Charlie Farlie’s Fab Fun Run Sunday 28th April 2019

This, I believe, was Charlie’s first attempt. Well thanks for the effort & only 1 regular had a decent excuse for not showing up- disappointing numbers.

However, Grumpy was there, so we got the fotos, at least.

Departed Milton @ 10am-ish and up the A82 North but turned off to go through the old Glen Fruin Road to Faslane (the Camp for the great unwashed still there!)

Up the back road (always a challenge & a favourite) to Arrochar and due East to Tarbet for breakfast. Not a bad day for the bikes, but little sunshine but also no rain.

Then up the Loch to Crianlarich, towards Killin, but kept to the Callander Road. Thru the Trossachs, Duke’s Pass, Aberfoyle and finished for lunch at the Lake of Menteith Hotel.

Bonny views, “good value!” Fish and Chips, plus a wee interlude with Colin (alias Elliot Ness) and a very dear friend. This guy knew a guy who knew a guy who told him he also knew a guy who used to ride his Trumpet when in the Polis. In fact, the guy’s father was also in the Polis & knew the guy who was one the bike’s riders. Overtaking 3.8 litre Jags with no problem etc and such. This first guy used to prepare bikes for the TT. Colin’s eyes seemed to fog over after a while, for some reason.

Grumpy, meanwhile, had spotted a foto opportunity, centre piece being a charming lady in a boat. His hands shaking (excuse the lack of sharpness of the picture), he used his initiative by capturing her, so to speak, for our benefit.

After re-arranging clothing, the party left for home via Arnprior and Balloch

Thanks, Charlie, more next time—-PROMISE

Ian`s Cool for April Sunday Run.

And so it came to pass, that Ian was due to sort out a Sunday Run. This meant heading ONCE again southwards. Does no one appreciate the roads we have towards the NW such as Oban etc, Very selfish.

We met at Burnhouse X Roads, with Kenny Hair surprising us with his presence (family, friends & promoting his June Run). Also refreshing to see Sam with his new very nice silver-grey Triumph with Liz on board.Hayes Garden Centre for Breaky.

We headed on thru the wondrous & confusion of North Ayrshire roads and after freezing about for ages, stopped a short while at Abington Service Stn & then headed on fab roads via Leadhills and Wanlochead  & Thornhill for lunch at Moniaive.

This was excellent although slightly marred by JG and Cathie (Drew’s) having considerable indecision regarding which cake/s to choose. This went on FOREVER!

Finally, Cathie chose a rhubarb fancy and stated that she wasn’t worried as she had a potty in her mini, which has seen plenty of action.

Before we set off, you’ll notice a group foto with Les giving JG a £20 note. This is important to note as a certain present Member, insisted that Les owed him the £20, when Les had mislaid his dosh. Not so, it was JG that did the decent thing.

Now this anonymous Member with a white beard and BMW scooter- Mod like ye ken, has a history of misrepresenting himself. At this rate we’ll have to reduce him to the Membership of the BMW Club who can only stay at posh places such as The Rob Roy when we have to slum it at the likes of North West Castle and Peebles Hydro.

Johnny has promised to remind him (don’t give him your name Pike), that this sort of thing is frowned upon.

At Carsphairn (great roads to it) we continued North & split up at Dalmellington

Freezing ya Bass, that was the only thing that marred the day. Great friends (minus one with the beard) and a great laff.

Thanks, Ian. By the way, beware Ian on his S1000RRRR, due in June. Dark clouds gathering. There will be 230 good reasons for keeping out of his way.

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