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Been a while since my last ride, time spent mostly sat down looking out of window at an incredible landscape and wishing I was out there on my bike….

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Anyway, that ended and today I got a ride in, only a couple of hours but still it felt good to get my stiff joints moving again, the first twenty minutes were a painful reminder of all those injuries I’ve done to myself over the years but after that everything started to settle down and become fluid again.

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Down the canal into town, being pushed by the wind, looking for coffee, avoiding cars, splashing through puddles and seeing a kingfisher in the most unlikely of places, up to the quays, all the cafes heaving with people, I forgot it was lunchtime so headed back home, cheese and ham with a big mug of tea put everything in the world right again.

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Chain wiped down and lubed, lights recharged, bottle refilled, ready for coffee camp in the morning and then more of the same.

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Words & pictures – Steve Makin.

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