Sunday, 27 September 2015

Girder fork run 27th Sept 2015

Some spannering before the start
Readers will be proud of me when they find out that I have been promoted!! from totally incompenent Ariel single starter to competent! so much so that I was called on to start Pete's Ariel when he ran out of puff!. 7 eligeable bikes arrived at Ray's and 2 other members came to see us off, all of us received a welcome cuppa and cake, Ray was called to his Ariel ( my mount for the day ) as it was leaking fuel so off he went for his first spannering of the day. We all set off with Ray in the lead and myself as back marker, ( trying to remember up for first and down to change up! ). We went out of Tivvy through Uplowman and Sampford Peverell, here John who was having a bit of a problem with his HRD, turned for home. We then rode on to the old A38 before turning off to Holywell lake, here Ray realised he had a problem with his rear tyre, it had not pumped up properley on the rim so he was doing as many miles up and down as he was going forward!, nothing could be done at the roadside so off to Milverton and Wiveliscombe where we turned off through Langley. At this point, Ray decided we had not yet had enough excitement for the day so he threw his spanners all over the road!, not to worry, Brian and Pete despatched themselves back down the road and retrieved them, then on to the pub for lunch. After a very good lunch, we were led to Dulverton for an ice cream after which Darryl, Pete and Brian had had enough excitement for the day and headed home, The 3 of us remaining headed for Tivvy where Brian C turned for the big city, altogether a very good day, good company, weather and route, thanks to Ray.Today whilst we were struggling with our girder fork machines, Matt was taking part in the distinguished gentlemans run from Taunton to Tiverton, I will include some photos next post. Next run October 11th from Sainsburys Barnstaple, see you there folks.

all smiles in the sunshine

Oh dear more spannering at lunch

We got here! now for lunch