RIDE # 50: 16 APRIL 2019

My last few Cycle Life Challenge 2019 rides have been much of a muchness, as my late mother used to say.  In other words, same routes, same café.  There was one thing different on this ride.  I was on my travel bike.  A Ritchey Breakaway.

I have no countryside photographs to share.

I do have these though.

The LINC building that houses Bean Brothers café incorporates some of the trees that we originally on the site.  Including this fig tree which rises up through an indoor courtyard.

I was tempted to have my coffee and breakfast on one of the balconies but it was yet another hot day – 31ºC / 88ºF at 9.15am – so I stayed downstairs in the air-conditioning.

6 response to "RIDE # 50: 16 APRIL 2019"

  1. By: Bill Stone Posted: April 17, 2019

    As always, thanks for posting. Maybe it’s just my browser, but I’ve noticed that your photos seldom fully load before the page craps out and gives up. Are your photos at full size? Again, maybe it’s just me, but you might want to think about trying images with smaller dimensions to ensure they can be loaded by everyone, especially those with minimal bandwidth. Anyway, thanks for posting, and ride safe.

  2. By: Alchemyrider Posted: April 17, 2019

    Hi Bill.

    Thank you for reading, as always.

    I have been uploading full-sized photographs. I will reduce the photograph size in future posts.

    Safe riding to you too Bill.

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: April 17, 2019

    Interesting photos, and a great looking bicycle.
    Are all those individual trees shooting straight up?

    • By: Alchemyrider Posted: April 18, 2019

      Hi Rich. I think it is a Strangler fig. Seed germination takes place in the canopy of a host tree. As the seeds grow, long roots develop and descend along the trunk of the host tree, eventually reaching the ground and entering the soil. After that, the roots enlarge, become grafted together and strangle the host, eventually becoming a free-standing tree in its own right.

      I can’t tell if there is just one host tree or a number of hosts. Lots of Strangler roots though.

      • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: April 19, 2019

        Thanks! That is interesting, it does look like the host tree has been strangled in the first photo.

  4. By: The Navigator Posted: April 18, 2019

    Always nice to see a photo of the ‘n +1’. Good that the building developers could save some of the vegetation – it gives it a nice feel. Hope you see a bit cooler weather soon.

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