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TG thought she'd hang up her tyres for awhile to get into the building trade and has been sustaining injury after injury.
1. Back from using her back like a crane
2. Groin whilst straddling 2 roof joists to hand over a bucket
3. Back a couple more times as TG did not learn the golden rule the first or the second time - "DO NOT USE YOUR BACK LIKE A CRANE"

So her holiday from us ended when the Olympics began. It's excursion time!

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Tyre Grandma had persuaded TG to take us out onto the streets of London to help enhance the Olympic Spirit of unity and peace. We were to boldly go where no other tyres had been dragged.

We were given a new lick of paint to shine out our message to the world. Unity and Peace.

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We paraded through narrow streets, crashed into lamp posts. We could not hold on to our mission of keeping us in an Olympic formation.

Tyre Grandma and TG had to change our formation so that we could slide and glide through narrow passage ways.

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...and finally to the Peace Pagoda in Battersea Park. We rested our rubber whilst a group gathered to uphold thoughts of peace from every nation by reading messages of peace sent to TG and Tyre Grandma and Uncle Pete.

May we live more sustainably and learn to share our environment with other animals. Let there be unity and peace amongst mankind, unity and peace amongst all living things on planet earth!

 
 
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TG, having run and cycled up and down the marshes for the last 7-8 hours marshalling the marathon, decided it was time to do a 1K run with the Olympic tyres. The last time they were taken out was in 2010 and were organised in a length wise rotation. This year to make it harder, they were organised as seen in the picture.

TG struggled with the quintuplets.

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In the mean time, TyreKid came out to play to show TG how to pull tyres. He glided easily with his entourage.

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Seeing TG's plight, TyreKid came bouncing over to give TG a pulling hand to guide her Olympic Tyres to the finish point.

A 1K run took nearly 30 minutes! Thank goodness for the rescue from the TyreKid :-)