Hi, welcome to the new Bug Splatz Rally Club blog.
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Last Sunday was my first ride out with the club this year.
I would have gone out sooner, really I would but my chain was a bit loose, one indicator was not flashing the right shade of orange and… ok I’m a fair weather whimp, but anyway it looked like a great day for popping over to Barmouth for an ice cream.
We set out from Telford under a clear sky and the roads were surprisingly empty given the fine weather. We maintained a good pace, despite a slight detour at Welshpool, to the cafe at Mallwyd where Myler caught us up on a different bike to the one he started out on.
Outside the cafe Vey caught us with a selfi before I had chance to put my lippy on, but looks like I got the egg out of my beard at least.
Then on to Barmouth for the ice cream…
… the ice cream was nice but I think the flakes were pre-lockdown stock, a bit wooden!
Over the toll bridge, past Fairbourne, a nice bit of coastal road with clear view over the bay and we popped in to take a look at the motor cycle race track at Tonfanau.
Two club members who should know better lost £5 each betting Mylers bike would not start again – it did this time – HUSTLER!!!
Then a bit of a play on some clear twisty roads on the way home… a great day out.
My first year at the Isle of Man TT was a festival of bikes, BBQs and beer (bike riding and beer were, I must point out, consumed separately). I had a fantastic time in great company but realised you are probably safer participating in the racing than just using the public roads on the IoM during TT week, it gets manic.