Saturday, April 23, 2016

riding, sewing and a long weekend

 been awhile!  Ive been busy riding.  Did Lake Mountain 113km ride about a month ago.  Rode around King Lake a few weeks ago, was bit over 90km from memory... then last Sunday I took part in the first ever women's only ride.  We were blessed with excellent weather and had the most amazing route.  We rode from Wandin cherry farm through the 1 in 20  which is from the basin to Sassafrass... then through to Monbulk.... I rode past Mrs Martins!  I wanted to stop and take a photo but was on a time line!

I know that many locals were not happy about the event due to the road closures, I was very surprised at the amount of closures that we had (I was not upset personally, it was great having no cars up my butt).  The event went so well and we didn't want for anything,  we had challenging hills and the last 25kms were the hardest of the entire 100km event.

Tomorrow we are off to Euroa for ride the ranges..... my bestie and I did this last year, but only did the 85km route.... tomorrow we tackle the 130km... and we are taking with us another 8 people!!
 Sewing wise?  I have been doing the noisy ones best friends 18th quilt... she loves capt America so this is the back.  and theres the front below......
 I have also been doing the splendid sampler..... I am well behind in my blocks.... thought i would get some done today... nope.  Ended up going to a cat adoption day (oh my I nearly came home with 2 more beautiful kitties!) and then to westies to spend more of my money and not on me!
We are having a long weekend down under.  This is for our ANZAC day.  The froglet and I went to the spirit of ANZAC earlier in the year.  She is going to the dawn service at our nearby Army barracks on Monday as she has a pass to get into the base due to the boyfriend.

I usually ride and think about those who have served our country and those still protecting us.