|Dave, Pete & The Teflon Don|
We arrive early and meet up with The Teflon Don (Nigel Townsend) and Pete Collins who rather amusingly, is sporting brown overalls for a change. The ground is sodden and we have a good look at Subs 8-10 and Subs 1-2. It’s marked out tight and I rue not cutting the stops off MH410; this is going to be tight & tricky. We elect for the expert route and after getting changed (good job I packed the waterproofs) it’s off to Sub 1.
|Before the Trial|
|Chris's Mum & the Matchless|
|Exiting Sub 5|
Lap 2 and 3 go well and I’m improving however, the big Matchless and two weeks off are taking their toll and I have a rubbish last lap even 5-ing Sub 1. We meet some great people at the Trial including Chris Francis and his Mum who took a shine to the Matchless and was amused to see the cutting edge Kickstart retaining device (an elastic band).
As if to prove his innate non-stick abilities Teflon's kit remains relatively clean compared to the rest of us and being a Sunday, I suspect he could go straight from the trial to church and nobody would bat an eyelid.
|Teflon (350 AJS) and I|
Thanks to Jon Cull's son and Chris Francis for these pictures