My usual Saturday 80km ride finished with a pleasant surprise. It was pretty windy to begin with. I struggled to maintain 29kph average for the first 20kms. But as I always say, for every headwind, there is bound to be a tailwind (well, most of the time, not always!).
And sure enough, I was flying back at the last 20kms, clocking mostly about 37kph, giving an average of 30.4kph for the entire distance, equaling last ride's PB effort.
There were plenty of tri bikes on the course. I assume most of them were preparing for the upcoming Busselton Half Ironman in less than 3 weeks time. Call me biased, but I get this indescribable sense of belonging when I pass by a fellow rider on a tri bike. I don't get this feeling when I'm passing a group of roadies coming from the opposite direction, a group big enough and aggressive enough to knock me off the cycling path!
Okay, maybe that's a discussion for another time...
Li-Ann brought her car, which suffered some minor dents from the hail storm few weeks ago, for an insurance assessment. And unexpectedly, her car was taken in for a write-off.
We're both pretty shocked, but I guess there's probably no way she could sell the car for anything higher than the insured value. So, we are now looking for a new ride (the four wheel kind). We've been through some ads and papers, looking for one which is fairly new, low mileage, economical fuel consumption and no more than A$20,000. A hard find I know, but I'm sure there is one out there.