The forecast had changed. Enough for another short one without getting wet from the sky.
Errand 11: non store errand
Destination: the jet wash in town (look away Jim)
Rationale & observations:
After yesterdays muddy adventure and a failure to clean the 29er for a week or so, I decided that it was time for a jet wash treat. I know, I know, there is a risk that grit will get into the components etc but I don’t do it often enough to cause lasting damage. There is a hell of a lot of mud around right now to travelled along the Flitch, up through some farm land and along the river to the petrol station and purchased a £2/6min wash. It was a ride of Passendaele-esque proportions. Parts along the river felt like I was slipping and sliding through teflon covered treacle.
My decision to wear shorts was regrettable as my shins bore the brunt of the muddy splash through numerous puddles at 2°C.
Wash over, a quick application of GT-85 to the important bits + wet lube to the chain, I had a nice clean bike.
I rode along the road on the way back and housed Boris in the shed along with the others for a change.
So I am 1 short of the 12 errandonnee target but the total 75miles for the project will do. Thanks for organising Chasing Mailboxes-I have my mojo back. I have also pledged to do the 30 days of cycling challenge in April. It’s great riding every day…