I powered out of town down the A3 filling up for fuel down at Liphook services just after the Hindhead tunnel, which must have been designed by somebody who likes noise. They should have named it after the tunnel at Rockingham and called it the Hindhead Exhaust Appreciation Tunnel, or HEAT for short.
Knowing just how busy the A31 through the New Forest can get, I pretty much always stop at Rownham Services on the M27, mainly to pop to the loo and fill up on fluids and sugars etc. Friday was no exception and after a great run along the A272, I stopped and I noticed that one of the bolts holding my right heel guard on, had worked its way loose and was now probably sitting in a grass verge in Hampshire somewhere. The other bolt seemed secure so I left it, which was a mistake as when I finally stopped in Poole, the second bolt and the heel guard has pissed off into the distance.
On Sunday I visited an open day at the RNLI down in Poole and I picked up two buffs for £1 each. That's at least £10 less than they're available in the shops. Bargain. I could have easily bought the ten that were there and turned a tidy profit on Ebay, but a) I didn't have a tenner on me b) It's best to let somebody else be able to get a bargain too.
The Ducati passed 10000 miles on the way down on Friday, which is a nice milestone. Sadly it also means the 12000 mile Desmo service is looming.
I should be hearing from my insurance company within a week or so in regard to the theft of my Ninja. Once I get the official nod that the bike is no longer mine, I'm going to have to change the front page. Not the photo, I like that too much, but the text. Still no very happy about the whole thing to be honest.