27 Mar 2021
....and not with food (too much of that lately) but racked off at not really being able to go out and enjoy a decent ride - comfortably that is. You know, the kind where you can just pull your helmet on and go out for a bit - somewhere, nowhere - without judgement.
It really is still quite odd at the moment and – politics aside – the world really is a different place at the moment. Guess nobody really thought we’d be still like this a year later. But hey, we have to look ahead to more good times – normal times. And with things looking likely to start to opening up again slowly maybe we can all get some miles in, grab a coffee and get to a bike night or two this year……but where?
OK, I hoped that this ‘Somewhere To Ride’ idea may have had more interest and develop more than it has and provided more suggestions of places to go. I keep thinking it’s still a good idea and blame bad-timing and the last year/current situation but then wonder if it perhaps really holds no interest to other bikers and whether I should wrap it all up.....
But I don’t want to give up – yet. Perhaps my aversion to Facebook and other social medias doesn’t help – but it’s just not my thing. (Whilst they may serve many some good - each to their own - I can do without all the crap that goes with those things!). I’ve said before I didn’t want just another social media site – but a site for bikers, built with the help of other like-minded: bikers who ride and can recommend the places they go.
Now, more than ever, this site should be filling up with a load of recommendations of cafes and places to go. New places, old places, bike spots that are open or looking to open. At the moment I can see the same old, locally known destinations ahead – I want more, I want new places to go, I want to ride beyond my own local spots. Surely I’m not on my own here?
Enough said. Rant over.
Oh and I have had the chance to do a bit of reading and watching a few DVDs – if you’re in to bikes then you might like this!
We may still be under some kind of lockdown again and riding maybe limited once again- but let's remain positive and look forward to better times ahead. Unfortunately many people and businesses are struggling and those biker-friendly places will need your support. So please help and recommend them and help them to stay open / re-open.