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From Rust to Lust - Caroline

The Camper, lovingly known as Caroline is finally having Paint. It's been a long time coming, she's had her fair share of problems along the way. New arches, sills, battery tray, floor panels, mounts, joints, brake lines, the list goes on. Anyway, she's coming together now and it will soon be time for me to sort out the interior. I'll get some more updates and pics on here as soon as. I have loads, from rust to lust..

Day one on leave

Setting sale for the Island from Portsmouth, gotta say this is the worst port to use to get to the Island. Traffic is always a killer, lots of delays and stopping in the mid noon heat. Yes, heat! It's unusual to have that stuff in a British summer :-) I know I always mention the weather, always have. It's all good though, loving this year, rain and all. Pleased to be getting on my holiday though. Looking forward to cycling, messing around on the beach and of course a trip to the pier. How very exciting, I hear you say. Well, not really the pier has been the same for about seven years. There's still a dirty den fruit machine.

I was gonna bring my Windsurfer but poor Callum looked so sad with all that stuff on his roof, maybe next time. Tonight I'm off to see Cowes week fire works and of course have a few beers. Tomorrow a swim and look to do something I've never done or go somewhere I've never been.

Good news as well today, Caroline, my Vdub is going into paint …

First Brew

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"Home brew, first batch of the year. Ale for 32p a pint. "

Dasher & Flasher

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"Brewing, Dasher & Flasher for Christmas"

Cyclemeter Cycle (Mountain) 8 Aug 2012 20:04:33

Finished Mountain Bike: 8 Aug 2012 20:45:06
Route: Weekday
Google Maps URL:
Import URL:
Ride Time: 39:18
Stopped Time: 1:13
Distance: 5.63 miles
Average: 8.60 mph
Fastest Speed: 16.09 mph
Ahead of Best Ride: 4:59
Ascent: 480 feet
Descent: 484 feet
Calories: 603

Cyclemeter Cycle (Mountain) 2 Aug 2012 19:49:46

Finished Mountain Bike: 2 Aug 2012 20:39:52
Route: Weekday
Google Maps URL:
Import URL:
Ride Time: 46:43
Stopped Time: 3:14
Distance: 8.08 miles
Average: 10.37 mph
Fastest Speed: 25.53 mph
Ahead of Median Ride: 1:32
Ascent: 420 feet
Descent: 404 feet
Calories: 720