First time out on the bike since my trip to France and subsequent back problems, so I am a little apprehensive, but all turns out ok.
The roads are still damp in places from last nights downpour, and more rain is forecast for later, but I aim to be home before the rain.
I head over to Wessons in Horam- one of my favourite shorter rides.
The big decision to be made as I ride over, is what will I order to eat?!
The thought of a Cheese and Ham toastie jumps into my head…Mmm, havent had one of those in ages so thats that sorted!
The cafe isnt as busy as I expected, and I manage to grab a seat outside at the front.
The guy who was behind me in the queue joins me on the table,and we are soon chatting. His big fat breakfast comes out before my order, Work that one out!
Two other bikers join us, Stewart and Tyrone and we continue the chat. One of the great things about a biker cafe- you get to talk to strangers who soon become friends!
Turns out they are both members of the local Top of Town facebook group too.
They are planning on going to Pyranees in September. I suggest they visit the Picos too. Check out my blog post of my trip there and you will see why I recommend it.
They ask where I’m headed and if I’d mind if they tagged on. Not a problem for me, although I explain Im only heading down to Seaford to visit Steve’s Dad, John.
Its a good ride down- My pace may have been a little slow for them, (a couple of times we are overtaken by other sportsbikes) but I’ve learnt to ride my own ride.
We say goodbye at Seaford as I head off to see John.
After a cuppa and a chat with John, who I think is looking really well (must be all those meals on wheels he’s having) it’s time to head home if I want to miss the rain.
A good blast back, stopping briefly at Chelwood Gate to buy some freesias from the nursery there.
I get home just as it starts raining…result!
Put my flowers in a vase
Crack open a beer, put TV on to watch BSB from Brands
And read the two freebie biking mags I’d picked up at Wessons.
And to finish the day off a little later I’ll be off to Beer Club down at The Old Mill to catch up with friends.
My favourite kind of a Sunday