I'm feeling a bit sorry for my Blade. She has been getting some real stick these past few weeks, with long rides, in chilly, wet and certainly fairing dirty conditions. As a result the bike is utterly caked in road filth. The only positive, is that temperatures haven't dropped low enough for the council to start covering the roads with salt. I haven't given the bike an anti-corrosive treatment yet, so that is a job that needs doing in reality, however, part of me thinks that I could just leave the road grime on the bike and that will act as a barrier between the salt and the metal. Internal discussions remain ongoing.
Apart from the usual commute, I've found myself at various locations across both Dorset and Wiltshire this week and as a result have found some excellent riding routes, which I plan on exploring when the weather is more suitable. One such route is the A360 heading between Devizes and Salisbury, which at its best, cuts across open but really undulating countryside. For a few miles its absolute heaven.
This weekend sees the start of Motorcycle Live up at the NEC in Birmingham, with the plan being to head up there next weekend with Carolina, writing up my thoughts when I return. I'm not too sure she knows what she is in for.
In other news, a new toy will be arriving over the weekend, but of the four wheel variety. With a commute that is pretty dangerous in the dark, especially when cold and/or wet, the amount of riding I do, is most likely to reduce over the next few months. I still plan on riding when I can, but its most likely just going to be little chilly daytime blasts, rather than a means of getting to work.
Besides, it will be nice to be warm on the way to work.