the solent city scooter club dave tooley mallory park 1970       

Tales of adventure, stupidness, teenage sex desires, friendships a great time was had by all and I remember it just                                  

 

                      

 

First Blood

First Blood (memories of my first attempt at riding 2 up on Marten's bike)
By Dave Tooley

Do you remember the first time you rode pillion passenger on your Gp225 with me driving?
I recall spending an entire evening just steadily riding around the Fareham area getting the hang of the power of your machine (which was vastly different to the Ld125 I was still poodling about on)

As we turned into Highfield Avenue from St Michaels Grove I looked back at you and said "We'll go up this road in style"

I gave her 2 blips of the throttle, then wrenched it wide open and dropped the clutch.
There then followed a spectacular wheelie which carried on rising as we accelerated away.  The problem was with the disproportionate amount of weight front to back of the bike, there was no way of stopping it once we'd got to a critical angle.  Before we knew what had happened, we'd completed a full 360 degree somersault and were both sitting on the road rubbing our arses, with the your bike laying on its side a bit further along looking very sorry for itself.

I was so embarrassed I just didn't know what to say, and my pride was as dented as your bike.
Oops, clang!
Sorry Marten, I've never forgiven myself for that.

Note from MH

I still bear the scars

 

 

Solent City Scooter Club
The Clubs Formation
My First Scooter
The Weekly Meetings
Trips to Stoney Cross
The Meeting Places of the Club
The Club Warehouse
The Thorngate Halls Disco
The Club Newsletter
Miss Solent City
Grumpy Old Man Blog have some fun
Scooter Picture Gallery
Contact Us
The Member List
Members Tales Then and Now
Angela Twigg
Dermot Omalley
David Seymour
John Coles Metalflake SX
Keith Champion
Muriel Rowe
Kenny Erridge
Mick Estlick
Colin Fry and Debbie
Dave Tooley
Trevor Aspden
Phil Blatch
Terry Langridge
Pete Boyle
John Searle and Jackie Catchpole
Pete Thomas
Marten Holdway
John Olde
Chris Bracey
Mick Platts (Digger)
Ken Jackson
Colin Thompson
Articles on Scooter Racing
Scooter Racing
Crystal Palace
Mallory Park
Thruxton
Lydden Hill
Castle Combe
Black Death
Les Rafferty
Scooter Rallys
The Southend Scooter Rally 1970
The Isle of Wight Rally 1970
The Comax Rally
Other Tales to Tell
Tales from the River Bank
Suzuki Stinger
Speed Cop
Ned Newman
Taking the Mick
Memories from Daves garage
First Blood
Club Party
Martens Wildcat Gp225
Such a Teaser
Braggers and Bullshitters
End of an Era
Other Websites of Interest

 

 

Get a free giffgaff Sim