Early warning for anyone in this area (yes, Mike, I mean you!) - Dundee Bikers Annual Egg Run is on Saturday 3rd April. Meet up at Scotriders in Dock Street from 11:30 onwards for a 1:00 rideout.
Route still to be finalised, but it'll be the usual slow bimble through the town, holding up cage drivers over Saturday lunch - so much fun watching them chewing their steering wheels as the BiB tell them to wait for a bunch of low-life scum bikers!
Bring an Easter Egg for the kiddies and a fiver for the charity, which is the usual Glenlaw House respite centre. Oh, don't forget ear protection for when we go through the tunnel, 200+ bikes revving their tits off in an echo chamber, just steer clear of Hunty on Tiddles (Triumph Rocket III on more or less open pipes - yikes!).
Edited to add:
Need more convincing? Have some video from last year:
Sounds like a plan Pete but I will probably have to get someone to look after my egg or the kiddies might just be disappointed... ;D
1. Put egg in topbox b. Lock topbox iii. Post key to Heather at Scotriders - seemples!
There'll probably be a 'Flying Teuchters' meet-up so we can all roll in to Scotriders together and make a big impression. Usually at McD's on the Forfar bypass about 10-10:30 - I'll post the actual plan for what it's worth once our organiser types tell us lowly ones....
A bit too far afield for me to get involved in at present
Video of last year looks impressive.
I noted a few things:
Red Lights @ 2'58" Bikers blocking off side roads everywhere
Were you given a briefing by the police on all of this? I'm particularly intrigued that members of the public appear to have been given the ability to control traffic. I thought this was a particularly legal position only given to police officers and traffic wardens
Rider and Pillion overtaking at 5'00" (does he sound his horn?) do not seem to be participating in the spirit of the moment.
For that run we had a 2 man police escort - they would run ahead of the pack stopping traffic and then place one of our marshals in the blocking position, that includes giving precedence over traffic lights, roundabouts, the lot ;D. Separate marshals briefing with the BiB before the ride.
For the Santa Run we had a full police escort so our marshals were just acting as sheepdogs to keep the pack together.
Rider and pillion at 5:00 - you get one or two in every group. Standard pre-ride briefing is "Keep left, keep together and watch mirrors constantly for marshals and idiots who just can't keep their place" - none of the idiots seem to take the hint, but we just let them go .....
Last Edit: Feb 19, 2010 11:07:44 GMT 1 by kirriepete
That's very interesting. It's a pity when people cannot stay within a simple set of rules given to them (they always think "they don't apply to me"!). They do not seem to understand that in a large gathering of often barely tolerated people (bikers) that behaviour is all important. Too many people are only interested to watch specifically for someone behaving like a prat and then denounce the whole gathering as "unorderly".
I know from bitter experience how difficult it is to organise a large group fo adults and expect them to behave within a set of simple rules. They don't like it when you lay the law down but you give freedom to act responsibly, they abuse it and everyone looks bad.
Aberdeen - posted on the Aberdeen Forum..... "Planning to ride out to meet with the Dundee Bikers on Saturday 3rd April Meeting then at the MacDonalds in Forfar @ 10.30am-11am so suggest meeting at the Petrol station heading out of Aberdeen (Kincorth) @ 9am-9.30am"
Teuchter Chapter - DaveC has organised this (also on the Tayside Bikers Forum) as meeting at McDonalds on Forfar duel carriageway for 10.30am, leaving at 11.15am.
So you know where I'll be - not ingesting any McD's faux meat products, I hasten to add!