Bands and bikes

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Bandit 12, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. Bandit 12

    Bandit 12 New Member

    Hello folks
    Any one out there interested in Bands and Bikes?
    Thinking about organising a summer run down to Matlock Bath in Derbyshire to meet up , have a brew (or a beer or two) and discuss the finer arts of tuba playing and Bandit Thrashing?
    Any one else out there with the privelege of partaking in the two best pastimes on earth?
  2. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Dave Harrison, our soprano player at Hadleigh, is a very keen biker - one of his side-lines is riding a motor-cycle/sidecar hearse for bikers' funerals in the area ;)
  3. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah half of Wigston are not so secret bikers. They range from plastic fantastic aficionado's to fat boy cruisers. Not a biker myself though - I'd end up doing myself and probably the scenery quite a bit of damage I think :rolleyes: . but if you get anything sorted, let me know and I'll pass the details on to the non-tMPing Wigston members who would be interested.
  4. FlugelD

    FlugelD Member

    I'm an ex-biking bandsman - a few years back a boy racer in an Escort totaled the bike, didn't do me much good either... Don't bounce like I did 20-odd years ago :redface:

    Since then, developed a taste for public transport (and the post-rehearsal beer consumption it allows :guiness:biggrin: )

    (PS How do you carry a tuba on a Bandit? Don't you need a BM/Glide/GoldDream?)
  5. on_castors

    on_castors Member

    So was our last Musical Director.....
    Sadly that is also how Dunchurch Band lost it's last MD, he was only 34 :-(
  6. Dave Harrison

    Dave Harrison New Member

    Hi , I'm Dave Harrison.I notice i have been posted on tmp, by my friend Peter Bale. We play in Hadleigh Temple S.A band Peter on BBb and me on Sop .I have played Sop for57 yrs .I play with 3 bands at present one being the South London Fellowship Band under B/M Major George Whittingham.
    In retirement i ride a Motor Cycle Hearse for Rev Paul Sinclair, the only person in the world that has Motor cycle Hearses. So i am mad about Bikes and Bands. Dave
  7. adrian90s

    adrian90s Member

    Hi, I'm Adrian Nurney, A BMW R90S rider for the last 23 years, now playing solo Euph at Yorkshire imps after a layoff of 12 years. Born in grimethorpe and played in the band for 10 years.
  8. Dave Harrison

    Dave Harrison New Member

    :clap: Hi Adrian.
    To celebrate my 70th Birthday, I fancied a little ride to Lands End, up to John o Groates and back home to Hadleigh Essex where i live with my wife of 47 years, Audrey .I covered 1952 miles in 4and 1/2 days. that was in 2005. Are you Nuts about Bikes? If i am around when the IMPS are playing i will look out for you. Dave Harrison
  9. Dave Harrison

    Dave Harrison New Member

    I Ride a600c/c Bandit, very happy with the bike.
    Dave Harrison
  10. a very flat b

    a very flat b Member

    I've got an XV535 in bits at the moment if that counts?
  11. DannyCollin

    DannyCollin Member

    I had a Raleigh Chopper when I was 9, does that count? ;)
  12. musicmaker

    musicmaker Member

    I got a Divi 600 and up for a ride out. just finished wagging for Ripon but still wagging for West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Services Band.

    anyone fancy a ride in the dales one weekend and finding a bandstand to listen to some others playing for once???
  13. Sharpy

    Sharpy Member

    I ride a Fazer 600 and regularly take my trombone in a gig bag on it. Like the idea of a biking banders ride out but I live in Portsmouth!!

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