Weekend warrior

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.

High above Holmfirth on NCN Route 68 on my 531st Dawaes Galaxy
I’ve probably said it before, but there’s something wonderfully cathartic spending hours in the saddle. Time with your thoughts… or is it more to do with alpha brain waves?

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.

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