I think Mayhem was excellent from a 'Retrobike' point of view. The Friday evening BBQ was a joy and i would like to thank Mr & Mrs K especially.
I would also like to thank everyone for making my mates, Jimmy & Iain feel so welcome - they both thoroughly enjoyed it and we now have 2 new recruits to the RB family.
The stand was superb and it was great to see so many people stop dead in their tracks. It was like kids in a sweet shop window and brought back a lot of good memories. I apologise that i could not help out more on the stand but as other people have discussed - 'racing' and i use the word loosely, took precedence i'm afraid.
I am also looking forward to the coming months mag articles about the event as i think Geoff's heroics on the first lap are going to cause a stir.
I fully understand what people are saying regarding riding retro - i would have myself if it had been ready - but i also like a bike that helps me ride faster and also stops in all conditions when you want it to - i know that this goes against the grain but it is my personal opinion - 24 hour events beat you up good and proper and i personally need all the help i can get. One or two laps on retro would be fine but a whole event..........i'm just not that hardcore.
I would like to hear Jez's comments on this now that he has ridden a modern full susser in anger.
I'll get my coat.........