Well today, the rain came back. Not much, but just enough to remove all grip from the road surface, which as you can imagine, made my ride home a barrel of laughs. The main 'moment' to use racing terminology, happened when on a dead straight piece of road, under modest acceleration. This when, for whatever actual reason, the back wheel stepped out on me to the left, probably only six or seven inches or so, but as these things usually do, it felt a whole lot more. For the rest of the ride the back of the bike felt really loose, like the spinning of the rear wheel had in fact polished the rubber on the tyre, giving me even less grip. Thankfully, nothing else happened, but it is certainly a good reminder that the roads are often at their worst after, or during that first rain fall after a period of good weather.
My name is Matt Brown and I'm a UK journalist formerly based in London, but now calling the South of England home. I've been riding bikes since 2007, but got hooked straight away. Nothing gives me the feeling of freedom, even when stuck in a city. In 2010 I became a RoSPA gold rider, but when it comes down to it, I'm Just a normal man, riding his bikes as often as he can.