Whoops – forgot a title

A wrap-up of the week’s cycling for me.

I tried a new local cycle trail that came into view as we were finally allowed to drive a new section of 4 lane highway on the Midland Highway.  Unbeknown to us the works had included a shared cycleway.  It currently runs from a difficult to access point north of Perth to an access road leading onto the new highway at Breadalbane.

Hopefully some further work will be done to safely link it to Perth.  If access could be worked out across the Breadalbane roundabout then the trail could be linked with the road to Kings Meadows with it’s cycle lanes thus providing a safer way to cycle from the south into Launceston.

Even though access was tricky, I met 8 cyclists while riding it.  A couple of couples and a Dad with kids were enjoying the day with me.  I decided to attempt a vid of the ride and the resulting shambles can be found here.

A bloke cycling in (mainly) Tasmania

4 response to "Whoops – forgot a title"

  1. By: The Navigator Posted: April 2, 2018

    I never knew the term ‘gibbetting’. We have become a soft people. Thanks for the tour of the new bike path – another gorgeous sunny day, too, I see 🙂

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: April 3, 2018

      The process generally was to hang the person first and then place the body in a metal enclosure hanging on the gibbet so they could be around for a while, feeding the birds and deterring others from a life of crime. Sometimes this was seen as too lenient and live gibbetting was the go. This is where the person wasn’t hung before being stuffed into the metal frame. All in all an unpleasant experience.

      Next time a driver ruffles your feathers, enjoy a few moments thinking about which punishment to mete out.

  2. By: Suzanne Posted: April 2, 2018

    Congrats on getting your 100k in for the week! Looks like you are enjoying your Brompton.

    • By: Tony Cullimore Posted: April 3, 2018

      Hi Suzanne. The best thing about the Brompton is that it does the “fold” so well. This makes it a pleasure to take somewhere, anywhere, unfold and ride. The second best thing is the riding position is comfortable.

      I am pleased that so far this year there have only been a couple of weeks I haven’t met the target of 100k. Setting myself up for ridicule in the Blog if I miss too often works wonders for ones determination to succeed!!

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