Blackbird, bye bye

On 29/03/2016 at 03:55

As Sir Paul McCartney sang, of course. Ah, Wales at easter, its over-zealous bluebottles, its friendly sheep, its hail-storm frozen roads, Bliss...
Image Snow, mostly gone before the ride home.
Image Elan valley reservoir. Stunning, even in the rain.
Image Road frozen solid with hail. Nice.
Image 3am, view from Ponderosa B&B, gritter going past! Ooh going to be an interesting ride home today, methinks...
Life is a series of ever-faster bike journeys - as time begins to run out. But, I'm not finished yet...

On 29/03/2016 at 03:56

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Life is a series of ever-faster bike journeys - as time begins to run out. But, I'm not finished yet...
TheNotSoBigCheese
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On 29/03/2016 at 10:55

The reservoir does look like an impressive place, shame about the weather though. So how was the ride back?! Looks like it was ideal conditions!
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On 29/03/2016 at 20:14

Yup the snow mostly disappeared before we left; had some rain for the first half, but then were blessed with drying roads - gradually - for the last half. Normally.... we do a full day through Snowdonia, then down the wonderful A483 to Crossgates café where we meet the A44 then back through the Cotswolds too, about 260 miles of mainly small roads and 6 hours riding. But after two days of absolutely atrocious weather and with two of the dirtiest bikes ever known to mortal man, we just wanted to get to see t' cat and get dried off....
these bikes were spotless and polished up before we left, five days ago. Ho hum....
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Life is a series of ever-faster bike journeys - as time begins to run out. But, I'm not finished yet...
TheNotSoBigCheese
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On 30/03/2016 at 10:27

Wow, that is a lot of dirt! I hate having a dirty bike but with an hours commute through little country roads it seems impossible to keep clean
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On 02/04/2016 at 07:11

then you need a hack, pure & simple. It get used & abused, I never feel the need to clean it... I've got an XJ900S that I'm gradually customising..So far it has had the fairing removed, EXTRA loud pipes fitted, camouflage paint job, 4 extra lights, three loud horns - all operated by relays for extra power... Sure wakes up the dozy commuters and phone users.. See me, hear me, or FEEL ME lol
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Life is a series of ever-faster bike journeys - as time begins to run out. But, I'm not finished yet...
TheNotSoBigCheese
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On 02/04/2016 at 13:31

I'd love a second bike, an older thing to use through the winter but space won't allow it at the moment, don't think the wife would be too happy about it either! Maybe if I cleared out the garage I could fit it in and she may never find out? Even with all those lights and noise, I bet people still don't see you sometimes!
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