The new fork spring made all the difference although there were occasions, on very bad road surfaces, when the front suspension seemed to bottom out slightly. But it was so much better than on previous occasions - what do you expect with a broken spring, though?
Everywhere, around here, the oil seed rape fields are very colourful as you can see from the picture. And there are primroses, cowslips and bluebells in bloom too.
Chris and Bob Clarke, motorcycle dealers, had been in these premises for as long as I can remember, although it used to be a garage with petrol sales before that.
Demolition was even continuing on Good Friday and Easter Sunday! And our premier, David Cameron, tries to get us believe we're a Christian nation!
The only thing big business worships these days is money, it seems!
Not any more though.
I became friends with the owner, Benny, a few weeks before he sold out to Morrisons, and bought a 'Bulletrpoof' biker's jacket and armoured jeans from him.
It's so sad it's all gone now. All in the name of progress!