The featured image shows how we’re collecting hot days lately, so many it’s become a heatwave. So there will be no snow photos from me this post or any other, ever, actually. I’ve resorted to getting up really early around 5-6am to do a ride to the beach or doing some night cycles around the city to beat the heat and stay bike fit. Here’s some other collections I’ve found whilst cycling around this month.
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.
12 response to "A collection of collections"
What great collections!! Love those drums — and the anchors — and all of them actually. I do find the buckets of water interesting. Wish I could ride so early in the morning, but here that is when it is most cold and most dark. Our day will come though, and I love riding early.
Thanks, I’m not mad about getting up early but its the only way this time of year, I go for a lunch nap when I return. The water buckets are just a precaution in case a quick fire races up the hill and we can’t get out.
I wouldn’t mind your minimum temperatures. I think my tolerance stops at about 30°.
Great collections. Too bad about the stamps – I know lots of people in my generation who were avid stamp collectors, too.
I can survive the heat by not riding in the middle of the day, I hose myself down in the garden, the waters cool that comes out of the tap and thank goodness for air-conditioners.
I was absolutely in awe of your great pictures until the one with “Lovely Wife” standing in front of the Packer game. How could you have convinced her to do such a thing?
I’ve always wondered: Is there a wind-chill factor when it’s 40-degrees (C)? Maybe a 30 k.p.h. wind might make it feel like only 36-degrees (C).
I think the Lovely Wife has been infected with the ‘ Green Bay Virus’ too and there’s no vaccine for it.
Our hot days are more bearable than yours as the wind is coming off the desert and no humidity. There’s a ‘feels like’ temperature which is often given which is usually substantially cooler, still hot though. I find I can handle the heat, its the sun beating down on me that makes you suffer out on the bike.
Nice selection of collections — the anchors particularly.
Thanks Rich, I just ride around and suddenly find photo opportunities.
I got a good view of the conjunction, you could just see them with the naked eye.
All the best for 2021.
You can keep that heat over there!! You found a lot of good collections. I hope you skim those buckets for mozzie larvae on occasion. WA has kunjin, a variant of the West Nile Virus, and I can certainly say that the cascade of crap that followed WNV for me I would not wish on anyone, even a Green Bay Packers fan (actually, I’ve never followed the NFL so don’t have any allegiances).
As a renter, my summer bushfire preparation is just to disconnect the gas bottles so I can roll them away from the house before I evacuate. I have all the important stuff where I can grab it, have contents insurance with the bikes listed as separate items… and no desire to deal with any sort of fire (even the race up the hill kind – though here it would be race across a paddock of grass kind).
Generally I find that if its cold and rainy here its the opposite over east, I suppose the desert heat in summer has to go somewhere. Those mozzies are the most dangerous creature in existence, south of Perth Ross River is the most prevalent disease and I know a few people who have suffered through it. We do live in a bushfire hotspot so I’ve got to take many precautions like removing weeds or the shire will fine me.
Hope 2021 is better for everyone.
Might ever do my Melbourne to Sydney ride hopefully.
All the best.
Those are some toasty hot temperatures. I am NOT a fan of hot weather. I lived for five years in the southern part of the US and was pretty uncomfortable all summer, even with AC.
I suppose living here it’s what we’re used to, most of the time it’s around the low 30s. Just when the heat starts to wear you down in summer it starts to cool down. summer would be my least favourite month if it weren’t for all the holidays.