2017 Disjointed – It’s the end of the world as we know it…. but the weather is fine: 21/22 January

Saturday, 21 Jan, 131 miles (211 km)

Day 1

There is no denying that Australia has a certain laid-back quality to its culture. Oh, everyone works hard… some of the longest hours in the OECD countries. But there really is a ‘she’ll be right’ mentality that pervades. Maybe it comes from the extreme summer heat… you can’t be all that fussed about things when it is too hot to move. Read more

2017 Disjointed – Return to the road – a temporary temperature reprieve: 18/19 February

Saturday, 18 Feb, 103 miles (166 km)

Day 1

There is a big, gaping blank spot on my ‘roads ridden’ map. And it’s really close to home. There is a section of land that occupies the middle of the “C” at the nearby massive Lake Hume that I just never get around to riding.

This weekend we are going to take care of part of that. The weather forecast this weekend is great – three days with highs in the 20sC – the first time that’s happened since last November. It will be a bit windy but it won’t be brutally hot! Let’s go! Read more

2017 Disjointed – Teeny roads going nowhere

Sunday, 5 Mar, 24 miles (39 km)

If the world were perfect, I would be heading out for an overnight ride today. But the world is not perfect. Earlier in the week, I spent a half hour working with a guy who had a very bad cold. He should not have been at work. But he was, and he was coughing and spluttering everywhere. No one told him that it is best to cough and sneeze into your elbow. I had to help him with software stuff on his computer.

You know where this is going. Read more

2017 Disjointed – Testing out the bike refurbishment: 12 March

Sunday, 12 March, 10 miles (16 km)

The best laid plans….

The original plan this weekend was to head off to Woomargama National Park on Friday after work and camp at the Samuel Bollard campsite on the Hume and Hovell Track. Then I would hang out Saturday while Nigel went four-wheel driving in the national park. Then, on Sunday, I would head off for a two-day ride to test out my bike refurbishment and pick up a couple new roads for my list. Read more