June challenge! What? Is it really June already?!?! Where do the months go…
We’ve had some sketchy weather in Hobart of late as we slide into winter. A couple of weeks ago the city experienced the most rainfall in a 24 hour period in something like 60 years. Many homes and businesses were flooded and/or lost power, cars were swept down the main streets of the CBD, it was all a bit of a disaster. It’s what happens when you build along the rivulets in a flood zone at the bottom of a big mountain.
A week after that, the winds picked up! The water logged ground combined with record-breaking wind speeds saw numerous big trees get uprooted and thrown across roads on one particular evening. I was out for my pre-work cycle the morning after and on my climb up to the Domain Lookout, the road was completely blocked off in five or six places by fallen trees.
I’m not sure how long I’ll keep up my pre-work morning rides here in Hobart. We’ve already had a couple of frosty mornings and snowfall atop the mountain. I’ve got plenty of quality winter cycling kit, I’m just getting a bit softer as I age!
The mornings are getting fresh, but the sunrises are worth it!