Adamanda's August 99 Ring Trip
August 19th-23rd, 1999
Ixies lunch in Adenau (but marvin doesn't eat cold meat)
Mike "My Lovely Tupperware" proudly presents his combined oil drain tank and
Our stricken Scooby outside Gasthaus Lindenhof, with the Nürburg in the
background. In the evening ADAC take it away ...
After an incident involving his Impreza at Schwedenkreuz, Graham is presented
with a scale model. Tony explains how it was carefully modified (with a hammer)
to match his own.
A selection of Ixie vehicles outside the Grüne Hölle café:
Adamanda's bikes, Martin & Karen Plant's bikes & car, Ian Archbold's
Adamanda's trusty trailer, deprived of it's tow-car, reduced to kit form prior
to loading in John Greystrong's van.
Ben (in rare action shot), loading his CBR next to Rich Seabert's GSX-R6 in the
luxurious and cavernous interior of John's van.
Like me, the GSX-R prefers a window seat on long flights.
Ring tools in repose. The large green object in the background was used as a
bead breaker for removing Ian's rear tyre.
After splurging on a new Elise, a tiny lipstick-sized video camera and a
gorgeous portable Mini-DV deck, Karim had no budget left for silver
insulting tape to attach the camera.
Fraser's 300ZX first suffered a parking knock outside Mertens', and then hit
the terrible oil spill on Kesselchen on Sunday afternoon, clouting the barrier
at high speed and damaging ... the same panel!
(Robin Helby, secretary of the British Ring Riders Club, crashed his RC45 on
the same oil spill, moments after Fraser hit the barrier)
This 6-litre TVR Tuscan is part-way through conversion to road spec, and was
blindingly fast even when running in.
As an experienced bike trailerer, Phil understands the importance of
Nicci practices her ventriloquist act: Amanda cannot restrain her mirth when it
seems like Phil himself asks for a "Gottle of Geer".
At the Nürburgring, the more you lean, the more it makes you grin.
The grown-up's have a sing-song. I think this is during "Roll Out The Barrel".
Later, Kevin hits a high note during a solo rendition of "Wuthering Heights".
The glass shattered moments later.
"... and then the loser actually braked for Schwedenkreuz!"
For some, the evening draws to a close, yet nearby the Billy Joel evening is
still in full swing.
Somewhere in Belgium, getting trailer refugees back to Blighty.