Not a damn good rock shot, but we’re on the board

Finally, the wind pushed out the smoke long enough to get a ride in. We also managed to find a rock. Living on the alluvial flats means it is hard to find anything but cobblestones. But the guys and I finally managed a ride over 15kms this year – it’s just been too smoky to do anything more before this. Check it all out HERE.

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

14 response to "Not a damn good rock shot, but we’re on the board"

  1. By: Suzanne Posted: January 19, 2020

    What an encouraging ride! Such good news. Are you out on your new bike now?

    • By: The Navigator Posted: January 19, 2020

      I’ve been riding the new bike on short rides to keep the sealant distributed in the tyres. But I’ve been too unwell since I brought it back to put it to real use. Today I did get the go-ahead from my doc to start rebuilding my fitness and doing more challenging rides after I do another two rounds of antibiotics. So I should be able to do mountain bike rides starting in March.

  2. By: Scooter Posted: January 19, 2020

    Wonderful to read this post, Em! Such an encouraging thing to read at the start of the day. And rain, too! Some of those stormy sky shots are really amazing. You can feel so exposed out in the open and seeing a sky like that coming your way. It brings back a flood (ha, ha) of memories.

    • By: The Navigator Posted: January 20, 2020

      I didn’t feel in terrible danger at any point. I have been terrified a few times – one time in WY stands out in particular – but this wasn’t one of those. We haven’t even had any rain in seven weeks, so my storm prediction skills are out of practice.

  3. By: Seasidejanet Posted: January 19, 2020

    Happy 2020 to you!! So glad things are looking up……been thinking about you with all the fires. What an amazing time?! Just this morning in our local Monterey paper there was an article about how they were able to save the nearly extinct “Wollemi Pine” that are left as I understand only about 400 that have survived since the dinosaurs and only grow in that one place!! Sure hope the rain comes soon for you!!

  4. By: gregblood Posted: January 19, 2020

    Shifting. Here’s hoping your life and health continue to shift into high gear, and your weather starts to downshift into something less extreme.

  5. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: January 19, 2020

    Great to hear you are doing well!
    Very much enjoyed the post and photos.

  6. By: Bill Stone Posted: January 19, 2020

    Bravo! Glad to hear you and weather are improving. Also, double score for rocks: one big one beside the road, plus many in the river (sans bike). However! Doesn’t the Challenge this month require us to climb the rocks we photograph?

    • By: The Navigator Posted: January 20, 2020

      Oh, I thought there was a sub-clause in the rules that said only stones had to climb rocks…. It’s a bit like the rock, paper, scissors game.

  7. By: NancyG Posted: January 20, 2020

    WOW Em, this is such a good sign for your health improving. Yes, you get an extension for posting for the rock challenge ;’-). So glad you are getting that rain also. All seems to be boding well for the new year.

    • By: The Navigator Posted: January 21, 2020

      Thank you for the rock assignment extension 🙂 Yes, things are looking up – there is still a lot of summer left for heat, smoke and fire so I am not getting my hopes up there just yet, BUT it is amazing how much better I’m feeling without that infection weighing me down and preventing my immune system from healing.

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