Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Couldn't resist!

I couldn't let the Bombardier stay parked up any longer.  With the Can-am project in Australia taking a back seat for a few weeks, it was time to wheel out "old faithful". 

Well the battery was well past its best but that wasn't going to prevent me riding.  I checked the frame for two-stroke oil and half-inched a gallon of dad's petrol.  Several kicks over later and I guessed she was flooded.  Plug out and dried, engine kicked over to clear the crankcase and then the plug back in.  A few kicks later and she filled the shed and garden with the sweet smell of two-stroke fumes once more!

Then a quick blast up to Coleford and another MOT from Beales!  Success - and the return journey consisted of a few local trails I know.  The incredible scenery in the Wye Valley really is something else and not a soul to be seen!

A great afternoon and I'm looking forward to the next few days.  Perfect weather and a ride on one of my favourite bikes.  Good times!