At last! I can post something on this thread again!
My last ride on my Street Triple was back on January 4th, a day before I became seriously ill and needed to spend all this time learning to live a normal life again.
Every single day since then I have been working towards getting back on the bike, even when it seemed it was never going to be possible. I couldn't imagine not getting better and there's nobody as stubborn as a thwarted biker, so here I am again.
After a very nervous few moments getting the bike out of the shed I set off for a long overdue MOT and right away I remembered exactly why I love this bike so much. Despite the muddy, wet lane, the constant drizzle and the heaps of wet leaves lurking everywhere I was soon feeling as if I'd never been away from it.
It passed with no advisories (I knew it would as Ouzo Street had visited between lockdowns, to make sure it wasn't suffering too much neglect while I couldn't look after it) and then I was off for my first proper ride.
60 miles later I got it back into the shed, took my boots off and fell asleep in a chair with big smile on my face.
Feeling great and can't wait for tomorrow. A full tank of fuel and a new MOT makes everything look possible.