Archive for November 2012
This weekend Brian told me he rode the Emu Bridge Road circuit (the tri course begins and ends at the Senior Cit’s flag pole) in forty-something minutes. He was happy because it was a blistering pace, with a rare tail wind that had him pushing high 40s for whole minutes back into town. ‘You should be able to do it in … 45 flat I reckon.’
45? Let’s see!
First ride back since having a surgery update to my right eye.
24.8km / 42:18 / 35.2 km/h
You can tell it’s Benalla because the freeway overpasses appear as spikes on the elevation profile.
Yesterday I managed to hook up a loop through the wind farm on the outskirts of my parents’ home town. I’ve been trying to piece a ride together out there for maybe a year now. It’s beautiful country, and dead quite roads. I saw a one-eyed farmer who looked like a pirate, a few old (Model T/A) Fords, a bunch of sheep, a bunch or turbines, a lot of broken down old houses, some dead foxes and one burned down ruin.
And not much else. Perfect.
Those are sheep up the road. Stupid, stupid animals.
This is where I saw the sheep. Look out to the right, it’s beautiful country.
You can see it relatively clearly in this photo — the fold in the paper after the left turn at Harrison’s Rd. That’s the fold I didn’t see during the ride, that concealed the next three turns. I got two of them right and the next one wrong. The resulting detour was exactly the right kind of lost to be.
This is going to be a great bonfire some day.
A little Vitamin G on the shortcut home.
86 km / 547 m / ~3:00 hrs including stops for sheep, directions and photos.