Happy First Day of Winter!! Well ... it's officially winter here in Australia. However, I suspect that some of you are getting some nice spring/summer weather now and are out logging lots of kilometres (or miles as the case may be). Tell us about your rides this weekend. Post pics if you've got them.
Saturday - so far, in the last 48 hours, this area has been celebrating the beginning of winter by having some of the wildest weather we've seen since ... ??? The spot we're currently visiting has had 100 mm of rain, and it isn't the only spot in this state with those conditions. The wind is howling and the rain is pelting down ... and we're hibernating.
On a cycling related note:
We're spending the weekend on top of one of the mountains in the area. It's a prize package we won for completing the 7 Peaks Alpine Ascent Challenge in 2011. We cycled up 7 Victorian peaks, put our names in a draw, and Rowan won a weekend here ... accommodation, meals, etc.
We were hoping for snow so we could go snowshoeing, but the weather warmed up just slightly (it's 5C out there) and the rain moved in, washing most of the snow away.
On another cycling related note:
On the way here yesterday, we stopped in at a couple bicycle shops to have a quick look around and to pick up cardboard bicycle boxes. We don't have bicycle shops where we live so it's interesting to visit them sometimes ... and we needed the boxes. Among the pile we got, we managed to score a huge box (which contained a downhill bike) which might be large enough for our tandem!
7 Peaks Challenge Photos: