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All booked up for the Run From The Scum rally in May (Newquay, Cornwall)..

Pretty excited already... it's 1 of my favorite rallies as I love Newquay & it is a change from the usual faces on the larger rallies & the more local events..

Good run too - about 350 miles each way.. some really good roads (if you avoid the M-Ways as much as possible) passing Stone Henge on the way..

Looking forward to it more than usual as the GT should be much better on a run like that than the old PXs were (especially as I always seemed to be running 1 in on it!!).. my mate will prbably be on his 180 Rally...

IOW is booked too.. an altogether different rally, but always a linder..

Mersea Island will probably be the only other full rally I get in this year, but there'll be plenty of day runs too..



2006 here I come!!!

(just need my petrol tank replaced 1st!)
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is that a VFM rally?

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No, not the Cornish 1, but a lot of the stuff at the IOW rally is done by VFM..

Run From The Scum is put on by some of the area's local clubs..
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We're going to an English Rally in the next year or so.

everyone tells me IOW is the one to go to, but, I think i'd like to go to another.

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If you come over for the IOW you'll see the biggest rally inthe world, with a huge amount of events & the rally being spread out around the island.

Then, the following weekend, there is Mersea Island.. a smaller, messier, 80s style scooter-boy, self contained rally to see another side of the UK scene
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Those sound great. I'd love to do the IOW, at least one in my lifetime.
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mersea sounds more like me!

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mersea sounds more like me!

-larry
Mersea is mad..

There are about 4 rooms with various music types / bands, and they make a point of playing 'till the last man drops (usually after sun-rise)..

There's an outside courtyard where you can drink all night & there's plenty of food stands..

Saturday always has the games (including the infamous beer & banana race - do you have that in the US?), dyno testing & custom show..

No more huge bonfire though (I miss falling asleep in a stupor & waking in the morning by the still warm embers) - I think someone cooked a small child a couple of years ago..

It's the only UK rally I know of without a Saturday rideout, but there is so much to do it doesn't matter...

This picture of me & my brother was taken sometime in the early hours of Saturday at 05's Mersea..

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(taken from here: http://www.elms-sc.com/gallery/browseimages.php?c=43)

Great atmosphere... we turned up after dark on the Friday, and as soon as we'd found a spot to pitch our tents we took our lids off & were immediately passed cold beers by our new neighbours (who we'd never met before)

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(including the infamous beer & banana race - do you have that in the US?)

Well, I'm not gonna ask
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not quite sure about the beer and banana?

we have beer bungee...

Several tarps (think slip-n-slide child's game) soaked with beer.
We used to use regular bungee cords taped and ziptied together.

attach a modern bungee (rather large) to a belt that fits around your waist and fit the other end to a tree.

run as fast as you can across said tarps toward a table with plastic beer cups on it, the bungee is holding you back but your thirst for beer and blistering cheetah-esque speed are your only beer-gettin' allies.

-larry

here are some of my favorite rally pics and a little bit more about me
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(including the infamous beer & banana race - do you have that in the US?)

Well, I'm not gonna ask
I'll try to explain...

You have 1 arena & 2 teams. Each team is a rider & a pillion on 1 scooter.

Each team has it's own course within the arena, marked out by a table at each end, so that they race side by side to 1 end, around their own table, back to the other end, around the table etc..

But, each table has 5 bananas & 5 pints of beer on it, and as each team reaches a table they must have 1 pint & 1 banana between rider & pillion. So, in the course of a race each team consumes 10 pints & 10 bananas.

This usually leads to them crashing on the slippery grass, especially if the mixture has made them throw up - making the grass even slippier!

If they are seen to cheat (by spilling a pint for example) they have things like raw eggs, chilli or cockles added to the drink - this increases the vomit action
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pictures in the last 2 rows here show the action as it happens!

http://www.elms-sc.com/gallery/browseimages.php?do=browseimages&c=43&page=3
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here are some of my favorite rally pics and a little bit more about me
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So Larry, Why does your Jet 225 look amazingly like water lilies and a bug-eyed dog?
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Don't diss the dog, man...

His name is Pinko and he thinks he weighs 250 lbs.
we've watched him chase down dogs literally 15-20 times his size

the water lillies are a stock pic on my computer.

I thought it would brighten everyone's day!

-larry
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