9th October 1992 - Barrel Bikers MCC
The Barrel Bikers tendency to go over the top in the infosheet department had grown to new heights; 12 A4 pages containing comic strips, a couple of cartoons and some random artwork padded out the two, double-spaced, pages of actual information.
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I do not recall if I was there on Friday night, or rolled up Saturday morning, but I don't have any photographic evidence of the goings on, so it could have just been an uneventful evening.
The weather wasn't wonderful, so a few of us just spent a while chatting in my tent, after they had watched me put it up, until the bar opened. The advantage of having such a large structure is that several people will fit in the porch area, without invading the 'inner sanctum'.
There were a couple of interesting bikes there. I hadn't seen many Scooter Trikes before, and the MAG NWLondon were there with the well-known all matt black Gold Wing 'Survival' Combo. Some people thought he may have had an unfair advantage in the Musical Beercan game, but as he didn't win, nobody minded in the end.
There was a fair amount of straw in the marquee, which helped some keep warm, or comfortable enough to have a kip during the evening, while the rest of us just boogied to achieve the same.
One of our number was tied to the marquee pole and well doused with beer, (I can't remember why, but it seemed perfectly reasonable). A few straw fights/jumper stuffings happened, and more people got drunk and fell over. A fitting end to an enjoyable rally evening.
Sunday brought more dull weather, but it wasn't raining, and not too far to go home.
- Phil (the Spill) Drackley