Cycle Challenge-Old and Decrepit

Well school holidays were coming to a close and Joshi really wanted to go ten pin bowling and humiliate his old man on the bowling alley (it ended up 1 all).
It was fun even with the young kids next alley getting over-excited and the other neighbours (old folks and their carers) bowling down our lane. Afterwards we went to the Margaret River Chocolate Factory to share a big slice of cake with coffee. They have a big bowl of free tasting chocolate pieces which young children love to shove their hand into and even stick the spoon in their mouths some times Ewwww. Free food, toddlers and irresponsible parents, not a good combination. Apparently the spoon is cleaned every half an hour though. So why did I have some when Joshi offered them to me. Maybe it’s because you can’t see germs. I survived anyway.
It was a beautiful, sunny day about 20 degrees so I decided to cycle home though the Swan Valley wine region and take some photos with my bike of anything that’s old, rusty and decrepit (apart from me that is). This is my entry in the Cycle 365 monthly challenge.

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I live in the hills just east of the city of Perth, Western Australia and I've loved cycling all my life, From riding to primary school when I was 8 years old to cycle touring as a grumpy old man. Cycling is freedom on two wheels and I love getting on my bike at any opportunity.

6 response to "Cycle Challenge-Old and Decrepit"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: July 14, 2018

    Interesting old machinery, and a nice ride!
    Tree with pink flowers works for me — that, I can possibly remember. πŸ™‚

  2. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: July 15, 2018

    Thanks Rich, I thought it might be tough finding old rusty stuff, no problem in the end. I’ll try and find a corn field for you.

  3. By: Bill Stone Posted: July 15, 2018

    Nice ride, and nice selection of old stuff. Not so sure about that communal spoon in the chocolate! πŸ˜‰

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: July 17, 2018

      Well the spoon is there to scoop up the chocolate pieces and pour them into your hand…well that’s the theory anyway. Hope Santa Rosa doesn’t make the news again this year.

  4. By: The Navigator Posted: July 17, 2018

    Nice ride – I read an article on the ABC about how they want to turn the whole of Guildford into a historic district. Very interesting read. I don’t think anyone could force me to use that communal chocolate spoon though…..

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: July 17, 2018

      Guildford is a really nice spot, a traditional village in amongst the suburbs and has that olde worlde appeal and is surrounded by river floodplains. It deserves some preservation andunfortunately they’ve built some new inappropriate buildings there too. The historic district would be a good move.

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