Today I gave the Lean Mean Green Machine its first airing…up and down the cul-de-sac a few times. For the first time in 10 years I was on the public highway (just) on a bike. There is a video of this momentous event but, given that I didn’t fall off or even lurch significantly towards gardens or parked cars, it seemed fairly pointless putting it on the blog. In fact after the work I’d done on a spin bike the past few years the whole process was fairly effortless. The big test will come when I take it out onto the roads – and I have to figure out how to use the gazillions of gears that are provided. Best of all it has a dinky little bell! 😀 (apparently, by law, its not allowed out of the bike shop without one 😯 ) Which reminds me I wish those a*******s who fly past me and The Fatdog on the footways had kept theirs on!