End of Season’ish
autumn leaves crunching underfoot, and the last of the big outdoor events behind
us,(and I do not camp when cold) however
there is still the big bike show at the NEC to come and several Christmas
functions, and the Motorhead concert. But it seems the right time to look back
on what has been a pretty different year for me.
But what a
year it has been, to say eventful has been an understatement
the weeks the weathers been changeable, but we have had some cracking weekends
and evenings here in the south which has been great to be out riding in.
humungous service, MOT and repair bill for the bike at the beginning of the year
I realised that this year I was going to have to pull my belt in a bit (stop
sniggering at the back).
A few less
rallies and the like and do far more things closer to home was the ultimate plan
and still is with a few less Christmas events planned.
In a way
it’s lucky that the South east is so full of events now.
Dad went and got seriously ill, and I have to say a huge thanks to those that
kept the positive vibes going so that was nearly 3 months of mixed weekends
which sadly meant cancelling a few events also.
back to his same old self and home, so all is fine
Oh and I
also became an uncle again, it’s been quite a family orientated year
persistence also paid off in the spring and I had my first meet with Jane and we
are now inseparable and it must be close to a year knowing her and this has
resulted in us becoming engaged.
that’s changed a few things has been an understatement.
Jane loves the old cars and bikes, planes, traction engines, and banger racing
and has even now been out on Milly so that’s great we are already looking at
several events for 2010 (April May is already heavily booked) .
highs from 2009 in no particular order
of days with Yoda when we went to
Freak arrive at George to Dragon rally on his chop on its shakedown run
eventful weekend In Normandy at a new bike rally in June but it was sunny, even
losing keys etc didn’t spoil it…
sitting for my brother in
Triumph Show (first time but a definite for next year)
Banger Racing especially the final meet which was a serious grudge match
brave enough to walk over the glass floor of the spinnaker tower in
first big trip on the bike to Popham bike day
day and the 6 bells
Cavan at Crondall
Rod show at Cobham
in the rain
show (which promises to be bigger and better next year)
and Krispey Kreme doughnuts
though I have not always been on the bike (only about 6000 miles this year, it
has been really good fun
looking at the calendar for 2010 its looking just as busy
to seeing you all again next year
keep sending the invites for events in … happy Riding… Ian