Last weekend saw me make my annual jaunt to Northern Ireland for the MZ Riders Club rally at Garrison in Co. Fermanagh. This year I met up with Gareth & Terry at Troon and we caught the ferry and travelled together.
|Terry & Gareth in Ballymoney|
As neither had been to see the memorial garden for the Dunlop brothers, Joey and Robert, we detoured to Ballymoney where we had a bit of a wander around before heading on.
|Joey Dunlop memorial|
There are some more photos of the gardens taken on a previous trip here if you're interested.
|Belleek on the Irish border. Note the Euro/Sterling fuel pumps|
|Mick arriving on 'The Snail', a modern Jawa 250|
|Peter's Vincent Comet 500|
Unlike in previous years, we'd booked a holiday villa for the weekend. Proper beds, no camping or shared bunkhouse accommodation on this trip, and the bikes were under cover in a barn onsite. It made for a nice relaxed change of pace and we're already in negotiations to book the place again for next year.
|Lovely BMW K750|
|Sean's MZ TS250/1|
|Royal blue and rust|
|Three MZs, old & new|
The rest of the weekend panned out much as expected, and in the evenings we all repaired to the local pub where guitars were produced and a few of the lads kept everyone entertained.
I’ll be going back to Ireland, the Republic this time, in August for more of the same.
|Waiting on the ferry|