I got to the show on Sunday meeting up with my friend Adam. I'd say that they had probably squeezed more bikes into the back garden of the pub than last year with,as ever,quite a mixture of makes,models and years................something for everybody really!
I'd say the highlight for me, was my friend Steve's Kawasaki Sprint bike which he reckons will be ready for action in 2019, so that'll be interesting to see at Westonzoyland .
Sunday, 17 September 2017
At times the roads on my route were wet and worringly shitty from farmers vehicles,but it didn't actually rain on my 140 mile round trip and although on the chilly side I had a enjoyable ride, as for the most part the roads are decent A roads. The bikes in the pub garden looked a little sparse when I arrived and my first thoughts were that 'I wouldn't stay long' but a short while later Barry from down the road at Bicester turned up and we had a very pleasant chat. By the time I left there were a few more bikes and surprisingly quite a few people milling about
|Some lovely engineering on this,but spoilt for me by the Streetfighter twin headlamps|
and the seat unit
Thursday, 14 September 2017
This weekend there are two events on. The 8th Nailsea Bike Show on Saturday / Sunday and on Saturday only the Norton Cafe Racer Day at Cassington Oxfordshire - this is organised by the Oxfordshire branch of the Norton Owners Club,but is open to anybody on any bike. Although the weather forecast isn't too good for Saturday afternoon I hope to go to this latter event and possibly pop along to Nailsea on the Sunday.
Tuesday, 5 September 2017
Here is a pic of my friend Roger's Harley MRD Metisse. This a around 98' / 99' I think, as it's outside a shop that I ran for approx 3 years. Pretty sure that he'd not long had it on the road commisioned from Pat French (MRD Metisse) who was based here in Bristol. Certainly wouldn't look out of place as a current build would it!