Wimbledon & District M.C.C.
No, itís not Tennis and itís not Cricket. And itís been a long long time since I ever had regular contact with the Wimbledon & District Motorcycle Club, but I still see a few old-time ex-members down the pub now and again. Iím sure one of them plays the tromboneÖ..
Anyway, the Club is giving me a problem.
Iím one of the proud owners of the solid steel, heavily chrome-plated, enamelled, individually numbered machine badges that were made back in the 1960s.
A Very Nice Badge
I still vaguely remember all the financial analysis carried out by the club and solemn questions asked before we took the plunge and ordered a batch, at huge expense. We examined the fiduciary implications of that expenditure three times more thoroughly than any bank ever examined sub-prime mortgages before they bought eleventy-eight billion pounds worth of debt that the borrowers could never repay.
And the problem the club gives me?
Iíd really like to fix this badge to my TTR250 for the Cape Town journey. Somewhere where itíll have pride of place. But itís heavy. And just about every bit of bike that something can be attached to, will have luggage of some sort attached to it.
And whatís more, it might disappear, or be otherwise removed, and I definitely wouldnít want that to happen.
So what to do??
If Rustus McCrankpin still writes his advice page in the club magazine, ĎThe Windmillí,
Iíll ask him. Maybe he has a column on the internet now.
Posted by Ken Thomas at May 21, 2009 09:11 PM GMT