Monthly Challenge – An Ore-ful post


It’s my favourite rock on my bike seat. It’s a Banded Ironstone (but rock size, unlike one of the challenge entries), it’s from 1000kms north in the Pilbara region. It’s over a billion years old, full of iron ore (about 60 %) and millions of tonnes of it is sent to China from WA to produce steel every year. On my New Years Day ride I rode to the beach and deviated to visit the Ore Obelisk or Rock Kebab in the city. It commemorates the one millionth resident of Western Australia (now 2.5 million) and all the minerals mined in this state.

Here is the rest of my ride and my cycling 2019 round up.

Wishing everyone a great 2020 (especially Green Bay Packer, West Coast Eagle and Minnesota Twin fans)





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.

13 response to "Monthly Challenge – An Ore-ful post"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: January 10, 2020

    Oh, you inadvertently missed the Seattle Seahawks.

    The rest of your post was great — love the obelisk.

    • By: gregblood Posted: January 10, 2020

      This week I can honestly say “GO SEAHAWKS!”

        • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: January 10, 2020

          Looks like the Seahawks will freeze to death
          GO PACK GO

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: January 10, 2020

      Not very tasty.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: January 10, 2020

    Now THAT is one of the neatest things Ive even seen!
    I believe the banded iron formations around the world all formed at approximately the same time — including the Mesabi Range in the great state of Minnesota.

    Enjoyed your cycling year in photos — have a great 2020!

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: January 10, 2020

      Thanks Rich. It’s a beautiful rock alright. Probably more around 2 billion years old and they’re all over the ground up there.

      catch ya later.

      PS sorry couldn’t get a closer picture of the information board for the Rock Kebab but I’ve just included a closer view of the Kebab for you.

      • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: January 11, 2020

        Thanks! That is a great idea for an obelisk.
        Bill had posted one made of bicycle parts that was pretty cool too — don’t recall exactly where it is.

  3. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: January 11, 2020

    It’s a beauty. Hope you’re adjusting to the cold again.

  4. By: The Navigator Posted: January 12, 2020

    I love the ore kebab – I think they need a map on the ground with the topography showing all the big holes those rocks come from.

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: January 14, 2020

      There is a information board with map at the base of the kebab but the photo resolution wasn’t so good

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