Had a bit of an epic few days last week - popped down to Crieff for tea with the Orams (thanks for putting up with me again) and then onto the Stirling Castle VMCC Section meeting - quiz night!! Organised by John Murray, a local chap who recognised me from several years ago when I attended a Christmas meal & quiz at Glencarse with the Scottish Classic MCC. They had a good turnout, we all got into groups of 4 and then the fun began. I think the best bit - and I shall be trying to introduce this into our own GCMCC Xmas Quiz - was the charades type questions. One member from each team had to pick a bit of paper from John, and on it was written a type of motorcycle. Then they simply had to convey this type of motorcycle to their team mates without speaking a word..... There was some crazy acting going on, and I don't know how anyone guessed any of them really - especially our one which was a Vincent Black Shadow.
|Section Chairman Gordon signalling desperately for help in the quiz.|
After a great evening's entertainment (oh ok, I confess, our team came joint last, but we all won prizes) it was back to Peter's and then up early the next morning to visit his friend Dougie Doon the Road.
Dougie has just been lucky enough to be alerted to a completely original BSA A7 (I think its a 1958, I wrote it down somewhere but....) which has had one owner from new, and has been sitting in the garage for umpteen years.....
|There is surprisingly little rust - if it was me I'd just clean it up and away we'd go! Dougie will probably do it properly though, and he'll have a cracking bike at the end.|
|The bike belonged to a friend of the guy who alerted Dougie to it, and this is the pair of them pictured with their matching BSAs 'back in the day'.|
Then it was onto visit Mr T for a quick look in his workshop and to see the bikes he's working on at the moment.....
And then it was back to Aberdeen for a spot of the day job, before heading south again to the Clyde Valley VMCC Section night. Despite the chilly temperature and the threat of snow, Secretary Tim Ryan turned up on a bike - his nice little Matchless shown below....
The forecast was for some really heavy snow that night, but as we left the meeting there was no sign of it, so I hot-footed it as far north as I could go before dozing off, and made it to Perth. They have a very nice Travelodge there. Or maybe it was just nice because it was very late and I was very tired!
|Ah yes, the A90 heading north was a bit tricky in places where it was down to one lane.|
|Just a little snow in the morning - but the reports from Cubbie Towers weren't good - strong winds and drifting...|
I made it as far as the bottom of the Big Hill and then Mrs BC had to come and rescue me with Sharon in 4x4 mode. Thanks to Clyde Valley & Stirling Castle Sections for making me welcome - and thanks John McM for the loan of the book.