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October 6, 2018 at 7:42 am #16014
For a variety of reasons I had not been able to get out on a bike for a few weeks, so it felt disproportionately good to get out for a bit recently, albeit on my elderly 550 Kwak. It was just a local meander about, but it was lovely late summer’s afternoon with a soft, mellow sun gently warming my back. In the end I wound up covering nearly 40 miles around the lovely lanes of Worcestershire that I count myself lucky to live among. Oddly at one point as I came into Stourport-on-Severn I even got entangled in large charity ride out somehow and as it made its way through the town the streets were lined with people cheering us. I know it’s a while since I have been out, but it’s not THAT big a deal! This surreal moment soon passed and I meandered home, coaxing the 550 along in lower echelons of its rev range. So I pulled up back at home a chilled and happy man, I tell you what, bikes sure are better at reducing stress than yoga or meditation that’s for sure!
It was one of those days when you just run into odd stuff…October 6, 2018 at 10:28 am #70172
I like the canal barge with bike parking, that looked a bit precarious for such an expensive machine!October 6, 2018 at 8:07 pm #70173
I like the canal barge with bike parking, that looked a bit precarious for such an expensive machine!
It does a bit, I have seen a Yamaha 535 on barge during a TV show about the waterways, but he actually sacrificed accommodation space for itOctober 6, 2018 at 9:28 pm #70174
I’ve helmed a canal barge before, bloody horrible things to steerOctober 7, 2018 at 10:50 pm #70175
I’ve helmed a canal barge before, bloody horrible things to steer
That’s quite a comment from somebody more used to Submarines!October 8, 2018 at 12:35 am #70176
haha, a submarine is surprisingly responsive and maneuverable!October 9, 2018 at 9:28 pm #70177
haha, a submarine is surprisingly responsive and maneuverable!
Always fascinated me to be honestOctober 10, 2018 at 6:33 am #70178
They are quite good fun if you ignore the lack of view!October 13, 2018 at 11:54 pm #70179
They are quite good fun if you ignore the lack of view!
Nautilus had a big window at the front…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0HUdfkVc-0&list=PLDbpGbv-wloF1WbRswE67MVemXtZS06YyOctober 14, 2018 at 12:39 pm #70180
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