Great blog and wonderful photos. Nice to see you wearing high viz clothing and have high viz panniers on the bike. That sort of colouring kept me alive for years while I rode as part of my job. Here's a photo of the sort of bike I used to ride (not actually me in the photo). If I get a bike now it will be one of these BMW RT1200's. I'd even like to have the same reflective markings, minus the "Police" on there. Like I said, kept me alive for this long.