Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Evening run 220419

10 bikes and one car turned up on Easter Monday for this evening meet at the Black Cock pub Molland, another well looked forward too event. The weather was very good and 4 of our members were able to sit outside to put the world to rights whilst the rest of us were inside enjoying the bar area which was very welcoming, I'm sure we will come again , in fact I asked about stopping there for lunch on a run day and this she was very keen for.
Nice to see that Andy had made it on his Harley following his problems on the last run just b`e`fore we came to Exford, it seems he had an oil problem which he hopes is now cured.
Next meet will be the Scrumpy run on May 12th from Mullacott cross, see you there folks.
Ray explains why he's not post op.

nice weather for an April evening

and from t'other end
no they weren't sent out

Dermot and crew choose the fresh air

Fish and Chips 200419

19 Devon section members and their families turned out on Easter Saturday for this favourite meet on the calendar, the usual high level of chatter and problem solving, ( don't mention Brexit !), proves how successful these meets are. It was good to see Stan and Rosemary again and to know that he is still intent on fixing up his Bullet to ride again.
Thanks of course once again to the Welcome Fryer who always turn out good fish and chips, ( and wine, Exmoor ale etc: ).
Next meets are on the 22nd at The Black Cock Molland for 7pm and May 12th for the Scrumpy run.
Keith is wondering what to have

catch up natter

we take up all of one side of the room

Monday, 15 April 2019

April fool run 140419

11 riders arrived at the Rest and be Thankful at Wheddon cross for this years April fools run on a cold but dry morning. This run was organised and led by Keith who advised that the morning run would be on mainly A class roads but this afternoon would be more challenging. After a very welcome hot cuppa, we were led off with myself and Ian at the rear. A sharp turn off the Minehead road led us up on the way to Taunton where we progressed for some way, dodging cyclists, before we were led through some lovely valleys on to the main A39 to turn off through Watchet and Blue Anchor, here it was a shame to the Blue Anchor Inn all boarded up due to cliff erosion as many a run years ago, lunch was taken there. The run then passed through Carhampton and Dunster to arrive back at the Rest and be Thankful for a great carvery lunch.
Ian decided that his Norton racer was not really suited to the afternoon lanes so he made his way home. Dermot realised that he had picked up a puncture so with Cyril setting off to prepare for him to repair Dermot's puncture on arrival, he also set off so then there were 8. The afternoon run was indeed challenging, once through Horner we climbed up on to the top via many precarious dips and climbs but when only a few miles from Exford, Andy realised the noise coming from his Harley couldn't be ignored any longer so he elected to make his way home, then there were 7.
The run finally arrived back at the R and nd be T, for dispersal, many thanks to Keith for an excellent run and to Ian for agreeing to do back marker duties with me. Now don't forget club night this Thursday and fish and chips this Saturday which is still on despite it being Easter Saturday, next run is April 22nd for an evening meet at the Black Cock Molland for 7pm.
Sorry my photos will not upload at the moment, will try later as I know you will want to see a picture of a flat tyre!.
no they aren't all in the loo!.

lunch time chat.

who's going home now?.

safely back to the RABT.

we are always made welcome here.