So the motorbikes are put away, and many of us are sitting here in the depths of winter. In some places it is cold outside and in others it is very wet. People from more southerly areas are still able to ride, but for most, winter is a time for staying off the bike.
So, what to do? If we cannot ride, we need to fill our time with doing other things. Some fettle their bikes, some find other things to do inside. I like to plan next summers bike trips and I am just coming to the end of that right now.
Maps are covering the floor and my desk.....
My laptop is on overload with routes. Choosing the best roads to fit together into one great tour is the key....
But, the best thing is, I really enjoy doing this as it increases the excitement level and makes me feel that the tour is nearer. So, for me, route planning really is nearly as good as actually riding the routes later.