, though.

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    THe only problem is that Bob is on the Challenge!

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    But surely he'll be travelling fast and light, so he can get to Challenge Control first and set up the gear show?


    ;-)

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    Yeah but my wife is coming with me ... know what I mean guys? .... ;-))









    Hope she doesn't read this .....

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    Bob, Bob ....

    ... think of you're commercial reputation !!!

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    Ooops!!

    She read it and you might like to know I got a severe thrashing ....


    Hmmm nice!

    And Andy? Second w/e in Feb? Yes or no?

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    Hope so Bob. Speak soon. Am also looking for a day out, during the week, soon. Up for it?

    (After all of this Lib Dem leadership stuff, perhaps you should keep the thrashing to yourselves!)

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    Hm, Bob C for leader of the Lib Dems?

    (Then he'd have a party whip!!!!)


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    Okay so I have to admit to being beaten on this one!

    I've tried a dozen places locally which would be ideal for a mini lightweight show, but as I was aiming for April it clashes with the Easter break and of course the start of wedding season, which I had forgotten about!!

    May is too close to the TGO crossing so I am going to see if I can organise something for August, so people will still have time to use the gear before the weather changes.

    I'll start a new page on my website for people to contribute their thoughts and register their interest and it gives me much more time to get products and support from the rest of the trade.

    Give me a couple of days to start it and then join in peeps!

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    I forgot to mention, that as a result of this problem I hope to try and get a small stand in the outer parts of the universe, (probably near the toilets and bins) at the Outdoors Show! So if I can get some samples of unique lightweight kit in time, I'll bring them along.

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    so next to the TGO and Trail stands then Bob :-))



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