It was a pleasure to be back on the old boneshaker today, for a two hour buzz around this familiar route. Despite some rain, the sun did shine as I was passing Sparbent on my way down the rocky path towards Wildboarclough.
Whilst suspension may be nice, this bike is lighter and more manoeuvrable than The Tank. I should have had it serviced and taken it on the Transalp trip.
I tried later to remove some of the accumulated grime, as it’s being serviced tomorrow*. I got very oily!
* “The steel frame will last for ever” said Joe, when I took it in to Bikeshak. So it’s a refurbishment, with some welcome advice - “full mudguards, and a new chain every six months, would be a good idea.” So, am I still dreaming of a new bike? Perhaps not.