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Monday, October 22, 2007

Weston Beach Races - Muck and Mayhem.

English Rose invited me to join her at the Weston Beach Races. She was attending on business. I had no idea what they were.
Even she, who regularly attends motocross and enduro events, confessed she’d never seen anything like it.We arrived just prior to the entrants riding to the start line. It took several minuets.
We had no idea that a race could be conducted with over 1,000 entrants.
Nothing prepares you for the Start. The sound of 1101 high performance motorcycle engines hitting full throttle in an instant.
Little compares to the perception of speed, down the implausibly long straight, of a bike at 100mph, riding inches from the spectator rail. So close you could reach out and touch them.
I didn't expect to see riders dressed as tigers, dragons, wizards, superman or a naked lady suit complete with pink wig and tutu, riding alongside world class competitors.
And I wasn't prepared for the carbon monoxide poisoning you experience from proximity to so many two stroke engines, in the absence of any kind of sea breeze.


This is the two wheeled equivalent of the Grand National.


44 Comments:

Blogger MJ said...

And how was Miss Tickers attired?

8:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fewclewz.............
Oh, how frightfully jolly!

10:53 PM  
Blogger Tickersoid said...

MJ- Miss Tickers?

Fewclewz- Very jolly. It's good to know the silly season extends to October with out having to go to Munich.

12:48 AM  
Blogger MJ said...

Oh my mistake.

I forgot you don't like told to be called Miss Tickers in public.

But back to my question...

What were you wearing?

2:38 AM  
Blogger Tickersoid said...

MJ- Blooming cheek!

I was wearing a matching beige ensemble as befits a man of my years.

2:52 AM  
Blogger MJ said...

Beige?

*yawns*

You must have looked like Her Majesty.

3:37 AM  
Blogger Kyahgirl said...

that's an impressive amount of mud!

4:36 AM  
Blogger Tickersoid said...

MJ- I always look majestic.

I would have liked to have been able to say I was looking sexy in black leather but I don't take my bike test until the end of the year.

Kyahgirl- It's all wet sand. One end of the beach was wetter than the other. Most finished the 3 hour race with no use-able eye wear.

9:01 AM  
Blogger Frobisher said...

Looks like great fun - at Weston? is that Weston-super-Mare?

10:29 AM  
Blogger Tickersoid said...

Indeedy do.

11:30 AM  
Blogger Lippy said...

And terrifyingly two of the muddy nutters are my nephews - really must go and watch some time.

5:34 PM  
Blogger Tickersoid said...

Why am I not surprised?

7:25 PM  
Blogger Snooze said...

That looks amazing! Wow. What a great time that must have been, despite choking on exhaust

12:56 AM  
Blogger Arabella said...

Great photos!

3:53 PM  
Blogger Arabella said...

Great photos!

3:53 PM  
Blogger First Nations said...

what a party! wish i'd been there! are your ears still ringing??

8:40 PM  
Blogger Mr Gaskins Curiosity Emporium said...

I've only got an 'arkwright' shopping bike from the 30's - it would just burrow its way straight through the sand, I'd end up buried...

10:40 PM  
Blogger awa said...

Hope you had a safe and happy Halloween! Luvs ya!

10:08 PM  
Blogger World Champ Stephen Neal said...

Fashion designer, Marc Ecko bought the ball this summer, and put the fate of the ball up to a vote.

5:50 PM  
Blogger phlegmfatale said...

Gawd, those dirtbike guys are totally hot. *meow* I saw some when I went off-roading in the Hummer a few weeks back.

6:06 AM  
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6:37 PM  
Blogger FirstNations said...

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3:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so basically it was another event where men are aspiring to get dirty around heavy machinery. i just don't understand the love of these sports.

4:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fewclewz......
oy - Shagnasty - as cute and jolly as these two photos are, they have become Bucking foring!
Giss anuver wun - immediately if not sooner!

3:15 AM  
Anonymous Loz Actual said...

That looks so ace!

Also: Where are you? (now, I mean, not in the photos).

10:50 PM  
Blogger phlegmfatale said...

YOOHOO!
pffft!
Is this thing on?

2:55 AM  
Blogger Gledwood said...

How weird I found photos JUST like that yesterday... I don't know where exactly as I don't remember ... I think they were from BRAZIL though ho hum... maybe my brain's just addled in a deja-vu kind of sense...

3:19 PM  
Blogger turboslut said...

That looks way to messy and noisy for my liking. I hope you had fun though.

I am trying to do catch-up with everyone in the vain attempt to blog something interesting. Needless to say I am failing miserably, so I think I shall just blog any old crap. Facebook is so much easier xxx

6:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has been like here for ages...

1:33 PM  
Blogger MJ said...

It is now November 24th and still no update.

Well, I suppose you don't have to update ON YOUR BIRTHDAY!

Happy Birthday, Tickers.

12:12 PM  
Blogger Inexplicable DeVice said...

Happy Birthday, Tickers!

2:29 PM  
Blogger Lady Muck said...

What's this about a birthday???

*looks perplexed*

Happy birthday, big kiss?

4:40 PM  
Blogger Snooze said...

What? I missed your b-day! I hope it was a great one. Now update your blog.

3:39 AM  
Blogger Inexplicable DeVice said...

If you can't think what to blog about, I've given you something now: You're tagged! 8 random facts about yourself, please.

7:42 PM  
Blogger Qenny said...

Will Tickers ever blog again? Will IDV succeed in bringing him out of his non-blogging exile?

Stay tuned!

10:57 AM  
Blogger MJ said...

Send us a sign.

4:00 PM  
Blogger phlegmfatale said...

Hmph. December 9.
I'm guessing you're entangled in a gossamer web of erotic bliss. At least, I hope someone is.

5:18 PM  
Blogger Fuckkit said...

You're getting as good as me at updating you blog m'dear.

5:32 AM  
Blogger turboslut said...

Are you trying to compete with me for the longest time not blogging. I have made a kind of effort by the way. Anyway, hope you are O.K. T xxx

1:24 PM  
Blogger MJ said...

Happy Christmas, Tickers.

10:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

look this is the "diet" i told you about you should really enter the site :) bye enter the site

5:08 AM  
Blogger MJ said...

Happy New Year, Tickers.

*wonders if we'll be wishing him a happy Easter here in this same comments box*

2:33 PM  
Blogger phlegmfatale said...

Let me know when you crank this pig back up again. Miss you.

2:45 PM  
Blogger awa said...

Happy New Year.

Now UPDATE your blog, dammit!

5:26 AM  

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