The latest lockdown having ended, I was released from house arrest (aka shielding) and sporting events were allowed again (and that includes motorcycling), it almost feels like the old normal.
But more on that later, for a start let's look at how my Youtube Channel Byway Nomad' is progressing.
Back in January I had 25 Subscribers, that has now doubled to 50 and views have more than doubled as have viewing hours. On the linked Facebook page, I have 139 followers, up from 100. So steady progress is the name of the game.
There are now 82 videos to view of green roads, mostly still in the Peak District
Check out the channel HERE
So what's been going on in the world of Motorsport?
Regular readers will recall my abject failure to compete in the Motor Cycling Club's Edinburgh Trial 2019. Well hopefully the trial will go ahead again in October this year and recently the club advertised for some volunteers to help with the organisation, so I held my hand up and I'm now Covid Compliance Officer for the trial.
Hopefully there will be a fairly easy requirement come October to stay Covid safe but we always have to plan for the worst. Since then I have also volunteered to write the route guide for the trial, so the first draft is nearly ready. Quite different from the road books i'm used to producing for Rallymoto events as rather than use symbols in the FIM format, it's basically just a written description; the pictures show the difference.
|The MCC way of doing it|
|The same section of road book as shown above but in the more familiar layout|
This had the advantage of being easier to follow for me, gave me cumulative distance readings from the start; the standard LDT format only giving distance between waypoints meaning you have to either keep resetting your trip meter or doing lots of mental arithmetic on the fly. I also discovered the distances were quite different and as it turned out, to be more accurate on my version. To top it all it now fitted into a Rallymoto manual road book holder.