Ides of March Rally
Another foggy memory!Now was this the rally that was memorable for extreme weather each year? One year a whirlwind, another year a bitter freeze. It was memorable for something but just what I have forgotten.
Yes, that was the extreme weather rally Ides of March 1967 I think. My wellies froze solid in the mud that night. I slept in the sidecar. Man, was I frozen. I had lost my tent on the way up from London & only noticed it on arrival at Dovedale. That was my one & only Ides of March.
- Will Gehlen
I too was at the 1967 Ides of March. The guy ropes on the tent were so frozen, they looked like razor blades. When we left Monyash down hill towards Bakewell the throttle cable on my A65 froze and I couldn't shut the damn thing off. So had to resort to turning off the ignition as I passed the local chapel, frightening to death the local worshipers. Boy it was cold.
- Steve Holbrook
I was a member of Salford Centurions from '76 until not sure. Not sure I even remember how I became a member. About 10 or 20 of us used to ride around the Stretford /Eccles area and we somehow ended up with the Centurions. Last meeting I went to being at The Northumberland (no longer there). Back in the days when White City was a bike shop and not a retail park and the law chased us home every Wednesday night. The Continental Club was a haven and sports motorcycles a museum mecca for a young man. Curry came in mild, medium, hot and suicide.
Maybe one of the guys fingered will turn Queens Evidence and identify the writer who forgot to add his own name.
I've been a member of Salford Centurions MCC since 1980 and yes, the Ides Of March is still going strong.
- Greg Hutton
Went to quite a few meetings at the Duchy Pub back in 1969/70. Can't remember any names but do remember one fella with a BSA M21. Think his sister had a M20.
- Mick Gilday