The Saturday before Christmas is well known as a busy shopping day, so anybody in their right mind would be staying away. Right? Well, that was my plan anyway, but needing to head to the Supermarket in town to buy, of all things, dishwasher cleaner, left me with a decision. Car or bike? The choice was quick and easy. Bike.
Surprisingly for the 22nd December it was mild enough for full leathers, so even though the trip is one of only 5 or so miles, I took the opportunity to don my Alpinestars suit for one more time.
As I was already in town, I decided to stop outside a local model shop for some supplies first. Quick in and out and it was all good. Getting back to the bike, the intermittent warm starting issue that saw me stranded at a petrol station a month or so back, reared its head again. Knowing that it would be fine once it cooled, I headed a few doors down to the Coffee Saloon and picked up a take away. 15mins and one black Americano later and we were back on the move.
I'm due to give the bike a good clean over the Christmas break so while I have the bodywork off, I'll check to see if the breather has been pinched again like last time. Thinking about it, I really should have addressed this sooner. Oh well.
This is most likely my last post of 2018, so I just wanted to take the time to say thank you to anybody and everybody who pops past to say hi. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
See you out there in 2019.