Monday, 24 September 2012

Breakfast Run

Saturday morning saw a group of us head over the Duke’s Pass to Brig O’Turk in the Trossachs and the newly re-opened tearoom there for breakfast.

Norman's MZ Skorpion Traveller and Gareth's Sachs 800 Roadster
 I have been having a niggly problem with my shoulder recently and it was just too painful to attempt to ride the bike that morning. Rather than give it a miss I took the car, feeling a bit like I’d somehow let the side down, and this on what turned out to be a beautifully bright, crisp autumnal morning.

On the plus side, I managed one of those rather eventful ‘sat-nav detours’ where your box of tricks directs you over unexpected roads that you had no idea existed. In this case some single-track roads through the local estate avoiding the main roads and all the towns on them. I barely saw another soul, never mind a vehicle. I do plan on going back on two wheels some time when the weather is a bit better.

From left to right: Gareth, Terry, Colin, Iain (Kawa), Colin and Norman
In the end we had seven turn up for a hearty breakfast, six of whom managed it there on their bikes. Norman has done a piece on his site here and, rather than repeat what he’s said I’ll just post some photos.

The Kawasaki contingent: ZRX1100 above, and K1 and KZ900 LTD below

Norman's Skorpion
Iain (Kawa), Norman and Terry


  1. Is Norman being camera shy in the last photo or taking a picture. As an aside on the way back to the Duke's Pass I noticed that there were lots of patches filled with loose tarmac. This would account for myself, Norman and Gareth having a few brown underpants moments.


  2. Just taking a picture! After a 'loose' moment (in more ways than one!) on the way there, I was taking it a bit easy on the way to the Pass.