So my fisherman bought me for christmas a solar monkey! He was so pleased with himself for finding something for me that I will be able to use on my next great Vic adventure. I am rather chuffed too as this will help me charge my garmin and phone with ease.
Today I rode out at 6am to avoid the heat.... we did 60km and rewarded ourselves with a frozen spider... and yes these arent on my diet either....
I hope that everyone is in a cool spot today in the heat and for those on the other side of the pond that you are snuggled up watching the snow fall.
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
People were arriving in cars and bus loads... the bikes were transported by cattle trucks! I was amazed the first time I went on a GVBR at how well the whole thing is run and once again I was in awe of the way the volunteers managed to co ordinate the whole shebang.
Day one was Halls Gap to Dunkeld. 72km with a nice little climb about halfway.
Day two Dunkeld to Mortlake. 89km.
Day 3 was the longest day 100km mortlake to the 12 apostles just outside Port Campbell. I enjoyed this day as I had driven along these roads many years ago when I used to take the girls on holidays to Port Campbell.
The traffic picked up as we got closer to our final destination and the riders all seemed to take their time not wanting their journey to finish.
Next years ride is starting at Wilsons Promontory down Gippsland way and finishing in Trafalgar. 517kms
Friday, November 25, 2016
Thursday, October 6, 2016
This year we have a new target. 160km. Rosebud and return to Alexandra gardens. Just under a year ago I had my accident which took me off my bike for over 10 weeks. With help from my friends, a physio and my own rehab at the local pool I was back on my bike for christmas day.
I have been working my way back, increasing my distances. I did a 150km ride to Lancefield in winter.. man that was chilly.
Sunday is looking rather windy... and unfortunately its not going to be a tailwind home. 80km of resistance training!
Have been doing some work on the froglets quilt... only a few more long seams to go.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
So I had a quiet day, had lunch with some friends and family and then had another small dinner with some family and friends at a new local Vietnamese place which was really good.
I went for a cheeky ride the other day, the sun was out so I didn't put long legs on.... was able to wear my new velosocks.
The fisherman/mamil bought me some new wheels. For the non cyclists out there.. these ARE the bomb! I'm really happy with them and he did a great job to surprise me.
my quilting buddies surprised me even more, they had bought me a gift voucher from my local bike shop. Then the shop had a sale! I scored big time with shoes, sunnies and new knicks.Some of you have figured out that I often can be seen with odd socks on. The noisy one bought a heap of new nail polish.. I couldn't decide on a colour!And finally from the vegie patch... a MASSIVE cauliflower, modelled here by the froglet!
Friday, July 22, 2016
The noisy one is on her first placement in aged care, she seems to be enjoying doing 'nursing' rather than reading about it.
I'm also about to join the 50 club! eekkkkk.