By Monday this week, I had had enough of the bike so I used the cage all this week, except Wednesday when I had decided to go on the TCWNR as it was the anniversary ride for Uncle B and his seat had just been installed by the carpark at the Avalon park.
I arrived shortly after 1800 and there were already 10-15 bikes there and by the time Hitcher briefed us for departure, there must have been 20+ on the ride. We went over the hill to the Royal Pub in Featherston, which apparently was one of Uncle B's favorite watering holes, riding through new seal just past Te Marua and pausing at the top of the hill on the way. The large unexpected crowd was a concern for the publican who thought we were all there to eat but there were no problems in the end and I road back with DennisR at about 2030. The temp was about 12-13° and although the new Pilot Road tyres felt great on the weekend, I wasn't totally comfortable to push it at these slightly lower temps as I perceived they were slightly squirmy and as usual, opted to err on the side of caution.
Saturday, we attended a friends wedding at Wilton House and today was the Harley Toy Run but as the Ulysses were supposed to have the short MDA run this week and their Toy Run next week, I hadn't included that ride on my schedule. As the MDA run wasn't required due to the reduced numbers of children to visit this year, a substitute run was organised to the coast out from Wainuiomata, then back to the Harley Tours cafe on Blue Mountains Road. As usual, it was a pleasant wee blast out to the coast and back and the stop at the cafe was great. I hadn't been aware of this place until last week, he has a collection of old bikes to view and the coffee and scone went down a treat.
I visited friends on the way home and had a well deserved nana-nap once I got home to cap off a cruisy week.....Perfec', just perfec'!! Life’s Bloody Marvelous.
These blogs were posted on the KiwiBiker forum but I decided it was time for a change.