a reply to: glen200376
That's a hike, Aberdeen to Bridlington.
Some mates of mine regularly do the Euro rallies, that's too much for me.
The only Euro Rally I did was Euro 2000.....and only because it was at Witton Castle and I was asked to do the security!
Only needed two of us, we were reasonably well paid, got two slabs of beer each and a taxi too and from the do,
Most of the evening various mates were talking to us and bringing us beer as well.
But it started absolutely belting it down, torrential.
When the meal and presentation was on me and my mate were in a hut having our own private little rave; Glastonbury was on and I swear The Prodigy were
playing but my mate insists it was The Chemical Brothers.
We'd been told not to let anyone into the rally if they didn't have a pre-paid band.
Anyway through the driving rain and the radio we heard a noise.
'A Vespa' I said to my mate.....and sure enough some guy was coming up the approach road on a T5 - always been a Lammy man myself.
I noticed his headlamp was held on with cable ties and the legshield looked scratched.
He was wringing wet and struggled to get his helmet off and he looked absolutely knackered.
He started talking and it was immediately apparent he was American.
I asked him if he had a pre-paid band and he said he hadn't....so I said he couldn't come in.
After he for his breath back he told us he'd rode his scooter across the US to New York, got on a boat and sailed to Southampton.
He then set off for Witton Castle only to come off his scoot near Wetherby - hence the cable ties etc.
I still wouldn't let him in.
He offered us £70....but I still wouldn't let him in.
He upped it to £150, still a no go.
The man for L.A. was distraught.
After about 15 minutes of this we grew tired of the game and let him in for the correct amount if £70, much to the hilarity of one of my best mates
who had come to the gate to see how things were going.
The Yank came to see us a few hours later and told us he was having a great time and the journey was worth it.
The point is people literally come from all over the place and from every walk of life and meet and have a great time.
The only thing every person has in common is the love of scooters.
As with most things I have lots and lots of stories about the scooter scene.
Really looking forward to getting back into it.
The scooter scene was quite vibrant in Scotland, are you still in touch with your mates?
Ever consider dusting the scoot off?