Not sure if this should be in the chat forum or here so here goes -
After possibly the hardest couple of years of my life and not going out riding at all in about 6 months things are finally coming together.
I really wanted to say thanks to everyone, over the year, for all the advice regarding jobs, engagements and more importantly dealing with my partner becoming ill and moving to a new area due to this.
Over the last few months me and Claire, as you know got engaged, and I finally secured my teaching position. At one point we stood to lose our house and were told we may never be able to have children. We've now had news this isn't the case and, with the correct medication, we can after all try for a family.
During all of this I've not had the energy or desire to get the bike finished or getting out to ride.
Now there is light at the end of the tunnel and we can start trying to enjoy life again.
I'm finishing building the bike today, treat myself to some new pikes, and Claire has her last weekly hospital visit for a month. Sometimes my priorities were wrong and I've learnt a fair few lessons too.
So a big thank you to everyone who has given advice, or told me to man up, you really don't know how much this site and keeping me occupied has meant to me.
Hopefully I'll get out on the next pootle or meet up with a few local riders.