Join Date: May 2003
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Bikes: Specialized Sequoia x 2
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I love spring!
Yes, it's Spring on the other side of the world
Wen't for a gentle ride on a few trails along the river and beach yesterday and saw dozens and dozens of ducklings, a few baby swans and even a purple swamp hen nest. It was threatening to rain, and was a little cool but managed to remain generally sunny. Only had one magpie attack (multiple times) so it seemed I faired well.
There's very little that's cuter than half a dozen ducklings asleep under mummy duck - or watching a few baby swans feed on the food the parents stirred up from the bottom of the water.
A few wrong turns on the trails meant I found my way into a golf course on a rough and narrow dirt track with large roots cris-crossing the path (on the road bike
). There was also the moment when my partner tried to ride the road bike up a steep grassy hill - road tires + wet grass = no traction
It was all topped it by a great lunch at a surprisingly good thai restaurant - their green curry and lab gai was a highlight!
Before departing I tossed up on whether to bring the camera. Decided at the last minute that it wouldn't be worth it, boy was I wrong. I knew I should have learnt from ChrisL's thread!
Hope everyone else had a good ride on the weekend!