CLC 2018 Ride #4

We have had quite a bit of rain recently.  Nothing like in Queensland but enough to water the garden .. several times over.  When it stopped and the wind died out I though “I haven’t ridden to Carrick recently”.

It’s a decent ride, there is a Cafe for lunch – so I went for Ride #4 to support the Carrick community and keep their Cafe going.  Only things didn’t quite work out as expected.

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A bloke cycling in (mainly) Tasmania

5 response to "CLC 2018 Ride #4"

  1. By: Seasidejanet Posted: March 29, 2018

    Nice ride Tony……the raised strawberry rows were interesting. Think the workers must really enjoy not needing to bend over for picking and tending to them. Workers around here still need to break their backs (you know those jobs everyone wants). Our farms that have the big plastic coverings are usually raspberry and blackberry farms.

    Isn’t it interesting how we get to know folks on our regular rides. We have people like you that we see daily and if we don’t see them for awhile we wonder if they are ok. Usually they turn up….take care.

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: March 30, 2018

      We have a lot of fruit pickers from Vanuatu this year. The usual backpackers stayed away due to possible changes in the tax laws. They really must benefit from the waist high trays.

      Re the old chap – drove through Carrick today and he was back sitting on his pusher happily waving to passers by.

  2. By: The Navigator Posted: April 1, 2018

    Nice write-up Tony – I like your battery indicator legs. A 55 km ride surely went a long way to your weekly goal, too. We’ve not received any rain since the nice two-day event last weekend. Just sun and 28 or 29 every day since and for the foreseeable future. Autumn really is the most wonderful season around these parts. Hope you get a few more warm, sunny ones before the end of the season.

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: April 2, 2018

      Thanks Em. It’s rather cooler than 28 – 29’s here, struggling to get into the 20s. The winds have also decided to go to “boisterous – Level 1”. Today’s ride was out against the wind and then back with wind assist. In fact I was blown down Rumble at an impressive 49.5 kph with absolutely no pedalling. When the wind is an easterly it hits you head on going down Rumble and I can just get into the early 30s if I pedal all the way down.

      I trust you will be able to get a few rides in now Easter is over and you will be able to keep “throttled back” as you ride. I can imagine The Crew shouting “Faster” as they enjoy speed – how frustrating for them who have never known a day’s illness in their lives.

  3. By: Kathleen Jones Posted: April 5, 2018

    Tony dear,

    All good in the requirements department. Even your Goddess sometimes forgets to photograph the proof of purchase. We’re relaxed about that.

    And indicator legs – we think you may have something there. Very funny.

    – Yr Goddess

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