So I thought I'd better shake things up a bit.
I've been in the UK far too long but the Aussies are dragging the heels with $200 million investments that I need to get a job there. Being away from trials was causing an ache. Watching a trial here and there was ok but I need to ride.
A few months ago I got a call from a Kiwi mate who said he was coming over for a few years just to ride here. And in the same NW/N.Wales centre. So I committed to riding with him. Sooo, I need a bike. Moderns are expensive and I already have one in Aus. I have a Sherpa or two(ish), One in Aus and parts in my spare room in Manchester. I watched the ads and eventually a peach came up.
Some of you may remember father and Ed Bentley bought in a top shot UK rider in the '80's. Peter Cartwright. Pete rode a Mont Cota 242 in SA and that bike made a big impression on me. I rode it in CT and in Jo'burg. So I bought one. It's not perfect but it's really clean. Spendings on top of the purchase price of GBP1,300 are GBP200. Not bad at all. Now I need a house closer to work where I can keep it and a car...mmm..a Jag estate is appealing..
Going up to Kendal in a fortnight to catch up with Pete Harrigan, Sid, Bernie, Yrjo and a few more. Mont won't be ready by then but it'll be fun watching and planning lines.
Keep well guys.