Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Waiting On The Rain

I recently bought a waterproof poncho to wear at an outdoor music festival, having got soaked at the same event previously.


It reminded me of a conversation that we had a few years ago with an American motorcyclist that we met while waiting for the ferry from Denmark to Norway.

He reckoned that if it started raining while he was out on his motorcycle he simply pulled over, put on his poncho, and waited for the rain to stop.


Being from Scotland we found this quite a novel idea and said that if he ever did make it over for a holiday on a bike then that approach might take longer than he was prepared to wait.



Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Far Away



Here are two very different long-distance awards I’ve picked up on my travels so far this year.


The first one is from an event in Ireland and features old-style Irish coins from before the country's adoption of the Euro. The second is from one in Wales and is a working glass clock which has now been installed in my shed.


Both events were organised by friends in the MZ Riders Club and, as I had arrived at both events on my Aprilia, I was pleasantly surprised to be considered for any award at all.