Cycle Life Challenge #2 : Longford

It’s Autumn. Sometimes summer hangs on well into autumn. This year it loosened it’s grip on day 1 so the cold and COVID-19 eases its way in.

Tasmania has closed it’s borders to anyone not Tasmanian. Today a friend from Hobart is attempting to fly back from Hanoi. He has cut his cycling tour from Singapore through Myanmar and Laos to Vietnam short. His bike is packed and he has a ticket to fly. Let’s hope the plane does.

In case anyone is few up in self-isolation and wants to view a bit of somewhere else, Colin and I had a short tour last weekend when we cycled to Mole Creek. HERE is the story.

But this post should be about CLC 2020. Like everywhere, hoarders (boo .. hiss) have been busy emptying our supermarkets. When the supermarkets were emptied, the hoarders (hiss .. boo) started driving out of town and began emptying the small shops in small towns. So far the local IGA stores have kept stock on shelves (shhh – don’t tell anyone), although there is little toilet paper or tissues to be seen. So, is it worth a trip to the shops?

Here we go to find out : Click Here


Keep healthy everyone.

A bloke cycling in (mainly) Tasmania

10 response to "Cycle Life Challenge #2 : Longford"

  1. By: Kathleen Jones Posted: March 21, 2020

    The best of Longford. You certainly are showing us the highlights and we appreciate it.
    I just ordered a kit to convert my trike to an e-trike. The motor should be here Tuesday. The battery is supposed to be a week behind but we’ll see, since it comes from China I believe. It’ll be a while before I have it installed. SInce all my travel plans have been put on hold too there’s no hurry.
    -Yr Goddess

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: March 23, 2020

      Hi Kathleen. I wish you well with your conversion. I sometimes find that it would be nice to pedal along freely without the motor. Most times though it is good to have one. What I need is two trikes!

  2. By: NancyG Posted: March 22, 2020

    Yes, those (boo- hiss) hoarders are everywhere. I saw a potential way of avoiding that from happening.
    A photo on fb of a store in Denmark (my Dad’s home country ;’-)) selling a bottle of hand sanitizer for $4.00, Two for $95.00. Ingenious.

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: March 22, 2020

    Nice tour and photos — always enjoy the videos.

  4. By: The Navigator Posted: March 23, 2020

    Glad you got in the mini-tour, sucked that it had to really RAIN on that day and then have to sleep cold and wet.

    I thought you were never going to get across that road in the video… must have been everyone heading to the shops for the toilet paper.

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: March 23, 2020

      My breathing wasn’t crash hot after the rainy session. Had to work hard to tell people it wasn’t COVID-19.

  5. By: gregblood Posted: March 23, 2020

    Your videos are always so interesting, and your voice and actions are always so poised. You must be an actor or something.

    Those hens freaked me out. Before they showed up in the video, I thought that weird sound was somebody pumping the handle of one of those old rusty water pumps. And funny you should mention the hardware store with terrible service as I am currently having an issue with MY local hardware store. It’s been going on for two months now and it’s just too bizarre to explain here.

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: March 23, 2020

      Hi Greg.

      Thanks for your comments. Not an actor, just an IT geek. The hens fired up quite a few times overnight. Three groups – one in front of the tent, one to the right and one to the left. Bloody noisey.

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