Not doing too much

It’s mid-winter here and we are having a foggy, frosty damp time of it. It feels like my brain has shut down and I have gone into a state of torpor.

The above picture is from a wintery Melbourne some years ago. Found it when looking at pictures taken in June over the past few years. That’s the sort of thing one does while waiting for better weather!

Towards the end of June I woke up a bit after realising I could meet three kilometre counting challenges by the 30th. Two involved the clicking over of two 2,000 kilometre totals for the half year to end Jun., One was in Ride with GPS and the other, slightly different numbers, in the Odometer attached to the trike. The third was another Ride with GPS total. I began storing ride details in Ride with GPS in earnest back in 2018. I was now approaching a “Career” total of 10,000 kilometres, so I decided to tick over that total by 30th June.

How did it go? Well CLICK HERE to find out.

Tasmania is currently going OK with covid. No new cases for about 2 months now and no active cases so we have enjoyed the lifting of many restrictions. We still hold the record for the greatest number of deaths per 100,00 of population for any Australian State but Victoria and it’s current outbreak looks like overtaking that grim statistic. People around here are obviously getting careless with the social distancing though and when we re-open our borders it will be a bit of a worry.

Today it’s frosty and cold once more. Back to hibernation until Spring!

A bloke cycling in (mainly) Tasmania

9 response to "Not doing too much"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: July 7, 2020

    Congratulations on meeting your goals!
    Chatting with my friend in Melbourne, Victorians are not welcome to leave the state.
    And he wanted to get out of there so someplace warmer, not gonna happen. 🙁
    Looks like Covid is under control there, lets hope it stays that way.

    Enjoyed the photos of the rides, the one does look a bit on the chilly side.

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: July 9, 2020

      Just watching the Victorian Premier at his press conference. He is clear about what is happening and what people should be doing – in the lockdown and checkpoints. It will be a few days before there is some let up on this and even longer before we welcome Victorians into other states!

  2. By: NancyG Posted: July 7, 2020

    Good going on hitting those goals with room to spare ;’-). Hope the virus stay under control for you.

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: July 9, 2020

      Thanks Nancy – I think it will be OK until we open the borders. We do have Victorians coming in at the moment to work on building projects. They are not being tested but haven’t so far caused any problems.

  3. By: The Navigator Posted: July 8, 2020

    It is harder to get out in that grey when you don’t have a goal endpoint near! We had a particularly miserable day yesterday where the fog never lifted and it only got to 6C for a high. Ick. I hope they keep your borders closed for a long while yet. Regional Victorians are quite peeved that they didn’t lock down Melbourne two weeks ago before the school holidays started when the case numbers were already going up. Big fears Melbourne just seeded the rest of the state and parts of NSW and ACT, too, over the school holidays! No cases here yet, but we are waiting to see what happens within the 14 days of school holidays ending…. I have not let my vigilance down at all, but the lack of social distancing lately when I’ve gone to the store once every couple weeks has been disturbing!

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: July 9, 2020

      Yes, everyone is getting very casual with the social distancing, and I must confess that I’m not washing my hands as much as I did. WA is doing well so far but just one slip up, as in Melbourne and the fight is on. Can we fight nature forever? hope they find a vaccine soon.

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: July 9, 2020

      Yesterday we visited Burnie – the site of our largest outbreak and the subject of an intensive cleansing operation and lockdown. Now opened up we were pleased to find just how careful the people were about social distancing. We didn’t grumble about anyone’s behaviour. Looks like lesson learnt and they should be giving lessons to some people in Launceston.

  4. By: Suzanne Posted: July 9, 2020

    Good going on your goals, Tony!
    I hate to be reminded what winter cycling is like, though!

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