By Andrew Row.
A good showing of cars arrived at Maccas for the pre run chat. Everything from clubbies to Espirt. Rob’s car looked like he had been out having a bit much fun in the puddles earlier in the week. Good to see I’m not the only man who’s Lotus doesn’t always sport a showroom shine. Bit of tyre rubber up the sides adds character.
EMR’s up Mt Glorious have become less frequent in recent times. With our normal leader Dick taking up a new Sunday morning sport. Since he didn’t make it up the mountain for breakfast, there was a little discussion on the matter. Phil reliably advises that Dick has become a spandex man. Cycling is the new found sport that keeps him from our Sunday morning runs. Perhaps he is on to something given there were more lads wearing lycra heading up and down the mountain than there were Lotus.
It was all on from the first set of lights, with the clubbies showing the way. Didn’t last far up the mountain before Dick pulled over. Figured he couldn’t handle the pace with a bright yellow Exige in his mirrors. Turns out it was his floating axle, which he was concerned about at the pre start chat, had developed disturbing amounts of float. I’m sure he felt the love as we all carried on without him. Texts received advised he made it home whilst we all enjoyed our breakfast at the top of the mountain. Food was great Dick! All that new found horsepower seems to be highlighting the more tender parts of the Seven.
A true coming of age moment when Aston arrived in his own P plate clad M100 Elan, tucked in behind his Dad’s Esprit. Really not much chance he wasn’t going to be a Lotus man.
We should do this more often.