Release from team Woomba Wooomba (probably with spelling mistakes but do i care?)
Preperations for this years TT went into overdrive today following a succesfull MOT (no chance of failing really as I would burn down his buisness if he failed my Big Bevel!) with a full test over the Woodcote mountain and back.
The run out went without a hitch, the bevel sounding about perfect in the cool evening air, cruising over the top at around 95 and even ticking over on arrival at the gate of the Depot at Reading.
Then following an early start up (03.45) next to the locker room where several Diesel fitters were up untill then attempting to sleep a non stop run with no traffic was attempted.
The Big bevel sounded incredible in the early morning air and caused the people leaving the casino to stop in there tracks and stare as the classic thourough bred passed them by.
Following the speed restrictions of the 13 bends of death though Caversham the 28 year old mechanical marvel was opened up and the climb up the woodcote mountain began. Initialy dry the engine ran very well before climbing through drizzle and then into the high level mist. All went well with both medium full and slight throttle setting responding without a problem and bends in the slippery conditions were able to be taken with ease using the bevels smooth torque delivery.
On the other side of the mountain as we decended the rain became torrential, which was a blessing in disguise as one of the tests required before the ride to Heysham was the “high speed cruising in the rain” test.
Not once did the engine falter in any way, even after rounding a corner only to be confronted by a huge flood of water that sent a bow wave over my head.
The bevel is now declaired “fit for TT” and a raring to go!