The Brick Challenge

The website Cycle365 is currently running a challenge to: Take a photo of a brick, and say something about it.  Or compose an ode to it, or sing a song about it and include a video.  Probably should include a bike in the photo as long as you’re at it.

I have not cycled too much since the Adelaide ride and certainly had not been out on the Brompton. I had a field vision test scheduled in Launceston this week, there are a few bricks in that town and I had Brompton to ride – to read what happened please click here

And now – the weekly “catch-up”.

It was good on the Launceston ride to use Brompton again and I decided to take it to Deloraine for the Friday River Road ride. May have been a mistake! I really haven’t ridden that bike for several weeks and propelling it uses different muscles than those used when riding a recumbent. It was a 6°C morning, mist hanging about, cool breeze and by the end of the ride – quite sore legs! It’s the hills on the 20k ride that makes you work for it. Coffee was taken inside the Empire Hotel sitting by the log fire instead of sitting outside in the sun as we have been doing during the summer.

On Saturday, Colin and I rode across to Evandale for lunch. Sue joined us at the Bakery and we sat in the sun in the courtyard enjoying a calm, sunny not foggy day. Exiting the courtyard we found Colin’s Warrior had a flat tyre. Luckily it held air for a while so the journey back involved a few stops to reinflate the tyre.

We got back in time for Colin to vote – it’s Australia’s federal election today – Sue and I having voted earlier. We were pleased to see the local Scouts had organised a “democracy sausage” stand – well done!!

Author: antc1946

Born in 1946 I learnt to cycle about 10 years later. On a bike with rods connecting brake levers to the brakes - anyone remember those? I emigrated to Australia (from the UK) in 1974 and moved to Tasmania in 1984. Bicycles were in my life for most of that time although sometimes they were replaced by motorised two wheels for a bit more excitement. On reaching 70 I decided to stick to pedal power but in 2019 an electric recumbent made an appearance. It is good!

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