The Earl of Doncaster
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So a few months ago me and my girlfriend Olivia were having a chat about the future. And in my typical fashion of avoiding adulthood and responsibilities I throw in "have you ever wanted to travel?" Anyway, to cut a long story short, here we are a few months later facing the adventure of a lifetime. To be fair it wasn't that simple. Once we decided we wanted to go, we thought the best thing to do was go to STA and find out what we needed to do. We turned up like a couple ...
... Hall. This pretty much sums up the attitude of our cricket team. We are supposed to meet at the ground at 11:15 for a 12:30 start. We had 8 people there by 11:30 which wasn't to bad except Whitley Hall had all their players there and had started warming up by this time. Browny and I were waiting for 10 minutes for the others to come out of the change room so we could do our warm-up, which only went for ten minutes as we were running out of time. Three ...
... it is but is was bursting at the seams. We sat down with Big Steve and Nicola which we enjoyed as they are more our type of people as opposed to Nikki and Deb, even if Steve and Nicola are old enough to be our parents. We watched the first half of the bands performance before we walked back to the house to get a good nights sleep before cricket against Whitley Hall ...
... more border crossings in the EU the most time-consuming is always returning to Great Britain. We queue and slowly shuffle forward. For the first time I am asked to remove my flip-up helmet completely so my country can decide if I am me. At least this time we are not pulled for a search as we were last year.
Sunday 24 August
And so we are home again after 60 days on the road. The only concrete evidence the new stickers ...
... luck at the gee-gees tomorrow.
Speed and such
75 miles today and highest average speed of 13.3 mph and second highest downhill speed of 35 mph, not quite topping my 36.6 mph yesterday when I was coming down from Tan Hill. Going through my mind when I hit these sort of speeds are the accidents which occurred when attempts were being made to break the sound barrier. I can't remember all the details but normal wing formations couldn't cope ...