Well colour sure beats black and white, I am old enough to remember when televisions became colour, wow, it was amazing. I used to ride my bike to my grandparents down the coast to look at their colour TV in amazement. Then later came digital photography, just after I bought a fancy SLR camera too. Off I’d go with the roll of film too the photo processor at the shopping centre and wait a couple of days then pay about a dollar a photo. How things have changed…for the better…for a change. The Kodachrome challenge I assume means finding bright and vibrant colours whilst riding your bike around your neighbourhood. A ballooning competition would make this easy but the Australian championships aren’t on in Northam for another 6 months so I’ll see what I can do. To start my post here’s some sunset photos I’ve taken on my ride home from work. I’m lucky to have flexitime at work which means I can pretty much come and go when it suits me so long as I work 37 and a half hours a week. To avoid the heat I’m leaving work at Midland to my home in Gooseberry Hill at about 5-30pm then it’s an hours ride home, with the last 20 minutes going back and forth up the Zig- Zag which is an old train track. The bonus is usually a great sunset with Kodachrome colours and the city lights becoming brighter as I head up the hill. Here’s some photos.
On one of my rides to the coast I stopped and checked out the annual ‘Sculptures by the Sea’ ,surely there will be lots of colour here.
Well since my last post I’ve been pretty active on the bike with lots of rides with the local cycle touring club, Wildhog rides on Saturday with mates, going to work and just riding around by myself in a leisurely fashion. I’m planning a ride to Albany on the south coast in April when it cools down. Alas, not everything is smooth sailing. After some recent gardening I upset my sciatica nerve in my back, I could barely get out of the bed in the morning for the first three days but slowly it warmed up and after about ten minutes I managed to walk around, it’s a lot better now and riding my bike is no problem although some of my upper right leg is still has some numbness. Also I recently got some mountain biking shoes, from my 15 year old son, as he’d out grown them, I think I’d better be very nice to him from now on.
Just recently I joined a few mates and their friends at a Texas holdem poker weekend at York 90kms east of Perth. Whilst they recovered from a late boozy gambling night I went riding around the countryside in the morning, it was quite cool ,25celsius, for March. Here’s the route below for my cycle to an isolated hotel for a steak sandwich.
Well I think I’ve crammed enough into one post.
Wishing you warmth and lots of cycling