Monday, 13 September 2010

Braemar weekend

Well that was a great success, we only had just under 40 people but it was a fantastic weekend. I was lucky enough to avoid the rain all weekend, the run up on Friday was fantastic, I'd forgotten just how good the Perth to Braemar road is for motorcycling. Our thanks go to George Peddie and Doug Bruce for all their hard work in ensuring everybody enjoyed themselves, also to Ian Hair at the Moorfield house hotel who looked after us so well.
The run on the Saturday was a steady plod through amazing countryside with a stop at Ballater for lunch, then a stop at the gates of Balmoral (The Queen's Scottish holiday home) for a photoshoot, the two heavily armed policemen were cool with that which was good. Because the Royals are in residence there is a high Police presence in the area, the ones we spoke to were friendly and seemed genuinely interested in the bikes.
Both nights in the bar were great fun despite the local band letting us down on the Saturday night I think everyone still enjoyed themselves. My thanks to all that m,ade the effort to attend including Danish John (who dropped in on his way back from the Isle of Man to Denmark!) and the strong English contingent and our friend from Northern Ireland on his CS1.
Those who didn't turn up missed a great weekend!

Friday night, a stop on the Braemar road!
General Maintenance!
Bert McCall's very nice Home brewed Indian

Hectors Commando with an amusing notice!

Richard Negus former Norton Employee and Rotary Guru no doubt explaining the mysteries of his very special Commander

Davie Palmer's Gypsy setup, home made trailer works well!

Ridden all the way from Northern Ireland this nice CS1

A stop for a look at the view and bladder relief

Danish John admires a Commando (the other bike is his)

The gates of Balmoral Castle, sadly the Queen didn't invite us in for tea!

Forfar John apparently surrendering!

Le Bar

This nice Weslake was local and turned up on the Sunday morning

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