EACC Norfolk Section Monthly Meetings. 2019 Jul 20, 2019 9:35:24 GMT
Post by matthew on Jul 20, 2019 9:35:24 GMT
7 bikes, 7 riders, 14 miles, no breakdowns along the way. Bob, Dr Watson, John, Chris, Greg, Paul & I all met on the driveway of a farm near Bob’s home. The owner of the drive had kindly agreed that we could park there. We all rode bikes with pedals to and from Whitwell station, starting in Hevingham. The bike night was damp squib with few bikes there but some nice examples out getting wet. I particularly like a yellow Honda 400-4 and a blue CB650, there was a nicely patinated Royal Enfield trail bike too. After 2 previous meetings with no ride, due to adverse weather, we braved the elements to make sure we rode this month. Our numbers were boosted by the arrival at Whitwell of Mr David Massey, from Dereham; he had arrived solo on his Chinese designed PC50-ish bike which is branded as an Indian, not many of those about. Given the weather, the darkening of the evening and the solo nature of his ride David didn’t stop long but none the less he was a welcome addition to our group. We rode back to base in the wet but no bikes failed along the way, even John got back without fault. As we set about loading up, Dr Watson, who had ridden his Bown autocycle from home to Hevingham, said “I’m going to go for it!” and headed off into the encircling gloom with Mother Hen tracing his steps just in case. What goes on, on the route home, stays on the route home, but enough to say despite dark and rain we got back home safely. Next month’s ride may have a coastal feel to it when we gather at the inn frequented by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle when he wrote “The dancing men”. Don’t mope at home moped with us!