Monday, August 19, 2019

Powers the Pot Royal Enfield gathering pt2

More pictures from Powers the Pot. Each picture caption tells the story. Big thanks to John Nicholls for organising the rally and being such an excellent host. The event really is a gem, a proper old school, friendly bike rally in a fantastic location. Hopefully it won't be another six years until I make the next one. And hopefully I'll sort out my Enfield to ride there...

Jacqui Furneaux's world travelling Enfield. Been a while since
we last saw each other and great to catch up. Check her website
and buy the book if you haven't already done so. 

Ready-ish for the the off on the Saturday run.

Dan took a ride in Matt's outfit for the run so we get 'sidecar cam'.

Not often you see pictures of yourself riding. The BMW
R100RS is very much the wrong bike for damp Irish country
roads. In fact they are perfect for an old Royal Enfield...

Sidecar cam in action again.

Quick stop up in the Comeragh mountains.

I think that's the Mahon Falls in the background.

Yours truly lining up the Beemer for a ride by.

Brian on his Continental GT.

Jason's freshly restored '54 Bullet gets his
bike blessed by Al Sunday morning.

The event started off as an MZ rally then shifted to Enfields.
All are still welcome.

But if you have an MT350 you apparently
have to camp well away from everyone else.

Sad news for Dan when he found on Saturday
eve that his Bullet had stripped the oil pump
worm drive. Game over.

Bit of a mystery. The bike has stripped more
than one pump worm, but on two different

Dan resigned to a ride home with the
recovery truck. 

We were recommended a scenic route back to
Rosslare that took the Passage East Ferry.
It was a cracker and we even managed to stay
dry all the way to Rosslare.

Loneliness of the long distance rider. 1am
Swansea M4 services.

A great weekend. All in about 800 miles
covered. Yes, it rained, a lot, but that
just added to the adventure.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing the great photos. Sorry to hear about Dan's oil pump. Puts a stop to some things. Have a great rest of your week.
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