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Offline mboddy

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Re: "We're going to Bonnie Doon, we're going to Bonnie Doon"
« Reply #45 on: June 11, 2017, 11:50:08 AM »
Great event. Thanks VERi. More pics and an event report at   

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Re: "We're going to Bonnie Doon, we're going to Bonnie Doon"
« Reply #46 on: June 11, 2017, 10:39:04 PM »
Pinched from the VERi Vinduro facebook page.

Well, what a top event Bonnie Doon turned out to be! The committee was a little unsure how the venue would be received but judging by the amount of positive feedback it appears that just the right degree of technicality was provided by the course to keep everyone's attention clearly focused on riding  ;D Over 90 riders, including a fair few new faces and some not seen for awhile, braved the literally freezing temperatures. There were very few bikes suffering mechanical woes - except notably Team Penrites Mark Boddy with a wayward kickstarter making life awkward on the little IT125. Typically the boys soldiered on and were all smiles at the end of the day. Sticky throttles and wobbly wheels were thankfully nearly absent, so well done people.

The entry fee for the vinduro had to be the best value ever! Entry, beds, heating, dining, licensed bar, hot showers, running water, great riding - no hassles! The success of the event was in no small means provided by the owners and staff of Starglen Lodge who could not do enough to make everyone feel at home and they were always available to supply a drink or a feed. They were even happy enough with the behaviour of you old reprobates to invite us back for next year!
A lot of effort was contributed by club members (special mentions are Steve and Rodney Woodford, Phil Hearse, the Tolmie boys, Geoff Morris, Steve Davis running rampant with a chainsaw and others who will probably be annoyed about not getting a mention!) in getting the event set up in the weeks prior to the ride.

The most notable feeling I took from the weekend was the social aspect. The majority of attendees were taking advantage of the accommodation deal as well as the dining, bar and, into the wee hours, the bonfire. This venue certainly raised the bar for glamour vinduro! There was plenty of interacting between members Saturday evening and judging by the drawn faces on a few of the riders at the parc ferme Sunday morning maybe a little too much antifreeze had been consumed!

A BIG thanks to those who stayed back a little while at the end of the day and helped clear the course. Thank you, we all got away at a reasonable time.

The next event is the BIG ONE. HARROW. 29/30 July. As Jack Little said...."Be therrrrrrrre"
« Last Edit: June 11, 2017, 10:41:53 PM by Canam370 »
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