As a devout LotR geek, I'd say we were almost in the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, except our Tiers are numbered.



Jean-Francois Helias provided an educational account of Germain Sommeiller whom the pass of the Stella Alpina Rallies is named after.

Phil Drackley gave us a report on the 1993 Brighton & DMCC Brighthelmstone Rally that contains many photos of people that you are likely to recognise from their ... er ... faces.

We added another 102 race track badges from Francois. All begin with 'A', which may give you some idea of where this is going.

+ 35

Hans Veenendaal ferreted out another 35 events for his Rally Listing, mostly for next year. Note that the 2021 Dragon Rally has been postponed to a date to be announced. (Maybe 2022?)

Cycling October

Fantastic autumn day for cycling on Thursday saw Embers all over the county and beyond. One or two Embers wagged off to go on holiday. We hope they can fit in a ride this week because our total presently stands at 499 miles.

Next week on Southern Embers are meeting at Wellies Coffee Shop, Manton and have various routes to choose from. They all reach a pub at an appropriate time.

Northern and Eastern Embers will need to rein back their miles to be back before the light fades.

Skype Night

Next Wednesday Skype Night is on which may cause some confusion for Alan Jarvis. Clocks in Canada don't change until November.

Foz Spot

A woman, about to undergo a Tax/earnings audit, asked her accountant for advice on what to wear. "Do not let them intimidate you. Wear your finest attire and claim it on expenses".

Then she asked her legal counsel the same question, but got the opposite advice. "Wear your shabbiest clothing. Let them think you are a pauper".

Utterly confused at this point, she went to her rabbi, told him of the conflicting advice, and requested some resolution of her dilemma.

"Let me tell you a story" replied the rabbi. "A woman, about to be married, asked her mother what to wear on her wedding night. 'Wear a heavy, long, flannel nightgown that goes right up to your neck.' But when she asked her best friend, she got conflicting advice. 'Wear your most sexy négligée, with a V neck right down to your navel'".

The woman protested "Rabbi, what does all this have to do with my problem with the IRS?"

"Don't you see? It doesn't matter what you wear my dear! Either way, you still get screwed and the results will be the same."

This week's Foz Lists from Francois is on the theme of "Yo Mama Is So Fat..." and although that is an American joke we reckon Yo Mama is So Fat ... when she sits down her bum crosses borders.

Coming Soon

Come back next week and Francois we will explain who built the Italian Stella Alpina road up the Colle del Sommeiller. Francois also has K and I Rally badges for us.

There will also be another Foz List, Hans will find more rallies for your calendar and Embers will conclude their October travels, weather and lockdowns permitting.