How was your recreational ride today?

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Frosty » Thu 02 Sep 2021, 8:09 am

Matt1 wrote:Congrats on hitting the top the table Frosty. I think you have the right idea in leaving Melbourne. This city is no longer functional or fit for purpose.

Thanks, Matt.
It only happens, once in a blue moon. :D

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Frosty » Fri 10 Sep 2021, 1:57 pm

During yesterday's ride, I had a seat stealer.... Peter Peacock.

Today's Ride Report: http://www.frostysaussieadventures.com/ ... ride202166

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I saved the rhinoceros beetle from injury. It was resting in the middle of the shared concrete path. I carried it to the grass verge. I didn't realise until I saw the photo that it has big 'teeth'. :)

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Matt1 » Fri 10 Sep 2021, 2:52 pm

Great to see some of the wildlife in you local area Frosty.

Today I rode the singlespeed mtb to the Elsternwick golf course, currently undergoing conversion into a nature reserve. More than half the park is now fenced off for significant earthworks installing new water features. An illegal gathering of about 15 youths were hogging the dirt jumps in the remaining part of the course, preventing me from using them. Are they not supposed to be studying, even from home? One of the youths crashed heavily, so it was probably for the best I did not have a go myself. I deliberately chose a weekday to avoid the crowds but no shortage of people were out and about enjoying the mild spring weather. It was good just to get out the house and do something outside my usual routine for once. I find it too easy to get stuck in a rut when lockdown rules prevent almost any novel activity.
Crazy cool like a banana in the fridge

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Frosty » Sat 11 Sep 2021, 2:55 pm

Today's excitement was my snake encounter.

The common factor is they are spotted along the Federation Walk. (Gravel path running down the middle of The Spit).

http://www.frostysaussieadventures.com/ ... nakes.html

Today's Ride Report: http://www.frostysaussieadventures.com/ ... ride202167

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Claude Cat » Sat 11 Sep 2021, 5:21 pm

Frosty wrote:Today's excitement was my snake encounter.

The common factor is they are spotted along the Federation Walk. (Gravel path running down the middle of The Spit).

http://www.frostysaussieadventures.com/ ... nakes.html

Today's Ride Report: http://www.frostysaussieadventures.com/ ... ride202167

You can keep your snakes, Frosty :lol:

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Frosty » Sat 11 Sep 2021, 6:05 pm

Claude Cat wrote:
Frosty wrote:Today's excitement was my snake encounter.

The common factor is they are spotted along the Federation Walk. (Gravel path running down the middle of The Spit).

http://www.frostysaussieadventures.com/ ... nakes.html

Today's Ride Report: http://www.frostysaussieadventures.com/ ... ride202167

You can keep your snakes, Frosty :lol:


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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Canuck » Sun 12 Sep 2021, 9:26 pm

Happy birthday, Frosty
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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Frosty » Mon 13 Sep 2021, 2:24 pm

Canuck wrote:Happy birthday, Frosty
:D

Thank you, Canuck.


I noticed that Melbourne was a tad cool today.

My ride started at 6:20am and the temperature was 18degs.

Today's Ride Report: http://www.frostysaussieadventures.com/ ... ride202168

Enjoy today's weather. :lol: :lol:

All photos taken at the end of the Seaway/Spit.
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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Matt1 » Mon 13 Sep 2021, 3:01 pm

Is that smoke in the distance in the Hanlan St photo, looking south, Frosty?

I went for a quick spin to take advantage of the beautiful spring weather, first stop being the Elsternwick Nature Reserve.
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From the other end of the works area:
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Plenty of other people enjoying their lockdown as best they can in the open areas of the park. I returned home via the bike path along the Elster Canal
and suburban streets. No shortage of roadies out, mostly clocking up the k's in some unlikely backstreets - hoping the boss doesn't spot them "working from home"?
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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Claude Cat » Mon 13 Sep 2021, 3:26 pm

Nicer than when I went out earlier this morning.
Cold, wet and very wintery like.
I think the longs come back out tomorrow morning :o

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Frosty » Mon 13 Sep 2021, 4:25 pm

Matt1 wrote:Is that smoke in the distance in the Hanlan St photo, looking south, Frosty?
snip, snip..


Matt,

Very observant. There was a fire in Burleigh Head nature park over the weekend. It probably is still smoldering because when The Spit was on fire 2 weeks ago, it was still smoldering 4 days later.

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Frosty » Fri 17 Sep 2021, 12:10 pm

A nice day on The Spit, still with a bit of wind.

Today's Ride Report: http://www.frostysaussieadventures.com/ ... ride202171


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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Frosty » Thu 23 Sep 2021, 4:45 pm

Goosey Lucy and mates have been busy.

Today's Ride Report: http://www.frostysaussieadventures.com/ ... ride202174

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Canuck » Sun 26 Sep 2021, 7:46 pm

Frosty wrote:Goosey Lucy and mates have been busy.

Today's Ride Report: http://www.frostysaussieadventures.com/ ... ride202174

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Sweet!

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Re: How was your recreational ride today?

Postby Canuck » Sun 26 Sep 2021, 7:49 pm

Been a while since visiting and posting.

Today the Boy and I travelled 18-19km round trip for a park play and catch up with a friend.

Gorgeous riding weather. Boy is getting more confident and speed increasing meaning more travel in shorter time. He’s complaining his seven gear range is inadequate. So it begins... :roll:


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