c.v.m.g. Observation Ride

Agreat time was had by all who attended, hosted by Geoff and Marianne Doherty. Riders were paired up and given a score sheet, the goal being to locate things using clues supplied at different stops around the area. Afterwards we had a BBQ and bonfire. This has been planned again for next year, date will be sometime in September.

Thanks Geoff & Marianne

Photos©2020 Manse James

Cherries in the Valley

Finally the moment here, and pitch a tent enjoy a beer.
Summer’s strange and almost done, my camping season has begun.
With open skies and planets clear, with older bikes and camping gear.
Harvest’s riches on display, canines howling night and day.
Deers are crossing procreate, and everywhere you meet a mate.

Allow with fear across the Nation – another quick interpretation:
Celebrate Our Vehicles In Distinction

Marianne & Geoff, our gracious hosts, looked after us with treats and roasts.
So generous and well sincere, all the guests were treated here.
Been riding to rallies since sixty eight and have rarely seen a spirit so great.
Coffee ready, muffins too, a warm garage for me and you, and later a BBQ.
No need to say all in compliance “Obedience to yoke of science”.

Once cold the grill, digest the fill, and lighten up the wood pile in circle style.
Attempts were made to tell a joke, by an older English country bloke.
But oh alas it didn’t spark, another pun, the night too dark.

With temps now flirting with the ice, I feared the night would not be nice.
But must report to my surprise, we slept so well and refreshed to rise.
My mate however Alpine style (Johannes) trembled frozen for a while.
Until he drifted sound and sweet, into Alpine Supersleep.

No comments here on RUN complete, for Klaus & Johannes did not compete.
But those who did stopped 30 times to ponder riddles of all kinds.
Sharp eyes they scanned, obscure locations across the land.
Across nations from Lakes on Hills to Snoopy’s Home, hydro power owls alone.
Flying pigs and Houses Blue, over there another clue.

Summers end oh equinox, is cooling all our engine blocks.
Juices stall no longer flowing, nocturnal times are swiftly growing.
But rest assured the spirit shines, in Cherry Valley by the pines.
I hear with gladness this is fun, we’ll celebrate another RUN…
a year from now in ’21.

Thanks again dear M & G for this event and your energy!