It looked like we weren’t going to be able to ring today. Until about 40 minutes prior to our normal start time, only Jane and Randy were confirmed. Erik is busy getting his classes going, and Maggie is out of town. But at the last minute we had enough to ring minor, with Andrew, Jane, and Randy.
We started with St. Clements College Bob, with Randy on the trebles, Andrew on 3/4, and Jane on the tenors. We nailed a plain course on the first or second attempt. And then rang a touch. It took us two attempts, but rang a 120-change touch of St. Clements College Bob! It was quite a feeling to accomplish that.
We then decided to ring different pairs. So Randy and Jane switched, leaving Andrew on 3/4. Jane doesn’t ring trebles very often, and it showed. And Randy doesn’t ring tenors very often, and that showed as well. But after a few attempts, we finally rang a plain course, and then did it twice more.
Next up, switch Jane and Andrew, so it was now Andrew on the trebles, Jane on 3/4, and Randy on the tenors. This plain course happened much more quickly, with only a couple of mistakes before getting it right.
We next rang Little Bob in the same positions we were in, and again nailed that fairly quickly.
We decided to ring a splice of Plain Bob and Little Bob. One of the simplest compositions of Plain, Little, Plain, Bob, Little, Plain, Bob, Little, Plain, Bob to come round. There is probably a name for this composition, but I don’t know it.
We finished with a lightning round of Plain Bob with Andrew on the trebles, Jane on 3/4, and Randy on the tenors. We tried a touch, but at that speed we crashed after the first bob. So we decided to just do a plain course, and finished on a high note.