Well, my nice new amber wall Smokes arrived all the way from Germany last week. Had them sat in the garage since then and last night stuck them on the Team.
Had a nice couple of hours out over Tunnel Hill and Deepcut Woods tonight. First time I have ever ridden on Smokes and Wow!!!! Aren't they just smashin.... So much grip, I could just chuck the bike at any corner and they just stuck. Much more bike and tyre than I am rider but had a great time on them. The Team is a size below my standard at 17.5" but it all felt so nice and fluid tonight. You know the type of ride I mean when everything falls in place.
Finished up watching the band of the RLC practicing on their parade ground for an open day this weekend. Watched two run throughs of Highland Cathedral with a tear in my eye.
Anyway, Smokes are lovely. If, like me, you have never tried them then do so.
1989 Marin Pine Mountain. Pre Zolatone. Owned from new,
1989 Marin Pine Mountain. All original. As new
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