Friday, May 21
Living in the back of beyond...
...has one or two advantages. Guns are easier to come by, and the roads around here are beautiful for relaxed riding.
There's hardly any traffic, and the miles and miles of single track roads wend their way through picturesque villages and farmland that you know probably haven't changed a great deal since the middle ages. I went for a gentle meander late this afternoon in genuine t-shirt weather. Lovely.
The only things to watch out for are suddenly-emerging tractors and pheasants darting from the hedgerows.
The Pan is running really well... all it needs before doing some real mileage this summer is a tighten up, a Linkert-tinker and a refreshing Morris 50wt transfusion. I might see if I can get any function from the rear brake, but don't think I'll have time.
Yes, the old tins are back on. I ran out of time trying to get the 'transformation' right, and just want to ride the bike now until winter hits again and I can revisit that elusive look I'm seeking.