Had a great run out on Saturday.
What was meant to be a short ‘check ride’ after refurbishing my touring bike over the last few weeks turned into a six-hour epic taking in Pennine passes and enjoying miles of traffic-free pedaling on National Cycle Network routes 68 and 62.
It’s not important, really.
My happiness was compounded by …a fully-functioning derailleur just installed, brakes that actually work again and, after much fiddling and fettling, a riding position that is genuinely comfortable.
Working on bicycles is almost as rewarding as riding them.