Sunday, August 20, 2006

Little London

Here I am on the main street in London. We went on tour of Wales for a few days after the Wyedean run. We had a picnic lunch here watching the swallows skim over the field.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Wyedean scenic run

This was a great day out crossing Wales from Ross on Wye to Devils Bridge. The abundant rain made the run all the more memorable. Knowing that we would be driving right across Wales we had set out the on Friday and stopped the night at a B&B near the start. Had intended to camp but the rain was so heavy as we got near Ross that we took the easier option of B&B.

Welsh mountain roads in a convoy with somebody who knows the way are so much easier. You can concentrate on the driving and scenery with no thoughts of navigating.

We stopped off in some woods at a mountain bike cafe for a cuppa and to regroup. At that point it was clear that the intended finish at the beach for a barbeque would have to change.

The event finished up at Devils Bridge rain station yard. As we arrived a steam train was leaving I reckon we Triumphs got more attention.

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Sunday, August 13, 2006

Leicester Splash 2006

Shame about the rain. We did splash quite a bit on the way home. A friendly show at Brooksby Hall near Melton Mowbray. Meet some old friends Chris and Steve from the West Midlands. Another Chris who owned my car years ago came and said hello (you can't have her back).

Got a couple of old car mags from the autojumble and Jan my partner found some second hand books so that pleased her.

Good to see the HQ van was there with a selection of the shop stock

One of the side shows called splat the rat was great fun. A rat (a toy it must be said) was dropped down a drain pipe and the aim of the game was hit it as it came out. We both failed. Apparently a 4 year had managed it earlier in the day.

There was a chap there called Carl Saunders. He had lots of body spare parts that he had fabricated himself. He calls his business Black Cat Ironworks. "For Triumph Herald and Vitesse spares repair panels, bodywork, welding and much more........" is what his business card says. contact him on 07963 426933 or email on

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Lincs area TSSC

I am lucky to live within easy reach of several local area meetings. Last night we sampled the Lincs area meet.

Garth and crew meet at The Woodcocks a pub restaurant with a large carpark. The run out from Newark was in heavy rain every time I overtook a truck the wipers had a hard job keeping up. Must think of a way of upgrading. We ate at the pub decent food but a little nouveau for us. Also we were the only couple eating at our table so that was a little odd.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Notts area TSSC meet

Went along to my local area last night. A good crowd, excellent beer and a super venue. Looks like Claire the AO will have her hands full running the area and sorting the International. Was interesting to hear the letter from HQ about the changes.

Meet a bloke (Ron) who may have a wind deflector I can fit to my Wabastco sunroof.

Area meetings really are a great idea.