October Challenge – Vanishing points

Well I’ve just managed to slip this post in edgeways to complete this months challenge. True, it’s the 1st of November here but this website is still in Californian time and I’ve really been busy doing lots of rides lately. A few weeks ago I joined my cycling club and rode for nine days around the wheatbelt east of here and today I returned from a short three day loop ride from home with two cycling mates to Toodyay and back. It began in sweltering heat and ended in cold and rain but still loved getting out there on the road. The first vanishing point image which includes the bike is from the middle of Riverside Drive in front of the city on a quiet moment.

You can just see my two cycling mates out front on our way to Toodyay.

With the virus, elections, riots, guns everywhere and Halloween the US sounds a little scary at the moment, so here’s some scary things you DON’T have below. (might make you feel a little more safer)

Pink Kangasaurus near Toodyay.
Swooping Magpies. On the road to Toodyay my cycling pal got swooped repeatedly but when I rode past nothing. So my advise when travelling with others in October is let them go out ahead which drags the Magpie away from his nest and you can then sail through. It works.

Here’s the link to my last On Your Bike ride I did a few weeks ago in the wheatbelt if you’re interested. https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=1mr&doc_id=23250&v=BP

Also if you are on Mr Zuckerburg’s evil information gathering site (Facebook) I’ve made a deal with the devil, sold my soul and have created a group ‘ Worldwide Cycling Video Snippets’ where you can put up a short cycling video up. I’m enjoying seeing other folks cycling spots.

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.

10 response to "October Challenge – Vanishing points"

  1. By: BobinVT Posted: November 1, 2020

    Looks like fun. And now, when someone comments to me about how terrible everything seems in the US, can respond with “Well yes, but at least we don’t have swooping magpies!”.

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: November 2, 2020

      Always important to look on the bright side of things, you don’t have crocodiles or Irukandji jellyfish or stonefish too.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: November 1, 2020

    Beautiful photos, and some qualify for the Empty Challenge as well.
    The tour looked like a lot of fun and good times for all involved.
    Toward the end of the photos, the tents and setting sun is one fantastic photo!

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: November 2, 2020

      It was a fun tour, not a lot of scenery but good cycling.

  3. By: gregblood Posted: November 1, 2020

    If I saw a pink kangasaurus I don’t know how I’d react. Would I fight it? Would I jump out of my skin? It sounds a lot worse than a magpie.
    Anyway, good job in going with California time to justify the last minute vanishing point entry.

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: November 2, 2020

      Yes thank god the earth is round with different time zones….or is it really flat?

  4. By: Bill Stone Posted: November 1, 2020

    Kangasaurus!?! I’ve always heard about unusual fauna Down Under, but that’s a new one. I hope it doesn’t become an invasive species up here.

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: November 2, 2020

      Actually you could use a few kangaroos to keep the grass down in summer, glad you got through the fires, our turn now.

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: November 4, 2020

      Already planning another weekender south of the city, then hopefully, touch wood do my Melb to Syd ride in Autumn.

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