Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Pace 1st Attempt

We made our 1st attempt at The Pace today. It was very cold and conditions not ideal but it was good to try it today. We probably rode safer today following the idea of The Pace.

Set out from Clitheroe service this morning at about 10:30am, then proceed via Gisburn to Settle then onto Hawes for a brew. Then from Hawes to Sedbergh and on to Devil’s Bridge. Not loads of people at Devil’s Bridge today but we did see a few sportsbikes about today. The brew van wasn't open at Devils so we went back to Settle for a brew instead. Then home via Gisburn and Blacko, approx 130 miles cover today.

Tyres are looking a bit worn at the moment not long left on them, but they have lasted miles longer than the Metzlers that came on the bike from new. Had a few minor slides from the rear but nothing major.


Friday, December 26, 2008

Boxing Day

Just been over to my Mums on the bike for Boxing Day dinner. First day the roads have been dry and salt free, very cold though. Looks like the rideout tomorrow testing out The Pace will have to be put on hold maybe to Sunday, as a wide spread frost is moving in overnight.


Thursday, December 25, 2008

Xmas ride over the Moors

Helen and I went out this Xmas day for about 2 hours for a quick blast around Saddleworth Moor. Helen hasn't been out for about a month and so had really itchy fingers to get out. Even though she hasn't been out for a while she felt very comfortable on the bike. When she was leading she fell right into the rhythm of The Pace.

Ringstone Edge Reservoir
Saw about 4 other bikes on our ride, not surprisingly none were sportsbikes!


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Ride out to Cat N Fiddle

First ride out in a while due to the snow and frost. Met up with some of the Yorkshire lot just outside Holmfirth and followed them via Glossop and Rainow to the Cat N Fiddle.

I had to be back for 1:00pm so left them there and proceed home via Macclesfield and Poynton and the A34 Handforth Bypass and then the M60 back to home.

Cat N Fiddle
Roads were damp but not too greasy, it was a bit windy and we had a bit of fog but other than that nice biking weather. Didn't see to many other bikes out and about.

My new winter polar fleece lined thermal under base layers worked great under my leathers and kept me really nice and warm. Big thumbs up for them.