It was sobering to see our Scott so expertly and zestfully ridden, that it got both wheels off terra firma. Why sobering, well, because I could not get round the corners before the mountain so fast as to go over the top at such a speed. It showed clearly the gulf in ability between Paul Dobbs and myself. Last year’s racing was very expensive for me, but I enjoyed seeing Pauls show what a Scott is capable of. Paul is pretty well booked with more profitable rides for next year, so his outings on my bike will only be possible if he has no other commitment. It was a great year though and one I will long remember with great pleasure.
One excellent memento, was that superb photo by Nigel Clark of Mortons Media with the bike completely airborne. I decided that I would get myself an A3 print and maybe a poster done. The A3 print was very reasonable at about £5. I enquire if anybody would be interested to have a print or poster and, if so, what size.
If there was any interest, I would then have to check P+P costs
Otherwise I suppose I could email the picture file for folks to get their own done if they wanted. Before that, I had better get Nigel Clark’s permission.
Next year, I will do a bit of competition to be able to say that I use my pension to pay my entry. Otherwise I enquired if Mike Powel might be interested in the odd ride. Richards bike is proceeding slowly but surely with a tuned standard Scott motor.