|With the weekend appraoching the ELSC crew swelled to 7
with Granty & Bob
heading up the slow road on Friday, Scotty, Niffy and Shep on Scoots
from the Gold Coast with Paul and Jimmy doing the van up, scoot oot,
scoot in and van down option.
Granty and Boaby braved the rush hour and the rain, doddled
up through Lithgy, Falkirk etc and set up camp at the youth
just down from the Castle, had a blast in the best shower in Stirling
and out to the meet & greet, done the rounds there, rasied
a few eyebrows and offered a few huyah@s to the faithfull and headed
off down the town to the "Kilted Kangaroo". After a good
round number of 6 pots a piece it was keebab and up the road. Boaby
won the "get to sleep" compy with a stunning disply of
heed on pilly aaaaaaaaaaaaaand sleep!
||Up early with the weather a bit friendlier
the 2 x scouts headed down to the start -- great to see all the
scooters & scooterists
all in the same boat, Shep and Niffy arrived, Jimmy already to go
Paulo's van arrived wi his and Scottys bike (1st breakdown of the
day) with a pinhole on his pipe!!!!!!
9am arrived, the piper started up, 130+ scooters started up and
we all thought the same ---- am i gona get lost, am i gonna get
round, am i going to faw off, is ma number badge as squint at that
clowns over there?
Jimmy got lost, then i got lost, then we all got lost and that
was in the first 10 mins then we got into a bit of a rhythm, a
slow rhythm but a rhythm all the same with wee groups deleoping
at thier own speed.
We stopped to rescue a fellow Lambretta, we slowed down
to look at a Rally on its side and caught up with the main peleton
Killin turn off & pit stop.
Adjectives canny describe the driving and the views, we drove
through sun, fog, rain, snaw, wind with eyes streaming but it was
all worth it. By the time we got back to Stirling in our wee travelling
gangs it was fair to say we'd deserved our medals -- a real achievement.
||Me and Boaby back to the digs, Jimmy back doon
the road and Shep and Scotty away for a cuppa tea we all recovered
before the nightime
bevies. A very civilised shopping trip with drinks was follwed by
a dinner with drinks was followed by a story with drinks follwed
by a 2 piece band wi drinks, we were told to shhhhhhh wi drinks,
had a buffet wi drinks, we scoffed Sheps buffet wi drinks, we got
a free taxi wi drinks, asked the Police for a boozer more akin to
our age demographic, had more drinks, nearly got flung oot for no
huvin drinks, then got charged for drinks we didnae have and then
up the road. Apparently me and Boaby won the "get to sleep compy" wi
Sterio snoring everborating through the youthy!!
As usual Sunday saw Capt Sheppy up & at em for breaky
and Granty no even close to getting out his cot but we all left
the same time to go our own way. Scotty up North, Shep and Boab
the fast route home and Granty on the slow route home. All made
This is a MUST in the future, a real scooterists event,
every dude in the same boat and as i heard loads of time "No
a pretender in sight!" -- Hope that tells the tale. Salou
to all who took part and achieved!
Oi Bob............. ya wee cheating shoite