A Bicycling Christmas Day Evading Furious Grotesque Heat.

Well’ I’m pretty confidant that my Christmas was the hottest, definitely no snow was predicted. I got up at first light, drove the car to Guildford (5am start) then rode to the beach. I got back to the car at 10.40am before it got unbearably hot.

We’re having a heatwave…O Joy
Some kite sailing, a great way to stay cool.
We have tough snowmen here. He would have been red hot in the afternoon.
Destination reached. Cottesloe Beach.
Even the kangaroos came into the city for a drink#

An interesting Sundial, no adjustments required. The time was spot on at 7.15am.

I’ve created some videos of my ride below. A little jerky, might learn to use my sons Go Pro 9 with the auto-stabilizer for next time.

That’s all folks. Hope my post warmed you up a little.

# It’s really a statue.

I live in the hills just east of the city of Perth, Western Australia and I've loved cycling all my life, From riding to primary school when I was 8 years old to cycle touring as a grumpy old man. Cycling is freedom on two wheels and I love getting on my bike at any opportunity.

8 response to "A Bicycling Christmas Day Evading Furious Grotesque Heat."

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: December 27, 2021

    Beautiful ride!
    Really enjoyed the videos — its really great to ‘pedal’ along with you and see what you see as we go.
    That is one super blue ocean!

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: December 27, 2021

      Thanks Rich. It’s a bit amateurish but it’s nice to keep a record on youtube.

  2. By: Suzanne Posted: December 27, 2021

    What a Christmas! Good for you for getting out early. I think even that would have been too hot for me.

  3. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: December 27, 2021

    Thanx Susanne, Not too bad heat wise, I suppose this is a normal Christmas for me.

  4. By: The Navigator Posted: December 27, 2021

    I think Christmas Day at the beach is a treasured thing for many Aussies. Too hot and too sunny for me! Glad you’ve dodged the bushfires this summer so far, though the latest ones may have felt a bit close!

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: December 28, 2021

      I avoid the beach in Summer unless super early or late. Had a few melanomas cut out so pretty careful these days. Bushfires are going to be a worry here this year as everything’s now dry.

  5. By: gregblood Posted: December 28, 2021

    According to my temperature converter, 44 (C) equals 111 (F). That’s brutal. Give me -18 (C) any day over that. I once experienced 118(F) in Death Valley, but could only take it for about 20 minutes before hopping back into the air conditioned car.

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: December 28, 2021

      Brutal alright, I was boasting that I hadn’t had a flat tyre for 6months then left the bike in the sun and burst both tubes.

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