The weather and short days means long days riding are less now on the plus side
this means time to reminisce over a great year and look forward to 2017 and my bank
manager is probably happier.
It’s been busy beyond belief, firstly with bike and car stuff with over 90 reports
on the website, and that doesn’t count for when I have just been out for a bit of
a potter around, but with family stuff and moving home, I am kind of looking forward
to the couple of months rest we are given over the winter. But you know me too well
and I shall be out and about New Years Day and any given chance.
But we have been blessed this year in the south east with a lovely summer perfect
for riding miles, we shall skip over the weather in May/June and during the Drink
Drop and Doss Rally though when it was a bit damp. These miles increased even more
so after my good lady pointed me in the direction of buying a new motorised bicycle
and so far since February I have covered over 6000 miles on “Doris the Dyna” which
is far above the previous couple of years even though most have been local’ish.
I have managed many new to me events and even been seen camping twice, killing my
tent at the second one which was sad after 35 years of ownership. As ever too many
events to fit in for one year but I tried. So what for me have been standout events
Pecquencourt a very interesting event in France even if the rest of France was shut,
the Friday night was cool and the show had some of the best Rat Bikes.
A day out with Bert and Ernie Drag Racing, definitely I must do again soon.
Leading a ride out, without getting anyone lost!.
Breach of the Peace Rally, wow what a venue, definitely the coolest rally venue
of the year
Test Valley Custom Bike and Hotrod show a fab event and one to watch out for in the
Having two feature bikes printed in 100% Biker magazine, still grinning inside due
Dirtquake, going mainly as a spectator seeing Odgie sneak past to beat Guy Martin
Cow hunting on the bike, made a change from windmills.
Goosing the Fox perfect little rally with ace silly games, and meeting the Inner
Reunion of Rockers just for old school cool at Battersea
Brackley Festival of motorcycling
Getting a picture as front cover for Triumph Owners Club
•The Blown Suzuki has to be the maddest box of frog bikes I have ever seen
So what do I fancy for 2017, apart from a Rat Bike, (anyone got one going really,
Now I am no longer in any members club, the first time for years , well there is
of course my birthday bash at Easter, it’s a one day ride in event and all are welcome
too attend even if to say hi.
I already have some rallies pencilled into the calendar, and some tickets arranged
thank you, and definitely have a few new events being considered Irish Bike Show,
Bum in the Mud and Twisted Iron being some of them.
I really do fancy a trip abroad on the bike as well, windmills and Holland come
to mind but sadly cannot see being able to afford that as good lady wants a girly
week, and who am I to say no and I may want another bike one day. Definitely the
oldtimer rally in 2018 is pencilled in, but lets not wish the year away.
Thanks to all who have made it such a great year, whether being clubs or individuals,
there are far too many to mention and look forward to doing it all again next year.