Coffeeneuring 2018 – the Patch !!

Hi all,

I arranged with Mary to get the 2018 Coffeeneuring patch – and it arrived yesterday.

There is not much to write about here at the moment.  There are 50+ bushfires in the State (none close to us) and smoke is covering Longford today – so no riding for this COPD guy.  We are hoping things don’t go crazy on Friday when we have the next forecasted hot day complete with strong winds.  The fires have been started by dry electrical storms and the bush is really dry so it’s not  good mix.  Evacuation centres are being set up and I met a couple yesterday who had come in from Miena in the Central Highlands – a town threatened by a fire currently being contained.  Firies from 3 States and New Zealand are supporting our brigades – thank you all and keep safe.

Cycling.  I have set myself a new short term Challenge of 500k per month for January and February.  I am hoping this will give me some fitness before I set off to ride from Melbourne to Adelaide in March.  The ferry is booked, the gear is ready, now all I need is for those 42-45°C temperatures on the mainland to cool down a bit.  Well, a lot.  And the bushfires on the Mainland to die down too!!


A bloke cycling in (mainly) Tasmania

3 response to "Coffeeneuring 2018 – the Patch !!"

  1. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: January 24, 2019

    Sorry about all that hot air from WA’s Pilbara heading your way. I stayed indoors when it reached 44.7 on Sunday, freezing last night. Stay safe.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: January 25, 2019

    Yikes on the fires! 🙁 Becoming all too familiar an event.
    Congratulations on the Patch(es) — you have done well!

  3. By: The Navigator Posted: January 28, 2019

    Glad you got your patches 🙂 Easter and the VIC school holidays fall in a nice way this year giving a lot of good time in late March to get in a tour. Sadly, I can’t take advantage of it this year, but I hope your MEL-ADL trip works in with that. Will Sue and Oscar come over and meet you at any point? Sounds like a lot of fun!

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