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Prepare The Ark

Last Tuesday night, the forecast for up north was 4 days of sunny weather.  I checked again on Wednesday morning and it changed to 4 days of rain so we had to postpone our trip away.  The most amazing reversal of forecasts I’ve ever seen.

Turns out a huge rain band swept in from Northern Territory, crossed over NSW and the top of Vic and dumped humungous amounts of water over the area.  In fact, 75% of NSW is flooded or under threat of flood.  Myrtleford, where we were headed, had over 200mm.  The weather looks good for next week but the hope of getting there hinges on how much flooding occurs.

MM joined us for a 25k ride today which was her first serious exercise in months since her operations.  She reckons she finished tired but she handled it well and her recovery in such a short time has been outstanding.  Welcome back, MM!

During the ride, SYG and I tested out our new bikes on the rougher stuff but the Giant’s suspension needs a spot of tweaking.  Of course, the Scott preformed flawlessly and Scotty and I should be doing this soon………….

  1. muscat55
    March 3, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Thank goodness you postponed your trip. It is WET! Fortunately from our point of view, in fixing up 2010s major flooding, they appeared to have made a good job, and our bridges are holding. In years past, we were often only able to get in and out by tractor, and only once, we weren’t able to get home at all! (Just for one night). So we consider ourselves very lucky, at least we are high enough above the river to be safe from flooding! Myrtleford is certainly copping it, Mt Buffalo’s dam is full, so they are getting the full overflow from there as well as what is coming down the Ovens River! You would have needed a boat – not bikes!

    Ah, that’s an idea. We could go water skiing. Good to see you are better off these days. I saw your comment about the tanks all being full and ours were well down recently and now they are topped up.

  2. MM
    March 4, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Pulled up well today, no major sore spots, just a bit tired still. Thanks for the fun ride!

    Yes, most enjoyable. Maybe Point Nepean National Park next weekend?

  3. AZ
    March 6, 2012 at 6:35 am

    I think a kick in the arse by the man in the video would be fatal; I bet his legs are like steel springs. Be sure you and SYG video your spectacular bicycle feats too, I’m anxious to see you in action.

    I tried videoing from the bike while in China and nearly came a cropper.

  4. Scott from Oregon
    March 9, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    SO you don’t have to be big to ride a giant?

    I’ll note that in my book of “Is that so’s?”

    I have a feeling you have a Giant and you are big.

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