The Map of Joy is now sporting souvenirs from Dalby, including the rather useful map and a delightful leather keyring from the Dalby Forest Visitor’s Centre. Nothing but the best for my board!
Full-suspension quest update! On the way back from Mr Toast’s parent’s, we took a detour via the Specialized Concept Store in Birmingham. We’d tried a couple of local Specialized dealers, but they’d either wanted a non-refundable 10% deposit to order one in (a bit risky for a bike I’d never even sat on!), or promised to get back to me, but never did. 🙁
But never fear! The staff at the concept store were awesome – after giving them a refundable deposit, they’ve ordered in a small Stumpjumper Elite, and are going to put me through their ‘BG Fit’ test…procedure…thing. I’ve got a good feeling about this one, even planning on naming the bike ‘Captain Stumpy’. Or perhaps ‘Professor Von Stumperson’.