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February 2014

TWINSHOCK SCOTLAND NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2014

HI FOLKERS, JUST A QUICK NOTE TO KEEP YOU UP TO DATE WITH THE GOINGS ON AT THIS SUPER TWINSHOCK CLUB IN SCOTLAND. THE MEMBERSHIP IS AT AN ALL TIME HIGH FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR SO HOPEFULLY WE WILL HAVE A SUPER YEAR AHEAD.

THE DATE HAS PASSED FOR KEEPING YOUR RIDING NO. SO IF YOU JOIN AFTER TODAY DO NOT EXPECT TO HAVE YOUR PREVIOUS RIDING NO. , YOU MIGHT BE LUCKY BUT MOST LIKELY NOT.

 

TEAM NEWS

THE FIRST OF THE TEAMS HAVE NOW REGISTERED AND IT IS LOOKING GOOD THIS YEAR AGAIN. A BIG CHALLENGE FOR THE CHAMPS, OMNITOOL, WILL BE TO TRY AND RETAIN THE CROWN THAT THEY WON VERY CONVINCINGLY IN 2013 . LOUDENS LOSERS THREW IT AWAY BIG TIME LAST YEAR WITH SOME VERY POOR RIDES AND TEAM RIDERS TAKING EACH OTHER OUT . DONNYS DOUGHBALLS MADE A LATE CHARGE TO FILL THE RUNNER UP SPOT BUT ABSENT EEISM AT THE START OF THE YEAR COST THEM THE TITLE. TEAMS SHOULD BE DECLARED BEFORE THE END OF THIS MONTH AND PAID UP FRONT.

RULES F OR THE TEAM EVENT ARE SIMPLE:

• 5 MEN PER TEAM , NOMINATED WHEN TEAM IS REGISTERED.

• THERE CAN BE NO MEMBER CHANGES ARE ADD ONS AFTER THE 29 TH MARCH 2014.

• IF ANY MAN LEAVES A TEAM FOR ANY REASON, HE CANNOT BE REPLACED.

• ALL POINTS SCORED BY ALL MEN WILL COUNT TOWARDS THE CHAMPIONSHIP.

• ANY MAN CHANGING CLASS WILL LOSE ALL PREVIOUS POINTS SCORED AS WILL THE TEAM.

• THE COST IS £50 TO REGISTER AND IS A BARGAIN.

INDEED THE WINNING TEAM TOOK AWAY OVER £400 WORTH OF TROPHIES AND PRIZE MONEY LAST YEAR. IT KEEPS THE MEN ON THEIR TOES ALL YEAR AND IS GOOD FOR THE EGO TO SWAN ABOUT AT THE DANCE LIKE A TRUE CHAMPION BASKING IN ALL THE GLORY.

I AM WAITING ON A SHIPMENT OF CASUAL GEAR FROM WULFSPORT, THEY SHOULD BE HERE IN A WEEK OR 2 , HOODIES AND QUARTER ZIPPER TOPS IN BLACK OR BLUE . I WILL LET YOU KNOW THE PRICE ONCE I HAVE BEEN INVOICED BUT I THINK THEY SHOULD STILL BE AROUND £18.

I JUST SAW A LIST OF THE CLASSIC DATES THIS YEAR , THEY WERE PUT ON THEIR WEBSITE ON 30-1-14. NOT VERY GOOD READING FOR THE GENUINE ENTHUSIAST AS 5 DATES CLASH WITH OURS. I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THIS IS DELIBERATE SO THAT CERTAIN RIDERS IN THAT CLUB ARE ASSURED OF WINNING SOMETHING IF THE TWINSHOCK BOYS ARE NOT AT THEIR EVENT.

WELL TO WHOEVER IS RESPONSIBLE YOU NEED TO THINK ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE AND YOUR CLUB AS A WHOLE AS IT IS A SLOW SINKING SHIP AND AS A MATTER OF FACT THE PERSON THAT TOLD ME THIS WAS A CLASSIC COMMITTEE MEMBER.

OUR EVENT AT GARELOCHHEAD ON THE 6TH JULY WILL HAVE THE PRE 77 CLASS SPONS O RED BY MYSELF AS GESTURE OF GOODWILL TO THE DIEHARDS. ALL ENTRY FEES FOR THIS CLASS WILL BE FREE , YES YOUR £35 ENTRY FEE WILL BE PAID BY ME . THIS CLASS IS FOR ALL PRE 77 BIKES INCLUDING PRE 65 PRE 70 ETC, NOTE I WILL ONLY PAY ENTRY FEE , LICENCE , MEMBERSHIP AND LATE ENTRY ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE RIDER . THIS IS A VERY GOOD NATURAL TRACK AND IS IDEALLY SUITED TO THE OLDER BIKES AND WITH FEWER MONO ’ S ATTENDING THIS EVENT THE TRACK DOES NOT GET BADLY CUT UP , SO IF YOU ARE A PRE 77 RIDER COME ALONG AND HAVE A GO ON THE 6TH JULY , IT WILL BE GOOD AND FREE AND WE GIVE OUT TROPHIES TO 3RD IN ALL CLASSES.

AFTER A TURBULENT WINTER ON FACEBOOK ALL THE BANTER SEEMS TO HAVE DIED DOWN, IT JUST SHOWS WHAT A FIRM HAND AT THE HELM CAN DO. AS A COLLECTIVE BODY OF LIKE MINDED SOULS WE NEED TO STICK TOGETHER AND ALWAYS OBEY THE MASTER OR THINGS COULD GO HORRIBLY WRONG. ALL THE TWATS HAVE KISSED AND MADE UP.

UNBELIEVABLY AND EXCITINGLY APART FROM THE MONO ’ S THE BIGGEST CLASS OF RIDERS THIS YEAR IS THE 250 TWINSHOCK CLASS . IT IS SO BIG THAT I HAVE DECIDED TO DO IT MYSELF AND SHOW SOME OF TH ESE UPSTARTS HOW TO RIDE A BIKE. THE 4 STROKE CLASS IS AT ITS HIGHEST EVER AS WELL SO THINGS ARE LOOKING GOOD, WE MIGHT HAVE TO STOP RUNNING MONOS AS THE CLUB REACHES NEW HIEGHTS , THE EVO CLASS COULD BE IN JEOPARDY AS WELL AS THERE ARE NOT MANY IN IT THIS YEAR SO FAR . THE 2 STROKE AND OVER 40s ARE PRETTY BLEAK LOOKING SO THEY MIGHT GET K ICKED INTO TOUCH AS WELL, THE 125 CLASS COULD BE DOING WITH A FEW MORE RIDERS AS IT IS ON ITS LAST LEGS TOO.

THE 50 - 50 ROBBIE ALLAN EVENT AT TINTO PARK RIGSIDE ON THE 19 TH AND 20TH OF JULY IS FILLING UP FAST . IF YOU ARE OVER 50 IT WOULD BE A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE TO RACE AT THIS EVENT. A TWINSHOCK CLASS WILL BE RACING HERE AND IT IS HOPED THAT WE CAN FILL THE GRID . ALL THE CASH RAISED IS FOR CHARITY , SO COME ALONG EVEN JUST TO CHAT WITH TOP RIDERS FROM THE PAST AND I MEAN THE BEST EVER . IT WAS DECIDED TO HAVE TWINSHOCKS AT THIS EVENT AS WE SUPPORTED THIS VENUE FROM THE OUTSET AND I WAS A VERY GOOD FRIEND OF ROBBIES SO IT IS GREAT TO BE INCLUDED IN THIS EVENT .

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