(Hums along with Willie) As most of you would know, the last 8 months or more has been rather fraught, with the illness and passing of my mother-in-law, managing my wife's grieving, buying half her house from my wife's brother (after 40 years of renting), moving house, and sorting 40 years of stuff that we have accumulated being just part of the daily expectations. In all this process I have ridden the bike probably three or four times at the most, and have been reduced to starting it up regularly just to make sure the battery is still ok. What rides I have done have been local only, and have been against the background of the many distractions listed above. So last Sunday, with the garage pretty right, the house in order and life settling down to its new vistas, I decided to 'do the Putty'! I can't remember when I've enjoyed a ride more, at least recently. Maybe I needed a break, because everything felt fresh and exciting, and unlike my usual funereal pace, I was able to push along at a brisk rate. AND, having strained my back while moving, and having thought that the ride would aggravate it, in fact I came home with it feeling better than it had for a few months! So, more riding is called for.