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Other Events / Re: MCC 2019 Rally
« Last post by Paul Wheatley on June 16, 2019, 10:23:22 pm »
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   The doctor who saw the evidence "first hand" was in a military hospital and it was about thirty years ago, so I'm afraid if you need "hard" evidence you will have to carry out your own medical experiments on your own software ...  ;D 

Hey Paul,  are you saying you were part of some military medical experiment?  ;D

If so do you now have a super power?

No, just took a severe knock while serving in the RAF! I think my "superpowers" helped save me....the Army docs weren't much good though. Anti-biotics don't help much in those circumstances (no idea why they thought they might); the loan of a wheel barrow would have been better for a couple of weeks, lol!
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Other Events / Re: MCC 2019 Rally
« Last post by Paul K on June 16, 2019, 06:15:25 pm »
All the bike you need to enter the Somerset Scatter.  Though, others have done the scatter on more and less powerful bikes and been in the awards.  My W650 the Sunday morning after and about 700 miles later.

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Other Events / Re: MCC 2019 Rally
« Last post by Paul K on June 16, 2019, 05:53:46 pm »
This year's event was superb ;D.  The night stage saw just a few drops of rain, nothing really; the day stage had some outbursts, but they were quickly over.  The road surfaces, night and day, were interesting, some reminiscent of the approach roads to a main trial section.  If you think this event is a poor relation to a main trial, forget it.  It is a tough event, made less tough only by the planning beforehand, e.g. make a plan A, then plan B and even plan C.

Off-road, or some sort of block pattern tread were useful on a bike this year because of the water and mud surfaces.  I wouldn't have liked to do this year's event on road tyres.  Having ridden into a field in the night (intentionally), I had a hell of a job getting out even with TKC80 tyres on the bike.

Perhaps the larger demographic for this event is with the participants of navigation rallies.  This could be a means to increase MCC membership and ultimately entries for the main trials.  Just a thought ???
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Other Events / Re: MCC 2019 Rally
« Last post by Jonathan Laver on June 16, 2019, 05:38:35 pm »
The Somerset Scatter navigation Rally took place in sunshine and showers this weekend. With changing road conditions, those upon two wheels had to keep their wits about them.
Every year, out of the many control clues, some, somewhere go missing. Previously the sign “Thieves operate in this area” was stolen.  This year a large cast iron cow, which I had checked a month ago, disappeared   – Q What animal is here ?  caused some confusion but has been resolved within the results. We expect to have results out within the week. Many enjoyed this years Scatter.  There were enthusiastic requests to retain this event within the MCC calendar, upon which the “Jury” is currently out.
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Other Events / Re: MCC 2019 Rally
« Last post by Jason Potts on June 12, 2019, 06:48:39 pm »
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   The doctor who saw the evidence "first hand" was in a military hospital and it was about thirty years ago, so I'm afraid if you need "hard" evidence you will have to carry out your own medical experiments on your own software ...  ;D 

Hey Paul,  are you saying you were part of some military medical experiment?  ;D

If so do you now have a super power?
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Other Events / Re: MCC 2019 Rally
« Last post by Jonathan Laver on June 12, 2019, 05:58:16 pm »
Hi The full title of the event is The MCC Somerset Scatter Navigation Rally.  Its been called the Somerset Scatter by all - its one and the same.
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Other Events / Re: MCC 2019 Rally
« Last post by David (tufty) White on June 11, 2019, 08:54:19 pm »
Is this Rally different or the same as the Somerset Scatter?

I can't see anything on the website about a rally.
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Other Events / Re: MCC 2019 Rally
« Last post by Jonathan Laver on June 11, 2019, 06:59:40 pm »
[Scrutineering for the Night Scatter at Taunton south bound services. We will be using a corner of the “Car” car park at the front of the services. It will be arrowed from the pull off.

I note this because in the past we have used the commercial car park but not this year.

There is a 2 hour time limit upon the services monitored by cameras. This should be more that adequate but if you are going to excess 2 hours, to avoid a fine, contact the signing on desk ON THE NIGHT. This is the only chance to cancel the process.
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Other Events / Re: MCC 2019 Rally
« Last post by Jonathan Laver on June 11, 2019, 06:10:59 pm »
The Scatter event is set close to mid-summers day.  The weather for our first four years events has been fine. Some of the control locations are set in very rural areas, where road surfaces could be described as “not good”. It is during the winter months that Ann and I are out looking for Control locations. The road conditions then are at their worst and our modern car upon low profiles often struggles up over the back lanes of Exmoor. Come the summer months these same lanes are dry and dusty, with overgrown hedges. Current weather predictions for the weekend - looks like some rain.  It could be that the 2019 Scatter will show a completely new character to that previously experienced by all but the organisers ! Might suit the trialists out there ?
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Other Events / Re: MCC 2019 Rally
« Last post by Paul Wheatley on June 11, 2019, 08:09:06 am »
The doctor who saw the evidence "first hand" was in a military hospital and it was about thirty years ago, so I'm afraid if you need "hard" evidence you will have to carry out your own medical experiments on your own software ...  ;D
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