Had a Toggle Chain Tourette today, but without a toggle chain
30 beautiful miles (other than the 15 with a head wind) on the Viking Hosteller to Madgett's and back. It's SO much nicer to ride with high pressure 650a x 28 rather than the soft squidgy 590x37, total transformation.
Ordinarily it's a bit of a "take your life in your hands" ride, courtesy of the route being a rat run for motorists eager to reach take-off speed on twisty B roads. But today I tried the Bike Hub app on my phone and it suggested a couple of routes I wasn't familiar with. Beautiful, utterly beautiful. Villages and hamlets along the way, tree-lined lanes, even a bridleway I didn't know existed. I'm now in love with bike sat nav
I got home this afternoon to a parcel containing the long-searched-for suitable chainguard for the BSA. I've put it on to see if it fits etc. Tonight I'll prepare it for a good coat of enamel.
A perfect end to a perfect day