Poor Big Red has been much neglected over the Summer. Neglecting a bike in Okinawa is particularly cruel as moth and rust really corrupts over here er especially rust. Anyway I gave her a good curry combing and feed of oats. I also hammered on new 27×1 1/4in front horseshoe, which I bought in Montreal as Japanese bikes have 26in hooves. I polish her saddle.
It is a beautiful day. The temperature and humidity have returned to cool and dry.
I take Big Red for a brisk canter up to the corner shop to buy some milk, beer and beni sorga. I am fat and scant of breath. Oh dear.
The day is so beautiful that, although I am very knackered subsequent to too two? much activity of late, I set off for an adventure in the Lagoon of Wonder in front of the house. The water is colder so I wear a full wet suit for the first time since May. Wet suits add buoyancy. Stupidly I do not add any weight resulting in difficulty getting under the sea and once down, a constant battle against floating up to the surface. This, plus being ill and scant of breath make it a frustrating dive.
I do however see some nice things and it is very different from Montreal.