Well, that was a cracking day out. Yesterday, Mrs BC, Captain Bill and I trundled down to the Ayr Classic Bike show, at Fenwick, near Ayr, only a couple of hundred miles each way. I can't tell you anything about it as Old Bike Mart have first call on my report and pics - after that though, you can have the lot. I can say that I met U.N and had a good chat, well, it was good until he told me how much the new bushes (sorry, bearings) for my Skorpy cost - £90? Was that for the small one or the whole lot? Thanks for the pink things - don't worry, I haven't opened them....was gonna get Captain Bill to open them as there was nothing the rules about him not being allowed to open them until Friday, but decided that would be cheating. And I'm not a cheat. Also had the pleasure of making Kathy Bantam Cub's acquaintance, what a lovely lady. It was nice to meet you and thank you for you know what, and good to see Mr Bantam Cub with his Bantam Cub there too. Who else did I meet? Oh yes, Ginger Snaps, a photographer I worked with for a magazine I used to write for, once upon a time oh so long ago, it was good to have a wee chat with you too, most informative. Right, gotta go workies, more later. Had a blether, as they say, with loads of other people, names escape me, and in some cases I didn't know their names, but I knew their faces. I'm like that, if ever you come and talk to me at a show, please remind me of your name, it's my age, ya know! After my celebrity stint handing the trophies out (thank you to the guys and girls of the Ayr Classic MCC for inviting me) and being flashed by the paparazzo, it was time for more chat with owners, more photos of bikes, bought Cubbie a birthday pressie - a new, yes, **BRAND NEW** and therefore hopefully not leaky, fuel tap. Time to go home after that, poor Captain Bill was looking a bit ashen, none of us had managed any lunch due to either working or the massive queue in the food venue, so we nipped up the road a bit and got fish 'n' chips - all part of a healthy, varied and calorie controlled diet. Ahem. Bumped into Kawa who just so happened to have with him a box of useful bits, and left him with a box of Cubbie head bits. They're off to the machine shop ASAP.
And in other news....I submitted my Area Rep report to VMCC HQ and am looking forward to going to the Management Meeting this Friday, 12th June. As I'll have about 5 hours to spare before the meeting, I'll have time for a good look around in the library.
A quick reminder that if you're considering joining us for the Plus1 - the very FIRST PLUS1 on Weds 12th Aug, you need to get your entry form in ASAP as places are limited now. If you need a form, email me (address on the left).
And the reference to BigBobs in the title, it's been affy quiet for a while BigBob, glad to see you've found the "comment" button again! And that goes for the rest of you. Join in, don't be shy. I'm off to see if I can save Shorty a trip north tomorrow in the rain.
PS. Britains Best Drives starring Cubbie and members of the Grampian Classic MCC and various VMCC Sections is on (in some parts of the country) tomorrow - Weds 10th @ 7.30pm. But according to another source, it is on Friday. Just thought I'd warn you.