OUR MOTORCYCLE RALLY.
The pub itself prides itself on its food and is extremely busy especially at week ends. It also has a very warm cosy Restaurant with a large open wood fire. It also serves a good selection of Wines, Spirits, Beers (inc Real Ales) and Lagers. In the large grounds there is a huge Marquee that they use for large Functions, Weddings, live music, etc.This is the area we used on the Saturday evening for our entertainment and the Clubs Annual General meeting. The one thing that stood out for me was the fact that they didn't close the kitchen until 10.45, last food order at 10.30 around Devon most food outlets have last food orders at 9.00 or at the latest 9.30. Our club organisers did absolutely brilliantly and thought of everything, we had a Bar-B-Q/Hog roast, cooked Breakfast every morning and Jacket spuds with various fillings, they did us proud.To cook in tents for 115-120 people was brilliant.
There were around 80 Honda V Engined CX 500s Motorcycles at the rally, most of them looked really good as these photo's show. Below the gate to the field with the international flags flying and to the left the life saver room "the Tea tent" !!! where Tea was served 16-17 hours a day.
Please Click on any Picture to enlarge it.This picture of our Trailer Tent below was taken on the Thursday evening before most of the members arrived.
Friday lunch time (below) and around 1/2 of the members had turned up.The Cooking tent is the pale one on the right, the Dark two are the dining/sitting ones.
We were so lucky the first two days with breezy but dry weather. The over 60s rider of this lovely machine had come 275 miles to get here.
Below, this model is known as an E or Eurosport edition and a very tidy one to.
The Black one pictured here is a Variant called a C or Custom model.
This Club celebrated its 30th anniversary this year, so a very nice cake was commissioned especially.
Below is the Club Badge and advert.
Here in the UK Club we have around 450 members, who probably own about 630 complete roadworthy models of this bike.Clubs exist in most European Countries and even in the States and Australia.It would be very interesting to find out how many of these bikes are running worldwide.
Joke of the day.
Muldoon lived alone in the Irish countryside with only a pet dog for company.
One day the dog died, and Muldoon went to the parish priest and asked, "Father, my dog is dead.
Could ya' be saying' a mass for the poor creature?" Father Patrick replied, "I'm afraid not; we cannot have services for an animal in the church.
But there are some Baptists down the lane and there's no tellin' what they believe, Maybe they'll do something for the poor creature.
" Muldoon said, "I'll go right away Father. Do ya 'think £5,000 is enough to donate to them for the service?" Father Patrick exclaimed, "Sweet Mary, Mother of Jesus! Why didn't ya tell me the dog was Catholic?