Powering through the rain and spray, the amount of water had little to no effect on the amount of grip from the superb Pirelli Angel GT tyres. I was making good progress through the traffic and hit the dual carriageway, when suddenly the bike lost all mechanical power. The HISS immobiliser light and the engine management light were flashing and thankfully I had enough momentum to reach a lay-by. This particular dual carriageway has no hard shoulder and I'm really thankful to have reached sanctuary and I'm sure a few people who I previously passed chuckled to themselves too.
Soaked on the outside, but thankfully dry on the inside thanks to my Rukka and Held kit, I called up the AA again and recovery arrived within about 40mins. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank my mate Steve who spotted me when heading the other way. He turned around and came back to see how I was. A great friend indeed.
The bike is currently sat at Bournemouth Bikes, my local shop and I'll keep you updated with my progress.
In somewhat sillier news, I was asked to take some photos by the team at XCP for their internal collateral, so I thought it only right to have my bikes in the pictures too. The impromptu shoot also resulted in a few pictures with Carolina's family who are staying with us too. Every cloud and that.