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Confidence is building!

It's true. The more miles I get under the wheels, the more I am confident that the Kettle (Wasserbüffel in German) will not let me down. Maybe I am tempting fate by typing this into a blog! Anyway, superstitiously I have "touched wood" a few times!

So once again we are back to pre-covid and and I am thinking about getting out further afield than the local area. As I am not the world's best motorcycle cleaner I prefer to take "Suzi Triplo" out for a run on dry days. There is so much chrome and polished alloy that needs cleaning to stop corrosion and all those nasty water marks that appear on unlacquered alloy, that it sucks all the fun out of nice ride.

So next weekend, August 6th 2023, it is "Suzuki Day" at the world renowned (and many franchised!) Ace Cafe in West London. In the early 80's I used to work nearby when the cafe was a tyre depot. The cafe having folded and been replaced years before. Mrs D v1.0 was from the local area too and we had car tyres replaced there on a few occasions. I worked in IT at FIAT situated in what was called the Lancia Building in Alperton.

Anyway, Suzuki Day. It's around 75 miles each way. It doesn't seem like much, but on a 46 year old bike it is a little daunting. Of course over the years I have been much further afield than London. If anyone wants to look further down this blog or even at the tags on the right, you will see that Suzi and me have done a few longer trips than London!

Of course, back in those days, I didn't have any choice. I only had one bike and if I didn't ride it, then it was public transport or the car. I look back on my time in Brno with fondness. Sometimes I wish I had had a car though. Not all the time, but it would have been much easier all round! All my EFL books and clothes could have been carried more easily. No problems with Czech winter weather....

So next Sunday. Ace Cafe.... I will go as long as the weather is kind, i.e. no rain! As I have said above, polishing isn't my favourite occupation. If I go I'll add to the blog (new post!) to report on how it went and include some photos. Looks like I'll need to keep my phone and Cybershot both fully charged!

Posted by InvictaMoto 17:45 Archived in United Kingdom Tagged kettle gt750a suzi-triplo wasserbüffel suzuki-gt750a

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