it's a Yamaha!
"Is anyone coming
out to play on Sunday?" cried Exup Freak. "Might be the last chance
I have for a while, and I'm going out even if I have to ride around on me own!"
usual, Exup1000 rallied to the cause to provide Le Freak with some company. Junction
27 of the M1 at 11am, then a quick blast up to J28 and the A38 towards Derby,
aiming for the Fshpond car park at 11:30. There was even a reasonable weather
Unfortunately, 1040Exup was an early faller. All kitted up and
raring to go, he made it a whole 35 miles from Reading before his bike started
to sound like a tractor (and he wasn't even riding a Harley). Pulling over at
the next layby, he found the exhaust had gone pop round one of the header pipes.
By 10am he was back home with a total of three non-working bikes in his garage
and vowing to throw the lot on Ebay at the earliest opportunity. Yeah, right -
like your garage could stay empty for long, Si!
Plastic Scouser brought
along some mates - he set out with four but only three arrived in Matlock. Presumably
there's a ZX6R circulating on the M60 still looking for the Stockport turnoff...
bike was the next casualty - the battery wasn't holding a charge and his bike
kept conking out. In the end, he had to be recovered home by his Dad.
and Freak had a little "moment" of their own caused by the Boys In Blue
- you weren't being naughty, lads, were you? Surely not! Freak was somnewhat anxious
because of his, erm, "non- standard" exhaust, titchy numberplate and
total absence of tax disc, it having gone AWOL on the M62. Fortunately they were
able to hide behind Fzryam until the scary men were gone.
the boys took advantage of the spring sunshine for a run up the Cat and Fiddle
before peeling off to go their separate ways. Spookily, a new member (Pitbull)
decloaked the following day who'd seen the crew in the Fishpond car park but was
too shy to introduce himself. There again, looking at these photos, do you blame
him? He's made up for it since, mind.
Oh, and no sooner did Freak get home
than his bike was in bits again because he thought it was running a bit rich.
You know that thing they make soldiers do, stripping and reassembling an assault
rifle against the clock, whilst wearing a blindfold? If there was a similar exercise
for bikes, we think Freak would win hands down...
hope the wife doesn't see this - she thinks I've quit!"
Scouser, Plastic's mates Ade and Fester, Plastic's bruv-in-law Robert Redford
(we don't believe him either), Stig,
Unsung Hero Award: Ted's dad