Most weekends of the year so far were taken with packing, moving, cleaning the old place, cleaning the new place and unpacking. I spent so much energy on the weekends, I didn’t have much energy to ride on weekdays after work, as that has been crazy busy, too. I guess the greatest hazard for me is doing too much with too few ‘cylinders’ firing! I have been going for 5-7 km walks in the evenings each day after work though, exploring surrounding neighbourhoods on foot that I would be unlikely to ever ride through since they don’t really go anywhere.
We have come across some hazards, as below. Forgive me, as I didn’t get the bike in any of the photos it appears!
So Victoria has been plunged back into a 5-day lockdown. They have an outbreak related to one of the quarantine hotels in Melbourne. This time they’ve locked down the whole state instead of just Melbourne because it is too impractical to put up the ‘ring of steel’ around Melbourne for such a short time. This means we can only leave home for the 4 essential reasons (shopping for essentials, caring/caregiving, exercise and work you can’t do from home). We can only go 5km from home. Luckily, for me, if I leave home for exercise, I live within 5 kms of the border and NSW has no restrictions on. So the plan on Sunday is to go for a ride that direction where I can ride as far as I like once I get over the border. It’s been many months since we’ve had any cases here and we’ve never had any community transmission in this area.
So many people said 2021 would be so much better and I’ve been saying all along…. “it’s got a long way to run yet.” And so it does. Very grateful it’s not been a hazard where I live yet in the way so many places have experienced though.