19 May 2008

Battered and Bruised.. but made it through

We had a great weekend at Peterborough with the BMF, loaded up the van with the supplies and our sleeping bags and headed up the A1 on Friday accompanied by the rain and cold wind.. typical BMF weather; but I was optimistic.

Set up the club tent, well marquee really, and had a bit of a wander which is where I picked up my most spectacular bruises as I tried to navigate my way past a trailer and tripped landing fair and square on to the other side of it... at this point in time the logical side of my brain quietly said to me, "you could have walked around it", embarrasedly I picked myself up and carried past a crowd of laughing onlookers.. Oh well these things happen, only a little more frequently now.

Had a look at the bikes on the BMW stand, nice to have some money, but I can only ride one bike at a time and I am happy with mine so until I need to I satisfy myself with the browsing.

The club tents were a bit out of the way from the show which severely dented our ability to attract visitors and Saturday being damp and cold, as well as the cup final day was always going to be quiet. Sunday dawned fair and bright, and very cold as well, but warmed up later in the day and we did get a fair number of visitors.

Ended up buying a new helmet, the colour of which matches the bike, and a new pair of gloves...and some cheese from Snowdonia.. you get all sorts of stands at the show, but we did think it was smaller, considerably so, than previous years.

Next year we are considering taking a look at the south-west show, having never been to that one before and as someone else has now taken charge of the peterborough one I can relax and leave it all to them.

5 comments:

bawpc said...

Sounds like it was ok...I like bruises, something to remind you of a good time (generally).

:-D

P**S: Marmite? YUCK!

Elaine said...

As you know from your comments on my blog, I don't like bruises, but don't like taking much effort to avoid them.

Elaine said...

As you know from your comments on my blog, I don't like bruises, but don't like taking much effort to avoid them.

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thirtyfootscrew said...

I enjoyed the show, the weather was a bit of a pig though. I was in the Stevenage club tent for a while (enjoying a beer at 11am) and I think they got a few interested passers-by.

I took a couple of videos at the show that might be of interest, I think you can see the pouring rain in a couple of them...

BMF 2008 OCC, GP & Flying Gunners

BMF 2008 Moped Enduro