Let’s sneak another sign in

I am always learning.  I always thought the Equinox were on the 21st of the March and September and was wondering why the 23rd.   So I Googled and saw that the Spring (Australia) Equinox was the same as the US Autumn one – the 23rd.  So I missed out on relevant pictures as I focussed on the 21st.

BUT I did manage to get this sign when riding the Magnum down to the Ferry in Melbourne.

The Main Yarra Track was running parallel with the City Link freeway at this point and the sign related to the freeway not the bike path.  Had me wondering what was ahead for a minute though.  A “height detection device” – hope it’s not one of those bars you see across the entry to car parks.

The tale of a Magnum being removed from Melbourne is here.

I reckon posts will escalate shortly when Coffeeneuring begins on the 12th October.  I hope I do a better job at keeping up with what you are all doing as we get busy seeking coffee and writing our reports!

A bloke cycling in (mainly) Tasmania

4 response to "Let’s sneak another sign in"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: September 26, 2018

    Have not heard of a “Height Detection Device”, but might come in handy at our ferry boarding docks as they charge extra for a certain height. For all I know, they may have one of these devices near the ticket booth and I just don’t know what they look like ;’-). Interesting to ponder —- and to look for the next ferry trip I take.

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: September 26, 2018

      I have seen videos from bridge cameras. Incidents occur like the bridge scraping everything off the top of a caravan! Air con, antennas, hatches and sometimes the roof itself. I suspect that’s what the height detection thingie is about. Just what you do on a freeway when told you are too high to go under a bridge I don’t know!

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: September 27, 2018

    Yep, days in the month, year, leap years, speed in orbit, rotation of the earth — all comes into play figuring out when the Equinoxes and Solstices occur — beyond me how it is all figured out!

    Magnum looks good! And an interesting voyage back home with it — thanks!

    Ive only seen one tadpole trike here. A guy would take his dog for walks down a rural road with it.
    From what {little} I understand about tadpoles, it is important your feet dont slip off the pedals?

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: September 27, 2018

      “Leg suck” is what that is called, Rich. The feet slip off the pedals, hit the road and the trike runs over them. A problem with either tadpole or frog trikes. There are reports of very nasty breaks to feet and ankles from such an episode. I use cleats when riding which prevents slippage and holds the feet onto the pedals without extra energy being used. And I need all my energy to propel the thing forward!

      I read up on it after my feet slipped off a couple of times back in May (luckily with no injury) and soon after I fitted clip-in pedals.

      My dog has no intention of walking beside or getting on the trike. Apparently it is a thing that eats small dogs in his mind.

Leave a Reply