.....and all the neighbours are sunbathing. There are herds of Wildebeest sweeping majestically across Sainsbury's car park and.....oh hell, I can't keep this up. It's lagging it down ok? I went to look at some bikes today and as I came out of the first shop someone emptied a reservoir onto South Manchester. Maybe someone's trying to tell me something. The last cycle I owned had 5, that's right, it's not a typo, it had 5 gears and dropped bars, and did I look the Dog's or whatever we called it then. I think it was a Sun and I looked pretty good, until I saw my first 10 - speeder. Then I was depressed, but then came a new kind of 'bike but this one had Kawasaki on the side and an engine. A lot of years have passed and so I thought I'd better take advantage of the Cyclescheme thingy before it disappeared in all the latest budget cuts. I'm trying to give up the evil weed especially as I had a Femoral Arterial By-pass in May and see cycling as a step on the road to keeping some modicum of fitness. Stand by for all sorts of banal questions that everybody (except me of course) knows the answer to. Thank you in anticipation for your forebearence.