These days I don't ride during the winter. The combined effects of years and rheumatoid arthritis make it a bad idea to try. However today, although still technically winter, looked and felt so nice I took the bike out for a short spin around the Yorkshire Wolds.
The first ride after a winter lay off never, ever fails to rekindle that teenage enthusiasm all over again. The feeling of freedom after months of city traffic queues cooped up in the car just makes me feel so glad be around and enjoy it.
When I was a youngster I used to read stories by a guy called Roy K Battson about the adventures he'd had on bikes way, way back in the 1920s on old Nortons and the like and wondered if I'd still be riding bikes if I got to be as old as him. Well here I am at 64 and thankfully still going strong and enjoying my bikes.
Plans this year include The Lakes, Scotland and Northern Ireland and, just like a 5 year old waiting for Christmas, I can't wait!
Summer 2018 - BRING IT ON!