So Guy, Phil and I popped over to Verona for the Bike Expo.
Events conspired to try and keep Phil away - but he battled the train fires at Victoria, the broken down coach, the replacement coach's accident, the go-slow Gatwick Express, the officious official at Gatwick who wouldn't let him check his bag in, the transfer of his stuff to the replacement Sainsbury's carrier bag, and finally the 5,000 metre sprint to the gate!
We reacquainted ourselves with the Aperol spritz to get over the stress.
There were bikes galore, from the pretty cool...
There were some top Vespas and three-wheeled Apes.
Mr Martini had a circus fairground theme, complete with candy floss machine.
Gary and Dave had a shindig at Mr Martini's place.
Gary desperately battling Dave to get 'Treat her right' on the deck.
A smartly dressed Italian completely oblivious to the top air-guitar action right next to him.
Rolf trying Mr Miyagi's Crane move on an unimpressed Guy.