An amazing weekend, thank you so much to the organisers for all their efforts in making it so great. I have countless memories from the weekend, but here are a few that are still whirling around my head.
- Arriving, thinking I'd be able to get some sleep coming off a night shift. How wrong I was, I arrived only to get into a 1 1/2 hour conversation about old bikes. Once i'd dragged myself away to my room for some kip, I was too exicted to sleep.
- Finally meeting Tim Davies and what a gent he is. Fridays riding with him was a real highlight for me, following him, learning from his lines and technique was just awesome. I also really enjoyed leading the group down the big descent to the car park at Llanwrist, the riding was really flowing and the cro-mega SS was flying. I could hear someone on my tail all the way down and I was hopeful of shaking them off, when i reached the bottom I saw it was Tim and I hadn't gained an inch. I just hope I had'nt slowed him too much.
- Seeing the all too common ti-mega's. We had 3! Tim Davies '92 bike, mine ane a mint frameset supplied by Jerone. But also all the other people who got being the alpinestars theme and brought some stunning al-mega and cro-mega's for us all to admire in all their dayglo glory.
- The MS Racing - alpinestars presentation, nervous as hell tbh but mumbled my way through. I'd written over 10 pages of notes and prompts, but they went out of window under pressure. But it appeared to go well and my confidence grew towards the end. Having both Neil and Tim alongside helped as they where able to punctuate the presentation with useful info and comment.
- The Q and A with Tim Davies. What a roaring success that was. Tim was simply outstanding, his answers and stories where just great. I loved every minute of it and could probably of kept asking questions all night. It was especially nice to have his fathers input also, and what a nice man his Dad was too.
- The Friday night quiz. Thanks to Ed for knowing the answers, I now have another RB mug.
- The shopping challenge. What the hell must the general public of thought? Grown lycra clad men, travelling the world to collect childrens toy groceries on a shopper bike. Looking forward to seeing the Tim Davies pictures (in full astars kit) on the shopper and indeed tagging it to him on facebook!
more to follow...