Re: Little lanes....
Posted by Nigel B on August 2, 2020, 2:40 pm, in reply to "Little lanes...."
When I had my 350 Bullet I found many small lanes I was unfamiliar with by using a technique that I came up with - "turn right" days or "turn left" days. Whenever I came upon a junction, I turned in the pre-decided direction. This didn't (usually) mean going around in circles ! But it did mean travelling along roads that didn't usually get chosen & as the enjoyment was in the journey not the destination it worked out well for the most part. When it was decided that it was time to start heading for home, a road sign (remember those ?) would point the way to somewhere I knew & then back home. |
We were out yesterday, riding around North Yorkshire. Stamford Bridge is a bottleneck at the best of times & more so on a sunny weekend. So an "unknown" side road was taken to bypass the town (and offending single track bridge). Turned out to be a nice, lightly used country road that eventually came out in Norton, near Malton. A right turn towards Driffield brought us out on the road we were intending to take - a few miles more, but pleasant riding and better than queing in traffic.
240 miles covered, made more comfortable by having fitted a pair of aftermarket handlebar risers to the Interceptor on Friday. I did not expect that a movement of the bars by an inch upwards & an inch rearwards would have made such a difference to comfort - definately an improvement. Just need to get the seat improved now - that was one area that did get rather trying after 6 or so hours using it.