We had wind and heavy rain through the night and when we woke this morning it was still raining heavy. Just what you want when going on a bike ride to Inverness.
We were booked in at the motorbike dealers to have our new crash bars fitted. They are designed to minimise/save damage to the bodywork, indicators and clutch/gear lever if the bike were to be dropped.
I also noticed a nail in the rear tyre so asked the dealer to sort it for me. The nail turned out to be 2” long and the tyre was repaired rather than replaced which saved us a bit of money.
After a coffee and couple of hours later we set off again in the rain although not quite as heavy.
I have not ridden a big motorbike since passing my test in the Army back in 1984 so riding in the rain was a learning curve. To help me become a better rider I have ordered a book called “The police rider’s handbook to better motorcycling” and a DVD called “Police Advanced Riding Techniques” all I need to do now is get out there and practice and what better place could you get for riding than up here in the NW Highlands of Scotland.