Sunday, 3 June 2018

Busy times

I have been a bit slack on the blogging front lately but its been very busy, I'm in the midst of building a new workshop (well other people are doing the expert bit and I'm the dogsbody) However there has been a small amount of motorcycling going on, last weekend the Vintage club had a small Breakfast meet at the Tay bridge which I went along to, it was hot! The weather has been incredible for the last three weeks here and after a long winter its been needed. The Small breakfast was in memory of Dundee man Gordon Small, Editor at DC Thomson and at one time his pet was the fantastic Motorcycling Legends magazine, Gordon was a super nice guy and always made sure local motorcycle racers got plenty coverage in the Courier and Evening Telegraph when they were looking for sponsorship, he is still missed and remembered. A good turnout to eat bacon rolls and drink tea, I had a nice run back along the Tay in North Fife, a glorious day. That evening our friends from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sandra and Javier from Dakar Motos appeared to stay for a couple of days on their UK tour, nice to catch up and swap travel stories. More workshop building meant the only run we had today was to Tullybannocher for a late breakfast, still hot but feeling a bit thundery. All good, photos tell the story better than I can. As a footnote the Isle of Man TT is on now and the coverage on Manx Radio is brilliant, close your eyes and you could be there! Sadly Manxman Dan Kneen was taken from us on Wednesday night in practice, a real nice guy and a huge loss to the road racing community, RIP Dan.
Saturday night in Dunkeld, a younger Italian model parked next to mine
Small Breakfast organiser Arthur's Falcone
To prove I'm not racist here's a Triumph
Ariel Square 4, Its been at quite a few meetings this year
Nice rigid AJS
Drool Drool
Ariel Leader
Murrays V11 and Dr Dons 1200 sport
Sun, bikes, tea, blethers, fantastic
Sandy's Norton
They Tay the Tay the silvery Tay, Flows fae Perth tae Dundee and back every Day. (William Topaz McGonnigal)
Bonnie views
Bonnie Guzzi
Black History though
Sandra and Javier
Tullybannocher for tea and bacon rolls, Braw


  1. Aye Fiona and Gino, I thought so, gave you a wave in the passing at Tullybannocher, but you looked deep in conversation, so didn't disturb! ;¬) Pleased to read the workshop is progressing apace, hope it's water tight afore the weather breaks. Agreed, a scunner about Dan and Adam, RIP.

    Good health to you both, Myreside

  2. Hi Bill
    "Deep in conversation" never! Aye its watertight now apart from nae door or windows so just waiting on the master joiner getting back from his hols to finish off.

    Cheers Gino & Fiona

  3. Need to see some photos of the new digs and the wee shed , just in case we visit.