Grids in the 1970s
The exchange below took place on Facebook on the OP page during May, 2017:
Mike Matthews Utter idiocy of course, just a system gone mad. And yes, my Grid had a disk or license, quite funny seeing PRP trying to ride it though.
Phillip John Plato I can recall some amazing feats of engineering too. Clive Carrington Wood replaced his handlebars with the steering wheel from Vasa’s car! I also recall some front forks literally resting in forks from another bike to create a Chopper look but aside from gravity there, was nothing holding the forks together! Great times!
Richard Stinton I’d forgotten that word….grid. Where on earth did that come from? My bike got repaired so many times from crashing on Whitchurch hill on the way back from Goldie’s parents cottage that was always kept well stocked! And then doing rounds the worse for wear. At least Sparky didn’t notice as he was usually to the four winds as well!
Mike Jones “Hoops” Hooper did my grid test at Illawarra . I did try to tell him the brakes needed some work but he hopped on and came flashing past the grid shed failed to make the turn into Illawarra and disappeared off down Princes Drive and out onto the road at the bottom where he crashed. Great fun for the cadets watching but he clearly failed to see the funny side.
Mike Matthews Ah, I regularly did escape. I kept my motor bike in the garage of the house matron Got suspended for a week in the LVI, while others got expelled during their A Levels at the same time. There was a mass break out one weekend in June.