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bmetcalf

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At Shadow Lake in 1977, Bill Hancock amazed us with his swimming each morning in that frigid lake.
 

ericg

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Stopped long ago daily swimming in the English Channel Eric, I did love open swimming doing a mile or more daily after July weather permitting, the yearly event was Plaidy beach to Looe Island with brother Harvey giving him a ten-minute start and arriving ten minutes early on Island beach trying to fend off the aggressive female warden saying I won't walk any further on the beach just waiting for my brother to arrive. It's a nature reserve.
The longest swim is Looe to Polperro about 4.5 miles in two hours five minutes being my best time than 2 hours 35mins for RNLI four days later with a wet suit shortie 1989 then again 2005 in 2 Hours 17 mins after I returned from the annual rally at Ugthorp Park 17 years later maintaining 59 strokes a minute from start to finish Harvey's wife Ann was in the safety boat timing me. About 7,500 strokes.
My last swim in 2010 on sister Mary's birthday 9th September was a three-mile swim from Down Derry to Looe 2 hours 25mins worst swim I've ever done an N.W. wind blew up but being offshore leaving the sea reasonably calm but producing white horses, taking on so much water I felt I was peeing continuously, nearly throwing in the towel several times. But the feeling of satisfaction walking up Looe beach alongside the Banjo Pier is something I will remember when I'm dying.
The reason I did it in the first place was for sister Mary as she could swim and play in the sea all day without feeling the cold. I was jealous. The Channel was always there but the time & money required to do it was prohibitive.
September is one of the warmest sea temperature months of the year and 1981 was the last year that the day multiplying the month equalled the year in the last century. She lived in Polperro, I didn't make it that year and she died in 1984 but the dream lived on for her.
Now it's taking me 25 mins to swim 300 meters in a 23-degree Celcius 10-meter heated pool. No longer a pretty sight.
bananaman
I can appreciate achievements in sport and this is really impressive Marcus. Your dear sister should have been proud of you.
Cheers.
 

peter holmes

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I first met Marcus in 1966, seems an awful long time ago now, back then he seemed more aquatic than terrestrial, for someone like myself that could barely save my own life in the deep end of a swimming pool Marcus was an awesome sight, a bit like an amalgamation of Jonny Weissmuller and Charles Atlas, whilst in our swimming attire I tried never to stand to close to him to avoid comparison, as Marcus now states he is not able to perform the endurance swimming feats that he was once capable of, but he still remains one of the nicest people that I have ever met, oh and by the way I also include Christine in the last sentence, not sure how good Christine is at swimming though.
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Marcus Bowden

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Where did you dig that photo out from can't make out where it is but must be before father died and that was 1994.
She beets me hands down now and she only does Trudgeon (side stroke that is ) and occasionally breast but moves better than me now.
 

Little Honda

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My son, who is a cardiologist, phoned me because he had instructions for the hospitals where he works, the French Ministry of Health has cancelled all his coronography interventions. Please note the virus could migrate very well… the figures are far below the potential reality, children can carry the virus, people over 65 can suffer more from the virus (7% of those infected and 14% beyond 70 years) are a risk of death, take care of yourself
According to an official advice of the European Ministry of Health, you should stay at home, if anyhow possible,
and have sex only with your wife, until the risk is over
 

ray vinmad

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According to an official advice of the European Ministry of Health, you should stay at home, if anyhow possible,
and have sex only with your wife, until the risk is over
Dear Little Honda,
Thank you for bringing this back on subject.
Did you ever build that Shadow starting with a spare carb.?

Ray
 

Vincent Brake

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4
Sale:
Little machine building company.

Not much to do anymore.

Owner wants to go in motors

Anybody? Out There?
 

Canadiancomet

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We had our first death in Manitoba..39 cases so far...a couple of weeks ago we had nothing..Groups of 5 are the norm and only essential things are open, groceries stores etc and o yeah the Government run Liquor Stores. We haven't left home for 15 days..Quality basement shop time and now the garage has warmed up...that's all from the Manitoba section
 

vibrac

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I have been in the workshop and not outside the garden for 23 days half building bikes half tiding I started the tin box once and drove down the drive and back and parked it with a brick rather than a hand brake. worst job was cleaning the bottom of the cleaning tank I swear the black gunge was alive! by the time this is over I may even get the Scott to start on the kickstart. Its taken a week to stick down the seat cover of the 650 triumph to the metal base where it was fraying using adhesive and small clamps I am thinking of a new thread "jobs I would have never got around to without the isolation policy"
 
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Glenliman

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Excellent tune and has great hidden meaning.
If you play it backwards, similar to the Beatles White Album, " Stay the" becomes " Stay and".
My bunk mate remains unconvinced.

Glen
 

ClassicBiker

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Been working from home for the last two weeks. The boy (11) has been off school just as long, doing online learning. Been to the auto parts store once, the VFW to do a little work there all other activities are suspended, and the grocery store yesterday and today. Only going to the VFW because I'm the Quartermaster and need to check on the building, pay bills, and pickup mail. Otherwise I'm currently in hermit mode.
Steven
 

Vincent from Ghent

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This was sent to me by a friend that works for the WHO in Copenhagen.
Do you have a direct link to this movie ? I would like to forward it to non-VOC members and it doesn't seem to work if you are not logged in. Funny movie but with a clear message why the lock down is necessary.
Thanks for posting.
 

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