I just had to go out for a ride today. Luckily Basil started up after a bit of coaxing. Since it's been an overcast and somewhat cold day today, I put on a lot of layers, enough to be comfortable.
I headed across to Rarangi and on the way over, I spotted a nice little area near the river, perfect for playing around. Judging by the track, many before me had had the same idea. I will have to go back there as it's a good place to practice tight turns, sharp drops and steepish climbs. Nothing too serious though.
On a whim I decided that I would ride to Picton. The road had been freshly graded in most places, thankfully no traffic until the outskirts of Picton, where they were clearing the last of the slips. Thankfully, I did not meet any of the trucks earlier on. It took me a while to get into a rhythm, but soon I was cruising along at a reasonable pace.
A bit grey today, but still a nice ride.