The wind has dropped a little bit more.
We both slept well. I was up at 6:30am and on the internet while Marg slept like a baby until 7:45am ish. She laid in bed and watched today's taped 'Weekend Sunrise', while I changed into 'cycleman'. I am in a cycling competition where I am trying to ride 750kms per month, I have 2 days left to ride and are 90kms short of my target. Tomorrow is the last day in August and is Mont's birthday party, so it is not looking good.
Anyway back to today, I left camp about 8:15am and headed off on my normal route, down to Surfers, out to the end of the Spit, coffee at Cafe Rockpool, upto Lands End, back to the Nerang River bridge and then back to camp, a total of 40.2kms. My Gold Coast riding summary is: - today's ride 40kms - Total to date: after my 18th ride is 666kms.
Today's riding highlight was meeting Trevor. I didn't realise as I past Trevor that he had fallen off his bike, 2 ladies criss crossed in front of him and his front wheel caught the edge of the footpath and down he went. I stopped to watch the Jeetman again and Trevor rode past me. I caught and spoke to him as we were ridding over the new Nerang River shared path. We chatted the whole way to cafe Rockpool and Trevor offered to buy me a coffee, as we sat and talked about bikes and everything else. Trevor has just started riding again after many years. I had a very enjoyable time with Trevor and hope that our paths cross again before I leave the Gold Coast. While having our coffee there were 6 Air Force personnel having acoffee, the next thing they were inflating their balloon.
I have ridden 700kms in August and if you ride 750kms you receive an internet award, which I would like, but tomorrow is the last day and I am 50kms away and have Mont's birthday, so it will be touch and go, whether I get my extra 50kms.
Marg and I had a very relaxing afternoon, just buggering about at camp. I needed 3 additional tent poles for my 'new annex' that I am designing, after looking at David and Di's new annex. As it turned out David and Di were going back to the camping shop and bought me my poles. Thank you David
for cutting the tips off the poles and drilling the holes where needed. He even drilled an extra hole.
I love my egg sangas, but recently I have been having trouble shelling them, so last week at a low moment, I ordered Eggies from a TV ad, which is a top and bottom plastic egg shaped container. They arrived and this is what you do:
- smear margarine on the top and bottom container
- break egg into bottom and secure the top.
- put Eggies in pot of water deep enough to float
- bring to boil then slow boil for 17 minutes
- allow to cool for 7 minutes.
I did this for 4 eggs to try it. The shape of the hard boiled eggs do not fit in the egg slicer properly, it rips a chunk of egg off.
So summing up, YOU CAN STICK YOUR EGGIES
. I will go back to the old way, I will still swear and cuss, but nowhere as much as I did with Eggies.
Dinner was Sargents Angus meat pies. they were yumma.
Tomorrow is Mont's 8yo birthday party.