Sunday 27 November 2016


A wee while since the last posting but the weather is turning wintry, the sidecar has been getting a bit of use though with the two of us sharing the riding. A trip to Coldstream today on a mix of small roads and even smaller roads, a nice but volume lacking cup of tea at the cafe at Hirsel estate, ancestral home to the Douglas-Home's. They charge £2.50 to park which is a bit of a cheek i think considering the land was probably stolen from the local peasants who would also have had to rely on scraps from the table from the big house to live. It has to be said it's a pretty setting though and the great thing about motorcycling at this time of the year is the small roads are much quieter, also much wetter and muddier but thats ok. 130 miles done and a grand day oot!
Outfit looking clean before the off
Fi piloted on the outward leg
Bike getting dirty
I'm always wary of golfers, strange people
Mist on the loch
Actually frozen over, swans standing on water
This guy thought he was getting fed and provided entertainment by falling about on the ice
Get off the grass!!
Nice bird watching
Coming in for a bombing raid
A stop for tea
Pinkie up of course
Off roading.........
We had a cup of tea while waiting for our turn at the car wash

Sunday 6 November 2016

Guzzi club meeting

Less motorcycling of late, not sure why, just seems to be the way it is however after a run in the car yesterday to pick up Fi's new Halvarssons suit from Perth motorcycles (always good service and a friendly smile) I managed to get along to the Guzzi club meeting at Boness today. Not a long run but enough to blow the cobwebs off and great too see a big turnout. It was cold but the sun was out so no complaints, the banter and food were excellent also so a fun Sunday out, pretty lucky that we have only just got salt on the roads and that the weather is holding up. Winter tyre required for the sidecar though in case it turns bad.
Lunch by Loch Leven yesterday, nice view
Early Guzzi arrivals
Derek's Cali
Russel arrives on the Falcone
A Breva eclipsing the Norton
A brace of 1200 sports
Ian's Griso
Late arrival on a nice mk5 Le mans
More eating than talking at this point
Nice turnout
The new
The slightly older, which do you prefer?