Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sausage in bread

Going to visit friends in Mirboo North for the afternoon. 150 km from home in the Strezlecki Ranges.  The usual deal, I get up very early (5.00am) and ride and I will meet the family there around 11.00am.
As I haven't looked an a forecast all week I'm glad to see that's it's going to be a nice sunny day with favorable winds for a change.

It's 7 degrees on the Garmin but this quickly adjusts to 4. not so bad, i've seen worse.
I follow the Princess Hwy. through Dandenong and Beaconsfield and Pakenham where I join the freeway. But now the temp has started to drop 3.9, 3.8, 3.7........0.0  Every time I look down it's getting lower, is it ever going to stop. At this stage I'm wishing I had warmer socks.

Taking this photo did require an awesome effort.

For the next 25 km it stayed much the same bottoming out at -2.0 degrees.
With the sun now rising the trend has reversed and I start the climb up into the Strezlecki Ranges. Fantastic. It was worth it.