Sunday, 25 March 2018

Guzzi Lunch and sunshine

Wonderful weather this weekend, the sun fairly lifts the spirits and it was evident from the number of motorcyclists out over the weekend that everyone had the same idea, roads though are in terrible condition and the salt is still thick but apart from a couple of light showers it was sun all the way. Guzzi lunch meet at the Bein Inn transfered to Kinross at the last minute as the Inn decided to shut for refurbishment and never told anyone, arseholes! We took the BMW's as they will be pressed into service for a Euro trip shortly and I wanted to make sure they were OK (The T3 got a wee run yesterday so at least I rode a Guzzi this weekend at some point)
En route we picked up Russel in Glenfarg, lost by the looks of it and no idea the meeting venue had changed so fortuitous we happened along. A great turnout but not a huge amount of Guzzi's but it was great to catch up with everyone anyway and get a blether, some pics to give you an idea.

The H**** had to be started by Alans Guzzi via jump leads for the second time today
Square four sounded nice but didn't half mark its territory
Kate's V50 looking purposeful 
Pretty V50
Alans V12 Harley starter
Oh so clean
These are growing on me
Russels bike
Russel looking confused, Jake looking Gandalf like
Donald like me lusting after this nice 888
Russel "How do I get out of the carpark"?

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Weather improvement lifts depression

Firstly apologies for being a bit lazy and not updating the blog for so long, today I got a telling off for that! The weather has been crap to put it bluntly, cold, wet and plenty snow with no sign of it easing until this week (although maybe more snow next week). The prolonged Winter plays havoc with everything, peoples ability to get to work easily , plans for the weekends and for me it has put my plans for a new workshop back at least a month. Although we have camped in the snow and ice and traveled across Europe in winter weather its ok for a specific length of time, when it starts to drag out it ceases to be fun and depression kicks in, you begin to wonder if it'll ever heat up again. Today a second day of sunshine meant I could get the bike out at long last, roads were dry and therefore lessened the corrosion factor from the millions of tons of salt and grit that's been poured onto our roads, potholes though are ridiculous and are in many cases becoming a hazard and therefore dangerous.
Enough of the moaning though, it was wonderful to ride on dry roads and feel the sun (well ok see the sun and feel the heated jacket) a run up to St Fillans and Lochearnhead followed by a bacon buttie and a cuppa at Tullybannocher tearoom at Comrie, it was there I bumped into John and Alan, fellow motorcyclists out also enjoying the day, they joined me and although we haven't met in person before it transpired Alan was a blog reader and asked me what I was playing at being lazy with the updates so here you are Alan, hope the rest of your day was good.
That's one of the great things about being a motorcyclist, meeting like minded enthusiasts and swapping stories, it is a wonderful group to be part off. A reminder that the mighty Tay Valley NOC will be having their Huntygowks meeting on SundayApril 1st so try and get along whether on a Norton or not. We are off on a wee jaunt to Spain so we'll miss it (and hopefully we'll miss the snow as well!) updates to the blog when I can! Pics to show the sun does shine here occasionally!
Reminds me of Lago di Como....apart from the weather, people and architecture....
BMW enjoying the view
Ducks enjoying the view and the sun