I am back now from Afghanistan - only did a five week stint this time - mainly in Jalalabad, plus over near the Pakistan border and a bit of time in the capital. It was fine apart from a couple of Taliban attacks on the Nato base in Jalalabad. It flew by - seems no time at all since I was saying goodbye at Borough Market and eating Allie’s cookies.When I get the Street Triple back from the hooligan I have leant it to - will be up for a Ride Out!! Say Box Hill, 1st Sunday in August ? It will be my usual pace - ie swift, take no prisoners and break all the speed limits, plus knee downs and wheelies galore!! NOT!!
Maybe see some of you folks again at Borough soon also. Look forward to it
Cheers folks!! Thanks for your good wishes!! Yes sorry you won’t make it Lewis and Mel, but maybe Powerpuffgirl, Asbo, the Jetskis and a few others might like a nice cuppa at Box and a wee run round the lanes? And Emsee of course ha ha ! You are all welcome also to peel off and go your own way too as I am not the quickest of riders these days :hehe: The Striple has a puncture, but will be fixed by then.
Yes we definitely need Garret on the Buell Go on Garret!! You know you want to join us!! The roads will be less slippy now as you folks had a dry summer in Engerland - so the lanes will be perfect!!
Ha ha - not sure if I can be defined as ‘young’ these days lol - think ‘rapidly approaching middle age’ (depending on how old middle age is) :hehe::hehe: However, of course parental guidance from the Jetstreams is always welcome, you never know with young(ish) folks on bikes that are a bit big for them - they can get carried away and need reigning in:D
Yes it is - although I know there is the memorial ride also on that date - which I didn’t realise until now so am not on the list for it. I can understand if folks are all going to this instead and if so have a great ride!! If not - maybe see you Sunday!
However, anyway i am around now on a few weekends for Boxhill rides - so if folks can’t make this one - there’ll be another I need to get the Striple going again!!
Oh yes - time - not sure what time is reasonable for a Sunday morning to arrive at Box? Say 11? 11.30 ish? Martin - great you’ll be there - and your knowledge all the lanes! Garret - you are welcome also and I promise the lanes won’t be slippy and muddy this time
Right I’ll probably get there for about 11.30 - then I’ll spend my usual amount of time faffing about going to the loo, eating chips, drinking tea, chatting, seeing who I can spot and looking at bikes in the car park, which means there will be enough hours for ASBO to saunter down from Stratford at a leisurely pace.
Martin - see you at 11.30! And Joy, if you are around! Jetskis and whoever else wants to pop down and get their knee down (not pop off and get their whole self down like last time) come along!
Again I come with a slow coach warning attached - it’s the suspension you see - if I had a moto there would be no holds barred