**Here's a tip for you. Never try to catch a falling cheese grater. **
Did you know, there was a 4 degree temperature difference between Cubbie Towers and Crieffshire on Monday? Well there was, it was 10degrees C here when I left, and 14C by the time I arrived some 150 miles south at Peter's Pad. I was a little on the early side, which was handy as it meant I had time to look at the two Velos and one BSA in his shed - which gave me an idea for my shed floor. I was dithering about whether to put some old carpet down, or put up with a nasty, cold, very hard on the knees, concrete floor. Now I realise, all I need is some old lino - anyone got a few square feet of the stuff going spare? Tea, cooked by Jane, was grand, and at 7pm, Peter's neighbour, Ian arrived. The poor man, I had to give him a lift to the Stirling Castle VMCC Section AGM in Doune. He was very a good passenger and hardly complained at all. The AGM passed quickly, the main news being that Ted Haworth stepped down from his post as Chairman, and Harry Doy has taken up the mantle. I volunteered to give the Section a talk about sheep, they can't wait.
Next day, Peter and I popped round to Ian's shed. I don't know how anyone can accumulate such an array of handlebar levers in one lifetime!
Next, the hunt was on for some wheels for my off road Cub project, so we set off to see Frankie. No luck, he wasn't selling, but he did go to all the trouble of extracting his two Cubs from their hibernation places and firing them up for us. One of them is an off road-ish looking Cub, with a 42 (or was it 48) tooth rear sprocket, which he reckons its good for both road and off road riding. The other one on show was a Sports Cub. Mmmm, nice. No nacelle, a few meatier bits and pieces, and a sharp crackle to its engine note. I wouldn't mind one of those as Cubbie MkIII.... Mrs BC wouldn't notice, would she? After all, one Cub is much the same as any other....I could paint them all black and silver...
Recognise anyone in this pic?
After Frankie's it was back to Crieff and a quick visit to Bill, the guy I got the Cub MkII frame from, to see what other goodies he might have, but I'd just missed him. Then it was time to head north and get back for my own NE Scottish Section AGM. Zoomed home, picked Mrs BC up, turned around and went back out. Our meeting was a good one, some useful comments and suggestions were made about both the Plus1 and Haggis. Watch this space.
Right, up to speed. The rain stayed away long enough this morning for the outside of the shed roof to dry off, the stiff breeze certainly helped. The inside though was still incredibly soggy and beginning to grow little white, furry patches on it. So it was out with the fan heater, and an old convector heater that costs a fortune to run. But a few quid for a few hours is surely cheaper and less inconvenient than a new roof. Between us, Mrs BC and I managed to get all the felt back on and securely fixed down with batons. Hope to get some box profile sheeting soon.