Excellent weekend

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Went to the rugby Friday evening. It was a friend’s birthday so we went along to Worcester vs Sale. Not the greatest of matches to be honest.

Saturday was meeting up with another mate in Birmingham. We caught the Wales vs South Africa match in the pub and then went to the Institute to see Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes. Excellent gig.

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Another Hamburg sports trip

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Another weekend, another trip to see FC St Pauli play in Hamburg. Flight to Hamburg from Heathrow first.

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When we arrived we had just enough time to get to the Feldstrasse amateur pitches to see the FC ST Pauli ladies play. Caught the last twenty minutes but sadly the Ladies lost 1-2. Other team looked pretty good to be fair.

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Off to the Hamburger Dom and a quick drop off into the Jolly Roger before heading off to the handball to meet up with some friends.

Men had a gripping 25-25 draw with the last play an opposition penalty. Ladies cruised to a comfortable win.

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Sunday and up for the main match at FC St Pauli versus Jahn Regensburg. Went 0-2 in the first half, finished 2-2. Good enough. Then off to the Kitty Bar, the Dom again, Jolly Roger and back home.

Great weekend with the boys. Can’t wait for the next one.

Scooter run to Stratford

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After getting the scooter back on Saturday from Chas Mann’s (30 minutes effort for Darren who knows what he’s doing as opposed to me) it was off to Coventry to catch up with some mates to ride to Stratford-Upon-Avon. We also rode to Bedworth to meet up with Bedworth Saints.

We then rode with them down the Fosse Way to Stratford. There must have been 25-30 scooters I guess. Now while riding in a big group is fun, it’s fun for about 10 minutes. Then it becomes a bit of a pain. Modern automatics and learner riders and a large group just doesn’t lend itself to speed. We rode at probably an average 30 mph to Wellesbourne where we had a break at a pub. My crowd of six got a bit bored with waiting for everybody else to get started so took off. More like an average speed of 50+ for the final four miles.

Stratford was really busy with scooters, holiday-makers and day trippers. The Bulldog Bash motorbike weekend was just down the road so a load of bikers making their way back through Stratford added to the road chaos. A quick pint and then I left the group I was with and rode home. A thoroughly enjoyable round trip of 110 miles. Sadly for the Coventry crowd a holed piston on the way home caused them some grief.