27th Sept 2008
Salisbury Plain Drifting Salisbury, Devizes, &
bikes, with good number of pillions, and quite a few first timers joined us
for a great dayout. Unfortunately the mist remained for most of the day, there
were a few outbreaks of sun. The leaves are turning golden early this year
which made the ride very nice as the route included mostly countryside.
For this run we changed the leader and I was Tail End for part of the run
which made a nice change, and I was so impressed with the way all the riders
followed the Layoff system, especially in Devizes where there was a diversion
due to road works, which meant we had an involved route out of the town,
the system worked well and we lost nobody.
Just outside Devizes we call in to see the the 29 water locks, I should imagine
it is an all day task to take a boat up or down the lock system, each is hand
operated. We spent a little time in the period town of Laycock which is used
for filming period films and televison programmes. Our route back took us
accross part of Salisbury Plains, it was odd to see road signs for Tanks Crossing.
Everyone who came on this run enjoyed their day, many thanks to member Steve
for the route, and Mich, Tail End for part of the route