22 December, 2010

Splashing Through the Flow....

We're on a bit of a weather watch as we head toward the Christmas holidays. As if it hasn't been wet enough for the past couple of months, the prediction ** now is for a low pressure system to approach the coast on the weekend with the possibility of up to 500mm (yes that's almost 20 inches) between Cardwell and Mackay. Guess where Townsville is?- If you said between Cardwell and Mackay, give yourself three "'Atta boy!"s and a pat on the back.
I have to say at this point I am thankful that this does not look like becoming a full blown cyclone as the Bureau of Meteorology says there should not be strong winds associated with the system- just rain.

**Prediction courtesy of  ABC News and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Usually our little social/cycling/coffee-swilling entourage rides on Christmas morning- it is absolutely the best day to be on the road. There is minimal traffic- motorised or otherwise and it is a wonderful feeling.

So- what do we do on Saturday? I am hoping the usual circuit will be on- although our regular cafe won't be open until Boxing Day. We may have to find somewhere else for our caffeine fix... Unless there is an absolute torrential downpour happening- I will ride. It might not be on my road bike- but I will ride.

So have a great Christmas- enjoy the festive season and the company of family and friends.

Cheers- ride safe


Trevor Woodford said...

Seasons Greetings to you too.
I hope that you and your family have a lovely Christmas and New Year and that you manage to ride over the holidays.

BoaB said...

Thanks Trevor and best wishes to you and yours for the festive season. I guess you've been having a bit of a harsh introduction to winter 2010/11 as well.


Groover said...

Have a great Christmas ride and pleasant weather for cycling!

BoaB said...

Thanks Groover. The forecast isn't real flash but here's hoping we can get a ride or two in between showers/downpours/deluges....


Carol said...

Hi BoaB! I just bookmarked your blog. I'll try not to be sentimental in my posts. :)
We've just finished opening presents and are getting ready to relax before heading to the Kenny's for more of the same. Lobster fest was last night, turkey at Gwen's later today. We certainly could be biking today! It's not raining (and that's saying something), and it's warm enough to leave you red faced if you were cycling, but not in danger of losing any extremeties! So Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas! XXOO Love from Carol

BoaB said...

Thanks Carol- and Merry Christmas to you too. The rain is teeming down again this morning and unfortunately the radar/satellite images don't hold a lot of promise for any clearing today.
So we'll pick up Patrick and head off to watch a movie this afternoon. Of it's going to be this dark during the day- may as well be in the cinema.