Happily Ever After

Life in The Rural Retreat with a beautiful wife, three cats, garden wildlife, a camera, a computer – and increasing amounts about running

Earlier posts can be found on Adventures of a Lone Bass Player, where this blog began life. Recent entries can be found here.


Tucked Up For The Winter

by admin - 22:37 on 10 October 2012

In years gone by it wasn't unusual for me to cover 15,000 miles on my motorbike in twelve months. This year I doubt that I've done a thousand.

Other interests and rotten weather are the main reasons for this startling change – so startling that I've made the unprecedented decision to take Kawasaki San off the road and declare SORN. He'll come out of hibernation some time next year when my enthusiasm has returned.

Matchgirl, once a very keen pillion passenger, travelled no two-wheeled miles whatsoever in 2012. She claimed she had other things to do but the real reason (apart from cold weather) was the fear, such is her waistline paranoia, of attempting to get into her leathers and finding that she couldn't. I'm confident that she could, but my opinion counts for nothing in such matters.

Today the GTR was wheeled into a neighbouring garage where he'll see out the winter, safe from rain, snow, ice, gales and any larcenous vagabonds who happen to wander through The Rural Retreat's garden at dead of night. I might even treat him to a trickle charger so, come the spring, his battery won't be totally flat.

There was a time when my bike of the moment was out every weekend in all but the worst weather. Life is change.

Kitten Update: There's nothing new to report but I know that Squirrel James, who claims (probably rightly) that the mini-moggies have replaced That Bloody Window as my major snappery subject, will de disappointed if they're not mentioned. So it's a shame I've no new snaps to offer. Maybe tomorrow.

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