On Friday, 18 September 1992, the following participants met to go to England. Axel and Evi Bodeit (Moto Guzzi 850 T3), Jurgen Krechel (BMW K 100), Hans and Ute Mondorf (BMW K 100 RS), Dieter Mundorf (Honda CB 900 F Bol d`Or), Klaus Dieter Heimann (Ducati 750 SS Desmo) and Karl Heinz Poppe (BMW R 100 GS).
We took our usual route via the freeway to the Hoverport in Calais.
The outward journey went without significant events, neither man nor machine gave out, so that we reached the pub The Four Alls in Welford on Avon very early in the afternoon.
The usual procedure of pitching tents, freshening up with cold water, then the first pint in the pub.
Axel, Evi, Ute and I drove on Saturday, like almost every year, first to the Wellesbourne Airfield Market and then to the Burton Dasset Hills.
The others, Dieter Mundorf, Karl Heinz Poppe and Klaus Dieter Heimann took a trip to Birmingham to visit an acquaintance of Klaus Dieter, Mr. Steven Keyte. During their training, both had taken part in an exchange program between the Hardy company in England and Walterscheid in Germany.
We spent both evenings in the pub with good food and friendly company.
Later that evening, after the chairman's speech, we received (it is hard to believe) the tankard for the longest journey from the continent.
We started the return journey in two groups. On Sunday Axel, Evi, Ute and I drove home. The rest of the group drove to Brighton and from there along the coast towards Dover and stayed in a B&B on Sunday evening. (However, nobody recalls in which coastal town any more). They then took the Hover Speed towards France on Monday morning.
Once again a successful weekend with great memories.
Lucky for us, Hans saved his rally programmes.
Heather MacGregor's word search is on page 4. See how many words you can find. They read in all directions!
SHAKESPEARE MOTORCYCLE CLUB Stratford-upon-Avon LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST 'Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends!' A Midsummer Night's Dream ActV Sc. i Welcome to our Summer 1992 Rally, once again here at The Four Alls'. We have ordered better weather than hitherto, and have our fingers crossed. We trust you found us, despite the machinations of the Ministry of Transport; we are on the A439 or is it B439, depends which direction you approach. 'Be merry, and employ your chiefest thoughts To courtship, and such fair ostents of love As shall conveniently become you there.' The Merchant of Venice, Act 11, Sc.viii Food is available in the Four Alls throughout the weekend, and no doubt breakfasts will be organised on request; please note that food orders are now taken at the opposite end of the bar from previous occasions. Beers and lagers available include Brains Dark and Brain's Bitter, Flowers 0.B., and Murphy's. 'That man that hath a tongue, I say, is no man, If with his tongue he cannot win a woman.' The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act III Sc.i Trophies will be presented in the pub late on Saturday evening. 'Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is wing'd Cupid painted blind.' A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act I, Sc.i 'When I said I would die a batchelor, I did not think I should live till I were married.' Much Ado About Nothing, ACTII Sc.iis Shakespeare Club T Shirts and Sweat Shirts are available at Bargain prices - see notice in the Control Tent, and hats at giveaway price to protect you from the dangerous overpowering rays of the sun. (They also keep the rain off for abqut twenty seconds) 'Win her with gifts, if she respect not words; Dumb jewels often in their silent kind, More than quick words do move a woman's mind.' The Two Gentlemen of Verona, III; Sc Heather has provided the usual back page puzzle, which appears on the back page (How could that be) 'Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love: Therefore all hearts in love use their own tongue.' Much Ado About Nothing, Act II, Sc.i. 'Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove.' Sonnet 116 'That what we have we prize not to the worth, Whiles we enjoy it; but being lack'd and lost, Why, then we rack the value.' Much Ado About Nothing, Act IV, Sc.i 'Sleep dwell upon thine eyes, peace in thy breast; Would I were sleep and peace, so sweet to rest.' Romeo and Juliet, Act II, Sc.ii Yes, I've totally run out of inspiration and what you've got is a puzzle composed of words beginning with 'L'. To make it more difficult for you (and to save me typing the list) you will have to find them out for yourselves. There should be 23 but I may have added more, see how many you can find! Farewell! I will omit no opportunity That may convey my greetings, love, to thee.' Romeo and Juliet, Act III, Sc.v.
- Hans Mondorf