Fiona, Alex , Gill and myself trundled up on the Saturday, very wet but really enjoyed the ride. I had Gill as a pillion as her Suzuki isn't well at the moment. I used this as a shakedown to make sure the V11 is good to go to Sicily soon and it is so I'm happy. Great to see the regulars, and glad that George Martin Sandy Bloy and Tam Bradley made it up on their bikes as well. Tam just got back from the Italian Rally on Tuesday so good effort.
David booked a table at one of the pubs and we passed the night talking nonsense and drinking and eating heartily, a great night despite our incursion to the Legion for more drink that nobody really needed.
The Birthday boy was on good form and of course bore the brunt of the miserable Aberdonian jokes. As always I am inspired by our senior riders, four septuagenarians and one octogenarian still riding, camping and taking a dram, fantastic!
The rain couldn't have come down harder today after Dalwhinnie but who cares, it was a great weekend anyway.
|Gill & Alex preparing for the off|
|Ducks were happy with the weather|
|The Ladies less so|
|Alex is now Mr Dayglo|
|Bert was on the new Indian|
|Phils Commando looking well|
|Davids Commando with the same seat mod as my MK3 (you could have used black tape David!)|
|Tam explaining why the Italian rally was crap|
|One half of the birthday duo|
|Phil happy at being ripped off for a new camping mat|
|Simon's long distance commando|
|Bert & David talking technical, or was it bobbed Vincents|
|The 130 year duo, Bill and Atlas|
|Silly hat competition|
|Bert & Ernie (I like Bert's badge)|
|The impressive Locks at Fort Augustus|
|The assembled throng|
|Part of the senior end of the table and don't be fooled by George's coffee he was drinking something stronger later|
|Bill telling David his Atlas still has the original air in the tyres (dae ye ken the price o air Loon)|
|David & Anne departing|
|George and Tam disappear|
|And finally Bill gives his Atlas a good kicking|