12 June, 2011

Winter Doldrums..

The weather has been somewhat coolish of late. Well- pretty f#$*ing cold by tropical standards if you want to get down to brass tacks about it. Morning lows around 7-8C and daytime highs of less than 20C; however, we are bereft of the usual brilliant clear, sunny skies that accompany the low temps. Cloud and rain have been the side dishes to our entree and they have been underdone and poorly served.

Yesterday (Saturday) was particularly uncomfortable. Just after midnight- a howling southwesterly change went through and the temps dropped and down came the rain. I rode anyway with a somewhat diminished group and shivered my way through an end of ride coffee- what a wimp!!!!

This afternoon was a (semi) return to the tropical winter weather we love. The skies cleared and the warmth of the sun on your back was pure bliss. The 30+km ride to the dam was cathartic but alas the euphoria was short-lived. As the sun edged westward this afternoon, things cooled off very quickly and I sit here hoping I don't need to fully "rug up" for a ride in the morning.

Cheers- ride safe



Groover said...

Looks like we got your left-overs down here. Eat up next time, will you! :-)

BoaB said...

Hi Groover- we always try to have enough to go around- so everyone can share =8^)
Thought you might have been at Yungaburra for the TdT this weekend....

The Old Bag said...

We're just into a long-awaited summer, finally. Winter can be long. Here's hoping yours is mild!