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    Reason for headwind.

    Posted on the pie report about the headwind I experienced today. It was a little unexpected but there was a reason- Apparantly there was a hurricane just down the coast. Not the full blown tornadoes that some of you have so nothing too severe but that headwind nearly ruined a decent ride. It hit at Shoreham, the town where I work so I exp[ect a few mopping up operations to have to be done tomorrow- AND it actually hit the Yearly Air Show that was being held in the Town.

    Other than that- it was a good weekend but still no sign of rain coming to ease our "Drought" problem.
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    Was it actually a hurricane? I didn't think they got as far north as England.

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    Any wind over 74mph, at sea.
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    Your post triggered the rememberance of a quote from my 8th grade geography teacher, "Air moves form regions of high pressure or heavy air to regions of low pressure or light air, and that my dear students is the defintion of wind."
    Oh I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused. But since their wings have got rusted, you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain, that's when I knew that I could not refuse. And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

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    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
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    Confess Time

    I got it wrong

    Last night as I was working on the computer- I caught the Last bit of the Newsflash.

    A Hurricane had hit Shoreham and it was at the Airshow. Unfortunately it was one of the Second World war Hurricane planes that was doing the Battle of Britain Flypast and it had a problem and crashed just off of the Airport. Only 1 casualty and it was the pilot that was killed but Britain has lost one of the 12 remaining Hurricanes left in the world.

    So Still no real reason for the Strong wind from yesterday - unless it was me wearing out faster than I should have done.
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    Headwinds were invented in Florida to make up for their dearth of hills to climb.

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    A Hawker Hurricane. What a great plane. It was responsible for winning the Battle of Britain, wasn't it? When I was a kid, the Spitfire was the cool model to have, but I liked the Hurricane. A tragedy to have lost one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerlenbach@cfl. View Post
    A Hawker Hurricane. What a great plane. It was responsible for winning the Battle of Britain, wasn't it? When I was a kid, the Spitfire was the cool model to have, but I liked the Hurricane. A tragedy to have lost one.
    The plane only helped. The British people were responsible for winning the Battle of Britain.

    "These are not dark days; these are great days - the greatest days our country has ever lived; and we must all thank God that we have been allowed, each of us according to our stations, to play a part in making these days memorable in the history of our race."

    But then again, look at what they were defending:

    This royal throne of kings, this scepter'd isle,
    This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
    This other Eden, demi-paradise,
    This fortress built by Nature for herself
    Against infection and the hand of war,
    This happy breed of men, this little world,
    This precious stone set in the silver sea,
    Which serves it in the office of a wall,
    Or as a moat defensive to a house,
    Against the envy of less happier lands,
    This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England...

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    You can have your headwinds. I was taking the wee doggie for a ride in his trailer the other day. If you think sitting up from the drops catches the wind, you ought to try it with a thumping great big trailer. Dead set, on a couple of occasions there, a sudden gust felt like a stick had been shoved through me front spokes.

    Needless to say, the dog had fun ... especially when I tried to go between two posts that were about half an inch too close together (had to do a full on thrust kick to get the trailer free).

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    Historian - was that Churchill?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerlenbach@cfl. View Post
    Historian - was that Churchill?
    Yes, that was Churchill. And Shakespeare. And here's Churchill again:

    "When I warned [the French] that Britain would fight on alone, whatever they did, their Generals told their Prime Minister and his divided cabinet: 'In three weeks, England will have her neck wrung like a chicken.

    "Some chicken....Some neck!

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