Jan 22, 2011

Bruthen to Nowa Nowa Rail trail

Bruthen to Nowa Nowa trail is a 30km section of the East Gippsland Rail Trail (Bairnsdale and Orbost) not having sat on the bike for a couple of months, it may have been a little ambitious to attack a 4 hour ride,
but as the saying goes 'you'll never know if you don't try', but it wasn't long before I felt tingling in my arm and feeling nothing everywhere else. but the result of infrequent long rides didn't dampen my excitement on getting to see the 'Stoney Bridge' and Nowa Nowa, but the thunderstorm & rain on the return trip was very dampening. I'm sure the locals at Nowa Nowa thought it strange to see cyclists heading back to Bruthen at the start of a thunderstorm, but thankfully the lightning passed quickly. I drive Bruthen to Nowa Nowa on a regular basis, so I knew the trail would be a climb, but surprisinly, although constant at times, it wasn't too steep, and the eucalyptus 'gum trees' of the Colquhoun State Forest made for a pleasant ride.

Distance - 29km (58km return)
Surface - smooth gravel
Time - 3hrs 48mins

Jan 16, 2011

Everyone loves a wedding

With some trepidations from family, My son and new daughter-in-law planned there own beach setting wedding. I had a few 'bite my tongue' moments in the preceding months, mainly due to several venue changes. But I must say, to all involved from the celebrant to the cheers & chocolate 'mudcake' wedding cake, the Wedding went off with many smiles, And I hope the all the joy of the day is the beginning of a lifetime of happiness, as they were truly a beautiful couple.

Bike adjustments since last ride

- lowered seat a little
- shoe cleats back a little