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SAM Club Weekly Newsletter – 1st April 2022

Editorial

Lots of things interest me, but one that I find most interesting is alternative fuels. With fossil fuels running out, the many problems with the fragility of supply chains, locating supplies of cadmium and cobalt becoming increasingly difficult, it’s time to think outside the box. It was heartwarming this week to read about an Argentinian University student who has successfully built a motorcycle engine that is powered by salt water. Now that might be a step forward in the development of powered two-wheeled vehicles. 

It was the SAM Club Spring Breakfast Meet this week. Given the times in which we live, the event was very well attended. I was first to arrive, it was wonderful to see Club members out and about doing what we love most, eating and riding!  

There is a call out to all motorcyclists to protect our access to Green Lane riding. I’m not a big fan of off-road riding, but it should be available to those who want to use them responsibly. 

Can you afford $37,500 for a BMW M1000RR? No, well you can now get the next best thing, a 1,920 piece Lego Technic set. The 1:5 scale model is 10″ high and 17″ long. Just what you need to sit on the desk and fuel your dreams of blasting around a racing circuit. Of course, if money is no object, there is a very nice Aston Martin Brough, turbo-charged, carbon fibre 997cc V-twin that might get your juices flowing. We can all dream!

Finally, at the last SAM Committee meeting an item on Observer gratuity was discussed. It was decided that, in light of the increased costs that SAM’s self-funding, volunteer Observers are having to bear, Associates are requested to contribute £10 to help our Observers’ running costs. This is not obligatory, but the financial help would be very much appreciated. Thank you.

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