Selkirk Sortie Sunday 30th May 2021

A long awaited Sunday Run. Circulated info but poor response. Perhaps more warning required for some.

We met at Clyde Valley, Valley View, for breakfast. Great weather as can be seen. Goodish turnout, with Ron still to join.

Ian turned up with 4 wheels. We thought his exciting riding had caught up with him. But “NO” Fed up with BMW not sorting out his forever flashing BMW RRRR, he decided to throw it back at them. So fed up with the dealer he decided to donate them a handsome profit by buying a new BMW M500ish 4.5 litre flying machine.

It pays to piss your customers off, or so it seems. A fab car and hopefully Ian will get a lot of pleasure from it. By the way, it was Happy Birthday on Sunday, so Ian could not travel with us.

The rest of us poor people, travelled via Biggar, where we picked up Ron. Then, via Broughton, Peebles to Selkirk, where we stopped just West of it for Lunch .

The food was excellent as was the service, location and the roads. We finally forced ourselves to head for Tibie Shiels direction, with some apprehension, seeing all these daft bikers passing our lunch stop. There were hunners of them at Tibie Shiels with half Southern Scotland’s population there and along St Mary’s Loch. Then it was a matter of not killing sheep on the way to Moffat. There we stopped for T and Tiffins before heading home.

It was a relief to have our ace photographer with us, Grumpy, with a face resembling an aged Chorus Girl’s —–y. Needs must and replacement amateurs have all felt the lash in his tongue!

Great day out. Nice to get back together again on a proper weekend run.

 

Fffffffing Friday (4th) 14-May 2021

OK. Weekend Members miss out. But did you see the forecast post Friday?

As it happens it was still pretty cold although forecast favourable.

It seems some are not receiving the email Bobbie sent out re this Run. let us know if you are aware of any.

We met at Clyde Valley, and again, Johnny worked out a fab route to Thornhill, which included the Dalveen Pass- ya Bass

Met Drew without his crew for a splendid lunch. We then followed the local yokel (Drew) again through fab if challenging roads to St. Johns of  Dalry for fuel.

Old fart John decided to head home at this stage. The other idiots (who hadn’t checked the forecast for the South West, decided to head for more eats at New Galloway. Doom and gloom. It pissed relentlessly thereafter. My heart pumped piss for them! Really.

VERY enjoyable. The route back towards Ayr is great. The M77 not so much.

 

What a View! Friday 30th April 2021

This was the 3rd Friday in a row attached to a great weather forecast- weren’t we lucky?

On balance yes- but it was Baltic. Battery operated socks and under gilet notwithstanding- did I mention it was Baltic?

Met at Milton for a change and were pleased to see Aly & Fiona there.

The five of us headed for Arrochar to meet Ronnie and Angus. Unfortunately, the Hallowed Institution of Tarbet Cafe is now no more (Betty, who owned the old Post Office & the Cafe is now in a care home)- those were the days, my friend—

In Arrochar is the Pit Stop. Nice enough people but outside eating—- did I mention it was freezing?

Off then via the Rest, open with Traffic Lights- how is Scotland supposed tp pay for this never-ending financial hole, alongside 2 Ferries & Prestwick Airport? I ask you.

Lovely run via Strachur to just short of Colintraive and up to the magic viewpoint overlooking the 3 Lochs. Fab Views

After much oohs and aahs, we turned back & headed for the Colintraive Hotel for lunch. Despite all the regulations, they made us very welcome, gave us a room to ourselves, and provided an excellent lunch. Must visit there again and again?Photos by J.G – Bobbie & Google.

With Bobbie leading, off through the hills and valleys to Dunoon and Western Ferries. Fairly quiet, but you should have seen the cars waiting to go the other way, this being a Holiday Weekend.

Most went home via the Southern route. Your writer thru Greenock etc. Solid traffic from Airport East all the way to the M80. Dodging thru the traffic, always has it’s perils.

A grand day out.

NOW- Club Meeting on Monday in Uplawmoor Church Car Park. Be there, despite shitty forecast.