30th Twin Dragon Run
The weather forecast for 21st to the 24th of April did not look good, and with the prospect of a 200 mile ride to Dolgellau in Wales, as the opener to the Somerset Section Twin Dragon Run, the riders and passengers booked in were a little apprehensive. As it turned out the Great God Oto Cycle smiled on us, and we only had a few short sharp showers. This was probably due to the fact that it was the 30th Twin Dragon that Dave Boon had organised. Also notable was the fact that Ashley Davis is the only other rider to have been on all 30. After the meal that first evening, Dave was presented with an engraved Hip Flask to commemorate the occasion. As our cousins across the pond would say “outstanding”
Dave had provided a route sheet for the Sunday which did a figure of 8 from Dolgellau to Caernarfon and back, via the Llanberis Pass over Snowdon. As it was raining at breakfast, the cowards amongst us decided to have a bus ride to Caernarfon and indulge in railway rides or Castle visits. Naturally the rain cleared almost immediately and the day was fine. Those that had been brave enough to set off on motorcycles had their reward. The bus riders also had theirs in the shape of what one of the group termed “professional passengers” These were a very smart man and wife, of a certain age, along with a small dog. They soon got into animated conversation with the group and during the course of the journey ate a picnic. This picnic finished when the gentleman allowed the dog to lick his yoghurt pot clean. The impression left was that this was a regular day out on their bus pass for these good folk and was probably to the end of the route which was Bangor. Cue for a song from Fiddlers Dram.
Monday was a ride via several unpronounceable places to Llanwrtyd Wells for an overnight stop before the Tuesday return run, back to Somerset, or straight home for those from other sections.
Once again an excellent time, good food, good ale, good company, and on this occasion, despite the forecast, fair weather. Thanks Dave