To my surprise, I noticed that it has been a whole year since I last posted anything on here. To be fair, I haven’t had much to write about, I spent much of last year crossing off events one by one as they were cancelled or postponed, sometimes more than once.
I’m currently working from home and, with a few exceptions, haven’t really been anywhere other than the grocery store in that year. The world has been reduced to a much smaller place since the pandemic hit.
You know how
you’re always promising yourself that you’ll do loads of stuff when you have
the time? Well, it wasn’t time you needed, it seems, but motivation, and that
has been sorely lacking of late.
On the bike front, I’ve done a few odd jobs on the Triumph, mostly cosmetic things, and fitted a new clutch to the Aprilia. That’s pretty much it.
However, last weekend I dragged the Triumph out of hibernation and set off northwards towards Braemar and Deeside. No great plan, no real destination, just a chance to get out for a bit as it was a pleasant sunny day and I was suffering from cabin fever.
|A quick detour to take a look at this old MOD Early-Warning Station which is currently listed for sale - details here|
In the end I did around 280 miles and, except for a couple of bits of motorway at each end, the day was spent mostly bimbling along on quiet A and B roads at a leisurely pace.
US Army Jeep spotted in Blairgowrie The Meikleour Beech Hedge - details here Challenge accepted Looking back over Glenshee (Gleann Sith) And the road goes on forever... Lunch stop in a forest One of two old AA Patrol boxes I came across
It was nice to get out for a bit, but it was noticeable how out of condition I was for a trip like this. I was exhausted when I got home.