Friday, 25 February 2011

Ace Cafe - Overland Adventure Tour Bike Day

Last Sunday I met Gary and Marcus (mates from the Mid Life Rebels) at Gatwick McDonalds for my morning after, recovery and regret later, breakfast munchies. The boys resisted, in favour of breakfast at the Ace CafĂ©. In typical British February overcast weather, we set off up the M23, around the M25 to jct 16, A40, then Hanger Lane to the ACE . Apart from a few spots of rain it remained dry. We arrived to an impressive array of large big trail bikes filling the car park and migrating out on to the surrounding pavements. First thing was a proper mug of tea and breakfast for the boys. This was followed by a mooch around the exhibits, bikes and chatting with various people, collecting various promotional leaflets as we went. Sam Manicom was there with ‘T’-shirts and books. Also saw Alexis promoting his trip to Dubai at the end of this year and the legends that are Austin & Gerald Vince turned up late morning. Austin in his usual attire of 70’s overalls but, also sporting a fetching tartan hat.

The event made my itch to ride Mileeta further even worse. I’m coming to the conclusion that I have some sort of illness. Symptoms include, an itch that can’t be scratched and an addiction to ride further and longer.

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