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Spitfire vs Garden Shed

Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 13:32:52 -0500
To all the nay Sayers
 
I took the back garden fence/gate down today and drove the Spitfire into the back yard and into the shed. As you can all see from the attached photo it just fits. I am able to close the doors. I had hoped to be able to slide the car over to one side of the shed but in order to do this I would have to take both the front and rear bumpers off. Like Brian said I should have made it 20 feet long instead of just 12 feet. Oh well I really didn't want to store the car in the shed all winter as I hope to put the twin SU carburetors and the 4-2-1 Exhaust header on this winter.
I've also attached a recent photo of Asko who is now 14 years old. He is still doing well although it's a bit slow going around the block these days.
The other picture (that's me on the right) was taken on Saturday, November 10th, while on a 60 km bike ride with the Kanata Napean Bicycle Club. We cycled from Centrepointe along the Ottawa River downtown to the Portage bridge and crossed over to Gatineau and cycled back along the Ottawa River to Aylmer and back again to the Champlain Bridge. We stopped several times as evidenced by the photo taken on the Portage Bridge with the Parliament buildings in the background. We had planned to have lunch at the Marina in Aylmer but it was closed so we ended up going to a Tim Horton's instead. It was a bit chilly (+4 C) when we started out at 11:00 but by the time we crossed over the Portage Bridge and started heading West it warmed up a bit or maybe it just seemed that way as we had the wind to our backs then.
 

Cheers, Roly 

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