I think that we have a second love – second only to our bikes. Our maps.
Anything better than to have put in a good shift, the rain’s still driving it home and your swaddling a steaming cuppa with tingling fingers, and casting your eyes over the two-dimensional domain you’ve just conquered?
I thought so.
I recently purchased, and with the aid of a very kind book token gift from my wife and son, the latest (pictured on the right) OS Explorer ‘Active’ Map 341. It not only shows my ‘Craig of Todholes’ travail,
which lies between Hardridge Farm and Clyde Muirshiel, but I have stumbled across a previously-hidden ‘Misty Law’ route – loop route optional!
It was time to give the machine a clean – the ‘mech’ given priority. Selfishly, I was affording some time so I let loose using two cans of ‘W5 Chain Cleaner’ degreaser. As the images will attest, it certainldoes the job.
Sunday morning. Seven ‘Othello’ critical essays marked since 7.20 and already I’m thinking about the evening ride…