So once again we have decided to try and sell the sidecar, we both really enjoy it but as I found out last Friday at its yearly MOT we only did 400 miles in it last year. The winter hasn't been too bad and its allowed us to get out on the solos, even the Norton has been out a few times this winter. Last Friday we were both off so popped up to Cherrybank garage for its MOT, the rain couldn't be coming down any harder which as any motorcyclist will testify is normal when you take your clean bike out for its annual test! The good thing is its probably a 4 mile round trip now as opposed to the 100 + mile round trip when we lived in Edinburgh.
Monday we both had the day off also and despite the temperatures being just above zero it was dry and sunny so we headed down to Rait to give it a short outing, a brunch stop at the Tufted duck was as usual excellent, it's great when you find a cafe that sells good food with a smile, a hearty welcome and at reasonable prices and more importantly thats consistently open even during the winter months.
A splendid wobble back amongst Perthshire's fine small roads, the surface still white with frost would have had you steering with the cheeks of your backside but on the outfit was great fun. We had an appointment later in the afternoon so our run was by necessity short, however what a lift to the spirits.
The days are starting to stretch out now so looking forward to enjoying wearing out even more motorcycles, we have a rally (a camping weekend) coming up, really looking forward to getting back to camping even if it is still winter. I suppose thats the great thing about being a motorcyclist, it gets you through the long dark days just planning sunny (and even wet) trips in your head.
Apologies for the distinct lack of blog updates recently but I'm pretty sure you don't want to read about my latest hairstyle, what I had for my dinner or what colour I painted the bedroom.
Some exiting news is that we are currently planning an epic 6 months trip in 2020 all going to plan so next year there should be no end of nonsense to blog about..... stay tuned
|Sidecar in Perthshire|
|For Sale, the sidecar not Fiona|
|The Fair City|
|Upon the hill, there stood a Coo|
|Artistic by Fiona|
|The view from the Tufted Duck|