Tomorrow, the roads shall be all mine

Well, I hope it's at least going to be quite quiet

Posted: 28 April 2011
by mark forsyth
So simple, you can chuck the instructions straight in the bin
Why don't bikes with no centrestands come with these as standard?
Small blob of Loctite thread glue as an added precaution...
In the event of a minor snid, these should save the very expensive fork bottoms...

I've been fannying around in the garage this morning making preparations for tomorrow.

Don't care if it's going to rain or snow tomorrow, fractured ribs or not, I'm off riding. Full stop. Royal anythings don't interest me so I intend to be as far away from TV, radio and internet as possible. Ear plugs in, visordown, as they say.

I reckon tomorrow should be one of the best riding days of the year. With the masses glued to their TVs or having street parties or whatever people do during these occasions, I figure the roads should be pretty quiet.

So I've just fitted some R&G front fork protectors and some paddock stand bobbins. I like these kind of jobs. It's taken a grand total of ten minutes and didn't involve shedding any knuckle bark, either.

Just adjusted, cleaned and lubed the chain (damn, I'm regretting getting a bike with orange wheels, now - they seem to be permanently covered in chain lube) and taken the slack out of the throttle cable. It seems most new bikes come with about a quarter turn of slack in the pull-cable throttle. I hate it. I've adjusted it so there's no free play whatsoever, just how I like it. It's so much better to ride as a result.

She's brimmed with fuel, tyre pressures done and with 1500 miles on the clock, nicely run in, too.

All I have to do now is get some maps out and work out what route's going to be best.

Y'all have a good weekend...

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have fun, hope the sun shine for you and everyone else making the most of hopefully empty roads.

Posted: 28/04/2011 at 22:09

I had planned to spend it ripping about north wales, but my bike was stolen a couple of weeks back.

Have fun peeps.

Posted: 29/04/2011 at 04:22

I had the same thought so, did a trip from the East Midlands to Aberystwyth just the ode 340 miles in the day. Fantastic day out brilliant weather dry roads just about no traffic good over the mountains with no one about zero cops

Just one down side back to work 

Posted: 03/05/2011 at 13:55

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