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”
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!”
Drier than normal means more clear days and clear nights. Clear nights means frost. We had a good frost on Wednesday and you can see the bird bath has frozen enough to support the weight of my morning coffee. Coffee on the rocks.
Continue reading “A “drier than normal” Winter predicted”
It’s June 1st today – first day of winter. The last week in May has been really good riding weather with no wind, sunny days and not too frosty in the morning. This was good – I needed to get a few ks in to up the count for the month.
Continue reading “Brilliant weather for end May”