December Challenge: Reds – Rural Style

The guys and I managed a short overnight ride to Beechworth on Wed/Thurs. We saw some reds along the way – though not in the concentration that you get in towns. If the challenge is ever brown or green, boy do I have an extensive range to work with. You can read about our ride and see all of the red photos HERE.

Nerdy chick in Australia who loves to ride and is accompanied by the crew: 'The Commander' Verne and the 'Mental Health Specialist' Kermit.

13 response to "December Challenge: Reds – Rural Style"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: December 5, 2019

    SAM — formerly known as the Roaring Forties?

    Looks like a fantastic ride, and you got your photo of Kermit! 🙂
    The landscape does look prettier there — I find similar here, other areas just seem to have better views.

    C’mon Zithromax for sure! New Dr. and meds seem very encouraging for your recovery. 🙂

    • By: The Navigator Posted: December 6, 2019

      Oh, they are still the Roaring Forties, they just apparently move up a bit into the Thirties. SAM is the term for the weather phenomenon that shifts them. If they are this bad here, I can’t imagine what Tony is dealing with in Tasmania!

      Kermit was pretty happy to have so much fun at the cafe, though Verne probably was a bit miffed about not being the centre of attention. And yes, I hope this is the beginning a good, or at least better, health trajectory.

  2. By: Scooter Posted: December 5, 2019

    That really is good news, Em. Cause for some real optimism. And that’s an amazing shot of the splash of red far off in th distance. It’s really amazing what the eye can pick up and the brain can interpret.

    • By: The Navigator Posted: December 6, 2019

      Thanks, Scott. I hope everything will start to fall together now. So sorry I haven’t been keeping up with your latest travels – I just haven’t had the energy to do much outside of drag myself to work and back for awhile now. I hope it’s been an excellent tour.

  3. By: NancyG Posted: December 6, 2019

    As with everyone here — I am so happy for you to now know the cause of that backsliding health issue and will now be seeing some rebuilding of your strength and stamina. All good news for you.

    • By: The Navigator Posted: December 6, 2019

      Thanks, Nancy. I hope you are getting some decent days to ride between wet periods. I look forward to seeing all the different reds that you’ll find this month. You are already off to a flying start!

  4. By: Bill Stone Posted: December 7, 2019

    I’m glad to hear thing are looking up, at least a little, health-wise. You do amazingly terrific bike rides, better than most fully healthy folks, and absolutely incredible considering your challenges. Keep on pedaling.

    • By: The Navigator Posted: December 8, 2019

      Thanks, Bill – that’s very kind – but I still find it frustrating that I can only do less than a quarter of my healthy capacity – regardless of what general members of society do or don’t. I’m doing all I can to try to improve though, so fingers crossed I see lots of improvement in the next 12 months!

  5. By: NancyG Posted: December 8, 2019

    What Bill said. ;’-)

  6. By: Seasidejanet Posted: December 10, 2019

    Always good to see you out on the road……..I sure everyone is having a few down days with the death of Caroll Spinney. Am glad you got your Aging Frog photo…..and as always the ‘float’ was beautiful. Take care and hope you’re feeling better.

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