This picture has absolutely nothing to do with recent cycling. It is a sculpture from Strathalbyn in South Australia featuring one of their ‘sons’, Kenny Blake. A famous motorcycle racer who won 11 championships in the 1970s and competed at the Isle of Man. During his retirement race at the IOM in 1981 his machine aquaplaned, slid off the road and Kenny was killed.
This sculpture is a 1:1 scale model of bike and rider, made of motorcycle parts and tools but no part is where it should be. Enlarge the picture. Take a close look. See how clever it is. Why shown here? Because it’s a work of art. Why this week? I found the picture when looking through my South Australia photograph album on a grey Monday morning this week.
Continue reading “A bit of this and that and a name for Blue Magnum”
It’s still winter down here. This week has been full of days dawning cold – bird bath freezing cold – at 7.00am. By 10.00am the sun has thawed the ice and frost making it warm enough to start cycling
Continue reading “Off and into the Norfolk Plains once more”
My 2019 cycling challenge is/was to cover 6,000 kilometers in the year. By 30th June I was half way there. Then things happened!
Continue reading “Reboot my 2019 Challenge”
After our trip to southern Tasmania, Sue and I both caught the shitty cold that is circulating the state. Much coughing and stuffed up heads for 2 weeks for me. After that, the weather has been objectionable. So, all in all nothing much has happened.
BUT all that changed on Friday!
Continue reading “I’ve been quiet for nearly a Month.”
Well, that’s looking on the bright side! June has been underwhelming in distance travelled but … hey … 3,000 kilometres and 6 more months to go!!
Continue reading “50% through 2019 – 50% distance covered.”
Here is another picture taken at the Longford jetty – this time looking down the South Esk river. Another sunny but cold day.
Continue reading “Another week of Tasmanian pottering on a trike”
By Saturday I had logged 1 kilometre in “Ride with GPS”. Actually I had ridden 27 kilometers but, what with one thing and another, only 1 was captured as proof!
Continue reading “The “Drier than Normal” weather has yet to arrive!”