Summer weather has been amazingly persistent this summer, and the temptation to get out on the bikes has been irresistible. Riders Todd and Ryland were the FWCC ambassadors for US President Donald Trump's visit to nearby Turnbury, at least, the spectacular police and security operation was worth a look. Rider Broadfoot returns from holiday for some plane spotting at Prestwick, where Air Force One is currently parked. Riders Barron, Deans, Walker and Allan joined veteran hard man George Gass for an epic 160 mile tour of the Southern Uplands. It is not often the phrase 'i'm getting too hot' is heard while ascending the Mennock Pass. En route the group also discovered there had been an android invasion in Moniaive (as part of a comic festival: who knew?), pylon spotting in Elvanfoot, and a welcome end of ride burger and pint at the Loans Inn. Meanwhile, the Saturday Bun Run was well attended, with riders flying down to Largs to drop slices of cheesecake on to the pavement. Sunday runs have been pootling about the countryside as normal, with the riders looking forward to the owners of the Rendezvous cafe in Kilmours coming back from their holidays. Large numbers have been turning up to Monday club runs, with the BP garage in Loans reporting a spike in Haribo sales. The Tuesday recovery ride is in full swing, as is the Wednesday night Crit around Irvine's Beach Park. Finally, special mention goes to rider Del Young who followed up last week's painful wasp sting to the head with a trip to A&E, this time to get a fly surgically removed from his ear. This unusual happenstance certainly created a buzz among fellow Club members, where it is clear rider Young is really fly-ing at the moment (multiple puns once again intended). So much sunny weather, so much cycling to be done...