|Another Friday, another ride to Lumb Farm. It’s
become quite a popular rally site. And for the first time,
after so many trips there, I didn’t get lost.
||Friday night started slowly – which gave me a
chance to talk to people I haven’t seen for a while.
In fact, I spent so much time talking, I didn’t
get any pics of the band, Totally Obscene. I could hear
them though, and they played a good set.
||Sometime during the evening Wobbly Bob returned from
testing the beer in Ripley. He continued to test the beer,
but the birthday boy he’d dragged around with him
fell by the wayside.
|To give ‘Baldrik’ his due, he returned to
Ripley with Bob on Saturday and repeated the tests. He
also won the Best Trike trophy, which he generously passed
around later on.
||By the time I surfaced on Saturday the beer testers
had departed. More old friends continued to arrive and
I spent a very lazy day just wandering around talking
||The laid back day ended with the arrival of the Buxom
Sisters under full sail, and most of the crowd had joined
in by dressing for the event as well.
|As we have come to expect from the May Ball & Enchanted
Weekend, there were some great trophies. By the time they
were presented I was still capable of taking pics, but
not able to remember who won what.
||There was a prize for Belle of the Ball, and another
for Best Accessory. Club turnout and distance trophies,
and best bike & trike and such like. Even one for
the youngest rider on site.
||I think that the band came on after the presentations.
Nuclear Minogue are flamboyant – and they play a
great set – even managing to play without missing
a beat whilst being mobbed by the Buxom ladies.
|They also let Max, son of Buxom Tracy, get up and play
along with them - well done Max and respect to Nuclear
||The end of the set seemed to flow naturally into the
evening’s games (though that could just be in my
mind). As the set progressed the ladies started to dance
with the band, the band’s rubber cockerels started
to play with the crowd and a juggler started to play with
his balls. Fortunately I have the photos to prove this
was all real.
||As the band started to pack up, the games kept us all
amused. You might have played ‘statues’ at
school, but I doubt it was anything like ‘Musical
|With music, and a list of situations drawn up in conclave
in the control tent, many brightly dressed people, some
of them real women, proceeded to throw themselves into
a variety of hilarious poses. The rubber cockerels even
||The grand finale was ‘naked skydiving’,
but there were still three posers remaining so a decider
was played – ‘pole dancing around a buxom
||The finalists were Alan from Black Widows, Scouse of
PiLRC and Lisa (who won). To quote Buxom Tracy “the
memory of a naked Scouse pole dancing around me is indelibly
etched on my brain cells!”
|An eating game for couples, involving marshmallow sausages
and two sets of teeth; and a drinking game involving large
bottles of limeade with turquoise food colouring and straws
provided suitable warm down exercises after the frenzy
of the Musical Poses.
||The party continued for many hours, both in the pub
and around a blazing bonfire. The fire jugglers provided
a suitable backdrop to the relaxing end to a manic night.
||Thanks to the Buxom Sisters and their helpers, the bands
and disco and Lumb Farm for a great weekend. I hope I’m
in the country next year for the Buxom Sisters May Ball
& Enchanted Weekend.