It has been two years since the last Capper Rally, the last one in February 2020 was just before the Covid shit hit the fan and imprisoned us all for the best part of two years. Funnily enough at the last one nobody gave a jot about the Chinese virus, thinking that as with many viruses they stay in the region of origin and then fizzle out, it didn't stay there and it certainly hasn't fizzled out!
The last one was windy and stormy and funnily enough so was this one, thankfully the forecast snow didn't come to much and the run down to the other side of Edinburgh could almost be described as pleasant. Tent up as quickly as possible as the dark clouds massed overhead and we made it just before a short snow storm, hooray!
It was well attended (better than normal I'd say) and as always very well organised by the guys and girls of the Special K club, the host Hotel (The Stair arms) done us proud with good service and nice food. I suspect the good turnout was down to the fact we have been kind of locked up for two years and everybody is desperate to get back to normal. A great turnout from our English friends as well, if I remember the long distance was 370 miles, top marks to everybody who made the effort and made the weekend a great success. The band on Saturday were outstanding and I believe all the way from Smokey Toon, Arbroath!
Great weekend, great company but cold in the tent and only a little snow on the way home, braw!
|Ready to go, sun shining and a balmy 3 degrees|
|Tent almost sorted|
|Good turnout of bikes|
|Watching the snow from inside the pub|
|Frost on the tent on Friday|
|A bright Saturday morning|
|Most tents still standing|
|Good to see old friends|
|Not sure what Geoff was doing here|
|Kate camera shy as always (These were not pants she is pulling over her head)|