The freedom of the road

I’ve been a four wheeled family man for so long now that I’d completely forgotten the sheer unadulterated pleasure of just driving/riding for the sake of it.

Jumped on the Street Triple late morning and meandered over towards Skipton via Grassington and Stump Cross Caverns and then just kept on going to Colne, Haworth, Keighley and back into Skipton where I decided to stop and grab an all day breakfast at the Dalesway Cafe Bar on the A59.

Full breakfast, toast and tea for a fiver – just what the doctor ordered.

The great news being that the Street Triple (nicknamed Tom by the kids) has now done the first 300 of its compulsory running in miles so on the way back I can up the revs from a rather miserly 5000 rpm (only good for 60 mph in 6th) to 6,000. Its still a long way to the 14k red line however that will come soon enough.

Got to go for now, my breakfast is getting cold. More later

[Post Script – Suitably refreshed I decided to head back towards Harrogate. The extra revs aren’t yet life changing in terms of performance however it does make overtaking more comfortable and is now good for 70 mph in 6th]

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