Saturday, June 7, 2014

Thundersprint 2014 Flash Flood Report

The annual Frank Melling pageant of veteran moto GP racers took place in Derbyshire this year.
Blogger friend Rich of going fast getting nowhere fame did the decent thing and rode to Darley Moor from somewhere far west of Cardiff in monsoon conditions to buy me breakfast.
Frank Melling heralds the event as the big and very very wet one.
The video is coming.

Breakfast full English - thanks Rich!

Further to the full English, Rich undergoes noise control

Large and little posing

View of the Darley Moor race cicuit - it's on and old RAF airfield whose 3 runways forming a triangle now make a race circuit.

By chance I flew over Darley Moor last week on approach to Manchester airport  - the circuit is visbile juat in front of the IAE V2500 engine
At 09:11 precisely blue sky appeared. At 09:12 it started raining again.
The cavalcade - careful observation necessary to pick out the Nikos World orange led spotlamp and dayglo helmet behind number 268  - thank you someone for taking this picture.
Later in the day the main event of a timed "hill climb" takes place - here is a combination doing its stuff.  Photographer unknown again but if I'm breaching your copyright please let me know!

VIDEO coming...................


  1. Hooray for Thundersprint!

    FYI - your franks and beans are looking rather naughty.


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