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Hippychick
16-04-2009, 05:54 PM
View from a Travelodge

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A very sparkly Heidi on the Chunnel

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Heidi & I at Camp Pinder

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The Pinders arriving at Camp Pinder

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How many people does it take to change a brake light bulb?

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Thanks Matt, Cat, Nige & Andrew :thumb:



The temperature according to Mercedes was

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Hardly a cloud in the sky

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The boys spent time admiring Nige’s shiny engine

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So there was no time to get wood & that evening we had to improvise

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Hippychick
16-04-2009, 05:55 PM
The next few days are a bit of a blur but basically the sun shone

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The ladies of Pinder Mansion relaxed (& spent many hours taking photos - thanks Lou :thumb: )

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Andrew indulged in a spot of washing up

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Cat & Matt got some practice in for when they’re 17

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Simon arrived

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I spent many a happy hour walking round the track with Andrew & Simon….

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Finding some more out of the way viewing points

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Simon took me up the castle

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The sun shone some more

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The boys got wood together

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And many a happy hour was spent drinking & talking round the camp fire

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Hippychick
16-04-2009, 05:57 PM
As always it was a great trip. It was lovely to catch up with some old friends and to meet new friends. It wouldn’t be the same without Northloop! :veryhappy:

A few thanks:

Thanks to Nige, Simon & Andrew T for the pax laps & especially to Nige for the impressive driving at Breidsheid.

Thanks to Stip for the note you left on Heidi

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Thanks to all at the Comfy Corner and the Burgstube for the food & wine

Thanks to Joel for finding these pics of me and to Lou for taking lots more

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Thanks to Simon & Andrew for your company while walking in the woods, and especially to Simon for not keeping count of the number of times I swore at Foxhole!

Thanks again to Simon for being brave enough to pax with me, for the tuition and for being my wingman on the journey home

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Thanks to Jim & Jude for rescuing my hat on the E42 and for the impressive handover!


And finally thanks to Heidi…dirty girl that she now is!

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Ian H
16-04-2009, 06:14 PM
Originally posted by Hippychick@Apr 16 2009, 06:55 PM
Simon took me up the castle
Lucky girl :lol: :lol:


Good report Helen, photo reports are much better than having to read :thumb:

Ian

Jim Cameron
16-04-2009, 06:30 PM
No problem Helen. Hat delivered by 400 Bhp :thumb:

ROC
16-04-2009, 06:31 PM
"The boys got wood together"

Oooer missus :whistle: :D

Gary Kinghorn
16-04-2009, 07:16 PM
Excellent stuff, thanks for sharing :thumb:

Stan
16-04-2009, 07:21 PM
I miss getting wood with the boys.

Weeman
16-04-2009, 07:47 PM
I always get wood when I see my boys

driveforward
16-04-2009, 07:57 PM
Great to meet you Helen, next time make sure you grab a passenger lap in the Arosa ;)

AndrewH
16-04-2009, 08:07 PM
bloody 'drive foward' and his hip hugging seats, i certainly could not go for a lap

Good to meet you helen!

Hippychick
16-04-2009, 08:22 PM
Originally posted by Jim Cameron@Apr 16 2009, 07:30 PM
No problem Helen. Hat delivered by 400 Bhp :thumb:
I had a feeling when you sailed past the parking place that it would be an interesting handover! :P

Hippychick
16-04-2009, 08:29 PM
Originally posted by Stan+Apr 16 2009, 08:21 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Stan &#064; Apr 16 2009, 08:21 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>I miss getting wood with the boys.[/b]
<!--QuoteBegin-Weeman@Apr 16 2009, 08:47 PM
I always get wood when I see my boys[/quote]

Stan - I&#39;m shocked&#33; :blink:

But Dave, that really doesn&#39;t surprise me&#33; :D

Hippychick
16-04-2009, 08:43 PM
Originally posted by driveforward+Apr 16 2009, 08:57 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (driveforward &#064; Apr 16 2009, 08:57 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>Great to meet you Helen, next time make sure you grab a passenger lap in the Arosa ;)[/b]
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bloody &#39;drive foward&#39; and his hip hugging seats, i certainly could not go for a lap

Good to meet you helen&#33;[/quote]

Great to meet you both too :thumb:

I&#39;d love a pax lap - I&#39;d offer you a pax lap in Heidi in return but it won&#39;t be that exciting&#33; Although I think I improved a bit this time....I seem to know the track a bit better now and the traffic doesn&#39;t worry me as much as it did. Not quite driving Miss Daisy but not far off&#33;&#33;&#33;

Tim in Yorkshire
17-04-2009, 07:05 AM
A great report Helen, those sunny skies bring back fond memories, even if Nige and Simon&#39;s wood was a little too damp...

