Just a short run today. A week since we got back from the Somme and Pepe needed a wash'n'brush up.
I togged up and with a plasttic bottle of cleaner bungeed on the rack I headed for the jet wash.
The idea was to get the worst of the French crud off from under the engine, mudguards and if course the easy-corrode wheels that Triumph preferred to fit.
The wash machine has changed and takes £1 coins and you get three minutes. There are six options from jet to wax and rinsing.
In the end and £2 later it all looked good. Ten minutes later I knew I had to do it by hand again when it was cold! At least the mud and crud was gone.
As it was sunny the wax rinse dried in streaks. I had a ride to Tesco to fill up with their 3p a litre cheaper 95 unleaded, then a tour around Folkestone to check out the football ground for the next home game and then home along the coast drive.
It was some two hours later when I went out with a bucket and some Simoniz suds to clean the exhausts and the streaky bits.
Then after a mere 13 miles today, Pepe went back to bed. Hopefully I can get out tomorrow.