Our final April Challenge entry: video of bike/trike and riders

I didn’t have enough energy for an overnight ride this weekend, though the weather was very good. So the guys and I did two gentle 20 km rides instead. Well, the guys riding the trike may not have been gentle… they are absolutely animals on that thing. And no, there were no garceaus to be found anywhere on these rides. Read about our weekend here.

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

9 response to "Our final April Challenge entry: video of bike/trike and riders"

  1. By: Suzanne Posted: April 28, 2019

    Great videos with the guys! Glad you got out on both days inspite of low energy. Good going!

  2. By: NancyG Posted: April 28, 2019

    Very nice Em. My rides from home on days I go solo are often right around 20 km (10-15 miles for me) and I love it. No hurrying, to keeping up with anyone, and so enjoying being on my bike.
    I wish you rain! That dry arid water hole is depressing.

    • By: The Navigator Posted: April 30, 2019

      We are predicted to get quite a bit of rain over the next two days – so fingers crossed we get as much as they say! I think 20km rides are a nice length after work, but I really like to do all-day rides on the weekends, preferably with gear so I can stay out for the night. It’s frustrating not to have the option.

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: April 28, 2019

    Good you could get out for a cruise — and Verne and Kermit not only got a floatie, but a trike ride too! I ‘thought’ I saw Kermit say something about, dang it Em, keep us out of the coarse stuff, huh? 🙂

    • By: The Navigator Posted: April 30, 2019

      Kermit needs to talk to Verne about keeping out of the coarse stuff – if he actually put his hands on the bars, he might steer better. They did keep veering for the rough stuff. I need to work on the camera rig a bit, but it wasn’t too bad for an improvised idea.

  4. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: April 29, 2019

    I think I just snuck into the Baby Boomers born in 61, although somehow I don’t have much money. 2052 sounds good to me as well although I’ll be 91yo, maybe I’m too optimistic.

    • By: The Navigator Posted: April 30, 2019

      Just promise me you will surrender your licence in 2040 🙂 As more and more people choose not to have kids, I hope the right to die conversation can move to a social issue instead of the religious one it is now. I have no kids, I’m not waiting on a god to call me home, so I’d like the right to choose when I die before I become a burden and before my quality of life really declines. And based on all of the people I’ve known over time, 80 is a real milestone for declining capacity.

      That Boomer’s 4WD is worth more than all my assets, savings and super combined. Plus he had a very expensive caravan and probably a house and a couple rental properties. I know Nigel’s parents’ house is worth well over a million, they own three rental properties and a caravan… and they did all that on one accountant income (his mum got the free Whitlam uni degree but didn’t work) with three kids to raise. No other generation timed it just right to be able to do that. There’s no way Gen X, Y or the Millennials will ever be able to accumulate such wealth.

  5. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: April 30, 2019

    Yes do wonder how so many folks have so much money in retirement with brand new cars, holidays. Inheritance and a rapid increase in house values might have helped. My Landcruiser is 26 yo and next big repair it’s off to the wreckers, maybe a good thing for the planet.

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