Box Hill – Astride “il Cervo”

View from the top.

View from the Top

View from the Top

So Good Friday was spent astride “Il Cervo” as team Volpe assaulted Box Hill in Surrey. We managed 3 and a half circuits of Box Hill and Headley Heath, climbing that hill 4 times before I missed the moment when Adam fell off sideways, his feet trapped in the cleats. The way he said it over the phone sounded more like “I’ve got my leeks trapped in my teeth!” The muffled sound of hedgerow in his mouth.

Only he could do that quietly on a back road in Surrey, the last time it happened to me was in Parliament Square in front of a passing tourist bus and a collection of MPs..

Oh, how I would loved to have captured the moment when Adam fell to earth.

It’s all well and good having a smart phone, but when the owner isn’t as smart as the phone it’s never going to function at 100%. I was in my own little world as always and off downhill with a bugs in my teeth grin at over 50 km/h hour downhill with a hurricane behind me. Call me Walter Mitty.

From where Sara saw it, he just came to a halt and just keeled over.

Team Leader

Team Leader

Much as you all make fun of me for my ever changing and rotating wardrobe, Adam was the only one who changed shirts yesterday. He used the excuse to strip naked at the side of the road by just explaining he was a little hot.

We stopped at the top of Box Hill, for some photo opportunities and then on for lunch in a Pub. They didn’t seem to take kindly to anyone wearing Lycra and it took them an hour and fifty minutes to produce our food. Admittedly some of the Lycra was a little tight, or perhaps the owners of said garments were overfilling them to overflowing.

Team Volpe 1

Team Volpe 1

 

Team Volpe 2

Team Volpe 2

I must take a moment to congratulate Sara on her London Marathon time of 3hr 15min. She managed to run a marathon in only slightly longer than it took us to order and eat our food….. Her treat is in the window!

Well they’re not treats, they’re Mini Eggs, Cream Eggs, Smarties, Sainsbury’s own, and what appears to be everyones favourite, Maltesers……

There is a waiting list for when I take them out!

Shorts and Sweets

Shorts and Sweets

We have also had to warn a customer off. Well I did warn him several, but such is the life of a non entity like me with a celebrity stalker.

Creepy

Creepy

A very Happy Easter to all.

 

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