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Thursday, 7 August 2008

Cubbies Counties hits the jackpot!!!







Well I can't resist telling you this, even though it isn't quite in the bag....but the Grampian Classic MCC are making a club donation to CC which will apparently take me over the £1000 mark!!! I probably shouldn't have said it yet but am too excited to keep it to myself. On that subject, you may have noticed a sneaky little 'donation' button has appeared on here. This, believe it or not, is as a result of people actually asking me to add one so its easier to send money. If you click on it, it should open up a Paypal page where all you need to do is enter your details and then the payment is sent. Regret to say though that I can't take any more credit card payments, but bank and Paypal account transfers are fine. Go on.....could someone try it out....just to see if it works....please?

Had a cracking meeting at the club on Tuesday night....a visit to Peterhead fire station. We all thought it would be a bit boring but t'was far from it. Started with a video about accidents on the road (sorry, Road Traffic Collisions) and the various tasks they have, whether it be cutting people out or dealing with vehicle fires and that kind of thing. We were shown quite a few pics of gory accidents, which really does make you think. Stupidly, they're not allowed to show this stuff to the most 'at risk' group of teenage drivers (need I say boy racers?) because it might scare them. Hum-blimmin-bug. Why shouldn't they be scared? At least that way they might learn something. The general consensus in the room was that it should be compulsory for them to watch videos like this! After that we had a tour of the station, looking at the gear they have to wear, the neee-naaaws and all the equipment they carry. Each fire engine has a wet side and a dry side, ie hoses etc on the right and cutting tools and first aid stuff on the left. The cutting tools are rather hefty, I could only just lift one, never mind hold it above my head which is what they have to do. Of course, all the chaps could manage it easily..... The breathing gear is quite heavy too, this is needed for entering buildings and gives the fire fighter 33 minutes, I think he said the safe operating time is more like 22, then you know you need to get out. At the end we were taken round the block in the neee-naaaw in groups of 5 - only 5 seats plus the driver in each wagon. Was surprised to find out they are automatic these days, which the guys don't particularly like. The worst thing apparently is stopping these vehicles, so if you see one in your rear view mirror when you're waiting at a junction....prepare to get out the way! All in all it was a great evening out, organised by club member Phil from Buckie, so thanks for that Phil, and thanks to Kevin and Neil from the station - who were on call by the way so if the bell had sounded we would have been chucked out! Nice ride home in the dark on the old MZ Skorp, bit chilly though. Must be that time of year already.




Off out to the open air garage to get Cubbie ready for the S&T Regularity run this weekend....

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Off out to the open air garage to get Cubbie ready for the S&T Regularity run this weekend....

Feeding cubbie oatmeal and prunes?

BigBob

starfirebird said...

I've tested the Donate button for you - it works!!

Well done GBC, Cubbies Counties looks great fun and I'm happy to see something being done for ME - I was diagnosed with it years ago and was lucky enough to recover after a couple of years or so but I knew a couple of people who suffered so badly they were frequently wheel-chair bound.

Happy biking!

Gorgeous Biker Chick said...

WOOOO HOOOOOO!!!! Thank you so much to the people who have tested the DONATION button! It seems to work very well so if anyone else wishes to sampe the experience, please go right ahead....

Starfirebird, thanks for your comment, hopefully this event is not only raising the profile of M.E but providing an entertaining read in CBG and on here, showing that old bikes can be ridden and enjoyed. Keep popping in to see my progress.

Bigbob, I couldn't possibly tell you Cubbies secret diet...

Tritonrat said...

well done Miss
Ya should be over the thou by now.

Regards Tritonrat

Anonymous said...

Mmmmmmmm Firemen!!!

Heidi ;o)

Gorgeous Biker Chick said...

Heidi....I might have guessed that would be you!

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