Saturday night we took my two sons for some food and beer in Edinburgh as it was Luca's birthday, they tried to persuade us to go and see the band they were in Edinburgh to see but sense got the better of me as today (Sunday) we had another sunny day and a chance to ride the Norton up to Tullybannocher cafe at Comrie for our Biannual Huntygowks meeting. A great turnout of bikes both Nortons and some lesser makes, Fi was to be taking the Le Mans but it was having an Italian strop and not charging so she jumped on the pillion of the mighty Norton.
Some people I hadn't seen for years came along which was excellent, always good to bore people with my stories of travel and breakdowns, furthest traveled I think was Campbell from Aberdeen on his Norton Rotary, he must have been saving up all winter to fill the tank to get him down to Perthshire, First guys I bumped into was Fraser & Steve from Perth out for a run on their GS BMW's so it was good to bore them for a bit and of course offer advice on stuff I know nothing about. Great to see Hamish Buchanan appear on his Panther from South of Embra and his sparring partner the evergreen George Martin on his evergreen BSA.
I won't mention everybody but like i said it was great to see such a nice turnout of genuinely nice people, I talked non stop all day and riding home thought what a great bunch of people, united by one thing, a love of two wheels, fanbloodytastic. I even spoke to Eric's son via facetime in New York ( I assume it was facetime as being from Arbroath I ken Eric's to tight to pay for a call)
Get yourself an old bike and join in the fun (or even a new bike and at least know you might get there)
Eric's Arbroath Classic gathering on Easter Sunday sounds like a must do, in Arbroath somewhere (it's no a big place) Hopefully we'll get there on two bikes! I'm saving for the petrol money already.
|Hamish's Panther, most excellent|
|A brace of used Nortons|
|Bob & Sandy's choice of bike for the day|
|Big Enfield, unusual to see them now|
|Eriks smokies carrying machine|
|And of course Jakes Falcone|
|Mike's Dommie, nice! Sole rep from the Wormit crew today, bad show chaps|
|Berts creation causing much interest as usual|
|Mr Martin and trusty BSA|
|Hamish leaving in a cloud of smoke and rattles|
|Edinburgh NOC's sole representative today|
|Lesley, Phil, Forfar John and brother John slagging my new boots|
|Phil's trusty Commando|
|Bob & Sandy for the off|
|Campbell's nice rotary|
|Our secretary David wondering "where did i put my keys?"|
|Did i really go back in time to the 50's today?|