I haven’t posted for a while. The last 2 months have been awful with weather patterns being driven by unusual sea temps in the Southern and Indian Oceans causing winds normally south of us to be lifted to Tasmania. The winds have been strong. Cycling has been difficult.
I have my annual challenge faltering. 6,000k in 2019 is creeping forward but I still have 102 ks to go – according to my Goals. The stats reckon I have 73k but I can’t work out why the counts are different – so I will go with the Goals.
This week I am limited to cycling on Brompton as the trike is being fettled, getting it ready for a planned 3-4 week tour in Victoria starting in March. Always provided the bush fires allow us on the tracks. So, the combination of wind and Brompton means I have been only cycling around town doing errands for the past few days.
The Christmas box contains a bottle of grog heading to Judy in Broken Hill; it is ready to be taken to the Post Office.
As I cycled around Longford yesterday I found more red. This time a couple of log truck trailers sitting by the roadside.
As you can see, Longford is dry. Tasmania is getting very dry. Water rationing is in place in the south. The whole country seems like it’s a huge tinderbox just waiting to go off. What a summer!
I wish everyone a great and safe festive season and look forward to better cycling conditions in 2020.