|Smart Lux 10 front light – it's very bright! Bring on the winter!|
Still I mustn't diss the old Kona. The Boardman is on ebay now and you can see it on the post below this one. I bought it yesterday afternoon and I walked it home. No, I didn't ride it, although I'd like to ride it, it's brilliant!
Anyway, enough of that. I've bought some lights and fitted them on to the Kona. Smart Lux 10 rear and front lights, but it's the front one that takes the biscuit. Powerful lights! I know, I'm a big kid, but if you'd seen me earlier you would be very disillusioned. Why? Well, I was making a fuss. I just couldn't work out how to fit the bastards! I was swearing, losing my rag, everything, much to the dismay of those around me. Alright, I was keeping it down a bit (I was in my back garden) but for a while it was looking as if I'd have to drop the bike into Evans or one of the other local bike shops to where I live. I didn't have to in the end because I sussed it out and now the bike has front and rear lights. Surely, a momentus moment in history for NoVisibleLycra?
Today I had an urban ride. The ride was to Sutton to see mum and it took me roughly 30 minutes from door to door, which ain't bad.
Once at mum's I enjoyed two cups of tea, some bread and marmalade (Bon Maman) and a boiled egg and fingers. Lovely!
The ride out was tremendous as the weather was just right for cycling. It was so good, I found myself singing as I crossed the industrial estate and emerged near The Chase in Wallington and headed down Stafford Road, past Esporta and on towards the top of Wallington High Street.
I hung a right on to Boundary Rd, headed down towards the lights at Ruskin Road, turned left and powered towards the Windsor Castle on the lights where Pound Street joins the Carshalton Road. I was riding along Benyon Road, Carshalton. I turned right into Alma Road, left into Shorts Road, past Dog Shit Alley and then left on to Westmead Road and right into my old house on Rossdale, where mum still lives today.
The Boardman in the garden...now for sale on Ebay. Brand new, unused!!!
See previous post for link to the Ebay page and remember it's ONE HUNDRED
I went home the same way, mainly off-road (on pathways) and then through the council estate, up the Venning Road from Five Ways and then down past Whitgift School on Nottingham Road. I turned right on to the Brighton Road and then left into Jarvis and along the Upper Selsdon Road, turning right into Carlton Road, left into Essenden and then right on to West Hill.
A nice ride...but it might have been nice on the Boardman Comp MTB with it's 27 gears. Still, it's got to be sold to reduce debts and besides, my Kona's absolutely fine, especially now it's got some Smart Lux 10 lights. Can't wait for the clocks to go back!