As the weather is getting cooler and daylight savings becomes a distant memory, the opportunities for a long day ride become less and less. As it was going to be clear, dry, and above freezing, we decided to do one final Snowy Loop before the pass closed for the winter. Continue reading
So……I know I’ve been slack and not been posting anything or even really been in the sphere of bloggers lately. I could list my excuses, but it won’t change that overall. However, I can happily report I have been doing things of absolutely no interest when it comes to riding. Nada, zilch. Its been very quiet on that front.
Which is probably a major factor around yesterdays surprise purchase. Continue reading
And I am back at work, only a short break this year, which is a necessary shame. Ah well. I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year, and am having a longer break than me! Continue reading
I had another blog that I used for a trip around Amsterdam, Germany and Prague, and that I used to start cataloguing my frequent stays in hotels. Sadly, I am also forgetful, and this blog went by the wayside after I got JAGOAM up. But, I rediscovered it the other day and feel as though this one belongs here as well.
So for my recent birthday the fabulous OH brought me tickets to see a Soundwave Sidewave starring Korn and Rob Zombie, bands I was mad about in my teens. I’m young enough that they’re not scary to see on stage, but old enough that I wish I had been 18 in the late 90s to see them in their prime. Anywho, the gig was at the Big Top in Luna Park, a place immortal which I have never visited. I was very excited so it was off to Syd, taking the bikes the long way to expand upon the holiday feel. Out of Canberra down the Clyde to Batesman Bay, turning north up towards Nowra with the tyres sticky and the tail pack bobbing. Continue reading
Its just over a month since we went on holiday, and gods its gone so quickly.
After a fantastic breakfast at the Thredbo Resort Restaurant, we packed up and faced the -1°C temps on our way down the mountain. We were riding through cloud as well and it was foggy and freezing, but as always fun. We were also buoyed by the knowledge that is always warmer at the bottom!
I refuse to drive in Melbourne. Tram tracks and hook turns weird me out. I also refuse to drive in Sydney due to the generally kamikaze nature of Sydney drivers, and poor OH is stuck in the drivers seat with a hysterical, screaming passenger…..I am kidding a bit, its only gotten that bad once.
Today was spent getting reacquainted with Melbourne and its fantastic parts. We had drinks last night at The Croft Institute, which is a hospital themed bar hidden away near Chinatown. We wandered until we found dinner and then had the best sleep we had had in over a week.
An early start from Lorne, departing at 8 and planning to have breakfast at Apollo Bay, about 50km down the road. We cruised through the beautiful scenery, not rushing, just cruising and watching the beautiful ocean scenery.
This morning we packed up, said goodbye to our friends, and departed Phillip Island, at about the same time as half the people who were leaving today. It was busy! We opted to try and get to Grantville for breakfast, but found a service station which had a McDonald’s attached that would do…..and so did half the people who left the island at the same time. At least it meant the food was fresh, and the coffee was surprisingly good!