On the board: Springing back in line

It has been a very BUSY four days of moving house and cleaning the old place. But the guys and I did get out for a lazy six kms after running errands for much of the day today. I should have been resting after such a big expenditure of energy Friday-Sunday, but the mtn bike needs a spin every so often to keep the sealant distributed in the tubeless tires (my excuse anyway). So these pics are from our new neighbourhood.

So the feature pic doesn’t quite qualify – the bike is in the very back of a line of cemetery gravestones, but separated by the fence. Still, I liked it because it made me think of Nancy’s post where she wondered if a line perpendicular to her direction would count. I’d like to think that death is perpendicular to my current line of travel… but thinking more about it… maybe we really are all in line for death. Some of us are just further ahead in the queue!

Here are some other pics, some of which may qualify:

Aussie version of Nancy’s mailboxes. Perhaps it doesn’t qualify as the bike is at the front of the queue (since that is where the only pole was to lean the bike). If I’d read the rules more closely, I could have flipped the bike around. I still think being at the front of the queue is ‘in’ the line!
Here is the spring theme – a line of cherry blossoms perpendicular to my line of travel (trespass would have been involved to get it right!) and the bike lined up with the star picket fence-line instead.
At the intersection of two fences – with Mt Emu and the Black Range in the background. Ridden there before – will be riding there again soon. I am so excited about being closer to all the places I want to ride! Now to just get enough energy back to do them!
This line of trees runs for several kilometres. There is a break in the line just to the right – and if you look all the way to the far distance you will see the bare branches of the trees next to the trail. My bike is not in line here, as it is taking a break with the break in the 2-km line of trees…. This will be a great shot in autumn! This is on the bike path that runs from Milawa to Oxley and then on into Wangaratta. If the job in Wang comes available and I get it, this would be part of the 20km bike commute.
How do you know you moved to the right place? Every shop in town has a bike rack, there is a “Pedal to Produce” trail for the area, and the bakery has a penny farthing out the front!

So we’re on the board for Sept (surely one of those qualified!). Things are likely to remain quite busy for a few weeks until I get settled in, get caught up on my coursework and figure out a new routine.

I did sign up for a gym membership (shock/horror) while they were waiving the join-up fee. I will have access to the pool, all fitness classes and the gym. The plan is to really go hard with my crap shoulder and also start gaining some strength back with weights since that is largely anaerobic activity and won’t mess with my ME/CFS as much as aerobic exercise does. I’ve lost nearly all of my muscle and fitness over the past two years (f&*king mozzie!) – but I am determined to regain as much of my life as possible by any means necessary – including joining a gym!


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

6 response to "On the board: Springing back in line"

  1. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: September 2, 2019

    I did a google maps trip around Milawa, looks a nice and small town. We did some wine tasting at Brown Brothers many years ago. Moving is a total pain, glad you survived it.

  2. By: NancyG Posted: September 2, 2019

    “Pedal to Produce”! I love it. All your photos qualify. There. Your move, to the perfect place with bike racks everywhere, has had to have drained energy from you and yet you get out there for a spin to keep the tires in good shape. So now, don’t do so much that you get too run down, but do enjoy the time out there. I think the gym will be great for you and your dangled shoulder.

  3. By: Scooter Posted: September 2, 2019

    The rules are confusing this month alright. I’m confused by them myself, but I agree – surely at least one of these qualifies, and probably all of them. I especially like the bike path shot – I think being on the line must qualify as being in line. And I’m not sure about having to be in back either – down under, with it being spring and all, maybe you should be in the front instead?

    Looks like you’ve landed in a great spot, Nav. Good luck with the job search!

  4. By: DJG Posted: September 2, 2019

    Em, good to see you out and on the new bike, keeping the sealant active is not an excuse its a reason, which is far more important.

  5. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: September 2, 2019

    All photos look great to me — Like Lednar, I took a “drive” around Milawa on google maps — very nice!!
    So, seriously, you need to keep the sealant circulating in tubeless tires? Did not know that.
    Hope the new job comes thru for you, be a great ride along the path commuting.

  6. By: Seasidejanet Posted: September 2, 2019

    As always I love your “deep thought” yes we are all on that line……..and you know I’m queen of breaking the rules. I almost never have my bike in a photo…….so they all count for me! I’m glad you feel good about your move! hope you have miles and miles of fun in your new neighborhood!!

    Ok…….I went and looked too online….what a cute town.

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