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News of everyday village life, training for a long-distance cycle ride, our Foyle's War Club and good things generally.
16.93 miles were covered today in the push for Pedal to Paris fitness, according to Map My Ride!
It has been another beautiful day and Lady Egality decided to join me on her bike. We cycled along the lanes in tandem which was very companionable.
About half-way round today’s training route, we suddenly found ourselves in the middle of a Chinook manoeuvre..
We were cycling next to RAF Odiham and watched one of the Base’s Chinooks fly right overhead:
It looked so ungainly and heavy in the air; we were both mesmerised watching it hover in one spot for simply ages.
It must be a pretty extraordinary feeling to pilot such a whopping machine.
We stayed for a long time watching it; it was sobering to think all the training is necessary for the troops to be prepared for service out in Afghanistan.
But then we cycled off and, once away from the RAF Base, felt fancy-free again.
When the Agent came home tonight, he arrived bearing a parcel for me – how exciting is that!
Guess what was inside, wrapped up in all the tissue paper…..
Pedal Power shoes with cleats attached! Gosh – that’s serious gear! There was even a shoe maintenance manual provided.
I’ve got to change the pedals on my Poppy Bike to these Power Pedals so that my feet in the new cycling shoes, will snap in and out of them.
If I forget I’m wearing shoes with cleats, I will keep falling off. So…I’d better concentrate for a change.
I’m going to have to practise clicking in and out of the pedals quite a lot to get the hang of it. Perhaps I should start off on the lawn – what do you think?
Yours hoping I don’t fall off however,Read More
I am delighted to report that The Graf von Blommehön (Chairman),Lady Sebright and Colonel Pyncheon have returned safe and sound from their skiing holiday in Verbier with no broken bones.Read More
I’m so glad that Spring is finally here! It’s much easier trying to sort out the garden when the sun is shining!Read More
Although the really important UK Sporting Races on the water have already taken place near Castle Coop…Read More
I am delighted to report that despite being busy skiing all day in the Swiss Alps and enjoying the wonderful combination of late snow and sun, The Graf von Blommehön (Chairman),Lady Sebright and Colonel Pyncheon have not forgotten the members of our International Friday Night Foyle’s War Club.Read More