Sunday 22 October 2017
You will be relieved to hear that I am now permanently incarcerated in the Sanatorium for the Perpetually Perplexed where I will remain for the rest of my unnatural life - on the understanding that I'll die before I go through another house move like that! If it could go wrong, it did go wrong, and at the worst possible time. Including my car and the plumbing. Ramifications are not yet complete.
Apologies for the delay adding new content to LPMCC.net and the long gap with this news (assuming that you get it at all). I won't have broadband access until Friday 3 November so I may be blagging WiFi from my local library, pubs and friends over the next few weeks.
Enough of my problems and I don't want to hear yours. Here is what news we have.
Derek Haycock was a Solent Club member from 1979 to 1982 and remembers the Solent Rallies well enough to send us a remark for the website.
Steve Martin went to the Taff Riders Rally in 1985 where he and some friends got up to all kinds of shenanigans. Maybe we shouldn't mention that they went by car.
After their successful tour of Llandudno the Embers were keen to return to cycling local roads. But not keen enough to turn out in Thursday's rain. So this week we cycled on Friday when we tackled the hills all the way to The Roebuck in Market Harborough.
As you would expect of such experienced riders, we topped and tailed our ride with stops at a café for coffee and cakes.
Hans Veenendaal has traced more rallies for this year as well as building up a substantial pile for 2018. You can access next year's events by downloading Hans' PDF List. They will be added to our listing "in the fullness of time" as they used to say.
Roland was quick to send his report for the Japanese MotoGP but you already know the hurdles we're facing getting our mail and adding content to LPMCC.net. So it wasn't until the next event was underway that Roland's latest episode reached LPMCC.net.
Of course it was well worth waiting for. We'll just have to make sure Roland's next report doesn't stretch your anticipation levels to such extremes.
Because communication may be a bit iffy over the next several weeks, here is our cycling programme to the end of November.
Thursday, 26 October meet at Worthington to ride the Cloud Trail.
Thursday, 2 November meet at Derek's in Houghton on the Hill - expect more Hills.
Thursday, 9 November meet at Cosby Library car park, maybe heading for a carvery (no promises).
Thursday, 16 November meet at Coalville public car park near the Co-op. It is pay and display - bring piece of sticky tape to stop the wind blowing your ticket away.
Thursday, 23 November meet at Harborough Leisure Centre. We usually head towards Northants from here. Uphill all the way.
Thursday, 30 November meet at Ian's in Syston. Probably heading for Melton Mowbray.
Next Skype Night is on Wednesday, 25 October which is before I am reconnected to the Interweb. Best solution that I can come up with is to carry my laptop down to the William Wygston Wetherspoons and have a real party. Anyone want to join me either virtually or at the Willy Wyg, just turn up!
New Year Meal
Members of the living Leicester Phoenix MCC are celebrating with a New Year meal on Saturday 6 January at the White Peacock, King Street, Leicester, 7.45pm. Send a deposit of £15 to Roz Bemrose before December to secure a place at the bunfight.
Foz and Friends
Five Rules to Remember in Life
Forgive your enemy but remember the bastard's name.
Money cannot buy happiness but it's more comfortable to cry in a Mercedes than on a bicycle.
Help someone when they are in trouble and they will remember you when they're in trouble again.
Many people are alive only because it is illegal to shoot them.
Alcohol does not solve any problems, but then again, neither does milk.
These should assist you with most daily decisions.
My intermittent internet has delivered rally reports from Dave Ranger and I expect Roland Potter to send his next MotoGP report early next week. They will hit LPMCC.net and the World Wide Web just as soon as possible.
Otherwise we're all just sitting here doing nuffin.