Sadly, some people dump rubbish by the roadside. The council’s are doing more to clean up and I do a little by picking up bottles to prevent glass from being spread about. I just wish the minority who dump would think before they throw.
The weather shut things down early this week. Grey and wet or grey and threatening wet is not conducive to riding. Later it got better.
Front picture “has the red light on the camera gone off yet?”.
When things bicycle go well, I can cope. When things aren’t quite right, I mostly struggle and scour YouTube for advice. I am not a natural mechanic.
Featured ride. Deloraine to Huntsman Dam.
This was a ride of two distinct parts. Part 1 – a slow push into headwind and then uphill. Part 2 – a rush downhill and then racing back to Deloraine.
Monday’s ride of the Magnum to the Ferry in Melbourne was documented in my previous Post. This is an extra picture of an artistically decorated toilet that can be found along Melbourne’s Southbank. It provokes the question – Is Graffiti Art?
Back in Tasmania, for the rest of the week the Magnum was my bike of choice!
With apologies to Britney.
You can probably guess from my last post what this is about. Yes, I went to Melbourne and came home with a Greenspeed Magnum recumbent trike. Exact age is unknown but it is thought to have travelled around 2,500 kilometers – so, if true, it is just run-in! This is the story of the trip.
I expected the replacement freewheel to arrive later in the week so, to get the kilometers in and hit the 3,500 k number this week, I rode the Bishopsbourne, Armstrong Lane loop first and, the next day, out to Carrick. The Armstrong Lane loop is interesting. Why does it always seems hillier going anticlockwise through Bishopsbourne than going clockwise? I have recently tackled it both ways and I still don’t know. Obviously the climbing and descents must be the same but it certainly feels less hilly turning left off Bishopsbourne Road and looping clockwise.