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 Post subject: Our first Billing
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:36 am 
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Came across this the other day, tucked inside a book.

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Our first Billing....in a borrowed van, Trevs mums' gazebo and our proud collection 2 RSW, 2 Choppers and the Schwinn stingray, just a day trip back then

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10 years on ........ 20 choppers (maybe more!!),10 swing bikes, countless muscle bikes, American cruisers, boardtrackers and various childrens bikes.........not to mention a caravan, 2 decaying :shock: vans used a storage and one for towing.

and great memories and many great friends........ oh and a best man :D

Roll on this year .............what are we celebrating ..... :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Our first Billing
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:01 pm 
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Lovely picture Elaine. It sort of grows on you doesn't it.


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 Post subject: Re: Our first Billing
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A proper photograph 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Our first Billing
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:11 pm 
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As everyone did, pay for a days parking and stay for three nights! ;-)

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 Post subject: Re: Our first Billing
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Great memory, captured on paper like they used to be :| It strikes me how fertile and green the grass looks, it's been well-trodden, burnt and partied on since then....


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 Post subject: Re: Our first Billing
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Great post Elaine, 10 years on & Trevs still a hoarder!
I can't talk tho, I'm as bad, got all my car passes!
2005 was also Marianne's first Billing, we arrived (via a map) in a hire van, with no kids, a tent, disposable bbq, & some numbered mk3's to sell!
We didn't get there till the Saturday & had no pitch so had to park around the back as the hardcore were on the main drag(the road in them days!)
We've all come a long way since then & had some crazy times!
Even tho we don't see each other that much, within a couple a minutes of your company I feel the banter flows like yesterday! :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Our first Billing
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:33 pm 
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Yep, paid for one, stayed three "....... :P :P

Billing has been a good event for us all , many once a year friends made, and I think some of those once a year friends are really my very best friends !!!!
Here's to billing 16 !

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 Post subject: Re: Our first Billing
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:58 am 
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Thanks for all the great replies, thought this might jog a few memories.


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 Post subject: Re: Our first Billing
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After sitting outside Vinnie's watching a load of idiots riding round and round in circles I decided 'someone is having fun' and wandered over to Puddle Duck...... 2006 I parked in Puddle Duck and the rest is as they say History.

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 Post subject: Re: Our first Billing
PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 3:22 am 
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I'm loving these old times photos ... Let's have more !!!
Our hobby is in some ways a new one , around twenty years since the first few started hoarding old tatty bikes , but it has a very rich and deep history in that short time , mainly because of the fabulous people who have banded together and become friends , probably due to the Billing experience ...long may it continue.

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