Life after work and the trips of a lifetime

"We are judged by what we finish, not by what we start." - Anonymous

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, your body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, "Woo hoo! What a ride!..attributed in this form to either Maxine Cartoon or anon

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Day ride

Today's ride....114.7km.  So the total so far is   99.16+109.82+114.7 = 323.68, which means my goal of 360-400km over the 4 days is acheivable.
What is also good is that the amount of climbing I've done these last 2 days is similar in numbers to what I'll be doing in Italy.  I've decided I HATE up down, up down, up down etc etc etc.  Pigeon Banks Road is a prime example...although its great for out of the saddle power efforts though which means I got a bit of 500m TT  specific work in too!

I found a couple of good pix..but am having trouble working out how to get them out of the phone! one of them is of a dead kangaroo on the ground  in front of a sign saying "Kangaroo Ground"  (northern suburb of Melb)...yeah sick I know!  and another one which rural people probably understand, but which  got me scratching my is a sign declaring:  "Warm Blood Sale".   I'll post them eventually.

I have also discovered what Emerald and Kinglake have in common...a plague of European wasps.

Talking of suffering in the cause of whatever your next goal is, this link No pain, no gain has a worthwhile definition of the word "pain" in training.


  1. hehehe Warmbloods are horses Liz. I own one ;-P ( a warmblood that is, and, well I guess a horse too!!). Olympic discipline horses, as opposed to trotters, racehorses, pony club mounts etc.

    I've driven Pigeon Bank. It's a bitch!

  2. I swear it said Warm blood not Warmbloods!!!!!

  3. I guess a multiple of warmbloods is warmblood? But I can't vouch for the warm blood. Does that mean it's fresh???