Despite these lovely conditions, heavy rain overnight and a marked decrease in the usual traffic meant that the roads remained soaked, which arn't really the best conditions for riding, but that wasn't going to stop me.
After picking up the Kriega tank adapter at Motorcycle Live, I took the opportunity to head over to Smart Riders, a great little bike shop in Christchurch, that was recommended to me by my friends Martin and Charlotte. I'd checked the Kriega website and that confirmed they were a stockist and wanted to pick up a US-10 tailback, to use as my new tank bag.
My original magnetic tank bag gave up a few months back and as I mentioned in a previous post, I actually prefer using a tank bag to a tail pack. Its just that small part of my brain asking me 'has your bag, with all your things in, fallen off and been crushed by a Vauxhall Meriva?'.
The US-20 that I've had for a few years now, felt a fraction big for the tank, so with a few quid from the folks at Christmas, I've put that towards something practical rather than the next season of the Walking Dead.
The forecast for the rest of the week looks.....damp to say the least, so the bike is probably going to stay locked up until the New Year.
2015 has been interesting for all manner of reasons, but I end the year with the same bikes I started it with, both of which are in working order.
Will they both be part of the fleet at the end of 2016? Not sure really. I do fancy a 2008 ZX10r or even a RC8R, but we shall have to see what the biking gods have in store for me.
Safe riding and if I don't speak to you beforehand, Happy New Year one and indeed all.