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England Day Four

Preston and Childer Thornton

sunny 13 °C

This morning Neil and I got up and went down for breakfast at 7:00AM. Neil was anxious to get on the road for Preston where we had an appointment with the designer and builder of the Razor 3-wheel car. He had a prototype there for us to see but he doesn't build the car. It comes as a kit that you assemble yourself. You also have to provide the motorcycle engine the power the thing. We were there for more than 2 hours talking with David, the designer, and he even took Neil for a test drive in it. Neil seemed a bit shaken up after his ride and told me that he'd been blown away by the incredible speed that it could go in no time flat. I know there's a technical term for that but I can't put my finger on it at this moment. The car was very sleek and comfortable to sit in. Very aerodynamic. David was very friendly and answered all of our questions. He has been designing and manufacturing cars for 30 years. He is still tweaking the details of the Razor so it's really still in development even though there are a few of them on the road in England now. After this we took a drive to Southport and had a picnic lunch,at the very windy beach, in the car. Due to lack of sleep last night, we both needed a bit of a nap as well. I was awake for about 4 hours last night. I think it might have been something I ate. After our nap we got back onto the road and came here to Childer Thornton, a small place just down the road from Liverpool. Very nice, clean and reasonably priced motel. Last night's hotel left a lot to be desired, room size and comfy bed being the most glaring deficiencies. The staff here at the Premier Inn have been very friendly and helpful. The woman at the desk even printed out 4 pages of information about Chester for us when she found out we were planning on going there to walk through the ancient Roman ruins tomorrow.

Posted by lineke.rich 11:59 Archived in England

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