Post by Paul Dawkins on Jun 1, 2011 21:07:43 GMT 1
Sunday 28th August (bank holiday weekend)
We will do the Isle of Wight run going from Southampton to East Cowes via Red Funnel ferrys We can catch the 09;00am ferry to get in East Cowes by 10;00 to meet our tour guide. (Colin the Caulhead and his possy)
The plan to meet at 08;15 at Rownhams services (East or West bound as we can cross the motorway via the subway) as last year then ride into Southampton centre to catch the ferry. This is between Junctions 3 and 4 of the M27 you will need to meet Westbound side near the fuel station.
Post by Paul Dawkins on Jun 1, 2011 21:11:16 GMT 1
Just to get you all excited here are a few photos from recent years.
It does not matter what you ride old or new we even had a moped, R1 and BMW last year But we do draw the line on trikes
And here is our youngster guide Colin the caulkhead I have kept in touch with Colin since the 2009 ride when we met him on the Island and asked him to guide us round. A real decent chap and he is only 71.
Had loads of calls and emails asking when I was doing the run. I thought seeing as we have done it 3 years running I would give it a miss but it apears to be a popular run. Last years there was over 20 of us.
I wanted a change but you know what these old people are like, they just kept on so I did it. ;D
Its nice to see old poeple enjoying themselves.
And I dont mind being a carer for the day. But can you wipe there ass for me Norb, I hate that bit.
Are you just there for the day, or do you stay overnight? I'm going to the island (with the wife and kids) on the monday (29th),and although my bikes not on the road at the moment it would still be good to meet you all if you were still there.
Horsepower is how hard you hit it - Torque is how far you go through it.
Post by Paul Dawkins on Aug 30, 2011 16:30:14 GMT 1
Record turn out this year.
I think at least 35 on a good mix of classic two strokes. 14 Aircooled RDs, a good few LCs, 1 x X7 a couple of fizzys and a couple of moderns.
Furthest miles covered must of been Gazzartt2 on his RD400E (350 miles)
Thanks for turning up everyone.
We had a shower that lasted about 1 hour in the middle of the day, just enough to make the bike really dirty.
Thanks to Colin and the Isle of Wight lads for looking after us. It must of been a nightmare to keep us together with all that traffic and more than 35 of us. We were in two groups at one point. The day would not be the same with out you chaps.
Some arrived at my house at about 7am Saddler was riding Project X for the day.
Then it was a short ride to the Rownhams services to meet the others.
Then a few mile ride to Red Funnel ferry terminal where we met several others.
Boat started loading at 08.30
Passed a few Cruise ships while crossing the Solent.
1 hour to get to the Island on the ferry so time for some food.
Then Colin and his tribe of corkheads were waiting for us in East Cowes along with Norbo and his young son Kade who was on holiday there and he had is RD350LC.
And then were off for a lap of the island A quick fuel stop. This weekend is the biggest scooter rally in the world and it had to be the day we were there. Saddler was thinking of fighting them but there were at least 5000 of them and about 35 of us so we decided to let them go. I was still up for it but the others bottled it. ;D
Norbo and Kade
Waiting for the others to get fuel.
And these rode past. Not all scooter riders are bad.
Colin the corkhead on project X
A quick cuppa stop
Who is this???
Time for Dinner inthe Griffin pub at Godshill.
Colin the corkhead our guide. (I just had a salad )
Then carry on the to the Military road and the other side of the Island
Then this big cloud arrived.
Bloody project X gets everywhere
Ice cream stop
Then it pissed down just as were about to hit the best road on the island.
We then headed through the centre of the island to West cowes to catch the chain ferry to East cowes.
I know its is sad Dave but we had to go home somewhen. Dont cry.
That takes us to East Cowes where we got out Red Funnel ferry back to Southampton.
Waiting for the ferry.
Norbos lovely RD350LC
Ferry loaded and ready to go..
Another P & O cruise ship (Aurora)
Poor old Saddler not feeling well. smileys/smiley11.gif" align="middle[/IMG]
A cracking day had by all I hope. Thanks for making it a good day Boys (and Girl)
I recognise a few faces there So thats where he has vanished to is it ;D Really cool pics m8.Its almost like i was there.Shame about the shower but looks like you all had a gr8 time. Oh.....and you lot are brave riding a 2 stroke all that way ;D
If YA can't ride it Park it!!
I own a 2 stroke which is bad .....but i buy dolphin friendly tuna so i feel im doin my bit for the environment If your not livin on the edge ur takin up too much room!
It was a grate day . and i stayed for the week in a tent . Ill post my pics in a day or 2 . a big thanks to all who came and i lok forward to next year. I have to say i was most impresed with a certon members 125lc that keped up with us all and sounded sweet all day .