Tuesday, August 26, 2014
After an almost trouble free ride down to the I.O.W. and two good sunny days riding on the island,the journey back would become probably the worst our club has ridden .It was raining when we put the bags on the scooters at 6.30 am and it rained all the way to the boat and it rained without let up for the next 220 miles ! As we got further north the rain intensified and it got colder .Breakdowns started at the guest house when Roweys wouldnt start,even with a push .Bernies day got off to a bad start with a broken throttle cable coming off the boat,with that fixed it was only another forty miles before the water (we think) got to the electrics, after a couple of stoppages recovery was called.Tracey and Bernie and the Rally finally got home at 9pm ! While waiting for Bernie ,Steves throttle managed to make itself inoperable ,I had nuts missing on the tailpipe,and exhaust went noisey having shed some baffles,Brian didnt want to be left off the faults list as his scoot didnt want to idle .Even Graham on the GTS had a speedo failure ! As we thought nothing else could go Steves exhaust split in two ,sounding fatastic as long as you weren't following him ,Last problem was Brian with a broken rear exhaust bracket,sorted by Rowey and a fistful of cable ties!But where's Don ? Last seen passing the Dock gates at Southampton after depositing his bargain tyre purchase in Danish and Donna's van(yes,VAN,lucky people !) by Karl.He thought we were ahead of him whereas we were fixing Bernies throttle.He was determined to catch us ,but we were behind him ! Well done old buddy for the long solo ride,navigating in terrible weather.He rode further and was home first at 6.15 .! Star prize must be shared by Becs and Rhianon,Becs as she wasnt feeling too good to start and could have had a seat in Danishes van (thanks Paul )but was determined to "ride" the IOW rally,and Rhianon who despite being frozen and soaked, kept up the pace hanging on to the GP like a good 'un. Many thanks to all who went with us,I think it's the best I.O.W I've done and made by the company who was there. p.s anyone know where I can get a van for next year?!!!
Posted by Dave Baker at 8:57 pm
Monday, August 18, 2014
I received a text today "Northern Aces Scooter Club would like to invite Chester Scooter Club to a one off gathering at the White Bear,Mancot Thursday 28th August.FREE FOOD will be available.Meet from 7.45 onwards " Sounds good,if there any survivors after the I.O.W run !.We would need to leave Clubbies latest 7.30 so suggest meet up time of 7pm ?They must have heard of Don with the draw of FREE FOOD !
Posted by Dave Baker at 8:03 pm
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Just an update on Shane. He had his big op on his shoulder on Friday 8th August.The bone graft from his hip to his shoulder went well and even though it's only a week he says he has more movement in the shoulder than previously.I'm sure all the members will wish him a speedy recovery and we hope to see him at Clubbies very soon . All the best Shane from all at Chester S.C.
Posted by Dave Baker at 12:37 pm
For club members riding to the Isle of Wight rally this year the meeting point is for Friday 22nd, Chester at Clubbies 7am prompt ,leaving 7.05 prompt for Dobs Hill service station for meet up at 7.30 prompt! .Have enough fuel to do 50 miles when leaving Dobs Hill .Don't forget the ferry tickets !
Posted by Dave Baker at 9:13 am
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Liverpool Scooter Club are holding their annual open day on Sunday 31st August . It's at the usual place Sefton Park Cricket Club,Croxteth Drive,Sefton Park,Liverpool,L17 1AP. The meeting point for the Ride In is also as before,on the banks of the mersey opposite the Brittania pub ,time 12 noon .more info is available from Ernie 07877 909478 and Simo 07859882104. Details for meeting up need sorting nearer the time .
Posted by Dave Baker at 2:53 pm
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Posted by Graham at 8:58 pm