This post is brought to you by a combination of moderately warm spring weather and a complete lack of discipline on my part. as usual.

When the Easter break came and the weather forecast showed sunshine or at least what cyclists refer to as ‘NAR’ (Not Actually Raining), it theoretically meant we could spray the slowly emerging Randonneur bike without worrying about the rain.

Of course in reality the choice between riding a bike and painting a bike generally came down on the option that meant exploring new places. I mean, I’m supposed to be doing a century this year and I need to build up my mileage…

If you say that fast enough it almost sounds convincing.

However, eventually Elder Son and I got ourselves into gear, and finally the Randonneur is dark red.

Now We’re working on wheels, and getting thoroughly ambitious about transfers…