Uh oh, the Alpine Classic is in a week, we thought it would be fun to do the easy version on the tandem, (85km and up Mount Buffalo) and we haven’t been on the bike since about easter last year! There’s only one thing for it then, get the bike out of the shed and go for a ride. Merely extracting the big beastie is a task enough, a bit like one of those puzzles where each piece seems to depend on moving another piece first.

The ride was hardly a strenuous workout in the hills, just a ride down to Mordialloc and back, but hopefully it was enough with the last couple of weekend rides up the Dean’s Marsh road from Lorne! I guess we find out next Sunday…

Off to see a movie this evening, the first movie for months. The Motorcycle Diaries, down at the Brighton Bay. It had been in my list of movies to see for quite a while, the review in the paper gave it one star, but after seeing the movie I’ll just have to guess that the reviewer is a grumpy old grouch who thinks its cool to put down everything he sees. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Yes, it was a little slow moving, but I thought it added to the slow dawning of Che Guevara’s political consciousness. Beautiful South American scenery too, I must go there some day….