demonstrate that girls can
pee standing up.
all Stig's fault, kinda. Sensibly realising that not everyone could get to the
Matlock meet, deep in the wilds of Derbyshire, he proposed a meet at York, to
try to tempt some members from the top end of the map out to play.
that was the plan, anyway. The date that was picked just happened to coincide
with Yamahagirl's birthday (no, we're not telling you how old she is; we respect
a lady's right to privacy where her age is concerned). Next thing we knew, it
was the Suzanne & Sara Show and only a few hardy souls would survive to tell
Rendezvous point was the Highwayman Cafe on the A64 north of
York for a caffeine fix, then it was off to Sherburn in Elmet and the famous Squires
Cafe, for yet more coffee. Unfortunately, at this point Drew had to cry off,
having overdone it with the sherry the night before. As he limped home, the rest
of the gang decided they needed a bit of sea air and pointed themselves in the
direction of Scarborough. And more coffee - there's a bit of a theme developing
After a brisk ride, spoiled slightly by traffic jams and police cars
(but only when Thunder-Exup was leading - funny that), it was time to head for
home. The weather had stayed kind all day, desite a mixed forecast, putting paid
to the notion that it's all grim Oop North.
Meanwhile, Drew was having an
adventure of his own. Feeling a bit fragile and preoccupied with an urgent need
to pee, he misjudged the kerb on a layby and clipped it at about 60mph. Some big
air and 40 feet of grassy bank later, he rejoined the road with nothing worse
to show for it than a cracked screen mounting. Phew. "Air Drew" made
it back to home base without further ado and he promises faithfully to stick to
orange juice in future, if there's a rideout imminent. Yeah, right...
to everyone who turned up - catch the rest of you slackers at the next one. You
can find all the pics from the day here.
has got to be worth something on You've Been Framed..."
"Now that's magic!" 59, Dave's mate Andy, Drew,
Magnet Award: Thunder-Exup. The boys in blue seem to like him (or else
they like the rear view of his pillion).
Award: SprinterDave, for turning up on a Triumph. Oh, the shame!