I&#39;ll have to try and get a pax lap next time, there&#39;s nothing like top down action :o

rossm
17-04-2009, 07:09 AM
Nice one :thumb:

When you back over then?

Simon
17-04-2009, 07:40 AM
Enjoyed reading that, Helen :thumb: . Good to see you again.

willay
17-04-2009, 08:54 AM
thanks for the report helen

jon_r
17-04-2009, 09:07 AM
:thumb:

Nice to meet you Helen&#33;

SimonP
17-04-2009, 10:02 AM
A fine report Helen. It was great to meet you and a privilege to do some topless lapping. I must admit it was my first time getting wood with Nige and Andrew but I soon got to grips with it.

Jim and Jude-It was an impressive handover. More impressive was the noise 400BHP makes with two down changes and foot to the floor. Noice :thumb:

welly gt
17-04-2009, 01:15 PM
Nice to meet you helen and good report, have you any more trips planned.....

leavingeasy
17-04-2009, 02:29 PM
Absolutely top report Helen, thank you so much for the updates too, it really depressed me even more&#33;

Going to try and call tomorrow to catch up- looking forward to hearing all about it&#33;&#33;

Hippychick
17-04-2009, 04:39 PM
A quick update - I think I got back in the nick of time...when I started Heidi this morning this light came on

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:(

Before I left Germany on Tuesday I think I mentioned to Simon that Heidi didn&#39;t seem to have as much oomph (a technical term&#33;) as usual.

Anyway, another quick trip to 3points in Bristol and they fixed the problem FOR FREE&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33; It&#39;s all still connected to the "oil in the ECU" problem - this time it was the air flow motor playing up, but they&#39;ve reset it now and all is well. They think that giving her a bit of a blast on the autobahn and the Ring probably helped to give her a bit of a blow through and recommended that I do it more often&#33; You can&#39;t go wrong when you have a garage recommending regular trips to the Ring :thumb:



Thanks for all your comments B) It was really good to meet so many of you on this trip - if anyone fancies a topless pax lap next trip, just let me know&#33; (assuming it&#39;s not raining&#33;)

I&#39;ll be out again for the 24 hour race and if finances allow I&#39;m considering a longer trip in the Summer (it would be rude not to&#33;) so maybe see you there then&#33;

Hippychick
17-04-2009, 04:44 PM
Originally posted by Bigend@Apr 17 2009, 11:02 AM
A fine report Helen. It was great to meet you and a privilege to do some topless lapping. I must admit it was my first time getting wood with Nige and Andrew but I soon got to grips with it.



You just needed to mention helmets somewhere in there & you&#39;d have had the full set of innuendos in one paragraph&#33; :P

BTW congratulations on almost doubling your post count in 2 days :thumb:


Nick - I look forward to a jolly good natter...not too early though, eh?&#33;

Stan
17-04-2009, 06:01 PM
A topless pax round the ring sounds fantastic but my wife is not happy about it for some reason :fish:

Gary Kinghorn
17-04-2009, 06:19 PM
Originally posted by Stan@Apr 17 2009, 07:01 PM
A topless pax round the ring sounds fantastic but my wife is not happy about it for some reason :fish:
Women :nono:

Floyd
17-04-2009, 10:44 PM
The last time someone was taken up the castle there was a proposal :whistle:

Hippychick
18-04-2009, 09:17 AM
There was a proposal to go get hot chocolate at the Burgstube when it got boring looking at the fog&#33;

The hot chocolate there is much better than at the Devil&#39;s Diner :thumb:

bimmer
19-04-2009, 12:15 AM
Good report.

Is the food at the Devil&#39;s Diner as good as their hot chocolate?

Hippychick
19-04-2009, 07:32 AM
Originally posted by bimmer@Apr 19 2009, 01:15 AM

Is the food at the Devil&#39;s Diner as good as their hot chocolate?
Service was very slow & there was a lot of confusion over the cashless cards, especially when we needed a refund for 3 items on the bill that we hadn&#39;t ordered&#33;&#33;&#33;

The food was ok though - better than it was at the Grune Holle, but there&#39;s not a huge choice

Louise
20-04-2009, 09:24 AM
The fire was nice and warm &#33;&#33;

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Hippychick
20-04-2009, 04:57 PM
It was&#33; Well done to the boys for getting wood&#33; :P

It looks like Tim&#39;s spontaneously combusted&#33;

Tim in Yorkshire
20-04-2009, 05:24 PM
I&#39;m always on fire ;)



























:lol: :lol: :lol:

Hippychick
20-04-2009, 05:32 PM
You should go careful when getting wood then&#33; :P