A Taste of Summer Bike Ride
Distance: 20.45 km in 1 hr 18 mins 45 secs @ ave 14.9 kmph (speed to burn)
Running: nil ( again)
Weather: sunny, very warm, temp 27 degrees, humidity 25%, wind calm
Only 4 brave cyclists ventured out today, the rest of the group are still hiding under the salt bush. One day they will find a season that suits, obviously what lies ahead is not one of those seasons.
Nor was the one that has just passed, or the one from May to August. And the maggies season for dive bombing is close to an end as well.
I climbed out of my sick bed from Wednesday to make up the numbers and offer navigational instructions. In the absence of out lost and fearless leader, we are a group without a rudder, Captain Cook come back. End of this month we hope.
With much ado about where to go, we went south beside the river to Point Hut, then to Gordon, not the big hill behind the houses, Frazzle the Faller would have gone home, home is close. Instead, we stayed close to the main road to Namadgi National Park, turning east behind Banks just to find a hill. We soon found out where F the F was at, piked out at a small rise while BT, Earth Tremor and myself, deputy chief, went high to view the sights and hear the sounds of the Lanyon valley.
May have been the heat, may have been the slow pace, not a hint of a fall, couple of locked brakes on the dirt, really just a good fun day bike ride day.
More numbers would mean more excitement, but we don't need too much. Except for the nice girl cyclist on the Pine Is/Pt Hut track, that was excitement.