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GSRT day 4; Fish Creek to Leongatha

GSRT day 4; Fish Creek to Leongatha

Sunday, Apr 14, 2019

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dst. (km) Today 35.9 Trip 168.4 Last morning of the mini trip; breakfast in shifts in the motel room since they only gave us two bowls. Pack the panniers one last time. A bit more wind than the last few days, and slightly less small birdlife as it all sheltered away. Still plenty of larger birds in the paddocks, together with a magnificent view of a Wedge-tailed eagle soaring above the strip of forest over the railtrail, only just above the tree tops overhead, presumably watching for some of the many rabbits we saw.
GSRT day 3; Port Welshpool to Fish Creek

GSRT day 3; Port Welshpool to Fish Creek

Saturday, Apr 13, 2019

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dst. (km) Today 45.4 Trip 132.5 A few spots of rain as we packed to leave this morning but none noticeable during the ride. Muesli and fruit in the cabin for breakfast, then pack up and start back towards Leongatha. 2019-04-13T09.28.09.0643_samsungPreparing for departure at the Long Jetty Caravan Park, Port Welshpool Leaving the caravan park we headed straight out onto the Long Jetty for an essential last visit – out to the end, said hello to the catchless fisherman then turned around and back to land, rejoin the road to the far end of Port Welshpool, turn left and head inland on a few unmarked local roads and rejoin the rail trail.
GSRT day 2; Foster to Port Welshpool

GSRT day 2; Foster to Port Welshpool

Friday, Apr 12, 2019

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dst. (km) Today 38.5 Trip 87.1 I think we’re in the groove today; breakfast in bed, then get up, pack up, second breakfast at the bakery in town and a quick look around, then off down the rail trail for today’s ride – shorter than anticipated due to a minor misreading of distances yesterday. First breakfast was left-over pizza from the pub last night, second breakfast was pastries and coffee while sitting in the sun at Ando’s bakery.
GSRT day 1; Leongatha to Foster

GSRT day 1; Leongatha to Foster

Thursday, Apr 11, 2019

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dst. (km) Today 48.6 Trip 48.6 For the last three years we’ve tried to get away for a multi-day bike tour on the rail trails in Victoria. Nothing too adventurous, our setup is that Jo & Cam ride his tandem carrying a minimum of essentials in daypacks, I carry the luggage in panniers and bags on the AWOL.
Tandem Take Two

Tandem Take Two

Tuesday, Jan 18, 2005

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Out for an evening tandem ride tonight, time is catching up on us to get ready for the Alpine Classic on Sunday! Even though we’ve entered to do the 85km baby version, I really think a little more practice was called for! The gawks and stares and comments are hilarious, anyone would think that we’ve got two heads or something…. Some of the motorists look as though they’ll either drool into their own laps or swerve into a tree.
Journal for [2003-01-05 Sun]

Journal for [2003-01-05 Sun]

Sunday, Jan 5, 2003

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Jo decided that she really did need to get on her bicycle a bit more often than once a month, so this afternoon we drove out to Lilydale to ride along the rail-trail. As usual, the Lilydale end is totally unsigned, so we gave up trying to find the trail end and rode straight up the Maroondah highway until we found where it crossed. Once on the trail its a pleasant ride through the forests, lots of other people, but they’re all better behaved than the ones I meet on the tracks in town — everyone keeps left, for example.

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I experiment. I play. I write and I take pictures. Some of the site is organised around topics, other parts are organized by date, then there’s always the cross-references between them.

Long ago it started as a learning experiment with a few static HTML pages, then I added a bit of server-side includes and some very ugly PHP. A hand-built journal/blog on top of that PHP, then a few experiments in moving to various static publishing systems. I’ve never wanted a database-based blogging engine, so over the years I’ve tried php, nanoblogger, emacs-muse, silkpage and docbook before settling on emacs org-mode for writing and jekyll for publishing. But the itch remained… I never really liked jekyll and the ruby underneath always seemed so much black magic. So now the latest incarnation is org-mode and hugo.

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