Friday 18 August 2017
I know enthusiasts sometimes attend two rallies on one weekend but it's not something I ever did (we're talking 60s and 70s here). So visiting the Big End and Dambuster last weekend was a first for me.
Pity both were by car!
Mitch Elliott is working hard to keep the BMF flag flying on the rally field and his Dambuster Rally will become a key event in the calendar.
Ken Wells missed the first Dambuster Rally but we got him there this year. There isn't a badge or patch to show you for the Dambuster but there is a limited edition beer. I can confirm it was good.
The Leicester Phoenix MCC rally was another big success thanks to the careful planning and hard work of Nigel Woodthorpe.
One of the (many) good things about this rally is catching up with friends and old friendships.
Roland Potter put together his MotoGP report soon after the finish line was crossed (well, Monday was pretty soon) and it has been received with enthusiasm.
Roland is looking forward to the next event at Silverstone and invites you to vote for who you think will win the next round.
Ten Embers ploughed a new furrow on Thursday when they cycled from Nottingham to the Horse and Plough at Bingham.
This weeks route filled in another piece of our jig-saw. Take a look how our rides are covering the map.
Hans Veenendaal is still adding dozens of new rallies every week so we now have 3036 Treffen in 2017. As usual Hans has included changes where he knows of them. But always check with the organisers.
We are accustomed to getting lost (or just not knowing where we are going) on our cycle rides so Thursday, 24 August holds no fears for us as we set off from Irchester Country Park for nowhere in particular. Just so long as we find a pub about lunch time.
We will be meeting up with Tony Bradley on Thursday, 31 August when we start from Northborough. If you have a greeting to pass on to Tony, come along with us. Or send it via LPMCC.net to let Tony know you recall the good times.
Next Skype Night is on the horizon. This month's last Wednesday is on 30 August and we crouch over our computers from 9pm. This is a virtual club night; you don't need to talk - just listen to the chit-chat, absorb the ambience and chip in when you feel like it.
A travel agent noticed an old lady and an old man gazing longingly at his display photos of exotic holiday resorts. As a publicity gimmick he decided to offer them a free round the world cruise with all expenses paid.
When they returned he made sure the TV cameras were there to gain publicity and asked the old lady if they had enjoyed themselves.
"Wonderful!" she replied "But tell me one thing. Who was that old man I had to sleep with every night?"
Maybe this week I'll catch up with some of Phil the Spill's reports. Maybe this week I'll get the photos/comments you've been meaning to send.