Ah, more beautiful spring-like weather that finally aligned with a weekend. We only had half of our normal rainfall for July which meant there were many gorgeous days… they just usually lined up with the weekdays when I was doing the super-long stressful working hours much of the month.
So here is August and the first three days were very nice, and for once, the cold, windy and wet-but-not-wet-enough weather is going to come through the work week.
So here are a few entries for the Radiation challenge from our rides this weekend.
This ride was meant to pick up a few new roads in the valley and test whether the magpies had started attacking yet on a particular road (no, but I was attacked 4 times yesterday and once on this ride on other roads).
The idea was to see if we could hook up some laneways off the Carboor-Everton Road. This one wasn’t marked at all on the sealed road, but we took a chance it might go through.
And finally, here is song with Radiate in the lyrics. I have posted this video on my own website before. The singer-songwriter is from my favourite band Husker Du. He lived a very hard, fast, drug and alcohol-fueled life, particularly in the hardcore punk days of Husker Du. Later in life, he wrote some really under-rated albums that were maybe a bit folk. And this song, to me, was his way of saying goodbye. He died in 2017 from liver cancer, and I love the gentle but raw energy in this song from someone who played anything but gentle music for a few decades.