My challenge to self for 2019 was to cycle 6,000 kilometers in the year. “Ride with GPS” kept my totals with a difference between two of the 2019 counters. I could not work out why this was so. By yesterday I was still short by one of the measures but a ride this morning on the last day of the year made sure BOTH counters were over 6,000k.
I have been missing in action for the November and December challenges. Mainly due to reduced riding owing to the shitty winds we have been experiencing and the need to get the trike fitted with a legal sized motor. Both these problems have gone away but now we face the fire season! Tassie so far has less troublesome fires than those in Victoria, NSW, WA and Queensland. We hope it stays that way. As I write this there is a report on TV of a fully loaded fire truck being picked up and flipped end over end by a fire tornado. One crew member died. These Victorian fires are huge and doing strange things. Colin and I will seriously check the situation in March and make a decision about our Victorian trike tour then. Hopefully the fire threat will have abated.
Here is a link to my last Blog post for 2019. It covers the problems E-Bike expert Phil encountered when exchanging motors plus more detail of riding to win the challenge.
I wish everyone a Happy New Year for 2020. Thanks for all your 2019 posts – it is always interesting to see and read about where others ride. I will set a New Year resolution to do better!