Syncropendence 2010

Discussion on Syncro forum here.

Considering it came so close to 25Year Syncro in Germany, surprisingly nearly 30 vehicles attended, an amazing turnout. Of course we missed the Irish contingent – having suffered their wit for nearly a week in Germany, that’s always going to leave a noticeable vacuum :)! The Scots made up for that though, including first timer Eric with a very clean and straight Doka. We welcomed other newcomers too, and to go with plenty of fresh blood, we introduced some fresh events.

Roger & Julia (thanks) proposed & planned a ‘punch challenge’, with help from Doug – what a surprise – nearly everyone got a ‘full card’ by the end of the day. Another surprise – everyone thought it was brilliant – proving that simple things please Syncro minds… 🙂 .

Returning from their 25 Year Syncro success in Germany with enthusiasm for this different form of trialling (henceforth known as ‘A German Trial’, or if you prefer ‘The Rhythm Method’) , Sharon & Pete with help from Dai took it on themselves to lay one out up on the top by ‘The prop-bender ramp’.

This was also well received, made us all think differently again, about that speed & haste thing and careful throttle use, other than one whose lovely shiny sill dropped onto a nasty tree root (hopefully all fixed now OK!).

Results: Winner Mark, 2nd Aidan

Following convention, those staying on for the Monday, went local laning in this beautiful area, which is always a treat – thanks to Doug and Aidan for this.

Some stayed even longer to really wind down in such a beauty spot. On a personal note, a nice touch was being woken early Wednesday morning after a good slumber, to the sounds of horse’s hooves thundering past close to the tent… instinctively knowing that this horse was happy to be back in a lovely verdant field, later calling by to drop down nearby into the river for a good drink before checking out the quality of the grass on the opposite bank.!

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