Recently biking has been restricted to just commuting too and from work. Last week was a bit of a change, because two days were spent going to look at vans and a third to actually pick one up. This meant biking up to Bury twice and then over to Bolton. I’d never done either route before, but it has to said that there is something to be said by a good climb to get you back in the mood for biking. Rode the Roadrat the first day but then had aching knees afterwards from pushing too high a gear. So for the other two days I switched to the ‘cross bike which is currently running on slicks and as predicted it was a far better option for the hills. It really motors along!