This Saturday past I dragged the Skorpion out of the shed and pointed it south for the annual MZ Riders Club National Rally, being held this year in the picturesque village of Dent in the Yorkshire Dales, a place which I have been going to for as long as I've been attending bike events.
The trip down was fairly uneventful, other than a few rain showers and the fact that I had to make a short detour to pick up a new sleeping mat from a camping shop after discovering that I had left mine at home. D'oh!
One of the first people I met on arrival was Terry, who had also come down from Scotland on his Skorpion. We set up 'Scotch Corner' away from all the smelly two-strokes.
As for the rest, there was the usual eclectic mix of folk on all sorts of different machines, both MZ and otherwise. I even had a short ride on Chucks’ new Moto Guzzi Nevada 750, a nice bike, if a bit physically small for my tastes.
|my bike in the foreground with Terry's behind it|
|Chucks and his Guzzi|
The rest of the day was spent catching up with folk who I hadn't seen in some time, mainly because I don't attend as many events as I used to in years gone by, before repairing to the pub where we indulged in those old rally favourites of talking rubbish while drinking too much beer (except, that is, for Terry "The Total Abstainer" who, while still able to talk rubbish with the best of them, doesn't drink).
|Baghira, Skorpion Traveller & TS250/1|
|somewhere in Yorkshire|
|so that's where I am?|
|Bantam in background|