A Stream of Consciousness…

A Sunday Morning’s walk along the foreshore at Silverknowes last week. I stopped to take this shot as this is a stream that takes me back to my days of Trials riding with pals and of the skills we would try to improve on by riding up this feet-up.

Stream

It’s a bit more overgrown than in those days of yore but the real tragedy is that whilst we would ride to this and have a couple of hours practicing in the stream-bed, to do so nowadays would bring down all manner of legal censure. i.e. We’d all get the jail!
It’s nice to think I’ve been up this stream on my Montesa, Tommy’s Ariel HT5,
Stan’s Greeves Anglian and all manner of Bultaco’s.
But sad that nobody can or would attempt such a thing nowadays.
Interesting too that a half-mile further East is an enclave of Transits and Caravans drawn up in a defensive circle on the public grasslands.
No problem there then……..

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The Greatest….

For many of my generation the defining question asks if we can remember where we were when told of the assassination of JFK.
But for some of us that remembrance is also reserved for the passing of this man………
I saw this image online recently – it was take by “Sutton” and what a great picture it is.

Formula One World Championship

Perhaps the greatest Grand Prix World Champion ever. The unforgettable Jim Clark.
A sublime talent and yet an approachable and humble man.
Jimmy was able to drive anything to its limit. From a rally Lotus Cortina to a monstrous great
Ford Galaxie saloon.
Here’s another drifting picture – this time it’s a Zagato-bodied Aston Martin sports saloon.

Formula One World Championship

Jim could make them all dance. A Great Scot!