Reading my previous ramblings – it seems I am terribly overly optimistic. Spring in this country consists of snow. Snow in March, yep. April – sure, why not some more. And still cold as all manner of &*%$£^$.
But – despite the fact that temperatures have still not breached double-figures, today I tested whether the Spectre would actually start – after 4 months of neglect and ridiculous cold. (I’m sure it’s colder now than it was in winter proper). And – yes she did. So – my first ride of the year today, a short trip up to Cambridgeshire… shaking the cobwebs off the Spectre and myself. Mostly done so that I am assured of being able to ride to Czechland in July. Which I am looking the hell out of looking forward to. 1000 miles of Europe, each way. I have been poring over google-maps and bestbikingroads.com.