I’ve been off the bike for too long.
A bad cold followed by a week away snowboarding, swiftly followed by a heavy bout of flu has left the bike(s) festering in the shed.
That said, the forced absence from the saddle has provided the opportunity to actually get in the shed and do some long overdue maintenance.
My trusty old steel rigid Webster MTB has now been fitted with some lovely flared drop bars from On-One, the mudguards on the commuter road bike have finally been secured properly using an array of cable ties, the Wheelism tourer is polished and ready for a long ride, and my classic old 531 road bike is back to its original Campagnolo Record configuration.
All in all, a lot of good news from the shed then.
The best news though – I’m finally feeling better. It’s ride time!