Easter Sunday and I realised that it had been 8 years since I had last visited the
Reading MAG Easter Bike show. So a quick look at a map and I was off. Now most of
you will know who follow my adventures I have a problem with Berkshire and so it
was that I got lost its just good that I factor in the Bosun doubling back time into
my journey times. Luckily the usual trick of those look like they are off to a bike
show I shall follow them worked.
Last time I went I was meeting Blue and Yoda but Yoda was just heading home having
driven miles and forgotten his wheelchair. This time I was flying solo which made
for more cake for me from the stall. It may have been 8 years but immediately I met
lots of friends I haven't seen for nearly as long, and that is one of the best things
about the biking community time just dissapears when you meet again.
there seemed less bikes than I recalled but the poor weather the week up to the show
may have been something to do with that. but there was a great mix of styles and
classics around. from only a few shows in this year it does seem as though this year
is going to be interesting as there seems to be a change in custom styles coming
along. A few Brat style with very loud turbos, more smaller bikes, lots of trikes,
some drag style bikes and anything inbetween. Bike of the day for me though was the
red Yam XJ which was begging to be ridden. Although the triumph Bonneville with
bottle opener chain guard could happily keep it company.
Winners I think were the green kawasaki Z1000 the Kwak 200 recently seen in 100%
and the laverda 750 but they were awarded as I headed home for a easter egg hunt.
A relaxed and friendly atmosphere made for a great day out, i really must not leave
it so long before I visit again.