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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-08-2019, 19:55 Thread Starter
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Next week

Well we are off next week

A CL next to the Tissington trail

And I am trying out the tricycle

Iíll post because some of you may need a tricycle to get around as I now do

Albert will be on a bike

So we will compare the two

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Ooh - how exciting! Just think of all that freedom you will have
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Sandra - I hope you have a successful trip along the Tissington Trail. Just be careful as, if I recall correctly, the trail carries a slight slope from one end to the other - the first time we took our three young children there they wobbled along joyfully and we thought it was great fun. A picnic stop later we turned around only to realise that it was very slightly uphill all the way back - oops 🙊


The mere mention of the Tissington Trail has caused me to recall some happy days of family cycling and picnics - thank you.

Iím looking forward to hearing how you get on with that trike - please keep us informed.


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At last!! Can't wait for the report!

Good luck with it all Sandra!
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John, itís an electric trike

It is uphill one way, I have an excellent book written by a converted wheelchair user

For me this trip is to practise managing the trike and maybe sharing some of the beauty of the area for others

For a while my joy of MHoming has been marred by my mobility issues and inability to move far from the van

Buses are fine but often involve walks at either end , often far longer than the ď only a five minute walk ď

A bit like me in my heyday saying angle tarn from Wasdale , or honester slate mines to haystacks is an easy walk

In my day it was

Now five minutes can mean up to 30 for me and when I canít get there I still have to get back

So this trike hopefully will make the difference between seeing more than the inside of the van

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But should any of you wish to climb the mountains of the Lake District

Iím your man, Iíve climbed them all, walked all the ridge routes

Listened to Vagner on mountain tops, slid down screes, been lost in mists with 6 kids, but safe because I knew those mountains

Gazed on clouds below me

Walked in snow drifts up Lords Rake, occasionally in anotherís footstep , cursed because they were just that bit longer stride than mine, swam naked in high tarns , marvelled at the cathedral route to Pillar and sent our German Shepherd , Odin , across to test snow drifts

Oh, yes once I could walk

And if you still can climb them , put a stone on the cairn for me


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Isn't it great to have the memories, even if we can't do it any more?

So much better than never having the experience.....

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Iíve bought mirrors

And so has Albert , Iím worried about failing to recognise the width of the back wheels

He thinks they could be a useful safety addition to those who cycle for a hobby, or on holiday, cycling on roads

So we will report on that as well

To the few who now follow me

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And for those who follow Shadow

The MH hound from hell

Well he will try to run, some of the Tissington trail

Heís 11, most of his bowels missing

No way should he have lasted so long

But heís here, looking at me, and looking good

Still in control of the whole family , getting to sort out the youngest, archer, a bit young yet to nip into submission

But the kids love this not so gentle giant , nips not withstanding

And so do we

So I guess he will run some of the trail

Slowly, but so will I

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Hope you've got a bell Sandra?! Hate it when cyclists whiz up behind with no warning. Either that or put Shadow out in front to warn everyone of your approach
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