Blimey it was cold this morning!
Obviously being January, it's been cold for a while now but this morning was special. I don't have any means to measure it, but a guy on the train was reckoning -5C! There's somethign really nice about riding in the cold though. The air is so crisp and, in a strange way, there seems to be more of it when you start huffing a puffing a bit. Being cold makes it seem somehow thicker.
After a couple of months without it. I'm back on my beloved Dahon this week. After so many weeks on a (dare I say it) "proper" bike being back on my folder felt a little odd at first. It's so light and fast steering that it's easy to forget how stable and frankly sluggish my hybrid can feel at times. A couple of days back in the saddle though and we're like old friends again.
And as ever, the many dark, winter miles are a chance to get lost in one's thoughts and plan adventures for when the days are longer and the weather warmer.
I'll post more on the whole reason for being without the Dahon in a short while. Hopefully I can get back into the habit of blogging more regularly again (he says...) Also, now that it has over 9,000 miles on the clock I out to actually write a review of it.
When I started this adventure almost three years ago, I had no idea I'd put so many miles on my bike and that I'd manage so easily without a car of my own.
But I have.
And it's been (and continues to be) a blast.