I checked ............. it IS still springtime! So it is possible to venture outside. The sun is moving north. It is heading for the Tropic of Cancer.
Then back on the motorbike and ride north towards Red Lane. I make a right turn just beyond that 30 sign ......
..... and head towards the M1, M18, M180 to make the rendezvous at Willingham Woods, on the A631 Louth Road, just beyond Market Rasen - at 11:00 a.m.
At 11:00 a.m. I made the rendezvous. C.E. & J.K. were there already! Aprilia and Beemer. They had ridden from Beverley and Hull respectively.
C.E. was navigator today. We were going to have a spin around the villages of Lincolnshire and then stop for lunch at Ludford Cafe.
A bit like the Little Karoo, there are ostriches in Lincolnshire believe it or not! This is the entrance to an Ostrich farm! I have also seen emus, llamas, alpacas and guinea fowl on farms in this country!
Note the ThinkBikeSA vest! You may have to enlarge the pic! I am very proud of my S.A. bib. It reminds me of my recent 7,210 km ride in South Africa.
Dr J.K. waits patiently for me to take pictures. Well quite patiently - I see he has got off his bike and is probably wondering when we can all get on with the ride!
My father served with 44 (Rhodesia) Squadron at R.A.F. Waddington during WWII. Waddington is not far from here. 44 also flew Lancasters. 617 Squadron was the famous Dam Buster squadron. Richard Todd, the actor who played Wing Commander Guy Gibson, died recently in Lincolnshire.
This is the Cross Keys pub. We didn't have lunch here, but maybe next time if we are in this neck of the woods!
Too soon it was time to go. I had a 95 mile ride home from here. I fork off left. They go right. "Bye Chris."
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