Dr JK phoned me from Hull.
"Hey mate, do want to meet up for lunch at a pub tomorrow?"
"Definitely mate. What about Bawtry? It's about halfway between you and me!"
"Okay, sounds good. Looking at GoogleMaps how about meeting at the Crown Hotel?"
"Good idea. 12 o'clock suit you?"
"Yep. See you at 12. I might bring CE."
"Good. See ya tomorrow at the Crown car park. Hope that CE can make it!"
Tomorrow is here and it is a fine spring morning. I looked outside the house. The day is cool, but clear and sunny.
That's the car out of the garage. Now for the bike.
I'm wearing my ThinkBikeSA vest. This little run to Bawtry in Yorkshire seems tame after my hot 7,210 km South African ride.
Maybe this place used to be a Friary. Perhaps Friar Tuck was here before King Henry VIII sold all the Friaries and Monastries and Abbatoirs (where abbots hang out). It's not far from here to Sherwood Forest!
Some people like pubs. I think that they are great institutions and keep the psychiatric hospital numbers down.
Having turned right at The Red Lion carry straight on past the Traveller's Rest and bear left at the Scarborough Arms.
Dr JK was on time and waiting for me in the pub car park. He had ridden from Kingston upon Hull. I arrived at 12:02 from Duffield, Derbyshire!
Dr JK and CE. Isn't being retired just great? Time-rich and lovely pubs to visit on our powerful motorbikes! Brilliant!
We have soooo much time - why not another photo? What the heck........and then after lunch we can maybe ride to Rainbow BMW and check out the new bikes and gear.
This would be my choice .... a brand new BMW R1200GS Adventure. Having ridden a similar bike in South Africa for 7,210 km (4,480 miles) I can recommend it. All you need is about £12,000. Time to go home. It has been an OK day!