Well .. things change and although it’s usually my father galloping around at the annual BSA and Triumph triple owners club meeting at Cadwell Park on his Racer, Its now my turn.
We did want to ride together .. both of us riding Scotts in a race (of sorts) has been an ambition to work towards for years, but his accident at Lydden in July precludes that happening this time.
‘Beezumph’ is this Saturday at Cadwell and i will be riding his old single downtube Flying Squirrel Racer, that i have finished rebuilding this year.
It is not as fast as his (maybe neither the bike nor the rider!) but i at least have hopes it might stay together (!) so if anyone is at a loose end this Saturday (September 9th) … then there will be a Scott drama unfolding in Lincolnshire.
Usually a really good day out regardless of venerable two stroke activity !
The bike is far from set up, which i think will take some time as i make my mind up about exhausts and jetting and gearing, but as a first ‘out the box’ outing .. it was superb, and revving to 5,250rpm, was vibration free, and far from outperformed by the majority of Triumph Tridents and other big four strokes it encountered.
I will write up a bit about the Day and also put some video on the website soon.. but this morning i am at the ACU offices in Rugby to sort out my licence to do the last vintage cadwell meeting (sat/sun 30th september/1st October) . Paul Dobbs will be there also, riding my dads bike with the number 1 plate which he will lose at the end of this year.
I will be certainly nowhere near as fast as Paul for both mechanical and biological reasons, but having two scotts competing in the same race will be something that might not be repeated so often, and hasnt been seen i think for maybe ten years.
If the weather holds up like it was on Saturday it will be superb!