Back Street Heroes : 2020-09-01

SHED BUILT : 72 : 72


It was a real relief to get outside the environs of That London, and be able to dial in 80-ish (sorry, sorry, 70mph, officer, of course), and let the big Suzuki motor just seem to float along effortless­ly for the 70-plus miles back to (semi) rural Suffolk. Motorways are, I always feel, a kind of game of strategy – you try to maintain a more or less constant speed, and not accelerate or brake hard (preferably not brake at all, just control your speed on the throttle), without carving anyone up, getting carved by them, or blocking the outside lanes. It’s not as easy as it sounds, but it’s a pleasant way of making long motorway journeys that bit more enjoyable, and helps to keep you awake, too. A few weeks later, after various jaunts round the country in the van (so that I can kip in the back of it – can’t sofa-surf like I used to in this day and age), I got another chance to do some miles on the Kat. A few weeks previously, on one of mine and the good lady’s days out, we’d been to Ness Point in Lowestoft, the most easterly point on the UK mainland, and then come home along the A1120 Tourist Route between Yoxford and Stowmarket, so I decided to do the journey in the opposite direction – a quick blast from ‘ere down the A14 to the second 72 OCTOBER 2020