Third Wednesday eve each month through the summer there is the chance to have a hare down Henstridge airstrip. There's no timer, but then again there are no rules apart from wear a legal helmet, pay two quid and sign a disclaimer. A good chance to race a mate, give your bike its head or make practice runs with a pukka drag bike / sprinter.
A few classics turn up, I haven't seen anyone else run their oldie down the strip which is a pity given that there's no bar on what bike you ride. I was hoping to give the Gilera a run but it was off colour on the way over so I decided to skip it. There were a few monkey bikes and chinese 125s running so I might have given them decent competition!
|Always good to see a Beemer toaster. This
one an R75/5.
|BB32 touring Goldie.
|In my mind the BB motors are the most handsome
of Gold Stars.
|And again with its Triumph TR6 buddy.
|Yamaha TDR250 should have given a good run down the
strip if its owner felt so inclined.
|Suzuki B-King, one of my favourite recent bikes.
|Comic book brutalist looks but heaps of
character, monstrously quick and a hoot
|And this is what it is all about.
|Gadzooks! Anything goes.
|Slightly off colour Gilera - blocked jet I believe. Then a split
battery on the way home leaking out acid everywhere.
|Laverda triples in lary colours.