After a few quite weeks I'm back. Its been a very crazy time after Aviemore both personally and financially.
I had to fix the front end of the Passat after hitting the deer on the way home, which wasn't too big a deal just had to source a few bits and new windscreen which was through the insurance, but went to pick up the last peice in Inverness from VW a fortnight ago and the clutch went in Heathers Picasso
so another car off the road. Luckily the Passat went through its MOT fine. So both cars now back on the road, which is helpful when you live in the middle of nowhere, wallet and bank account emptied, and still no closer to getting my new engine for the van. Once that happens the Picasso will go, but its a bit like Pantene shampoo.....it wont happen overnight but it will happen.
Fittingly my van is stored inside the church up the road and its alright for long term so there is no real urgency as it'll be with us forever.
Hence due to all this motor type, wallet emptying bollox, I am unable to commit to anything really as funds are non existant for the foreseeable future. Though Heather has said now things have settled that the Ben Nevis Enduro should be doable, just depends on one bill due in on Monday from the garage. I also couldn't commit to the Puffer Lite and missed the entry deadline but am hopeful if I can do it I can swing a late entry.
That all sounds really bad when its written like that but its not really as cars are now mobile, Heather starts her new job in just over a week. She finishes on Sat 29th and starts the new one on Mon 1st. I have that week off and will probably just load the canoe and tent and head somewhere just west for a quite 2 days, get a couple of days riding here and there and I promised Caleb I would take him camping overnight and also out in the canoe as he now has his new toddlers bouyancy jacket, no more baby gear.
So lifes good, just the finances that suck and thats only because it stops me/us doing the some things.
Just thought I'd check in as the bikes and the forum haven't been at the front of my list for a few weeks. I hope you guys are fine and Aaron, I hope your well on the recovery trail now.
Hopefully see some of you at Ben Nevis and will update whats happening. I certainly need to get some miles in as while I may have commuted lately I haven't hit the Pugsley since the week after Aviemore and while my body is a temple it has been leased to demons the last few weeks and they filled it with crisps, pizza and many other unhealthy things
Carlsberg dont build Singlespeeds but if they did.......they would probably look just like mine.
I've spent half my life on bikes.........the other half I wasted