THE BIG CHILL RACES - STANTHORPE 2010

 

 

The Big Chill Races (or was it the mild chill races??) was once again a fantastic weekend, the weather being kind to us right up to the last group of races, where a shower dampened things down, and also the lap times, but everyone thankfully survived!!

 

The format of the weekend seems to work very well with Saturday not starting too early and Sunday finishing in good time so we can all get home at a reasonable hour.  Thanks again to all the organisers and volunteers who helped to make the weekend the success that it was.

 

Dave, our hardworking webmaster, had an unfortunate step off at the last corner, picking that right-hander where there were lots of cameras & spectators.  Hope your bruises are on the mend, Dave, you must have tuned that Honda too well!!

 

The Saturday Night Christmas in July Dinner, which was held at the Rocks Restaurant, was a brilliant night, I am sure no-one complained about the food and service. It is always great to get together with other club members to have a chat (Very well chosen Tony).

 

The scariest part of the evening was the bus ride to and from the Restaurant.  The little diesel bus revving in every gear to its limits, the gear box not liking the crash changes at all!!  The lady driver then tried to get all four wheels of the bus off the ground over the speed bump in the main street of Stanthorpe, but we survived – just!!

 

I thought that motorcycle racers had no fear, but judging by the faces of the QEMSC members in the back of the bus, I was wrong!!!

 

Thanks everyone, organisers, volunteers, flaggies and competitors for a fantastic weekend. 

Roll on The Big Chill Next year.

 

Graham Barker