Before the journey the Admin and proprietor of the Facebook institution that I had become a member of desired to go to the seaside and had selected Hunstanton as the vacation spot, I became asked if I could plan a route and lead the experience, I can most effective assume that they believed myself to be a ready rider that would effectively get anybody to the destination, and also the institution had 1 perhaps 2 humans driving on a hundred twenty five’s and L plates, now not a trouble to devise a route fending off any motorways I can do this.
Not understanding how lots of us may be going I did submit to the institution about using the corner guy device to preserve absolutely everyone transferring and keep away from stopping. Sounds like an awesome idea and that turned into that.
Late on the night time before I acquired a message announcing someone else became going to steer the trip and plan the direction, excellent no longer a problem I can revel in myself, sit down returned look at the scenery, did I point out my wife became coming alongside as pillion too? We will have a nice chat on the intercom approximately the standard married stuff (all the married guys. You recognise what I am talking about, all the unmarried men you may discover).
So we arrive on the meeting factor a bit early and several bikers are present, I am then knowledgeable that the character leading can not discover his satnav but has checked out the route, OK I stated I am going to take a seat on the again anyway and might select up any stragglers.
So eventually each person is here and we prompt, having already programmed my Satnav with the path we turn right rather than left and head off, no trouble I remember saying to the spouse as we are able to come to be on the same factor simply the lengthy way round.
After about 20 mins riding we’re on a dual carriageway all using in single report all being correct (we did have 2 one hundred twenty five’s with us so speeding wasn’t going to be a subject).
We start gaining on a Waitrose HGV, no worries I am looking to tug out to allow the alternative especially the 125’s a risk to overhaul, but as an alternative we slow all the way down to a creeping 52mph, OK no longer the quit of the arena we’re travelling at simply above 50mph on a 70mph avenue, but consider I am sitting at the back!, now automobiles do now not see motorbikes on the first-rate of instances but when traveling at around 70mph they’re now not waiting for to benefit on a group of 6 bikers at a incredible velocity, after a few close calls and a slip street that a vehicle had determined to force his way on in between the group of motorcycles I decided sufficient became sufficient, we may additionally have 2 125’s with us but this is now getting dangerous and the smaller bikes can overtake a lorry at 52mph, so I circulate out overtake absolutely everyone and gesture to the lead rider that it might be an excellent idea to observe me (I become well mannered, sincere).
So all and sundry follows me round and I gesture anyone beyond me and take up function on the again again and this time we are doing a at ease 65-70mph, happy days.
It became now not very long earlier than I observed the guy in front of me performing very extraordinary, I mean within the experience of a panic, something had flown into his crash helmet and was making humming noises, now we all know that feeling of sheer panic we get from time to time however this is real, I are aware of it has came about to me and scared the crap out of me.
So at the earliest possibility he pulled right into a lay by using and I followed him in to make sure he become OK.
After a quick ripping off of the crash helmet and masses of arm flapping we became returned on our way, this man or woman become on a 1000cc motorcycle same as me so catching the organization up was no longer going to pose a trouble and we sent off.
We rounded a bend on the highway and to my surprise and astonishment and amazement to be sincere there they all are parked at the facet of a 70mph road, no longer in a lay via or anywhere secure but the aspect of the dual carriageway.
Yup implausible I realize. We slowed down and happily the organization stuck us up and again I waved all of them past and again took up role on the rear.