When I lived in London, there wasn't that much exploring worth investing time in. Wherever I went, there was just more city and more city doesn't equal good riding, it equals just more danger.
There are a few routes that I ride often as they're interesting, fun and fairly quick, but the plan for this morning was to see where that road went and then that one and ooh, that looks interesting, what's down there. Turns out that what I found 'down there' were muddy rural roads, which was to be expected. Hey, that's part of the fun, but as a result, the 'Blade looks like its been dropped in the river.
I really am a big fan of the Angel GT tyre, but I've said that before. The plan this year is to get back on track, so the GTs will probably make way for some Rosso Corsa 2 tyres for those days. Having previously used Bridgestones and Michelins, I've found a great level of confidence using Pirelli tyres. In my opinion, the premium price is well worth paying.